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Your digital camera can do so much! And Digital Photography For Dummies, 6th Edition
helps you shoot, edit, and share great photos. This full-color guide is packed with stuff that’s not in your camera manual — tips on upgrading your equipment, working with focus and exposure, shooting like a pro, organizing and enhancing your images, and printing them or getting them online.
Are you already you’re hip-deep in images? Here’s how to manage them. This guide helps you learn what you need for the way you take pictures, how to prolong battery life, the pros and cons of digital SLR, and more. Baffled by the lingo? The glossary explains all those terms and acronyms. You’ll also learn to:
- Set up your camera for basic shooting and learn to use automatic mode, common scene modes, and all the camera’s features
- Manage depth of field, exposure, and white balance, and make easy fixes with your photo editor
- Compose your photos for better pictures
- Easily transfer your pictures to the computer, print them, or distribute them electronically
- Edit your images and fix common problems like dim photos and red-eye
- Send photos to a cell phone
- Organize your pictures so you can find what you want
- Decide if your camera needs updating, what equipment you need, and what your digital darkroom should have
Rich, full-color examples show what you can achieve. Digital Photography For Dummies, 6th Edition will make your digital camera a lot more fun!
The bestselling full-color beginner's guide--500,000 copies sold in previous editions--now updated
The digital photography revolution shows no signs of slowing down: fully half of all households in the U.S., Western Europe, and Japan now have a digital camera, and the digital camera market jumped by 8 percent in 2007, with more and more people now buying a second digital camera to replace or supplement an earlier model. Novice digital photographers have long turned to this fun and easy guide for advice, and we've now updated it to cover the latest consumer-friendly camera models (including new point-and-shoot models as well as entry-level digital SLRs), the latest Photoshop Elements version and Windows Vista photo organizing tools, and the latest online photo-sharing options. Illustrated in full-color throughout with 200 example photos and 50 screen shots, it's just what people need to get up and running fast with a new digital camera--and turn out pictures that are truly memorable.
Julie Adair King (Indianapolis, IN) is the author of many books on photography and digital imaging, including Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi/400D For Dummies (978-0-470-23945-2), Nikon D40/D40x For Dummies (978-0-470-23946-9), Digital Photo Projects For Dummies (978-0-470-12101-6), and Digital Photography Before &After Makeovers (978-0-471-76116-7).
Make the most of your digital camera! Learn to get better shots and share them
So you got a digital camera, and now you're hip-deep in images and not quite sure what to do with them. Or how to make them better. Relax — Dummies to the rescue! Here's the jargon-free guide to upgrading your equipment, working with focus and exposure, shooting like a pro, organizing and enhancing your images, and sharing them as prints or online.
Choose well — decide if your camera needs updating and what equipment and software you need for the way you take pictures
Get set — set up your camera for basic shooting and learn to use automatic mode and common scene modes
Know the lingo — find easy-to-understand explanations of all the digital photography terms and acronyms that baffle you
Gain confidence to take control — learn to manage depth of field, exposure, focus, and color with advanced camera controls
Manage your images — easily transfer your pictures to a computer and safeguard your digital memories from harm
Open the book and find:
How to select the right picture resolution
Pro techniques for capturing great portraits and action shots
Help with using flash and dealing with tricky lighting
Simple photo-editing tricks to solve common picture problems
The lowdown on the Camera Raw and JPEG file formats
Tips for better photo composition
About the Author
Julie Adair King
is author of all editions of Digital Photography For Dummies
as well as guides covering Canon and Nikon cameras. She also teaches at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre.
Serge Timacheff is the official photographer of the International Fencing Federation and photographs fencing events at the Olympic Games.
Table of Contents
Part I: Peering Through the Digital Viewfinder.
Chapter 1: Gearing Up: Does Your Equipment Fit Your Needs?
Chapter 2: Extra Goodies for Extra Fun.
Chapter 3: First Steps, First Shots.
Part II: Getting the Most from Your Camera.
Chapter 4: Resolution, File Format, and Other Digital Details.
Chapter 5: Controlling Exposure.
Chapter 6: Manipulating Focus and Color.
Chapter 7: Getting the Shot: How the Pros Do It.
Part III: From Camera to Computer and Beyond.
Chapter 8: Building Your Image Warehouse.
Chapter 9: Fixing Minor Photo Flubs.
Chapter 10: Printing Your Photos.
Chapter 11: On-Screen, Mr. Sulu!
Part IV: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 12: Ten Ways to Improve Your Digital Images.
Chapter 13: Ten Great Online Resources.
Chapter 14: Top Ten Maintenance and Emergency Care Tips.
Online Resource Guide.