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The bestselling guide to DSLR photography - now updated for the latest technology and tools!

This new edition gets you up to "shutter speed" on the latest camera technologies, including the new consumer-targeted full-frame models and pro-features that are now incorporated in consumer-focused units. Veteran author and professional photographer Robert Correll walks you through how a camera works, what lenses to use, how to set exposure, and how ...

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Overview

The bestselling guide to DSLR photography - now updated for the latest technology and tools!

This new edition gets you up to "shutter speed" on the latest camera technologies, including the new consumer-targeted full-frame models and pro-features that are now incorporated in consumer-focused units. Veteran author and professional photographer Robert Correll walks you through how a camera works, what lenses to use, how to set exposure, and how to capture the shots that define a portfolio.

Fully updated to cover the latest generation of cameras and boasting more than 700 pages, this must-have resource explores the latest in tools and offers additional content, including video and interactive tools so that you can enhance your photography knowledge.

  • Covers the basics of DSLR mechanics and explains how settings affect the final photo
  • Reviews lenses and walks you through choosing and applying the right lens for your situation
  • Discusses how aperture, shutting speed, and ISO combine to determine how your photo will look
  • Demystifies how to light a photo, from using natural light to flash to artificial lighting
  • Helps you shooting high-quality video and film

Digital SLR Photography All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition is packed with everything you need to get your idea photo, from portraits to action shots to night photos and so much more!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118590829
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/4/2013
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition description: New
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 672
  • Sales rank: 362,493
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet 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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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Book I: Learning about Digital SLRs.

Chapter 1: What's So Special about Digital SLRs?

Chapter 2: Anatomy of a Digital SLR.

Chapter 3: Menus and Settings Extravaganzapalooza.

Chapter 4: Say Cheese: Taking Pictures with Your dSLR.

Chapter 5: Handling and Cleaning Your Camera and Gear.

Book II: Through the Looking Glass.

Chapter 1: Following the Prime Directive.

Chapter 2: Casting a Wide-Angle Net.

Chapter 3: Focusing on Versatility.

Chapter 4: Going to the Extremes.

Book III: Hey, Your Exposure's Showing.

Chapter 1: Strategizing Exposure.

Chapter 2: Setting Aperture.

Chapter 3: Go, Shutter Speed, Go!

Chapter 4: Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho, Choosing an ISO.

Chapter 5: Fabulous Filters.

Book IV: Lighting Strikes.

Chapter 1: Flash Fundamentals.

Chapter 2: Of Speedlights and Speedlites.

Chapter 3: The Lighting Gear Chapter.

Book V: Composing Great Shots.

Chapter 1: Taming the Frame.

Chapter 2: Deconstructing Design.

Book VI: "Spiffifying" Photos in Software.

Chapter 1: Blue-Collar Photo Management.

Chapter 2: Deep-Fried Camera Raw.

Chapter 3: Mad Photo-Editing Skills.

Chapter 4: Home, Home on the High Dynamic Range.

Chapter 5: Panoramically Speaking.

Chapter 6: Chroma Chameleon.

Book VII: Shooting Videos.

Chapter 1: Lights, Camera, Action!

Chapter 2: The Video Editing Bar and Grill.

Book VIII: The dSLR Reference.

Chapter 1: Clicking with Canon.

Chapter 2: Naturally Nikon.

Chapter 3: Olympus Rocks.

Chapter 4: The Syntax of Pentax.

Chapter 5: Sony-Sony, Bo-Bony.

Chapter 6: Notable Non-dSLR Digital Cameras.

Book IX: Practical dSLR Tips.

Chapter 1: Working with Light and Time.

Chapter 2: Embracing People.

Chapter 3: Framing Landscapes and Nature.

Chapter 4: Capturing Everyday Life.

Chapter 5: Showing Off Vehicles.

Chapter 6: Photographing Buildings and Cities.

Chapter 7: Picturing Odds and Ends.

Index.

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