The Nikon D90 Companion
Practical Photography Advice You Can Take Anywhere
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: March 2009
Pages: 304

Through easy-to-follow lessons, this handy book offers a complete class on digital photography, tailored specifically for people who use the Nikon D90. This is not your typical camera guide: rather than just show you what all the buttons do, it teaches you how to use the D90's features to make great photographs-including professional-looking images of people, landscapes, action shots, close-ups, night shots, HD video, and more.

With Ben Long's creative tips and technical advice, you have the perfect, camera-bag-friendly reference that will help you capture stunning pictures anywhere, anytime. The Nikon D90 Companion will show you how to:

  • Take creative control and go beyond automatic settings
  • Learn the basic rules of composition
  • Capture decisive moments, including fast-moving objects
  • Discover ways to use a flash indoors and outdoors
  • Learn about different lenses, and the best time to use them
  • Understand the options for shooting RAW, and whether it's right for you
  • Use the D90's ability to shoot high definition video
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By Bert n Ernie

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Comments about oreilly The Nikon D90 Companion:

I bought this book in June 2011. It wasn't until i started to look through it that i discovered there were pages missing. On further investigation i found that pages 147 to 178 are missing and pages 115 to 146 have been duplicated.

Print ISBN-13:
978-0-596-15987-0 12/09

I wonder how many other copies left the printers in this condition

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  • Easy to understand


  • Not comprehensive enough

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The Nikon D90 CompanionThe back cover description says this book is:"...not just a typical camera guide ... it teaches you to make great photographs."I am an amateur photographer, so perhaps I should be enthusiastic about learning how to improve my photo-taking skills. However, what I was looking for was a better camera guide. That may surprise some people who have seen (and used) the camera guides that are provided with SLR cameras. Those manufacturer's guides do indeed provided a comprehensive description of the camera features. The problem, in my judgment, is that those guides don't match up to the natural flow of using a camera.This book helps alleviate that problem to some extent. My reaction to the descriptions in this book is that they only describe the displays when all settings are correct. What's missing, in my opinion, is what is displayed when the settings are incorrect. OK, that is a subtle difference which may be obvious to the more experienced SLR (or Nikon) user. For an amateur like me, those comparisons could save a lot learning time--and missed photos.I found the first two chapters (Getting to Know the Nikon D90 and Anatomy of the Nikon D90) most helpful. Chapter 4 (Image Transfer) has good information on file transfer for Windows and MAC computers. Chapter 5 (Photography 101) is too basic, even for me. Chapters 6 and 7 (Program Mode, Advanced Exposure) and chapters 10 and 11 (Flash Shooting, Raw Shooting) I found helpful, but I would like to see more details on the camera displays--as you compose and shoot the photo--when using these modes/features.

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