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Beyond Point-and-Shoot by Darrell Young is now available in the UK. Assuming little to no knowledge of photographic terms, techniques, or technology, this book is intended to help smooth the transition from photographic newbie to “real” photographer who is experienced, in-control, and passionate about their craft. Additionally, the author takes an in-depth look at camera types, lenses, aperture, shutter speed, sensitivity, metering and shooting controls, colour spaces, interpreting histograms and more. The 140-page volume is available for £19.50.
Learning to Use a Digital SLR or Interchangeable-Lens Camera
By: Darrell Young
There are two types of new photographers: those satisfied with their low-cost point-andshoot cameras, and those more enthusiastic photographers who recognize the limitations of low-cost equipment and want to improve their pictures. No longer satisfied with simple snapshots, the enthusiast moves up to a more complex digital camera-one with interchangeable lenses and manual controls-to satisfy their artistic urge.
Assuming little to no knowledge of photographic terms, techniques, or technology, Beyond Point-And-Shoot is intended to help smooth the transition from photographic newbie to “real” photographer who is experienced, in-control, and passionate about their craft. Author Darrell Young explores various types of interchangeable-lens cameras, focusing on those with larger imaging sensors, such as digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) cameras.
Learn how to get the most out of your camera’s automatic and semi-automatic exposure modes, as well as how to move beyond those modes and take full, manual control of your camera. Watch your photography improve as you discover how to apply important photographic principles, such as depth of field, white balance, and metering. With this newfound knowledge you’ll move beyond point-and-shoot and begin taking truly great photographs.
Other topics include:
Aperture, shutter speed, and ISO
Metering and shooting controls
Lens focal lengths and angles of view
Image file formats
Managing digital noise
And much more!
KEY SELLING POINTS
The book is written in a conversational, easy to understand manner, and assumes no previous knowledge of camera technology or photographic terms and principles. It comes from a published author with significant experience in teaching others to use complex DSLR-type cameras successfully.
This book is intended for the beginner to intermediate photographer.
ABOUT THE TECHNOLOGY
This book will appeal to every photographer from beginner to intermediate that wants to make the transition from low-cost point-and-shoot cameras to more complex digital cameras-one with interchangeable lenses and manual controls.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell) is an information technology engineer by trade. He’s been an avid photographer since 1968 when his mother gave him a Brownie Hawkeye camera. Darrell has used Nikon cameras and Nikkor lenses since 1980. He has an incurable case of Nikon Acquisition Syndrom (NAS) and delights in working with Nikon’s newest digital cameras.
Living near Great Smoky Mountains National Park has given him a real concern for, and interest in, nature photography.
He loves to write, as you can see in the Resources area of the Nikonians.org community. He joined the community in 2000 and his literary contributions led to an invitation to become a Founding Member of the Nikonians Writers Guild.