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Cameras, controls, editing, photography basics, video — this book covers it all!
You don't have to be a pro photographer to get great photos with a digital SLR camera. This book shares the secrets professionals use to get their shots. Discover how to set your camera's exposure controls, work with various lens and flash options, compose your shot, enhance your photos, and even create videos with your dSLR.
How dSLR is different — learn what you can do with a dSLR, all about lenses and controls, and how several popular cameras compare
What makes a great photo — discover how to work with light, the essentials of good composition, and ways to control exposure
Get out of auto mode — review the practical shooting guide for advice on how to set your camera for portraits, action shots, and landscapes
Shift into video mode — find out how to capture video with your dSLR, edit it, and share it online or on DVD
After you shoot — understand workflow, edit your photos like a pro, and learn to manage images
Open the book and find:
How those mysterious knobs and menus can make you a great photographer
The best lens to use for each photo shoot
When to use your camera's built-in flash and when to shut it off
The elements of exposure and how they control the quality of your photos
Composition rules and when to break them
How to choose the best software for editing your photos
Recommended camera settings for shooting formal portraits
9 books in 1
Learning about Digital SLRs
Through the Looking Glass
Hey, Your Exposure's Showing
Composing Great Shots
"Spiffifying" Photos in Software
The dSLR Reference
Practical dSLR Tips
Robert Correll is a creative professional whose skills include photography, music production, and design. He is author of High Dynamic Range Digital Photography For Dummies and coauthor of HDR Photography Photo Workshop. Robert has also covered Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements, Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo, Sony ACID Pro, and Cakewalk SONAR in his writing career.