A 14.2 megapixel camera with full 1080p video capabilities, the Nikon D3100 camera is both powerful and yet, accessible to first-time dSLR users. The Nikon D3100 Digital Field Guide will teach you how to get the most out of the advanced dSLR features of the Nikon D3100 as well as improve your basic photography skills. Chapter 1: Exploring the Nikon D3100. - This chapter covers the key components of the Nikon D3100 including basic layout, dials, switches, buttons, and navigation of the viewfinder screen. Chapter 2: Nikon D3100 Essentials. - Learn the various modes for exposures, auto focus, white balance, and picture controls. Chapter 3: Exploring the Nikon D3100 Menus. - Learn to use the playback, shooting, setup and retouch menus to get the most out of the Nikon D3100's photographic potential. Chapter 4: Essential Photography Concepts. - Understand the basics of exposure, depth of field, and composition on your Nikon D3100 to take your photography to the next level. Chapter 5: Selecting and Using Lenses. - Learn lens basics and which lens to use to get the exact type of photos that you want. Chapter 6: Working With Light. - Create natural and beautiful photographs with your D3100 and this chapter's tips on soft light, hard light, natural light, and the use of flash to get the best possible photos. Chapter 7: Working With Live View and Video. - Learn the various video modes of the Nikon D3100 camera, and find tips and tricks for getting the best video possible with your dSLR. Chapter 8: Real World Applications. - Get professional pointers for capturing still-life, action, and abstract photos, as well as landscapes, sports, and architectural subjects with your Nikon D3100. Chapter 9: Viewing and In-Camera Editing. - Learn to view, download, and re-touch images with the Nikon D3100's easy to use editing interface. Appendix A: Accessories. - This Appendix brings together information about remote controls, tripods, monopods, and other accessories that will help you get the most out of your Nikon D3100. Appendix B: How to Use the Grey Card and Color Checker. - Learn how to produce photos with accurate white balance and color with these free-inside-the-book tools. This go-anywhere, full-color guide includes a free greycolor checker card to help you achieve accurate white balance and color in any situation. With the Nikon D3100 Digital Field Guide, you will gain a thorough understanding not only of the Nikon D3100, but also the basic fundamentals of capturing the best possible photos.