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It's here: The rest of your camera.

500+ pages of secrets. Packed into the world's best-selling high resolution Photography eBook™.

  • Things you never knew.
  • Things Nikon never knew.*
  • Software never seen before.
  • Things Time Magazine didn't know, and they still named the Nikon 990 "Machine of the Year"

Things that will surprise you and things that will help you through every moment as the Nikon 950 / 990 / 995 / 775 / 5000 / 4500 / 5700 / 5400 / Converter Optics reveal their secrets into your eyes.

All of this is packed into a super-resolution eBook that contains images so high in quality that you can blow them up on screen by 400+% without losing resolution or running into pixels!

Each chapter is much larger than the largest PDF file you've ever experienced on the Internet, but downloading into your computer from the CD only takes a few moments. And it interactively takes you from ideas to related ideas with a click of the mouse.

Mastering Nikon Compact Digital Cameras contains a photography course that will unleash your awareness of composition, design, color, form, balance, timing, and point of view.

Here is eye training specially geared to the unique opportunities these cameras make possible. Beyond the course, a universe of technique, technology, and possibilities opens up to let you master not just the cameras but your own sense of photographic prowess.

Would it surprise you to know there's a one hand technique called THE GRIP that will keep the camera in your hand steadier than holding it with two hands?

Would you be amazed to learn that you could travel all over the world carrying dozens of color filters for the Nikon cameras IN YOUR WALLET? Filters that couldn't possibly scratch, smudge or break? Color filters that were as reflection and flare free as the lens of the camera itself?

You should have seen Nikon Mike's eyes pop out when he saw the filters for the first time! "Holy cow," he said (or something roughly equivalent), "are you going to patent that?"

This eBook has them waiting for you in it. Ready to use right now. Simply flip the cover over by sliding it out of the flattened CD case and reinserting it with the color patterns showing. Follow the instructions in the eBook and you'll be shooting with any of the 48 filters INSIDE your camera.

How do you make a Nikon digital camera shoot at 2-6 times its native "film speed"? When does boosting ISO sensitivity work and when doesn't it? The wall is farther out than you may think.

How do you get a deep film-level dynamic range from an electronic camera that has only 2/3 the tonal dynamics of film? The book gives you step by step instructions to achieve the full dynamic range of the best film right from the camera.

Would you like to have a pocket size telephoto lens on your camera that takes 900mm shots of the Moon? Want to shoot through the really big telescopes? Learn how.

Did you ever use a tripod to suspend your camera out over, say, the side of a boat so you could include the boat in the shot? Thinking Outside the Pod is here.

Would you be shocked to learn that you can shoot anamorphic (Cinemascope) images with the Nikon Digitals? It takes some external optics to do it, but it works.

Two images can become a 3D picture if they are shot properly. How can you do this from 28,000 feet?

How many of you ever shot a fisheye picture in INFRARED like the one above right? I didn't think so. Would you like to know how? Want to know how to acquire a 50 cent IR filter for your 9xx, 4xxx or 775? Slide into the eBook to find out.

Did you know that these cameras shoot pictures good enough for 35mm motion picture special effects animation? Would you like to know it from somebody who's done it?

Would you like to see a gallery of outstanding images from photographers all over the world who are shooting with the Nikon Cameras for pleasure and even some of the most prestigious fashion photography around?

The eBook has images from the Nikon CP 950 and 990 camera made by digital photographers Stayskal, Kahn and Taki as well as amazing images from talented enthusiast photographers all over the world using Nikon's latest models.

Would you like to shoot with a wireless flash trigger? Would you like to have one that is practically free? I don't want to misrepresent this, but would a dime be too much to pay?

What are the four ABSOLUTELY VITAL accessories that Nikon doesn't make? And how can you get all four of them for under fifty dollars?

There is so much lore, techniques, tips, and help spread throughout the book that we needed a way to alert you to the goodies as you scan through the text. Voila; the InfoBite was born. When you see this information symbol at the beginning of a paragraph, you know that a clue to a photographic mystery is close at hand.

Now you can order the eBook direct. You can call the publisher by phone or use our on-line order system featuring the extra-secure PayPal service. Computers are standing by. More data HERE.

Mastering Nikon Compact Digital Cameras will add immeasurably to your own digital camera skills, your knowledge of your camera, your ability to use digital features to their maximum, and it will help you PRINT results so good looking that people will never know they were digital.

The Nikon Coolpix cameras are veritable feasts. This book is the dessert, after dinner mint, and night-cap all rolled into one.

The eBook even comes integrated on its own
for both Mac and Windows users.

On the CD are all the files needed to read the book on your computer and instantly access all of its software with just a mouse click. Here are all the special Photoshop filters that have never been available before. This is software designed exclusively to fix certain Nikon individual camera image issues. Say goodbye to barrel distortion in architectural shots, for instance.

There are special files here that help you practice making panoramics without going outside of Photoshop. No need to get less than perfect results when you can create truly excellent images using the program you already have.

What? You don't have Photoshop? The full blown Photoshop is the only image manipulation program that exists on the same high level that these cameras occupy. And the full version of Photoshop is the only program that could ever work with the iNovaFX Photoshop Action Filters.

When Adobe found out about this project they wanted you to play, too. So on the CD is the latest Official full Photoshop 6 Tryout version!

Now everybody else in the photographic software business wanted you to see their stuff. The CD is full of software from Adobe, PhotoRescue, Panorama Tools and others. 20/20 Color MD is included and gives you a fully-functioning 30 day trial!

There are even iNovaFX files that will rescue shots you made outdoors when you forgot to take the white balance off of incandescent! Brand-new, camera-specific Photoshop Action filters cover your worst color-wrong nightmares any way you can accidentally dream them up! Special variations exist for each of the camera models in the eBook.

Add to that a whole herd (420+) of iNovaFX Photoshop Action Filters for image improvement, repair, enhancement and special effects and your camera will feel like it grew a new set of features.

(NOTE: These work with Photoshop full version ONLY.)

A separate legacy group is for Photoshop 5-series and the full group is for PS6, 7 and CS (8).

A brand new world of color is unfolding all around you. Make sure you know the secrets that will let you capture that world with your Nikon camera.

There are dozens of ways of getting the image that Nikon's documentation never reveals. Here's an information toolkit that will have you dreaming up your own techniques in no time.

Coolpix 950/775!   For owners of the very capable 950 with its 2 megapixel imager and extra compact styling there are hundreds of techniques, settings, tips and opportunities to expand on your experience of these cameras.  96.261+% of the book applies to all swivel-body cameras. Detailed chapters are dedicated to these 2 megapixel cameras.

Coolpix 990/995!   For owners of the newer 3.34 megapixel Coolpix 99x cameras, the special techniques and capabilities of this camera are revealed in depth. With over three million image sensors, they make images for full page magazine reproduction and the advanced manual settings, focus guides, histographic displays, fast ergonomics and rapid sequence imaging are all discussed in detail. Detailed chapters are dedicated to these 3 megapixel cameras.

Coolpix 880/885!   These Nikons benefit greatly from the eBook as well! About 87.473% of the book and software will help owners and the text includes both.

Coolpix 4500!   For owners of the 4:1 zoom, 4-megapixel 4500, complete details of this exotic camera are provided. With detailed examination of its unique Scene Modes and what they really mean.

Coolpix 5000/5700!   The huge 5-megapixel imager in thesecompact cameras is over 2.5 times the size of the image from a 950/775! The CP5000 is THE wide angle digital camera that every architect in the world drools over. The huge 8:1 zoom 5700 conquors the big picture with tremendous range and ability. A whole new section of the eBook deals with each, directly.

Coolpix 5400 + Optics   Version 6.0 explores the deep CP5400 and the full range of Nikon converter optics up through the fabulous FC-E9 large-diameter fisheye.

Mastering Nikon Compact Digital Cameras is written by photographer, author and frequent contributor to Nikon Web forums all over the world, Peter iNova, Creative Director of Metavision Digital Studios.

eBook REVIEWS! (unsolicited)

I just got your book, it's nice to see that some things in this world live up to their advertisement.
If your eBook were an automobile, it would be like getting a Rolls Royce for the price of a Ford Escort.

--Joe Juarez
, Nikon Photographer

What a masterpiece, a lifetime of learning and enjoyment in a $50 CD. If you own any camera it's worth it, if you own this camera don't miss it!!!
--Tim (via

There is just so much good stuff in it that I would buy it no matter what digital camera I owned and highly recommend it to all digital camera owners.
--Frank B (via

It is an inspirational experience to read, written in a colloquial but very well organized manner. If you had any doubts, throw them aside and get it ASAP. We pay more for accessories that are FAR less useful than this excellent piece of work.
--Peter Levey (Vancouver, BC)

I have only read the first 5 chapters and I feel I have learned more in the past few days with the eBook than I have in my 4 years of digital photography!
--Marc Pike (via

A first class product, it's already solved an issue with gamma settings in Photoshop for Windows.
--Charlie (cdPhoto)

Excellent product, well organized, comprehensive and what great pictures. Arrived just in time for my trip to Chicago and NH. The perfect traveling companions: CP990, my laptop, and iNova's eBook.
--Don K (via

* "Things Nikon never knew:" Well, since I handed "Nikon" Mike Rubin a copy of the eBook, they probably do know those things now.


G4 & OSX Compliant>
iNovaFX Photoshop Action Filters are G4 multiprocessor compliant and work with the full version of Photoshop™ 5, 5.5, 6.0, 7.0 and CS (8) on both Macintosh and Windows computers.
(With the right FREE Adobe PDF Reader, the eBook can be viewed on Unix, Sun, Linux and all Windows computers, too.)


Long lens. Pocket Tele. Hand held.
Long friendship.

Longer lens. Not so pocket size.
Color as shot-no change made

Anamorphic converter optic added
Infrared Fisheye

Frame from a 35mm movie animation created from two digital photos
Make micro focus
work for you
Grandad candid
Even complete strangers will want to be in your digital photos.

Hollywood Boulevard strut

Human error. (see rescue)
"Broke" shot-- 0.2 seconds later.

In-camera color effect with no post exposure effects at all. The sky, directly overhead, was pure blue. Howzat?
Composition. It's not elusive,
you can learn many things
about it and use them
right away.
They know when you've been bad or good...
Black and white in color
Snow in KansasCity
No snow in L.A.

Take your camera into extreme weather without fear.

Shoot equivalent to ISO 2400.
This shot was.
(Nikon 950 stops at ISO 320)
Digital AND electrifying

Roman denarius (dime size)
When the lens is 14mm away
from the subject, how do
you light it?

 Read ALL about it

Read ALL about it
Shooting at Golden Hour
Long expsoures without noise!

IR triggers slave flash through vase
Laser art
   Shutter lag? What shutter lag? Technique lag: begone!
Gold tooth
...and then we all ate the model
They're only young once...

Non Nude Not Descending Staircase 99...Original printed 18-inches wide...Hand held. Photoshop'd. Nikon 950.

All photos © 2004 Peter iNova. Website © 2004 Peter iNova. All rights reserved.

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