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Digital SLR Photography All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition

Book Description

The bestselling guide to DSLR photography - now updated for the latest technology and tools!

This new edition gets you up to "shutter speed" on the latest camera technologies, including the new consumer-targeted full-frame models and pro-features that are now incorporated in consumer-focused units. Veteran author and professional photographer Robert Correll walks you through how a camera works, what lenses to use, how to set exposure, and how to capture the shots that define a portfolio.

Fully updated to cover the latest generation of cameras and boasting more than 700 pages, this must-have resource explores the latest in tools and offers additional content, including video and interactive tools so that you can enhance your photography knowledge.

  • Covers the basics of DSLR mechanics and explains how settings affect the final photo

  • Reviews lenses and walks you through choosing and applying the right lens for your situation

  • Discusses how aperture, shutting speed, and ISO combine to determine how your photo will look

  • Demystifies how to light a photo, from using natural light to flash to artificial lighting

  • Helps you shooting high-quality video and film

Digital SLR Photography All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition is packed with everything you need to get your idea photo, from portraits to action shots to night photos and so much more!

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Introduction
  5. Book I: Getting Started with Digital SLRs
    1. Book I: Chapter 1: What's So Special about Digital SLRs?
    2. Book I: Chapter 2: Anatomy of a Digital SLR
    3. Book I: Chapter 3: Menus and Settings Extravaganzapalooza
    4. Book I: Chapter 4: Handling and Cleaning Your Camera and Gear
    5. Book I: Chapter 5: Say Cheese: Taking Pictures with Your dSLR
  6. Book II: Going Through the Looking Glass
    1. Book II: Chapter 1: Focusing on Versatility
    2. Book II: Chapter 2: Casting a Wide-Angle Net
    3. Book II: Chapter 3: Going to Extremes
  7. Book III: Hey, Your Exposure's Showing
    1. Book III: Chapter 1: Working with Apertures
    2. Book III: Chapter 2: Go, Shutter Speed, Go!
    3. Book III: Chapter 3: Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho, Choosing an ISO
    4. Book III: Chapter 4: Fabulous Filters
    5. Book III: Chapter 5: Strategizing Exposure
  8. Book IV: Lighting and Composition
    1. Book IV: Chapter 1: Flash Fundamentals
    2. Book IV: Chapter 2: Using an External Flash and Accessories
    3. Book IV: Chapter 3: Deconstructing Design
    4. Book IV: Chapter 4: Taming the Frame
  9. Book V: “Spiffifying” Your Shots
    1. Book V: Chapter 1: Blue-Collar Photo Management
    2. Book V: Chapter 2: Cooking Up Raw Photos
    3. Book V: Chapter 3: Showing Mad Photo-Editing Skills
    4. Book V: Chapter 4: Home, Home on the High Dynamic Range
    5. Book V: Chapter 5: Panoramically Speaking
    6. Book V: Chapter 6: Chroma Chameleon: B&W
  10. Book VI: Shooting Movies
    1. Book VI: Chapter 1: Setting Up for Movies
    2. Book VI: Chapter 2: Making Movie Magic
  11. Book VII: Getting Specific About Your Subject
    1. Book VII: Chapter 1: People and Animals
    2. Book VII: Chapter 2: Landscapes and Nature
    3. Book VII: Chapter 3: Sports and Action
    4. Book VII: Chapter 4: Buildings and Cities
    5. Book VII: Chapter 5: Close-Ups
  12. Cheat Sheet