(Please note that this material was also published as Your Camera Loves You: Learn to Love it Back, Peachpit Press [978-0-321-78410-0].)
Wait—what!? You’re not thrilled with the photos you’re getting from your digital camera? The answer isn’t a new camera—it’s learning to use the one you’ve got! After all, it's not the camera that takes great photos—it's the person behind it.
With Getting Started in Digital Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots,photographer and instructor Khara Plicanic teaches the basics of photography and digital camera functions that you can apply to any camera, anywhere, any time—answering questions like: What do all those different modes mean and when do I use them? What’s a megapixel and why should I care? Follow along with Khara’s simple explanations of shutter speed, aperture, and shooting modes to get comfortable handling your camera (even bossing it around a bit!), learn to shoot images that tell a story, and understand the thought process involved in making a great photograph. Along the way you’ll learn techniques for improving those yellow dingy photos of your kids’ indoor sporting events, fixing exposure on shots that are too dark or too bright, avoiding the dangers of over-cropping, and much more. By the time you’re finished, you’ll know how to best use the features of whatever camera you already have—whether it’s a high-performance DSLR or a basic point-and-shoot camera.
With Getting Started in Digital Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots, you will:
• Move beyond “Auto” mode to take advantage of more of your camera’s features and settings
• Discover that the key to getting great images isn’t by using a fancy DSLR but by learning your way around whatever camera you have
• Learn from Khara’s fun, friendly voice and techno-babble-free explanations how to easily improve your photos
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 19th December 2013
Edition Number: 1