Digital Photography AIO Desk Reference 3rd Ed For Dummies

About the Author
As a roving photojournalist for more than 20 years, David D. Busch illustrated his books, magazine articles, and newspaper reports with award-winning images. He’s operated his own commercial studio, suffocated in formal dress while shooting weddings-for-hire, and shot sports for a daily newspaper and Upstate New York college. His photos have been published in magazines as diverse as Scientific American and Petersen’s PhotoGraphic, and his articles have appeared in Popular Photography & Imaging, The Rangefinder, The Professional Photographer, and hundreds of other publications. He’s currently reviewing digital cameras for CNet and Computer Shopper.

When About.com named its top five books on Beginning Digital Photography, occupying the #1 and #2 slots were the last edition of this book, Digital Photography All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies, and Busch’s Mastering Digital Photography. During the past year, he’s had as many as five of his books listed in the Top 20 of Amazon.com’s Digital Photography Best Seller list — simultaneously! Busch’s 90 other books published since 1983 include best-sellers like Digital SLR Cameras & Photography For Dummies, and four books in Wiley’s Digital Field Guide series, with topics ranging from travel photography to guidebooks for the Nikon D50, D70s, and D200 cameras.

Busch earned top category honors in the Computer Press Awards the first two years they were given (for Sorry About The Explosion and Secrets of MacWrite, MacPaint and MacDraw ), and later served as Master of Ceremonies for the awards.

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Digital Photography All-in-One Desk Reference for Dummies 3rd Edition

8 books in 1 – your key to terrific digital photos!
Your one-stop, full-color guide to creating digital images with “wow”

From picking your camera to posting photos on the Web, here’s what you need to know about digital photography in eight easy-to-use minibooks! Packed with full-color examples that will get your creative juices flowing, this guide helps you take better pictures; edit, organize, and share them; restore vintage prints; and more.

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This guide will get you clicking with information on:
The advantages of a dSLR camera: more control over what portions of your images are in sharp focus; a more accurate viewfinder; lower levels of the annoying grain effect called noise; ability to capture the most fleeting action; more control over depth-of-field; ability to review your image immediately, upload the photo to your computer, make adjustments, and print a full-color print in minutes
Choosing the accessories that will take your dSLR to the next level, depending on the type of photography you do and your current and future needs
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Special features of dSLR to reduce noise, cancel camera shake, do time-lapse photography, and shoot infrared photos
Working with the RAW format, JPEG, or both
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Digital Photography AIO Desk Reference For Dummies 2nd Edition

An 816-page All-in-One guide designed for both beginning and experienced digital photographers, offering seven minibooks on everything from buying a camera and choosing the right equipment to editing with high-end tools and restoring photos digitally

Includes chapters on basics such as point-and-shoot photography, with later chapters exploring editing, printing, and shooting portraits or high-speed action

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David Busch is the author of more than fifty technology books, most covering digital photography, image editing, and digital restoration