9780817435523

The Betterphoto Guide to Digital Photography

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  • ISBN13:

    9780817435523

  • ISBN10:

    0817435522

  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2005-06-01
  • Publisher: Amphoto Books

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Summary

Digital cameras are the hot new tech toy-but many of the millions of people who are buying the cameras aren't getting the most out of their new purchase. Mysterious icons, strange jargon, a dizzying array of imaging software and hardware...stumbling blocks quickly become tools to create great pictures withThe BetterPhoto Guide to Digital Photography. This practical, lesson-based workbook gives readers a step-by-step tutorial in getting bright, crisp, beautiful pictures from their digital cameras every time. Learn about exposure, file formats and quality settings, low-light photography, digital filters and white balance, composition and lens choice, manipulating images, printing, and much more, all in a handy, bring-along format. Everyone who has a digital camera-or who is thinking about getting one-needsThe BetterPhoto Guide to Digital Photography! A practical, hands-on, lesson-based workbook that answers all the questions of a new user Since 1996, professional photographyJim Miotkehas taught countless beginners through his acclaimed online photo courses Great for students and anyone who wants to take great photographs! Focused on the photography, not the software

Author Biography

Jim Miotke is the founder of BetterPhoto.com, an online photography resource that receives more than three million hits each month. An online instructor for the site's course on digital photography, Jim Miotke is also a professional photographer with more than twenty years' experience. He lives in Redmond, Washington.

Table of Contents

Introduction 8(4)
Getting to Know Your Digital Camera
12(16)
Your Particular Kind of Camera
14(4)
Lens Options
18(6)
The LCD Screen
24(3)
EXIF: A Confusing Acronym for a Very Cool Feature
27(1)
Assignment Familiarize Yourself with Your Camera and Learn How to View EXIF Data
27(1)
Figuring Out What to Shoot
28(16)
Previsualizing and Planning
30(4)
Photographing What You Love
34(8)
Take the Camera Everywhere
42(1)
Assignment Begin Gathering Ideas
43(1)
File Formats, Quality Settings & Resolution
44(14)
Art as Ones and Zeros
46(1)
JPEG
47(3)
Tiff
50(2)
Raw
52(3)
Storage and Memory Card Options
55(1)
Pixel Resolution
56(1)
Assignment Shoot JPEG, TIFF, and Raw
57(1)
Exposure
58(50)
The Exposure Triangle
60(3)
Assignment Create Your Own Exposure Charts
63(1)
ISO
64(7)
Assignment Learn about Noise
71(1)
Shutter Speed
72(9)
Assignment Stop or Blur Action
81(1)
Aperture
82(9)
Assignment Control Depth of Field
91(1)
Exposure Problems
92(7)
Using the Histogram
99(3)
Changing Exposure Settings
102(2)
Other Ways to Adjust Exposure: Lock, Compensate, or Recompose
104(3)
Assignment Change and Control Your Exposure
107(1)
Light
108(26)
The Characteristics of Light
110(6)
Time of Day
116(10)
Understanding White Balance
126(2)
White Balance Choices
128(4)
Selecting an ``Everyday'' White Balance Setting
132(1)
Saving White Balance for When You're at Your Computer
133(1)
Assignment Shoot the Same Scene throughout the Day
133(1)
Composition, or What Goes Where
134(85)
Will the Real Subject Please Stand Up?
136(2)
Move Closer
138(6)
The Truth about Digital Zooms
144(4)
Getting Superclose: Macro Modes and Lenses
148(7)
Assignment Go Macro
155(1)
The Rule of Thirds
156(6)
Vertical vs. Horizontal
162(3)
Assignment Apply the Rule of Thirds to a Vertical Composition
165(1)
Cropping in Camera vs. Cropping on the Computer
166(4)
Telephoto Lenses: Good for Getting Close and More
170(4)
Altering Your Point of View
174(7)
Assignment Get Down, Get Up, Get Wacky, Get Wild
181(1)
Graphic Elements
182(12)
Framing
194(1)
Assignment Make Use of Line, Shape, Pattern, and Framing
195(3)
Glossary
198(8)
Digital Camera Buyer's Guide
206(10)
The Very Least You Need to Know about Software
216(2)
Assignment Print an Image
218(1)
Resources 219(2)
Further Reading 221(2)
Index 223

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