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Digital Photography Just the Steps For Dummies, 2nd Edition

Digital Photography Just the Steps For Dummies, 2nd Edition

Barbara Obermeier

ISBN: 978-0-470-39747-3

Jan 2009

240 pages

Select type: E-Book



Love taking pictures with your digital camera? Want to improve your skills, but don’t have a lot of time to spend? How about some straight-to-the-point tips that cut to the chase and show you step by step how to accomplish a task? If that sounds like just what you had in mind, Digital Photography Just The Steps For Dummies, 2nd Edition is exactly what you need.

This handy, full-color guide breaks down the most important tasks into simple two-page, illustrated instructions. You choose what you want to do, flip to the right page, follow the instructions, and voilà! A new skill is yours!

Digital Photography Just The Steps For Dummies, 2nd Edition covers important tasks from choosing a camera to printing your photos or turning them into slideshows or galleries. You’ll be able to:

  • Select and use various lenses
  • Take advantage of your meters
  • Use tripods, screens, and scrims when shooting
  • Work with depth of field
  • Shoot and process Camera Raw images
  • Download and organize your pictures
  • Understand and use color profiles
  • Edit in the “quick fix” mode
  • Restore a vintage photo
  • Create an online photo gallery, greeting cards, calendars, or CD jackets

More than 170 digital photography tasks are presented in this easy-to-use, full-color reference. Grab a copy and find out how much more fun you can have with your digital camera!


Part I: Acquiring Digital Photos.

Chapter 1: Purchasing a Camera and Accessories.

Chapter 2: Understanding Camera Basics.

Chapter 3: Taking Digital Pictures.

Chapter 4: Getting the Best Shot.

Chapter 5: Capturing Your Subject.

Chapter 6: Transferring Your Images.

Part II: Editing and Enhancing Digital Photos.

Chapter 7: Quick-Editing Your Images.

Chapter 8: Correcting Content, Contrast, Color, and Clarity.

Chapter 9: Creating Selections.

Chapter 10: Using Layers.

Chapter 11: Adding Type, Blend Modes, Filters, and Effects.

Chapter 12: Getting Creative with Compositions.

Part III: Managing and Sharing Your Photos.

Chapter 13: Organizing and Managing Your Images.

Chapter 14: Sharing Your Photos.

Chapter 15: Printing Your Images.