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Digital Photography: Pocket Guide

Digital Photography: Pocket Guide

by Derrick Story

Paperback(Third Edition)

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Even film diehards have a tough time resisting the instant gratification of the digital camera. Today's digital cameras are more affordable then ever before, and they deliver high quality images that are a snap to share. Plus, you can take risks with a digital camera you never would with a film camera. You waste nothing; there's no film required, and because you only print the pictures you need, digital photography is cost effective and environmentally friendly.

But to take full advantage of a digital camera, you need to be an experienced photographer and an expert at digital photography too. With more than 15 years of experience as a photojournalist, author Derrick Story brings you Digital Photography Pocket Guide, 3rd Edition. For everyone who owns or will own a digital camera (and that pretty much means everyone!), this is the perfect on-the-go guide for taking top-notch digital photos.

In this third edition of the bestselling pocket guide, Story expands on the basic photography techniques that he introduced in earlier editions, including an explanation of each camera component and what it does, tips for choosing just the right settings for your needs, and much more. This indispensable guide covers everything from how to shoot sports action, close ups, and night shots, to dealing with image resolution, archiving, and memory cards.

Affordable and portable, Digital Photography Pocket Guide, 3rd Edition offers full-color photographs, screen shots, and line art illustrating all the topics in the guide's three main sections ("Digital Camera Components," "Standard Camera Functions," and "How Do I?"). Contents are labeled A to Z for quick reference. There's also a comprehensive table of contents and index so you'll waste no time flipping to the specific information you need—whether you want to transfer images, make a QuickTime movie, or just figure out what purpose that mystery setting on your camera serves. There's even a section of easy-to-read reference tables for quick look-up of white balance settings, exposure compensation, camera mode explanations, and plenty more.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780596100155
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/09/2005
Series: Pocket Reference (O'Reilly) Series
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 172
Product dimensions: 4.25(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.39(d)

About the Author

Derrick Story is the managing editor of the O'Reilly Network, Mac DevCenter, and O'Reilly Digital Media. 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, IDG, and O'Reilly conferences. He is the author of Digital Photography Hacks, Digital Photography Pocket Guide, 2nd Edition, and the PowerBook and iBook Fan Books. He also co-authored iPhoto: The Missing Manual, which is now in its third edition. Derrick likes to keep his shooting skills sharp by running his photography business, Story Photography.

Table of Contents

Who's in Charge?;
What's New in This Third Edition?;
Chapter 1: What Is It? A Tour of Your Digital Camera;
1.1 Overview of Camera Categories;
1.2 Feature and Component Comparisons;
1.3 Putting It All Together;
Chapter 2: What Does It Do?;
2.1 Digital Camera Controls A–Z;
2.2 Putting It All Together;
Chapter 3: How Do I…?Tips and Tricks for Shooting and Sharing;
3.1 Shooting Tips and Tricks: How Do I…;
3.2 Computer Tips and Tricks: How Do I…;
3.3 Where to Go from Here;
Chapter A: Appendix;

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