Digital SLR Cameras & Photography 2nd Edition 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 awardwinning
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 also
reviewed digital cameras for CNet Networks and Computer Shopper.
When About.com named its top five books on Beginning Digital Photography,
occupying the #1 and #2 slots were Busch’s Digital Photography All-in-One
Desk Reference For Dummies, and Mastering Digital Photography. His 98 other
books published since 1983 include bestsellers like The Nikon D40/D40x
Digital Field Guide, The Official Hewlett-Packard Scanner Handbook, and Digital
Photography For Dummies Quick Reference.
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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