Introduction

Walk into any bookseller 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 this book. I was seeing a lot of books that were just sort of missing the mark—especially when it came to combining actual photographic instruction with the use of a specific brand and model of camera. So with that, I set about to write the Snapshots to Great Shots camera series, not as a rehash of the owner’s manual but as a resource to teach photography with the wonderful technology present in the D800. I have put together a short Q&A to help you get a better understanding ...

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