40 Digital Photography Techniques

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  • Edition: 3rd
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  • Copyright: 2007-02-01
  • Publisher: Oreilly & Associates Inc
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Digital Photography has truly reached the masses, and with this friendly, full-colour guide new users can immediately start having fun with their digital cameras. It provides dozens of tips for taking better pictures and getting creative with digital photography at a remarkably affordable price. Topics covered include composing good shots, playing with light, close-ups, self-portraits, action shots, and event photography.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Getting to Know Your Digital Camerap. 6
Comparing a Digital Camera with a Film Camerap. 8
Structure and Basic Functionsp. 11
Choosing the Right Digital Camerap. 18
Accessorizing Your Digital Camerap. 21
Camera Carep. 24
Checklist: Buying a Digital Camera
The Basics of Taking Photosp. 28
Preparing to Shootp. 30
Preventing Camera Shake and Blurringp. 32
Adjusting Image Size and Qualityp. 37
Locking a Focusp. 40
Using Lensesp. 42
Controlling Exposurep. 48
Composing a Shotp. 53
Checklist: Photo Basics
Exploring More Advanced Featuresp. 60
Working with Lightp. 62
Using Flashp. 67
Creating Black-and-White and Sepia Imagesp. 72
Shooting Close-Ups of Small Objectsp. 76
Taking Continuous Shotsp. 81
Taking Action Shotsp. 86
Using White Balancep. 89
Checklist: Advanced Features
Photographing Peoplep. 96
Taking Better People Photosp. 98
Changing the Camera Distance and Anglep. 104
Using Selective Focusp. 106
Photographing Childrenp. 109
Shooting Self-Portraitsp. 113
Using Lightp. 117
Manipulating Filtersp. 120
Photographing Weddingsp. 124
Checklist: Photographing People
Shooting Landscapesp. 128
Landscape Photography Essentialsp. 130
Vacation Photosp. 135
Rainy Day Photosp. 139
Snowy Day Photosp. 142
Night Photographyp. 144
Capturing Sunrises and Sunsetsp. 148
Creating Panoramasp. 152
Checklist: Shooting Landscapes
Experimenting with Common Themesp. 158
Photographing Foodp. 160
Taking Product Shotsp. 163
Photographing Carsp. 167
Photographing Architecturep. 170
Taking Photos in a Museum or Art Galleryp. 173
Photographing Petsp. 177
Animal Shots in the Zoop. 180
Checklist: Shooting Common Themes
After the Photo Shootp. 184
Transferring Images to the Computerp. 186
Organizing and Managing Imagesp. 191
Developing Photosp. 195
Creating a Web Photo Galleryp. 200
Checklist: After the Photo Shoot
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