Beyond Point-and-Shoot: Learning to Use a Digital SLR or by Darrell Young

By Darrell Young

There are different types of new photographers: these chuffed with their inexpensive point-and-shoot cameras, and people extra enthusiastic photographers who realize the constraints of reasonably cheap gear and need to enhance their images. not chuffed with uncomplicated snapshots, the fanatic strikes as much as a extra complicated electronic camera-one with interchangeable lenses and handbook controls-to fulfill their creative urge.

Assuming little to no wisdom of photographic phrases, concepts, or expertise, Beyond Point-And-Shoot is meant to aid delicate the transition from photographic beginner to "real" photographer who's skilled, in-control, and obsessed with their craft. writer Darrell younger explores quite a few kinds of interchangeable-lens cameras, targeting people with better imaging sensors, reminiscent of electronic single-lens reflex (DSLR) cameras.

Learn the way to get the main from your camera's computerized and semi-automatic publicity modes, in addition to find out how to movement past these modes and take complete, guide keep an eye on of your digicam. Watch your images increase as you find the best way to follow very important photographic ideas, resembling intensity of box, white stability, and metering. With this newfound wisdom you are going to circulation past point-and-shoot and start taking really nice photographs.

Other issues include:

  • Camera types
  • Lenses
  • Aperture, shutter pace, and ISO
  • Metering and taking pictures controls
  • Lens focal lengths and angles of view
  • The histogram
  • Color spaces
  • Sensors
  • Filters
  • Image dossier formats
  • Managing electronic noise
  • And even more!

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