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David Busch's Nikon D3200 Guide to Digital SLR Photography from Cengage Learning is a complete overview and in-depth examination and exploration of this amazing 24 megapixel digital camera. David will show you how and why to use its various features. In addition, you'll learn all its various controls, functions, buttons, switches and capabilities.
Starting with the basics, you'll find that everything is covered from selecting the proper shutter speed to file formats, exposure and the camera's movie making capability. Flash photography is also covered as is troubleshooting and the many tips, techniques and tricks that the pros use to get stunning images.
Table of Contents
Quick tour: Shooting Your First Nikon D3200 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
The Nikon D3200 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
Setting Up Your Nikon D3200
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
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
Photography with Your Nikon D3200
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
Working with Light
Nikon D3200 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
Downloading and Editing
Software Utilities. Nikon Software. Third Party Software. Noise Reduction Software. RAW converters
Troubleshooting Your Nikon D3200
Charging and Maintaining Batteries. Battery Life. Using Alternate Power Sources. Checking your Internal Clock Battery. Cleaning the CCD. Troubleshooting
About the Author
David D. Busch is recognized world over as the leading author for digital camera guides. His million + sales underscore his respectability in the field and knowledge base. With a total of more than three dozen books in publication, he has made digital photography more easy to understand and accessible to both people starting out as well as providing reference guides for pros in the field. He's an author, speaker and contributor to many publications and organizations