Master Nikon's first mirrorless camera with this full-color guide The Nikon 1 is a revolutionary new pocket-size camera line that packs the power of a digital SLR into a smaller body. This easy-to-follow guide covers both the J1 and V1 models, showing you all the modes and capabilities of each and how to use them. Illustrated with full-color images to show what you can achieve, it explores all the controls, different lenses, auto and video shooting modes, and how you can take creative control of your photos. It also teaches you which format to use, how to organize and manage your images, and how to get super shots of people, landscapes, action, and more. This guide by leading photography instructor Julie Adair King provides a complete introduction to using the new Nikon 1 J1 and V1 models Covers all the camera controls and how to use them, lenses, auto and video modes, and how to take control of exposure, color, and lighting Explains how to get images from the camera to the computer, manage your photo files, and make basic edits Full-color illustrations show the great effects you can achieve Nikon 1 J1/V1 For Dummieshelps you get the most from Nikon's new mirrorless camera.
Introduction 1 Part I: Fast Track to Super Snaps 5 Chapter 1: Getting the Lay of the Land 7 Chapter 2: Choosing Basic Picture Settings 31 Chapter 3: Taking Great Pictures, Automatically 57 Chapter 4: Shooting Digital Movies and Motion Snapshots 81 Part II: Working with Picture Files 103 Chapter 5: Playback Tricks: Viewing Your Photos and More 105 Chapter 6: Downloading, Printing, and Sharing Your Photos 137 Part III: Taking Creative Control 169 Chapter 7: Getting Creative with Exposure and Lighting 171 Chapter 8: Manipulating Focus and Color 213 Chapter 9: Putting It All Together 245 Part IV: The Part of Tens 261 Chapter 10: Top Ten Maintenance and Emergency Care Tips 263 Chapter 11: Ten Special-Purpose Features to Explore on a Rainy Day 273 Index 291
Julie Adair King has been writing about digital cameras and photography for more than a decade. She is the author of several books on various Nikon and Canon cameras as well as Digital Photography For Dummies. She also teaches beginning photographers at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre.
Share your world by taking amazing photos and movies on your cool new camera The Nikon 1 can revolutionize your photo skills, if you know how to use it. Packed with vivid images and helpful tips, this guide gives you the tools to make the most out of your camera's capabilities. Whether you shoot with the J1 or V1 model, you'll be on the fast track to working with picture files, taking creative control, and snapping super shots! Get acquainted — from working with menus and controls to lenses and memory cards, get comfortable with your camera Taking great pictures is a snap — become a masterful photographer by exploring exposure, focus, and color Playing it back — use your camera's playback features and connect it to the big screen to view photos and movies Introducing the exposure trio — experiment with aperture, shutter speed, and ISO to take the photos you've always wanted Tell your story — choose the right settings to capture action, scenic vistas, and dynamic close-ups Open the book and find: Easy-to-understand explanations of technical terms All about choosing the right picture settings Directions for shooting digital movies Tricks for viewing your photos and picture data Steps for downloading, printing, and sharing your photos How to adjust autofocus performance and manipulate depth of field Techniques for setting up scenes to get the picture you want Learn to: Manage the camera controls, lenses, and still photography and video modes Shoot great portraits, landscapes, action shots, and more Get creative with exposure, color, and focus controls