Photography is both simple and exacting. Just about anyone can take an okay picture these days, but few understand how to take a dynamite photo. The difference between a snapshot and a stunning photograph is knowledge.
This book is designed to be a complete guide to the art and science of digital photography. In its pages you will find simple, practical how-to information. In addition to the nuts and bolts, you will also find plenty of suggestions about unleashing your creative potential.
Digital photography is much easier to learn than film photography, but like any discipline it is full of pitfalls that can derail your progress. This book guides you step by step through each aspect of the photographic process. If you have a creative bent, it shows you how to add your own personal touch to your photos.
Drawn from decades of hands-on experience, this book is different from most others on the subject. In its pages you will often find in-depth information other books only mention in passing or miss entirely.
Here's what you'll discover in this book that won't be in the others:
A full consumer guide to buying a camera that is in your price range
A complete explanation of eight different kinds of software for digital photography, plus listings of more than a dozen top-notch free programs
How to have more fun and learn quickly by using the LCD monitor at the back of your camera
How to be creative with digital photography in ways that were not possible with film photography
How to preserve your precious family digital photos for up to 100 years
How to file and store your photos so they will never be damaged and you will always be able to find them
This book is intended for novices and advanced photographers alike. Unless you have been working with digital photography for years, you are bound to find something you did not know in these pages.
It is also designed to be a complete reference that makes it easy for you to find specific information and tips on just about any aspect of digital photography. You can read it cover to cover or skim each chapter or jump around through the pages as the mood hits you. The point of this book is to show you how to get the pictures that you want and how to get the most out of digital photography without letting you drown in a lot of technical terms.
The technical aspect of photography is undeniably inescapable, and the more you understand, the better your photos will be. This book aims for a middle road: to give you the fundamental information you need in a way that lets you apply it to your own adventures in digital photography. The book aims to be as accurate as possible and at the same time give you real-world tips on how this knowledge will help you create better photos.
So what are you waiting for? Take the plunge into the new world of digital photography and find out how you can learn to express yourself with the art form of today. In a short period of time you could be taking cutting-edge photos. All it takes is a little understanding.