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Pro Photographer's D-SLR Handbook (Lark Photography Book) Paperback – 2 Sep 2008

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Michael Freeman, professional photographer and author, with 135 book titles to his credit, was born in England in 1945, took a Masters in Geography at Brasenose College, Oxford University, and then worked in advertising in London for six years. He made the break from there in 1971 to travel up the Amazon with two secondhand cameras, and when Time-Life used many of the pictures extensively in the Amazon volume of their World's Wild Places series, including the cover, they encouraged him to begin a full-time photographic career.

Since then, working for editorial clients that include all the world's major magazines, and notably the Smithsonian Magazine (with which he has had a 30-year association, shooting more than 40 stories), Freeman's reputation has been consolidated as one of the leading reportage photographers. Of his many books, which have sold 4 million copies worldwide, more than 60 titles are on the practice of photography - for this photographic educational work he was awarded the Prix Louis Philippe Clerc by the French Ministry of Culture, and he is the world's leading author on photographic practice. Having been for many years responsible for the distance-learning courses on photography at the UK's Open College of the Arts, Freeman now runs a monthly online Photography Foundation Course at

Freeman's books on photography have been translated into 27 languages, and are available on all other Amazon international sites.

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Michael Freeman has a well-earned reputation for effectively explaining the concepts behind digital picture-taking. Here, he turns his attention to professionals and advanced hobbyists who need help moving to digital and mastering the latest technology.

Taking into account contemporary cameras? latest features, such as high resolution sensors, image stabilization, and dust reduction, Freeman thoroughly answers the most frequently asked questions about digital capture, storage, printers, and scanners. Photographers will learn the different file formats and how to save images for print and publishing on the web.

They?ll explore valuable software tools and basic image processing programs that fix common problems, and see how to improve pictures using an assortment of cropping and filtering techniques. The smart, detailed advice will give photographers confidence as they enter the digital world.
Dimentions: 2 x 19 x 25cm

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35 of 37 people found the following review helpful
Great, great effort 25 July 2009
By David Benner - Published on
Format: Paperback
I am a photography nut; not a professional, but a very experienced amateur. I use Nikon equipment exclusively, and although its un-important, I use a D300 and a D700. Mostly landscapes. I have 21 books on digital photography; describing everything from Photoshop to "Dummies" books. I've read through them all.

I read this book at a local big bookstore and had to have it. Not only does the author review how to take good pictures, but he explains why the technology works inside the lens/camera. There are 256 pages to the book, everything from lens design and digital sensors to "raw" processing to ideas on selling photographs.

If you're new to digital photography, this probably isn't the book for you. But if you own a D-SLR, the assumption is that you're knowledgible enough to take reasonably good pictures and you want to learn more about the details. If you're just thinking about buying a D-SLR, this ought to be the second book you buy!

Best digital photography book I've ever read!
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
"Very" handy take along 11 Mar. 2010
By Marshall H. Mckenna - Published on
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Even if you have covered all or most of the basics, written or shown in a different format or perspective can aid in the understanding of that task you are trying to master. This book is in easy to read and understand format.
14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Pro Photographer's D-SLR Handbook 22 May 2009
By William J. Brennan - Published on
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Title is misleading as book will be helpful to all photographers who are committed to improving their knowledge and skills. My first look at book was at library. After a short period of time, I decided that I needed book in my personal library. Author is skilled at explanations that are easily understood.
10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Pro Photographer's D-SLR Handbook (A Lark Photography Book) by Michael Freeman 8 May 2009
By dj - Published on
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I like all of Mr. Freeman's books. I first got this book from the library and soon realized that it is a reference book worth buying. There are a lot of basics in this book. It was a good basic review for me. I consider myself an intermediate photographer. Since this book was published in 2008- the information is current.

The chapters on Optimizing, post production, photoshop, sharpening, and histograms was helpful. The book is well written and easy to apply to your own photos. In addition to Michael Freeman, I think Scott Kelby writes excellent photography, photoshop, and digital SLR books.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Detailed, Easy to Read, Fantastic Resource 16 Jun. 2010
By P. Aziz - Published on
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I bought this book on the reviews, and I was not disappointed. It is not a beginners book, and it goes into a lot of detail on the workings of digital SLRs, but it is all information that is helpful and interesting. It is written in an easy to read small sections with examples, photos and diagrams.

I teach digital photography for adults at the local college, and this book is perfect for the intermediate to advanced photographer, especially those with film experience and they are transitioning to digital.

I have not been able to put the book down since I got it. I have enjoyed the authors style in writing and have learned a lot. The book fills in a lot of little gaps if you already have Digital SLR knowledge. I highly recommend this book to those learning to use a digital SLR, or those who have one and want to learn more.
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