Introduction

Welcome to the Nikon D3100 Digital Field Guide. This book is a handy reference for you to get started learning about all of the features and functions of your Nikon D3100 dSLR camera.

This Digital Field Guide isn't meant to replace the user's manual but to be an adjunct to it, explaining things more simply and in more detail than in the manual. The guide is aimed at D3100 owners who are just beginning in the world of digital SLRs up to advanced users with more hands-on knowledge of photography.

The Nikon D3100 Digital Field Guide covers not only the specifics of the D3100 but also many other facets of digital photography, from the basics of exposure to lighting and composition. There's also a chapter to help you get started with Nikon's Creative Lighting System and all of the possibilities that Nikon's Speedlights offer.

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The first few chapters cover the basics of the camera: the buttons and switches, the menu options, and the different settings. These are all described in detail with some tips on how to effectively use them.

Other chapters include information on lenses, how they work, and what applications specific lenses are best for. There's a primer on working with different lighting types as well as a chapter that teaches you how to take on different photographic tasks.

To put it simply, there's a lot of information in this book. There's a good bit of information for everyone, from the new photographer to the advanced hobbyist.

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