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Nikon D3100: From Snapshots To Great Shots

Updated on September 6, 2014

My Review of Nikon D3100: From Snapshots To Great Shots

I bought the book Nikon D3100: From Snapshots To Great Shots to go with my Nikon D3100 camera and help me to learn to use it. I am new to SLR cameras and this book seemed like a good supplement to have.

One thing he will recommend you do is to set your image size to the biggest size. He writes that quality is more important than quantity, besides at the biggest size you can still fit 550 pictures on a 4 GB card. I bought an 8 GB card so for me that is about 1100 pictures.

What this book helps you with

With Nikon D3100: From Snapshots to Great Shots, you'll learn not only what makes a great shot work-you'll learn how to get that shot using your D3100. And once you've got the shot, show it off! Join the book's Flickr group, share your photos, and discuss how you use your D3100 at: I'll put pictures below that you can view as will as a clickable link to this group's page.

  • Learn the top ten things you need to know about shooting with the D3100
  • Use the D3100's automatic scene modes to get better shots right away
  • Move on to the professional modes, where you have full control over the look and feel of your images
  • Master the photographic basics of composition, focus, depth of field, and much more
  • Learn all the best tricks and techniques for getting great action shots, landscapes, and portraits
  • Find out how to get great shots in low light
  • Fully grasp all the concepts and techniques as you go, with assignments at the end of every chapter

Nikon D3100: From Snapshots To Great Shots

Here is the book that I am talking about on this lens

Always try to choose quality over quantity

Photo I took

blue bird in spring
blue bird in spring

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    • lovemicheala 4 years ago

      I'm researching cameras at the moment, I found your lens very helpful

    • Bill Armstrong 5 years ago from Valencia, California

      ah ha my camera

    • Risteard O'Marcahain 5 years ago from Wales


      Nice Lens and nice to find you I will pass your link to my wife who paints flowers and wildlife on china and she will love your pics. I have been bashing away on squidoo building a series of lens on La Manga Club - its lonely work and I am just swimming around looking for people to chat to and collaborate with mutual featuring and squidoo stroking is a nice activity and you meet such interesting people who have something to say

      Bye for now


    • gottaloveit2 5 years ago

      You sure have a good eye. I have the Nikon D5000 which I love - I don't think it's possible to take a bad picture with that camera.

    • Lisa Auch 5 years ago from Scotland

      love it love it love it,

    • WhiteOak50 6 years ago

      I just ordered it so I will come back and leave a review after I read it.

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          Nikon was always my favorite. I had two when I left military service but were stolen shortly thereafter and I have never replaced them.

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          I would love to have a Nikon someday. Great cameras.

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          WhiteOak50 6 years ago

          Well, my friend I should have my Nikon (Monday or Tuesday) of this coming week. Since it is my Birthday Week, my husband got it for me (like he was going to do at Christmas but I refused it). Being at 123RF- I have learned so much through the many rejections, it actually gave me a shove to learn more and want to do more with my photography. I just ordered this book also-so thank you for writing this page!

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          Nikon is a high end, high tech digital camera great for amateurs and experts alike.

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          Andy 6 years ago from London, England

          Great lens and an excellent camera

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          bjslapidary 6 years ago

          Great lens. Just looked at this camera last weekend. Thinking about purchasing one. This makes me like it even more.

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          Heather Burns 6 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

          Very awesome review of the Nikon D3100. Your photos make me want the camera. But it's the operator too:)

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          Cynthia Sylvestermouse 6 years ago from United States

          I am even more intrigued by this camera now. I guess I need the book too :) Thank you for the introduction to both the camera and the book. I still wonder if my photos would be as beautiful as yours even with the same equipment.

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          jseven lm 6 years ago

          Thanks for all the info on this great camera and the beautiful pics!

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          Mary Beth Granger 5 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

          Great lens. I'm featuring it on and giving it a SquidAngel blessing.

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          Maritimer LM 5 years ago

          I have been using Nikon Camera's all the way back to My Nikon F2. Now using a Nikon D5000. All Nikons have great photo quality!

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          Ann 5 years ago from Yorkshire, England

          I'm a Nikon baby too - great review

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          termit_bronx 5 years ago

          I use Nikon D3100 too, it's great!

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          Heather Burns 5 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

          Makes me want to buy a Nikon! I have a Canon and love it though.

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          gottaloveit2 5 years ago

          Gorgeous pictures!

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          savenlives 5 years ago

          love your photos!

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          BestToysReviews 5 years ago

          Beautiful photographs :D

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          BestToysReviews 5 years ago

          Beautiful photographs :D

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          Terrific lens, excellent photography.

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          Bill Armstrong 5 years ago from Valencia, California

          Yea my camera, have saved this lens, just love it, especially as I have not long got my D3100, very very pleased with camera, have it featured on my lenses :-) Still have a lot to learn so I guess I will be purchasing the book, I really appreciate you doing lenses such as these, love it, thanks for sharing

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          bhphoto 5 years ago

          Nice Photography Squidoo Lens

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          bhphoto 5 years ago

          Nice Lens - there is a new upgraded Nikon D3200 DSLR camera added to the Photography Camera lineup

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          victoriahaneveer 4 years ago

          I have this camera and it did take a while to become used to all the features. I think if you do not learn about all the different features then there is no point getting such a good camera. Reading a book and practising are both very good ideas.

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          CoolFool83 4 years ago

          These are some beautiful pictures!

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          geosum 4 years ago

          I haven't been able to get such a nice camera yet, but I truly enjoy seeing your wonderful pictures.

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          kenweiss66 3 years ago

          Nice lens and beautiful photos. I love my Nikon D3100 DSLR as well.

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