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The Nikon Camera Book

The Nikon Camera Book The Nikon Camera Book 6th Edition

Photography is one of the most popular pastimes in the world, and with Nikon leading the way in terms of technology and innovation, it’s no wonder that its cameras are trusted by so many photographers. Although many other brands try to nibble at the market share, year on year Nikon remains a heavyweight contender, with a catalogue of cameras ranging from point-and-shoot compacts to professional DSLRs. The Nikon Camera Book is the ultimate guide to getting the most from your Nikon, and in this new edition, we will show you everything you need to know about your model. From the newest cameras and lenses on the market, to the accessories that will make your life easier, you’ll discover which one suits your needs best. We take you through advanced shooting techniques across a range of photographic genres, such as creating atmospheric landscapes and working wonders with macro. And we finish with essential advice on editing your Nikon-captured images, to give your photos that final touch for maximum impact. Featuring: Guide to Nikon - Take a look at the phenomenal range of cameras, lenses and equipment that Nikon offers, and see which are the right fit for you. Using your Nikon - Master the basics of composition, focusing, metering and more with our helpful introductory guides. Advanced techniques - Go in-depth with our extensive guides to a variety of different photography genres, from portraits and landscapes, to macro and still life. Editing your Nikon images - Make your good images great, with a range of tutorials on the best Nikon photo-editing software.

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United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
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2 min
m mode

The Manual mode is the most advanced option on the mode dial, as it can offer complete control of your exposure settings. Rotate the dial round to M to select the manual mode on your Nikon camera and program in your ideal shutter speed and aperture setting. Using the Manual mode, you can experiment with different photographic effects and techniques, offering you complete creative control over the outcome of your images, though this will take a bit of trial and error. It’s a good idea to get a basic understanding of what makes a balanced exposure. You can find this out exploring the Programmed Auto, Aperture and Shutter Priority modes first. Using these modes you can select either your shutter speed or aperture setting while the camera takes care of the…

1 min
portrait mode

Select the Portrait scene mode to shoot flattering photos of your family and friends. You can use it to frame one or more people in the photograph too, provided they are stationary – you’ll need to switch to the Sport or Child scene mode if you’re photographing fast-moving people to avoid blurred results. Using the Portrait scene mode, your camera will determine the correct exposure settings for the shot. The Portrait scene mode is designed to softly blur out the background of your image by using wider aperture settings, which creates an artistic shallow depth of field effect. This is a great way to isolate the person in the photograph, making them the main focus in the frame. The Portrait scene mode also takes care of skin tones, as the camera…

11 min
the essential guide to editing

Over the years, Photoshop has become a hugely important part of the photographic process. More and more photographers now rely on this software instead of using the traditional on-camera settings, even though Nikon offers its users all the control they could want. This is because in the post-production phase you can push your images to the next level and achieve fantastic creative results that just couldn’t be captured on your camera alone. Many factors can let down a photo-shoot, be it the weather, poor equipment or a shaky hand, but all of these flaws can be edited out and corrected. When using Photoshop you only need to master a few key techniques to ensure that every editing project looks professional and your images perfect. Once you have these skills mastered, you…

1 min
essential kit for your nikon

Buying a Nikon camera is an investment, whether it’s a small compact camera for snapping holidays and events or a bigger DSLR model for professional purposes. When it comes to adding accessories to your camera, the choices are so vast and stretch from gizmos and gadgets that are fun play with to more serious pieces of kit such as tripods and cleaning equipment. Chances are if you’re passionate about photography your kit wish is never-ending. You’ll aim to build as many options as possible to help you shoot better images and use different techniques to create standout shots. We’ve compiled a list of essential accessories that marry perfectly with your Nikon camera and explain a little about how they’ll help you. We start by looking at bags and cases to keep…

2 min
enhance colour using a polariser

Despite the myriad of different filters and effects available in software, there is still nothing as yet to match what the simple polarising filter can do. This is because the filter physically affects the light entering the camera. Yes, there are software effects that can replicate the filter’s effects and there are the Saturation and Vibrance sliders, but a polariser is the one filter that every photographer should have. There are three types of polariser available. The first is simply a sheet of polarising gel, which can be cut by hand and held in front of the lens or mounted in a handmade gel holder. You can also buy these from manufacturers, however they aren’t very durable and can cause flare problems. There is also the most common type, consisting of…

1 min
nikon 1 s2

£340/$450 (with 11-27.5mm lens) The S2 is the entry-level option in the Nikon 1 series, offering a stripped back design aimed at those upgrading from a compact. The look is stylish and fun, coming in four colours: black, white, yellow, red. It is made from plastic with a smoothfinish and it weighs a slight 190g with a slim 29.4mm profile. The controls are minimalist, as there’s no mode dial; instead you use the F button to bring up controls on screen. The fairly low-res LCD screen is fixed and doesn’t have touch-screen controls and there’s no viewfinder or optional add-on. While it also doesn’t feature built-in Wi-Fi, there an optional WU-1a Wireless mobile adaptor available, however. The 14.2MP CMOS sensor has no optical low pass filter for sharper shots and the camera…