Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more

Digital Photography For Dummies Paperback – 29 Jun 2009

4.2 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Paperback, 29 Jun 2009
£0.01
--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
click to open popover

Special Offers and Product Promotions

Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.




Product details

  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; Australian One Spot Edition edition (29 Jun. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470527609
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470527603
  • Product Dimensions: 18.5 x 2.2 x 23.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,120,674 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Product Description

Amazon Review

If you are fairly comfortable with the concept of photography but find the digital part a stumbling block, Digital Photography for Dummies should get you over the hump. Julie Adair King, a photographer and graphics-software specialist, deftly explains such concepts as resolution, f-stop, and compression.

King is also refreshingly up-front about the differences between film-based and digital photography, spelling out the shortcomings of the latter in the early pages of the book. Her advice, from the most basic to the more advanced aspects of the field, is well thought out and simple without being condescending. She informs readers, for example, that you needn't use high pixel resolutions simply for placing images on a Web page. Such tips come as a relief to fledgling photographers on a budget, or novices who may be led to believe they have to use the highest-quality settings at all times.

Aside from the technical concerns of working with the camera and computer, King also provides sound tips on composition and lighting. And since retouching is one of the principal benefits of digital photography, King spends a fair amount of time discussing photo-editing software. And while most of the examples are in black and white, the most important examples are included in a 16-page colour plate section in the middle of the book.

For those of you considering jumping into the world of digital photography, you will be hard pressed to find a better guide to getting started than Digital Photography for Dummies. --John Frederick Moore, Amazon.com --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Review

"Clarifies mysteries and offers useful help!" —U.S. News & World Report --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

See all Product Description

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback
I love this book, before buying it, I could not understand what all the technicalities of digital cameras are about. Now I know, and this book makes you understand everything that you need to know to start using a digital camera. It also gives you great tips and ideas on how to take a great photo and how to adjust the settings of your camera to perfection. I highly recommend this book for anyone who is thinking about buying and using a digital camera.
Comment 64 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
1. Have you recently bought a Digital camera?
2. Are you tired with washing out the films and printing them..and want to get to the Digital Medium for Photography?
Digital Photography for Dummies is for you.
The Dummies book speaks about basics of Digital Photography, and is absolutely impressive, as all the Dummies Series Editions, in the language and presentation. Anyone who has a basic understanding of Photography, will get a good idea of the Digital Version of Photography, and How-to's of getting the best out of Digital Camera.
For those who haven't yet got their Digital Cam yet, but wish to - Chapter 3 is your guide. Decide the Cam based on your exact requirements and the recommendations presented here, and You're sure to get it right.
The basic techniques of performing all adjustments to fine tune your Digital Photos are clearly summarized. Flash Adjustments, Lighting Arrangements, Exposure Control are all very clearly explained. "Focus on Focus" is pretty good and in depth.
The book also explains moving the shots to the Computer Medium, and maintaining them as albums pretty well. The Common Picture File Formats are well explained, with tips to tune each element of the Photo, using Software Applications. People who prefer to have 'Hard' Photos on hand can find all the print techniques required to generate the closest Print Version of the Digital Collection. Chapter 10 which speaks about Some basic Shooting Techniques is the most impressive QuickReference, exposing the 'Secrets of the Trade' - Just put them to work, and you'll find yourself picking a 'Professional' touch!
So...If you're on for Digital Imaging...Here's your First Bible....Happy Clicking!
Comment 120 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Been using a digi camera for quite a few years and knew I was not getting the best out of it. This book, although a bit dated, is excellent. 2nd hand but in pristine condition. Suspect it was never used as enclosed cd has never been opened.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I was not very happy with the state of this book. I ordered it as 'new' when in actual fact it was very dirty looking and dog eared.I will not recommend this seller to any of my friends. I feel as though I have been duped. Very dishonest seller.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Great - good service too.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse


Feedback