Digital SLR Cameras and Photography For Dummies Paperback – Sep 8 2009
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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).
From the Back Cover
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
Top Customer Reviews
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.
would buy again
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