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Digital SLR Photography All-in-One For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-470-76878-5
688 pages
November 2010
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A complete, full-color guide to all the elements of dSLR photography

If you have a digital SLR camera, you’ll find everything you need in this full-color reference to help you get the best results. Ten self-contained minibooks cover the basics of dSLR photography and address camera models from the five leading dSLR manufacturers. Topics include lenses, exposure, lighting, composition, processing and editing, a guide to manufacturers and systems, and a guide to camera settings, plus separate minibooks covering video and high dynamic range (HDR) photography.

  • This full-color volume covers all the key elements essential to good photography as well as the basics of camera bodies and lenses, dSLR workflow, and advice on the best camera settings to use for different situations
  • Covers lighting, composition, and exposure as well as macro and telephoto lenses
  • Features minibooks on video, HDR photography, processing and editing images, and a guide to leading camera manufacturers and systems

Digital SLR Photography All-in-One For Dummies replaces an entire shelf of digital photography books and helps you get the photos you dream of.

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Table of Contents


Book I: Learning about Digital SLRs.

Chapter 1: What's So Special about Digital SLRs?

Chapter 2: Anatomy of a Digital SLR.

Chapter 3: Menus and Settings Extravaganzapalooza.

Chapter 4: Say Cheese: Taking Pictures with Your dSLR.

Chapter 5: Handling and Cleaning Your Camera and Gear.

Book II: Through the Looking Glass.

Chapter 1: Following the Prime Directive.

Chapter 2: Casting a Wide-Angle Net.

Chapter 3: Focusing on Versatility.

Chapter 4: Going to the Extremes.

Book III: Hey, Your Exposure's Showing.

Chapter 1: Strategizing Exposure.

Chapter 2: Setting Aperture.

Chapter 3: Go, Shutter Speed, Go!

Chapter 4: Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho, Choosing an ISO.

Chapter 5: Fabulous Filters.

Book IV: Lighting Strikes.

Chapter 1: Flash Fundamentals.

Chapter 2: Of Speedlights and Speedlites.

Chapter 3: The Lighting Gear Chapter.

Book V: Composing Great Shots.

Chapter 1: Taming the Frame.

Chapter 2: Deconstructing Design.

Book VI: "Spiffifying" Photos in Software.

Chapter 1: Blue-Collar Photo Management.

Chapter 2: Deep-Fried Camera Raw.

Chapter 3: Mad Photo-Editing Skills.

Chapter 4: Home, Home on the High Dynamic Range.

Chapter 5: Panoramically Speaking.

Chapter 6: Chroma Chameleon.

Book VII: Shooting Videos.

Chapter 1: Lights, Camera, Action!

Chapter 2: The Video Editing Bar and Grill.

Book VIII: The dSLR Reference.

Chapter 1: Clicking with Canon.

Chapter 2: Naturally Nikon.

Chapter 3: Olympus Rocks.

Chapter 4: The Syntax of Pentax.

Chapter 5: Sony-Sony, Bo-Bony.

Chapter 6: Notable Non-dSLR Digital Cameras.

Book IX: Practical dSLR Tips.

Chapter 1: Working with Light and Time.

Chapter 2: Embracing People.

Chapter 3: Framing Landscapes and Nature.

Chapter 4: Capturing Everyday Life.

Chapter 5: Showing Off Vehicles.

Chapter 6: Photographing Buildings and Cities.

Chapter 7: Picturing Odds and Ends.


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Author Information

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.
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