Nikon D500 Experience
User guide to the Nikon D500 dSLR camera
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Title: Nikon D500 Experience
Author: Douglas Klostermann
Page Count: 439 pages, illustrated
Price: $14.99 – Available Now!
E-Book Format: Available in two instant-download formats to choose from, PDF and EPUB
Nikon D500 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 professional DX-format camera. Most importantly, it explains not only how but also when and why to use the camera’s advanced features, settings, and controls in your photography.
Written in the clear, concise, and comprehensive manner of all Full Stop guides, Nikon D500 Experience will help you learn to use your D500 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.”
This guide is designed for both intermediate and experienced photographers:
For Intermediate / Enthusiast Photographers: This instant download Nikon D500 e book is designed to help you take fuller advantage of the capabilities of your camera. It covers standard dSLR camera functions and exposure concepts for those learning digital SLR photography, and explains more advanced camera controls and operations for experienced enthusiasts.
-Go beyond Program mode and shoot competently in A, S, and M shooting modes.
-Take full advantage of the sophisticated 153 point autofocus system and its Focus modes, AF-area modes, and Custom Settings – for sharp focus of still or moving subjects.
-Set up your camera with clear explanations and recommended settings for all Menu options and Custom Settings of the D500.
-Learn how, when, and why to use and customize the controls, buttons, and features of the D500 to best fit your shooting needs.
-Understand the various metering modes, exposure compensation, and exposure lock for correct exposure of every image, even in challenging lighting situations.
For Experienced Photographers coming to the D500 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 153-point 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 D500, the new Group-Area AF mode, and newly added subject-tracking parameters. Plus it explains the camera controls and how to customize them for your shooting needs, new features such as Highlight-Weighted Metering Mode, and the HDR, Multiple Exposure, and Time-Lapse Shooting features.
The guide also introduces the HD and 4K UHD video features and settings, and guides you through all the Playback, Shooting, and Setup Menus, Custom Settings, and Movie Mode Menu settings of the D500 in order to help you best set up the camera and its controls for your specific shooting needs, and includes the helpful, comprehensive Nikon D500 Set-Up Guide Spreadsheet created by the author.
You can preview Nikon D500 Experience at the following link. The preview shows the complete Table of Contents and excerpts from the Introduction, Menu Settings section, Custom Settings section, and Autofocus section:
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Nikon D500 Experience not only covers the various settings, functions and controls of the Nikon D500, 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 and 4K UHD video. Sections include:
-Setting Up Your D500 – All of the D500 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. Plus a link to the free D500 Setup Guide Spreadsheet for assistance and reference.
-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 new 153-point D500 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 including the subject-tracking options, 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 D500 – 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, and customizing the controls for easy access to these features. Plus making use of the new Auto White Balance options, and setting a 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 and 4K UHD video.
-Photography Accessories – The most useful accessories, including those specific to the D500.
-Lenses – Nikon (Nikkor) lenses compatibility with the D500, and explanations of Nikon lens notations.
-Composition – Tips, techniques, and explanations, including the creative use of depth of field.
This 439 page digital e-book guide to the Nikon D500 – illustrated with over 350 images, diagrams, and screen shots – goes beyond the manual to clearly explain how, when, and why to use the features, settings, and controls of the Nikon D500 to help you get the most from your camera.
Title: Nikon D500 Experience
Author: Douglas Klostermann
Page Count: 439 pages, illustrated
Price: $14.99 – Available Now!
E-Book Format: Available in two instant-download formats to choose from:
PDF 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.)
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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.
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.
Excellent. I use this book the most! I bought several books, paperback and Kindle, after buying the D750 and have noticed I use this book by far the most. I recommend this book without reservation.
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 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.
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.
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.
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, I HIGHLY recommend you buy this book!!!
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.
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.
More than a Guide – I am a passionate photographer and cinematographer. Not only did I find Doug Klostermann’s guide 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.
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.
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 camera 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