The Photography Bible: A Complete Guide for the 21st Century Photographer

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Everything you need to know about photography in the 21st century
  • Discover the different types of cameras available and how they work, from digital cameras and the latest DSLRs to Compact System Cameras and iPhones
  • Learn how to choose the most essential camera accessories for the modern photographer, including lenses, flashguns, studio lighting and tripods
  • Filled with ...
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Overview


Everything you need to know about photography in the 21st century
  • Discover the different types of cameras available and how they work, from digital cameras and the latest DSLRs to Compact System Cameras and iPhones
  • Learn how to choose the most essential camera accessories for the modern photographer, including lenses, flashguns, studio lighting and tripods
  • Filled with invaluable techniques and expert advice on how to shoot a broad range of subjects, use a variety of equipment and effectively manipulate images using the latest software
This fully revised edition of The Photography Bible brings you up-to-the-minute information on the rapidly changing world of photography, including the latest digital cameras, the emergence of Compact System Cameras and imaging mobile phones, photography apps, software, equipment and accessories.

This comprehensive guide offers expert photographic advice to help improve your photography and develop your skills, from shooting magical black and white images or capturing wildlife to composing beautiful landscapes and perfect portraits. Daniel Lezano illustrates his clear, concise techniques throughout with a selection of stunning photographs.

Whether you are a newcomer to photography or an experienced enthusiast, and whether you use a mobile phone, DSLR or CSC, The Photography Bible is the ultimate reference to the most recent hardware, software and photographic techniques.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781446302170
  • Publisher: David & Charles
  • Publication date: 9/30/2012
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 933,641
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Accomplished photographer and writer Daniel Lezano is the editor of Digital SLR Photography magazine. He is widely regarded as one of the UK’s leading photography writers, and is co-author of the bestselling 100 Ways to Take Better Portrait Photographs (David & Charles, 2006).

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Table of Contents

Introduction 6
Cameras in the 21st century
35mm AF SLRs 8
Digital AF SLRs 10
Film compacts 14
Digital compacts 16
Medium-format SLRs 20
Direct-vision cameras 22
Other types of camera 23
Choosing the right camera 24
How cameras work
Autofocus 26
Exposure 28
Aperture 30
Exposure systems 32
Metering systems 36
Image capture
Film 38
Digital image sensors 44
Image storage 46
File formats 48
System accessories
Lenses 50
Specialist lenses 52
Flashguns 54
Filter systems 56
Studio lighting 58
Studio and camera accessories 60
Image usage
Scanners 66
Home printers 70
Software 74
Darkrooms 78
Basic techniques
Composition 82
Depth of field 86
Shutter speed 90
Focusing 92
Using exposure 94
Equipment techniques
Filter techniques 96
Lens techniques 102
Flash techniques 106
Studio flash techniques 108
Subject techniques
Colour 110
Black and white 112
Wildlife and nature 114
People 118
Lighting for portraits 122
Children 124
Landscapes 126
The four seasons 130
Water 134
Action 136
Still lifes 138
Fine art 140
Documentary photography 142
Architecture 144
Night photography 146
Close-ups 148
Patterns 150
Sunsets 152
Travel 154
Special effects 156
Painting with light 160
After the photo
Photo clinic 162
Storing and displaying pictures 164
Making money from your pictures 166
Historic moments in photography 168
Glossary 170
Acknowledgments 174
About the author 174
Index 174
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