Do more with your digital camera than you ever thought possible with help from this easy-to-use guide. You'll understand digital photography basics, learn to share results through e-mail or the Internet, store images electronically, apply advanced photography techniques, perform image editing, and much more. This book dissects digital photography in bite-sized, understandable sections that will help anyone--from beginner to professional--have a better digital camera experience.
Welcome to How to Do Everything with Your Digital Camer, Second Edition. This is not your typical book on digital photography—I wrote it to answer all the questions I had about digital cameras and photography techniques when I was starting out. I’ve been a photographer for about 20 years, and in that time I’ve read a lot of books and magazines about the art and science of photography. I figured that this was a good time to write a book that would hopefully explain it all in the space of a few hundred pages. A tall order, I know.
Nonetheless, I know what it feels like to have a new digital camera and search fruitlessly for the answers to seemingly obvious questions. I’ve read too many books that make passing references to “control your depth of field with the aperture” without explaining what either the aperture or depth of field actually is. Or mention that you need a lot of pixels to print an 8 × 10-inch picture without ever telling you how many pixels you actually need.
So when I wrote this book I mapped out all the things I thought you might need to know. I went right to the beginning and decided to cover photography techniques like lighting, composition, and close-ups. And hopefully you’ll find that the book walks you through the key steps of using a digital camera—from working with memory cards, to file formats, to editing images on a PC, to printing, and finally, to sharing your images.