August 30, 2005
Digital Photography Pocket Guide, 3rd Edition: Take Your Best Shots
Sebastopol, CA--Most digital cameras today come fully loaded with a
variety of features designed to make the photo taking experience more
rewarding. A vast majority of users don't realize the amazing capabilities
packed into their digital cameras and many of the features lie buried and
unused, mostly because they are overlooked. In the latest edition of the
best-selling Digital Photography Pocket Guide, Third Edition (O'Reilly, US $14.95),
author Derrick Story shows readers how to discover the hidden potential in
their cameras so they can improve their ability to take and share
beautiful photographs--from close-up shots, portraits, panoramas, and
night shots, to printing, archiving and posting on the web.
"Digital photography is more fun than ever thanks to new features such as
printing directly to portable printers and making short movies you can
share right on the spot," says Story. "I've designed this book to make
great photography easy. The third edition has a completely new design,
new photos, and more tips than ever. I think you're going to really like
The Digital Photography Pocket Guide is written in a friendly,
accessible style and designed in the format of a handbook with full-color
illustrations and photos. The book also includes a handy appendix that
serves as a quick reference guide for a variety of camera settings. It
steps readers through three key areas:
What is it? -Become better acquainted with the camera--provides a
detailed tour of a digital camera's basic components and features with
names, definitions, and descriptions for each.
What Does it Do? -Improve your shots--a practical "how to" section
empowers the user with details on how to use each of the features
resulting in sharper execution and better photos.
How Do I? -Learn more than a dozen important camera techniques--take
great outdoor portraits, action shots, learn when to use flash, take
photos in museums, self-portraits, how to share pictures on the web,
present a slideshow, and more.
The Digital Photography Pocket Guide is a great must-take-along guide
and reference tool for any picture taking excursion or event.
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Digital Photography Pocket Guide, Third Edition
ISBN: 0-596100159, 172 pages, $14.95 US, $20.95 CAN
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