Nikon D780 For Dummies

Book description

Join the photographers who turn to the For Dummies series for useful guidance 

Nikon D780 For Dummies provides Nikon D780 users and owners with in-depth knowledge and practical advice about how to get great shots with their powerful camera. Written by professional photographer Doug Sahlin, this book gives quick and convenient answers to Nikon D780 users’ most frequent and pressing questions.  

Nikon D780 For Dummies covers the topics you’ll need to get started with your new D780 camera. The book includes clear guidance on topics like: 

·         Exploring the Nikon D780 body 

·         Getting to know the settings options 

·         Seeing results from auto modes 

·         Taking control of exposure 

·         Looking into lens options 

·         Using the flash effectively 

Written in the straightforward and pragmatic style known and loved by For Dummies readers around the world, Nikon D780 For Dummies is perfect for people just starting out with digital SLR photography as well as those who know their way around a camera.  

Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Introduction
    1. About This Book
    2. Foolish Assumptions
    3. Icons Used in This Book
    4. Beyond This Book
    5. Where to Go from Here
  3. Part 1: Getting Started with the Nikon D780
    1. Chapter 1: Exploring the Nikon D780’s Controls
      1. Exploring the Top of Your Camera
      2. Exploring the Back of Your Camera
      3. Exploring the Front of Your Camera
      4. Exploring the Bottom of Your Camera
    2. Chapter 2: Setting Up the Nikon D780
      1. Customizing the Default Settings
      2. Working with the Tilting Monitor
      3. Using the Control Panel
      4. Using the Viewfinder
      5. Introducing the i Menu
      6. Pressing the Info Button
    3. Chapter 3: Working with Nikon D780 Peripherals
      1. Working with Lenses
      2. Working with Memory Cards
      3. Taking Care of Your Camera Battery
      4. Cleaning the Sensor
      5. Accessorizing Your Nikon D780
      6. Keeping the Camera Body Clean
    4. Chapter 4: Automatically Capturing Great Photographs
      1. Ordering from Your Camera Menu
      2. Taking Your First Picture
      3. Choosing a Picture Control
      4. Understanding Exposure and Focal Length
      5. Focusing on Your Subject
      6. Using the Self-Timer
    5. Chapter 5: Specifying Image Size and Quality
      1. Understanding Image Size and Quality
      2. Specifying Image Format, Size, and Quality
      3. Choosing an Image Area
      4. Specifying a Bit Depth
      5. Comparing Image Formats and File Sizes
      6. Managing Image Files
    6. Chapter 6: Using the Tilting Monitor
      1. Using the Playback i Menu
      2. Reviewing Images and Movies
      3. Reviewing Images with Touch Controls
      4. Changing the Brightness of the Tilting Monitor
      5. Deleting Images
      6. Protecting Images
      7. Viewing Images as a Slide Show
      8. Viewing Images on a TV Monitor
      9. Introducing Live View
  4. Part 2: Taking Control of Your Nikon D780
    1. Chapter 7: Creating Images with Live View
      1. Using Live View to Create Images
      2. Choosing a Live View AF-Area Mode
      3. Using the Live View Framing Grid
      4. Using the Live View i Menu
      5. Creating Pictures with Touch Controls
      6. Making Live View Work for You
    2. Chapter 8: Recording Movies with Live View
      1. Making Movies with Your Camera
      2. Making the Best Movies You Can
    3. Chapter 9: Getting the Most from Your Camera
      1. Shooting with Two Cards
      2. Understanding Metering
      3. Using the Still Photography i Menu
      4. Choosing an Exposure Mode
      5. Creating Long Exposures Using Manual Mode
      6. Modifying Camera Exposure
      7. Choosing a Shutter-Release Mode
    4. Chapter 10: Using Advanced Camera Features
      1. Leveling Your Images with the Viewfinder Virtual Horizon
      2. Using the Fn Button
      3. Tailoring Autofocus to Your Shooting Style
      4. Setting the ISO Sensitivity
      5. Using Auto Distortion Control
      6. Using Wi-Fi
      7. Using Bluetooth
    5. Chapter 11: Shooting Like a Pro
      1. Specifying the Color Space
      2. Setting White Balance
      3. Enabling Flicker Reduction
      4. Creating a Multiple-Exposure Image
      5. Shifting Focus
      6. Retouching Images
      7. Controlling Light with Flash
  5. Part 3: Applying Your Skills
    1. Chapter 12: Creating Special Effects and Other Delights
      1. Creating Images Using EFCT Mode
      2. Creating a Sequence of Images
      3. Creating Slow-Motion Movies
      4. Creating Dynamic Images with Active D-Lighting
      5. Creating High Dynamic Range (HDR) Images
      6. Creating a Time-Lapse Movie
      7. Interval Shooting
    2. Chapter 13: Honing Your Skills
      1. Shooting Special Events: Birthdays, Weddings, and More
      2. Photographing the Landscape
      3. Creating Portraits
      4. Capturing Sporting Events
      5. Photographing Nature and Wildlife
      6. Shooting Macro Photography
  6. Part 4: The Part of Tens
    1. Chapter 14: Ten Tips and Tricks
      1. Creating Custom User Settings
      2. Resetting Default User Settings
      3. Creating a Custom Menu
      4. Customizing Your Camera
      5. Creating a Makeshift Tripod
      6. Working with Adobe Lightroom Classic
      7. Compiling Focus Shift Images in Adobe Photoshop
      8. Adding Copyright Information and Author Name to the Camera
      9. Using the Nikon Download Center
      10. Getting Help
    2. Chapter 15: Ten Ways to Create Pixel- Perfect Images
      1. Enhancing Your Creativity
      2. Composing Your Images
      3. Being in the Moment
      4. Practicing ’til Your Images Are Pixel-Perfect
      5. Becoming a Student of Photography
      6. Never Leaving Home without a Camera
      7. Waiting for the Light
      8. Defining Your Goals
      9. Finding Your Center of Interest
      10. Locating the Best Vantage Point
      11. Thinking about What Else Is in the Picture
  7. Index
  8. About the Author
  9. Advertisement Page
  10. Connect with Dummies
  11. End User License Agreement

Product information

  • Title: Nikon D780 For Dummies
  • Author(s): Doug Sahlin
  • Release date: July 2020
  • Publisher(s): For Dummies
  • ISBN: 9781119716372