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Tony Northrup's DSLR Book: How to Create Stunning Digital Photography [Kindle Edition]

Tony Northrup , Chelsea Northrup
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (183 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Amazon's #1 rated and best-selling digital photography book, and the first ever Gold Honoree of the Benjamin Franklin Digital Award, gives you five innovations no other book offers:

1. FREE VIDEO TRAINING. 9+ HOURS of video training integrated into the book’s content (requires Internet access). Travel around the world with Tony and Chelsea as they teach you hands-on. Appendix A lists the videos so you can use the book like an inexpensive video course.

2. TEACHER AND PEER SUPPORT. After buying the book, you get access to the private Stunning Digital Photography Readers group on Facebook where you can ask the questions and post pictures for feedback from Tony, Chelsea, and other readers. It’s like being able to raise your hand in class and ask a question! Instructions are in the introduction.

3. FREE LIFETIME UPDATES. This book is regularly updated with new content (including additional videos) that existing owners receive for free. Updates are added based on reader feedback and questions, as well as changing photography trends and new camera equipment. This is the last photography book you'll ever need.

4. HANDS-ON PRACTICES. Complete the practices at the end of every chapter to get the real world experience you need.

5. 100+ PRACTICE QUESTIONS. Ungraded tests teach you to apply what you've learned.

6. 500+ ORIGINAL PICTURES. Detailed example pictures taken by the author and his wife in 15 countries demonstrate both good and bad technique. NO STOCK PHOTOS. Many pictures include links to the full-size image so you can zoom in to see every pixel.

In this book, Tony Northrup (award-winning author of more than 30 how-to books and a professional portrait, wildlife, and landscape photographer) teaches the art and science of creating stunning pictures. First, beginner photographers will master:
* Composition
* Exposure
* Shutter speed
* Aperture
* Depth-of-field (blurring the background)
* Natural light
* Flash
* Troubleshooting blurry, dark, and bad pictures
* Pet photography
* Wildlife photography (mammals, birds, insects, fish, and more)
* Sunrises and sunsets
* Landscapes
* Cityscapes
* Flowers
* Forests, waterfalls, and rivers
* Night photography
* Fireworks
* Raw files
* Macro/close-up photography

Advanced photographers can skip forward to learn the pro’s secrets for:
* Posing men and women. including corrective posing (checklists provided)
* Portraits (candid, casual, formal, and underwater)
* Group photos
* Remotely triggering flashes
* Using bounce flash and flash modifiers
* Using studio lighting on any budget
* Building a temporary or permanent studio at home
* Shooting your first wedding
* High speed photography
* Location scouting/finding the best spots and times
* Planning shoots around the sun and moon
* Star trails (via long exposure and image stacking)
* Light painting
* Eliminating noise
* Focus stacking for infinite depth-of-field
* Underwater photography
* Getting close to wildlife
* Using electronic shutter triggers

MAJOR UPDATE 7/6/2013:
We added about 40 pages of new content based on reader requests and questions, and we now have 6 hours of video! We also added a detailed Table of Contents and Video Index (Appendix A) to allow you to quickly find the content you need to reference when you're shooting. Existing readers: Amazon will contact you directly to download the update, or you can e-mail Tony your receipt.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 17724 KB
  • Print Length: 241 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Mason Press; 1 edition (11 Dec. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006KY2VZ2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (183 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #4,624 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

Tony Northrup, MVP, MCSE, MCTS, and CISSP, is a consultant and author living in New London, CT. Tony started programming before Windows 1.0 was released, but has focused on Windows administration and development for the last 15 years. He has written about 25 books covering Windows development, networking, and security. Among other titles, Tony is coauthor of the Windows 7 Resource Kit and Windows Server 2008 Networking and NAP. You can learn more about Tony by visiting his personal website at and his technical blog at

Customer Reviews

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A good book for beginners 12 April 2012
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Afraid of all those dials & buttons on your camera? Only using the 'automatic' function? Then this book is for you! It takes you step by step through your camera, explaining in simple words & photos what the different settings do, and when & why you should use them. But rather than focussing on one camera & showing where the controls are for that camera the author concentrates on the effects gained by using a camera's options, leaving it up to the user to find the specific function on his/her own camera.

Taking the reader by the hand, the author doesn't try to dazzle with technology or bamboozle with terminology but instead breaks the world of photography down in to easily digestible topics, each one with its own chapter. The chapters are simply written, easy to understand, and the authors uses photos to show how much difference can be achieved with a photo by applying his teachings. This approach is ideal not only for learning about photography but also for quick revision when about to undertake a project.

This book has made me realise just how powerful my camera is, and how easy it is to improve my photographs by one or two tweaks of the camera's settings. Well recommended!
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
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Very useful book highly recommended particularly at the ebook price, but after reading the ebook I believe the full book price to be fair. I have been a keen amateur photographer for 40+ years but I still learnt plenty, particularly in areas of photography I have not explored at depth i.e. portraiture.
If I have any criticism it would be that viewing the colour photographs on a B&W Kindle does not do them justice. I viewed them in my Kindle for android and my PC Kindle to see the full detail of the techniques. Over all a very good and informative photography book.

Nearly a year on from my purchase the book gets even better with its updates and additional information. This is the one photography book I keep going back to to reread a subject and to get the added sections and new video's. Many thanks Tony & Chelsea and keep up the good work.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book on Digital Photography. 5 Stars. 11 Aug. 2014
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Its rare I'll write a review before I've finished a book but this one deserves one.

I'm fairly clued up on photography (my Canon 500D is getting a little old now) but will search for photography advice and tips where I can locate them.

Tony (& Chelsea) write in a style where they convey a love of photography and a gentle method of teaching skills, tips and advice which I find really easy to read. When an author has a 100% love of a topic its kind of infectious to the reader. I like that.

The video lessons are great too and is a pleasant way of reinforcing what's already been written about in the current chapter.

I'm currently reading this between an iPhone and an iPad and find the chapters the correct length to retain my interest. It's great how Tony teaches on all levels without any superiority or prior judgement.

I've just visited the web page and registered myself with his company for future updates.

Kudos to Tony & Chelsea for a book well done & happy snapping.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing book at a stunning price 16 July 2013
By Saesmon
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I have just started to work my way through the book for the second time. Even on the first read through, I picked up tips and techniques that instantly improved the quality of my photography. The Kindle edition costs less than a single copy of a photography magazine! Now with 6 hours of online video, email and Facebook support along with free, lifetime, updates, it is amazing value for money.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent guide 16 Oct. 2013
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I've read a number of photography guides over the years and I have to say this is by far the best both in terms of up to date information relating to specific cameras but also very practical advice for almost every type of photography. The use and integration of video is excellent. The e book has helped me rekindle my interest in photography - and improved it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Every photographer should own this Book 16 Sept. 2013
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I purchased the E book and although I have not yet read it cover to cover so to speak what chapters I have looked at are easily explained with the lay person in mind. The video's are wonderful and help reinforce everything. If a geriatric and slow to learn amateur photographer like myself find it easy then you will not have a problem. Very highly recommended and you can sign up for free updates! How good is that?
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exellent Book 17 Jun. 2014
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A great book. You can go as deep as you like or just use the basic settings.
The Videos are very informative and easy to follow.
All and all Excellent
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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I have seen a lot of videos from Tony so I was very keen on starting to read the book. It was just like I expected, great fun with good advice and examples that show the different techniques in action. It's not a beginner book, you should be sort of comfortable with your camera but the book can help you excel in your photography and teach you to see things differently.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book with many extras
Excellent book with lots of links to the author's web based tutorials and illustrations , free updates and a photography forum to join. This is so much more than just a book. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Peter W.
4.0 out of 5 stars Making Photography - Not Taking
Very informative and easy to read. Not finished reading so can write fuller account later.
Published 1 day ago by Jeremy Linton-Mann
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
5 star all the way
Published 1 day ago by derrick adams
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
I found this rely good and easy reading.
Published 2 days ago by Richard Latham
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Fantastic tutorials and advice. Easy to understand and follow.
Published 2 days ago by Loz
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book and so much as he gives you the ...
Excellent book and so much as he gives you the link to watch the videos and a free ebook . well done and thank you Tony and Chelsea.
Published 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great book
Published 3 days ago by j e walton
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Excellent book and excellent 'after care' by Tony Northrup with on-line access to updates to the book, and also to Forums etc. Highly recommended.
Published 8 days ago by J. L. Foster
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book for anyone new to DSLR and Photography (in general)!
These Guys really know their stuff. If you are 'worried' about all the settings on your DSLR just get this book and (also) subscribe to Tony & Chelsea on Youtube, you won't be... Read more
Published 12 days ago by MusthavMahler
5.0 out of 5 stars buy it !
Easy to use,video episodes are great....seeing and doing.Excellent
Published 13 days ago by Anthony Monaghan
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