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David Busch’s Nikon® D3200

Book Description

DAVID BUSCH'S NIKON D3200 GUIDE TO DIGITAL SLR PHOTOGRAPHY is your onestop resource and reference for the Nikon D3200, the latest entrylevel DSLR in the Nikon product line, featuring a 16.2 megapixel sensor, full HDTV video, and ISO up to 12,800. With this book in hand, you will explore the world of digital photography, learn to exercise your creativity, and take great photographs with the Nikon D3200. With clear howto steps and fullcolor illustrations, DAVID BUSCH'S NIKON D3200 GUIDE TO DIGITAL SLR PHOTOGRAPHY covers all the features of this powerful camera in depth, from taking your first photos through advanced details of setup, exposure, lenses, lighting, and more, and relates each feature to specific photographic techniques and situations. Also included is the handy Nikon D3200 "road map," an easytouse visual guide to the camera's features and controls. With David Busch as your guide, you'll be in full creative control, whether you're shooting on the job, as an advanced hobbyist, or are just out for fun. Start building your knowledge, creativity, and confidence with the NIKON D3200 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 D3200
    1. Chapter 1 Thinking Outside the Box
      1. In a Hurry?
      2. First Things First
      3. Initial Setup
    2. Chapter 2 Nikon D3200 Quick Start
      1. Using the Information Edit Display
      2. Choosing a Release Mode
      3. Selecting a Shooting Mode
      4. Choosing a Metering Mode
      5. Choosing Focus Modes
      6. Adjusting White Balance and ISO
      7. Reviewing the Images You’ve Taken
      8. Using the Built-in Flash
      9. Transferring Photos to Your Computer
      10. Using the Guide Mode
    3. Chapter 3 Nikon D3200 Roadmap
      1. Nikon D3200: Front View
      2. The Nikon D3200’s Business End
      3. Playing Back Images
      4. Shooting Information Display/Information Edit Screen
      5. Going Topside
      6. Lens Components
      7. Underneath Your Nikon D3200
      8. Looking Inside the Viewfinder
    4. Chapter 4 Playback and Shooting Menus 77
      1. Anatomy of the Nikon D3200’s Menus
      2. Playback Menu Options
      3. Shooting Menu Options
    5. Chapter 5 Setup, Retouching, and Recent Settings Menus 115
      1. Setup Menu Options
      2. Retouch Menu Options
      3. Using Recent Settings
  10. Part II: Beyond the Basics
    1. Chapter 6 Getting the Right Exposure
      1. Getting a Handle on Exposure
      2. How the D3200 Calculates Exposure
      3. Choosing a Metering Method
      4. Choosing an Exposure Method
      5. Using Scene Modes
      6. Adjusting Exposure with ISO Settings
      7. Fixing Exposures with Histograms
      8. Bracketing
    2. Chapter 7 Mastering the Mysteries of Autofocus
      1. How Focus Works
      2. Using Autofocus with the Nikon D3200
      3. Your Autofocus Mode Options
      4. Focusing in Live View
      5. Focus Stacking
    3. Chapter 8 Movie Making with the Nikon D3200
      1. Working with Live View
      2. Shooting Movies with the D3200
      3. Some Fundamentals
      4. Tips for Shooting Better Video
  11. Part III: Enhancing Your Experience
    1. Chapter 9 Advanced Shooting Tips for Your Nikon D3200
      1. Continuous Shooting
      2. Exploring Ultra-Fast Exposures
      3. Long Exposures
      4. Geotagging with the Nikon GP-1
      5. Wi-Fi
      6. Tablets, Smart Phones, and the Nikon D3200
    2. Chapter 10 Working with Lenses
      1. Sensor Sensibilities
      2. Your First Lens
      3. What Lenses Can You Use?
      4. Ingredients of Nikon’s Alphanumeric Soup
      5. What Lenses Can Do for You
      6. Categories of Lenses
      7. Using Wide-Angle and Wide-Zoom Lenses
      8. Using Telephoto and Tele-Zoom Lenses
      9. Add-ons and Special Features
    3. Chapter 11 Making Light Work for You 293
      1. Continuous Illumination versus Electronic Flash
      2. Continuous Lighting Basics
      3. Electronic Flash Basics
      4. A Typical Electronic Flash Sequence
      5. Working with Nikon Flash Units
      6. Flash Techniques
      7. Working with Wireless Commander Mode
      8. Connecting External Flash
      9. More Advanced Lighting Techniques
    4. Chapter 12 Useful Software for the Nikon D3200
      1. Nikon’s Applications and Utilities
      2. Other Software
    5. Chapter 13 Nikon D3200: Troubleshooting and Prevention
      1. Battery Powered
      2. Updating Your Firmware
      3. Protecting Your LCD
      4. Troubleshooting Memory Cards
      5. Cleaning Your Sensor
  12. Glossary
  13. Index