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David Pogue's Digital Photography

ISBN-10: 0596154038
ISBN-13: 9780596154035
Edition: 2008
Authors: David Pogue, D. Pogue
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Description: If you're ready to jump into digital photography or would like to increase the skills you already have, David Pogue's Digital Photography: The Missing Manual is just what you need. Bestselling author David Pogue provides a no-nonsense guide to the  More...

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Book details

List price: $24.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/24/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

If you're ready to jump into digital photography or would like to increase the skills you already have, David Pogue's Digital Photography: The Missing Manual is just what you need. Bestselling author David Pogue provides a no-nonsense guide to the entire process, including how to: buy and use a digital camera; get the same photographic effects as the pros; manage the results on your Mac or PC; edit photos; and, finally, share the results with your adoring fans -- on paper, online, or on mugs, jigsaw puzzles, and blankets. After reviewing hundreds of digital cameras and photo services in his weekly New York Times column, David Pogue knows digital photography. With this new Missing Manual you will: Get expert advice on how to choose a digital camera, including information on the only specs that matter. (Hint: it's not about megapixels). Learn the basics of lighting, composition, and shooting lots of photos Understand how to choose the best camera settings for 20 different scenarios Unravel the problems of correcting images and storing them Learn David's tips and tricks for sharing and printing images Get a special troubleshooting section you can turn to when things go wrong David Pogue's witty, authoritative voice has demystified the Mac, Windows, iPods and iPhones for millions of readers. Now, he offers step-by-step instructions and plenty of friendly advice to help you join in the fun and get real satisfaction from digital photography.

David Pogue grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio and later graduated from Yale University. After graduation, Pogue wrote manuals for music software, worked on Broadway and Off-Broadway productions, and wrote for Macworld Magazine. Pogue wrote Macs for Dummies, which became the best-selling Mac title, as well as other books in the Dummies series. He has also written the book, Hard Drive and has co-authored The Weird Wide Web.

The Missing Credits
Introduction
About This Book
The Very Basics
The Camera
Camera Kinds
Small, Medium, or Large?
Cameraphones and iPhones
Where to Buy a Camera
The Only Features That Matter
A Big Sensor
Stabilizer
Zoom Power
Shutter Lag
Optical Viewfinder
Manual Controls
Face Recognition
Autofocus Assist Lamp
Flip-Out Screen
Memory Card
Burst Mode
Hi-Def Jack
Battery
Movies
Scene Modes
Wireless
Touch Screens
Megapixels
SLR Shopping
The Shoot
Taking the Shot
Compose the Shot
Screen Displays
Take the Shot
The Ten Decisions
Beep On or Off?
Flash On or Off?
Auto or Scene Mode?
Use a Manual Mode?
Burst Mode or One-Shot?
White Balance: Manual or Auto?
RAW or JPEG?
How Much Exposure?
Which Focus Mode?
Adjust the Light Sensitivity (ISO)?
The Anti-Blur Chapter
Shutter Speed and Aperture
Use Stabilization
Speed Up the Shutter
Open the Aperture
Fire the Flash
Set Up a Tripod
Fake a Tripod
Use the Self-Timer
Goose the ISO
How They Did That
The Frozen Sports Shot
The Speeding Vehicle
The Panorama
The Silky Brook
Trailing Car Lights
Fireworks
Lightning
The Star-Trails Shot
The Stunning Landscape
The Classic Sunset
The Prize-Winning Kid Shot
Theater Shots
The Undersea Stunner
The Not-Boring Vacation Shot
The Wedding Shot
The Ultra-Closeup
The Blurry-Background Portrait
The Outdoor Portrait
Existing-Light Portraits
The Self-Portrait
The Indoor-Flash Portrait
The Nighttime Portrait
The Exploding Zoom
The SLR Chapter
Lenses
Film Equivalents
JPEG Compression
Ten Accessories Worth the Weight
The Lab
Camera Meets Computer
Picasa and iPhoto
Transferring the Photos by USB Cable
Transferring Photos with a Card Reader
Importing Pictures on Your Hard Drive
The File Format Factor
The Post-Import Inspection
Instant Slideshow
The Digital Shoebox
The Source List
Working with Thumbnails
Selecting Photos
Hiding Photos
Albums
Smart Albums
Photo Info
Keywords, Titles, and Event Info
Flagging Photos
Searching for Photos by Text
Searching by Calendar or Timeline
Keywords/Tags
Backing Up Your Photos
Fixing Your Photos
Opening a Photo for Editing
Notes on Zooming and Scrolling
Backing Out, Undoing, and Restoring
Rotate
Cropping
Straightening
Fixing Color
Redeye
Retouching Scratches and Hairs
Fine-Tuning Exposure
Boosting Contrast
Color Correction
Automatic White-Balance Correction
Saturation
Sharpening
Cheesy Effects
Copy and Paste for Edits
External Editing Programs
Juicy Bonus Features
The Audience
Photos on Paper-and Everything Else
Making Your Own Prints
Resolution and Shape
Printing from iPhoto, Step by Step
Printing From Picasa, Step by Step
Ordering Prints Online
Calendars, Cards, and Books
Way Beyond Paper
Electronic Photos
Emailing Photos
Publishing Photos on the Web
The Screen Saver
Photo Wallpaper
From Slideshow to Movie
Slideshow DVDs
Appendixes
Where to Go From Here
The Real World
Beyond the Software Freebies
The Top Ten Tips of All Time
Photo Credits
Index

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