Learn how to use your Nikon D5100

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This online guide is a collection of my personal insights and experiences with the Nikon D5100, organized into an easy-to-understand resource full of tips and tricks.

Nikon D5100 Tips & Tricks

Howdy! If you’re new around these parts, I want to personally welcome you to my humble abode. My name is Moose and in a nutshell, I’m a happily married father of two who has a passion for photography.

I created this place especially for Nikon D5100 users. You can think of it like a secret clubhouse for newbie’s. The vibe here is very relaxed.

If you’re ready to dive in, check out the How To’s & Tutorials section for some cool walkthroughs and techniques.

Need help with camera settings? I created a pack of cheat sheets that show you the exact settings I would start with when shooting a particular subject or scene.

If you have questions or would like to hang out with friendly D5100 owners, mosey on over to the forum.

To stay up to date with the latest tips and tricks for the D5100, thumb through my News & Notes section below or jump on over to my Facebook page.

All the best and happy shooting!

News & Notes

NEW! (August 3, 2013) Yodel ay hee hoo! I just finished my guide which gives you a firsthand look at my process for Shooting Landscapes with the Nikon D5100. I show the settings I used, along with some secret and hidden features that can help in certain landscape type situations. Check it out »

Nikon D5100 Landscape Settings, Tips & Tricks

(May 29, 2013) Woohoo! The wait is finally over…I’m proud to announce my 1st ever Cheat Cards for the Nikon D5100. If you’ve ever been in a situation and wondered which settings to use with your camera, these nifty little cheat sheets will tell you exactly which settings I would start with. My settings are specific to the Nikon D5100 and select Nikon lenses. This allows me to provide very detailed settings which will improve your odds of capturing a keeper. Sound good? Click here for more info.

Nikon D5100 Cheat Sheets for Beginners

In-Depth Guide: My Favorite Lenses & Accessories for the Nikon D5100 (June 6, 2012) – Everyday I get asked about the best lenses and accessories for the Nikon D5100, so I decided to compile a list of my favorite stuff for beginners and put them into an easy to understand guide. Enjoy!

Instant Rebate Available (May 02, 2012) – Looks like Nikon has an instant rebate for the D5100. It expires on May 26th, 2012, so if you’re thinking about purchasing a D5100…now might be the time to do it. Happy shooting! :)

In-Depth Guide: Portrait Lenses, Tips & Tricks for the Nikon D5100 (April 19, 2012) – This guide will give you some insight towards capturing beautiful portraits and candids with your D5100. I’ll go over scene modes, in-camera settings and other tricks you won’t find in the manual. I’ll also shed some light on recommended lenses and gear to help you take eye-popping portraits.

In-Depth Guide: Memory Cards for the Nikon D5100 (April 6, 2012) – I just finished my in-depth memory card write-up for the D5100 which makes sense of image/video capacities, class ratings, speeds, best brands, etc… so check it out. Happy shooting! :)

D5100 Forum Growing Leaps and Bounds (April 5, 2012) – If you haven’t already done so, I highly recommend checking out the Nikon D5100 forum for beginners. Over the last few weeks, there have been wonderful discussions around a variety of topics (gear, settings, tricks, issues, etc…) surrounding the D5100. It’s a fantastic learning tool…and hey, you’ll be in good company.

Nikon D5100 Forum Created (February 19, 2012) – Good news! I created a forum dedicated to the Nikon D5100. You’re encouraged to enter this awesome hangout with me and my friends as we share tips, tricks and experiences with one another. Click here, to visit the new forum.

P.S. You can reward me by using your shutter clicking skills on the Google +1 button. In return, I'll cook up more tips and tricks to share with you. Thanks for your support! :)
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