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 and take creative control

Your D5100 is made for creative expression. The more you understand about your camera, the more fun you can have. Learn about all the settings, find out what all those technical buzzwords mean, and then start getting creative — begin mastering exposure, manipulating focus, shooting video, and sharing it all online, by e-mail, or in prints.

  • A perfect setup — learn how to set up your camera for basic shootingand how to get the best results in the fully automatic modes

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

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

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

  • Learn to share — download and process your images for prints 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 first dSLR

  • Use the autoexposure Scene modes or move up to manual control

  • Get creative with exposure, color, focus, and special effects


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