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Mastering Digital Photography

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ISBN-10: 1598630172

ISBN-13: 9781598630176

Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)

Authors: David D. Busch

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Get ready to go from digital picture taker to digital photographer! "Mastering Digital Photography, Second Edition" shows youhow to take your digital photography to the next level using the simple tools and techniques that separate the amateurs from the pros. Achieve pixel proficiency as you learn what your digital camera?s controls mean to your photographs as well as the creative techniques that allow you to capture the ideal image digitally. Discover both the technical side of digital photography?why so many options, features, and formats exist and how to use them to improve your pictures?as well as the professional techniques that anyone can use to take better action photos, portraits,…    
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Book details

List price: $39.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Course Technology
Publication date: 9/6/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 350
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.288
Language: English

With more than a million books in print, David D. Busch is the world's #1 selling digital camera guide author, and the originator of popular digital photography series like David Busch's Pro Secrets and David Busch's Quick Snap Guides. He has written more than a dozen hugely successful guidebooks for Canon and Canon digital SLR models, as well as many popular books devoted to dSLRs, including Mastering Digital SLR Photography, Second Edition, and Digital SLR Pro Secrets. As a roving photojournalist for more than twenty years, he illustrated his books, magazine articles, and newspaper reports with award-winning images. He's operated his own commercial studio, suffocated in formal dress while…    

Preface
Introduction
Your Lean, Mean Pixel Machine
Digital Photography from 50,000 Feet
How You Got Here
How the Technology Got Here
Transferring Skills
Key Uses for Digital Photography
Where We're Going
Next Up
Inside a Digital Camera
Guided Tour of a Digital Camera
How a Digital Camera Works
Making Sense of Sensors
About Digital SLRs
Selecting a Digital Camera
Choose Your Weapons
Next Up
Mastering Camera Controls
Taking Control
Understanding Exposure
Working with Autoexposure
Manipulating Focus
Sequencing
Other Kinds of Exposures
Next Up
Dealing with Digital Camera File Formats
Why So Many Formats?
Image Size, File Size, and File Compression
Key File Formats
JPEG, TIFF, and RAW
A Sampling of RAW Browsers
Next Up
Techniques Unlimited
Action Photography
The Two Keys to Great Action Shots
Digital Cameras and Shutter Lag
Your Action Arsenal
Lens
Taking a Position
Here's the Drill
Shooting Sequences
Project for Individual Study: Stop a Bullet
Next Up
People Photography
Home Studio-or Nature's Studio?
Setting Up Your Studio
What You Need
Portrait Lighting Basics
Using Multiple Light Sources
Lighting Techniques
Outdoor Lighting
Posing and Shooting
Project for Individual Study: Learn to Retouch
Next Up
Scenic Photography
What You Need
Landscapes
Key Types of Scenics
Project for Individual Study: Infrared Photography
Next Up
Architectural Photography
What You Need
Solving Architectural Photography Problems
Project for Individual Study: Painting with Light
Next Up
Travel Photography
What You Need
Tips for Getting Great Travel Pictures
Next Up
Macro Photography
Made for Each Other
Close-ups Up Close
What You Need
Lighting Equipment
Background Information
Getting Down to Business
Close-ups for Online Auctions
Project for Individual Study: Pitching a Tent
Some Final Tips
Next Up
Illustrated Glossary of Photographic and Digital Terms
Index