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SHOOTING SNAPSHOTS USING AUTO MODE
Resetting the CameRa’s Defaults
Resetting the Camera’s Defaults
Snapshot Shooting in Auto Mode
Framing Your Shot
Autofocus, or “How to Press the Shutter Button”
Take the Shot
Te Viewfnder Status Display
Te LCD Control Panel
Viewing youR images
Viewing Your Images
Using Scene Modes
Snapshot Tips
Watch Tat Headroom: Fill the Frame
Don’t Be Afraid to Get in Close
Lead Your Subject
Remember Tat Your Knees Can Bend
Watch the Background
Camera Top
Camera Front
Camera Sides
Camera Back
Camera Bottom
Te Nikon D90 Menu System
Getting Help
Holding the Camera
Te Grip
Feet, Elbows, and Neck
Te Lens
Understanding Focal Length
Types of Lenses
Lens Controls
Lens Care
Sensor Cleaning
More Auto Practice
Work with Fixed Focal Length
image ReView
Image Review
Image Playback
Playback zoom
Exiting Playback
Viewing Image Tumbnails
Calendar View
Viewing Image Info
Image Rotation
Slide Shows
Erasing Images
Deleting an Image During Image Review
Deleting an Image During Image Playback
Deleting All the Images Shot on a Particular Date
Deleting All the Images on the Card
Protecting Images
COPYING IMAGES TO YOUR COMPUTER
Media Cards
One Big Card? Or Lots of Small Ones?
Card Management
Transferring from Your Camera
Installing the Nikon Software
Transferring Images to a Windows Computer
Using Adobe Photoshop
Transferring Images to a Macintosh Computer
Confguring Your Mac for Image Transfer
Using Nikon Transfer for Mac or Windows
Choosing a Source and Destination for Transfer
Embedding Info
Starting the Transfer
Transferring Images Manually Using Windows or the Mac
Using the Camera to Select Images for Transfer
Organizing Your Images
After You’ve Transferred Your Images
THE FUNDAMENTAL THEORY OF ExPOSURE
Over- and Underexposure
Exposure Mechanisms
ISO: Te Tird Exposure Parameter
Shutter Speed
Aperture
Why Tere Are Two Ways to Control Light
How Shutter Speed Choice Afects Your Image
Understanding Focus Points
Focus Modes
Continuous Servo AF
Auto Select Autofocus
What to Do When Autofocus Doesn’t
Manual Focus
Getting Creative with Flexible Program
Summing Up Program Mode
Some Tings to Try
Te Light Meter Revisited
Metering Modes
What Your Light Meter Actually Meters
Exposing So Tat Black Looks Black
Using Exposure Compensation to Over- or Underexpose
Exposure Compensation and Flexible Program
Controlling Color Tone with Exposure Compensation
Using the Histogram
Recognizing Over- and Underexposure in the Histogram
Recognizing Contrast in the Histogram
Te Tree-Channel Histogram
Using Priority Modes to Control Exposure
Aperture Priority
Shutter Priority
Manual Mode
Exposure Bracketing
Auto Bracketing
Scene Modes Revisited
Picture Controls
Selecting a Picture Control
Adjusting Predefned Picture Controls
CReating a BetteR exposuRe with fill flash
Creating a Better Exposure with Fill Flash
Active D-Lighting: Te Virtual Flash
A Word About Dynamic Range
In-Camera Retouching and Editing
Editing an Image Using the Retouch Menu
Choosing a Color Space
ExPLORING THE ART OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Learning to See Again
Seeing Exercises
How to Make a Photo
Recognizing a Potential Photo
Working Your Subject
Choosing a Camera Position and Focal Length
Composing Your Shot
Art and Craft
Practice
Live View
Activating Live View
Focusing in Live View
What You Don’t See in Live View
Shooting Panoramas
Choosing a Focal Length for Panoramas
Panoramic Exposure
Shooting Panoramic Frames
Stitching a Panorama
Low-Light Shooting
When to Use Flash in Low Light
Shooting in Low Light at High ISO
Low-Light Techniques
Shooting Sports or Stage Performances
Low-Light White Balance
Shooting Video
Shooting Multiple Exposures
Controlling Existing Light
Using the D90’s On-Camera Flash
Flash Exposure
ReD-eye ReDuCtion
Red-Eye Reduction
Using an External Flash
Bouncing a Flash
What Is Raw?
Why Use Raw?
Changing White Balance
Highlight Recovery
More Editing Latitude
A True Digital Negative
Easy Batch Processing
Raw Hassles (the Disadvantages)
Shooting Raw with the Nikon D90
Picture Controls, White Balance, and Raw
Processing Your Raw Files
My Menu and Recent Settings
Custom Settings
Customizing Autofocus Settings
Customizing Metering/Exposure Settings
Customizing Timers/AE Lock Settings
Customizing Shooting/Display Settings
Custom Bracketing/Flash Settings
Lenses
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The Nikon D90 Companion

The Nikon D90 Companion

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Through easy-to-follow lessons, this handy book offers a complete class on digital photography, tailored specifically for people who use the Nikon D90. This is not your typical camera guide: rather than just show you what all the buttons do, it teaches you how to use the D90's features to make great photographs-including professional-looking images of people, landscapes, action shots, close-ups, night shots, HD video, and more.

With Ben Long's creative tips and technical advice, you have the perfect, camera-bag-friendly reference that will help you capture stunning pictures anywhere, anytime. The Nikon D90 Companion will show you how to:

Take creative control and go beyond automatic settings Learn the basic rules of composition Capture decisive moments, including fast-moving objects Discover ways to use a flash indoors and outdoors Learn about different lenses, and the best time to use them Understand the options for shooting RAW, and whether it's right for you Use the D90's ability to shoot high definition video

Through easy-to-follow lessons, this handy book offers a complete class on digital photography, tailored specifically for people who use the Nikon D90. This is not your typical camera guide: rather than just show you what all the buttons do, it teaches you how to use the D90's features to make great photographs-including professional-looking images of people, landscapes, action shots, close-ups, night shots, HD video, and more.

With Ben Long's creative tips and technical advice, you have the perfect, camera-bag-friendly reference that will help you capture stunning pictures anywhere, anytime. The Nikon D90 Companion will show you how to:

Take creative control and go beyond automatic settings Learn the basic rules of composition Capture decisive moments, including fast-moving objects Discover ways to use a flash indoors and outdoors Learn about different lenses, and the best time to use them Understand the options for shooting RAW, and whether it's right for you Use the D90's ability to shoot high definition video

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Publish date: Mar 18, 2009
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