From the Author
In the past few years, the dSLR camera has grown from being simply an upgrade from point-and-shoot and advanced non-SLR cameras to the predominant platform for serious photographers. Today, anyone who is an avid photographer can afford a digital SLR camera, and lenses and other accessories for it. Those who need basic instruction for the most popular cameras can find the get-started information they need in one of the David Busch's Guides series. But those of you who are looking for a deeper grounding in dSLR concepts and techniques, the information you need is between these covers.
If you're looking for less digital history, and more digital future, here are some of the latest innovations I explore:
- The advantages and quirks of full frame cameras.
- Secrets of the bewildering worlds of autofocus, lenses, and flash photography.
- Tips for using storyboards, establishing shots, and other techniques when shooting HDTV movies.
- How to use features like Live View, image stabilization, and sensor cleaning, all completely unknown when the last edition was published.
- Wireless links to Flickr, Facebook, and other web sites are available using WiFi accessories like the Eye-Fi card to link your dSLR directly to the outside world.
- Why owners of dSLR cameras must consider the rise of EVIL (Electronic Viewfinder - Interchangeable Lens) cameras like the Olympus, Panasonic, and upcoming Nikon mirrorless models.
- Uses for GPS tagging you might not have thought of.
- How iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch apps help owners of dSLR cameras on-the-go.