The Everything Digital Photography Book:
Utilize the latest technology to take professional grade pictures
Text and Photos By Rick Doble
Everything Series, Adamsmedia, 2008

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I aimed to create the most useful, easy to understand book available today for the beginning and advanced amateur photographer. I drew on my forty years experience as a photographer and my twenty years experience in computer imaging and digital photography.

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I included dozens of little known tips and tricks and included many topics that are not covered by any other book on the subject. I shot all the photographs (about 70) which includes about twenty in a full color insert.

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The Everything Digital Photography Book by Rick Doble
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    Here are some topics you won't find covered in detail in other books:
  • A full consumer guide to buying a camera that is in your price range
  • A complete explanation of eight different kinds of software for digital photography, plus listings of more than a dozen top-notch free programs
  • How to have more fun and learn quickly by using the LCD monitor at the back of your camera
  • How to be creative with digital photography in ways that were not possible with film photography
  • How to preserve your precious family digital photos for up to 100 years
  • How to file and store your photos so they will never be damaged and you will always be able to find them


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The Everything Digital Photography Book by Rick Doble
The Everything Digital Photography Book by Rick Doble

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Written And Photographed By Rick Doble
Book Includes About 70 Photographs (20 In Full Color Insert)

1 Understanding How Digital Cameras Work
The Digital Photography Revolution 2 • Other Advantages of Digital
Photography 4 • Understanding How All Cameras Work 5 • Image
Resolution and Image Quality 7 • Color Your World Digital 9 •
Capabilities That Most Digital Cameras Have 9 • What to Do Next 12

2 What to Look For in a Digital Camera
Ask the Right Questions 14 • Finding the Right Camera for You 15 •
Basic Digital Cameras 17 • Prosumer and Semiprofessional Cameras
18 • Professional Cameras 20 • Cameras for Special Needs 21 •
Checklist of Secondary Digicam Features 22 • Investigating the Choices
23 • What You Can Expect to Spend 25

3 Buying the Digital Camera That’s Right for You
A Step-by-Step Guide for Buying 28 • Essential Accessories 29 • A
Camera Case 30 • Understanding Return Policies 31 • Buying from an
Online Store 32 • Buying from a Brick-and-Mortar Store 34 • Buying
via an Online Auction 35 • Is It Time to Buy? 36 • Camera Discounts
38 • Extended Warranties 39 • After the Sale 40

4 LCD Screens and Viewfinders
LCD Screens 42 • Why the LCD Monitor Is So Important 43 •
Previewing, Reviewing, and Deleting 45 • Using the LCD Menus 47
• LCD Limitations 48 • Viewfinders 50 • Parallax Problems with
Viewfinders 51

5 Lenses
Understanding Focal Length 54 • Determining Focal Length 56 •
Maximum Aperture 57 • Depth of Field 58 • Focusing Methods 60 •
Types of Lenses 62 • Taking a Closer Look at Macro Photography 64 •
Evaluating a Lens 66 • Lens Accessories 67

6 Lighting and Flash
Shooting with Available Light 70 • White Balance or Color Balance
Setting 72 • Flash 74 • Flash Settings 76 • Principal Flash Limitations
78 • Additional Flash Limitations 80 • Flash and Available Light 81 •
Additional Light Sources 82 • Shooting at Night 83

7 Batteries and Travel Considerations
AA Batteries 86 • Working Tips for AA Batteries 88 • Rechargeable
Proprietary Batteries 88 • Rechargeable Types 89 • Charging Batteries
91 • Conserving Battery Power 92 • Organizing Multiple Charged
and Discharged Batteries 93 • Caring for Your Batteries 94 • Travel
Considerations 96

8 Image Sensors and Resolution
Image Sensors and Color 100 • Image Sensor Resolution 102 • Frame
Rate 103 • Image Sensitivity or ISO 104 • Understanding Resolution
105 • Determining the Number of Pixels You Need 106 • File Size and
Resolution 108 • Confusing and Conflicting Terms 110 • Overview of
Resolution 112

9 Creative Controls and Other Features
Creative Controls 114 • Autoexposure 115 • Metering Systems 115 •
Exposure Compensation 117 • Aperture-Priority and Shutter-Priority
Modes 119 • Total Manual Override of Automatic Exposure 121 •
Autofocus 122 • Continuous Mode and Panoramic Mode 123 • Self-
Timers/Remote Controls 124 • Experimental Photography 125

10 Taking Great Pictures
Getting Ready to Shoot 130 • Slow Shutter Speed Photography 132
• Deliberate Camera Movement 133 • How to Judge the Quality of
Your Photo 134 • Time and Its Effect on Photographs 136 • Taking
the Picture 137 • Where to Find Picture-Taking Opportunities 139 •
Developing a Personal Style 140 • Online Classes and Workshops 142
• Common Mistakes 143

11 What Makes a Photograph Memorable
Overview of Picture Elements 146 • Light 146 • Angle of View 151
• Framing 152 • Shape and Line 154 • Pattern and Texture 156 •
Composition 158 • Color 160 • Focus (Depth of Field) and Focal
Length 161 • Shutter Speed 164

12 Types of Photographs
Portraits 166 • Candids 168 • Pets 169 • Landscapes 169 • Still Lifes
171 • Silhouettes 174 • Cities 175 • Architectural Details 177 • Good
Pictures Are Everywhere 179 • Photography Log 181

13 Memory Cards, Downloading, and Storage
Digital Film 184 • Memory Cards 184 • Memory Card Readers 187
• Downloading Pictures from Your Camera 189 • Other Types of
Transfers 191 • Downloading Checklist 193 • Displaying Your Image
on a Television 195 • Burning CDs or DVDs 196 • Archiving Your
Photos 197

14 Photo File Management
How Files Are Named and Stored 200 • Image Browsing and
Management Utilities 201 • File Management Tasks 203 • Altering
Your Photos 204 • Photo Editing 205 • Renaming Your Image Files
206 • Keeping Track and Organizing 209 • Backing Up Your Image
Files 209

15 The Digital Darkroom
Darkroom Controls Versus Computer Manipulation 214 • Basic Digital
Darkroom Tools 216 • Cropping, Rotating, and Sharpening 219 • Color
Tools 220 • Photo-Editing Tips 221 • Creating Your Digital Darkroom
223 • Improve Your Digital Images While Shooting 224 • Repetitive
Tasks and Batch Processing 225 • Black and White from Color 227

16 Computer Graphics and Photography
General Tool Considerations 230 • Specific Image Editing Tools 231
• Getting Started 233 • More Basic Corrections 234 • Cameralike
Results 235 • Artistic Effects and Filters 238 • Special Effects 241 •
Patterns, Mirrors, and Silhouettes 242 • Collage/Montage/Composite
243

17 Software for Digital Cameras and Photographs
Types of Software 246 • Consumer Shopping 249 • Photo Browsing
and File Management 250 • Image Editing 253 • Backup and Recovery
255 • Printer Programs 256 • Online Software 256 • Utilities, Applets,
and Plug-ins 257 • Web Site Image Display Software 259 • Animation
and Slideshows 260

18 File Formats and Image Compression
What Are Photo File Formats? 264 • Main Digital Photography
Formats 264 • How Compression Works 269 • Lossy Versus Lossless
Compression 269 • Other File Formats 272 • Video and Sound File
Formats 274 • File Associations 276

19 Putting Your Photos on the Internet
Understanding Pixel Dimensions 280 • Photo Album Sites 281 •
Photoblogs 282 • Your Web Site 284 • How to Link to Your Online
Photos 286 • How Search Engines Find Images 287 • E-mailing Photos
as Attachments 289 • Mistakes People Make with E-mail Photographs
291

20 Prints, Printers, and Scanners
The Printing Process 294 • Outsourcing Your Printing Needs 294 •
Types of Printers 296 • Computer-Free Printing 298 • Printers and
Resolution 299 • Dots per Inch (DPI) and Pixels per Inch (PPI) 300 •
Other Printer Considerations 300 • Scanners 303

Appendix A: Glossary / 304
Appendix B: Resources / 313
Appendix C: Photography
Reference Tables / 315
Index / 318



BOOK SPECIFICATIONS:
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Adams Media: (Copyright, 2008)
Photographs: About 70: about 20 in full color insert; about 50 in black and
white throughout book
Language: English
ISBN-10: 159869569X
ISBN-13: 978-1598695694
Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 8 x 1 inches


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