"Nikon D40 and D40x DSLR Beginners and Amateurs Resource Hangout"
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
A Short Course in Nikon D40x Photography book/ebook!
This book/eBook package is your guide to getting more interesting and creative photos with the 10.2 megapixel Nikon D40x digital SLR. If you want to learn more about the concepts of photography, this book/ebook is for you. It discusses every camera setting on these almost identical cameras in a clear, well-illustrated style, but it also does much more. You'll see why and when you use specific settings, not just how to set them. You ll find that this guide helps you quickly master your camera so you ll be getting the kinds of photos you hope for. The book is printed in black & white and has a well-liked spiral binding that lets the book lie flat or be folded back. The accompanying eBook on a CD disc is a printable and searchable full-color version of the same book in Adobe's popular PDF format. It can be read on a PC or Mac using the free Acrobat Reader or any current Web browser. It also has links to many animations that bring alive the concepts of photography. Just some of the things you'll learn are how to take pictures in fully automatic point and shoot mode and how your camera captures digital images; how to play back and manage your images; use buttons, dials, and menus; control image size and quality; use all of the camera s exposure modes and exposure controls to get photos that show the scene exactly as it is, or as you want to interpret it; using histograms and the RAW format for the highest possible quality; how to control sharpness in your photographs; and how to use focus, depth-of-field, sharpness, softness, and blur creatively. Learn all about light and color and how to use them creatively. Understand how they change throughout the day and seasons, how they re affected by the weather, and how light's direction and quality affects highlights and shadows. See how to set white balance to capture colors the way you see them. Learn how to use the zoom lens and lens converters creatively when photographing scenery, interiors, people, and very small subjects. See how zoom, wide-angle, normal, telephoto, and macro mode affects your images. See how to creatively use an external flash both indoors and out and in good light and bad and how to use studio lighting for product shots and portraits. Explore special techniques such as fill and slow sync flash. See how to shoot continuously, bracket exposures, white balance and flash, control image qualities such as tone, sharpness and hue, select color modes, and use the setup, custom settings, and playback menus. Finally, learn when and why to use the RAW format for the highest possible image quality.