The perennial DSLR bestseller—now expanded with more photography tips
Digital SLR Cameras & Photography For Dummies has remained the top-selling book on DSLR photography since the first edition was published. Now in its Fifth Edition, itcovers the latest technologies in the world of DSLR cameras and photography to help you master the techniques that will take your digital photography skills to the next level. Written in plain English and complemented with full-color photos, this hands-on, friendly guide covers the mechanics of the camera; exposure, lenses, and composition; how to capture action, portrait, and low-light shots; editing and sharing images; tips for improving your digital photography skills; and much more.
Digital SLR cameras offer the mechanisms and flexibility of traditional pro-level cameras with the instant results and output of digital cameras. If you're a proud owner of a DSLR camera and want to take stunning shots that were once only achievable by the pros, this is the guide you need. Written by one of the most recognized authors in digital photography, this accessible resource makes it fast and easy to start capturing professional-quality photos.
- Full-color format helps bring the information to life
- Includes coverage of the latest DSLR cameras to hit the market
- Provides a foundation on exposure settings, file formats, and editing photos
- Offers expanded content on capturing the portraits, action shots, nature shots, and night shots photographers love to take
If you're interested in capturing more than just a "selfie" and truly want to hone the craft of digital SLR photography, Digital SLR Cameras and Photography For Dummies sets you up for success.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #331636 in Books
- Brand: imusti
- Published on: 2014-10-13
- Original language:
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: 9.10" h x
.70" w x
- Binding: Paperback
- 352 pages
From the Back Cover
- Buy the right dSLR for your needs
- Take control of your camera’s exposure settings for better pictures
- Choose the right lens for your photo shoot
The perennial dSLR bestseller—now with more photography tips
This bestselling guide covers the latest technologies and techniques that will help you snap digital photos like a pro. Written in plain English and illustrated with full-color photos, this hands-on, friendly guide makes it easy to take your dSLR photography skills to the next level.
- dSLR power! — find out why digital SLRs beat the pants off both film and digital point-and-shoot cameras
- Get the gear — discover tripods, flashes, mobile apps, and other accessories that take your dSLR to the next level
- Put it all together — combine your new knowledge of your camera, lighting, and exposure for better portraits, sports, and nature shots
- Shutter at the thought — learn how to continue the creative process with expert tips on using the latest image editing software
Open the book and find:
- The ways a dSLR improves your photos
- Different ways to work with lenses
- The lowdown on external flash and lighting
- Expert secrets on exposure
- Composition tips for portraiture, individuals, and group shots
- How to fix murky photos, correct colors, and remove spots
- Tips on improving your photos after the shot
- Ten places to share your digital photos
About the Author
David D. Busch is one of the most recognized authors in digital photography. His four editions of Digital SLR Cameras & Photography For Dummies have combined to sell over 300,000 copies. Prior to becoming a full-time author, David was a professional photographer and photojournalist.
Most helpful customer reviews
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful.
An Excellent Beginning to DSLR Photography
By J. Cruzat
The author, David Busch, has done a wonderful job in detailing this book for a "hobbyist photographer" like me. Years ago my first encounter with a DSLR was not one that I felt confident about, so I decided take a class. I found that the class was dedicated to taking pictures and not explaining the camera itself. I decided that I'd better stick to point and shoot. But more recently I have since learned that there are so many types of photography which have captured my interest and a better understanding of the DSLR camera, how it works and what it can add to the enjoyment of working with such a multifaceted tool. Because of the 5th edition of David Busch's book I have found answers, images and ideas that I can use to further my interest in using my DSLR to enhance my interest and understanding of photography that I wasn't even aware of. I am now a very happy "hobbyist".
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful.
Way too complicated for a Dummies book.
By Keith Elkin
This review is for Digital SLR Cameras and Photography For Dummies Kindle Edition.
Normally when I purchase "Dummies" books I feel like they're written for real dummies, too much fluff and not enough content. This particular book I feel is written exactly in the opposite form, it seems a little more complicated than I expected. The book explains the difference between full frame and partial frame cameras, and how the focal length of a lens is different than its actual rating depending on the type of camera body you connect it to and whether it's full frame or partial. It then keeps bringing up all of these numbers in examples which quite frankly have be confused and overwhelmed. Yes, this is information which you absolutely need to know.. but the constant hammering on them right up front and the way they approach it.. to me is just awful.
I found myself browsing YouTube for videos to see if I could find a more user-friendly explanation that I could understand so I didn't feel lost in this book. I came across a YouTube video from a photographer / author named Tony Northrup and his wife Chelsea. The videos were so user friendly, easy to understand, and referenced a book of theirs called "Stunning Digital Photography", so I purchased that book too and started reading it. It is WORLDS apart from this dummies book. The ebook version includes imbedded videos and free updates, Tony is a genius. I suggest checking it out. If anything, read that book first and then go back to the Dummies book and you feel like you still need the info, it'll at least be a lot easier to understand at that point.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
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Exactly What I Need
By Ancient Archivist
After using an advanced amateur/semipro level film SLR for decades, I acquired a comparable dSLR. David Busch supplied exactly the information that I needed to get up and running by explaining--without extraneous information--the protocols of digital photography. It was "out of the box" to "out taking photographs" in less than two hours. However, a friend who is planning to upgrade from a film point and shoot camera to an entry level dSLR could not understand word one. Caveat: You need to have a working knowledge of the way a SLR camera works in order to benefit from this book.