Idiot's Guides: Digital Photography, 1st Edition

  • Shawn Frederick
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  • ISBN-10: 161564556X
  • ISBN-13: 9781615645565
  • DDC: 775
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade +
  • 224 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released April 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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Idiot's Guides®: Digital Photography is not a book on using Photoshop to fix bad photos, nor is it a book loaded down with technical data telling readers which camera to buy. Instead, it's the simplest guide to becoming a better photographer and taking better pictures with any DSLR. Instead of focusing on complicated and quickly outdated discussions of things like gear or retouching software, readers learn the timeless principles of good photography, the essentials of every camera and lens, and how to use all that knowledge to take the shots they previously thought were only achievable by professional photographers. Readers learn how to set up every shot, avoid common mistakes, and do more with their pictures through unique and creative photography projects. Focused on making people better photographers, this full-color guide finally simplifies the process of taking great pictures by focusing on what people really need to know to take better pictures.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication Page.
1: The Basics.
2: A Brief History of the DSLR.
3: Understanding Sensor Types.
4: Interpreting DPI and PPI.
5: Shutter Speed.
6: Aperture.
7: Depth of Field.
8: ISO Readings.
9: Auto Settings.
10: Choosing File Formats.
11: Menus, Histograms, and Info Buttons.
12: Understanding the LCD Monitor.
13: Setting White Balance.
14: Metering.
15: Understanding Lenses.
16: Understanding and Choosing Lighting.
17: Lighting Techniques.
18: Light-Shaping Tools.
19: Memory Cards.
20: Other Equipment.
21: Setting Up a Home Studio.
22: Setting Up on Location.
23: The Shots.
24: Seeing Your Image First.
25: Finding Your Focus.
26: The Rule of Thirds.
27: Shooting Vertical vs. Horizontal.
28: Negative Space.
29: Diptychs and Triptychs.
30: Architecture.
31: Automobiles and Motorcycles.
32: Family and Kids.
33: Weddings.
34: Silhouettes.
35: Backlit Subjects.
36: Sunsets and Sunrises.
37: Lifestyle.
38: Landscapes.
39: Sports.
40: Animals and Pets.
41: Flowers.
42: Vacation and Travel.
43: Portraits.
44: Landmarks and Historical Sites.
45: Food.
46: Seasons.
47: Night Shots.
48: Events.
49: Fine Art and Abstracts.
50: Dynamic Action.
51: The Projects.
52: Directing Your Subject.
53: Selective Focus.
54: Macro and Close-up Photography.
55: Getting Creative with Filters.
56: Working with Reflective and Mirrored Subjects.
57: Panoramic Pictures.
58: Studying Light.
59: Creating Motion Blur.
60: Shooting Sequences.
61: Taking HD Video with your DSLR.
62: Transferring Your Images.
About the Author.