Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Digital SLR Cameras and Photography for Dummies

Digital SLR Cameras and Photography for Dummies, John Wiley $44.99

For some people photography is practised without a thought.  Framing the subject, focusing, avoiding wobble, keeping an eye on the verticals in the image all come easily.  For others taking a great photograph is nigh on impossible.

If you are in the first group you won't really need this book, but you may want to buy a copy for friends who fall into the second group and therefore never manage to take a great picture of you. 

Actually this is more than a book for first time photographers.  The author simplifies everything from start to finish.  SLR, he tells us, stands for Single-Lens reflex meaning that you are seeing the same image the lens is focused on, so that you know exactly what you picture will look like. 

The advent of digital SLR cameras has taken away much of the hassle and costs that used to be associated with such good cameras.  This Dummies guide reveals all you need to know about how your camera works, how to select the best one for you, along with all the clever tricks that will make using the camera itself trouble free.  He also teaches you what you can do on your computer to add the best finish to your image.

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