If you want to use your Digital SLR camera like a pro, let a pro (or two) show you how! Sally Wiener Grotta and Daniel Grotta have been covering the world of digital photography since 1991, and this book is like a private course in DSLR mastery. From understanding the parts of your camera to using the controls effectively to shooting stunning, beautiful, and meaningful photographs to editing your images, here's everything you want to know tomake your investment in a Digital SLRpay off big in gorgeous pictures.
Here's advice from the undisputed digital camera experts for less than the cost of a memory card! The Grottas help you choose the right model, get the best shots, edit like a pro, and produce showstopping prints from your DSLR.
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- Choosing a Digital SLR camera that fits your needs and your budget
- Understanding different types of image sensors
- Selecting and working with lenses
- Determining the right resolution for various photo types
- Using the camera's controls to fine-tune your pictures
- Working with RAW format
- Learning the aesthetics of what makes a great photograph
- Getting great shots of action, nature, and events
- Seeing how light, shadow, contrast, and color affect the mood and intention of everything you shoot
- Managing your image files efficiently
- Editing your images for professional results
Professional photographers, as well as internationally recognized journalists and industry consultants, Sally Wiener Grotta
and Daniel Grotta
are known for their down-to-earth, easy-to understand approach to fun, creative photography, and image editing. They have used, tested, and/or reviewed most of the digital cameras (and related hardware and software) that have been introduced since the beginning of digital photography. However, regardless of how many cameras they have handled, the Grottas have never lost sight of the whole reason they started with all this—their fascination with how much more of the world they can see, enjoy, and capture through a camera lens. The Grottas have traveled all over the world on assignment and understand what it takes to get a great picture in all kinds of situations, from Antarctica to the Amazon rain forest, from war zones to the most difficult shot—the group family picture.
The Grottas are the authors of PC Magazine Guide to Digital Photography
(Wiley Publishing, Inc., 2004), Shooting for Dollars: Simple Photo Techniques for Greater eBay Profits
(Peachpit Press, 2005), and other books. They have written many hundreds of articles and reviews on digital photography, photo editing, and imaging for a wide variety of major magazines, including PC Magazine
, where they have been contributors for more than 10 years. The Grottas are often interviewed on television and radio, and their lectures, seminars and e-seminars on digital photography and imaging are popular for the depth of their knowledge, their clarity of insight, and great accessibility. Daniel is the president and lead analyst of DigitalBenchmarks, widely recognized as a premier independent digital camera and imaging test lab. A former chapter president of the American Society of Media Photographers, Sally’s photographs and digital images have appeared in various fine art exhibitions and many publications throughout the world.