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Digital SLR Cameras and Photography For Dummies, Portable Edition

Digital SLR Cameras and Photography For Dummies, Portable Edition

David D. Busch

ISBN: 978-1-119-94039-5

Mar 2012

268 pages

Select type: Paperback


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Getting up to speed on dSLRs is a snap with this portable guide!

You've decided to move up to a dSLR and start taking more control over your photography. Terrific! Today's dSLRs are better than ever, and this book teaches you about both the technology and the techniques that help you get fantastic photos. Tour your camera's features, master the controls, compose great shots, and edit to perfection — here's how!

  • Not your father's SLR — explore the newest features of dSLRs from all leading dSLR makers

  • Special stuff — learn to make the most of exposure controls and use various lenses

  • The format formula — find out about JPEG, RAW, TIFF, and proprietary formats such as PSD and DNG

  • Better than great — compare image-editing software and learn to manipulate backgrounds, patch and clone defects, and create composites

  • Putting it together — find out how to compose memorable shots

Open the book and find:

  • Special camera features like HDR and anti-shake

  • Gear you'll want to own

  • Focus and exposure secrets

  • Creative ways to use telephoto and wide-angle lenses

  • Cool tips for shooting portraits, architecture, and landscape photos

  • When to shoot RAW and JPEG at once

  • Hints for getting perfect flash photos

  • Great tips for taking the best travel photos

Learn to:

  • Take control of your camera's exposure settings for better pictures

  • Choose the right lens for your photo shoot

  • Edit photos to remove mistakes and enhance color

Go to for videos, step-by-step examples, how-to articles or to shop!

Introduction 1

Chapter 1: The Digital SLR Difference 5

Chapter 2: Safari Inside a dSLR 33

Chapter 3: Taking Control of Your dSLR 65

Chapter 4: Mastering the Multi-Lens Reflex 89

Chapter 5: Working with RAW and Other Formats 113

Chapter 6: Action, Flash, and Other Challenges 135

Chapter 7: Composition and dSLRs 159

Chapter 8: Fixing Up Your Images 185

Chapter 9: Ten Ways to Improve Your dSLR Photography 225

Index 243