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Digital SLR Cameras and Photography For Dummies, 4th Edition

Digital SLR Cameras and Photography For Dummies, 4th Edition

David D. Busch

ISBN: 978-1-118-14489-3

Nov 2011

384 pages


The perennial digital photography bestseller, now updated to cover the hottest topics

Digital SLR Cameras & Photography For Dummies has been a bestseller since it first came into the picture, and this new edition gets you up to (shutter) speed on the latest technologies available. Veteran author David Busch walks you through new camera models from the leading manufacturers, WiFi and GPS options, full HD moviemaking, and the latest dSLR features. He also provides you with a solid foundation of knowledge about exposure, composition, and lighting that any new dSLR user needs to know to get great results from the camera.

The straightforward-but-friendly coverage offers tips for choosing a camera and accessories, using different controls, maximizing lighting and exposure, and editing your photos. With this helpful book by your side, you'll learn your way around shutter speed, aperture, and ISO so that you can get a handle on the big picture while you take pictures!

  • Introduces you to all the features common to dSLR cameras, whether it's Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax, Olympus, or another digital SLR camera
  • Shares tips on composition, lighting and exposure controls, and file formats
  • Shows you how to get photos from your camera to a computer and then how to manage, edit, and share your pics
  • Offers hints on improving your skills, online resources, and the jargon of the pros

If you're ready to get in the dSLR picture, then this is the book you need.

Introduction 1

Part I: Digital SLRs and You 5

Chapter 1: The Digital SLR Difference 7

Chapter 2: Safari Inside a dSLR 29

Chapter 3: Chapter Tracking the Ideal dSLR 55

Chapter 4: Saving and Archiving Your Photos 73

Chapter 5: Accessorizing Your dSLR 83

Part II: Oh, Shoot 101

Chapter 6: Taking Control of Your dSLR 103

Chapter 7: Mastering the Multi-Lens Reflex 123

Chapter 8: Movies and Special Features of dSLRs 143

Part III: Beyond the Basics 159

Chapter 9: Working with RAW and Other Formats 161

Chapter 10: Action, Flash, and Other Challenges 181

Chapter 11: Composition and dSLRs 201

Part IV: Fine-Tuning Your Output 223

Chapter 12: Fixing Up Your Images 225

Chapter 13: Combining and Reorganizing Your Images 259

Chapter 14: Hard Copies Aren’t Hard 283

Part V: The Part of Tens 293

Chapter 15: Ten Ways to Improve Your dSLR Photography 295

Chapter 16: Ten Things You Never Thought of Doing with Your Digital SLR 309

Chapter 17: Ten Online Resources for Digital SLR Photography 325

Chapter 18: Ten (or More) Confusing Concepts Clarified 339

Index 351