A Photographer's Portable Reference
This book is currently out of print.
Table of Contents below reflects the 2nd Edition.
Table of Contents:
- Pre-shoot checklist,
Warm-up Times for Cold Film, Self-Assignment Ideas for the Field, Keeping
Steady, Posing, Exposure Rules of Thumb, Sunny 16 Rule, Sunset Exposures,
Snow Exposures, Underwater Exposures, Aerial View Exposures, Simple Color
Zone System, Reciprocity Effects, Night Exposures, Auto Lights, Stars and
Comets, Lightning Exposures, Exposure Compensation methods, ISO values, shutter
- Nikon filters,
filter factors, color compensating filters (fluorescent, mercury vapor), color
correction filters (color temperatures and compensation, color temperatures
of various light sources), MIRED values for filters, filters for black and
white film, filters to carry (polarizer, ND, graduated, warming, soft-focus,
skylight/UV), ways to reduce contrast, ways to increase contrast, ways to
reduce haze, ways to reduce flare.
Subjects and Special Effects
- Aerial perspective,
dew, stopping action, panning with action, enhancing the appearance of movement,
shooting sports, what to get right, photographing TVs and computer monitors,
soft focus, cross processing, infrared.
- Tips on photographing
animals (attracting subjects, birds, stalking, blinds, caution), NANPA ethical
field practices, outdoor survival, weather rules of thumb, ways to find North,
using a camera in cold, preventing static electricity, wind chill factors,
treating hypothermia, treating frostbite, using a camera in heat, heat factors,
and subject size, extension tubes (reproduction ratios, exposure compensation,
effective apertures), Close-up lenses, depth of field and diffraction.
- Camera lens
compatibility, Nikon lens types, Current Nikkor lens info (Manual Focus, Auto
Focus, Special Purpose), teleconverter use, depth of field, hyperfocal distances,
compatibility, using a wide angle lens, focal lengths and perspective, and
lens hood information.
- Electronic flash,
flash exposure principles, flash syncronization, Guide Numbers, Speedlight
flash modes, monitor preflash, exposure considerations, advanced flash techniques
(bounce, controlling, slow sync, motion blurs, high-speed sync, red-eye reduction),
troubleshooting checklist. Plus concise instructions for the SB-25, SB-26,
SB-27, and SB-28.
- Nikon designations,
EV ranges and shutter speeds, metering methods, exposure modes, basic camera
field repair, camera control locations. Plus concise instructions for the
FM2n, F60/N60, F70/N70, F90x/N90s, F4, F5, and F100.
288 pages, hundreds
of tables. Designed to fit most camera bags.