REVIEW: "David Pogue's Digital Photography: The Missing Manual", David Pogue
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"David Pogue's Digital Photography: The Missing Manual", David Pogue,
2009, 978-0-596-15403-5, U$24.99/C$24.99
%A David Pogue
%C 103 Morris Street, Suite A, Sebastopol, CA 95472
%G 978-0-596-15403-5 0-596-15403-8
%I O'Reilly & Associates, Inc.
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%P 294 p.
%T "David Pogue's Digital Photography: The Missing Manual"
The introduction states that this book provides information and advice
on buying a digital camera and taking digital photographs, as well as
organizing, processing and using photos.
Part one deals with the camera itself. Chapter one delineates the
characteristics, advantages, and limitations of the major types of
digital cameras (classed primarily in terms of size). Brief
descriptions and assessments of the importance of various features are
in chapter two.
Part two examines the shot. Chapter three provides counsel on
composition, and the mechanics of getting a picture. A number of
significant setting are noted in chapter four. Technologies and
techniques for preventing pictures being blurred by movement are
assessed in chapter five. Chapter six instructs the reader on tips
for setting up common and popular shots. Characteristics and
accessories for SLR (single lens reflex) cameras are reported in
Part three notes the management and enhancement of digital photographs
on the computer. Basic file management, and the Picasa and iPhoto
programs, is outlined in chapter eight. More on storing and searching
is in chapter nine. Chapter ten looks at simple photo editing.
Part four deals with the use of photographs. Chapter eleven deals
with printing. Chapter twelve talks about email.
This is a basic and fairly straightforward introduction to digital
photography. Although it does not delve deeply into specialty areas,
it provides a comprehensive background for the beginner.
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