Santa Barbara, CA—There are two types of new photographers: those satisfied with their low-cost point-and-shoot cameras, and those more enthusiastic photographers who recognize the limitations of low-cost equipment and want to improve their pictures. No longer satisfied with simple snapshots, the enthusiast moves up to a more complex digital camera—one with interchangeable lenses and manual controls—to satisfy their artistic urge.
Assuming little to no knowledge of photographic terms, techniques, or technology, Beyond Point-And-Shoot (Rocky Nook, $29.95 USD) is intended to help smooth the transition from photographic newbie to "real" photographer who is experienced, in-control, and passionate about their craft. Author Darrell Young explores various types of interchangeable-lens cameras, focusing on those with larger imaging sensors, such as digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) cameras.
Learn how to get the most out of your camera's automatic and semi-automatic exposure modes, as well as how to move beyond those modes and take full, manual control of your camera. Watch your photography improve as you discover how to apply important photographic principles, such as depth of field, white balance, and metering. With this newfound knowledge you'll move beyond point-and-shoot and begin taking truly great photographs.
Additional topics include:
- Camera types
- Aperture, shutter speed, and ISO
- Metering and shooting controls
- Lens focal lengths and angles of view
- The histogram
- Color spaces
- Image file formats
- Managing digital noise
- And much more!
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Publisher: Rocky Nook
By Darrell Young
Print ISBN: 9781933952956 Ebook ISBN: 9781457165160
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