January 16, 2009

David Pogue's Digital Photography: The Missing Manual--New from O'Reilly: The Digital Photography Book You've Been Waiting For

David Pogue's Digital Photography: The Missing Manual Sebastopol, CA—No wonder we snap up 15 million digital cameras a year--they save us money, provide instant creative feedback, and allow instantaneous distribution of our pictures. But now there is twice as much to learn: the art of photography plus the science of working with photos on the computer. Fortunately in O'Reilly Media's new, highly anticipated David Pogue's Digital Photography: The Missing Manual ($24.99), the New York Times tech columnist and camera critic takes all the "negatives" out of digital photography.

Instead, in a concise, easy-to-understand, jargon-free, and beautifully illustrated four-color book, author David Pogue demystifies the art of shooting pictures, editing them, organizing them, and distributing them to your audience.

"These days, digital photography *is* photography. But even the cheapest pocket camera has over 100 features, half of which are never decently explained anywhere. I mean, come on, read the photo magazines: 'Boost the ISO to 1600, dial up the aperture, or change the exposure compensation by 1/3EV.' Huh?" notes David.

David adds: "I'm so happy to have this chance to break through both the marketing jargon and the techno jargon--to write an entertaining little book that covers both pocket cameras and the big black SLR models. Over the years, I've reviewed hundreds of cameras for The Times, and loved every minute of it; I think this was a book I was born to write."

And here, from the introduction of his new publication, David Pogue explains the information he covers in the book:

Indeed, David Pogue's witty, authoritative voice has demystified the Mac, Windows, iPods and iPhones for millions of readers. And with his new book, he offers plenty of friendly advice to help you join in the fun and get real satisfaction from digital photography.

For a review copy or more information please email peyton@oreilly.com. Please include your delivery address and contact information.

David Pogue , Yale '85, is the weekly personal-technology columnist for the New York Times and an Emmy award-winning tech correspondent for CBS News. His funny tech videos appear weekly on CNBC. And with 3 million books in print, he is also one of the world's bestselling how- to authors. He wrote or co-wrote seven books in the "For Dummies" series (including Macs, Magic, Opera, and Classical Music). In 1999, he launched his own series of amusing, practical, and user-friendly computer books called Missing Manuals, which now includes 100 titles.

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David Pogue's Digital Photography: The Missing Manual
David Pogue's Digital Photography: The Missing Manual
David Pogue
ISBN: 9780596154035, 304 pages, $24.99 USD, £17.99 GBP

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The book that should have been in the box. Warm, witty, and jargon-free, Missing Manuals have enough clarity for the novice, and enough depth and detail for the power user.


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