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Tony Northrup's DSLR Book: How to Create Stunning Digital Photography [Kindle Edition]

Tony Northrup , Chelsea Northrup
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Book Description

Amazon's #1 rated and best-selling digital photography book, and the first ever Gold Honoree of the Benjamin Franklin Digital Award, gives you five innovations no other book offers:

1. FREE VIDEO TRAINING. 9+ HOURS of video training integrated into the book’s content (requires Internet access). Travel around the world with Tony and Chelsea as they teach you hands-on. Appendix A lists the videos so you can use the book like an inexpensive video course.

2. TEACHER AND PEER SUPPORT. After buying the book, you get access to the private Stunning Digital Photography Readers group on Facebook where you can ask the questions and post pictures for feedback from Tony, Chelsea, and other readers. It’s like being able to raise your hand in class and ask a question! Instructions are in the introduction.

3. FREE LIFETIME UPDATES. This book is regularly updated with new content (including additional videos) that existing owners receive for free. Updates are added based on reader feedback and questions, as well as changing photography trends and new camera equipment. This is the last photography book you'll ever need.

4. HANDS-ON PRACTICES. Complete the practices at the end of every chapter to get the real world experience you need.

5. 100+ PRACTICE QUESTIONS. Ungraded tests teach you to apply what you've learned.

6. 500+ ORIGINAL PICTURES. Detailed example pictures taken by the author and his wife in 15 countries demonstrate both good and bad technique. NO STOCK PHOTOS. Many pictures include links to the full-size image so you can zoom in to see every pixel.

In this book, Tony Northrup (award-winning author of more than 30 how-to books and a professional portrait, wildlife, and landscape photographer) teaches the art and science of creating stunning pictures. First, beginner photographers will master:
* Composition
* Exposure
* Shutter speed
* Aperture
* Depth-of-field (blurring the background)
* ISO
* Natural light
* Flash
* Troubleshooting blurry, dark, and bad pictures
* Pet photography
* Wildlife photography (mammals, birds, insects, fish, and more)
* Sunrises and sunsets
* Landscapes
* Cityscapes
* Flowers
* Forests, waterfalls, and rivers
* Night photography
* Fireworks
* Raw files
* HDR
* Macro/close-up photography

Advanced photographers can skip forward to learn the pro’s secrets for:
* Posing men and women. including corrective posing (checklists provided)
* Portraits (candid, casual, formal, and underwater)
* Group photos
* Remotely triggering flashes
* Using bounce flash and flash modifiers
* Using studio lighting on any budget
* Building a temporary or permanent studio at home
* Shooting your first wedding
* High speed photography
* Location scouting/finding the best spots and times
* Planning shoots around the sun and moon
* Star trails (via long exposure and image stacking)
* Light painting
* Eliminating noise
* Focus stacking for infinite depth-of-field
* Underwater photography
* Getting close to wildlife
* Using electronic shutter triggers

MAJOR UPDATE 7/6/2013:
We added about 40 pages of new content based on reader requests and questions, and we now have 6 hours of video! We also added a detailed Table of Contents and Video Index (Appendix A) to allow you to quickly find the content you need to reference when you're shooting. Existing readers: Amazon will contact you directly to download the update, or you can e-mail Tony your receipt.


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About the Author

Award-winning author and photographer Tony Northrup has published more than 30 how-to books and sold more than a million copies around the world. His photos have been featured on magazine covers, book covers, CD covers, TV shows, calendars, and much more. Tony studied photography at the New England School of Photography and the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. He runs a stock and portrait photography business with his family, Chelsea and Madelyn, out of his home studio in Waterford, CT. He shoots travel and nature photography everywhere he goes.

Product Details

  • File Size: 17724 KB
  • Print Length: 241 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Mason Press; 1 edition (December 11, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006KY2VZ2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,586 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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115 of 119 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
UPDATED ON 05/21/2013:
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Having spent many months with this book, here are a few updates to my earlier review:
- There are a ton of advanced photography techniques covered in this book: Underwater, Star Trails, Macro, Light painting, advanced lighting techniques, etc. So it never gets boring or exhausted. As a amateur or pro photographer, there is always some challenge or technique that you can move on to.
- The Facebook group for this book is great and everyday one can see great images clicked by readers of this book.
- Great updated gear-buying advice
- Did I already say this books keeps getting better with time? I have seen a number of great updates since, a lot of them based on reader feedback and needs.
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This is a fantastic find and really helped me get a lot from my DSLR camera. Excellent instructions, tons of pictures and a friendly writing style makes one feel as if a pro photographer is guiding you step by step and teaching you his tricks. There are exercises that help you retain what you learn. I recommend you do the exercises (if you are new to the technique) and not just read the book passively. That way you can recreate those techniques when actually shooting pictures.

I was under the impression that pro photographers always whipped out their cameras and right away shot their for-the-magazines-final pictures with each click. I felt editing a photograph was not ok and there were so many other myths that I had as a newbie.
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91 of 99 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is why you want a Kindle August 9, 2012
By J. Urie
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I have recently purchased a Nikon 3100 and bought the corresponding "dummies" book, which about matches my photography expertise. So, now I know how to use my new camera....right? Nope. Now I need education on how to take photographs with my fancy new toy so that they look better than my iPhone snapshots. Enter Tony's book. Since there are a ton of reviews on the paper version, you can pretty much figure out that the content is excellent. I will focus on the electronic version.

First of all, this is a great book in any form--hard copy or ebook. However, as far as I can tell, there are a bunch of great paper books out there on DSLR photography. When I downloaded the Kindle sample and read through it, I knew that the ebook format was the way to go.

I've owned a Kindle since version 1, and now own the Fire. Tony's book should be a primer on how to properly create an ebook. The embedded links and videos, as well as the ability to grab the sample photos and enlarge for detailed study (need an Internet connection for the latter two items) is invaluable to rank photography newbs like me. The videos are top-notch and contain many side-by-side examples of how pictures are improved when applying the techniques that are covered in the video. The videos are stuck in the appropriate place in the book, which leads to excellent learning flow as you build on the lessons. The experiences on the Kindle Fire and the iPad and PC Kindle apps are equally excellent.

Tony has indicated that he plans on improving and updating the ebook contents, which all buyers will be able to download as they become available. This is a refreshing change to the "quick scan, make a buck and forget" mentality that the big publishers follow.
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48 of 52 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This should be an example on how to write an e-book! April 23, 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I cannot say enough good things about this book.

I have been wanting to get better at photography for awhile, but was kind of hopping around between online tutorials and tips here and there, and didn't feel I was making a lot of progress. I decided to purchase this book to make sure that I had everything in an organized manner... and I'm so glad that I did!

The book starts at the beginning and moves through all the basic elements of photography, covering things like quick tips, composition, depth of field, lighting, etc. (Aperture, ISO, Shutter Speed, Camera Equipment, etc. are all covered.) After learning the basics, the book has later chapters that have detailed ideas for Portraits, landscapes, macro photography, photographing animals, weddings, night photography, underwater photography, HDR techniques, and more.

I am a natural editor, and I can't stand to read books that have a lot of "fluff," where I am constantly trying to fix the book in my mind. While this book has quite a bit of content, it is written so that every word counts. As you read it, you never feel like you're wasting your time. Each sentence is informative and interesting and occasionally funny.

The book is illustrated with lovely, original pictures and examples that really illustrate the principle being taught.

However, probably the best part is the VIDEOS. As you read, there are 3 hours worth of video illustrating and reinforcing each concept being taught. It almost feels like an online course. And when you combine the fact that purchase of the book gives you access to Tony's Facebook page where people including Tony and Chelsea give tips and techniques, this book is an incredible value. It is almost like taking a photography course, but so much cheaper!
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I really loved that book and highly recommand it. Its content is just amazing. It is inspiring and interesting. Read more
Published 2 days ago by Herrmann Olivier
4.0 out of 5 stars not a boring read, gives good tips, and informative
He kept a good pace. The book shows examples, has exercises, videos, and etc. He done good. Although I don't feel the same for his other book.
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Best DSLR book I ever read. This book truly teaches you how to take photographs. Highly recommended. A+
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Great tips for amateurs to professional. Videos on how to take great pictures along with precise instructions make this the only book you will ever need.
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5.0 out of 5 stars love it
one of the best books i ever read for photography !!! plus it has free updates and a facebook support group if you dont' understand something
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If you're serious about digital photography without spending big bucks on gear, this is the only book I'd recommend.
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This book has inspired me to really delve into photography. It is so informational on such an easy level. I love the videos that accompany the book. Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars You will love it. I rather read this than any boring ...
You will love it. I rather read this than any boring text book any day. Very informative an I learnt alot. An its great because he updates his stuff. Read more
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Awesome Book, very well written, easy to follow, very good tips..
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More About the Author

Award-winning author & photographer Tony Northrup has published more than 30 educational books. Among other titles, Tony is author of Stunning Digital Photography and Windows 8 Inside Out. As a photographer, Tony's work has been published worldwide on magazine, book, and CD covers, and everywhere from Velveeta to Viagra ads. Tony lives in Waterford, CT with his wife and daughter.

You can learn more about Tony by subscribing to his videos at https://www.youtube.com/vistaclues, liking his Facebook photography page at http://www.facebook.com/NorthrupPhotography, following him on Twitter (@TonyNorthrup), viewing his photography portfolio at www.northrupphotography.com, or emailing him at tony@northrup.org.


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I'm the author of this book, and I'm sorry you had that problem. I can't help you troubleshoot the problem with the Kindle Fire, as that's in Amazon's court. However, if you send me an e-mail (tony@northrup.org) I'll provide you the ebook file with instructions to copy it directly to your Fire.
Mar 12, 2012 by Tony Northrup |  See all 4 posts
Mirrorless cameras
Definitely! I accommodate any type of interchangeable lens camera, and I specifically love the EM-10. Enjoy!
Jul 26, 2014 by Tony Northrup |  See all 2 posts
Similar benefits for printed version?
Hawaiiartist, yes you will have access to the videos, each video is accessible via a QR-code in the book which you can scan using your phone or iPad and that will take you to the video. The only thing I believe you won't get is the updates, but videos, access to the community and facebook group,... Read More
May 4, 2014 by Erkki Alvenmod |  See all 2 posts
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