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Forums Lobby MASTER YOUR NIKON CAMERA Nikon D5000/D3000 series (Public) topic #1069
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spd_dvl   US  Registered since 28th Dec 2009 Mon 28-Dec-09 02:21 AM
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"Just got a D5000"



I just got a D5000 for Christmas and have stepped up from a Canon A450. So I'm wanting to learn all i can about this camera as well as software to edit of photos. I've never used any DSLRs nor have i used any editing software. I wanna become better and I'm learning as I can but if anyone can tell me more it would great be appreciated. (anything i should read or buy).

Thanks,
Alex

  

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blw Moderator Awarded for his high level of expertise in various areas   Richmond, US  Nikonian since 18th Jun 2004 Mon 28-Dec-09 04:53 AM
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I'd start with learning about photography: Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson. This is an acknowledged classic.

Then you might be interested in something about the camera itself; there are a wide variety of opinions on this, but I prefer Thom Hogan's The Complete Guide to the Nikon D5000 (or any model - he does them for every camera now).

For post processing, consider something like one of the books from Scott Kelby on the Adobe product of your choice (Photoshop Elements is a good start). There are many others, including CaptureNX2 from Nikon, but from my personal perspective Adobe's products are a more universal approach.

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Brian... a bicoastal Nikonian and Team Member

My gallery is online. Comments and critique welcomed any time!

  

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas   US  Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007 Mon 28-Dec-09 04:40 PM
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Hi Alex,

Welcome to Nikonians!
Congratulations on your new D5000!
In addition to Brian's comments above, you might find the following link to the D5000 Digitutor helpful: http://www.nikondigitutor.com/eng/d5000/index.shtml
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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