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Digital SLR Cameras and Photography For Dummies, 5th Edition



Digital SLR Cameras and Photography For Dummies, 5th Edition

David D. Busch

ISBN: 978-1-118-97183-3 September 2014 352 Pages


The perennial DSLR bestseller—now expanded with more photography tips

Digital SLR Cameras & Photography For Dummies has remained the top-selling book on DSLR photography since the first edition was published. Now in its Fifth Edition, itcovers the latest technologies in the world of DSLR cameras and photography to help you master the techniques that will take your digital photography skills to the next level. Written in plain English and complemented with full-color photos, this hands-on, friendly guide covers the mechanics of the camera; exposure, lenses, and composition; how to capture action, portrait, and low-light shots; editing and sharing images; tips for improving your digital photography skills; and much more.

Digital SLR cameras offer the mechanisms and flexibility of traditional pro-level cameras with the instant results and output of digital cameras. If you're a proud owner of a DSLR camera and want to take stunning shots that were once only achievable by the pros, this is the guide you need. Written by one of the most recognized authors in digital photography, this accessible resource makes it fast and easy to start capturing professional-quality photos.

  • Full-color format helps bring the information to life
  • Includes coverage of the latest DSLR cameras to hit the market
  • Provides a foundation on exposure settings, file formats, and editing photos
  • Offers expanded content on capturing the portraits, action shots, nature shots, and night shots photographers love to take

If you're interested in capturing more than just a "selfie" and truly want to hone the craft of digital SLR photography, Digital SLR Cameras and Photography For Dummies sets you up for success.

Introduction  1

Part I: Getting Started with Digital SLR Cameras and Photography  5

Chapter 1: The Digital SLR Difference  7

Chapter 2: Safari Inside a dSLR  29

Chapter 3: Tracking the Ideal dSLR  53

Part II: Accessorizing Your Digital SLR  69

Chapter 4: Saving and Archiving Your Photos  71

Chapter 5: Gearing Up Your dSLR 79

Chapter 6: Mastering the Multi-Lens Reflex  93

Chapter 7: External Flash Lighting 111

Part III: Oh, Shoot!  121

Chapter 8: Taking Control of Your dSLR  123

Chapter 9: Movies and Special Features of dSLRs  143

Chapter 10: Action, Flash, and Other Challenges  159

Chapter 11: Composition and dSLRs  179

Chapter 12: Applied Techniques  199

Part IV: Fine-Tuning Your Output  211

Chapter 13: Working with RAW and Other Formats 213

Chapter 14: Fixing Up Your Images  231

Chapter 15: Hard Copies Aren’t Hard  261

Part V: Part of Tens  271

Chapter 16: Ten Ways to Improve Your dSLR Photography  273

Chapter 17: Ten Things You Never Thought of Doing with Your Digital SLR  287

Chapter 18: Ten Online Showcases for Digital SLR Photography  303

Index  315