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ISBN-10: 0596100159

ISBN-13: 9780596100155

Edition: 3rd 2005

Authors: Derrick Story

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Even film diehards have a tough time resisting the instant gratification of the digital camera. Today's digital cameras are more affordable then ever before, and they deliver high quality images that are a snap to share. Plus, you can take risks with a digital camera you never would with a film camera. You waste nothing; there's no film required, and because you only print the pictures you need, digital photography is cost effective and environmentally friendly. But to take full advantage of a digital camera, you need to be an experienced photographer and an expert at digital photography too. With more than 15 years of experience as a photojournalist, author Derrick Story brings you…    
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List price: $14.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/6/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 172
Size: 4.33" wide x 7.05" long x 0.40" tall
Weight: 0.264
Language: English

Derrick Story has more than 25 years as a photojournalist, including serving as managing editor for O'Reilly Network. He speaks at technology conferences including Macworld, PMA, PhotoPlus, and Santa Fe Workshops. He is the author of Digital Photography Hacks, Digital Photography Pocket Guide, 3rd Ed., The Digital Photography Companion, and his latest, The Photoshop CS4 Companion for Photographers. He coauthored iPhoto: The Missing Manual with David Pogue. Derrick likes to keep his shooting skills sharp by running his photography business, Story Photography. You can listen to his photo podcasts and read his tips at The Digital Story ( and follow him on Twitter. Aperture…    

Who's in Charge?
What Is It?
Overview of Camera Categories
Feature and Component Comparisons
Anatomy of a Compact Camera
Focus assist light
Microphone port
Optical viewfinder lens
Picture-taking lens
Confirmation light
Display control button
LCD monitor
Menu button
Mode dial
Multifunctional jog dial
Set/OK button
Trash button
Computer connection
Shutter button
Tripod socket
Video out connection
Zoom/magnify lever
Direct Print
Image sensor
Memory card
RAM buffer
USB Mass Storage
Advanced Amateur Cameras
Battery types
Diopter adjustment
Exposure metering options
Image stabilizer
Infrared sensor
LCD viewfinders that swivel
Memory card options
Remote release
Zoom lenses
Professional Cameras
Electronic flashes
Image sensors
WiFi image transfer
Hybrid Devices
DV Camcorders That Capture Stills
Still Cameras That Record High-Quality Movies
Putting It All Together
What Does It Do?
Digital Camera Controls A-Z
Aperture Value (Av) Mode
Burst/Continuous Shooting Mode
Compression and Image Quality
Continuous Shooting Mode
Deleting Images
Digital Zoom
Erasing Images
Exposure Compensation
Exposure Lock
Exposure Metering
File Formats (Still Images)
Film Speed
Flash Compensation
Flash Modes
Focus Lock
Format Card
Infinity Lock
ISO Speed
Macro Mode
Magnify Control
Manual Exposure Mode
Movie Mode
MPEG-4 Movie Format
Panorama Mode
Partial Metering Area
Photo Effects
Programmed Autoexposure
Protect Images
Sequence Shooting
Shutter Priority Mode
Spot Meter
Timed Value (Tv) Mode
White Balance
Zoom/Magnify Control
Putting It All Together
How Do I...?
Shooting Tips and Tricks: How Do I...
Take Great Outdoor Portraits
Set Up Group Shots
Capture Existing-Light Portraits
Take Passport Photos and Self-Portraits
Take Interesting Kid Shots
Capture Engaging Travel Locations
Take Pictures at Weddings
Prevent Red Eye
Take Pictures from the Stands at Sporting Events
Capture Action Shots
Shoot in Museums
Shoot Architecture Like a Pro
Shoot Items Using Tabletop Photography
Create Powerful Landscape Images
Shoot Infrared Images
Take Flash Pictures of People Who Blink at Flash
Computer Tips and Tricks: How Do I...
Send Pictures via Email
Share Pictures on the Web
Get Photo-Quality Prints
Present a Digital Slideshow
Work with RAW Files
Archive Images for Future Use
Manage Movies Made with a Digital Camera
Stitch Together Video Clips into Short Movies
Where to Go from Here