Understanding exactly how a digital SLR (dSLR) works can help youuse its exciting capabilities to their fullest potential. Whetheryou aim to become a serious photo hobbyist, are interested inturning pro, or want to take advantage of the improved control thatdSLRs give you over your photography, this fun and friendlyreference will show you how to maximize everything a dSLR has tooffer so that you can improve your photography skills, increaseyour picture-taking and image-editing knowledge, and ultimately,take better photos.
Written with just the right balance of technology and techniquesin mind, this guide provides you with the know-how on everythingfrom getting acquainted with the basic key features of thetechnology (lenses, sensors and image processors, and exposure andfocusing systems) to the nuances of various dSLR techniques(setting up speedy continuous-shooting burst modes to capture fastaction, applying selective and sharp focus, and shooting under thelowest levels of light). Other topics explored include:
* Composing your shots with an accurate viewfinder
* Deciding how many pixels your camera needs
* Cleaning the sensor yourself
* Choosing between a tripod or monopod
* Adjusting exposure and improving shutter speed
* Creating time-lapse sequences
* Fixing murky or contrasting photos
With so much subject area covered, Digital SLR Cameras &Photography For Dummies, 2nd Edition not onlyintroduces you to the fundamentals of great picture-taking with adSLR, but goes beyond the basics. Some of the more advanced topicsdiscussed include working with the various formats of digitalphotos, minimizing shutter lag and first-shot delays, and fixing upyour pictures with various image-editing programs. This is just thebook you need to progress from getting started with a dSLR toactually improving your dSLR photography!