- Paperback: 672 pages
- Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 2 edition (31 May 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1118590821
- ISBN-13: 978-1118590829
- Product Dimensions: 18.3 x 2.8 x 22.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,55,902 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Digital SLR Photography All–in–One For Dummies (For Dummies Series) Paperback – 31 May 2013
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From the Back Cover
7 BOOKS IN 1
- Getting Started with Digital SLRs
- Going Through the Looking Glass
- Hey, Your Exposure′s Showing
- Lighting and Composition
- "Spiffifying" Your Shots
- Shooting Movies
- Getting Specific About Your Subject
Learn all about your dSLR, take great photos and movies, and improve your technique
Do you enjoy photography? This book will become your best friend! If you′ve just bought a dSLR, you can learn the basics in the first few minibooks. If you have experience changing lenses and controlling exposure, jump into the minibooks about composition or editing techniques. Are you intent on making movies? You can find that information here, too. This book will meet you wherever you are!
- Model doesn′t matter learn to use the features common to all dSLR cameras, whether you have a Nikon, Canon, or other brand
- Take control set the aperture, shutter speed, and ISO to give your photos more creative depth
- Be composed discover how composition separates good photos from great ones and how to arrange the elements of your image
- The final touches review photo–editing software, learn to process raw exposures and JPEGs, and explore HDR imagery
- A bag of tricks explore the dSLR lens, flash, and filter options that improve your photos
Open the book and find:
- A tour of dSLR menus, buttons, and controls
- Tips on handling, cleaning, and caring for your camera
- When to use a zoom, macro, or telephoto lens
- Exposure and focus tips
- How to compose stand–out shots
- Cool editing tricks
- Steps for shooting a movie with a dSLR
- Specific techniques for shooting action, portraits, and panoramas
About the Author
Robert Correll is a creative professional whose skills include photography, music production, and design. He has focused much of his career on photographic education and is the author of High Dynamic Range Digital Photography For Dummies as well as coauthor of HDR Photography Photo Workshop.
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He covers everything from powering on the camera, storage, lenses, pros and cons of various lenses, lighting, filters, tripods, digital touch up software, shooting styles, and more. He also gives examples of how shots look under different settings, such as a subject shot under multiple F stop (aperture) settings.
The book is written for anyone from beginners to mildly experienced amateurs. Everything is explained in a simple and understandable way as well as sometimes coupled with the technical explanation as well.
I've already started playing around with my aperture, ISO and shutter settings in order to get different results than what "auto everything" would on my camera.
This would probably be a good guide for users of digital cameras that are of the higher end "point and shoot" variety, such as the Fuji FinePix 1500 and similar - while they don't have all the functions of a DSLR, they do have a lot of them, and framing and design techniques apply to all cameras. While the camera specific information is already becoming dated due to the introduction of new cameras, it's not nearly as bad as some computer guides - and the information provided forms the base of knowledge needed to guide the purchase of a first DSLR as well.
The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was that it was published a couple of years ago and, consequently, the comparison tables in the back do not cover some of the popular dSLR cameras on the market today. The author knew this would happen and has done his best to compensate for it. After I had made the decision to purchase a dSLR and was trying to choose which one, I contacted the author by e-mail and he gave me some very good pointers and advice.
I would recommend this book to any novice/dummie.