Digital SLR Cameras & Photography For Dummies by David D. Busch
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Whether you own a Digital SLR camera or are thinking of buying one, with this guide, you’ll give it your best shot! It has info to help you choose the right camera and accessories, and then use them right. Digital SLR Cameras & Photography For Dummies covers the hardware, the software, and the techniques you need to take top-notch digital photos with your dSLR. This guide will get you clicking with information on:The advantages of a dSLR camera: more control over what portions of your images are in sharp focus; a more accurate viewfinder; lower levels of the annoying grain effect called noise; ability to capture the most fleeting action; more control over depth-of-field; ability to review your image immediately, upload the photo to your computer, make adjustments, and print a full-color print in minutesChoosing the accessories that will take your dSLR to the next level, depending on the type of photography you do and your current and future needsMegapixels, and matching pixels to print sizes and printersThe components of a dSLR: lens; viewing system, aperture, shutter, light-sensitive component; medium for storing the captured imageAccessorizing your dSLR with memory cards, filter add-ons (infrared, polarizers, neutral density, and special effects), electronic flash, tripods, and more

Once you get your hands on a dSLR camera (literally), this reference helps you use its features and controls to take great pictures. Complete with more than 300 color photos, lots of tables, and clear, step-by-step instructions for various situations, subjects, and calculations, Digital SLR Cameras & Photography For Dummies helps you refine your techniques with info on:Getting the exposure right with the histogram, the metering system, or Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, or Manual Exposure modesAchieving the right focus with manual focus or autofocusThe scoop on lenses—prime, zoom, and special—and using them appropriately and creativelyHow to use interchangeable lenses, set up speedy continuous-shooting burst modes, apply selective focus, and shoot under the lowest light levelsSpecial features of dSLR to reduce noise, cancel camera shake, do time-lapse photography, and shoot infrared photosWorking with the RAW format, JPEG, or bothTaking action, flash, or sequence photos or freezing the actionComposition basics, including the Rule of Thirds, tips for shooting portraits or group photos, and moreUsing image editors to fix-up your photos (with cropping, tonal adjustments, color correction, spot removal, sharpening/blurring, and more), with step-by-step instructions for using PhotoshopCompositing imagesChoosing your printer and evaluating your output options

With Digital SLR Cameras & Photography For Dummies, you won’t only get the how-to for various types of shots, you’ll see the results with great color photos. In no time, you’ll be taking great photos of your own.


About David D. Busch

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As a roving photojournalist for more than 20 years, David D. Busch illustrated his books, magazine articles, and newspaper reports with award-winning images. He has operated his own commercial studio, suffocated in formal dress while shooting weddings-for-hire, and shot sports for a daily newspaper and Upstate New York college. His photos have been published in magazines as diverse as Scientific American and Petersen’s PhotoGraphic, and his articles have appeared in Popular Photography & Imaging, The Rangefinder, The Professional Photographer, and hundreds of other publications. He’s currently reviewing digital cameras for CNet and Computer Shopper. When recently named its top five books on Beginning Digital Photography, occupying the number one and two slots were Busch’s Digital Photography All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies, and Mastering Digital Photography. His 80 other books published since 1983 include bestsellers like The Nikon D70 Digital Field Guide, The Official Hewlett-Packard Scanner Handbook, and Digital Photography For Dummies Quick Reference.Busch earned top category honors in the Computer Press Awards the first two years they were given (for Sorry About the Explosion and Secrets of MacPaint, MacWrite, and MacDraw), and later served as Master of Ceremonies for the awards.
Published May 21, 2007 by For Dummies. 352 pages
Genres: Computers & Technology, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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For the owner of a Nikon D40 or D40X digital single-lens reflex camera, David Busch’s Digital Field Guide is an excellent choice.

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