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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 Examining the Nikon D3000

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

    2. Section 1 – Initial Camera Configuration

    3. Section 2 – Adjusting the Nikon D3000’s Settings

  2. Chapter 2 Nikon Guide Menus – Basic Use

    1. Shoot Guide Menu – Basic Use

    2. Shoot Menu – Easy Operation

    3. Shoot Menu – Advanced Operation

    4. My Conclusions

  3. Chapter 3 Guide Menu – Advanced Use

    1. Shoot Menu Screen Review

    2. Shoot Menu’s More Settings Selection

    3. Shoot Menu’s Timers & Remote Control

    4. Guide Menu’s View/Delete Selections

    5. Guide Menu’s Set up Selections

    6. My Conclusions

  4. Chapter 4 Playback Menu

    1. Delete Function

    2. Playback Folder

    3. Display Mode

    4. Image Review

    5. Rotate Tall

    6. Slide Show

    7. Printing Pictures without a Computer

    8. Section 1 – PictBridge Printing

    9. Section 2 – Print Set (DPOF)

    10. My Conclusions

  5. Chapter 5 Shooting and Information Edit Menus

    1. Using the Shooting Menu

    2. Using the Information Edit Menu

    3. Reset Shooting Options

    4. Set Picture Control

    5. Image quality

    6. Image size

    7. White balance

    8. ISO sensitivity settings

    9. Active D-Lighting

    10. Color Spaces

    11. Noise reduction

    12. Release mode

    13. Focus modes

    14. AF-Area Modes

    15. AF-Assist

    16. Metering

    17. Built-in flash

    18. Flash Compensation

    19. Exposure Compensation

    20. Flash Modes

    21. My Conclusions

  6. Chapter 6 Setup Menu

    1. Reset Setup Options

    2. Format Memory Card

    3. LCD Brightness

    4. Info Display Format

    5. Auto Info Display

    6. Clean Image Sensor

    7. Mirror Lock-Up

    8. Video Mode

    9. Time Zone and Date

    10. Language

    11. Image Comment

    12. Auto Image Rotation

    13. Dust Off Ref Photo

    14. Auto Off Timers

    15. Self-Timer Delay

    16. Remote on Duration

    17. Beep

    18. Viewfinder Options

    19. File Number Sequence

    20. Buttons

    21. No Memory Card?

    22. Date Imprint

    23. Active Folder

    24. Firmware Version

    25. My Conclusions

  7. Chapter 7 Retouch and Recent Settings Menus

    1. Section 1 – Retouch Menu

    2. Section 2 – Recent Settings

    3. My Conclusions

  8. Chapter 8 Aperture, Shutter Speed, and Focal Length

    1. Understanding the Camera’s Aperture

    2. How Does the Aperture Work? – An Experiment

    3. What Is an Aperture Number?

    4. Using Older Lenses with an Aperture Ring

    5. Using the Camera’s Aperture

    6. Understanding Depth of Field

    7. Effect of Focal Length on Depth of Field

    8. Understanding the Camera’s Shutter Speed

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

    10. A Little More Exposure Detail

    11. General Shutter Speed/Aperture Exposure Rule

    12. Aperture and Shutter Speed Chart

    13. Focal Length

    14. Vibration Reduction (VR) Lenses

    15. Focus Motor in the Lens

    16. A Simple Warning

    17. My Conclusions

  9. Chapter 9 Exposure Metering System, Exposure Modes, and Histogram

    1. Section 1 – Exposure Metering Systems

    2. Section 2 – Exposure Modes

    3. Section 3 – Histogram

    4. My Conclusions

  10. Chapter 10 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 Shooting Menu

    5. Mired WB Fine-Tuning Values

    6. Measuring Ambient Light and Using PRE

    7. Selecting the WB from a Previously Taken Image

    8. Auto White Balance

    9. Should I Worry about White Balance if I Shoot in RAW Mode?

    10. My Conclusions

  11. Chapter 11 Multi-CAM 1000 Autofocus

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

    2. AF System Override with Lens Setting

    3. Understanding the Focus, AF-Area, and Release Modes

    4. Focus Modes in Detail

    5. Auto-servo AF mode (AF-A)

    6. Single-servo AF mode (AF-S)

    7. Continuous-servo AF mode (AF-C)

    8. Manual focus (MF)

    9. AF-Area Modes in Detail

    10. Single-Point AF-Area Mode

    11. Dynamic-Area Autofocus

    12. Auto-Area Autofocus

    13. 3D-Tracking (11 Points) Autofocus

    14. Release Modes in Detail

    15. Single Frame Mode

    16. Continuous Mode

    17. Three Additional Release Modes

    18. My Conclusions

  12. Chapter 12 Speedlight Flash Photography

    1. What is a Guide Number?

    2. Using the D3000’s Flash Settings

    3. Shutter Curtain Information

    4. Understanding the Flash Modes

    5. What is the Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS)?

    6. How Does the D3000 Fit into the CLS Scheme?

    7. Selecting a Nikon Speedlight Flash Unit

    8. My Conclusions about Flash

    9. Conclusion

  1. 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

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