500 Digital Photography Hints, Tips, and Techniques: The Easy, All-in-One Guide to Those Inside Secrets for Better Digital Photography

Overview

Digital cameras have joined forces with computers to revolutionize photography almost overnight. Anyone with an interest in digital photography, from the most naive beginner to the experienced professional photographer, can learn from this handy book. It starts right at the beginning-how the digital camera works-and goes right through to using your digital images to make your own Web site. Every one of the 500 tips is clear and easy to follow, giving you the essential experience of a professional photographer ...
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Overview

Digital cameras have joined forces with computers to revolutionize photography almost overnight. Anyone with an interest in digital photography, from the most naive beginner to the experienced professional photographer, can learn from this handy book. It starts right at the beginning-how the digital camera works-and goes right through to using your digital images to make your own Web site. Every one of the 500 tips is clear and easy to follow, giving you the essential experience of a professional photographer whose enthusiasm for this new technology is catching. With its wealth of illustrations-all fully annotated to make clear sense-the book provides the help you need to get started and will act as a guide to all the sophisticated techniques you will soon be mastering.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780641986970
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/2006
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Author's preface 6
Introduction 7
Why digital? 12
The digital studio 13
Image Capture
Equipment 16
Compact digital cameras 16
Digital single lens reflex (SLR) cameras 20
Interchangeable lenses 23
Useful gadgets and accessories 26
Carrying your equipment 29
Camera supports 31
Flash units 32
Technique 34
Using light 34
Composing the picture 37
Handling the digital camera 41
Which file type? 43
Using filters 43
Spot-on exposures 46
Focus 50
How to photograph... 52
Landscapes 52
Animals and wildlife 55
Close-up and macro 59
People and portraits 62
At night and in low light 65
Sport 68
Vacations and travel 70
Image Editing
The digital darkroom 72
Buying a computer 72
Computer monitors 74
Useful peripherals 75
Scanners 77
Image processing techniques 78
Getting started 79
Using Levels 81
Using Curves 84
Saving digital images 89
Advanced image processing 90
Select options 91
Sharpening options 97
Adding artistry 104
Artistic interpretations 104
Lighting effects 106
Output
Making the most of your work 110
Choosing a printer 110
Print media (printing paper) 113
Things to do with your pictures 114
The World Wide Web (WWW) 114
Uploading images to an on-line gallery 114
Camera care 120
Digital resources 121
Technical terms 123
Index 126
Acknowledgements 128
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