As a 12.9 megapixel camera with new movie capture and numerous advanced features, the Nikon D5000 is a remarkable blend of simplicity and advanced D-SLR capabilities. The Nikon D5000 Digital Field Guide will teach you how to get the most out of these impressive features, as well as improve your basic photography skills. Chapter 1: Exploring the Nikon D5000 - Learn key components of the D5000 including basic layout, dials, switches, and buttons. Chapter 2: Nikon D5000 Essentials - This chapter discusses key settings such as Chapter 3: Exploring the D5000 Menus - Learn how to customize the D5000 to fit your shooting style, refine workflow, or to refine the camera settings to fit different shooting scenarios. Chapter 4: Essential Photography Concepts - Learn to fine-tune exposure, understand depth of field, and compose your photographs when using your D5000. Chapter 5: Selecting and Using Lenses - This chapter covers the most common, as well as the most recommended D5000 lenses, and how they impact your photography. Chapter 6: Working with Light. - The ability to control light is one crucial step in taking great photos.This chapter explains different types of light and how to modify light to suit your needs. Chapter 7: Working with D-Movie. - This chapter covers tips, tricks, and workarounds in using D-Movie mode on your D5000, as well as different types of video editing software. Chapter 8: Viewing and In-camera Editing. - Learn how to view and download your images from your new D5000 and to use the new retouch options that were not available on previous cameras. Chapter 9: Action and Sports Photography. - This chapter discusses how to prepare your shot, pan using different shutter speeds, and implement speedlights with your D5000. Chapter 10: Flower and Plant Photography. - This chapter explains preparing shots, how to implement backlighting, and general tips for taking flower and plant photos with your D5000.-make into a complete sentence Chapter 11: Macro Photography. - This chapter covers different tools you can use with your D5000 for macro photography like lenses, filters, extension tubes, and more. Chapter 12: Night and Lowlight Photography. - Discover how to successfully overcome low lighting obstacles to capture great concert and nightlife photos with your D5000.Chapter 13: Portrait Photography. - This chapter prepares you for photographing studio, outdoor, and indoor portrait sessions with your D5000. Chapter 14: Still-life and Product Photography. - This chapter explains how to use the available light, continuous lights and other accessories when photographing still-lifes and product photography with your D5000. Chapter 15: Urban and Rural Landscape Photography. - Learn how to set up D5000 for urban, desert, and silhouette shots Appendix A: Accessories. - This chapter covers remote controls, GPS unit, tripods and more accessories that you might consider purchasing to accompany your D500. With the Nikon D5000 Digital Field Guide , you will gain a thorough understanding of the D5000, as well as the basic fundamentals of capturing the best possible photos in any situation.