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Nikon D7000 By John Batdorff

Nikon D7000 by John Batdorff

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Nikon D7000: From Snapshots to Great Shots by John Batdorff

This book is for anyone upgrading from their Nikon D90 or current DSLR to the highly anticipated Nikon D7000. There's the manual, of course, as well as competing books, and while they all explain, often in 400+ pages, what the camera can do, none of them shows exactly how to use the camera to create great images!

This book has one goal: to teach D7000 owners how to make great shots using their new Nikon camera. Users learn how to use the D7000 to create the type of photos that inspired them to buy the camera in the first place. Everything in the book is in service of creating a great image.

Starting with the top ten things users needed to know about the camera, photographer John Batdorff carefully guides readers through the operating features. Owners get practical advice from a pro on which settings to use when, great shooting tips, and even end of chapter assignments.

About John Batdorff

John Batdorff is an award-winning landscape and travel photographer who splits his time between Chicago and Montana. He is a coauthor of Composition: From Snapshots to Great Shots, and his work has been featured in the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole. He loves the outdoors and traveling, and sharing his images with others. See his work and read his popular photography blog at

Table of Contents

Questions and Answers
-Chapter 1: The D7000 Top Ten List
Ten Tips to Make Your Shooting More Productive Right Out of the Box
Poring Over the Camera
1. Charge Your Battery
2. Adjust Your Auto Off Timer Setting
3. Set Your Image Quality
4. Turn Off the Auto ISO Setting
5. Set Your Focus Point and Mode
6. Set the Correct White Balance
7. Set Your Color Space
8. Know How to Override Auto Focus
9. Review Your Shots
10. Getting a Feel for the Camera
Chapter 1 Assignments
-Chapter 2: First Things First
A Few Things to Know and Do Before You Begin Taking Pictures
Poring Over the Picture
Poring Over the Picture
Choosing the Right Memory Card
Formatting Your Memory Card
Updating the D7000's Firmware
Cleaning the Sensor
Using the Right Format: Raw vs. JPEG
Lenses and Focal Lengths
What is Exposure?
Motion and Depth of Field
Chapter 2 Assignments
-Chapter 3: The Auto Modes
Get Shooting with the Automatic Camera Modes
Poring Over the Picture
Poring Over the Picture
Auto Mode
Portrait Mode
Landscape Mode
Close-Up Mode
Sports Mode
Night Portrait Mode
Child Mode
Flash Off Mode
Scene Modes
Why You May Never Want to Use the Auto Modes Again
Chapter 3 Assignments
-Chapter 4: The Professional Modes
Taking Your Photography to the Next level
Poring Over the Picture
Poring Over the Picture
P: Program Mode
S: Shutter Priority Mode
A: Aperture Priority Mode
M: Manual Mode
How I Shoot: A Closer Look at the Camera Settings I Use
Chapter 4 Assignments
-Chapter 5: Catch the Action
How to Shoot When Your Subject is in Motion
Poring Over the Picture
Poring Over the Picture
Aspects to Consider
Using Shutter Priority Mode (S) to Stop Motion
Using Aperture Priority Mode (A) to Isolate Your Subject
The ISO Sensitivity Auto Control Trick
Keep Them in Focus with Continuous-Servo Focus and
AF Focus Point Selection
Stop and Go with 3D-Tracking AF
Manual Focus for Anticipated Action
Keeping Up with the Continuous Shooting Mode
A Sense of Motion
Tips for Shooting Action
Chapter 5 Assignments
-Chapter 6: Perfect Portraits
Settings and Features to Make Great Portraits
Poring Over the Picture
Poring Over the Picture
Automatic Portrait Mode
Using Aperture Priority Mode
Metering Modes for Portraits
Using the AE-L (Auto Exposure Lock) Feature
Focus on the Eyes
Timeless Black and White Portraits
The Portrait Picture Control for Better Skin Tones
Detect Faces with Live View
Use Fill Flash to Reduce Shadows
Portraits on the Move
Tips for Shooting Perfect Portraits
Chapter 6 Assignments
Chapter 7: Landscape Photography
Tips, Tools, and Techniques for Taking Beautiful Landscape Photographs
Poring Over the Picture
Poring Over the Picture
Sharp Focus: Using a Tripod
Selecting the Proper ISO
Using Noise Reduction
Selecting a White Balance
Using the Landscape Picture Control
Taming Bright Skies with Exposure Compensation
Shooting Amazing Black and White Landscapes
The Golden Light
Where to Place Your Focus
Focusing Made Easy
Smooth Water
Directing the Viewer's Eye: A Word About Composition
Advanced Techniques to Explore
Chapter 7 Assignments
Chapter 8: Low Light in the Spotlight
Using Low Light Situations to Your Advantage
Poring Over the Picture
Poring Over the Picture
Raising the ISO: The Simple Solution
Using Very High ISOs
Stabilizing the Situation
Focusing in Low Light
Shooting Long Exposures
Using the Built-In Flash
Compensating for the Flash Exposure
Reducing Red-Eye
Rear Curtain Sync
Flash and Glass
A Few Words About External Flash
Chapter 8 Assignments
Chapter 9: Creative Compositions
Better Photography Starts with Better Composition
Depth of Field
Point of View
Leading Lines
Splitting the Frame
Frames within Frames
Chapter 9 Assignments
Chapter 10: Lights, Camera, Action!
Getting the Most Out Of the D7000's Video Capabilities
Live View
Hold it Steady
Video Quality
Chapter 10 Assignments
Chapter 11: Advanced Techniques
Learn to Photograph Like the Pro's by Using Advanced Techniques and Building a Complete Kit
Poring Over the Picture
Poring Over the Picture
Spot Meter for More Exposure Control
Manual Mode
Lens Flare and Star Bursts
Bracketing Exposures
HDR: High Dynamic Range
Macro Photography
Active D-Lighting
The My Menu Setting
Create a Professional Kit
Chapter 11 Assignments

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Nikon D7000: From Snapshots to Great Shots by John Batdorff
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Pearson Education (US)
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