The Nikon Autofocus System, 2nd Edition

Mastering Focus for Sharp Images Every Time

Author: Mike Hagen

Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.

ISBN: 1681982803

Category: Photography

Page: 216

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With today’s advanced camera technology, achieving focus on a photographic subject seems like it should be a straightforward task, but many photographers know that it can be deceptively difficult, especially when shooting moving subjects or in challenging situations. Now, there is a complete guide available for Nikon shooters that will help them get tack-sharp photos every time.

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In The Nikon Autofocus System, 2nd Edition, photographer Mike Hagen, author of the bestselling The Nikon Creative Lighting System, takes his deep knowledge of Nikon technology and concentrates on its focus features. In this book, which covers all current Nikon DSLR models (including the D5 and D500), Hagen fully explains how Nikon autofocus works, including detailed discussions of all the autofocus modules, drive systems, and camera buttons and menus. He also devotes an entire chapter to explore how focus works with Nikon’s lenses.

Armed with this general knowledge, Hagen then dives deep and offers camera setups, settings, and best practices for specific field techniques that address the photographic genres that are notoriously challenging for focus: action and sports (indoor and outdoor), wildlife (including birds in flight), and macro photography. He also covers genres such as portrait, landscape, underwater, low-light, and street photography. Hagen not only advises on the best ways to set up the camera and focus systems, he gives helpful tips and tricks throughout the book.

The Nikon Autofocus System also covers:

    • Live view autofocus methods and settings
    • Achieving great focus in video
    • AF tracking
    • AF shooting styles, such as back-button AF and shutter-release AF
    • HDR, panoramas, and other techniques for shooting with a tripod
    • An entire chapter on additional terms and techniques, such as hyperfocal distance, calibrating lenses, focus and flash photography, and more
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Mastering the Nikon D850

Author: Darrell Young

Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.

ISBN: 1681983729

Category: Photography

Page: 688

View: 2585

Mastering the Nikon D850 by Darrell Young provides a wealth of experience-based information and insights for owners of the new D850 camera. Darrell is determined to help the user navigate past the confusion that often comes with complex and powerful professional camera equipment.

This book explores the features and capabilities of the camera in a way that far surpasses the user’s manual. It guides readers through the camera features with step-by-step setting adjustments; color illustrations; and detailed how, when, and why explanations for each option. Every button, dial, switch, and menu configuration setting is explored in a user-friendly manner, with suggestions for setup according to various shooting styles.

Darrell’s friendly and informative writing style allows readers to easily follow directions, while feeling as if a friend dropped in to share his knowledge. The information in this book goes beyond the camera itself and also covers basic photography technique.

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Nikon Lenses

From Snapshots to Great Shots

Author: Jerod Foster

Publisher: Peachpit Press

ISBN: 0133904237

Category: Photography

Page: 264

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You own a Nikon DSLR, but which Nikon (Nikkor) lens is best for your shooting style and your budget? This guide by pro photographer Jerod Foster will help you learn the features of Nikon lenses to capturevthe stunning pictures you want for a price that matches your needs. Foster starts with the basics of using lenses in the Nikon lineup–from kit, to prime, to wide angle, to telephoto, to zoom, and more. Whether it’s portraits, landscapes, sports, travel, or night photography, you will have a better understanding of the different Nikon lenses and your choices for investing in them. In this guide you will: Master the key camera features that relate to lenses–depth of field, perspective, and vibration reduction Learn the difference between full frame versus cropped sensors and how they affect specific lenses Understand best practices for maintaining your lenses and for taking better pictures Accessorize your Nikon lenses with lens rigs, extenders, and other add-on equipment Minimize lens flaws such as distortion and chromatic aberration in post processing with Lightroom Grasp all the concepts and techniques as you go, with assignments at the end of every chapter Beautifully illustrated with large, compelling photos, this book for beginning-to-intermediate digital photographers will help you get the image you want every time you pick up your camera. And once you have the shot, show it off and join the book’s flickr group: www.flickr.com/groups/nikonlenses_fromsnapshotstogreatshots.
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Canon EOS Rebel T6s / T6i (760D / 750D)

From Snapshots to Great Shots

Author: Jeff Revell

Publisher: Peachpit Press

ISBN: 0134024087

Category: Photography

Page: 288

View: 463

The Canon EOS T6i and T6s (known as the 760D and 750D outside of U.S.) are powerful new cameras intended for amateurs to semi-professionals who want to jump into photography with the control and capabilities of a DSLR. While the camera manual explains what the camera can do, it doesn’t show exactly how to use the camera to create great images! That’s where Canon EOS T6i / T6s: From Snapshots to Great Shots comes in. Starting with the top ten things users need to know about the camera, author Jeff Revell carefully guides readers through the operating features. Readers get practical advice from a pro on which settings to use when, great shooting tips, and end of chapter assignments. From Snapshots to Great Shots is a beautiful how-to photography series that provides the perfect blend of instruction, inspiration, and reference for specific camera models and photography concepts. Featuring a clear, elegant design; outstanding images that educate and inspire; and a friendly, accessible voice, this series helps photographers get great shots every time they pick up their camera. DP Review has strongly endorsed this new Rebel camera system, which represents a major upgrade from the T5i camera. Providing a complete body and lens system, both the T6i and T6s are made available as kits with zoom lenses, and include many feature upgrades, perhaps most significantly, a new 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor (up from 18MP on the T5i / 700D) coupled with a new 7560 pixel RGB + IR metering sensor for more accurate metering. Also, for the first time for the Rebel line, both cameras offer built-in Wi-Fi connectivity and NFC. Key T6i / T6s camera features: • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor • 19-point autofocus system • Hybrid CMOS AF III focus system (live view) • 7560 pixel RGB + IR metering sensor with skin tone detection • 3" fully articulating touchscreen LCD • Eye sensor for use with optical viewfinder [T6s only] • LCD information display on top plate [T6s only] • Quick control dial on rear [T6s only] • 5 fps continuous shooting • 1080/30p video • Servo AF in live view [T6s only] • Wi-Fi with NFC
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A Photographer's Guide to Focus and Autofocus

From Snapshots to Great Shots

Author: Alan Hess

Publisher: Peachpit Press

ISBN: 0134293487

Category: Photography

Page: 192

View: 6096

Autofocus changed the way photos are taken, making it easier to capture and keep the subject in sharp focus. Since autofocus was first introduced, it has become much more complicated, offering different focus modes, focus types, and focus points. What started out as a way to simplify the photo-making process has turned into a complicated endeavor with numerous choices and settings. A Photographer’s Guide to Focus and Autofocus: From Snapshots to Great Shots is here to answer all your questions about the focusing system in today’s cameras and their various autofocus modes. Photographer Alan Hess covers the simple basics of focus: manual focus versus autofocus, the best focus modes to use, and how focus works in both DSLRs and mirrorless cameras. Then he discusses more advanced topics, including autofocus sensor types, back-button autofocus, and focus for DSLR video. There is much more to autofocus, and focus in general, than just pushing the shutter release button and hoping the image is sharp and in focus. With this book, you’ll learn how to get the right focus in your images, no matter what the occasion. Follow along with your friendly and knowledgeable guide, and you will: Learn the top ten things to know about focus, including how to use the focus controls on the camera, how to pick the autofocus point, and when to use pre-focus in your images Address common autofocus issues such as dealing with low contrast or low light, or shooting through obstacles like glass or a fence Develop troubleshooting techniques for what to do when the autofocus doesn’t work properly Work with both manual focus and autofocus and learn tricks to achieve better focus in video And once you’ve got the shot, show it off! Join the book’s Flickr group to share your photos and tips at flickr.com/groups/focusandautofocusfromsnapshotstogreatshots
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David Busch’s Nikon D5500 Guide to Digital SLR Photography

Author: David D. Busch

Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.

ISBN: 1681980401

Category: Photography

Page: 384

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David Busch's Nikon D5500 Guide to Digital Photography is your all-in-one comprehensive resource and reference for the Nikon D5500 camera. This ultracompact and lightweight Nikon digital SLR has a swiveling touch screen LCD that makes taking photos or changing settings quick and easy. The D5500 includes built-in Wi-Fi, so you can use your iOS or Android device to control the camera or upload photos to your phone, tablet, or personal computer. The D5500 captures 24-megapixel still images and 1080p 60 fps high-definition movies with stereo sound, too. With this book in hand, you can fine-tune your camera skills as you explore the world of digital photography, develop your creativity, and take great photographs with your D5500. Filled with detailed how-to steps and full-color illustrations, David Busch's Nikon D5500 Guide to Digital Photography covers all the camera's features in depth, from taking your first photos through advanced details of setup, exposure, lens selection, lighting, and more, and relates each feature to specific photographic techniques and situations. Also included is the handy visual guide to the D5500, with close-up photos and descriptions of the camera's essential features and controls, including the versatile LCD touch screen. Learn when to use each option and, more importantly, when not to use them, by following the author’s recommended settings for every menu entry. With best-selling photographer and mentor David Busch as your guide, you'll quickly have full creative mastery of your camera’s capabilities, whether you're shooting on the job, taking shots as an advanced enthusiast, or are just out for fun. Start building your knowledge and confidence, while bringing your vision to light with the Nikon D5500 today.
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Speedliter's Handbook

Learning to Craft Light with Canon Speedlites

Author: Syl Arena

Publisher: Peachpit Press

ISBN: 0134008669

Category: Photography

Page: 456

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For those new to flash photography—or for anyone who has previously given up out of frustration—Speedliter’s Handbook, Second Edition, is a revelation. Follow along as photographer Syl Arena takes you on a journey that begins with an exploration of light and color, moves through a comprehensive discussion of the Canon Speedlite family and all of the accessories and equipment available to the Speedliter, and finally, explores crafting great light in one photo shoot after another. Whether you want to make a classic portrait, photograph a group, capture an important event, or create dramatic color effects in your images, Speedliter’s Handbook shows you how. In this fully updated second edition, Syl includes all of the newest Canon gear—including the radio-enabled 600EX-RT Speedlite and ST-E3 Transmitter—to ensure that you are completely up to date on all of the components in the Speedlite system. He also includes a downloadable online supplement on the brand-new 430EX III-RT Speedlite. Plus, he covers his newest best practices and workflows so you can make the most of your Canon gear. In this new edition, you’ll learn how to: see the various properties of light itself, as well as the differences between how your camera sees versus how you see use all the buttons and dials of the entire Canon Speedlite family—from the flagship 600EX-RT and the new 430EX III-RT to vintage models like the 550EX understand the basics of on-camera flash . . . and the benefits of getting your Speedlite off the camera beautifully balance flash with the existing ambient light get amazing shots with just one Speedlite, all the way up to a dozen Speedlites use the right Speedlite mode for the job: E-TTL, Manual, Multi, and more use color gels to balance color, as well as create dramatic effects tame the sun—or any really bright light—with high-speed sync use Speedlites when photographing groups and events choose your camera’s exposure settings to capture the shot that you truly want and much, much more
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Exposure and Lighting for Digital Photographers Only

Author: Michael Meadhra,Charlotte K. Lowrie

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118078993

Category: Computers

Page: 368

View: 2160

Even with digital cameras and automatic exposure, lighting and exposure remain the most difficult element to master in the quest for quality photography. This book, written by a professional photographer for photographers, provides real-world advice to help you achieve true creative control over lighting and exposure. Discover how to take your digital photos to the next level with the scores of lighting diagrams, techniques, and stunning full-color photographs. Order your copy today!
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Light, Gesture, and Color

Author: Jay Maisel

Publisher: New Riders

ISBN: 0134032322

Category: Photography

Page: 264

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Jay Maisel, hailed as one of the most brilliant, gifted photographers of all time, is much more than that. He is a mentor, teacher, and trailblazer to many photographers, and a hero to those who feel Jay’s teaching has changed the way they see and create their own photography. He is a living legend whose work is studied around the world, and whose teaching style and presentation garner standing ovations and critical acclaim every time he takes the stage. Now, for the first time ever, Jay puts his amazing insights and learning moments from a lifetime behind the lens into a book that communicates the three most important aspects of street photography: light, gesture, and color. Each page unveils something new and challenges you to rethink everything you know about the bigger picture of photography. This isn’t a book about f-stops or ISOs. It’s about seeing. It’s about being surrounded by the ordinary and learning how to find the extraordinary. It’s about training your mind, and your eyes, to see and capture the world in a way that delights, engages, and captivates your viewers, and there is nobody that communicates this, visually or through the written word, like Jay Maisel. Light, Gesture & Color is the seminal work of one of the true photographic geniuses of our time, and it can be your key to opening another level of understanding, appreciation, wonder, and creativity as you learn to express yourself, and your view of the world, through your camera. If you’re ready to break through the barriers that have held your photography back and that have kept you from making the types of images you’ve always dreamed of, and you’re ready to learn what photography is really about, you’re holding the key in your hands at this very moment.
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Nikon創意閃燈系統終極使用手冊(電子書)

Author: Alan Hess

Publisher: 碁峰資訊股份有限公司

ISBN: 0134085914

Category: Photography

Page: 416

View: 499

邁向Nikon閃燈大師之路 想學習使用Nikon的創意閃燈系統(Creative Lighting System, CLS)嗎?本書會是您的最佳夥伴!本書要傳授所有您應該知道的知識,從基礎的閃燈使用開始介紹,讓您瞭解光線的方向和強度、如何使用測光表以及各種測光模式的運用、如何控制曝光度等等必備的概念。從本書裡您可以熟知Nikon全系列Speedlight閃燈產品與配件的使用方式,範圍遍及過往已停產以及現有的相機與支援創意閃燈系統的閃燈產品型號,無論您所擁有的裝備數量多寡,在詳細功能介紹的過程中,讀者們都可以瞭解如何發揮手上器材裝備的最大效能,拍出最棒的照片作品。 涵蓋人像攝影、動態攝影以及產品攝影的實務範例 本書涵蓋了人像攝影、動態攝影以及產品攝影等實務運用的範例,從只使用一盞閃燈開始入門,漸進帶您進入多燈打光的世界,讀者們可以清楚看到從單燈打光到多燈作業效果間的變化情況。無論所拍攝的對象或場景為何,本書都是最好的參考書籍,能教您如何打出理想中的照明效果,去拍出最棒的結果。 本書特色 .詳細介紹光線的品質,告訴您相機如何測量光線 .要讓照片有著適當曝光效果,需要做哪些設定。 .詳述所有構成Nikon創意閃燈系統的組成功能。 .概述不同閃光燈型號與配件的使用方式。 .閃燈與不同相機特有功能的搭配運用。 .示範Nikon閃燈的離閃應用方式。 .以實拍案例示範實務上的閃燈應用。 .示範從單盞閃燈打光開始,一路建構起多閃燈打光的效果。 #碁峰資訊 GOTOP Information Inc.
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The Fujifilm X100F

101 X-Pert Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Camera

Author: Rico Pfirstinger

Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.

ISBN: 1681983168

Category: Photography

Page: 216

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In this book, popular Fuji Rumors "X-Pert Corner" columnist Rico Pfirstinger teaches about the little-known capabilities of the X100F, which he’s discovered through months of in-depth research and experimentation with the camera. After a brief overview of the camera’s basic functions, Rico cuts to the chase and provides a plethora of tips and practical instructions not found in the user's manual. With this knowledge, you will be able to take full advantage of the capabilities of the X100F.

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The Fujifilm X-series cameras have amazing features, but some users may require an adjustment period if they are new to these cameras—even photographers who have been lifetime DSLR shooters. This guide will help you to quickly feel comfortable using your camera so that you can achieve excellent results.

Topics covered include:

    • Menu shortcuts
    • Long exposures
    • Firmware upgrades
    • Hybrid autofocus system
    • Auto and manual focusing
    • Face detection
    • Dynamic Range expansion
    • Film simulations
    • Custom settings
    • RAW conversion
    • Panoramas
    • Movies
    • Self-timer
    • Flash
    • Conversion lenses
    • And much more…
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The Digital Negative

Raw Image Processing in Lightroom, Camera Raw, and Photoshop

Author: Jeff Schewe

Publisher: Peachpit Press

ISBN: 0134033396

Category: Computers

Page: 336

View: 1447

Shooting in the raw format gives digital photographers complete control over every aspect of image quality. The Digital Negative is devoted exclusively to the topic and shows you how to make the most of that control to extract the best-possible raw rendering of your digital negatives and to use Photoshop to achieve the highest quality in your images. In this update of his best-selling book, renowned photographer and author Jeff Schewe outlines a foolproof process for working with these digital negatives and presents his real-world expertise on optimizing raw images. You’ll learn hands-on techniques for exposing and shooting for raw image capture and developing a raw processing workflow, as well as Photoshop techniques for perfecting the master image, converting color to black and white, and processing for panoramic and HDR images. This second edition covers all the major updates and new features in Camera Raw, Lightroom, and Photoshop, such as GPU acceleration, Radial Filters, Pano Merge, and more. Get the best tone and color from your digital negatives. Use Lightroom and Camera Raw sharpening controls to maximize image quality. Produce stunning black and white images. Learn how to remove people from photos in Photoshop using Smart Objects and Layer Blending. Use HDR in Camera Raw and Lightroom. And much more! Visit the book’s companion website at TheDigitalNegativeBook.com for sample images and more.
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Nikon D5300 Digital Field Guide

Author: J. Dennis Thomas

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118867173

Category: Photography

Page: 288

View: 5036

Everything you need to know to take amazing photographs using your new DSLR The Nikon D5300 Digital Field Guide is filled with everything you need to know to take fantastic photos with your new Nikon. In full color, this portable guide covers all of the essential controls, features, and functions of the Nikon D5300, using step-by-step instructions and providing full-color images of each menu screen. Nikon users will love this comprehensive field guide—it's just the right size to fit into a camera bag, so you'll be able to take it wherever your photography adventures take you. The guide goes beyond camera settings, offering you a refresher course in digital photography principles, and covering the essentials of lighting, composition, and exposure. This perfectly sized field guide features: Compact size, allowing photographers to carry it wherever they go Professional advice on everything from composing a variety of shots to choosing lenses Colorful example images, along with detailed instructions on how to get the most from each of the camera's features Filled with amazing examples, this handy guide offers a variety of tips and tricks. You'll learn how to capture portraits, take character-filled candid shots, frame sports action, document travel, work with macro photography, and much more!
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Light and Lens

Photography in the Digital Age

Author: Robert Hirsch

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317371704

Category: Photography

Page: 424

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The new edition of this pioneering book allows students to acquire an essential foundation for digital photography. Fully updated, it clearly and concisely covers the fundamental concepts of imagemaking, how to use digital technology to create compelling images, and how to output and preserve images in the digital world. Exploring history, methods, and theory, this text offers classroom-tested assignments and exercises from leading photographic educators, approaches for analyzing, discussing, and writing about photographs, and tools to critically explore and make images with increased visual literacy. New to this edition: New larger page format Revised and renewed to reflect technological advances Expanded coverage of smartphone/mobile photography Extended coverage of the careers section More than 100 new images
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Digital SLR Photography All-in-One For Dummies

Author: Robert Correll

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119291410

Category: Computers

Page: 608

View: 5023

The complete beginner's guide to DSLR photography It doesn't matter if your camera says Canon, Nikon, or Sony on the outside. If a passion for photography is on your inside, this all-encompassing guide will be your new best friend. Packed with instruction on how to take your photos from so-so to stunning, Digital SLR Photography All-in-One For Dummies gives you all the easy-to-follow guidance you need to capture stills, portraits, action shots, and moments in time you'll be proud to share. Clocking in at over 600 pages, this no-nonsense guide covers it all! From controlling light, color, focus, and exposure to editing images to improve the final product—and everything in between—it's the only guide to DSLR photography you need. If you've caught the photography bug but aren't sure where to turn to improve your skills, you can bank on building an impressive portfolio with the simple tips and tricks provided inside! Set the right exposure in any situation Know when to use flash and when to turn it off Edit your images into masterpieces Take better photos of people and places Get ready to develop your photographer's eye and start snapping shots like the pros.
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Nikon D3300

From Snapshots to Great Shots

Author: Rob Sylvan

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0133854426

Category: Photography

Page: 268

View: 8656

The Nikon D3300 is a powerful new camera intended for amateurs who want to jump into photography with the control and capabilities of a DSLR. This camera is considered an entry-level DSLR and replaces the Nikon D3200. While the camera manual explains what the camera can do, it doesn't show exactly how to use the camera to create great images! That's where Nikon D3300: From Snapshots to Great Shots comes in. Starting with the top ten things users need to know about the camera, author Rob Sylvan carefully guides readers through the operating features. Readers get practical advice from a pro on which settings to use when, great shooting tips, and end of chapter assignments. From Snapshots to Great Shots is a beautiful how-to photography series that provides the perfect blend of instruction, inspiration, and reference for specific camera models and photography concepts. Featuring a clear, elegant design; outstanding images that educate and inspire; and a friendly, accessible voice, this series helps photographers get great shots every time they pick up their camera.
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Nikon D300s For Dummies

Author: Julie Adair King

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470571535

Category: Photography

Page: 384

View: 8998

Harness the power of this versatile camera and maximize every feature. Get the scoop here, and you'll start getting excited about what you can create!
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