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.
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.
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!
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.
- 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.
Author–Photographer James Martin has made significant updates to this third edition of the popular Photography: Outdoors, with an emphasis on bringing your skills up to date with the latest hardware and software. Included is instruction on using Lightroom — a new, more powerful, and much easier to use editing tool than Photoshop — as well as tips for getting the most from popular software such as Adobe’s Creative suite. Other updates, revisions, and/or new topics cover:
• Mirrorless revolution
• “New” state of the art: why medium format still rules
• RaW editors vs. editor/databases
• RaW conversion: aCR, aperture, Capture One, DoX, and camera proprietary
• HDR with Photoshop, Nik, Photomatix, and Lightroom
• Using Adobe Camera Raw, the Lightroom Develop Module, or aperture as your principal editing tool — the 80/20 rule becomes 90/10
• New sharpening and noise reduction tools
• Gigapan and other panorama tools
• RgB Pro color space
• Adobe Cs6 topics and what’s new in the interface for Cs 4, 5, 6
• Content aware Fill and Patch
• Complete non-destructive workfl ow
• Video convergence
• Advanced tool set (what’s available for those who wish to go further)
• Resources and websites
Whether your goal is to capture a dramatic climbing photo, a sparkling waterfall image, or the vibrancy of wildlife in a lush setting, Photography: Outdoors, 3rd Edition, will give you the skills you need to be successful.
The volume covers setting up your DSLR, how to shoot properly, exploring predefined shooting modes, learning manual settings (aperture, shutter speed, ISO), basic equipment needs, composition and technique, image storage and organization, image editing software, sharing, syncing and backing up, reference materials and more.
With its large 24.2 megapixel sensor, full HD video recording capability, and wireless options, the Nikon D3200 is very appealing! This full-color guide assumes no prior digital photography or dSLR knowledge and helps you start taking great pictures with your new Nikon right from the beginning. Popular author and photography instructor Julie Adair King shows you how to use all the settings, manage playback options, take control with manual modes, work with video, and edit and share your images. It's like a personal course in beginning dSLR photography.New dSLR users will quickly gain skills and confidence with the step-by-step, colorfully illustrated instructions in this beginner's guide to the Nikon D3200 camera Explains how to use all the new features of the Nikon D3200, including a 24-megapixel sensor, 11 autofocus points, 4 frame-per-second shooting, full HD video capabilities, and a WiFi feature that lets you control the camera remotely or preview images on your smartphone Covers auto and manual modes, playback options, working with exposure and focus, shooting video, editing and sharing photos, troubleshooting, and photography tips Popular author has written more than 15 For Dummies books on Nikon and Canon cameras
Nikon D3200 For Dummies is the easy, full-color, and fun way to start making the most of your new camera right away.