Your Photos Stink!: David Busch’s Lessons in Elevating Your Photography from Awful to Awesome, 1st Edition

  • David D. Busch
  • ISBN-10: 1305084454  |  ISBN-13: 9781305084452
  • 496 Pages
  • © 2015 | Published
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When it comes to photography, getting from awful to awesome can be as simple as shifting the camera a few inches, tweaking the exposure just a bit, or making a simple lighting change. The trick is to develop your eye and your photography skills by learning from experts, experimenting with your technique, and shooting lots of photos. In YOUR PHOTOS STINK!: DAVID BUSCH’S LESSONS IN ELEVATING YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY FROM AWFUL TO AWESOME, veteran photographer and author David Busch shows you how to create awesome images over a wide range of subjects—showing flawed photos alongside their improved versions, with clear explanations of how the fixes were made. Covering techniques of composition, exposure, post-processing, and more, and featuring dozens of side-by-side examples of awful/awesome photographs from subjects like nature, travel, and city life, Busch teaches you to see the most common problems that trouble photographers and how to correct them. Get ready to step up your game, with YOUR PHOTOS STINK!: DAVID BUSCH’S LESSONS IN ELEVATING YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY FROM AWFUL TO AWESOME.

Features and Benefits

  • Features side-by-side examples of flawed/fixed images—with clear instructions on how the repairs were made.
  • Covers nature, people, action, and travel photography—and much more.
  • Includes a chapter on post-processing.

Table of Contents

Concerts. Ballet. Dance. Special Events. Amusement Parks. Re-Enactments.
Zoos. Wildlife. Flora. Insects. Landscapes. Panoramas. Sunsets. Beach. Snow. Weather. Water Scenes. Infrared.
Portraits. Glamour. Children. Pets. Weddings. Street Photography.
Monuments. Lighthouses. Fireworks. Lightning. Holiday Lights. City Lights. Architecture.
Basketball. Football. Baseball. Hockey. Track. Soccer. Martial Arts. Rodeo. Moto Sports. Monster Trucks. Air Shows.
Macro. Jewelry. Still Lifes. Food. Tabletop/Product. Water Drops and Drips.
Night Scenes. Night Portraits. Fill Flash Outdoors. Direct Flash Indoors. Bounce Flash. Multiple Flash. Black and white Photos. Light Trails. Star Trails. Selective Focus. Deep Focus.
HDR. Tonal Corrections. Color Changes. Infrared.


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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