Digital Photography Just the Steps For Dummies

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Love taking pictures with your digital camera? Want to improve your skills, but don’t have a lot of time to spend? How about some straight-to-the-point tips that cut to the chase and show you step by step how to accomplish a task? If that sounds like just what you had in mind, Digital Photography Just The Steps For Dummies, 2nd Edition is exactly what you need.

This handy, full-color guide breaks down the most important tasks into simple two-page, illustrated instructions. You choose what you want to do, flip to the right page, follow the instructions, and voilà! A new skill is yours!

Digital Photography Just The Steps For Dummies, 2nd Edition covers important tasks from choosing a camera to printing your photos or turning them into slideshows or galleries. You’ll be able to:

  • Select and use various lenses
  • Take advantage of your meters
  • Use tripods, screens, and scrims when shooting
  • Work with depth of field
  • Shoot and process Camera Raw images
  • Download and organize your pictures
  • Understand and use color profiles
  • Edit in the “quick fix” mode
  • Restore a vintage photo
  • Create an online photo gallery, greeting cards, calendars, or CD jackets

More than 170 digital photography tasks are presented in this easy-to-use, full-color reference. Grab a copy and find out how much more fun you can have with your digital camera!

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Step by step to shooting, sprucing up and sharing great photos

Get That Group Shot

  • Find the best location and try props or natural elements such as trees to arrange people.

  • Try a variety of poses. Have some sit and others stand. Stagger people in front and behind.

  • Having people get close, tilting their heads toward each other, and even touching one another often makes the shot more intimate and engaging.

  • For really large groups, moving higher and shooting down on them enables more people to squeeze into the frame.

  • When a group is engaged in an activity, bring elements of it into the shot to add context.

  • Use humor to get people to smile naturally. It's the next best thing to spontaneity.

Get ready to:

  • Choose the right camera

  • Light your subject

  • Capture portraits and landscapes

  • Download and organize your images

  • Fix skin tones and color casts

  • Create an online photo gallery

About the Author:

Barbara Obermeier is principal of Obermeier Design, a graphic design studio in Ventura, CA. She is the author of Photoshop CS3 All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies, coauthor of Photoshop Elements 6.0 For Dummies, and has contributed as author, or coauthor, on numerous books. Barb is also a faculty member in the School of Graphic Design at Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, CA.

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