The Basic Book of Digital Photography: How to Shoot, Enhance, and Share Your Digital Pictures

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Penguin, Oct 27, 2009 - Photography - 528 pages
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The ultimate, up-to-the-minute digital photography handbook-from the authors of the bestselling Basic Book of Photography.

The Basic Book of Digital Photography is the definitive guide to the expansive world of digital photography from two of the field's most established authorities. The Grimms' classic guide, The Basic Book of Photography, has sold over 400,000 copies since the first edition was published in 1974. Now they are steering photographers through the new era of digital imaging.

This comprehensive handbook covers how to compose the best shots with cameras from point-and-shoot to the increasingly popular SLR (single lens reflex) models-and even cell phone cameras- and takes readers through the steps to improve, display, and preserve their images. The guide includes over 400 photos and illustrations, an extensive glossary and addresses everything from choosing a digital camera to storing files and printing photos. An indispensable accessory for amateur shutterbugs or dedicated professionals, this is the one handbook no digital photographer will want to do without.

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User Review  - AuthorLyndaCoker - LibraryThing

My Thoughts: I was so excited to get this book in my hands. Why you ask? Well, I’m the proud owner of a new digital camera of which I know nothing about. I’m sure there are more like me out there. Now ... Read full review

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User Review  - VickiLN - LibraryThing

This is a must have for anyone learning to use a digital camera. It is a very in-depth guide that has step by step directions to get the most out of your photos. There are many photos and guides. My ... Read full review

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Quick Start Guide to Digital Photography
Choosing a Digital Camera
More Things to Know about Digital Cameras
Learning All about Lenses
Worthwhile Accessories for Digital Cameras
Key Operational Settings to Make on Digital Cameras
Understanding All the Exposure Settings
Figuring Out Focusing Modes and Other Camera Settings
Moving Your Digital Images from Camera to Computer
Organizing Your Digital Images So You Can Always Find Them
Preserving Archiving Your Digital Images for the Future
Editing and Improving Your Photos with Computer Software
Printing Your Digital Photos at Home
Using Local and Online Photo Services to Print Your Digital
Sharing and Showing Off Your Digital Photos
Shooting Video Clips Recording Sound Using Camera Phones

Special Shooting Techniques with Digital Cameras
Creative Composition with Your Digital Camera

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About the author (2009)

Tom Grimm is a freelance photographer based in Oregon who has spent more than 40 years behind a camera and in the darkroom. He has taught at UC Irvine and has traveled to more than 125 countries on assignment for major publications. He is the co-author of The Basic Book of Photography.

Michele and Tom Grimm are freelance photographers and writers who have written and illustrated a dozen other adult and children’s books.  They live in Oregon.

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