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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 4th Edition edition (10 Nov. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118144899
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118144893
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 2 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 332,404 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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With more than a million copies of his 100-plus books in print, David D. Busch is the world's #1 selling author of camera-specific guidebooks, and the originator of popular series like David Busch's Pro Secrets, David Busch's Quick Snap Guides, and David Busch's Guides to Digital SLR Photography.

His twelve hugely successful books for Nikon digital cameras are the top-selling guidebooks for their respective camera models. He has also written the most comprehensive and best-selling guides for many different models from Canon, Sony, Pentax, and other vendors.

Busch's dozens of other books devoted to digital photography include Digital SLR Cameras and Photography for Dummies, David Busch's Digital Infrared Pro Secrets and Mastering Digital SLR Photography. As a roving photojournalist for more than 20 years, he illustrated his books, magazine articles, and newspaper reports with award-winning images. Busch has operated his own commercial studio, suffocated in formal dress while shooting weddings-for-hire, and shot sports for a daily newspaper and upstate New York college.

The graduate of Kent State University in Ohio operated his own photo studio and was a principal in one of the largest public relations firms based in San Diego, California, working on press conferences, press kits, media tours, and sponsored photo trade magazine articles for clients including Eastman Kodak Company and Hewlett-Packard. Busch has published more than 2000 photography articles under his by-line in more than 100 different publications. His photos have appeared on the covers of magazines, and in both print and television advertising.

Busch has become one of the leading photojournalist/authors worldwide. He has had as many as five books appear simultaneously in the Amazon.com Top 25 Digital Photography Books, and when Michael Carr of About.com named the top five digital photography books for beginners, the #1 and #2 choices were his Digital Photography All-in-One Desk Reference for Dummies and Mastering Digital Photography.

Busch was a featured guest speaking on digital photography on Toronto's Breakfast Television show, has been a call-in guest for more than two dozen radio shows in major US markets, and his advice has been featured in the United States' National Public Radio's All Things Considered programme. His work has been translated into Arabic, Czech, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, Bulgarian, German, Italian, French, and other languages. Busch's web site is http://www.dbusch.com, and his blog can be found at http://www.dslrguides.com/blog.

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The combination of experienced author David Busch and the bright yellow friendliness of the Dummies series is promising, and indeed there is a lot of useful information packed in here.   (Digital Photography Enthusiast, Janueary 2012)

From the Back Cover

Getting up to speed on dSLRs is a snap with this fully updated guide!

You′ve decided to move up to a dSLR and start taking more control over your photography. Terrific! Today′s dSLRs are better than ever, and this book teaches you about both the technology and the techniques that help you get fantastic photos. Tour your camera′s features, master the controls, compose great shots, and edit to perfection here′s how!

  • Not your father′s SLR explore the newest features of dSLRs from all leading dSLR makers

  • Special stuff learn to shoot movies with your dSLR, make the most of exposure controls, and use various lenses

  • The format formula find out about JPEG, RAW, NEF, EXIF, CRW, and proprietary formats such as PSD and DNG

  • Better than great compare image–editing software and learn to manipulate backgrounds, patch and clone defects, and create composites

  • When only a print will do decide whether to buy a photo printer, order prints online, or use a photo lab

Open the book and find:

  • Special camera features like HDR and anti–shake

  • Gear you′ll want to own

  • Focus and exposure secrets

  • Creative ways to use telephoto and wide–angle lenses

  • Cool tips for night and infrared photography

  • When to shoot RAW and JPEG at once

  • Hints for getting perfect flash photos

  • Ten places to showcase your photos online

Learn to:

  • Take control of your camera′s exposure settings for better pictures

  • Choose the right lens for your photo shoot

  • Edit photos to remove mistakes and enhance color

IN FULL COLOR!


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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Ned Middleton HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 1 July 2012
Format: Paperback
The big attraction of this series of "for Dummies" books is that we who buy these products have little respect for our own knowledge and plenty of respect for those who do and are able to write books like this.

I am currently converting from film photography to digital photography and some aspects are quite daunting. I have, therefore, purchased several books and tutorial DVDs on the subject and am working my way through them all. The title of this product suggests it is the right place to start and, on reflection, is exactly where I should have started. For those of you, who like me, are converting to digital for the first time, grab your camera and a copy of this book and work your way through from cover to cover until you are conversant with the new technology. It really will give you a good grounding.

That, however, will only work very well if you are already conversant with photography. If you are new to photography altogether and a digital SLR camera is your very first camera, you may have to learn a few basic lessons of, for example, the correlation between film speeds, shutter speeds and aperture settings - which really do need to be understood, before you study this book.

David Busch clearly knows what he is talking about and is able to put that knowledge into an easy-to-follow format for us Dummies to read and, as I say, I wish I had read this book before getting into some of the more technical tomes I also purchased.

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Catherine on 21 May 2013
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Having purchased a new dslr I was eager understand and start using it. But gosh is this book hardwork. I seemed to have been reading for days and all there is theory, options, why you bought, what you might have bought, what you could have bought, what it was like before and why it might be better than your point and shoot. I was so bored by this point that I bought a second book by a different author who just gets on with the job of teaching you how to use your camera.

Think twice before purchasing this book, there are better ones around. Or maybe I just didn't like his style if writing.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ILB on 15 Jun. 2013
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This handy book for beginners gives useful information to help you get to know your camera in an easy to read format.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By william on 6 Jun. 2013
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have only started to read the book but so far it is very easy to read and understand what is written
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By whos_a _truckdriver on 21 April 2012
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Bought this book after seeing good reviews, wish I had'nt, having just bought an dSLR and knowing nothing about photography, I bought this book hoping to teach me abit about it, after the first chapter I was bored, all it seemed to do was compare the SLR against a "point and shoot" camera comparing the focals and such like against each other and so on, but not explaining what each was, so at the end of the chapter I was no wiser, this book is not for dummies but for somebody who knows something about photography and cameras, a very unwise buy as far as I was concerned.
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helped my partner understand her SLR perfectly.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By John on 6 Dec. 2012
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This is a great book to use as a reference library, keep coming back to it for more info as you develop your photgraphy skills.
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By Chris McIver on 26 May 2015
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great book
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