Teach Yourself VISUALLY Digital Photography, Fourth Edition is a brand new take by a brand new author and professional photographer, who packs this book with heaps of essential tasks and new photos. Step-by-step screen shots show you best practices for completing more than 125 digital photography activities, including composing and lighting pictures; mixing and matching focus and lens settings; cropping, resizing, and sharpening photos; and enhancing photos with software. You'll find great tips and tricks for capturing your best photos and turning them into impressive prints and photo-based projects.As digital photography technology and photo-editing software evolve, so do the latest digital photography techniques Explores essential digital photography concepts, including composition, lighting, focus, sharpening, and enhancing photos with photo-editing software Demonstrates through step-by-step instructions and numerous, full-color screen shots and photos, so you can see exactly how to perform tasks Offers tips and tricks to help you make the best captures and turn them into impressive prints and photo-based projects
See how to produce your best digital photographs ever with this easy-to-follow visual guide!
The Everything Digital Photography Book, 2nd Edition, has everything you need to take full advantage of this evolving art form. Learn how to:
Choose the perfect cameraUse light and flashes for optimum effectDownload and transfer imagesCompress images and post photos onlineCreate personalized gifts like calendars
Whether you're a novice photographer or a budding professional, this indispensable guide shows you how to capture the perfect shot-every time!
Rick deGaris Doble is an award-winning photographer with nearly 40 years of photography experience. His site, www.RickDoble.net, receives 150,000 unique hits per year and his popular 600-photo "painting with light" section was ranked #2 in Google searches. Doble has been working with computer-related digital imagery for the past 22 years and, for the past 14, he has taught photography courses at institutions like Duke University. He lives in Smyrna, North Carolina.
After reviewing hundreds of digital cameras and photo services in his weekly New York Times column, David Pogue knows digital photography. With this new Missing Manual you will:
Get expert advice on how to choose a digital camera, including information on the only specs that matter. (Hint: it's not about megapixels).Learn the basics of lighting, composition, and shooting lots of photosUnderstand how to choose the best camera settings for 20 different scenariosUnravel the problems of correcting images and storing themLearn David's tips and tricks for sharing and printing imagesGet a special troubleshooting section you can turn to when things go wrong
David Pogue's witty, authoritative voice has demystified the Mac, Windows, iPods and iPhones for millions of readers. Now, he offers step-by-step instructions and plenty of friendly advice to help you join in the fun and get real satisfaction from digital photography.
- Understanding the benefits and shortcomings of a PAS camera
- Getting to know all the features, buttons, and interfaces of your compact camera
- Preparing your camera to shoot the best possible photos and videos using the proper file formats (JPEG+RAW), adjusting metering methods, and choosing appropriate aspect ratios
- Exploring Standard, Scene, and Creative modes for shooting in common and more challenging environments
- Learning, in depth, how to shoot using manual controls by understanding aperture, shutter speed, and ISO
- What additional equipment to purchase
- Composition tips and a variety of photographic techniques
- How to store, organize, and enhance all your photos
- The best way to share your masterpieces with friends and family using a variety of mobile and desktop applications/services
If you're a new or established photographer, someone interested in photography, or just someone interested in taking better pictures, this book will help you learn the basics needed to take beautiful photographs.
Whether you're shooting with an inexpensive point-and-shoot camera, a smartphone or tablet, a high-priced contraption, or one of those new-fangled action cameras, it's possible to take your digital photos from good to great by applying a few simple tricks—and Digital Photography For Dummies shows you how! Packed with tips, advice, and insight you won't find in your camera's manual, this friendly guide quickly gets you up to speed on proven photography techniques to help your digital pictures say more than a thousand words!
No longer a hobby or profession limited to those with access to fancy and expensive equipment, digital photography is all around us. But if you want to take your shoots a bit more seriously and produce images you'd be proud enough to give as gifts or decorate your home, this friendly guide has you covered. From figuring out how to make the most of your camera's settings to applying exposure tricks the pros use all the time, frame-worthy digital photos are a page—and a click—away. Interpret your camera's settings and apply them for better photos Shoot better portraits, action shots, and low-light photos Collect your photos in a place where you won't lose them Grasp simple digital photography techniques that apply to any kind of camera
If you've been experimenting with digital photography for a while or just caught the bug, this new edition of Digital Photography For Dummies is the picture-perfect guide you'll turn to again and again.
Step-by-step guides will walk readers through advance techniques like using long exposures, photographing items in motion, and the importance of the RAW data format.
"Photography for the Web" will also offer helpful advice on editing images (levels, colors, histograms), correcting for barrel distortions and vanishing points, removing blemishes, going black & white and stitching panoramas.
Finally, the book will discuss sharing images online, utilizing online communities like Flickr & Fotalia, competitions for amateur photographers and selling photos on stock image sites like iStockPhoto.
Real World Digital Photography addresses the wide range of topics surrounding digital photography, including up-to-date descriptions of the latest camera technologies, expert advice for taking better photographs, and tips and techniques for optimizing images to look their best in print and on the Web. Adventurous photographers can explore new sections explaining high dynamic range as well as panoramic and night photography. You’ll also learn how to establish an effective, efficient workflow using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop — the two must-have tools for any serious photographer.
In Real World Digital Photography, Third Edition you’ll learn about:
The essential technical considerations and professional skills to improve your photography How digital cameras work and the resulting impact on how and what you photograph Fundamentals of digital photography, including how to use lighting, composition, and lens choice to create compelling images How to establish a digital editing workflow that produces successful, repeatable, reliable results Practical image-editing techniques to improve tone and contrast, correct colors, enhance sharpness, and more How to photograph source images to create stunning high dynamic range and panoramic photographs The essential requirements of a professional color-managed workflow so that what you see is really what you print Expanding your creative options with night photography, time lapse, and stop motion photography As you're reading the book, share your photographs with the authors and others reading it via the book's Flickr group at