This comprehensive, jargon-free book targets first-time and novice users who are interested in new photography technology but might be intimidated by all the features.
With its low price and compact body, the Nikon D40 and its nearly identical sister model the D40x are ideal cameras for first-time digital SLR users. Unfortunately the camera doesn’t come with the know-how needed to apply all the camera’s features to getting the perfect photo. Nikon D40/D40x For Dummiesfills that gap with a full-color guide to the basics of using and shooting with the D40 or D40x.
Digital Photography For Dummies author and photo guru Julie Adair King introduces each of the controls and features of the camera in terms even non-photographers can understand. She demonstrates not only what each function does, but how to best apply it when taking photos. Illustrated with over 200 full-color photos, this book is ideal for the Nikon D40/D40x beginner.
Part I Shaking Hands with the D40
Chapter 1: Getting the Lay of the Land - covers lenses, viewfinders, memory cards, and camera controls
Chapter 2: Taking Great Pictures, Automatically - shooting in the D40/40x's automatic mode
Chapter 3: Controlling Picture Quality and Size - demonstrates how to control the size of your image and select the best file format for your needs
Chapter 4: Reviewing Your Photos - using the D40/40x's playback tools to examine, protect, and delete photos
Part II: Taking Creative Control
Chapter 5: Getting Creative with Exposure and Lighting - getting out of automatic mode to adjust exposure and control flash
Chapter 6: Manipulating Focus and Color - applying the focus and color controls to manipulate depth of field and image sharpness
Chapter 7: Putting It All Together -choosing the right settings to shoot portraits, action shots, close-ups, and outdoor photos
Part III: Working with Picture Files
Chapter 8: Downloading, Organizing, and Archiving Your Photos - moving files from the camera to your computer and working with Nikon's Picture Project
Chapter 9: Printing and Sharing Your Photos - creating high-quality prints at home or through a printing service
Part of Tens
Chapter 10: Ten Fast Photo-Retouching Tricks
Chapter 11: Ten Special-Purpose Features to Explore on a Rainy Day
Appendix: Firmware Notes and Menu Map