Digital photography has come of age. Digital cameras are now affordable, easy to use, and provide quality images that rival their traditional film counterparts. Interest among consumers and the technicallly savvy is soaring.Digital images are easier to share, and because you only print the pictures you need, they're much more cost effective and ...
Digital photography has come of age. Digital cameras are now affordable, easy to use, and provide quality images that rival their traditional film counterparts. Interest among consumers and the technicallly savvy is soaring.Digital images are easier to share, and because you only print the pictures you need, they're much more cost effective and environmentally friendly. But the real attraction is far more human in nature: With digital cameras, you're able to free your creative spirit and take risks that you shied away from with film. Your visual inspiration now flows from your mind to the camera to the LCD screen -- to then be celebrated, adjusted, or discarded for another attempt all together.The "Digital Photography Pocket Guide" gives you the tools and the knowledge to take the kind of pictures you've always wanted. Consider it your quick-reference photo mentor that explains each of the camera's components, shows you what they do, then helps you choose the right settings to accomplish your goal. When you want to ask an expert, "How can I get that picture?," simply pull this handy guide out of your camera bag, backpack, or back pocket, and you'll find the answer quickly.The book covers everything from image resolution, flash modes, action photography, close ups and portraits, to memory cards, emailing images, and archiving. It's organized by three key sections: "What Is It?" "What Does It Do?" and "How Do I ...?""What Is It?" is a quick reference to all those buttons on your camera. It's organized alphabetically and includes many of the familiar icons you see in your owner's guide and on the camera itself. This section helps you learn the difference between the close up button and the infinity mode."What Does It Do" digs deeper into photo technique. How do you use those buttons and modes to take the photos you want? This chapter tells all."How Do I ...?" includes 15 professional shooting techniques and explains them in easy to understand language. If you've always wanted to know how to shoot like a pro, but were intimidated by photographer's jargon, this section is for you.The "Digital Photography Pocket Guide" is for anyone who uses a digital camera. Even advanced amateurs forget whether to "overexpose" or "underexpose" in certain lighting conditions, and novices will appreciate the clear explanations of the various camera functions. Regardless of your prior experience, if you want to shoot like a pro with your digital camera, this guide is for you.
I am a newcomer to digital photography, although I still use my old manual 35mm, this book made the transition over to digital easy! My shots were just as good as I would have gotten with my manual camera, and the added bonus of seeing the photo prior to sending for development made it even better.
The book explained some of the more advanced settings you can apply in a very easy terminology, easier than just "how to do it" in the camera instruction book.
I would highly recommend this book, and all future editions of it to anyone who wants to improve their digital skills. Very compact, fits nicely in a small camera bag.
Jul 7, 2007
Excellent Pocket guide
Back in 1939 I received my first camera: a $2.00 priced Kodak Baby Browny. It was a case of love at fist sight with photography. Since then I have had many cameras. By 1965 I was a professional photographer and by 1975 I had my own photoshop store. I have followed and lived photography for quite a while. By 1995 or so I first heard about digital photography. I never thought it would amount to anything since not many people had a computer and also I thought nothing would ever replace the new films and the much cherished professionalism of the darkroom. Now I am the proud owner of a prosumer very nice digital camera for which I paid a tenth of what my professional camera were worth and with much better and varied controls. Any Young kid with a program like Photoshop, Paint Shop or the likes can produce photos as good as any "old? photographer. I have extensively used my pocket guide , Digital Photography Pocket Guide. It is the very best portable guide for the beginner as well as for the photographer making the transition from film to digital. As I am often requested to explain digital photography o friends and relatives I carry my Pocket Guide in my bag. It is well written, and very understandable , sort of abridged guide. It is definitely worth it price.
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