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Nikon D810 Experience - e-book user's guide and Setup Guide
The Still Photography Guide to Operation and Image Creation With the Nikon D810

Take control of your Nikon D810 and the images you create!

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Nikon D810 Experience book guide manual download ebook tutorial how to setup for dummies instruction tips tricks Douglas Klostermann full frame FX dslrNikon D810 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 full-frame (FX) camera.  Most importantly, it explains not only how but also when and why to use the camera's basic and advanced features, settings, and controls in your photography.

Written in the clear, concise, and comprehensive manner of all Full Stop guides, Nikon D810 Experience will help you learn to use your D810 quickly and competently, to consistently create 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."
-Martin D.


For dSLR users from Enthusiast to Experienced:

For Intermediate and Enthusiast Photographers:
This instant download Nikon D810 e book is designed for intermediate and enthusiast dSLR photographers who wish to take fuller advantage of the capabilities of their camera and sho
ot competently in A, S, and M shooting modes; take control of the sophisticated 51 point autofocus system and its multiple AF-Area Modes including the new Group-Area AF mode; and learn how, when, and why to use and customize the various controls, buttons, and features of the D810.

To help you set up your camera, it includes explanations and recommended settings for all Menu options and Custom Settings of the D810.  It explains camera functions and exposure concepts for those learning digital SLR photography, and explains more advanced camera controls and operation, such using the various metering modes and exposure compensation for correct exposure of every image, and taking advantage of other features of the D810 such as working in Live View, and the in-camera HDR, Multiple Exposure Mode, and editing features.

For Experienced Photographers to get up and running with the D810:
For experienced photographers coming to the D810 from previous Nikon models, this guide explains the new and advanced features in order to quickly get you up and running and taking advantage of these capabilities, including the advanced Autofocus System and all its AF Modes, AF-Area Modes, and Custom Settings, for capturing both still and moving subjects. It also covers back-button focusing and trap focus techniques with the D810. Plus it explains the camera controls and how to customize them, new features such as Highlight-Weighted Metering, RAW S, the Electronic Front-Curtain Shutter feature, and the HDR, Multiple Exposure, and Time-Lapse Shooting features. 

The guide also introduces the HD video features and settings, and guides you through all the Playback, Shooting, and Setup Menus, Custom Settings, and Movie Mode Menu settings of the D810 in order to help you best set up the camera and its controls for your specific shooting needs, including the helpful, comprehensive Nikon D810 Set-Up Guide spreadsheet created by the author.

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Nikon D810 Experience not only covers the various settings, functions and controls of the Nikon D810, 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 video. Sections include:

  • Setting Up Your D810 - All of the D810 Custom Settings and Playback, Shooting, and Setup Menus, including Movie Mode Menus, with explanations 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 - The 51 point D810 autofocus system is a powerful tool, and taking control of it will enable you to successfully capture more sharp images, in both still and action situations.  Learn the AF Modes, AF Area Modes, and AF Custom Settings, how they differ, how and when to take advantage of them to capture both still and moving subjects. Plus how and when to use focus lock and back-button focusing.

  • Exposure Metering Modes of the Nikon D810 - How they differ, including the new Highlight-Weighted Metering mode, how and when to use them for correct exposures in every situation, and how to customize them for your needs. Plus 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, customizing the controls for easy access to these features, and setting custom white balance.

  • The Image Taking Process - Descriptive tutorials for using the settings and controls you just learned to take photos of both still and moving subjects.

  • Introduction to Video Settings - Settings and explanations to get you started shooting HD video.

  • Photography Accessories - The most useful accessories for day-to-day and travel photography including accessories specific to the D810.

  • Lenses - Nikon (Nikkor) lenses compatibility with the D810, and explanations of lens notations.

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

This 375 page digital guide to the Nikon D810 is an illustrated e-book that goes beyond the manual to clearly explain how, when, and why to use the features, settings, and controls of the Nikon D810 to help you get the most from your camera.

Title:  Nikon D810 Experience
Douglas Klostermann
Page Count:  375 pages, illustrated
Price: $14.99 - Available Now!
E-Book Format:  available in two instant-download formats to choose from:

Buy Now with PayPal or Credit CardPDF format for reading on your computer or printing on your printer using the latest version of Adobe Reader. Or transferring and reading on some e-readers and most tablet devices. PDF is the most versatile format. Instructions for transferring a PDF to an iPad or e-reader device are on the FAQ page. (Please note that the PDF security settings may prevent transfer to a Kindle or Playbook. Please contact me for a MOBI or EPUB version if you encounter this issue with your PDF on your e-reader device/ tablet.)

Buy Now with PayPal or Credit CardEPUB format for reading on a Nook, Sony Reader, other e-reader device, or on the iPad using iBooks. Or on an Android tablet (Galaxy, Xoom, Playbook, etc.) using an ePub reader app such as the free OverDrive Media Console. Or viewing on your computer with free Adobe Digital Editions software.  (EPUB not able to be printed on your printer.) If you are unable to transfer or read the EPUB on your Kindle, please contact me for a MOBI format version of the book.

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The author has also created a free, comprehensive Nikon D810 Setup Guide spreadsheet, which can be used hand-in-hand with the Nikon D810 Experience e-book guide. The setup guide lists recommended 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:


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What Readers are Saying about Doug's guides, including the previous
Nikon D610 Experience
and Nikon D7100 Experience:

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 camera.
-Max M.

By far the best guide out there - I probably refer to your excellent manual at least once a day, it is so well written and very easy to follow. I especially like the menu recommendations, as this can be a chore when setting up initially. I have probably owned 20+ Nikons since the early seventies, this is by far the best guide out there, explaining in a simple way the best aspects of the camera and more importantly how to use and leverage the technology. I heartily recommend your publications to anyone I know.
-J. Bulloch

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.

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.
-John C.

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.

This 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 better photographs.

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 book.

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 controls.
-Ray M.

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.

Amazing - 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!!! 
-Jacob King

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.
-Bryan L.

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 them up.
-Benoit A.

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.
-Simon Wilkie

A 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.

Excellent 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 done!
-T. E. Valentine

A 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.
-F.W. Snert

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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