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The 1st edition of David Busch's Nikon D4/D4S Guide to Digital SLR Photography published by Cengage Course Technology covers the basics of digital photography and the features of the Nikon D4 and D4S DSLR cameras. It is a 400 page book with illustrations, including a quick-reference visual roadmap to functions and features. Additionally, there are sections that include information on advanced still shooting and moviemaking.
David Busch is a top-selling digital camera guide author and he has written dozens of guides for DSLR cameras. He is a professional photographer who has shot in a wide range of styles and situations and his work has been featured in numerous magazines and publications.
Table of Contents
1. Quick Tour: Shooting Your First Nikon D4 Picture
Selecting Shooting Mode. Focusing. Taking the Picture. Depth of Field Preview. Releasing the Shutter. Using the Self-Timer. Using Sequence Shooting. Reviewing the Image. Trashing the Duds. Transferring Images to Your Computer. Choosing an Image Format.
2. The Nikon D4 Road Map
Front of the Camera Controls (picture + callouts). Back of the Camera Controls (picture + callouts). Top of the Camera Controls (picture + callouts). Viewfinder Display (picture + callouts). LCD Display. View and Playback Images. Activating the Onboard Flash. Basic Control Layout. Exposure Modes. Focus Modes. Shooting Modes.
3. Setting up Your Nikon D4
The Setup Menu. Date, Time, and Language. Setting LCD Brightness. Specifying Image Quality. Setting Autofocus Options. Choosing Drive Mode. Using Custom Settings Banks. Setting Your Viewfinder's Diopter Adjustment. Resetting the Camera. Updating Your Firmware.
4. Shooting Basics
Metering Modes. Metering Techniques. Interpreting Histograms. Adjusting Exposures with EV. Bracketing Exposures and other Parameters. ISO Sensitivity. Setting White Balance. Working with High Speed Continuous Shooting Modes. Focus Modes. Image Parameters.
5. Photography with Your Nikon D4
Understanding Exposure. ISO and Noise Control. Using Apertures. Controlling Depth of Field. Motion and Shutter Speed.
Nikon lenses. Third-Party lenses. Lens compatibility. Using Zooms. Working with Prime Lenses. Applying the Lens Crop Factor to Your Pictures. Using a Wide-Angle Lens. Using Telephoto Lenses. Using Normal Lenses. Using Macro Lenses. Cool Special Features. Extending the Range of Any Lens with a Converter. Working with Autofocus.
8. Working with Light
Nikon D4 Flash Basics. The Built-In Flash. Flash Modes. Using Manual Flash. Flash Exposure Compensation. External Flash Units. Nikon Flash. Third Party Flash. Using Studio Flash. Using Modeling Lights. Conquering Available Light. Incandescent Lighting Dealing with Fluorescents Infrared and UV.
9. Downloading and Editing
Software Utilities. Nikon Software. Third Party Software. Noise Reduction Software. RAW converters.
10. Troubleshooting Your Nikon D4
Charging and Maintaining Batteries. Battery Life. Using Alternate Power Sources. Checking your Internal Clock Battery. Cleaning the CCD. Troubleshooting.