David Busch's Mastering Digital SLR Photography, Fourth Edition, 4th Edition

  • David D. Busch
  • ISBN-10: 1305278402  |  ISBN-13: 9781305278400
  • 450 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2012, 2008, 2005
  • © 2015 | Published
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This completely updated fourth edition of DAVID BUSCH'S MASTERING DIGITAL SLR PHOTOGRAPHY is a comprehensive guide to taking great photos with digital SLR cameras. Today’s digital SLRs are more affordable—and more powerful—than ever, letting you create stunning images with technology that would have been unthinkable just a few years ago. If you’re comfortable with the basic operations of your digital SLR camera and are eager to explore more advanced creative concepts, this book will help you expand your knowledge of the many new capabilities and improvements that are now standard on today’s cameras. Suitable for pros and hobbyists alike, this book takes you beyond the coverage found in most general camera books and includes helpful how-to info on new technologies such as autofocus innovations, HDTV movie-making, and new tools from Wi-Fi to GPS. This fully-illustrated, full-color guide also covers the basics, including file formats, resolution, aperture/priority exposure, and much more. Master the art of digital photography, with DAVID BUSCH'S MASTERING DIGITAL SLR PHOTOGRAPHY, FOURTH EDITION.

Features and Benefits

  • Features expanded coverage of new camera-related technology, from Wi-Fi and GPS to wireless links and smartphone apps.
  • Includes a section on movie-making with your camera.
  • Covers new tools such as Wi-Fi, GPS, iPhones, and more.

Table of Contents

1. Inside a Digital SLR Camera.
2. Mastering Your dLSR’s Controls.
3. DSLR Quirks and Strengths.
4. Understanding Exposure.
5. Mastering Autofocus.
6. Working with Lenses.
7. Using Light.
8. Live View and MovieMaking.
9. Exploring with Wi-Fi and GPS.
10. Using iPhone/iPad/iPod Apps.
11. Great Gadgets. Lightning in a Bottle.
12. Travel and Street Photography.
13. Portraits and Glamour.
14. Photographing Concerts and Performances.
15. Wildlife and Nature.
16. Capturing Action.
17. Mastering Close-Up Photography.

What's New

  • Covers the basics of digital SLR technology.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

David D. Busch

With more than a million books in print, David D. Busch is the world's #1 selling digital camera guide author, and the originator of popular digital photography series like David Busch's Pro Secrets and David Busch's Quick Snap Guides. He has written more than a dozen hugely successful guidebooks for Canon and Canon digital SLR models, as well as many popular books devoted to dSLRs, including Mastering Digital SLR Photography, Second Edition, and Digital SLR Pro Secrets. As a roving photojournalist for more than twenty years, he illustrated his books, magazine articles, and newspaper reports with award-winning images. He's 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 and articles have appeared in Popular Photography & Imaging, The Rangefinder, The Professional Photographer, and hundreds of other publications. He has also reviewed dozens of digital cameras for CNet and Computer Shopper, and his advice has been featured in National Public Radio's "All Tech Considered." When named its top five books on Beginning Digital Photography, debuting at the #1 and #2 slots were Busch's Digital Photography All-In-One Desk Reference for Dummies and Mastering Digital Photography. During the past year, he's had as many as five of his books listed in the Top 20 of's Digital Photography Bestseller list—simultaneously! Busch's 120-plus other books published since 1983 include bestsellers like David Busch's Quick Snap Guide to Digital SLR Lenses. Visit his website at