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Whether you just bought a brand-new, shiny DSLR or ILC or want to make the most of a secondhand model, you’re in good hands with Get the Picture, the latest, most up-to-date guide on digital photography—all from the experts at Popular Photography magazine.
Today’s technology has made DSLR/ILC cameras more powerful (and more reasonably priced) than ever, and getting the perfect shot has never been easier—if you know how to get the most out of your machine. Popular Photography magazine walks you through all the functions, modes, buttons, and dials on the latest standard models, providing solid technical advice in handy tips paired with beautiful, aspirational imagery that demonstrates each tactic. With sections on:
DSLR Fundamentals Your go-to guide for basic camera functionality, including exposure, (aperture, ISO, and shutter speed, focus), and white balance.
Next-Level Settings Once you’ve mastered the essentials, take a tour through your camera’s various shooting modes (aperture-priority, shutter-priority, portrait, macro, and more) and experiment with its on-camera flash, bracketing functions, and shooting RAW. Explore your lens’s zoom, image stabilization, and other capabilities, too.
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For amateur photographers, there is no better resource on DSLR/ILC photography.
Dan Richards is a former senior editor and a current contributing writer for Popular Photography.
Combining stunning images, expert advice, and rigorous product testing and analysis, Popular Photography gives photographers at every level of experience all the tools, techniques, and inspiration they need to make great pictures. It shares both unmatched authority and you-can-do-it enthusiasm with its audience in print and digital editions, social media and mobile apps, and on the Web. With more than 2 million readers and over 70 years of expertise, Popular Photography is the world’s largest how-to monthly magazine for image-making enthusiasts.