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Digital Photography Basics: A Beginner's Guide to Getting Great Digital Photos Kindle Edition

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Digital Photography Basics was originally written sometime in 2008. Although it has been well received and popular, it is just a very basic starting point for absolute beginners. If you - like many readers here - prefer more than just the basics, you'll probably enjoy this book's successor: Digital Photography for the Rest of Us (ASIN B008DGB21O) Released June 20, 2012.

About the Author

Kathy is a skilled professional writer and photographer who has worked online since 1997. As the owner of a small, independent electronic publishing company, she produces commercial stock photography for small businesses, advertising, design and stock photo agencies.  Sports, editorial, gardening, home decor and business photography themes abound in Kathy's professional photo portfolio, but food photography is her favorite.
 
Kathy also writes prolifically and has published more than 25 Amazon Kindle ebooks in addition to thousands of web and print articles. She runs her business on solar power from home not far from Tucson, Arizona.

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  • File Size: 2554 KB
  • Print Length: 101 pages
  • Publisher: Electronic Perceptions; 1 edition (September 11, 2009)
  • Publication Date: September 11, 2009
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002OSXLM0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #338,557 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Kathy Burns-Millyard is the author of numerous best selling self help books, including:

-- "Digital Photography Basics"
-- "Disaster Preparedness Basics"
-- "Vegetable Gardening 101"
-- and "Scratch Breads"

Kathy has a knack for explaining things in an easily digested manner, and she loves illustrating concepts by including high quality professional color photos where ever they can be helpful.

She has been a professional freelance writer and photographer since 1997 and lives on a small starter homestead west of Tucson Arizona.

Find more of her written and photographic work at ElectronicPerceptions.com


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Kathy Burns-Millyard has been a professional published writer since 1997 and a semi-professional photographer since 2006. Specializing in non-fiction topics, her works cover the gamut of small business, entrepreneurship, herbal health, technology, the Internet, personal finance, the environment, gardening and hobby farming. Kathy licenses her work extensively. Some of her writing and photo work has been published in thousands of places around the web.

Kathy focuses on creating short, useful booklets, guides and feature-length articles for the Amazon Kindle marketplace so that the information is affordable to as many interested readers as possible.

Find more samples of Kathy's work at http://www.ElectronicPerceptions.com

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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Geoffrey P. Tucker on June 6, 2011
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As a total novice moving from a point-and-shoot to my first DSLR (a Nikon D3000), I found this book really helpful to get me started. The author does a good job of explaining basic concepts such as aperture, ISO, and shutter speed. While I'm still trying to get my head around these conceptually, and learning how to put them into practice with my camera, I definitely knew more now than I did before.

Her photo samples do a lot to convey the differences in, for example, white balance and how that affects the picture you get based on particular lighting. I never knew to pay attention to the KIND of lighting before so that alone makes a big difference for me already.

It's a quick read, well written, and for $3 a perfect buy.

My only other feedback is that the final section on different kinds of photography, like landscape, portraits, weddings, etc., was not particularly helpful and felt like filler. I would have preferred more information about different kinds of lenses to buy for different kinds of photography or other information I could put to practical use.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Brett McKnight on June 5, 2012
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If you're buying your first camera, taking your first photography class, or experimenting on your own then this is the book for you. This book is an easy read, and easy to follow , plus the author gives some basic insightful info. Maybe sometimes to basic, but for some beginners that's just what they need. Another great photography book for beginners that is wonderful and you should definitely check out is Digital Photography For Beginners: A Guide to Getting Stunning & Professional Digital Photos. From Basics To Dummies & Intermediate Levels it's one of the best so far.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Trude Hell on August 31, 2011
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The book is well written, but it is an absolute beginners guide that only touches the very basics and scratches a tidbit of the surface of the wast and complex subject digital photography. This is a manual for those who want to understand what they will have to learn more about if they buy a DSLR. Once you've bought one, I dare suggest you'll learn more from the camera's manual.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By birdmom9726 on October 5, 2011
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Wanted to brush up on my photography skills as I have a very large project coming up involving documenting/photographing a large number of handmade jewelry pieces. The author does write at a very basic level, but could have elaborated a little more on common problems of shooting action photos, shooting at sunset, etc. But it is meant to be a very basic guide, I think, and it's fairly easy to understand. Illustrated with some photos, as well. Helpful, for the price. Good for someone who knows nothing at all about photography.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Gary Mendelblatt on November 24, 2012
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I enjoyed this book as it was a review for me after an absence from photography for a few years. I love the insight on her picture composition.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Allen on September 26, 2012
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At this point, I am very new to photography. I bought a coolpix point and shoot camera about a year ago. I have used it off an on but have barely touched the basic functionality. More recently, I have attempted to do more and more with it.

This book really helps frame the most basic concepts such as shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and white balance. It explains what they are and the relationships they hold. I would recommend this book only for someone who like me, knows nothing about photography outside of pointing and clicking.

If you are interested in doing more than pointing and shooting, then this is a must buy book. It is not that expensive and will give you the basic tools. I am looking for other books now as this book really helped ignite a love for photography.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jac on September 26, 2012
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This book helped me decide what type of camera i wanted to purchase.  I chose to go back to a p&s.  i like to take good photos, and think i can do that even better now with the tips from this book.  A DSLR  would have just been too much.   l found the most important and useful information, for me, was about iso,shutter speed, and appature.  Like the author said “ A bigger and better camera does not automatically make better pictures.  A good photographer can get good pictures no matter what type of camera they use“.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 14, 2012
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Book starts at a basic level and gives you the nuts and bolts of photography - technical things you really need to know in order to make your camera do your bidding. As almost all photo guides will tell you there is a big step between ok-to-good photography and wow photography. If you're serious about learning to be a wow photographer this is a good place to start. Also, the author's next book (promoted at the end) looks like it will be a good next step after you have read this one.
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