Walk into any bookseller, go to the photography section, and you will see countless books on the subject of photography. Look a little further and you will locate the camera-specific books. It is this divide between the camera-specific and instructional photography books that inspired me to write the Snapshots to Great Shots books. What I was seeing in the store was a lot of books that were just sort of missing the mark—especially when it came to using a specific brand and model of camera along with actual photographic instruction. So with that, I set about to write this book on the Nikon D3000, not as a rehash of the owner’s manual but as a resource to teach photography with the wonderful technology present in the D3000. I have ...

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