Complete Guide to Digital Photography Paperback – 27 Oct 2011
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Whether a beginner or a keen amateur, the Complete Guide to Digital Photography is your definitive reference for taking, processing and printing sharper, more colourful, better-looking pictures. Beginning with an essential tour of the digital camera and its various features, as well as a jargon-busting breakdown of key concepts - like image files and formats, resolution and software - this guide will help you find the make and model of camera and accessories that best suit your needs and your budget. Ian Farrell's expert guidelines take you through the basics of taking a great photograph, focusing on key aspects such as composition and colour, shutter speed and focus, and light balance and exposure. A massive 52 do-at-home projects will help hone your skills and encourage you to photograph a variety of subjects, from weddings and portraits to urban reportage and breathtaking landscapes. Every step of the way, professional tips - plus examples of the most common mistakes to avoid - provide a helping hand to mastering each new technique. Easy-to-follow instructions show hoe to use a range of digital imaging software including Photoshop and Elements, allowing you to retouch blemishes and red-eye, or adjust the colour to turn washed out pictures into professional-looking photographs. Have fun with your photos, creating dramatic HDR images, stitching together a panorama or using masks to make fantasy shots a reality. Reflecting the very latest developments, this comprehensive guide also includes advice on selling your images through agencies, high-quality printing and even creating your own coffee-table photography books. Packed with over 400 inspirational images, professional interviews, practical projects and technical hints and tips the Complete Guide to Digital Photography is the essential guide to taking spectacular digital photographs of professional quality.
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Basic techniques; Portrait photography; Landscape photography; Street photography; Nature and wildlife; Digital darkroom; Macro photography; Travel photography; Wedding photography. Compose the perfect portrait; Shoot dynamic live action; Create breathtaking landscapes; Capture the natural world; Master stunning special effects.See all Product Description
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I have bought several books about digital photography but have to say that I like this one the most. Very well written with a lot of examples and settings how to achieve them.
Now, I just need to go out and try some of the tips and tricks. I have already seen huge improvement in the way how I approach composition and camera settings - photos are just so much better compared to where I was before.
Certainly worth it for the luddites, or those wanting to upgrade from a point and shoot or camera phone. One nice aspect is that the author does not reject the use of camera phones and is quite supportive of different camera formats. I would deem it excellent for younger people that show an interest in photography - the book has enough content to appeal to a wide age group.
Photography has been a hobby of mine and recently have been upgrading and adding to my DSLR kit. Personally I found the book a little too generic. So far I have found Syl Arena's books to be excellent for those wanting to take their photography to a higher level.
So, my first 'read' of the book was a slow thumb through the pages and, for myself, I found several topics I want to go back to....though several of those topics relate more to Photoshop than the camera. Doubtless there are interesting topics of cetain styles of photograh that will prove useful.
The book will prove very useful to many people, if only for brief explantions - a reference rather than learning source. No bad things. But I am left with mixed feelings.
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Superb book, very interesting with practical assignments to get you involved & teach at same time. By far the best photography book I have ever read. Read morePublished 13 months ago by creasy
Perfect Photography Book, very helpful, with lots to learn.. worth the money!Published 15 months ago by diana herbert
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