As a hobby photographer, I have read several books, but never had a descent understanding of ISO, f stops, exposure and ND filters. Feeling overwhelmed, this book, I now have and a descent basic understanding, because he explains it in simple English, and explains how factors interact. I am excited to get out and start shooting. I then moving on other capabilities of the camera. I can’t wait to read the rest of this series. – Amazon Review
Mastering Digital Cameras:
An Illustrated Guidebook (Digital Photography 1)
What others have said about Mastering Digital Cameras.
“I like how the author builds quite high expectations in the introduction of the book, and manages to fulfill them fully throughout the book.”
“I am amazed at his ability to focus on teaching people, like me, who have done basically nothing with cameras other than point and shoot. There is a wealth of useful and understandable information in this book,…”
“I’ve been photographing for years since first SLR in 1960s and yet I found much of interest and some I was unfamiliar with. I especially appreciated the clear, concise presentation.”
” Even us ‘know-it-alls’ are surprised by the information that cleared-up some uncertain items that had existed too long.”
“As a former photography student who learned almost nothing over a two year period, I can now say that I fully understand the terminology and possess the technical skill to take better photographs and possibly revisit my dream of becoming a sports photographer.”
Whether You are New to Photography,making the transition from Film to Digital Photography, or just want to improve your skills, this book will save you TIME and MONEY!
No more intimidation! If you understand how Digital Cameras work, every photo becomes a learning experience.
Many people are walking around with expensive cameras that they barely know how to use and others are missing great photo opportunities because they have been misinformed by well-meaning friends.
This book is based on the premise that a solid understanding of photographic equipment results in a faster learning curve and better photos. The technology is actually quite simple when it is broken down and clearly explained.
Without an understanding of cameras, you are at the mercy of others in all your buying decisions. You will only scratch the surface of your camera’s capabilities until you take on its manual settings.
You need to read this book because:
- It will take the confusion out of Photographic terminology by clearly defining every important term used.
- Your learning will be enhanced by 120 charts and photos that will simplify discussions and help you to remember what you learned.
- You will learn why buying a camera based on Megapixels alone is a bad idea.
- You will learn how sensor size and lens selection affect image quality more than any other factors.
- Strange photographic terms will loose their mystique once you learn how they were carried over from film photography.
>>> You will also learn:
How digital images are created and stored.
Which file format to use when editing photos.
Which file format to use when sharing photos.
How to select a lens for your DSLR camera.
How to properly adjust exposure.
Why a zoom lens can be a very good investment.
Why you should care about focal length, aperture, shutter speed, and ISO as well as what these terms mean.
>>> About the author:
Al Judge is a professional photographer living in Sedona, Arizona. His works are displayed in several locations around town. He is a best selling author with more than a dozen photography books.
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About the Author
Al Judge is a professional photographer and author living in Sedona, Arizona. In March 2012, the Sedona Area Guild of Artists (SAGA) included Al in their list of the Best Artists of Sedona 2012.
Many of his photos are on display on SmugMug — and available for purchase at:
Al also tutors via Zoom — send inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org for details. An hour or two of tutoring can save you months or years of frustration.
Al’s books use numerous illustrations and clear explanations to take the mystery out of creating excellent images.
Although Al’s books are quite comprehensive, they are written in such a way that no prior knowledge of photography is required. We all learn at different speeds and in different ways. For any skill developed, excellence comes with practice. These books will increase the effectiveness of your practice by steering you in the right direction and exposing the error of some common misconceptions. They provide a solid foundation for accelerated learning.
If you would rather be taking pictures than sitting in a classroom, these books are for you.