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Blue Crane Digital DVD and Guide: Introduction to the Nikon D90

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Blue Crane's "Introduction to the Nikon D90" and inBrief Guide - If you have just purchased your D90, the controls on the outside of the camera, coupled with all the menus and custom settings, can be downright overwhelming. Blue Crane gives you a structure for looking at the controls, as well as a repeatable ritual for taking great photos with your camera. You spent a bundle on this camera, let it be an extension of your hands rather than a struggle.

The Nikon D90 is a powerful piece of equipment. A solid understanding of its features and controls can really unleash its potential. Once you learn how the camera's components work together, you'll have all the tools you need to capture the best image under all conditions.

All you need to take great pictures is this training DVD and about two hours, and you'll have the knowledge and confidence to create the images you want. The topics are arranged in chapters, so you can move at your own pace, and return later to individual subjects.

This item also comes with an inBrief Guide. Your camera manual covers all the functions on your new digital camera, but it's also over one hundred pages long. When you are in the field, you need quick and accurate answers to achieve the best shot. Blue Crane developed the inBrief line of camera guides so you can get the answers quickly, and more importantly, the shot you want.

Each card is divided into eight color-coded panels. If you have a question about metering or bracketing, simply look at the yellow panel. Questions about custom functions are answered on the green panel. The layout and description for the control panel and view finder can be found on the blue panel. And a color-coded index on the front page immediately points you toward the answer you need.

The inBrief guide is laminated for long life and protection from the elements. As importantly, the panels are separated by thin strips of clear lamination, allowing the card to be folded easily and stored in your camera bag.

Your inBrief guide won't be a replacement for your manual, but it will remind you what functions are available, and how you can get them to work for you.

Every inBrief guide includes a line drawing of your camera with the controls for shooting, displaying images, and general operation clearly labeled. It also has a panel that shows you, at a glance, the camera functions available for each mode dial setting, as well as a cross reference to flash sync modes.

So quit fumbling with the controls, and take control of your camera and the images you want to capture. Blue Crane will give you the answers inBrief.

Note! This DVD is region free. It was developed for new to intermediate photographers buying their first DSLR camera.

Topics Include

Auto modes
Shutter priority
Aperture priority/Depth of field
Extending Program-auto
Focus alternatives
Metering
White balance/Color temperature
Playback and image review
Creating your own menus
Exposure compensation
Flash basics
Custom settings introduction
Programmable buttons
RAW (NEF) files
Composition
Self Timer
Single and Continuous Shooting
Live View
Video capture
And much more...
Subject Instructional
Author Blue Crane Digital
Edition First
Hard/Soft Cover DVD
Pages 2 hours
Dimensions DVD
Illustrations Yes
ISBN Number Product #: BC619
Publisher Blue Crane Digital
Date Published 2009

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Blue Crane DigitalDVD and Guide: Introduction to the Nikon D90
 
3.7

(based on 10 reviews)

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78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to follow (6)
  • Informative (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Reference (7)
    • Educational (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Bookworm (3), Casual reader (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Good basic D-90 Companion

    I am a graduate of the more simple point and shoot format to a new DSLR Nikon D90. I bought manuals that were helpful, however not as helpful to my learning and mastery of...Read complete review

    I am a graduate of the more simple point and shoot format to a new DSLR Nikon D90. I bought manuals that were helpful, however not as helpful to my learning and mastery of this more complex camera as the Blue Crane DVD and Guide.Using the DVD Guide together with printed material clarifies many of my more technical learning needs.The Introduction to the Nikon D90 has allowed me to learn at my own pace-practice using the camera and review the chapters and specific camera functions as often as I need to remember what I have learned and feel confident using this camera.
    Because it is helping me master my new camera, I would recommend this teaching aide to new Nikon D90 owners who have moved up from point and shoot cameras or other formats not as advanced as the D90.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    DVD and Guide Nikon D90 by Blue Crane.

    I was very disappointed when reviewing this DVD. The instructor went fast and doesn't explain
    setting very clear. Also, teaches to students with D90 experience and not beginners. I highly
    don't...Read complete review

    I was very disappointed when reviewing this DVD. The instructor went fast and doesn't explain
    setting very clear. Also, teaches to students with D90 experience and not beginners. I highly
    don't recommend this DVD to first time users D90 students.

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    4.0

    I'm glad I bought this DVD

    By CED

    from Adirondacks in New York

    About Me Casual Reader

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Follow
    • Informative

    Cons

    • May be too basic for some

    Best Uses

    • Educational
    • Reference

    Comments about Blue Crane Digital DVD and Guide: Introduction to the Nikon D90:

    My Nikon D90 manual was not with my camera purchase. I wanted an overall view of my camera, until I received my manual, and this DVD provided that. I felt this DVD was very helpful regarding the basics of the D90 and easy to follow. I'll continue referring to the DVD in addition to the manual. I'd say it's a worthwhile companion to the D90 manual.

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    4.0

    This is a good product

    By Tyla the Writer

    from Brooklyn, NY

    About Me Bookworm

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Follow
    • Informative

    Cons

    • Lacks Content

    Best Uses

    • Educational
    • Reference

    Comments about Blue Crane Digital DVD and Guide: Introduction to the Nikon D90:

    I purchased this product for my 14 years old daughter and she loves it. She said that she learned a lot so far. Whould puy it again.

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    1.0

    will not buy another product from BC

    By jonesfrog

    from Huntsville, al.

    About Me Bookworm

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Poorly Written

      Best Uses

      • Reference

      Comments about Blue Crane Digital DVD and Guide: Introduction to the Nikon D90:

      Hard to follow and is tought to D90 personnal with experance. I would not suggest to new D90 owners like my self. Can I return?

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      1.0

      DVD and Guide Nikon D90 by Blue Crane.

      By Jonesfrog

      from Huntsville, Al.

      Pros

        Cons

        • Lacks Content

        Best Uses

          Comments about Blue Crane Digital DVD and Guide: Introduction to the Nikon D90:

          I was very disappointed when reviewing this DVD. The instructor went fast and doesn't explain
          setting very clear. Also, teaches to students with D90 experience and not beginners. I highly
          don't recommend this DVD to first time users D90 students.

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          3.0

          Good intro DVD

          By KaLizDez

          from Colorado

          About Me Casual Reader

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Follow
          • Informative

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Educational
            • Reference
            • Staying Informed

            Comments about Blue Crane Digital DVD and Guide: Introduction to the Nikon D90:

            The DVD is very fast paced

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            5.0

            Great guide

            By 3MD

            from Washington, DC

            About Me Casual Reader

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Follow
            • Well Written

            Cons

            • None that were a problem

            Best Uses

            • Educational
            • Reference

            Comments about Blue Crane Digital DVD and Guide: Introduction to the Nikon D90:

            I shoot format to a new DSLR Nikon D90. I bought manuals that were helpful, however not as helpful to my learning and mastery of this more complex camera as the Blue Crane DVD and Guide.Using the DVD Guide together with printed material clarifies many of my more technical learning needs.The Introduction to the Nikon D90 has allowed me to learn at my own pace-practice using the camera and review the chapters and specific camera functions as often as I need to remember what I have learned and feel confident using this camera.

            Because it is helping me master my new camera, I would recommend this teaching aide to new Nikon D90 owners who have moved up from point and shoot cameras or other formats not as advanced as the D90."

            Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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            4.0

            Good basic D-90 Companion

            By tnglou

            from Lakeville,MA

            About Me Bookworm

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Follow
            • Informative
            • Quality Photos

            Cons

            • None that were a problem

            Best Uses

            • Educational
            • Reference

            Comments about Blue Crane Digital DVD and Guide: Introduction to the Nikon D90:

            I am a graduate of the more simple point and shoot format to a new DSLR Nikon D90. I bought manuals that were helpful, however not as helpful to my learning and mastery of this more complex camera as the Blue Crane DVD and Guide.Using the DVD Guide together with printed material clarifies many of my more technical learning needs.The Introduction to the Nikon D90 has allowed me to learn at my own pace-practice using the camera and review the chapters and specific camera functions as often as I need to remember what I have learned and feel confident using this camera.
            Because it is helping me master my new camera, I would recommend this teaching aide to new Nikon D90 owners who have moved up from point and shoot cameras or other formats not as advanced as the D90.

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            5.0

            Great guide

            By MJ

            from Petoskey, MI

            About Me Everyday Reader

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Follow
            • Informative

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Reference

              Comments about Blue Crane Digital DVD and Guide: Introduction to the Nikon D90:

              I had many many books and guides on using the d90, but seeing someone use the camera and trying it for myself made all the difference. The DVD is broken up into good chunks of information, so it is not too much all at once. I didn't watch it all the way through, but section by section until I was comfortable with the information covered. In conjunction with Ken Rockwell's guides, I am happily on my way to great photos.

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              5.0

              Nikon D90 DVD

              By tnabird

              from Charlotte, NC

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Blue Crane Digital DVD and Guide: Introduction to the Nikon D90:

              The D90 DVD video was very easy to follow along and very informational. I would highly recommend this DVD video. I am very happy [...].Thank you!

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              5.0

              Extremely Helpful

              By Aim's Action Shots

              from Arlington Heights, IL

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to understand
              • Intro to camera features

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Getting to know camera
                • Learning new techniques

                Comments about Blue Crane Digital DVD and Guide: Introduction to the Nikon D90:

                I have watched this DVD several times, and each time I learn something new. The narrator is excellent. There are several times when he suggests that you pause the DVD and try something he just explained. Sometimes it's helpful after I've been out shooting to then go back and find a certain topic on the DVD that applies to a question or problem I had. It's kind of like having a teacher at your disposal.

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