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Beginner's Digital SLR Crash Course: Complete guide to mastering digital photography basics, understanding exposure, and taking better pictures. [Kindle Edition]

Deep Cove Publishing
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Book Description

Who Else Wants To Take Better Pictures?
That's what this guide is all about; making the most of your digital camera, so that you can create beautiful photographs. You won't find all the complicated technical jargon that fills other books and blogs. I was like you at one point - I was just a guy who had no clue how to use all the fancy features of my new digital camera, and it was an extremely frustrating experience. My pictures were awful, and I was starting to question why I spent so much money on a DSLR.

Sound familiar?

I decided I wouldn't settle for mediocre results, so I spent years of trial and (mostly) error to figure out all the tips and little known tricks that I'll help you learn in this concise digital photography guide.

Give Me 24 Hours - And I'll Make You A Better Photographer
I'm going to teach you how to take better photos today. You'll see an improvement in your photos right away and they'll keep getting even better as you practice. Students in my digital photography workshops pay $100 per hour to see drastic improvement in their photography, and you get all the same information at a fraction of the cost. I believe in the 80/20 rule; I'm going to give you 20% of the tricks that will get 80% of the results so you can spend more time doing what you love.

Are You Harnessing The Creative Power Of These 3 Camera Modes?
Shooting in automatic mode can produce a decent photo every now and then, but you have zero creative control. The digital SLR cameras on the market offer several better modes to create beautiful photos.  I'm going to walk you through each one of those modes, one at a time, so that you know exactly how and when to use them. The camera modes we'll master together include:
  • Aperture Priority mode (Av, A)
  • Shutter Priority mode (Tv, S)
  • Manual Mode (M)
Warning: If You Shoot In Auto Mode, You Have Wasted $1000
Prices have come down significantly, but cameras are still really expensive. There's no point in having an expensive camera if you're just shooting in Auto mode, because you could have spent a tenth the money for the same results. If you don't take advantage of the more advanced modes that you'll master with this guide, you've wasted hundreds or even thousands of dollars on a tool you can't use properly.

11 More Things You'll Learn About Your Digital Camera
In addition to all the shooting modes, I'll teach you everything you need to know about:
  • Image size 
  • Image quality
  • Memory cards
  • Color space
  • ISO speed
  • Digital noise
  • Histograms
  • White balance
  • Composition tips
  • Photo storage tips
  • Camera accessories for the (not so) beginner
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5 Simple Ways To Be A Better Photographer Than 99% Of Beginners
Once you understand the basics in this book, it's really not hard to be a great photographer. I'm not promising that you'll sell out galleries in New York, but I guarantee if you follow these five simple principles that are covered in depth within this guide, you'll stand out from the crowd of beginners.
  1. Set yourself up for success by pre-programming your camera.
  2. Capture tack sharp photos, every single time.
  3. Find subjects that jump off the screen.
  4. Harness the correct camera mode for the situation. 
  5. Effectively use composition principles to lead the viewer's eye. 
If You Don't Learn The Basics Now, You Won't Forgive Yourself Later
This photography crash course has helped thousands of people get the most out of their digital SLR cameras, which has lead to tens of thousands of beautiful photos being taken, which has ultimately lead to hundreds of thousands of smiling faces. What are you waiting for?

How To Take Better Pictures In 7 Days...Or Your Money Back
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An absolutely perfect book for beginners! 23 May 2014
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I haven't really been doing photography for long, just as a hobby really, however i've been shooting on auto mode since I started.

Speaking with photographer friends when I show them my photo's, they respond with things like "your exposure is too high", "Look at the noise!" & the worst one "WHAT? AUTO MODE?!?!?"

This book absolutely blew me away, in 45 minutes I learned SO much.

I live by a general rule, don't learn to 'do', learn to understand, because if you understand you can 'do' better.

This book helped me understand everything that's going on with my camera. I would very much recommend this to anyone struggling to get out of auto mode...

You can even start to sound like a pro when you understand the terminology!

Thanks to the author, a true inspiration and great teacher.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great 28 Dec. 2013
By Alice d
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This book was great

I am 12yrs old and I wanted a manual camera for my birthday, but my dad said that I didn't know how to use one, so I read this book and its taught me a lot! And for a great price too!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars At last- Simply explained. 26 Jan. 2014
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I have read several books on photography and have been confused by way too much information. This is perfect for the beginner. Enough information to get you finally off manual and understanding how to take better photographs and know how your camera works.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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After reading the first few paragraphs of this book, I felt like I was being taught by a friend. This was my very first purchase of a Kindle book and my first read of a book in years due to a problem with my sight. Once started I couldn't put my Kindle down. It was jam packed with all I needed to know - none of it in a heavy way either - as I mention it was like a friend guiding me through and it left every question answered. Having small stories and humorous anecdotes also helped make this book one of the best reads I have ever had.
As for my photography I saw a difference the next time I picked up my new DSLR. No longer afraid of all the buttons I got experimenting quickly and now I am never out of 'Manual' mode.
I cant recommend this book enough - I simply LOVE IT! :)
(I have included one of the first photos I took in Manual mode)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Beginings 20 Jan. 2014
By rdgreen
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Very good and consise easy to understand booklet to enable a good start to DSLR, would highly recommend to someone just picking a DSLR for the first time.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good start 27 Dec. 2013
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I have had my bridge camera for a while now and although I think I have taken some good pictures before I move to a new camera I need to learn more about iso f stop and the like this book has explained in enough detail without overloading and given me more confidence to try out more manually composed shots
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent 3 Oct. 2013
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just what was needed short consise practical information to get you going. Well written I would buy more from this author
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 17 Jan. 2014
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Exactly what it says, clear, easy to understand, perfect for a beginner!!! Aimed at Nikon at Canon users, but useful for everyone.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very informative
Published 11 hours ago by david neish
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for Beginners
Great detail and easy to follow
Published 16 hours ago by Gillian Fewster
5.0 out of 5 stars Like an amazing 1 to 1 course
I learnt so much from this book. The style of writing is amazing and everything is so clear. A must buy for anyone with a camera.
Published 17 days ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
I used to use a manual SLR and knew how to use it, but life got in the way and I used a 'point and shoot' camera to take photos as time and budget didn't allow for anything else -... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Elaine Thomas
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!
Perfect book if you are new to SLR photography. Thank you so much for sharing this gem. I am now much more confident with my camera.
Published 1 month ago by Edgar
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have
Easy going and well written
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars simplicity without the unnecessary jargon.
I liked this book. I liked the way the author understands the pain that beginners feel and explains how perfectly normal it is to be completely overwhelmed by a DSLR. Read more
Published 1 month ago by JB
5.0 out of 5 stars Eye opening
A very precise and informative read. Can't to get out and put the tips into action. Thank you very much.
Published 2 months ago by Kev jones
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
good beginners book
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great writing style, encouraging and informative 😄
This book really helped me to get started and well worth a read. I confess I did go on a course at my local camera shop but this book is a great refresher and is so encouraging... Read more
Published 3 months ago by val stanton
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