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Nikon D5100 Experience - e-book user's guide 
The Still Photographer's Guide to Operation and Image Creation With the Nikon D5100

Take control of your Nikon D5100 and the images you create.

Price: $10.99 - PDF format e-book
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Nikon D5100 book guide D5100 manual download tutorial how to for dummies instruction Nikon D5100 Experience Douglas KlostermannNikon D5100 Experience - The Still Photographer's Guide to Operation and Image Creation is an eBook user's guide and tutorial that goes beyond the D5100 manuals to help you learn when and why to use the various features, controls, and custom settings of this versatile camera.  As one reader has said of the Nikon Experience guides,

"Itís 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."

Learn to use your D5100, quickly and competently, to create the types of images you want to capture. The Nikon D5100 is a sophisticated and customizable tool, and this guide explains how to start 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 D5100 book is for those who wish to get more out of their camera and to go beyond Auto and Program modes and shoot in A mode and S mode.  It 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 using the various metering modes and exposure compensation for correct exposure of every image, controlling autofocus modes and focus points for sharp focus of still or moving subjects, and utilizing dramatic depth of field for professional looking photographs.  To assist with setting up your camera, it also includes explanations and recommended settings for all Menus and Custom Settings of the D5100.

You can preview Nikon D5100 Experience at the following link. The preview shows the Table of Contents and Introduction, a sample D5100 Menu Settings page, a sample Custom Settings page, and sample text pages.

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Nikon D5100 Experience not only covers the various settings, functions and controls of the Nikon D5100, but it also explains when and why to use them for your photography. The guide focuses on still-photography with a brief introduction to the movie menus and settings to get you up and running with video. Sections include:

  • Setting Up Your D5100 - All of the D5100 Custom Settings and Playback, Shooting, and Setup Menus, with brief descriptions and recommended settings for practical, everyday use. Set up and customize the advanced features of your dSLR to work best for the way you photograph.

  • Aperture Priority (A), Shutter Priority (S), and Manual (M) Modes - How and when to use them to create dramatic depth of field, freeze or express motion, or take total control over exposure settings.

  • Auto Focusing Modes and Area Modes and Release (Drive) Modes - How they differ, how and when to use them to capture sharp images of both still and moving subjects. Also how and when to use focus lock.

  • Exposure Metering Modes of the Nikon D5100 - How they differ, how and when to use them for correct exposures in every situation. Also how to make use of exposure lock.

  • Histograms, Exposure Compensation, Bracketing, and White Balance - Understanding and using these features for adjusting to the proper exposure in challenging lighting situations, and setting custom white balance.

  • Composition - Brief tips, techniques, and explanations, including the creative use of depth of field.

  • The Image Taking Process - A descriptive tutorial for using the settings and controls you just learned to take photos.

  • Photography Accessories - The most useful accessories for day-to-day and travel photography including accessories specific to the D5100.

  • Introduction to Video Settings - Some basic settings to get you started

This digital guide to the Nikon D5100 is an 89 page, illustrated PDF document that expands upon the information found in the D5100 manual, to help one begin to master their dSLR and learn to use the Nikon D5100 to its full capabilities!  It is packed with helpful information applicable to the new and intermediate dSLR photographer - to start to turn you into an advanced digital photographer!

Author:  Douglas Klostermann
Page Count:
  89 pages, illustrated
ISBN #:  978-1-4524-7264-5
$10.99 - secure payment with PayPal or Credit card (via PayPal)
(plus 6.25% sales tax for residents of Massachusetts)
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This PDF e book can be read on:

-Your computer and printed on your printer
-Your e-reader device, Nook, or Kindle (note: Contact me for a MOBI version if you cannot open the secured PDF file on your Kindle).
-iPad / iPhone - instructions on the FAQ page
-Android tablet - Galaxy, Xoom, Playbook, etc. (note: Contact me for an EPUB version if you cannot open the secured PDF file on your Playbook).

Other versions of Nikon D5100 Experience are available:
The Kindle edition is available on Amazon.com
The Nook edition is available on BarnesandNoble.com

The iPad version is available on iTunes or through the iBooks App on your mobile device.

You can view my video introduction to the Nikon D5100 autofocus system here:

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What Readers are Saying about Nikon D5100 Experience:

I read it from front to back in one sitting, playing with the camera as I went along, and I found it covered all the major things I was having trouble with.  It left me much more confident about focusing and exposure issues particularly.  If you are new to DSLRs or want to bypass hours of hunting through manuals, this is great.  There are many sensible real-world suggestions for configuring the camera that are very helpful, the author writes clearly and concisely, and his approach is accessible and friendly.  If you're having trouble getting going with your new camera, I think this is well worth it.
-Jay M.

Great manual!  This book made it much easier to operate my new Nikon D5100.  It expands on the manual that comes with the camera and tells you what each setting is and what you should set it at.  It also gave me some great pointers on Aperture priority mode, Shutter and ISO. Highly recommended!

From beginners to experienced users:  This guide is very useful for beginners to experienced users.  When you buy this kind of camera you want to understand the best ways to freeze moments which is exactly explained in this book.  This book is written in a human way by an experienced photographer who gives you the tips you need to create a beautiful picture - how to prepare your camera, create shortcuts, or activate such options to make you efficient in the field.  I would recommend this e-book to every new Nikon D5100 buyer!

I have used an old manual Nikon cameras for many years. I just purchased a Nikon D5100 and after reading [Nikon's] manual I still wasn't sure I understood it enough to use it to its full potential. After reading the whole e-book and experimenting with the camera as I was reading I understood what settings would work best for me. The camera gives you many options and it was good to learn enough to be able to choose among them intelligently.  Coming from old school cameras I was not aware of the many ways that auto-focus and auto-exposure could be used to take great pictures. I would highly recommend this book to those unfamiliar with this camera and would also recommend it to others who want to make sure they understand the full technical capabilities of the D5100.
-David D.

What Readers are Saying about Doug's previous guide, Nikon D7000 Experience:

This book, together with the manual that came with your camera, is all you need to start discovering the full potential of the D7000.
-Max M.

Itís 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.
-Peter S.

I would recommend this to anyone who wants to get a quick start to using the D7000.  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 controls.
-Ray M.

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 them up.
-Benoit A.

This manual is a clearly written, concise and useful explanation of the rationale for the seemingly infinite and often confusing settings options for the D7000. Used in conjunction with the Nikon manual I feel a bit more confident in understanding how to at last proceed in getting better photographs.

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 why. 

Doug Klostermann is a travel, culture, and humanitarian photographer dedicated to documenting the work of international aid organizations. He has photographed for numerous organizations in Latin America and the United States, 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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