Item description for 500 Digital SLR Photography Hints, Tips, and Techniques: The Easy, All-in-One Guide to Those Inside Secrets by Chris Weston...
500 tips make digital SLR photography easy for all photographers
* 450 images plus jargon-free text lets photographers learn painlessly * Ideas for beginners and beyond--all in bite-sized chunks * Makes digital SLR photography fun and approachable
Here's the definitive companion for photographers who want to get the best out of their digital SLRs--and themselves. This accessible, colorful blend of step-by-step tutorials, quick fixes, and bullet-point tips offers the perfect antidote to dry, boring technical manuals. Everything from the digital workflow to advanced manipulation techniques, filters, special effects, and output options is presented in bite-sized chunks, accompanied by illuminating illustrations. And no jargon! A comprehensive bible of the digital SLR, 500 Digital SLR Photography Hints, Tips, and Techniques allows photographers everywhere to take great pictures and get professional results.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.8" Width: 8" Height: 0.5" Weight: 1 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2006
ISBN 2940378061 ISBN13 9782940378067
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More About Chris Weston
Chris Weston is a full time photographer specializing in natural history and wildlife. A regular contributor to UK magazines, Chris also leads numerous workshops and overseas photographic safaris. He is the author of a number of books, including "The Essential Lighting Manual," "500 Digital Hints, Tips, and Techniques" and "Mastering Your Digital SLR" for RotoVision. He lives in Hertfordshire, UK.
Reviews - What do customers think about 500 Digital SLR Photography Hints, Tips, and Techniques: The Easy, All-in-One Guide to Those Inside Secrets?
Recipient loved it! Feb 8, 2008
I purchased this as a gift for a 15 year old camera buff with his first SLR Digital. He said the book is great and he uses it constantly. That tells me the book is a great asset. As soon as I can afford an SLR, I'll be picking up a copy of the book for me too!
Slim, rag-tag collection of very useful tips Jan 27, 2008
You'll enjoy browsing through this book, picking up nuggets of information here or there. The 500 tips in this book are certainly more easily digested than what you might find in a huge, comprehensive guide to digital SLR photography.
But the tips are a mixed bag. A lot of them are the sort of thing you'll find in your camera manual or could figure out using common sense (turning off picture review to save battery power comes to mind. D'oh.) Others are a little misleading. My personal pet peeve is calling the crop factor produced by digital SLRs with a smaller than "full-frame" sensor a "focal length multiplier factor." The focal length isn't being multiplied, which might imply reduced depth-of-field. The image is simply being cropped, and, because of the way we do math in our heads it's easier to calculate equivalent field-of-view by multiplying the focal length by the reciprocal of the true crop factor, rather than dividing.
But my comments are just nit-picks. Overall, I think this book is well worth having, if only because it extracts a healthy helping of common-sense tips and presents them in a form that's easy to absorb.
Good overview Nov 26, 2007
This book glosses over a lot of techniques. The tip is given, with a sentence or 2 to follow up on it. While much of the advice is good or even excellent the book doesn't go in depth on anything. When combined with the other books I have bought on digital SLR Photography it is helpful. On its own not so much. I would recommend this book as a starter, you'll need other books to get in depth on the Tips.
Just okay Jul 10, 2007
Leaves you wanting more... 500 little blurbs. Each of the 500 techniques are as little as a one sentence how-to, which only leaves you wanting more information. Which means, you need yet another book to actually learn the techniques presented in this book. The "500 tips" is just a gimicky way of selling the book, and it makes it hard to read. For instance, tips 261-269 on bracketing come out to a total of 13 sentences which span two pages. And yet, 13 sentences on this subject is only a tease.
It's a really pretty book, lots of vibrant, glossy pictures. But it only will take you 20 minutes to skim it and move on to something with more substance. The best person to buy this book should probably be someone who has never held a camera and has just gotten their first one.
Photo Book Mar 16, 2007
A Gift for my husband, He said it has great simple info in it.