Photopedia

The Ultimate Digital Photography Resource

In full color, with more than 500 photographs from photographers in more than a dozen countries!

Whether you own a low-cost point-and-shoot camera or an expensive digital SLR, great photographs are within your reach — with the help of this book. Photopedia: The Ultimate Digital Photography Resource shows you everything you need to know to take great-looking digital photos, from basic camera operation to advanced Photoshop techniques. Photopedia’s easy-to-read text, accompanied by colorful photographic examples, leads you step-by-step from choosing the right digital camera to taking impressive pictures to printing your photos and sharing them via the Web.

Photopedia includes detailed instructions for taking all kinds of different photos. Want to take an attractive portrait, or a stunning action shot? Or perhaps you just want to capture shots on your upcoming vacation, or shoot some product photos for eBay? Whatever type of photo you want to take, you’ll learn how in this book. Read the text, look at the pictures, and then start shooting!

Here’s some of what’s covered inside…

  • Choosing the right digital camera
  • Learning your camera’s functions and controls
  • Selecting essential camera accessories
  • Using different lenses and filters
  • Mastering essential photographic techniques, such as composition, lighting, color, exposure, and focus
  • Choosing the best photo editing software
  • Using Photoshop to edit and enhance your photos
  • Shooting the perfect photo — from portraits to still life
  • All aspects of digital photography, from equipment, composition, digital darkroom/editing, and output
  • Shooting in black and white
  • Storing, managing, and printing your photo

Take a look at the book’s contents:

I. Understanding Digital Photography
1. How Digital Photography Works
2. The Digital Darkroom
II. Digital Camera Essentials
3. Choosing a Digital Camera
4. Operating a Point-and-Shoot Camera
5. Operating a Digital SLR Camera
III. Digital Camera Accessories
6. Choosing Camera Accessories
7. Managing Batteries and Storage
8. Using Different Lenses
9. Using Filters
IV. Photography Essentials
10. Composition
11. Lighting and Flash
12. Color
13. Exposure
14. Focus and Depth of Field
V. Transferring and Managing Photos
15. Storing and Managing Photos on Your PC
16. Scanning Print Photos and Slides
VI. Digital Photo Editing
17. Choosing Photo Editing Software
18. Essential Photo Editing Techniques
19. Touching Up and Editing Your Photos
VII. Digital Photography Techniques
20. Portrait Photography
21. Candid Photography
22. Travel and Vacation Photography
23. Landscape and Nature Photography
24. Sports and Action Photography
25. Still Life Photography
26. Macro Photography
27. Black-and-White Photography
28. Special Shooting Conditions
VIII. Photo Printing and Sharing
29. Printing Your Photos
30. Sharing Photos Online
Glossary

Author: Michael Miller

Publisher: Que Publishing

Published: December 2007

Price: $39.99 print, $31.99 digital

Page count: 596 pp., full color

ISBN: 0789737256

 
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