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A Short Course in Nikon Coolpix 5700 Photography (Book & CD-ROM)
This book/eBook package is you guide to getting more interesting and creative photos with your digital camera. If you want to learn more about the concepts of photography, this is for you. This book discusses every available procedure and photographic technique in a clear, well-illustrated style. It will help you quickly master your camera so you can start getting the kinds of photos you hope for. The book is printed in black & white and has a well-liked spiral binding that lets the book lie flat or be folded back. The accompanying eBook on a CD disc is a full-color version of the same book in Adobe's popular PDF format. It can be read on a PC or Mac using the included Acrobat reader or any current Web browser. The CD also includes trial versions of a number of the author's favorite programs. If we have published one of our Short Course books for your specific camera model, you do not need this generic guide that covers the same ground.
Good for beginners. Better than CP5700 manual.
By Harun Wahab
- November 9, 2002
This is an excellent book that is suited for beginners. It explains the workings of the CP5700 more clearly than the manual, which can at times, be a little confusing. Related how-tos and tips are neatly grouped together for easy reference.The book is not a regurgitation of the CP5700 manual. It covers broad subjects like lighting, exposure metering, focusing, and flash techniques, and introduces each topic fittingly. Dennis discusses the merits of using certain functions of the CP5700 and suggests ways to best make use of them. For example, he talks about how to read the histogram and provides sample photos with tips on applying exposure compensation based on the histogram readings. Another example includes controlling depth-of-field combining the various functions of the CP5700, using focus lock, aperture priority, zoom length and understanding the hyperfocal distance.This book is strewn with tips like those; coupled with loads of good photos that explain scene situations, it... read more
Too expensive but worth it in the long run
By Jacob Hantla "hantla.com"
- December 27, 2003
I reviewed this book shortly after I purchased it. I have quoted the text of the previous review:
Recently, my wife and I made the investment of a Nikon 5700. We are happy with the investment. We also invested in this book, and we are definately less happy in this one. I'm going to run down a list of pros and cons and you make the decision. In the end, I'm glad I bought it. It taught me some tricks I may never have figured out otherwise, but still I can't believe how much they charge for how little you get.PROS:
1. Better than the manual
2. Gives examples of the techniques discussed.
3. It's the only one that exists.CONS
1. WAY too expensive. This book should cost about five bucks. It looks like a guy printed it on his computer and took it to the copy shop.
2. Some of the examples are too simplistic and assume too many steps. If a little bit more detail were given, it would have saved me hours of stress and frustration only to... read more
Overpriced for what you get.
By Herman K. Doswald
- October 26, 2002
Not a bad book, but not a great one either. Does simplify the rather dense instructions for using the camera given in the user's manual that comes with the Nikon 5700 and offers in six of the eight chapters a primer on photography touching upon such topics as exposure, light & color, lenses, and close-up photography. Spiral binding makes the book easy to handle. CD included was of no interest to me, although it does reproduce the book as an e-book in a colored version. Would have preferred to have the book I bought in color and skip the CD.
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