The Complete Idiot's Guide to Photography Essentials

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Penguin, 2008 - Photography - 288 pages
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Don¬'t be camera shy!

The focus is on the basics.


Presented in concise, intuitive style, this guide has everything amateur photographers need to know to produce great images¬—whether shooting in digital or film. Best of all, each chapter includes FAQs and full-color visual examples to turn good shots into great shots. Professional photographer Mark Jenkinson shares tips and tricks for:

¥ Understanding how the features and controls affect Photographs
¥ Making the best use of manual, aperture priority, and shutter priority settings
¥ Shooting moving objects
¥ Shooting in bright light or nighttime settings
¥ Adjusting depth of field
¥ Improving composition and lighting
¥ Choosing the best format for storing digital images
 

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Contents

Basic Camera Equipment
Exploring Photographic Optics 27
Understanding Photographic Exposure 55
Digital Sensors and Traditional Film 77
Photography Rules and Conventions 99
Light Is Color and Color Is Light 1 21
Photographing People 155
Shooting Events 179
Travel and Landscape Photography 199
The Secret Life of Things 219
Digital Imaging Archiving and Printing 237
Be On Your Way Now 247
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Mark Jenkinson is an award-winning photographer and the author of over 30 photojournalistic feature stories for such magazines as Men¬'s Journal, Fortune, Town & Country, Men¬'s Health, and Discovery, as well as human interest and celebrity/business personality profiles. He¬'s published an estimated 30,000 photographs in virtually every major magazine in the world and teaches photography at New York University¬'s Tisch School of the Arts. His fine art photography is represented by Andrea Meislin Gallery.

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