This is a complete class in digital photography with a D-SLR camera - one that enables readers to learn the essentials at their own pace, in the comfort in their own home. The attractive package includes: an authoritative DVD guide made just for the Nikon D40. Created by photographers for photographers, it covers specific camera features and functions. The format allows viewers to navigate easily between different topics and review chapters any time. A full-colour, 64-page book gets newcomers to the digital world started right. Packed with picture-taking tips and information on digital file formats. The DVDs live action tutorial demystifies digital shooting and shows how to compose photos; choose the best picture-quality settings; improve results with the built-in flash and interpret histograms. Plus, see when to trust a camera's automatic settings... or change them. A laminated quick reference card is an ideal in-the-field key to camera and menu operations.