Nikon D7000 Experience - PDF

Get the most out of your Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000 Experience is an eBook user's guide and tutorial to help you learn to use your Nikon D7000 dSLR to its full potential.

Nikon D7000 Experience - The Still Photographer's Guide to Operation and Image Creation is an eBook user's guide and tutorial that goes beyond the D7000 manual to help you learn when and why to use the various features, controls, and custom settings of this powerful camera. As one reader has said, "This book, together with the manual that came with your camera, is all you need to start discovering the full potential of the D7000."

Learn to use your D7000, quickly and competently, to create the types of images you want to capture. The Nikon D7000 is an advanced and highly customizable tool, and this guide explains how to start to use it to its full capability. It will help you begin to take control of your camera, the image taking process, and the photos you create.

This instant download, illustrated Nikon D7000 guide is for those who wish to get more out of their camera and to go beyond Auto and Program modes and shoot in A mode and S mode. To get you started, it includes explanations and recommended settings for every Playback, Shooting, and Setup Menu option, every Custom Setting, and all Movie Mode Menu settings of the D7000. It covers basic dSLR camera functions and exposure concepts for those new to digital SLR photography, and explains more advanced camera controls and operation, such as using the various metering modes and exposure compensation for correct exposure of every image, controlling autofocus modes and focus points for sharp focus of still or moving subjects, and utilizing dramatic depth of field for professional looking photographs. This guide cuts through all the information thrown at you in the manual and focuses on essential settings and information to help you get out there shooting in the real world.

You can preview Nikon D7000 Experience at the following link. The preview shows the Table of Contents and Introduction, a sample D7000 Menu Settings page, a sample D7000 Custom Settings page, and sample text pages.

Nikon D7000 Experience does not only cover the various settings, functions and controls of the Nikon D7000, but it also explains when and why to use them for your photography. Note that it focuses on still-photography and not video except for a brief introduction to video menus and settings to get you up and running. Sections include:

  • Setting Up Your D7000 - All of the D7000 Custom Settings and Playback, Shooting, and Setup Menu settings, including Movie Mode menus, with brief descriptions 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.
  • Aperture Priority Mode (A) and Shutter Priority Mode (S) - How and when to use them to create dramatic depth of field or to freeze or express motion.
  • Auto Focusing Modes and Area Modes and Release (Drive) Modes - How they differ, how and when to use them to capture sharp images of both still and moving subjects. Also how and when to use focus lock.
  • Exposure Metering Modes of the Nikon D7000 - How they differ, how and when to use them for correct exposures in every situation. Also 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 setting custom white balance.
  • Composition - Brief tips, techniques, and explanations, including the creative use of depth of field.
  • The Image Taking Process - A descriptive tutorial for using the settings and controls you just learned to take photos.
  • Photography Accessories - The most useful accessories for day-to-day and travel photography.
  • Introduction to Video Settings - Some basic settings to get you started.

This digital guide to the Nikon D7000 is an illustrated 86 page, PDF document that builds upon the information found in the D7000 manual, to help one begin to master their dSLR and learn to use the Nikon D7000 to its full capabilities. It is packed with helpful information applicable to the new and intermediate dSLR photographer - to begin to turn you into an advanced digital photographer.

What Readers are Saying about Nikon D7000 Experience:

This book, together with the manual that came with your camera, is all you need to start discovering the full potential of the D7000. -Max M.

It’s the first guide I've read which has taken me through all the settings in an understandable way. I now feel that I have control over the camera. -Peter S.

I would recommend this to anyone who wants to get a quick start to using the D7000. 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. -Ray M.

This manual is a clearly written, concise and useful explanation of the rationale for the seemingly infinite and often confusing settings options for the D7000. -WLS

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." -Benoit A.

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. -GSA

Doug Klostermann is a travel, culture, and humanitarian photographer dedicated to documenting the work of international aid organizations. He has photographed for numerous organizations in Latin America and the United States, been recognized by the United Nations Development Programme for his humanitarian photography, and been published in magazines and books including Conde Nast Traveler, Sherman's Travel, South American Explorer, and Viva Travel Guides. Doug is a member of the National Press Photographers Association. View his images on his website at and learn more about photography equipment and techniques on his blog Picturing Change at

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