Digital SLR Photography All-in-One For Dummies

Digital SLR Photography All-in-One For Dummies

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A complete, full-color guide to all the elements of dSLR photography If you have a digital SLR camera, you'll find everything you need in this full-color reference to help you get the best results. Ten self-contained minibooks cover the basics of dSLR photography and address camera models from the five leading dSLR manufacturers. Topics include lenses, exposure, lighting, composition, processing and editing, a guide to manufacturers and systems, and a guide to camera settings, plus separate minibooks covering video and high dynamic range (HDR) photography. This full-color volume covers all the key elements essential to good photography as well as the basics of camera bodies and lenses, dSLR workflow, and advice on the best camera settings to use for different situations Covers lighting, composition, and exposure as well as macro and telephoto lenses Features minibooks on video, HDR photography, processing and editing images, and a guide to leading camera manufacturers and systems Digital SLR Photography All-in-One For Dummies replaces an entire shelf of digital photography books and helps you get the photos you dream of.
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  • Paperback | 688 pages
  • 184 x 232 x 36mm | 1,578.49g
  • John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Chichester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Original
  • col. ill
  • 0470768789
  • 9780470768785
  • 121,678

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Cameras, controls, editing, photography basics, video -- this book covers it all!You don't have to be a pro photographer to get great photos with a digital SLR camera. This book shares the secrets professionals use to get their shots. Discover how to set your camera's exposure controls, work with various lens and flash options, compose your shot, enhance your photos, and even create videos with your dSLR.How dSLR is different -- learn what you can do with a dSLR, all about lenses and controls, and how several popular cameras compareWhat makes a great photo -- discover how to work with light, the essentials of good composition, and ways to control exposureGet out of auto mode -- review the practical shooting guide for advice on how to set your camera for portraits, action shots, and landscapesShift into video mode -- find out how to capture video with your dSLR, edit it, and share it online or on DVDAfter you shoot -- understand workflow, edit your photos like a pro, and learn to manage imagesOpen the book and find: How those mysterious knobs and menus can make you a great photographerThe best lens to use for each photo shootWhen to use your camera's built-in flash and when to shut it offThe elements of exposure and how they control the quality of your photosComposition rules and when to break themHow to choose the best software for editing your photosRecommended camera settings for shooting formal portraits9 books in 1Learning about Digital SLRsThrough the Looking GlassHey, Your Exposure's ShowingLighting StrikesComposing Great Shots"Spiffifying" Photos in SoftwareShooting VideosThe dSLR ReferencePractical dSLR Tips
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Table of contents

Introduction. Book I: Learning about Digital SLRs. Chapter 1: What's So Special about Digital SLRs? Chapter 2: Anatomy of a Digital SLR. Chapter 3: Menus and Settings Extravaganzapalooza. Chapter 4: Say Cheese: Taking Pictures with Your dSLR. Chapter 5: Handling and Cleaning Your Camera and Gear. Book II: Through the Looking Glass. Chapter 1: Following the Prime Directive. Chapter 2: Casting a Wide-Angle Net. Chapter 3: Focusing on Versatility. Chapter 4: Going to the Extremes. Book III: Hey, Your Exposure's Showing. Chapter 1: Strategizing Exposure. Chapter 2: Setting Aperture. Chapter 3: Go, Shutter Speed, Go! Chapter 4: Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho, Choosing an ISO. Chapter 5: Fabulous Filters. Book IV: Lighting Strikes. Chapter 1: Flash Fundamentals. Chapter 2: Of Speedlights and Speedlites. Chapter 3: The Lighting Gear Chapter. Book V: Composing Great Shots. Chapter 1: Taming the Frame. Chapter 2: Deconstructing Design. Book VI: "Spiffifying" Photos in Software. Chapter 1: Blue-Collar Photo Management. Chapter 2: Deep-Fried Camera Raw. Chapter 3: Mad Photo-Editing Skills. Chapter 4: Home, Home on the High Dynamic Range. Chapter 5: Panoramically Speaking. Chapter 6: Chroma Chameleon. Book VII: Shooting Videos. Chapter 1: Lights, Camera, Action! Chapter 2: The Video Editing Bar and Grill. Book VIII: The dSLR Reference. Chapter 1: Clicking with Canon. Chapter 2: Naturally Nikon. Chapter 3: Olympus Rocks. Chapter 4: The Syntax of Pentax. Chapter 5: Sony-Sony, Bo-Bony. Chapter 6: Notable Non-dSLR Digital Cameras. Book IX: Practical dSLR Tips. Chapter 1: Working with Light and Time. Chapter 2: Embracing People. Chapter 3: Framing Landscapes and Nature. Chapter 4: Capturing Everyday Life. Chapter 5: Showing Off Vehicles. Chapter 6: Photographing Buildings and Cities. Chapter 7: Picturing Odds and Ends. Index.
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About Robert Correll

Robert Correll is a creative professional whose skills include photography, music production, and design. He is author of High Dynamic Range Digital Photography For Dummies and coauthor of HDR Photography Photo Workshop . Robert has also covered Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements, Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo, Sony ACID Pro, and Cakewalk SONAR in his writing career.
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