Item description for David Pogue's Digital Photography: The Missing Manual by David Pogue...
Overview Explains how to evaluate digital cameras, compose and capture scenes, adjust color balance, crop out unwanted elements, sharpen focus, apply special effects, and prepare images for printing.
If you're ready to jump into digital photography or would like to increase the skills you already have, David Pogue's Digital Photography: The Missing Manual is just what you need. Bestselling author David Pogue provides a no-nonsense guide to the entire process, including how to: buy and use a digital camera; get the same photographic effects as the pros; manage the results on your Mac or PC; edit photos; and, finally, share the results with your adoring fans -- on paper, online, or on mugs, jigsaw puzzles, and blankets. After reviewing hundreds of digital cameras and photo services in his weekly New York Times column, David Pogue knows digital photography. With this new Missing Manual you will: Get expert advice on how to choose a digital camera, including information on the only specs that matter. (Hint: it's not about megapixels). Learn the basics of lighting, composition, and shooting lots of photos Understand how to choose the best camera settings for 20 different scenarios Unravel the problems of correcting images and storing them Learn David's tips and tricks for sharing and printing images Get a special troubleshooting section you can turn to when things go wrong David Pogue's witty, authoritative voice has demystified the Mac, Windows, iPods and iPhones for millions of readers. Now, he offers step-by-step instructions and plenty of friendly advice to help you join in the fun and get real satisfaction from digital photography.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 6" Height: 9.25" Weight: 1.02 lbs.
Release Date Jan 14, 2009
Publisher Pogue Press
ISBN 0596154038 ISBN13 9780596154035 UPC 636920154037
Availability 0 units.
More About David Pogue
David Pogue is the anchor columnist for Yahoo Tech, having been groomed for the position by 13 years as the tech columnist for the New York Times. He's also a monthly columnist for Scientific American, host of science shows on PBS's "NOVA," and two-time Emmy-winning correspondent for "CBS Sunday Morning." With over 3 million books in print, David is one of the world's bestselling how-to authors. He wrote or co-wrote seven books in the "for Dummies" series (including Macs, Magic, Opera, and Classical Music); in 1999, he launched his own series of complete, funny computer books called the Missing Manual series, which now includes 120 titles.
David Pogue currently resides in the state of Connecticut. David Pogue was born in 1963 and has an academic affiliation as follows - "The New York Times" columnist, "The New York Times", Stamford, Connec.
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Reviews - What do customers think about David Pogue's Digital Photography: The Missing Manual?
Well writtent, but FULL OF ERRORS Jan 26, 2010
I bought this book based on the many positive reviews on this site, and I found it useful with a readable, engaging style.
But it is FULL OF MISTAKES that should have been caught before it went into print, and will confuse many readers, especially beginners. This book is way below the standard of excellence set by other books in the Missing Manual series.
Here are some examples:
Writing about Landscape Mode, the author writes that it sets "Large Aperture, creating a large depth of field ...". The fact is that Landscape Mode sets Small aperture, which is what creates a large depth of field. (A Large Aperture actually creates a shallow depth of field.)
In discussing Manual Mode, the author wrote "That's full automatic", which is just the opposite of the truth.
In discussing lenses, he writes "Telephoto means 'zoom.' " This is incorrect; not all telephoto lenses are zoom lenses, nor are all zoom lenses telephotos.
And the list goes on! For a complete list of errata submitted (so far) by readers, go to:[...]
For Beginners Jan 21, 2010
To much beginner's topics, very little for someone who was intermediate to advanced on a SLR and converting to a point and shoot. I guess Mr Pouge assumes averyone who had a SLR, automatically gets a digital SLR and just goes on. Also too much on getting that "special" shot without the details. I found the majority of the information of little value.
Picasa/iPhoto Missing Manual! Jan 3, 2010
This is a wonderful book for those of us who are struggling to get the best from our Picasa and/or iPhoto programs. I'm a new user of the (free) Picasa software, and found that the last half of this book supplied all the documentation I needed to make good use of all that Picasa can do. (It also does the same for iPhoto.)
The book's first half is a very readable and useful guide to getting the most from your digital camera, but that last half alone -- with its careful explanation of how to use that terrific free software -- was easily worth the price of admission for a klutz like me.
David Pogue's Photography Missing Manual is AWESOME!!!!! Nov 27, 2009
I have been an accomplished ameture photographer for over 40 years. I started out using a Canon AE-1 back in the seventies. Through the years I migrated eventually to the digital world. It is interesting to note how much you forget when the camera does everything for you. I recently purchased the Nikon P90 with the 24X optical zoom and the 12.1mp, etc. It has all the bells and whistles of a DSLR and a compact Digital camera. This camera has the P-S-A-M settings and that leads us to the Book in question. David Pogue is unique in his ability to not only refresh your memory but to teach in a way that is very user friendly. I have relearned so much by reading this great book! He covers all known fine points of great photography and helps you avoid the digital pitfalls that you would ordinarily fall into on your own. This is a grand undertaking and very much appreciated! Good for ameture and professional alike! Thanks David! Carl Fields
A great book. Oct 24, 2009
I've been into photography off and on for years. One thing I've learned to hate are 250 to 300 page books to make something "simple". You can learn a lot from this book and it frankly is just a good read without a lot of hype.