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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 3 edition (Sept. 8 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470466065
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470466063
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 1.9 x 23.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 821 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #153,461 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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‘…the ideal guide for beginner DSLR camera users, with full-colour examples of what you can achieve.' (At Home, May 2011).

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New to digital SLR photography?

Here's just what you need for success and fun!

Whether you're moving from a film SLR to digital or from any point-and-shoot to SLR, there's a lot to learn. Here's the scoop on all the newest camera models, a guide to dSLR features and how to use them, tips on composing and lighting your shots, and a whole lot more. Discover what different lenses do and how to capture great images!

  • How does it do that? — learn about the workings of your camera so you can take advantage of all its featuresYou're in control — master all the dials and buttons while learning to choose and use various lensesGo RAW — improve your photography with advanced capabilities like using RAW format and sequence shootingMake the good even better — quick tips for cropping an image, improving lighting, and sharpening focus?The prints of your dreams — get advice on choosing a photo printer and tips on creating prints to keep, frame, and share

Open the book and find:

  • Translations of confusing photography terms

  • Tips on image editing

  • Ten quick and easy ways to improve your photography

  • The lowdown on camera accessories

  • How to choose an image editing program

  • Cool things you can do with a dSLR camera

  • The rules of good photo composition

  • Advice on shooting portraits, publicity photos, and landscapes

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Ned Middleton TOP 100 REVIEWER on Oct. 14 2008
Format: Paperback
The big attraction of this series of "for Dummies" books is that we who buy these products have little respect for our own knowledge and plenty of respect for those who do and are able to write books like this.

I am currently converting from film photography to digital photography and some aspects are quite daunting. I have, therefore, purchased several books and tutorial DVDs on the subject and am working my way through them all. The title of this product suggests it is the right place to start and, on reflection, is exactly where I should have started. For those of you, who like me, are converting to digital for the first time, grab your camera and a copy of this book and work your way through from cover to cover until you are conversant with the new technology. It really will give you a good grounding.

That, however, will only work very well if you are already conversant with photography. If you are new to photography altogether and a digital SLR camera is your very first camera, you may have to learn a few basic lessons of, for example, the correlation between film speeds, shutter speeds and aperture settings - which really do need to be understood, before you study this book.

David Busch clearly knows what he is talking about and is able to put that knowledge into an easy-to-follow format for us Dummies to read and, as I say, I wish I had read this book before getting into some of the more technical tomes I also purchased.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ken Silk on Oct. 16 2009
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This book is easy to read and can be read in any order, but I decided to start at the beginning and read chapter to chapter. A lot of good things, but basics in the first 3-4 chapters, but then it get into the real meat and potato's of the how and what, but the good things is it tells you why. I find it easier to understand something if I know the why part. I am sure I will refer back to this book for sometime as I get more involved in taking pictures, because if you really want to use this book and learn, you need to drive your family nuts and take pictures, and lot's of them to make sure you understand the how and why of this book.

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Do not buy it unless you're passionate about photography and are considering doing a Phd on it. it's way too hard to understand and its definitely not for "dummies." it's probably for ivy-league dummies. idk. i shouldn't have purchased it (or maybe the fact that i purchased such a useless book does prove that i am too dumb)
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