Digital Photography Pocket Guide
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: November 2002
Pages: 128

Digital photography has come of age. Digital cameras are now affordable, easy to use, and provide quality images that rival their traditional film counterparts. Interest among consumers and the technicallly savvy is soaring.

Digital images are easier to share, and because you only print the pictures you need, they're much more cost effective and environmentally friendly. But the real attraction is far more human in nature: With digital cameras, you're able to free your creative spirit and take risks that you shied away from with film. Your visual inspiration now flows from your mind to the camera to the LCD screen -- to then be celebrated, adjusted, or discarded for another attempt all together.

The Digital Photography Pocket Guide gives you the tools and the knowledge to take the kind of pictures you've always wanted. Consider it your quick-reference photo mentor that explains each of the camera's components, shows you what they do, then helps you choose the right settings to accomplish your goal. When you want to ask an expert, "How can I get that picture?", simply pull this handy guide out of your camera bag, backpack, or back pocket, and you'll find the answer quickly.

The book covers everything from image resolution, flash modes, action photography, close ups and portraits, to memory cards, emailing images, and archiving. It's organized by three key sections: "What Is It?" "What Does It Do?" and "How Do I ...?"

"What Is It?" is a quick reference to all those buttons on your camera. It's organized alphabetically and includes many of the familiar icons you see in your owner's guide and on the camera itself. This section helps you learn the difference between the close up button and the infinity mode.

"What Does It Do" digs deeper into photo technique. How do you use those buttons and modes to take the photos you want? This chapter tells all.

"How Do I ...?" includes 15 professional shooting techniques and explains them in easy to understand language. If you've always wanted to know how to shoot like a pro, but were intimidated by photographer's jargon, this section is for you.

The Digital Photography Pocket Guide is for anyone who uses a digital camera. Even advanced amateurs forget whether to "overexpose" or "underexpose" in certain lighting conditions, and novices will appreciate the clear explanations of the various camera functions. Regardless of your prior experience, if you want to shoot like a pro with your digital camera, this guide is for you.

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Digital Photography : An Informative 114 Page Pocket Guide

Don Sherwood

O'Reilly (not Bill ) Associates ,publishers of informative and helpful computer books and guides has done it again with its Digital Photography Pocket Guide by Derrick Story ($14.95-with a 20% discount to Club members) .

This slim guide, packed with a wealth of information is a handy tool to be carried along with one's camera ; a quick read for the novice or for one considering the purchase of a digital camera and a handy guide as well for the more experienced.

A quick rundown of the contents :

Explanation of each of the components of a DC ; its function and how to operate and access;

Choosing the appropriate settings;

Image resolutions and solutions ;

Appropriate flash modes;

Using the DC for action photography , close ups , portraits ;

Use of memory cards ; e mailing images ; archiving photographs ;

The book is a quick read for the novice and for anyone wanting to familiarize themselves when considering the purchase of a DC as well as for the more experienced user.

In sum the guide takes the reader through explanation of the DC features ; what the function of each feature is and most importantly how to manipulate the features to achieve maximum results.

For the novice reading this book will eliminate any fears of using a DC and proving how simple it can really be.


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I was particularly impressed with Derrick Story's Digital Photography Pocket Guide. I read it cover to cover and thought it did a very good job on a difficult to cover subject. I fancy myself as an experienced photographer who has pretty much converted to using my digital camera for most of the work I do since I bought the camera 2 years ago. I was impressed with the amount of information he was able to fit into the tiny little book, and agreed with the way the material was presented. Valuable tips for the beginner and even more advanced hobbyist.

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