Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Digital Photography Basics: A Beginner's Guide to Getting Great Digital Photos

By Kathy Burns-Millyard

Price: $4.99

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Book Description
This book has beautiful example illustrations and photos that really pop on color-enabled Kindle readers, plus it has been updated with a fully linked Table of Contents and professional formatting. It's on sale for a limited time so be sure to buy your copy today! This is a brief, easy to read photography guide designed for beginners. We go light on the technical details and heavy on the photos and examples, so you can get started taking better pictures right away!

Here's what you'll find inside: (i) What's the difference between a point and shoot or DSLR camera?, (ii) How to make parts of your photo blurred while keeping other areas sharp, (iii) What is shutter speed, ISO and aperture and what's the secret sauce to making them all work together? (iv) How to make the exact same photo look different by manipulating the white balance settings on your camera, (v) How to make your camera take photos YOU want instead of what it wants, (vi) How to take pictures indoors, (vii) Why the flash doesn't always light up what you're trying to take a picture of, (viii) Taking better pictures with composition and the rule of thirds, (ix) Advanced techniques of framing, tilts and angles, (x) What is camera shake and how it ruins your pictures, (xi) Popular types of photography and tips on making the most of them, including sports photography, food photography, people photos and night time shooting.

Product Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #6545 in eBooks
  • Published on: 2009-09-11
  • Released on: 2009-09-11
  • Format: Kindle eBook
  • Number of items: 1

Digital Photography Basics was originally written sometime in 2008. Although it has been well received and popular, it is just a very basic starting point for absolute beginners. If you - like many readers here - prefer more than just the basics, you'll probably enjoy this book's successor: Digital Photography for the Rest of Us (ASIN B008DGB21O) Released June 20, 2012.

Customer Reviews

True Photography 101
By Geoffrey P. Tucker
As a total novice moving from a point-and-shoot to my first DSLR (a Nikon D3000), I found this book really helpful to get me started. The author does a good job of explaining basic concepts such as aperture, ISO, and shutter speed. While I'm still trying to get my head around these conceptually, and learning how to put them into practice with my camera, I definitely knew more now than I did before.

Her photo samples do a lot to convey the differences in, for example, white balance and how that affects the picture you get based on particular lighting. I never knew to pay attention to the KIND of lighting before so that alone makes a big difference for me already.

It's a quick read, well written, and for $3 a perfect buy.

My only other feedback is that the final section on different kinds of photography, like landscape, portraits, weddings, etc., was not particularly helpful and felt like filler. I would have preferred more information about different kinds of lenses to buy for different kinds of photography or other information I could put to practical use.

Not bad at all
By Epic Reviews
If you're buying your first camera, taking your first photography class, or experimenting on your own then this is the book for you. This book is an easy read, and easy to follow , plus the author gives some basic insightful info. Maybe sometimes to basic, but for some beginners that's just what they need. Another great photography book for beginners that is wonderful and you should definitely check out is Digital Photography For Beginners: A Guide to Getting Stunning & Professional Digital Photos. From Basics To Dummies & Intermediate Levels it's one of the best so far.

Brief indeed
By Trude Hell
The book is well written, but it is an absolute beginners guide that only touches the very basics and scratches a tidbit of the surface of the wast and complex subject digital photography. This is a manual for those who want to understand what they will have to learn more about if they buy a DSLR. Once you've bought one, I dare suggest you'll learn more from the camera's manual.