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Photopedia: The Ultimate Digital Photography Resource

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Photopedia: The Ultimate Digital Photography Resource


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  • Copyright 2008
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-3725-6
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-3725-0

Photopedia: The Ultimate Digital Photography Resource

Whether you own a low-cost point-and-shoot camera or an expensive digital SLR, great photographs are within your reach–with the help of this book. Photopedia: The Ultimate Digital Photography Resource shows you everything you need to know to take great-looking digital photos, from basic camera operation to advanced Photoshop techniques. Photopedia’s easy-to-read text, accompanied by colorful photographic examples, leads you step-by-step from choosing the right digital camera to taking impressive pictures to printing your photos and sharing them via the Web.

Photopedia includes detailed instructions for taking all kinds of different photos. Want to take an attractive portrait, or a stunning action shot? Or perhaps you just want to capture shots on your upcoming vacation, or shoot some product photos for eBay? Whatever type of photo you want to take, you’ll learn how in this book. Read the text, look at the pictures, and then start shooting!


•    Choosing the right digital camera

•    Learning your camera’s functions and controls

•    Selecting essential camera accessories

•    Using different lenses and filters

•    Mastering essential photographic techniques, such as composition, lighting, color, exposure, and focus

•    Choosing the best photo editing software

•    Using Photoshop to edit and enhance your photos

•    Shooting the perfect photo–from portraits to still life

•    All aspects of digital photography from equipment, composition, digital darkroom/editing, and output.

•    Shooting in black and white

•    Storing, managing, and printing your photos

Michael Miller  has written more than 75 nonfiction how-to books, including Que’s iPodpedia: The Ultimate iPod and iTunes Resource, Googlepedia: The Ultimate Google Resource, Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Computer Basics, Tricks of the eBay Masters, and Bad Pics Fixed Quick. Learn more at his website: www.molehillgroup.com.

Category: Digital Photography

User Level: Beginner to Advanced

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Table of Contents

Part I: Understanding Digital Photography

1 How Digital Photography Works

2 The Digital Darkroom

Part II: Digital Camera Essentials

3 Choosing a Digital Camera

4 Operating a Point-and-Shoot Camera

5 Operating a Digital SLR Camera

 Part III: Digital Camera Accessories

6 Choosing Camera Accessories

7 Managing Batteries and Storage

8 Using Different Lenses

9 Using Filters

Part IV: Photography Essentials

10 Composition

11 Lighting and Flash

12 Color

13 Exposure

14 Focus and Depth of Field

Part V: Transferring and Managing Photos

15 Storing and Managing Photos on Your PC

16 Scanning Print Photos and Slides

Part VI: Digital Photo Editing

17 Choosing Photo Editing Software

18 Essential Photo Editing Techniques

19 Touching Up and Editing Your Photos

Part VII: Digital Photography Techniques

20 Portrait Photography

21 Candid Photography

22 Travel and Vacation Photography

23 Landscape and Nature Photography

24 Sports and Action Photography

25 Still Life Photography

26 Macro Photography

27 Black-and-White Photography

28 Special Shooting Conditions

Part VIII: Photo Printing and Sharing

29 Printing Your Photos

30 Sharing Photos Online




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