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Nikon D5600 For Dummies

Book Description

An easy-to-follow Nikon D5600 photography class—in a book!

Your Nikon D5600 is a powerful tool equipped to take top-notch photos. But unless you know how to use it to its full potential, your professional-grade camera will produce underwhelming amateur-grade photos. And that's where Nikon D5600 For Dummies comes in! Packed with all the expert tips and tricks you need to get your Nikon to live up to its name, this guide shows you how to use it to get truly striking shots—in a flash.

Written by an expert on all things Nikon—and brimming with inspiring full-color photos—the step-by-step instruction offered inside arms shutterbugs of all skill levels with the know-how to turn any scene into a beautiful work of art. Whether you're looking to capture a cozy low-light shot or forever memorialize an awesome action scene, Nikon D5600 For Dummies will take your photography skills to picturesque new heights.

  • Discover all your camera's features and capabilities
  • Get better photos in auto or manual mode
  • Adjust focus on the fly
  • Start speaking photography lingo like a pro

Even Leonardo da Vinci had to learn to work with paints and brushes before he could create the Mona Lisa. Before you let your frustration get the best of you, take heed in the friendly guidance in Nikon D5600 For Dummies.

Table of Contents

    1. Cover
    2. Introduction
      1. About This Book
      2. How This Book Is Organized
      3. Icons and Other Stuff to Note
      4. Where to Go from Here
    3. Part 1: Fast Track to Super Snaps
      1. Chapter 1: First Steps, First Shots
        1. Preparing the Camera for Initial Use
        2. Checking Out External Controls
        3. Enabling and Using the Touchscreen
        4. Navigating Menus
        5. Viewing Critical Picture Settings
        6. Adjusting Settings via the Control Strip
        7. Familiarizing Yourself with the Lens
        8. Working with Memory Cards
        9. Taking a Few Final Setup Steps
        10. Shooting Pictures in Auto Mode
      2. Chapter 2: Reviewing Five Essential Picture-Taking Options
        1. Choosing an Exposure Mode
        2. Setting the Release Mode
        3. Checking Image Size and Image Quality
        4. Adding Flash
    4. Part 2: Taking Creative Control
      1. Chapter 3: Taking Charge of Exposure
        1. Introducing the Exposure Trio: Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO
        2. Stepping Up to Advanced Exposure Modes (P, S, A, and M)
        3. Checking the Exposure Meter
        4. Choosing an Exposure Metering Mode
        5. Setting Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO
        6. Solving Exposure Problems
        7. Bracketing Exposures
      2. Chapter 4: Controlling Focus and Depth of Field
        1. Choosing Automatic or Manual Focusing
        2. Exploring Standard Focusing Options (Viewfinder Photography)
        3. Focusing in Live View Mode
        4. Manipulating Depth of Field
      3. Chapter 5: Mastering Color Controls
        1. Adjusting the White Balance Setting
        2. Taking a Quick Look at Picture Controls
      4. Chapter 6: Putting It All Together
        1. Recapping Basic Picture Settings
        2. Shooting Still Portraits
        3. Capturing Action
        4. Capturing Scenic Vistas
        5. Capturing Dynamic Close-Ups
        6. Coping with Special Situations
      5. Chapter 7: Shooting, Viewing, and Trimming Movies
        1. Shooting Movies Using Default Settings
        2. Adjusting Video Settings
        3. Controlling Audio
        4. Exploring Other Recording Options
        5. Manipulating Movie Exposure
        6. Screening Your Movies
        7. Trimming Movies
        8. Saving a Movie Frame As a Still Image
    5. Part 3: After the Shot
      1. Chapter 8: Playback Mode: Viewing Your Photos
        1. Picture Playback 101
        2. Choosing Which Images to View
        3. Adjusting Playback Timing
        4. Enabling Automatic Picture Rotation
        5. Shifting to Thumbnails Display
        6. Displaying Photos in Calendar View
        7. Viewing Picture Data
        8. Viewing Your Photos on a Television
      2. Chapter 9: Working with Picture and Movie Files
        1. Rating Photos and Movies
        2. Protecting Files
        3. Deleting Files
        4. Taking a Look at Nikon's Photo Software
        5. Downloading Pictures to the Computer
        6. Processing Raw (NEF) Files
        7. Preparing Pictures for Online Sharing
    6. Part 4: The Part of Tens
      1. Chapter 10: Ten More Ways to Customize Your Camera
        1. Adding Comments and Copyright Notices
        2. Creating a Custom Storage Folder
        3. Customizing Filenames
        4. Changing the Information Display Style
        5. Keeping the Information Display Hidden
        6. Creating Your Own Menu
        7. Adjusting Automatic Shutdown Timing
        8. Customizing a Few Buttons
        9. Assigning a Touch Function Role
        10. Reversing the Command Dial Orientation
      2. Chapter 11: Ten Fun (And Practical) Features to Explore on a Rainy Day
        1. Applying the Retouch Menu Filters
        2. Removing Red-Eye
        3. Fixing Tilting and Distorted Images
        4. Manipulating Exposure and Color
        5. Cropping Your Photo
        6. Adding Special Effects to Existing Photos
        7. Shooting in Effects Mode
        8. Creating a Dust Reference File
        9. Printing Directly from the Camera
        10. Presenting a Slide Show
    7. Appendix: Intro to Nikon SnapBridge
      1. What Can I Do with SnapBridge?
      2. Setting Up the Camera for SnapBridge
      3. Connecting to Your Smart Device
      4. Taking a Look at SnapBridge Functions
    8. About the Author
    9. Advertisement Page
    10. Connect with Dummies
    11. End User License Agreement