You have the camera, or intend to. You have the desire.
Now, you have personalized instruction from PC Magazine
"The play of light and color on the human imagination." That's how Daniel and Sally Wiener Grotta define photography. They'll lead you through choosing a digital camera and using all its amazing features, but photography is more than technology. These renowned experts liberally share their knowledge of lighting, settings, focus, file formats, communicating with pictures, and more. Read a little, then go shoot some pictures, study them, and read some more. See what you and that camera can do -- together.
- Go one-on-one with the pros
- Choose a camera that fits your needs
- Understand resolution, compression, pixels, and file formats
- Use shutter speed, lighting, and depth of field
- Learn about white balance and color adjustment
- Organize your shots on the camera
- Shoot photos for company publications or online auctions
- Pick up tips for getting great photos
- Get your pictures out of the camera, easily
- Edit, print, and e-mail photos
Table of Contents:
Part I: Understanding Your Camera.
Chapter 1: The Differences between Digital and Film Photography.
Chapter 2: Choosing the Best Digital Camera for You.
Chapter 3: Getting to Know Your Digital Camera.
Chapter 4: Necessities and Niceties.
Part II: Photography: The Play of Light and Color on the Human Imagination.
Chapter 5: Understanding File Formats.
Chapter 6: Understanding Exposure.
Chapter 7: Focus.
Chapter 8: Using Your Camera’s Color Controls.
Chapter 9: Controlling and Adding Light.
Chapter 10: Recording Video and Audio with Your Digital Camera.
Chapter 11: Digital Photography Tips and Tricks.
Part III: Photography with a Purpose.
Chapter 12: Principles behind Great Photography.
Chapter 13: Family and Fun Photography.
Chapter 14: A Business Tool.
Chapter 15: Photography for Email and The Web.
Chapter 16: Camera Phones.
Part IV: I Have My Pictures, Now What?
Chapter 17: Getting Your Photos out of The Camera.
Chapter 18: Editing Your Pictures.
Chapter 19: Display, Show, and Share.
Chapter 20: Printing Your Photos.
Chapter 21: Organizing, Managing, and Archiving Your Digital Photos.