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Nikon D5300 Digital Field Guide By J. Dennis Thomas

Nikon D5300 Digital Field Guide by J. Dennis Thomas

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Everything you need to know to take amazing photographs using your new DSLR The Nikon D5300 Digital Field Guide is filled with everything you need to know to take fantastic photos with your new Nikon.

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Nikon D5300 Digital Field Guide by J. Dennis Thomas

Everything you need to know to take amazing photographs using your new DSLR The Nikon D5300 Digital Field Guide is filled with everything you need to know to take fantastic photos with your new Nikon. In full color, this portable guide covers all of the essential controls, features, and functions of the Nikon D5300, using step-by-step instructions and providing full-color images of each menu screen. Nikon users will love this comprehensive field guide it's just the right size to fit into a camera bag, so you'll be able to take it wherever your photography adventures take you. The guide goes beyond camera settings, offering you a refresher course in digital photography principles, and covering the essentials of lighting, composition, and exposure. This perfectly sized field guide features: * Compact size, allowing photographers to carry it wherever they go * Professional advice on everything from composing a variety of shots to choosing lenses * Colorful example images, along with detailed instructions on how to get the most from each of the camera's features Filled with amazing examples, this handy guide offers a variety of tips and tricks. You'll learn how to capture portraits, take character-filled candid shots, frame sports action, document travel, work with macro photography, and much more!

About J. Dennis Thomas

J. Dennis Thomas is an Austin, Texas, based photographer and the author of twenty Nikon Digital Field Guides by Wiley Publishing. He is also a frequent author of articles on photographic theory and technique for Digital Photo Magazine,, and Read more on his blog, the Nikon Digital Field Guide Online (

Table of Contents

Introduction xiii About the Digital Field Guide xiv CHAPTER 1 Exploring the Nikon D5300 1 Key Components of the D5300 2 The top of the camera 2 The back of the camera 4 The front of the camera 7 The left side of the camera 8 The Viewfinder Display 10 The Information Display 14 CHAPTER 2 Nikon D5300 Essentials 21 Exposure Modes 22 Automatic modes 22 Programmed auto mode 23 Aperture-priority auto mode 24 Shutter-priority auto mode 25 Manual mode 26 Scene modes 27 Special Effects Modes 33 Night Vision 33 Color Sketch 34 Toy Camera effect 34 Miniature Effect 35 Selective Color 37 Silhouette 38 High Key 38 Low Key 38 HDR Painting 39 Metering Modes 40 Matrix metering mode 40 Center-weighted metering mode 41 Spot metering mode 42 Autofocus 42 Phase detection 42 Contrast detection 43 Focus Modes 43 Auto Servo AF mode 44 Continuous Servo AF mode 44 Single Servo AF mode 44 Manual focus mode 45 Autofocus Area Modes 45 Auto-area AF mode 46 Single-point AF mode 46 Dynamic-area AF mode 47 Release Modes 48 ISO Sensitivity 50 Auto ISO 50 Noise reduction 51 White Balance 53 The Kelvin scale 53 White balance settings 53 Picture Controls 55 File Formats, Size, and Compression 62 NEF (RAW) 63 JPEG 63 Image size 65 Image quality 66 Wi-Fi 67 GPS 69 CHAPTER 3 Setting up the Nikon D5300 71 The Playback Menu 72 Delete 72 Playback folder 73 Playback display options 74 Image review 75 Rotate tall 75 Slide show 75 DPOF print order 76 Rating 77 Select to send to smart device 77 The Shooting Menu 78 Reset shooting menu 78 Storage folder 78 Image quality 79 Image size 80 NEF (RAW) recording 80 White balance 82 Set Picture Control 84 Manage Picture Control 84 Auto distortion control 86 Color space 86 Active D-Lighting 87 High Dynamic Range 87 Long exposure NR 88 High ISO NR 88 ISO sensitivity settings 89 Release Mode 89 Multiple exposure 89 Interval timer shooting 90 Movie settings 91 The Custom Setting Menu 92 Reset custom settings 92 Custom Setting menu a: Autofocus 92 Custom Setting menu b: Exposure 94 Custom Setting menu c: Timers/AE lock 94 Custom Setting menu d: Shooting/display 96 Custom Setting menu e: Bracketing/fl ash 97 Custom Setting menu f: Controls 98 The Setup Menu 100 Format memory card 100 Monitor brightness 101 Info display format 101 Auto info display 101 Clean image sensor 102 Lock mirror up for cleaning 102 Image Dust Off ref photo 103 Flicker reduction 104 Time zone and date 104 Language 104 Auto image rotation 104 Image comment 104 Location data 105 Video mode 105 HDMI 106 Remote control 106 Wi-Fi 107 Eye-Fi upload 107 Conformity marking 107 Firmware version 107 The Retouch Menu 107 D-Lighting 109 Red-eye correction 109 Trim 110 Monochrome 110 Filter effects 111 Color balance 112 Image overlay 112 NEF (RAW) processing 113 Resize 114 Quick retouch 115 Straighten 115 Distortion control 116 Fisheye 116 Color outline 116 Color sketch 116 Perspective control 116 Miniature effect 117 Selective color 117 Edit movie 118 Recent Settings / My Menu 118 CHAPTER 4 Selecting and Using Lenses with the Nikon D5300 121 Deciphering Nikon Lens Codes 122 Lens Compatibility 123 The DX Crop Factor 125 Third-Party Lenses 127 Types of Lenses 129 Wide-angle lenses 129 Standard zoom lenses 133 Telephoto lenses 135 Close-up/Macro lenses 137 Fisheye lenses 139 CHAPTER 5 Controlling Exposure 141 Defining Exposure 142 ISO 143 Shutter speed 144 Aperture or f-stop 147 Fine-Tuning Your Exposure 150 Exposure compensation 150 Using histograms 151 CHAPTER 6 Working with Light 157 Lighting Essentials 158 The quality of light 158 Lighting direction 160 Natural Light 163 Continuous Light 165 The D5300 Built-in Flash 166 Built-in flash exposure modes 167 Flash sync modes 168 Flash Compensation 171 Light Modifiers 172 CHAPTER 7 Working with the Live View and Video Modes 175 Live View Mode 176 Focus modes 177 AF-area modes 178 Using Live View mode 180 Shooting and Editing Video 184 Frame size and frame rate 187 In-camera video editing 188 CHAPTER 8 Real-World Applications 191 Abstract Photography 192 Equipment 193 Technique 193 Action and Sports Photography 194 Equipment 195 Technique 196 Concert and Live Music Photography 198 Equipment 200 Technique 201 Macro Photography 203 Equipment 204 Technique 206 Nature and Landscape Photography 208 Equipment 209 Technique 210 Night and Low-light Photography 211 Equipment 212 Technique 214 Portrait Photography 216 Equipment 217 Technique 218 Still-life, Product, and Food Photography 220 Equipment 221 Technique 222 Street Photography 225 Equipment 225 Technique 227 CHAPTER 9 After Capture 231 Viewing Your Images 232 Downloading Your Images 234 File Management and Workflow 235 Folder structure 236 Editing 236 Filenames and metadata 237 Tonal Adjustments and Color Corrections 238 Sharing Your Images Using Wi-Fi 242 APPENDIX A General Composition Tips 245 APPENDIX B Accessories 251 Glossary 255 Index 263

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Nikon D5300 Digital Field Guide by J. Dennis Thomas
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