This book is for anyone upgrading from their Nikon D90 or current DSLR to the highly anticipated Nikon D7000. There's the manual, of course, as well as competing books, and while they all explain, often in 400+ pages, what the camera can do, none of them shows exactly how to use the camera to create great images!
This book has one goal: to teach D7000 owners how to make great shots using their new Nikon camera. Users learn how to use the D7000 to create the type of photos that inspired them to buy the camera in the first place. Everything in the book is in service of creating a great image.
Starting with the top ten things users needed to know about the camera, photographer John Batdorff carefully guides readers through the operating features. Owners get practical advice from a pro on which settings to use when, great shooting tips, and even end of chapter assignments.
Perfect if the D7000 was an Upgrade for You
By Alex G. "Alex G." - January 27, 2011
It has been years since I've reviewed a book here, but I feel compelled to review this one. I read this book cover to cover in two days, during a vacation, and my photos as well as my understanding of photographic concepts and technique improved dramatically as a result.
I have a feeling most people who have recently purchased a Nikon D7000 are upgrading from another camera. I moved up from a D50 that served us well, but as photography is becoming a hobby, I wanted a more serious camera. If you've even glanced at the Nikon D7000 manual, you know it is largely unreadable and completely devoid of descriptions of practical applications for the functionality it covers. This book is just the opposite: it is a perfect APPLIED how-to for the Nikon D7000.
The author is an excellent photographer and a very good writer. He makes complex photographic concepts easy to understand. He demonstrates his lessons with great photographs, providing EXIF data, as well the story and... read more
Very Good Book for Beginner to Serious Amateur Photography Enthusiasts. Highly Recommended!
By A. Frades - February 3, 2011
My main reason reading this book is to learn other Nikon D7000 menu control settings which I may have missed because I am too lazy reading the Nikon manual. It's like going back to basic for me, even though I use full manual mode settings to almost all of my photography these past six months. And indeed I was rewarded to know some more from this book than reading the boring Nikon manual alone.
This book (kindle pc edition) explains briefly and to the point essential elements of Nikon D7000 and to a large extent, a mini course on basic photography. It walks you through the process of taking good pictures with corresponding camera settings to choose from, carefully advising the reader to try this and other settings, as well as giving thoughtful advise when to use a tripod for slow shutter speed in order to get perfect exposure. I just finished a short basic and advance classroom course on photography and learnt that this author is telling all the right stuff a beginner... read more
Nikon D7000: From Snapshots to Great Shots
By HMS - February 3, 2011
As a somewhat serious amateur, I looked to upgrading from my Nikon D70, on which I began my adventures in digital photography, to the D7000. It's quite a leap! The manual which comes with the camera is good in that it explains every feature, one by one. John Batdorff's book spends time on how to use the features, from basic to advanced, and he references the appropriate pages of the Nikon camera manual. I found it quite helpful and well worth the cost. HMS