Tony Northrup's DSLR Book: How to Create Stunning Digital Photography

Mason Press

The world's #1 rated and best-selling digital photography book, and the first ever Gold Honoree of the Benjamin Franklin Digital Award, gives you five innovations no other book offers:
  1. FREE VIDEO TRAINING. 6 HOURS of video training integrated into the book’s content (requires Internet access). Travel around the world with Tony and Chelsea as they teach you hands-on. Appendix A lists the videos so you can use the book like an inexpensive video course.
  2. TEACHER AND PEER SUPPORT. After buying the book, you get access to the private Stunning Digital Photography Readers group on Facebook where you can ask the questions and post pictures for feedback from Tony, Chelsea, and other readers. It’s like being able to raise your hand in class and ask a question! Instructions are in the introduction.
  3. FREE LIFETIME UPDATES. This book is regularly updated with new content (including additional videos) that existing owners receive for free. Updates are added based on reader feedback and questions, as well as changing photography trends and new camera equipment. This is the last photography book you'll ever need.
  4. HANDS-ON PRACTICES. Complete the practices at the end of every chapter to get the real world experience you need.
  5. 500+ ORIGINAL PICTURES. Detailed example pictures taken by the author and his wife in 15 countries demonstrate both good and bad technique. NO STOCK PHOTOS. Many pictures include links to the full-size image so you can zoom in to see every pixel. 

In this book, Tony Northrup (award-winning author of more than 30 how-to books and a professional portrait, wildlife, and landscape photographer) teaches the art and science of creating stunning pictures. First, beginner photographers will master:
  • Composition
  • Exposure
  • Shutter speed
  • Aperture
  • Depth-of-field (blurring the background)
  • ISO
  • Natural light
  • Flash
  • Troubleshooting blurry, dark, and bad pictures
  • Pet photography
  • Wildlife photography (mammals, birds, insects, fish, and more)
  • Sunrises and sunsets
  • Landscapes
  • Cityscapes
  • Flowers
  • Forests, waterfalls, and rivers
  • Night photography
  • Fireworks
  • Raw files
  • HDR
  • Macro/close-up photography
Advanced photographers can skip forward to learn the pro’s secrets for:
  • Posing men and women. including corrective posing (checklists provided)
  • Portraits (candid, casual, formal, and underwater)
  • Group photos
  • Remotely triggering flashes
  • Using bounce flash and flash modifiers
  • Using studio lighting on any budget
  • Building a temporary or permanent studio at home
  • Shooting your first wedding
  • High speed photography
  • Location scouting/finding the best spots and times
  • Planning shoots around the sun and moon
  • Star trails (via long exposure and image stacking)
  • Light painting
  • Eliminating noise
  • Focus stacking for infinite depth-of-field
  • Underwater photography
  • Getting close to wildlife
  • Using electronic shutter triggers
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About the author

Award-winning author and photographer Tony Northrup has published more than 30 books covering photography and technology. Among other titles, Tony is author of Stunning Digital Photography and Windows 8 Inside Out. Tony lives in Waterford, CT with his wife and daughter. You can learn more about Tony by liking his Facebook photography page at, following him on Twitter (@TonyNorthrup), viewing his photography portfolio at, or emailing him at

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Published on
Nov 11, 2012
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Máte již určité základní zkušenosti s Windows 8, ale hledáte další informace, které by vám ozřejmily i ta nejvzdálenější zákoutí systému? Tato publikace vám do nejmenšího detailu, ale přitom velmi srozumitelně, vysvětlí všechny funkce, možnosti nastavení i praktické využití Windows 8. Nemusíte být zrovna proškolení uživatelé, profesionálové v oboru IT nebo vývojáři. I když se v knize ponoříte do systému Windows 8 velmi hluboko, popis jednotlivých principů vždy ctí jednoduchý, přímočarý jazyk. Autor vám nabídne množství rad, tipů z praxe, doporučení a postupů. Tato kniha představuje ucelený pohled na funkce, které bude většina lidí v systému Windows 8 používat, a slouží jako výborná referenční příručka pro uživatele, kteří potřebují zjistit, jak splnit určitý úkol. Autor se v knize věnuje mimo jiné následujícím tématům: * Dokonalá konfigurace a přizpůsobení systému * Dotykové ovládání * Správa a zálohování souborů, administrace úložišť, SkyDrive * Sdílení a streamování digitálního mediálního obsahu * Nastavení drátových i bezdrátových sítí a správa sdílených dat * Administrace účtů, hesel a přihlášení k systému * Hyper-V – spuštění a konfigurace virtuálního stroje * Sledování, měření a ladění výkonu * Odstraňování problémů se systémem a jeho ladění a optimalizace O autorovi: Tony Northrup, MCPD, MCITP, MCSE, a CISSP, je autor a fotograf, který začal pracovat s počítačem již v roce 1981. Má bohaté zkušenosti se všemi verzemi systému Windows, o nichž napsal více než 30 knih a vytvořil několik videokurzů.
This video book will quickly teach you what every photographer needs to know about Photoshop CC, including:

 * Removing blemishes and distractions

 * Creating amazing, natural-looking portraits

 * Changing the color of clothing and hair

 * Changing the shape of bodies and objects

 * Using layers, adjustment layers, and masks

 * Replacing skies and backgrounds

 * Straightening lines and buildings

 * Compositing multiple images together

 * Changing facial expressions and poses

 * Creating complex selections and masks

 * Creating panoramas

 * Creating actions to automate tasks

 * Choosing the best image formats

 * Customizing and configuring Photoshop CC

Tony & Chelsea go beyond teaching you how to use Photoshop; they teach you why and when to use each feature to create stunning, natural images. When Photoshop isn’t the best tool, they suggest other alternatives.

Combining the benefits of video training and book learning, this video book gives you over 10 hours of video and dozens of images to practice with. If you learn better with video, watch the video training and refer to the book for quick reference. For best results, walk through each procedure in the book using the provided sample images. Then, watch the videos to learn more advanced and artistic techniques. If you still have questions, or want peer review, join our Photoshop group on Facebook and get feedback from other Photoshop users.

Tony and Chelsea cover every aspect of Photoshop in-depth, but structure their teaching so that both beginner and advanced photographers can learn as efficiently as possible. If you just want a quick start, you can watch the first video or read the first chapter and you'll know the basics of photo editing in less than an hour. If you want to know more about a specific feature, switch to that video or jump to that chapter in the ebook. If you want to know everything about Photoshop, watch the videos and read the book from start to finish. 

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