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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 (292 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. 100 videos totaling 12+ 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.

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Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 13733 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
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (292 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #4,570 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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

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14 of 14 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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24 of 25 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/semi pro photographer for 40+ years but I still learnt plenty, particularly in areas of photography I had not previously explored at depth.

Over all a very good and informative photography book. The access to the professional quality tuition videos and to the Facebook group for constructive critique of your photographs makes it exceptional value for money.

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. I also recommend their books on Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Video Book and their Photography Buying Guide. Many thanks Tony & Chelsea and keep up the good work.
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3 of 3 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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3 of 3 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 Get the Kindle version 11 Jun. 2014
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Packed full of tips and techniques not only is the Kindle version excellent value but you can take full advantage of the links to online video tutorials and more. Tony Northrup has quite an engaging style as does his wife Chelsea whose video tutorial on posing for portraits is excellent. Thee are nice touches of humour and I like the way the authors say they they are still learning too. There are quizzes to check your learning and practice exercises. There is something for most levels of photographer and this is a resource that I can see me returning to time and time again. Thoroughly recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't hesitate, just buy it! 21 Jun. 2014
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For the price on one monthly photo magazine this Kindle edition of the SDP is fantastic value. I recently brought first DSLR but have previous experience with film SLRs and thought I knew most of basics. Nevertheless this book put into words some techniques I was using already but had not thought of why they worked + gave more ideas and insight. I like Tony's and Chelsea's style which is engaging, knowledgable and entertaining at the same time. Just buy it or if unsure watch a few of their videos on YouTube (Vistaclues channel) first and then decide.
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This is an absolute must for the beginner to intermediate level photographer.The book has brilliant pre-installed videos that re-enforce the text. The videos are expertly shot, and deliver a clear set of learning learning objectives/skills. There is also free access to a forum where you van see other people's work and share your own for helpful and encouraging comments.. If I I lost all by books on photography, I would go out and buy it again. It is all you need to get get from nowhere to damned good images.Worth ever penny, and then some.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is well worth getting... 4 April 2014
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Whatever your ability as a photographer, the Kindle book is well worth the read.

Unlike many similar books, it is not condescending and explains why, and not just how, things affect your technique. I have picked up many new ways of approaching photo opportunities and have utilised many of the tips suggested throughout the book. It's been helpful to view real setups through watching the videos too.

All in all, great value and very useful.
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Excellent and very informative book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Super book
Lovely informative book with plenty of video links to help with learning. Would recommend.
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As a novice photographer (at age 60!) I have found this book to be invaluable. Well explained, good tips, interesting detail, all backed up by tutorials and vidoes. Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars even for someone like me who doesn't like reading
This book is very engaging, even for someone like me who doesn't like reading. Having the videos mixed in makes it even better. Fantastic Book. 5 stars without a doubt!
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Great book for understanding photography theory and improving your skills as a photographer.
Both my wife and I have read this and found it a very useful insight for beginners... Read more
Published 20 days ago by J. Waddington
3.0 out of 5 stars good read good links and good overall
Read a majority of it, good read good links and good overall presentation
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Brilliant book along with the videos
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