- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Peachpit Press; 01 edition (10 Jan. 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0321766547
- ISBN-13: 978-0321766540
- Product Dimensions: 18.9 x 1.5 x 23 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (68 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 437,808 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Nikon D7000: From Snapshots to Great Shots Paperback – 10 Jan 2011
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About the Author
John Batdorff is an award-winning landscape and travel photographer who splits his time between Chicago and Montana. He is a coauthor of Composition: From Snapshots to Great Shots, and his work has been featured in the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole. He loves the outdoors and traveling, and sharing his images with others. See his work and read his popular photography blog at www.batdorffphotography.com.
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Top Customer Reviews
If you use your camera, like I do, in Manual 99.9% of the time then this book is really not for you. Although very well written (hence the 3 stars) it focuses mainly on Auto and the semi-auto priority modes (this accounts for 80% of the book !).
I was very dissapointed as I thought the book would contain handy hints and tips for settings that a pro would use without the need for me to read my owners manual from cover to cover.
I have to thank Amazon, I explained my dissapointment by email and within hours I had an email back letting me know they would give me a refund if I returned the book, which I am doing.
If you use a dSLR on Auto or one of the Priority modes then this book will be right up your street !
The advice the photographs the tips and the warnings are all worth the price.
She really takes you around the camera settings and programmes and before long you will be snapping with confidence.
The reading experience for me is great: no more opening the Nikon User Manual to put it down on the desk where it immediately closes itself when I turn my attention back to the camera; no more fumbling with both hands turning pages. I can have the camera in front of me and the Kindle to one side where I can turn pages with one hand and operate the camera with the other - absolute joy. I'm still learning to use the Kindle properly but even after a short time I find reading and using this type of book easy. PDFs are a different matter as not all can be converted (but that's another story). I would thoroughly recommend this book for both beginners to digital photography and to those more experienced but new to the D7000. Also, based upon this book, I would have no hesitation in buying any other book written by Julie Adair King.
though the title NIKON 7000 is across the front of the book is isn`t really about the NIKON 7000 camera it is more of general book about improving your photography which could apply to the vast majority of modern digital SLR cameras. I feel therefore that having NIKON 7000 in the title is very misleading.
However, having researched several of the guides that covered the camera I opted for "DUMMIES" as it seemed to be just what I wanted. I have been working slowly through the book and although I have not yet gone right the way through it I have not been disappointed with the contents. It is written in clear, simple language so that even a dummy like me can get my head around the handling of the D7000. If you are a photographic expert this is not the book for you. However, if you want a plain and simple guide that will lead the average amateur through the mysteries of the D7000 then this is the guide for you. Recommended.
A due mention goes to the pictures in the book: many of them are really compelling and well explained. Also, the print and paper quality are absolutely satisfiable, and since we're talking (or reading ...) about something where aesthetics and general sensorial experience is a primary concern, I definitely appreciated it.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Much easier to understand than the instructions that come with the camera!Published 5 months ago by Jackie H
Good book,very informative and easy to take with him as he learns how to use the camera.Published 8 months ago by morven
A brilliant book for novice and advanced user. My only complaint is that for a reference book the binding is terrible. Bought it in January and by July it was falling to pieces. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Mr G B Simmons