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Author Julie Adair King, a photographer and graphics-software specialist, deftly explains such concepts as resolution, f-stop, and compression. She is also refreshingly upfront about the differences between film-based and digital photography, spelling out the latter's shortcomings early on. Her advice on all aspects of the field is well thought out and simple without being condescending. She informs readers, for example, that you needn't use high-pixel resolutions simply for placing images on a Web page. Such tips will come as a relief to fledgling photographers on a budget, or novices who may have thought they had to use the highest-quality settings at all times.
Aside from the technical concerns of working with the camera and computer, King also gives sound tips on composition and lighting. And since retouching is one of the principal benefits of digital photography, she spends a fair amount of time discussing photo-editing software. And while most of the examples are in black and white, the most important examples, gratefully, are included in a 16-page color plate section in the middle of the book.
For those of you considering jumping into the world of digital photography, you'll be hard-pressed to find a better guide to getting started than Digital Photography for Dummies. --John Frederick Moore --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
"...covers the essentials of digital imaging technology that a first time digital photographer needs to know..." (The CBL Source, October/November 2002) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This book is very helpful and easy to read and understand.
Just like the other Dummie books I have it is worth the money such a good reference book that you go back to time and time again for tips.
I recommend this book to any other dummies like myself and even the rookies with some experience in digital photography.
Delivered as expected and product is as described, but nothing above and beyond my expectations.Published 1 month ago by k9kamper
Would have been better if it focused more on iphone camera and how to download from iPhone to computer etc. RogerPublished 1 month ago by Roger A. Langenheim
Very well organized book that is very well presented. Excellent introduction to digital photography. Arrived on time and in mint condition.Published 2 months ago by Carl Schultz
I just took a digital photography class, he made it as clear as mud! I got more out of one hour with the Dummy book.Published 4 months ago by david mahoney