Digital SLR Pocket Guide 3rd Edition

Media Publishing Pty Ltd
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For all levels of photographers this book provides an easy to follow guide to superb digital SLR photography.


Digital SLR Pocket Guide takes you step by step from choosing the right camera and lenses through to understanding the key functions that produce perfectly exposed photos.

The guide is fully illustrated with sample images and practical shooting tips that show you how to use the most important DSLR controls effectively.

Chapters:
Introduction
1. DSLR Camera Overview
2. Buying Guide 
3. Lenses: The Heart of a System 
4. Basic Camera Settings 
5. Key Controls – exposure metering, histogram, bracketing, dynamic range
6. Sensitivity and Colour Controls 
7. Focusing and Depth of Field 
8. Shooting in Live View Mode 
9. Why Shoot Raw?
10. Editing and Sharing Photos 

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About the author

 Margaret Brown is technical editor of Photo Review Australia and has been writing on photography for more than 30 years. She is author of the popular and extensive Photo Review Pocket Guide series and a range of photography ebooks.

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Publisher
Media Publishing Pty Ltd
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Published on
Mar 1, 2013
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Pages
100
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ISBN
9781922156129
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Language
English
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Genres
Photography / General
Photography / Techniques / Digital
Photography / Techniques / Equipment
Photography / Techniques / General
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