The promise of this eBook is simple: learn to take control of your camera and consistently capture better photos. That’s something many seem to forget: to learn how their camera works.
Learning photography means, in fact, starting by learning your camera. Even if you know the basics of exposure, not knowing how your camera works hinders you from fast pacing in the right direction. Over and over I see people buying better and more complex cameras expecting to become better at photography, when in fact they should go the other way round: buy a simple camera, learn all about it, or at least all that you need to activate the functions essential to you, and then learn to photograph using the tool. Expecting the tool to do this for you only because yuou bought the top professional model does not make you a better photographer and is, in fact, like waiting for a miracle to happen. They rarely do. Or never, some will say...
I just finished reading one article from photographer Guy Tal that mentions this same problem people seem to have with their gear and photography: they go at it the wrong way. When you do not know how to use your preferences menu to create shortcuts for the functions you use the most, or even do not know where the mirror lock up in your camera is, or even stuff as simple as how to choose the AF sensors to use or how to change White Balance, you’re asking for trouble. Learn those things first – and some others too – and then you’ll be ble to pactice photography. Anything else is much like wanting to drive somewhere withouth knowing how to start the engine in a car and use the pedals.
So, a guide is essential if you’re not familiar with cameras or even a specific model. Camera manuals are usually boring stuff, but a guide written by a photographer can be an excellent shortcut to get the best of your camera in a short period of time. One collection of guides I always tell people to look at is the one provided by Full Stop editions, which covers most of Canon and Nikon’s DSLR models.
Douglas J. Klostermann knows well the gear he writes about, so each guide is an encyclopedia of information about each particular model. Not only about the technical aspects and settings but also on tips about ways to configure your camera and get the best results according to your needs. The most recent guide is the Nikon D5500 Experience - The Still Photography Guide to Operation and Image Creation, one eBook that goes beyond the D5500 manual to help you learn when and why to use the various features, controls, and custom settings of this powerful camera.
Learn to use your D5500, quickly and competently, to create the types of images you want to capture. The Nikon D5500 is an advanced, customizable tool, and this guide explains how to begin to use it to its full capability. It will help you begin to take control of your camera, the image taking process, and the photos you create.
This instant download Nikon D5500 e book is for those who wish to get more out of their camera, go beyond Auto and Program modes, and shoot in Aperture-Priority (A), Shutter-Priority (S) and Manual (M) modes. To get you started, it guides you through all the Playback, Shooting, and Setup Menus, Custom Settings, and Movie Mode Menu settings of the D5500 to help you best set up the camera and its controls for your specific shooting needs. The guide covers basic dSLR camera functions and exposure concepts for those new to digital SLR photography, and explains more advanced camera controls and operation, such as taking full advantage of the upgraded, advanced 39-Point Autofocus System and its AF Modes, AF Area Modes, and Custom Settings for sharp focus of still and moving subjects. It explains how and when to use the various metering modes and exposure compensation for correct exposure of every image, how to take advantage of other features of the D5500 such as the in-camera HDR and Time-Lapse Shooting features, built-in Wi-Fi function, and introduces the HD video capabilities.
With 279 pages, this eBook, Nikon D5500 Experience - The Still Photography Guide to Operation and Image Creation, costs $12,99, an accessible price for a “all available tutor” that wil help you to fully understand this new Nikon model. Spend a few hours reading through it and discovering the menus in your camera and soon all the technical aspects will be in the back of your mind, letting you have time to deal with the essential aspects of photography.