Get The Most From Your Digital Camera

Overview

A fully revised and updated edition of this hugely popular and practical guide to digital photography.

  • Open your eyes to the creative possibilities and learn to think before you shoot
  • Understand how to use all those modes and menus to get the best possible picture every time
  • Learn about image files and ...
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Overview

A fully revised and updated edition of this hugely popular and practical guide to digital photography.

  • Open your eyes to the creative possibilities and learn to think before you shoot
  • Understand how to use all those modes and menus to get the best possible picture every time
  • Learn about image files and shooting RAW
  • Master the digital darkroom
  • Includes detailed information on how to print the best digital images, arrange them into electronic albums, send them by email or post them on a website
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780715339060
  • Publisher: F+W Media
  • Publication date: 9/8/2011
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Simon Joinson is a writer, designer and photographer who has been working in digital imaging since the early 1990s. He has been editor of numerous photography magazines and is currently editor of the influential website dpreview.com. Simon lives in Guildford, Surrey, UK.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 006

Part 1 Camera basics 008

The digital camera 010

Anatomy of a digital camera 012

Basic digicam features 014

Essential extras 018

The digital SLR 022

Movies and movie modes 030

Part 2 The digital image 034

Pixels,dots and points 036

Sensor size,sensitivity and noise 044

Shooting and using RAW files 046

The digital imaging PC 050

Printers and printing 054

Part3 Taking pictures 062

The light fantastic 064

Settings and controls 066

Apertures and shutter speeds 076

Lens basics 084

Digital SLR lenses 090

Composition basics 092

Night and low-light photos 100

Betterflash photos 105

Capturing motion 108

Better portraits 112

Better landscapes 118

Photographing buildings 124

Places and people 126

Still-life photography 128

Close-up and macro mode 132

Animals and pets 136

Shapes and textures 138

Part 4 The digital darkroom 140

Tools of the trade 142

Basic image corrections 144

Blackand white 150

Quick portrait fixes 152

Improving scenic shots 154

Adding impact 156

Montage and collage 158

Special effects 162

Organizing and archiving 164

Using and sharing 169

Glossary 174

Index 176

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