Digital Photography For Dummies, Pocket Edition, Pocket Edition [NOOK Book]


Choose the settings that make your digital photos better

Can't wait to see what you and your digital camera can do? Packed with examples of what you can accomplish, this book gives you the inside scoop on camera features, setting up shots, downloading your photos, and a ...

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Choose the settings that make your digital photos better

Can't wait to see what you and your digital camera can do? Packed with examples of what you can accomplish, this book gives you the inside scoop on camera features, setting up shots, downloading your photos, and a whole lot more!

Open the book and find:

  • Basic camera settings and digital photo file formats
  • When to use your camera's flash
  • Tips for composing good pictures
  • How to transfer photos from your camera to your computer
  • How automatic scene modes simplify photo taking
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118037980
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/21/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 376,876
  • File size: 9 MB

Meet the Author

Mark Justice Hinton teaches continuing ed computer classes for the University of New Mexico as well as digital photography classes. He is also the author of Digital Photography For Seniors For Dummies.
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Table of Contents


About This Book.

Whom This Book Is For.

How This Book Is Organized.

Icons Used in This Book.

Part I: Choosing Your Camera.

Picking a Camera Type.

Point & Shoot (P&S).

Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR).

Considering Camera Features.

Exposure Settings or Modes.

Examining Image Size and Storage.

Image resolution.

File formats.

Removable memory cards.

Accessorizing Your Camera.

Part II: Fast and Easy Picture Taking.

Setting Up Your New Camera.

Setting Image Quality.

Relying on Automatic Mode.

Using Preset Scene Modes.

Shedding Some Light on Your Subject.

Finding the light.

Using contrast.

Taking Some Fun Shots.

Shooting close-ups in Macro mode.

Shooting from unexpected angles.

Zooming in on your subject.

Reviewing Photos and Videos on Your Camera.

Part III: Composing Better Shots.

Seeing through the Lens.

Nailing your focus.

Working with depth of field.

Composing the Photograph.

Choosing your orientation.

Finding a focal point.

Reducing background clutter.

Following the Rule of Thirds.

Avoiding mergers.

Looking for balance.

Finding leading lines.

Keeping the horizon straight.

Framing the subject.

Creating a mood with distance.

Using texture and shape.

Part IV: Transferring Photos from Camera to Computer.

Deleting Photos from Your Camera Manually.

Planning Before You Copy Photos.

Naming files.

Using folders.

Getting Pictures Out of Your Camera.

Copying photos from your camera automatically.

Copying photos from your camera manually.

Viewing Photos on Your Computer.

Renaming Photos.

Backing Up Your Photos.

Deleting Photos from Your Computer.

Part V: Getting the Right Exposure.

Understanding Exposure.

Setting the shutter speed.

Changing the aperture.

Compensating with Exposure Value.

Setting ISO.

Part VI: Ten Tips for Better Photos and Videos.

Know Your Camera.

Become One with Your Camera.

Use a Tripod.

Change Your Perspective.

Take Lots of Pictures.

Be Quiet.

Keep It Short.

Back Up Your Files.

Learn to Edit.

Share and Participate.

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