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e-book user's guide
Take control of your Nikon D500 and the images you create!
Price: $14.99 - Now Available!
D500 Experience - The Still Photography Guide to Operation and Image Creation is an e book user's guide that
goes beyond the manual to help
you learn the features, settings, and controls of this powerful and highly customizable
professional DX-format camera. Most importantly, it explains
not only how but also when and why to use the
and advanced features,
settings, and controls in your
Written in the clear, concise,
and comprehensive manner of all Full
Stop guides, Nikon D500 Experience will help you learn to use your
D500 quickly and
competently, to consistently make the types of images you desire. As
one reader has said about Doug's previous Nikon guide:
Written in the clear, concise, and comprehensive manner of all Full Stop guides, Nikon D500 Experience will help you learn to use your D500 quickly and competently, to consistently make the types of images you desire. As one reader has said about Doug's previous Nikon guide:
"I have been using Nikon dSLR cameras for many years. In all this
time I have never come across a publication which complements the rather soulless and complex user manual
so well...your excellent work is all I need to exploit the potential of
this amazing camera."
For dSLR users from Enthusiast to Experienced:
Intermediate and Enthusiast Photographers:
-Go beyond Program mode and shoot competently in A, S, and M shooting modes.
-Take full advantage of the sophisticated 153 point autofocus system and its Focus modes, AF-area modes, and Custom Settings – for sharp focus of still or moving subjects.
-Set up your camera with clear explanations and recommended settings for all Menu options and Custom Settings of the D500.
-Learn how, when, and why to use and customize the controls, buttons, and features of the D500 to best fit your shooting needs.
-Understand the various metering modes, exposure compensation, and exposure lock for correct exposure of every image, even in challenging lighting situations.
Experienced Photographers to get up and running with the D500:
The guide also introduces the HD and 4K UHD video features and settings, and guides you through all the Playback, Shooting, and Setup Menus, Custom Settings, and Movie Mode Menu settings of the D500 in order to help you best set up the camera and its controls for your specific shooting needs, and includes the helpful, comprehensive Nikon D500 Set-Up Guide spreadsheet created by the author, to help you set up the Menus and Custom Settings, along with suggested settings for various shooting situations.
Example images from Nikon D500 Experience
You can preview Nikon D500 Experience at the following link. The preview shows the complete Table of Contents and excerpts from the Introduction, Menu Settings section, Custom Settings section, and Autofocus section::
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Nikon D500 Experience not only covers the various settings, functions and controls of the Nikon D500, but most importantly it also explains when and why to use them for your photography. The guide focuses on still-photography with an introduction to the movie functions, settings, and menus to get you up and running with HD and 4K UHD video. Sections include:
This 439 page digital e-book guide to the Nikon D500 - illustrated with over 350 images, diagrams, and screen shots - goes beyond the manual to clearly explain how, when, and why to use the features, settings, and controls of the Nikon D500 to help you get the most from your camera.
Nikon D500 Experience
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The author has also created a free, comprehensive Nikon D500 Setup Guide spreadsheet, which can be used hand-in-hand with the Nikon D500 Experience e-book guide. The setup guide lists suggested settings for the Menus, Custom Settings, and exposure settings, with complete and separate listings for different types of photography such as Travel, Portrait, and Wildlife. The spreadsheet can be downloaded here:
What Readers are Saying about
Doug's previous guides, including
A well written, professional helpful guide - Brilliant, just what I was looking for! A manual
that was exciting, clear to follow, had examples and was used by a professional who gave just the right amount of technical
info with explanations of why you use those settings, when to use those settings and so on, all properly explained. The book is a revelation, a joy to follow, well thought through and well written. Nikon should be employing Doug to write every one of their cameras manuals.
All You Need - This book, together with the manual that came
with your camera, is all you need to start discovering the full potential of the
It’s the first guide I've read which has taken me through all the settings in an understandable
way. I now feel that I have control over the camera.
It is like I have a personal instructor
on-call! I have learned so much about this dSLR and continue to
learn more each time I review various sections.
Excellent. I use this book the most! I bought several books, paperback and Kindle, after buying the D750 and have noticed I use this book by far the most. I recommend this book without reservation.
Really practical and tremendously
helpful. Readers of this e-book can expect to benefit from a more rewarding
photographic experience using this superb camera, and be better able to
exploit its potential to match their personal objectives and photographic
style. Highly recommended.
manual is a
clearly written, concise and useful explanation of the rationale for the
seemingly infinite and often confusing settings options for the camera.
Used in conjunction with the Nikon manual I feel more confident in understanding how to at last proceed in getting
This is the most helpful manual I've ever
used. There is no comparison to the book Nikon includes with the camera, this
book outshines it completely. No serious Nikon D600 camera user should be without this. I find myself referring back to
this book quite often and find it very easy to find what I need and even easier to understand.
Nikon should sponsor this book, and everyone who owns a D600 should have this
Better Than the Manual
- Douglas Klostermann has done a great job of not only producing a very accessible guide but he also offers very useful
and sensible suggestions for getting the best results from the camera. Reading the guide was
like one photographer talking to another. Thanks Doug.
I would recommend this to
anyone who wants to get a quick start to using the camera. Manuals
are nice, but this eBook highlights the important information and gives a
quick, easy to understand explanation of most all of the functions and
It's clear, concise and gets to the heart of the camera's multiple and often confusing options. Very highly recommended - for experienced user and beginner alike. As previous reviewers have remarked, the official manual is very good on what to do, but not so clear on
- Mr. Klostermann has done an amazing job with this book. He's outlined every detail, option, feature, and use of this
camera possible, and actually surpasses the expectations of use of the camera. I moved from an old SLR to a modern full
frame digital SLR, and found it to be more than I expected. This book really helped me come more to grips on what I was
doing wrong. Not to mention the fact that this book, at the price you pay, is a steal. If you have a Nikon D600, I
highly recommend you buy this book!!!
Valuable Resource and Time Saver
- If you're contemplating purchasing this book I would recommend doing so without hesitation. Not only are the
explanations behind the individual settings enlightening but the general theory on auto-focus and its associated uses
is among some of the easiest to understand that I've come across. Definitely a good investment.
As a result of his thoroughness, my confidence in being able to use a new piece of equipment soared. Additionally, the
time required to figure out the differences between my previous camera and my new purchase was reduced sharply.
Really focuses on the
WHY - I found the Nikon manual good
for understanding how to set things up but not much on the why - this book
really focuses on the WHY. The guide
helped me understand why to use specific settings for specific needs.
The Custom Settings sections helps to make firm decisions on how to apply
settings by understanding the usage of each in addition to knowing how to set
More than a
Guide - I am a passionate photographer and cinematographer. Not only did I find Doug Klostermann's guide to the Nikon D600 well
written and informative, but I really enjoyed the manner in which he shared his image-making philosophy. This is much
more than a camera guide and I really appreciate the links to other authors found throughout the text as well as the
chapter on suggested photography accessories.
Very Easy to Read but Detailed Guide - I have just bought this camera, and whilst
I have been using digital SLRs for years i realize that I am not really getting the full potential out of all those buttons. Now I understand and use them.
Guide to Nikon D600 - So interesting and easy to understand. This book is a must for people like me, serious amateurs.
Great Source of Information!
- I have been a Nikon user for decades and was of the view that I was very knowledgeable about these products. Still,
once I started working with the D600 I concluded that there was a good deal that was still to be learned. This book
provided me with the information required, and has proven to be a very valuable resource: well set out, a comprehensive
Table of Contents, and well written. The personal preferences and setting recommendations are most helpful. Job well
Well Thought-Out, Excellent Value - The author's stated premise for this guide is to enable the user to take control of his/her camera, and he does a fine
job of that. The setup, shooting and other menus contained in the D600 offer a wide variety of options that are listed
in the Nikon owner's manual, but without the context that is contained in the guide. Importantly, the English syntax is
also so good that the reader seldom encounters head-scratcher entries, whereas the Nikon manual often leaves you
wondering what they're trying to explain. This is a solid value.
Doug Klostermann is a travel, culture, and humanitarian photographer, as well as the author and publisher of Full Stop e-book camera guides. He has photographed for numerous organizations in the United States and Latin America, been recognized by the United Nations Development Programme for his humanitarian photography, and been published in magazines and books including Conde Nast Traveler, Sherman's Travel, South American Explorer, and Viva Travel Guides. Doug is a member of the National Press Photographers Association. View his images at www.dojoklo.com. Learn more about photography equipment and techniques on his blog Picturing Change at http://blog.dojoklo.com/.
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