Digital Photography for Dummies

Digital Photography for Dummies

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In the 1840s, William Henry Fox Talbot combined light, paper, a few chemicals, and a wooden box to produce a photographic print, laying the foundation for modern film photography. Over the years, that process was refined, and people discovered the joy of photography. Now, more than 160 years after Talbot's innovation, photography has entered a new age, with the…  See more details below

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In the 1840s, William Henry Fox Talbot combined light, paper, a few chemicals, and a wooden box to produce a photographic print, laying the foundation for modern film photography. Over the years, that process was refined, and people discovered the joy of photography. Now, more than 160 years after Talbot's innovation, photography has entered a new age, with the arrival of the digital camera and a new and exciting way to think about photography. In fact, digital photography has spawned an entirely new art form.

With a digital camera, a computer, and some photo-editing software, you can explore the unlimited creative opportunities of digital photography. Just think – no more film, no more film development costs, no more limitations of working only with what's there. With digital photography, you have almost instant access to your photos, and with photo-editing software, you can easily clean up your photos and add special effects that used to be nearly impossible for the amateur photographer to achieve.

Digital Photography For Dummies, 4th Edition, is your introduction to the world of digital photography, whether you're a beginner taking your first shot or an experienced photographer looking to try a new medium. In this newly revised edition, you'll discover the following topics and more:

  • Explore the different kinds of equipment – from cameras and computers to photo-editing software
  • Understand the science behind digital photography, including resolution, aperture, shutter speeds, and f-stops
  • Compose great shots, including how to light your subject
  • Solve common photographic dilemmas – such as capturing a moving target and dealing with unfriendly lighting
  • Edit your photos by sharpening them, removing red eye, and cropping them
  • Display your photos in a variety of ways – on CD, on the Web, or in slide shows
  • Top Ten lists on ways to improve your digital images, great ways to use your photos, and online resources all digital photographers should know about

Digital Photography For Dummies, 4th Edition, also comes with a CD that includes trial versions of popular photo-editing software, as well as some original photos taken by the author that you can use to experiment with.

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"...gives you an introduction to the world of photography whether you are a beginner or an experienced photographer..." (Lingerie Buyer, February 2004)

"...covers the essentials of digital imaging technology that a first time digital photographer needs to know..." (The CBL Source, October/November 2002)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764516641
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/26/2002
Series:
For Dummies Series
Edition description:
FOURTH
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 9.34(h) x 0.85(d)

Meet the Author

Julie Adair King is an avid professional photographer and the author of several books on photography and image-editing, including Adobe PhotoDeluxe 4 For Dummies and Photo Retouching & Restoration For Dummies.

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Digital Photography For Dummies 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
LuisAlberto More than 1 year ago
If you are a beginner, this photography book is a must. It will help you to discover and better use all the range of options that your "point and shoot" and/or your dSLR camera, have. It will also help to to clearly understand what the manufacturers of these cameras, say in the "User's Manuals." DO NOT expect this book to make you a pro, but do expect for it to radically enhance your capacity to take better shots and your capacity to develop your skills from a more solid foundation! Simply...an awesome tool for beginners!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is only slightly helpful to the freshest beginners. While there are a few tips in the book that have merit, the majority of the book contains information that most beginners will pick up very rapidly just by reading their owner's manuals and using their cameras. Oh, and if you own an Apple computer don't even think about this book. All software related portions of the book are geared towards Windows/PC users.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
GOOD ORGANIZATION, CLEARLY WRITTEN, GOOD EXAMPLES.
Lorac50 More than 1 year ago
Great book. I am learning alot about DSLR. Would recommend.
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