Betterphoto Guide to Digital Photography

ISBN-10: 0817435522

ISBN-13: 9780817435523

Edition: 2005

Authors: Jim Miotke

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A Practical, hands-on, lesson-based workbook that answers "all the questions of a new user, the first in a new series published with BetterPhoto.com, a leading online photography site.
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony
Publication date: 6/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

JIM MIOTKE is a professional photographer and an online photo course instructor with BetterPhoto.com, a resource for photographers that he founded and runs. He is the author of the bestselling BetterPhoto Guide to Digital Photography, BetterPhoto Guide to Digital Nature Photography, and BetterPhoto Guide to Photographing Children.

Introduction
Getting to Know Your Digital Camera
Your Particular Kind of Camera
Lens Options
The LCD Screen
EXIF: A Confusing Acronym for a Very Cool Feature
Assignment: Familiarize Yourself with Your Camera and Learn How to View EXIF Data
Figuring Out What to Shoot
Previsualizing and Planning
Photographing What You Love
Take the Camera Everywhere
Assignment: Begin Gathering Ideas
File Formats, Quality Settings & Resolution
Art as Ones and Zeros
JPEG
TIFF
Raw
Storage and Memory Card Options
Pixel Resolution
Assignment: Shoot JPEG, TIFF, and Raw
Exposure
The Exposure Triangle
Assignment: Create Your Own Exposure Charts
ISO
Assignment: Learn about Noise
Shutter Speed
Assignment: Stop or Blur Action
Aperture
Assignment: Control Depth of Field
Exposure Problems
Using the Histogram
Changing Exposure Settings
Other Ways to Adjust Exposure: Lock, Compensate, or Recompose
Assignment: Change and Control Your Exposure
Light
The Characteristics of Light
Time of Day
Understanding White Balance
White Balance Choices
Selecting an "Everyday" White Balance Setting
Saving White Balance for When You're at Your Computer
Assignment: Shoot the Same Scene throughout the Day
Composition, or What Goes Where
Will the Real Subject Please Stand Up?
Move Closer
The Truth about Digital Zooms
Getting Superclose: Macro Modes and Lenses
Assignment: Go Macro
The Rule of Thirds
Vertical vs. Horizontal
Assignment: Apply the Rule of Thirds to a Vertical Composition
Cropping in Camera vs. Cropping on the Computer
Telephoto Lenses: Good for Getting Close and More
Altering Your Point of View
Assignment: Get Down, Get Up, Get Wacky, Get Wild
Graphic Elements
Framing
Assignment: Make Use of Line, Shape, Pattern, and Framing
Glossary
Digital Camera Buyer's Guide
The Very Least You Need to Know about Software
Assignment: Print an Image
Resources
Further Reading
Index
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