Digital SLR Photography All-in-One For Dummies

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9780470768785: Digital SLR Photography All-in-One For Dummies

A complete, full-color guide to all the elements of dSLR photography

If you have a digital SLR camera, you’ll find everything you need in this full-color reference to help you get the best results. Ten self-contained minibooks cover the basics of dSLR photography and address camera models from the five leading dSLR manufacturers. Topics include lenses, exposure, lighting, composition, processing and editing, a guide to manufacturers and systems, and a guide to camera settings, plus separate minibooks covering video and high dynamic range (HDR) photography.

  • This full-color volume covers all the key elements essential to good photography as well as the basics of camera bodies and lenses, dSLR workflow, and advice on the best camera settings to use for different situations
  • Covers lighting, composition, and exposure as well as macro and telephoto lenses
  • Features minibooks on video, HDR photography, processing and editing images, and a guide to leading camera manufacturers and systems

Digital SLR Photography All-in-One For Dummies replaces an entire shelf of digital photography books and helps you get the photos you dream of.

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Cameras, controls, editing, photography basics, video — this book covers it all!

You don't have to be a pro photographer to get great photos with a digital SLR camera. This book shares the secrets professionals use to get their shots. Discover how to set your camera's exposure controls, work with various lens and flash options, compose your shot, enhance your photos, and even create videos with your dSLR.

  • How dSLR is different — learn what you can do with a dSLR, all about lenses and controls, and how several popular cameras compare

  • What makes a great photo — discover how to work with light, the essentials of good composition, and ways to control exposure

  • Get out of auto mode — review the practical shooting guide for advice on how to set your camera for portraits, action shots, and landscapes

  • Shift into video mode — find out how to capture video with your dSLR, edit it, and share it online or on DVD

  • After you shoot — understand workflow, edit your photos like a pro, and learn to manage images

Open the book and find:

  • How those mysterious knobs and menus can make you a great photographer

  • The best lens to use for each photo shoot

  • When to use your camera's built-in flash and when to shut it off

  • The elements of exposure and how they control the quality of your photos

  • Composition rules and when to break them

  • How to choose the best software for editing your photos

  • Recommended camera settings for shooting formal portraits

9 books in 1

  • Learning about Digital SLRs

  • Through the Looking Glass

  • Hey, Your Exposure's Showing

  • Lighting Strikes

  • Composing Great Shots

  • "Spiffifying" Photos in Software

  • Shooting Videos

  • The dSLR Reference

  • Practical dSLR Tips

About the Author:

Robert Correll is a creative professional whose skills include photography, music production, and design. He is author of High Dynamic Range Digital Photography For Dummies and coauthor of HDR Photography Photo Workshop. Robert has also covered Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements, Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo, Sony ACID Pro, and Cakewalk SONAR in his writing career.

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