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Make the most of that cool new camera! Learn all its tricks and take creative control
Your D5100 is made for creative expression. The more you understand about your camera, the more fun you can have. Learn about all the settings, find out what all those technical buzzwords mean, and then start getting creative — begin mastering exposure, manipulating focus, shooting video, and sharing it all online, by e-mail, or in prints.
A perfect setup — learn how to set up your camera for basic shootingand how to get the best results in the fully automatic modes
Movie time — choose the right quality, focus, and audio options, then record and edit HD movies
Go pro — move out of Auto mode and take full control over exposure, flash, focus, and color
Explore exposure — get the scoop on f-stops, shutter speed, ISO, and other exposure controls
Learn to share — download and process your images for prints or online sharing
Open the book and find:
When to use JPEG and when to shoot Raw
Advice on basic photo settings
Tips for shooting still photos in Live View
What you can learn from a histogram and other picture data
How to tweak exposure with Active D-Lighting and HDR
Comparisons of editing programs
Which autofocus settings work best
Ten fun and useful photo effects
Take professional-looking photos even if this is your first dSLR
Use the autoexposure Scene modes or move up to manual control
Get creative with exposure, color, focus, and special effects
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Julie Adair King has been writing about digital cameras and photographyfor more than a decade. She is the author of several books on various Nikon andCanon cameras as well as Digital Photography For Dummies, and she teaches beginning digital photographers at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre.