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Digital Photography For Dummies, 8th Edition

ISBN: 978-1-119-23564-4
320 pages
May 2016
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Your fun guide to digital photography with any device

Whether you're shooting with an inexpensive point-and-shoot camera, a smartphone or tablet, a high-priced contraption, or one of those new-fangled action cameras, it's possible to take your digital photos from good to great by applying a few simple tricks—and Digital Photography For Dummies shows you how! Packed with tips, advice, and insight you won't find in your camera's manual, this friendly guide quickly gets you up to speed on proven photography techniques to help your digital pictures say more than a thousand words!

No longer a hobby or profession limited to those with access to fancy and expensive equipment, digital photography is all around us. But if you want to take your shoots a bit more seriously and produce images you'd be proud enough to give as gifts or decorate your home, this friendly guide has you covered. From figuring out how to make the most of your camera's settings to applying exposure tricks the pros use all the time, frame-worthy digital photos are a page—and a click—away.

  • Interpret your camera's settings and apply them for better photos
  • Shoot better portraits, action shots, and low-light photos
  • Collect your photos in a place where you won't lose them
  • Grasp simple digital photography techniques that apply to any kind of camera

If you've been experimenting with digital photography for a while or just caught the bug, this new edition of Digital Photography For Dummies is the picture-perfect guide you'll turn to again and again.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part 1: Exploring Digital Photography Basics 7

CHAPTER 1: Choosing the Right Camera 9

CHAPTER 2: Starting to See Like a Photographer 45

CHAPTER 3: Easy Does It: Using Auto and Scene Modes 65

CHAPTER 4: Understanding Basic Picture Options 81

Part 2: Taking Your Photography to the Next Level 107

CHAPTER 5: Taking Control of Exposure 109

CHAPTER 6: Manipulating Focus and Color 143

CHAPTER 7: Getting the Shot: How the Pros Do It 173

Part 3: After the Shot 193

CHAPTER 8: Viewing, Downloading, and Storing Your Pictures 195

CHAPTER 9: Printing and Sharing Your Pictures 221

Part 4: The Part of Tens 245

CHAPTER 10: Ten Accessories to Enhance Your Photography 247

CHAPTER 11: Ten Fixes for Common Photo Flaws 263

CHAPTER 12: Top Ten Maintenance and Emergency Care Tips 279

Appendix: Glossary 289

Index 297

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Author Information

Julie Adair King is a veteran digital photography author and educator whose books are industry bestsellers. Along with all previous editions of Digital Photography For Dummies, she is author of bestselling guides to Nikon, Canon, and Olympus cameras as well as books on image-editing software. Her books have sold more than a million copies.

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