Digital Photography Complete Course: Learn Everything You Need to Know in 20 Weeks

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Build your photography skills step-by-step with an independent photography course that guides you through every aspect of digital photography. Packed with advice and stunning images, this guide will help you master your photography and image-editing skills, and maximize your artistic talent in as little as 20 weeks.

Digital Photography Complete Course uses a combination of tutorials, step-by-step demonstrations, practical assignments, and Q&As to help you understand and use your camera to its full capacity. Choose your own pace to work through the modules-the program is completely customizable to your schedule. As you work through the lessons, test your new knowledge and troubleshoot common issues.

With the aid of helpful text and innovative graphics in Digital Photography Complete Course, you'll explore a wide range of genres: Find out how to create landscapes, portraits, still life, and action shots as you discover the full range of your camera and learn how to take professional-looking pictures you'll be proud to display.

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Penguin
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Aug 18, 2015
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360
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9781465448453
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