Derrick has been interested in photography since age 11, and a computer nut for decades. He's been waiting for years for these two passions to converge, and now that they have, it's everything he thought it would be. Managing editor of O'Reilly Network, Derrick focuses on Web authoring, digital media, and mobile computing. Favorite projects include O'Reilly DevCenters for Web Development and for the Mac. Derrick's experience includes more than 15 years as a photojournalist, a stint as the managing editor for Web Review, and a speaker for CMP's Web conferences. He is the coauthor of iPhoto 2: The Missing Manual and author of the Digital Photography and Digital Video Pocket Guides. Derrick also manages his online photo business, Story Photography.
Digital Photography Pocket Guideby Derrick Story
Digital photography has come of age. Digital cameras are now affordable, easy to use, and provide quality images that rival their traditional film counterparts. Interest among consumers and the technicallly savvy is soaring.Digital images are easier to share, and because you only print the pictures you need, they're much more cost effective and environmentally
Digital photography has come of age. Digital cameras are now affordable, easy to use, and provide quality images that rival their traditional film counterparts. Interest among consumers and the technicallly savvy is soaring.Digital images are easier to share, and because you only print the pictures you need, they're much more cost effective and environmentally friendly. But the real attraction is far more human in nature: With digital cameras, you're able to free your creative spirit and take risks that you shied away from with film. Your visual inspiration now flows from your mind to the camera to the LCD screen to then be celebrated, adjusted, or discarded for another attempt all together.The Digital Photography Pocket Guide gives you the tools and the knowledge to take the kind of pictures you've always wanted. Consider it your quick-reference photo mentor that explains each of the camera's components, shows you what they do, then helps you choose the right settings to accomplish your goal. When you want to ask an expert, "How can I get that picture?", simply pull this handy guide out of your camera bag, backpack, or back pocket, and you'll find the answer quickly.The book covers everything from image resolution, flash modes, action photography, close ups and portraits, to memory cards, emailing images, and archiving. It's organized by three key sections: "What Is It?" "What Does It Do?" and "How Do I ...?"What Is It?" is a quick reference to all those buttons on your camera. It's organized alphabetically and includes many of the familiar icons you see in your owner's guide and on the camera itself. This section helps you learn the difference between the close up button and the infinity mode."What Does It Do" digs deeper into photo technique. How do you use those buttons and modes to take the photos you want? This chapter tells all."How Do I ...?" includes 15 professional shooting techniques and explains them in easy to understand language. If you've always wanted to know how to shoot like a pro, but were intimidated by photographer's jargon, this section is for you.The Digital Photography Pocket Guide is for anyone who uses a digital camera. Even advanced amateurs forget whether to "overexpose" or "underexpose" in certain lighting conditions, and novices will appreciate the clear explanations of the various camera functions. Regardless of your prior experience, if you want to shoot like a pro with your digital camera, this guide is for you.
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If you are among the many millions who has purchased a new digital camera recently, this book is for you! Author Derrick Story, has done an outstanding job of writing a great book (3rd edition) on how to use your digital camera, by making you aware of every available feature and how they can help you make some excellent images. Story begins by teaching you about every nook and cranny on your camera. Next, the author will help you answer the following questions about your camera: When do you use fill flash and slow synchro (?) when do you use fill flash (?) and, what is slow synchro good for? Finally, he explains more than a dozen important camera techniques. In this excellent book, Story reveals how your digital camera is actually an extension of your vision. In other words, you're the one making the decisions, not the camera!