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David Busch’s Nikon® V1: Guide to Digital Movie Making and Still Photography

Book Description

DAVID BUSCH'S NIKON V1 GUIDE TO DIGITAL MOVIE AND STILL PHOTOGRAPHY will show you how to get the most out of your Nikon V1, the "flagship" camera in Nikon's new line of compact and ultra-portable digital cameras featuring an interchangeable lens system. This camera is built for action photography, HD movie-making, and on-the-go shooting of every type. With best-selling author David Busch as your guide, the Nikon V1's unique features will be at your command, so you'll always be in full control, whether you're shooting stills or making use of the V1's advanced movie-making features. With clear how-to steps and full-color illustrations, DAVID BUSCH'S NIKON V1 GUIDE TO DIGITAL MOVIE AND STILL PHOTOGRAPHY takes you from shooting your first photos through the details of setup, exposure, lenses, lighting, and more, and relates each feature to specific photographic techniques and situations. The book also covers the V1's external flash, GPS, and other special tools. Start building your knowledge, creativity, and confidence with the NIKON V1 today.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Dedication
  4. Acknowledgments
  5. About the Author
  6. Contents
  7. Preface
  8. Introduction
  9. Part I Getting Started With Your Nikon V1
    1. Chapter 1 Nikon V1: Thinking Outside of the Box
      1. First Things First
      2. Initial Setup
    2. Chapter 2 Nikon V1 Quick Start
      1. All Those Modes!
      2. Choosing a Still Image Release Mode
      3. Selecting an Exposure Mode
      4. Choosing a Metering Mode
      5. Choosing a Focus Mode
      6. Choosing the Focus Area Mode
      7. Other Settings
      8. Reviewing the Images You’ve Taken
      9. Transferring Photos to Your Computer
    3. Chapter 3 Nikon V1 Roadmap
      1. Nikon V1: Full Frontal
      2. The Nikon V1’s Business End
      3. Playing Back Images
      4. Going Topside
      5. Lens Components
      6. Underneath Your Nikon V1
  10. Part II Beyond The Basics
    1. Chapter 4 Shooting Stills and Movies
      1. Using Motion Snapshot Mode
      2. Using Smart Photo Selector Mode
      3. Using Still Image Mode
      4. Using Movie Mode
    2. Chapter 5 Understanding Exposure
      1. Getting a Handle on Exposure
      2. How the V1 Calculates Exposure
      3. Choosing a Metering Method
      4. Choosing an Exposure Method
      5. Adjusting Exposure with ISO Settings
      6. Bracketing and High Dynamic Range Photography
      7. Fixing Exposures with Histograms
    3. Chapter 6 Advanced Shooting
      1. Mastering the Mysteries of Autofocus
      2. Autofocus Mode
      3. Focus Stacking
      4. Continuous Shooting
      5. A Tiny Slice of Time
      6. Long Exposures
    4. Chapter 7 Movie Making with Your Nikon V1
      1. Optimizing Your Movie Settings
      2. Choosing Resolution and Frame Rate
      3. Fine-Tuning Movie Settings
      4. Tips for Shooting Better Video
  11. Part III Advanced Tools
    1. Chapter 8 The Playback, Shooting, and Setup Menus
      1. Anatomy of the Nikon V1’s Menus
      2. Playback Menu
      3. Shooting Menu
      4. Setup Menu
    2. Chapter 9 Working with Lenses
      1. Sensor Sensibilities
      2. Your Lens Selections
      3. What Lenses Can Do for You
      4. Categories of Lens Focal Lengths
      5. Using Wide-Angle and Wide-Zoom Lenses
      6. Using Telephoto Focal Lengths
    3. Chapter 10 Making Light Work for You
      1. Continuous Illumination versus Electronic Flash
      2. Continuous Lighting Basics
      3. Electronic Flash Basics
      4. Using the SB-N5 Flash
  12. Part IV Enhancing Your Experience
    1. Chapter 11 Accessories and Add-Ons
      1. Geotagging with the Nikon GP-N100
      2. Wi-Fi
      3. Tablets, Smart Phones, and the Nikon V1
    2. Chapter 12 Useful Software for the Nikon V1
      1. Nikon’s Applications and Utilities
      2. Photoshop/Photoshop Elements
    3. Chapter 13 Nikon V1: Troubleshooting and Prevention
      1. Battery Powered
      2. Upgrading Your Firmware
      3. Protecting Your LCD
      4. Troubleshooting Memory Cards
      5. Cleaning Your Sensor
  13. Glossary
  14. Index