Digital SLR Photography All-in-One For Dummies

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-05-20
  • Publisher: For Dummies
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The bestselling guide to DSLR photography - now updated for the latest technology and tools!

This new edition gets you up to "shutter speed" on the latest camera technologies, including the new consumer-targeted full-frame models and pro-features that are now incorporated in consumer-focused units. Veteran author and professional photographer Robert Correll walks you through how a camera works, what lenses to use, how to set exposure, and how to capture the shots that define a portfolio.

Fully updated to cover the latest generation of cameras and boasting more than 700 pages, this must-have resource explores the latest in tools and offers additional content, including video and interactive tools so that you can enhance your photography knowledge.

  • Covers the basics of DSLR mechanics and explains how settings affect the final photo
  • Reviews lenses and walks you through choosing and applying the right lens for your situation
  • Discusses how aperture, shutting speed, and ISO combine to determine how your photo will look
  • Demystifies how to light a photo, from using natural light to flash to artificial lighting
  • Helps you shooting high-quality video and film

Digital SLR Photography All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition is packed with everything you need to get your idea photo, from portraits to action shots to night photos and so much more!

Author Biography

Robert Correll is a creative professional whose skills include photography, music production, and design. He has focused much of his career on photographic education and is the author of High Dynamic Range Digital Photography For Dummies as well as coauthor of HDR Photography Photo Workshop.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Book I: Getting Started with Digital SLRs 5

Chapter 1: What’s So Special about Digital SLRs? 7

Chapter 2: Anatomy of a Digital SLR 41

Chapter 3: Menus and Settings Extravaganzapalooza 71

Chapter 4: Handling and Cleaning Your Camera and Gear 89

Chapter 5: Say Cheese: Taking Pictures with Your dSLR 127

Book II: Going Through the Looking Glass 153

Chapter 1: Focusing on Versatility 155

Chapter 2: Casting a Wide-Angle Net 169

Chapter 3: Going to Extremes 185

Book III: Hey, Your Exposure’s Showing 207

Chapter 1: Working with Apertures 209

Chapter 2: Go, Shutter Speed, Go! 225

Chapter 3: Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho, Choosing an ISO 243

Chapter 4: Fabulous Filters 261

Chapter 5: Strategizing Exposure 277

Book IV: Lighting and Composition 309

Chapter 1: Flash Fundamentals 311

Chapter 2: Using an External Flash and Accessories 323

Chapter 3: Deconstructing Design 345

Chapter 4: Taming the Frame 367

Book V: “Spiffifying” Your Shots 383

Chapter 1: Blue-Collar Photo Management 385

Chapter 2: Cooking Up Raw Photos 407

Chapter 3: Showing Mad Photo-Editing Skills 433

Chapter 4: Home, Home on the High Dynamic Range 461

Chapter 5: Panoramically Speaking 493

Chapter 6: Chroma Chameleon: B&W 513

Book VI: Shooting Movies 543

Chapter 1: Setting Up for Movies 545

Chapter 2: Making Movie Magic 565

Book VII: Getting Specific About Your Subject 581

Chapter 1: People and Animals 583

Chapter 2: Landscapes and Nature 589

Chapter 3: Sports and Action 595

Chapter 4: Buildings and Cities 601

Chapter 5: Close-Ups 609

Index 615

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