Part one looks at the cameras, the lenses and other hardware accessories, explains the technology behind them and helps you choose exactly what you need. Part two explores the art of photography itself, from composing a shot to considerations such as depth of field, focus or exposure. It also examines a series of themes such as landscapes, weddings and holidays providing tips and ideas for how to photograph them. Part three moves into the "digital darkroom." Here, expert instruction will give you the confidence to correct common problems and get the most out of your images, while a series of masterclasses focuses on professional image manipulation techniques and artistic effects, breaking them down into step-by-step stages for you to follow. Finally, part four looks at printing your photographs--whether to paper or on to the web. For those interested in taking their photography a little further, it explores building a portfolio and offers advice on copyright and selling your pictures.
In this new, updated edition Doug Harrman includes the very latest developments in digital technology, equipping you with everything you need to become an accomplished 21st-century photographer.
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.
This book exploresdifferent types of digital cameras digital camera specifications capturing the action e.g. sports events understanding all the technical terms when buying a camera, lining up your shots using different techniques, how to use lighting and making the most of the light you have, low light photography different camera settings in different situations, exposure settings, shutter speed, focus and metering modes to get the best exposure on your photograph organising your favourite photos of friends and family. guide to photographic terms, from megapixels to f-stops, repairing badly exposed photos using photoshop, live gallery and iPhoto. and more...
Digital photography can be an enjoyable pastime and can be put to good use to record precious memories of holidays, kids growing up as well as more advanced shots.
Techniques are illustrated in full colour step-by-step using photography and screen prints throughout, together with concise, easy to follow text from an established expert in the field, provide a comprehensive guide to digital photography.
Whether you have just bought your first camera, looking to buy one, or just love taking photos, this book will provide you with a firm grasp of the underpinning foundations and equip you with the skills needed to use your camera like a pro.
Take advantage of six cool improvements in digital SLRsFollow great ideas for getting your photos published Take great shots in a wide range of situations Learn to repair and restore treasured heirloom photos Turn your images into greeting cards, T-shirts, online albums, or prints
You’ll quickly find what you need in one of the seven minibooks:Your Digital Studio Using Digital SLRs Taking Great Pictures Basics of Image Editing Editing with Photoshop/Photoshop Elements Restoring Old Photos Printing and Sharing Digital Images
Digital Photography All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies, 4th Edition gets you up to speed on digital cameras and all the tricks, so you can truly enjoy your digital photography experience.
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 Basic Book of Digital Photography is the definitive guide to the expansive world of digital photography from two of the field's most established authorities. The Grimms' classic guide, The Basic Book of Photography, has sold over 400,000 copies since the first edition was published in 1974. Now they are steering photographers through the new era of digital imaging.
This comprehensive handbook covers how to compose the best shots with cameras from point-and-shoot to the increasingly popular SLR (single lens reflex) models-and even cell phone cameras- and takes readers through the steps to improve, display, and preserve their images. The guide includes over 400 photos and illustrations, an extensive glossary and addresses everything from choosing a digital camera to storing files and printing photos. An indispensable accessory for amateur shutterbugs or dedicated professionals, this is the one handbook no digital photographer will want to do without.
This new edition gets you up to "shutter speed" on the latest camera technologies, including the new consumer-targeted full-frame models and pro-features that are now incorporated in consumer-focused units. Veteran author and professional photographer Robert Correll walks you through how a camera works, what lenses to use, how to set exposure, and how to capture the shots that define a portfolio.
Fully updated to cover the latest generation of cameras and boasting more than 700 pages, this must-have resource explores the latest in tools and offers additional content, including video and interactive tools so that you can enhance your photography knowledge.Covers the basics of DSLR mechanics and explains how settings affect the final photo Reviews lenses and walks you through choosing and applying the right lens for your situation Discusses how aperture, shutting speed, and ISO combine to determine how your photo will look Demystifies how to light a photo, from using natural light to flash to artificial lighting Helps you shooting high-quality video and film
Digital SLR Photography All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition is packed with everything you need to get your idea photo, from portraits to action shots to night photos and so much more!
More inspiring than a textbook, more interesting than a reference, and more in-depth than a photography class, Langford’s Starting Photography is the only guide you need to start taking great images.
Canon's EOS Rebel SL1/100D is for photographers who prefer a smaller, lightweight camera that still offers heavyweight features. This full-color guide explains how to get better photos from an SL1. Written by professional photographer Doug Sahlin, this book explains the camera?s controls and shooting modes. It also shows how to take creative control by moving out of auto mode. You'll also learn how to manage and edit your images, shoot video, use autofocus, and get troubleshooting advice.Features a full-color format that shows you the camera controls and menus, explaining what each is for and how to use them all Demonstrates how to use the new autofocus feature, manage playback options, and shoot video Helps you graduate to manual mode and learn to control exposure, lighting, focus, and color Covers downloading, organizing, editing, and sharing photos
Canon EOS Rebel SL1/100D For Dummies gives you the knowledge and confidence to make the move to dSLR photography using the Canon EOS Rebel SL1/100D, which is perfect for photographers who've been waiting for a smaller dSLR with big features.