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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 Nikon D5000 Initial Configuration

    1. Digital Sensor Basics, or Why Does a DSLR Make Better Images?

    2. First Use of the Nikon D5000

    3. Charging the Battery

    4. Initial Camera Setup

    5. Getting Down to Basics – Shooting Menu Settings

    6. Custom Settings Menu Basics

    7. Information Edit Screen

    8. Using the Information Edit Screens

    9. My Conclusions

  2. Chapter 2 Aperture and Shutter Speed

    1. Understanding the Camera’s Aperture

    2. Understanding Depth of Field

    3. Understanding the Camera’s Shutter Speed

    4. Using the Aperture and Shutter Speed Together for Great Pictures

    5. My Conclusions

  3. Chapter 3 Exposure Metering System, Exposure Modes, and Histogram

    1. Section 1 – Metering Systems

    2. 3D Color Matrix II Metering

    3. Center-Weighted Metering

    4. Spot Metering

    5. Section 2 – Exposure Modes

    6. P – Programmed Auto Mode

    7. S – Shutter-Priority Auto Mode

    8. A – Aperture-Priority Auto Mode

    9. M – Manual Mode

    10. My Recommendations on Exposure Mode selection

    11. Full Auto and Scene Modes

    12. Auto Exposure Mode

    13. Why Have Scene Modes?

    14. Six External Scene Modes Found on the Mode Dial

    15. Thirteen Internal Scene Modes

    16. Section 3 – Histogram

    17. Understanding the Histogram (An Overview)

    18. My Conclusions

  4. Chapter 4 White Balance

    1. How Does White Balance (WB) Work?

    2. Color Temperature

    3. Method 1: Setting White Balance with the Information Edit Screens

    4. Method 2: Setting White Balance with the Menus and Selecting Options

    5. Mired WB Fine-Tuning Values

    6. Measuring Ambient Light and Using PRE

    7. Selecting the White Balance from a Previously Taken Image

    8. White Balance Bracketing

    9. Auto White Balance

    10. Should I Worry About White Balance If I Shoot in RAW Mode?

    11. White Balance Tips

    12. My Conclusions

  5. Chapter 5 Playback Menu

    1. Delete Function

    2. Playback Folder

    3. Display Mode

    4. Image Review

    5. Slide Show

    6. Print Set

    7. My Conclusions

  6. Chapter 6 Shooting Menu

    1. Setting Up the Shooting Menu

    2. Image Quality

    3. Understanding Image Formats

    4. Image Size

    5. White Balance

    6. ISO Sensitivity Settings

    7. Active D-Lighting

    8. Auto Distortion Control

    9. Color Space

    10. Long Exposure NR

    11. High ISO Noise Reduction

    12. Active Folder

    13. Movie Settings

    14. Interval Timer Shooting

    15. My Conclusions

  7. Chapter 7 Custom Setting Menu

    1. Configuring the Custom Settings

    2. Autofocus - Custom Settings a1 to a4

    3. Exposure - Custom Setting b1

    4. Timers/AE Lock - Custom Settings c1 to c4

    5. Shooting/Display - Custom Settings d1 to d7

    6. Bracketing/Flash - Custom Settings e1 and e2

    7. Controls - Custom Settings f1 to f5

    8. My Conclusions

  8. Chapter 8 Setup Menu

    1. Format Memory Card

    2. LCD Brightness

    3. Info Display Format

    4. Auto Information Display

    5. Info Wrap-Around

    6. Clean Image Sensor

    7. Lock Mirror Up for Cleaning

    8. Video Mode

    9. High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI)

    10. Time Zone and Date

    11. Language

    12. Image Comment

    13. Auto Image Rotation

    14. Image Dust Off Ref Photo

    15. GPS

    16. Firmware Version

    17. My Conclusions

  9. Chapter 9 Retouch Menu, Recent Settings/My Menu

    1. Retouch Menu

    2. Recent Settings/My Menu

    3. My Conclusions

  10. Chapter 10 Multi-CAM 1000 Autofocus

    1. What Is the Multi-CAM 1000 Autofocus Module?

    2. Understanding the Autofocus, AF-Area, and Release Modes

    3. Focus Modes in Detail

    4. AF-Area Modes in Detail

    5. Release Modes in Detail

    6. Live View Autofocus

    7. My Conclusions

  11. Chapter 11 Speedlight Flash Photography

    1. What Is a Guide Number?

    2. Using the D5000’s Flash Settings

    3. What Is the Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS)?

    4. My Conclusions

  12. Chapter 12 D-Movie Mode: Video on Demand

    1. Basic Video Standards Information

    2. Camera Setup for Making D-Movies

    3. Displaying D-Movies

    4. Limitations in D-Movie Mode Video Capture

    5. My Conclusions

    6. Video Editing Software

  1. Appendix Credits for Chapter Opening Images

    1. Chapter 1

    2. Chapter 2

    3. Chapter 3

    4. Chapter 4

    5. Chapter 5

    6. Chapter 6

    7. Chapter 7

    8. Chapter 8

    9. Chapter 9

    10. Chapter 10

    11. Chapter 11

    12. Chapter 12

  2. Appendix