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Digital SLR Cameras & Photography For Dummies
by David D. Busch - 3rd Edition.
Updated for all the newest camera models.
Introduces you to all the features common to DSLR cameras.
Illustrated with more than 300 full-color photos and screen shots.
Shares tips on composition, lighting and exposure controls, and file formats.
Explains Adobe Photoshop and how to create fine prints from your photos.
Offers advice on improving your photos and where to find help.
Whether you own a Digital SLR camera or are thinking of buying one, with this guide, you’ll give it your best shot! It has info to help you choose the right camera and accessories, and then use them right. Digital SLR Cameras & Photography For Dummies covers the hardware, the software, and the techniques you need to take top-notch digital photos with your dSLR. This guide will get you clicking with information on:
The advantages of a dSLR camera: more control over what portions of your images are in sharp focus; a more accurate viewfinder; lower levels of the annoying grain effect called noise; ability to capture the most fleeting action; more control over depth-of-field; ability to review your image immediately, upload the photo to your computer, make adjustments, and print a full-color print in minutes
Choosing the accessories that will take your dSLR to the next level, depending on the type of photography you do and your current and future needs
Megapixels, and matching pixels to print sizes and printers
The components of a dSLR: lens; viewing system, aperture, shutter, light-sensitive component; medium for storing the captured image
Accessorizing your dSLR with memory cards, filter add-ons (infrared, polarizers, neutral density, and special effects), electronic flash, tripods, and more
Once you get your hands on a dSLR camera (literally), this reference helps you use its features and controls to take great pictures. Complete with more than 300 color photos, lots of tables, and clear, step-by-step instructions for various situations, subjects, and calculations, Digital SLR Cameras & Photography For Dummies helps you refine your techniques with info on:
Getting the exposure right with the histogram, the metering system, or Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, or Manual Exposure modes
Achieving the right focus with manual focus or autofocus
The scoop on lenses—prime, zoom, and special—and using them appropriately and creatively
How to use interchangeable lenses, set up speedy continuous-shooting burst modes, apply selective focus, and shoot under the lowest light levels
Special features of dSLR to reduce noise, cancel camera shake, do time-lapse photography, and shoot infrared photos
Working with the RAW format, JPEG, or both
Taking action, flash, or sequence photos or freezing the action
Composition basics, including the Rule of Thirds, tips for shooting portraits or group photos, and more
Using image editors to fix-up your photos (with cropping, tonal adjustments, color correction, spot removal, sharpening/blurring, and more), with step-by-step instructions for using Photoshop
Choosing your printer and evaluating your output options
With Digital SLR Cameras & Photography For Dummies, you won’t only get the how-to for various types of shots, you’ll see the results with great color photos. In no time, you’ll be taking great photos of your own.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Part I: Digital SLRs and You.
Chapter 1: The Digital SLR Difference.
Chapter 2: Safari Inside a dSLR.
Chapter 3: Tracking the Ideal dSLR.
Chapter 4: Accessorizing Your dSLR.
Part II: Oh, Shoot!
Chapter 5: Taking Control of Your dSLR.
Chapter 6: Mastering the Multi-Lens Reflex.
Chapter 7: Special Features of dSLRs.
Part III: Beyond the Basics.
Chapter 8: Working with RAW and Other Formats.
Chapter 9: Action, Flash, and Other Challenges.
Chapter 10: Composition and dSLRs.
Part IV: Fine-Tuning Your Output.
Chapter 11: Fixing Up Your Images.
Chapter 12: Combining and Reorganizing Your Images.
Chapter 13: Hard Copies Aren’t Hard.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 14: Ten Ways to Improve Your dSLR Photography.
Chapter 15: Ten Things You Never Thought of Doing with Your Digital SLR.
Chapter 16: Ten Online Resources for Digital SLR Photography.
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