The Digital SLR Guide: Beyond Point-and-Shoot Digital Photography


book cover
The Digital SLR Guide: Beyond Point-and-Shoot Digital Photography
By Jon Canfield
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Publisher: Peachpit Press
Pub Date: November 10, 2006
Print ISBN-10: 0-321-49219-6
Print ISBN-13: 978-0-321-49219-7
Pages: 216
 

Table of Contents  | Index
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Have you stepped up to a digital single-lens-reflex (dSLR) camera only to find the range of capabilities daunting? Combining features traditionally found on 35mm film cameras precise shutter speed and exposure settings, interchangeable lenses and accessories, superior image quality with the ease and storage capacity of digital cameras, a dSLR is a powerful new tool that can create truly great digital pictures. But the learning curve for photographers moving from the point-and-shoot digital world can be formidable. In this book, photo-grapher and industry consultant Jon Canfield shows you how to take full advantage of dSLR photography, illuminating the entire process with nuggets of hard-won expertise. He also shows you how to use popular image-editing software such as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Photoshop Elements to improve your images.The Digital SLR Guide is brimming with tips and tricks for getting the most from your equipment. The book is heavily illustrated with images and provides everything you need to know about choosing and using dSLR cameras and equipment. You'll learn how to: • Get the right stuff. Explore popular digital SLR cameras and compare accessories, such as lenses, flashes, and filters. • Learn the camera inside and out. Master dSLR camera controls and advanced features for maximum impact. • shoot like an expert. Cut to the chase with innovative, time-saving, and creative photography techniques. • Edit your images. Use Photoshop and Photoshop Elements to make your pictures even better. • Boost quality. Work with high-quality raw capture modes for the best possible photos.



book cover
The Digital SLR Guide: Beyond Point-and-Shoot Digital Photography
By Jon Canfield
...............................................
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Pub Date: November 10, 2006
Print ISBN-10: 0-321-49219-6
Print ISBN-13: 978-0-321-49219-7
Pages: 216
 

Table of Contents  | Index

   Copyright
   Acknowledgments
   About the Author
   Introduction
        Chapter 1.  Digital SLR Basics
      Introducing Digital SLR Cameras
      Price
      Image Sensors
      Camera Features
      Deciphering a Data Sheet
        Chapter 2.  Mastering Digital SLR Controls
      Using Program Mode
      Using Aperture Settings
      Using Shutter Speed Settings
      Choosing ISO Settings
      Image Capture Options
      Focus Modes
        Chapter 3.  Selecting and Using Lenses
      Lens Basics
      Zoom Lenses
      Wide-Angle Lenses
      Standard Lenses
      Telephoto Lenses
      Specialty Lenses
        Chapter 4.  Digital Photography Techniques
      Selecting the Metering Mode
      Choosing the Proper Exposure
      Creative Techniques
        Chapter 5.  Flash Photography
      Built-in Flash
      External Flash
        Chapter 6.  Filters and Special Effects
      Filters
      Special Effects in Image-Editing Programs
        Chapter 7.  Working with Raw Files
      The Buzz Over Raw
      Renaming Files
      Tagging Files
      Camera Raw Basics
      The Adjustment Sliders
      The Details Tab
      The Lens Tab
      The Calibrate Tab
      The Curve Tab
      Black and White Conversions
      Batch Conversions with Camera Raw
        Chapter 8.  Image Editing
      Basic Color Correction
      Adjusting Levels
      Adjusting Contrast
      Sharpening Your Images
        Appendix A.  Resources
      Cameras
      Lenses and Filters
      Accessories
      Memory Cards
      Magazines
      Web Sites
      Instruction
   Glossary
   Index