Nikon D5100 For Dummies
By Julie Adair King
Publisher: Wiley / For Dummies
Final Release Date: July 2011
Pages: 368

Make the most of that cool new camera! Learn all its tricks andtake creative control

Your D5100 is made for creative expression. The more youunderstand about your camera, the more fun you can have. Learnabout all the settings, find out what all those technical buzzwordsmean, and then start getting creative — begin masteringexposure, manipulating focus, shooting video, and sharing it allonline, by e-mail, or in prints.

  • A perfect setup — learn how to set up your camera forbasic shootingand how to get the best results in the fullyautomatic modes

  • Movie time — choose the right quality, focus, and audiooptions, then record and edit HD movies

  • Go pro — move out of Auto mode and take full control overexposure, flash, focus, and color

  • Explore exposure — get the scoop on f-stops, shutterspeed, ISO, and other exposure controls

  • Learn to share — download and process your images forprints or online sharing

Open the book and find:

  • When to use JPEG and when to shoot Raw

  • Advice on basic photo settings

  • Tips for shooting still photos in Live View

  • What you can learn from a histogram and other picture data

  • How to tweak exposure with Active D-Lighting and HDR

  • Comparisons of editing programs

  • Which autofocus settings work best

  • Ten fun and useful photo effects

Learn to:

  • Take professional-looking photos even if this is your firstdSLR

  • Use the autoexposure Scene modes or move up to manualcontrol

  • Get creative with exposure, color, focus, and specialeffects


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