Blue Crane Digital's DVD will teach you all you need to know about taking great pictures with your Nikon D40 in less than two hours. The topics are arranged in chapters, so you can move at your own pace, and return later to individual subjects. This DVD not only gets you up and running with confidence, it explains what the engineers had in mind when they designed the outside dials and controls. You’ll come back to this video again and again.Topics include:, Be Prepared (To Get the Shot), Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority/Depth of Field, Focus Alternatives, Metering and Bracketing, White Balance/Color Temperature, ISO, Playback Options / Image Review, Understanding Histograms, Exposure Compensation, Flash Overview, Custom Settings, Tripods and Telephoto Lenses, Programmable Buttons, RAW (NEF) Files, Composition, My Menus, and much more.The inBrief guide gives you quick and accurate answers to achieve the best shot while in the field without lugging around a hefty instruction manual. The card is divided into eight color-coded panels. The panels cover metering / bracketing, custom functions, layout and description of the camera's control panel, and color coded index to easily find your answers. The guide is laminated for long life and protection from the elements wherever you may go.