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Digital SLR Cameras & Photography for Dummies : 4th Edition - David D. Busch

Digital SLR Cameras & Photography for Dummies

4th Edition

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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.

About the Author

David D. Busch was a professional photographer and photojournalist before becoming one of the most recognized authors in the digital photography field. He has written four editions of Digital Photography All-in-One For Dummies.



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      Comments about Digital SLR Cameras & Photography for Dummies:

      Far too technical for me. I just wanted some basic instructions on using the camera and taking better pics. It's a hard read, far too much details and far too much information. NOT for dummies. I've tried to read various sections of this book, but sadly it's now found it's way onto the bookshelf with little hope of ever being opened again.

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      'The combination of experienced author David Busch and the bright yellow friendliness of the Dummies series is promising, and indeed there is a lot of useful information packed in here.' (Digital Photography Enthusiast, Janueary 2012)

      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

      ISBN: 9781118144893
      ISBN-10: 1118144899
      Series: For Dummies
      Audience: General
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 384
      Published: 14th October 2011
      Country of Publication: US
      Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 19.05  x 2.54
      Weight (kg): 0.87
      Edition Number: 1