Digital Photography Basics: A Beginner’s Guide to Getting Great Digital Photos

January 2, 2012 by  
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Digital Photography Basics: A Beginner’s Guide to Getting Great Digital Photos

This is a brief, easy to read guide designed for beginners. We go light on the technical details and heavy on the photos and examples, so you can get started taking better pictures right away!

Here’s what you’ll find inside…

– What’s the difference between a point and shoot or DSLR camera?
– How to make parts of your photo blurred while keeping other areas sharp
– What is shutter speed, ISO and aperture and what’s the secret sauce to making them all work togethe

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Digital Photography: A Basic Manual

This thorough, concise, and easy-to-use guide to capturing digital photographs provides an entire step-by-step course for budding digital photographers. All concepts are fully illustrated with sample work by internationally renowned professionals, representing editorial work, photojournalism, and everything in between. Topics covered include essential information for both film and digital photography, such as exposure controls and shutter speed, as well as digital-specific information on image

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6 Responses to “Digital Photography Basics: A Beginner’s Guide to Getting Great Digital Photos”
  1. Geoffrey P. Tucker says:
    11 of 11 people found the following review helpful:
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    True Photography 101, June 6, 2011
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    Geoffrey P. Tucker (Seattle, WA United States) –
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    This review is from: Digital Photography Basics: A Beginner’s Guide to Getting Great Digital Photos (Kindle Edition)

    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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  2. Trude Hell says:
    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Brief indeed, August 31, 2011
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    Trude Hell (Norway) –
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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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  3. birdmom9726 says:
    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    A little TOO basic, 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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  4. M. G. Gagliano "Maria" says:
    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Useful & Easy Information For Amateur Photographers, November 13, 2011
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    M. G. Gagliano “Maria” (United States) –
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    This review is from: Digital Photography: A Basic Manual (Paperback)

    I love reading books about photography. As someone who still calls myself an amateur photographer even after three paid gigs and published photos I feel you can never know enough about taking pictures. I also like the basic approach. This book wasn’t too far over my head and could be read and understood by the most amateurish of photographers. What I liked the most was the real “english” way the author tells us how to use your camera. Also, he reiterates something I have been telling people forever, a camera doesn’t take a photo, a person does. With the right skills, you can take a great picture with any camera. Loved the section on F stops (still working on those) and the section on lightening. Great resource for photographers and amateur photographers.

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  5. Mary L. Jacobs "BookHounds" says:
    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    BookHounds […], November 13, 2011
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    Mary L. Jacobs “BookHounds” (Huntington Beach, CA USA) –
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    This review is from: Digital Photography: A Basic Manual (Paperback)

    Digital Photography is a wonderful way to get acquainted with your digital camera or if you plan on buying a new one, it will help you decide which is best for you. I plan on buying something more than the point and shoot that I currently own, so this book is very timely. It explains exactly what all those numbers mean and how to get the most of your camera even if it is a point and shoot, something a lot of photography books don’t mention. It not only goes into detail about what settings to use on your point and shoot, but how to get the most out of it. The chapter on lighting is priceless since it will help you find the best angle and light direction to get the best picture even before you click on the shutter button.

    Each chapter combines graphs, diagrams and photographs to help you figure out what to do in each situation to get the best picture. It is easy to follow and the steps are spelled out so easily that you can remember them when you don’t have this guide to help you. If you plan on buying a camera or gifting one, get a copy of this book to go along with it since it will make that gift even more valuable.

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  6. Anonymous says:
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Digital Picture Perfect!, December 30, 2011
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    Allison Collins (Maryland, USA) –

    This review is from: Digital Photography: A Basic Manual (Paperback)

    Description:

    Digital Photography: A Basic Manual is the camera enthusiast’s best friend. It is a full-color guide with textbook quality pages and images that teaches camera usage basics- no matter the type of digital camera owned. There are chapters about each basic camera function including: Digital Capture, Camera Lens, The Shutter, Camera Exposure, Subject Lighting, Scanning, Image Editing, Printing and Other Outputs, which show the reader how to get the most out of their digital camera experience.

    Review:

    When I saw this title up for review I had to give it a try, especially since I just finished taking Intro to Digital Photography. My one qualm about the textbook I used for the class was that it lacked detail and often jumped around from point to point without any real flow. But Henry Horenstein’s manual is all-inclusive and full of pictures, diagrams, and tables that aide in the comprehension of the material. The steps and examples are easy to follow and full of tips for both the tech-illiterate and the camera savvy, making this book a must have for any camera owner who wants to make their camera skills sharper and their photos more amazing. I really enjoyed the chapters on lighting and image editing and will definitely be using this book as a reference when I am out and about taking photos. I will recommend this book to my photography professor as well as anyone interested in taking a better pictures or learning about digital photography in general. This book is one of the best camera resources that I have read to date.

    Rating: On the Run (4/5)

    *** I received this book from Little, Brown and Company (Book Blogs) in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

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