Idiot's Guides: Digital Photography

Idiot's Guides: Digital Photography

by Shawn Frederick


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781615644131
Publisher: DK
Publication date: 09/03/2013
Series: Idiot's Guides Series
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 500,367
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Shawn Frederick is a professional photographer with over 20 years' experience. He has served as staff or contributing photographer to publications such as Rolling Stone, Men's Journal, Cosmopolitan—German, Elle—German, People, French Vogue, Snowboarder, and others. He lives in Woodland Hills, California.

Table of Contents

Part 1 The Basics 2

A Brief History of the DSLR 4

Understanding Sensor Types 6

Interpreting DPI and PPI 8

Shutter Speed 10

Aperture 12

Depth of Field 14

ISO Readings 16

Auto Settings 18

Choosing File Formats 20

Menus, Histograms, and Info Buttons 22

Understanding the LCD Monitor 26

Setting White Balance 28

Metering 32

Understanding Lenses 34

Understanding and Choosing Lighting 38

Lighting Techniques 44

Light-Shaping Tools 48

Memory Cards 52

Other Equipment 54

Setting Up a Home Studio 56

Setting Up on Location 58

Part 2 The Shots 60

Seeing Your Image First 62

Finding Your Focus 64

The Rule of Thirds 66

Shooting Vertical vs. Horizontal 68

Negative Space 70

Diptychs and Triptychs 72

Architecture 74

Automobiles and Motorcycles 78

Family and Kids 82

Weddings 86

Silhouettes 90

Backlit Subjects 94

Sunsets and Sunrises 98

Lifestyle 102

Landscapes 106

Sports 110

Animals and Pets 114

Flowers 118

Vacation and Travel 122

Portraits 126

Landmarks and Historical Sites 130

Food 134

Seasons 138

Night Shots 142

Events 146

Fine Art and Abstracts 150

Dynamic Action 154

Part 3 The Projects 158

Directing Your Subject 160

Selective Focus 164

Macro and Close-Up Photography 168

Getting Creative with Filters 172

Working with Reflective and Mirrored Subjects 176

Panoramic Pictures 180

Studying Light 184

Creating Motion Blur 188

Shooting Sequences 192

Taking HD Video with Your DSLR 196

Transferring Your Files 200

Index 202

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Idiot's Guides: Digital Photography 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Easy to follow and great information.  This comes with me on all my photo ventures from now on.  Definitely recommend  on it's own or great as gift item.