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Digital Photography has truly reached the masses, and with this friendly, full-color guide new users can immediately start having fun with their digital cameras. It provides dozens of tips for taking better pictures and getting creative with digital photography at a remarkably affordable price. Topics covered include composing good shots, playing with light, close-ups, self-portraits, action shots, and event photography.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.32" Width: 7.01" Height: 0.55" Weight: 1.06 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2007
ISBN 8931433697 ISBN13 9788931433692
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More About John Kim
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
John Kim currently resides in Atlanta, in the state of Georgia.
Reviews - What do customers think about 40 Digital Photography Techniques?
The best book for starters! Jul 9, 2007
This book is great for starters in digital (or even film) photography. If you don't quite understand what all the settings in your digital camera are or used for, this book will open your eyes and will have you using all different settings really soon. The book is very easy to read and explains a lot with pictures to show you the results. Also, this books talks about lightining, how to take better photos of people, how to adjust the settings to take inside and outside photos. It gives plenty of neat tricks for you to try out with your camera without having to buy extra equipment. Although if you really want to spend some money, this book also talks about good equipment, like lenses, light bouncers, and more.
Great starter book May 17, 2007
This book is written in simple lucid language, with good clear pictures makes it perfect for beginners and 'getting semi serious' photographers, my pictures have become much better as result of the knowledge out of this book plus i have a better eye on photography on the whole, in the past had never put a thought on clicking a button on the camera..no complains
An excellent overview for beginning digital photographers Mar 12, 2007
As a semi-professional photographer I am often asked for camera and photography advice which I gladly provide. What I am more at a loss for is what you get is the best resource for someone trying to learn a little bit more of their own. This book is a great solution, for which I am keeping a copy around simply to loan out to those in this situation.
40 Digital Photography Technique is designed for the beginner and maturing intermediate photographer and does an excellent job covering everything from the basics of how to use your camera, to composition, how to shoot in various lighting situations, macro photography and much more. Though it does not go into great depth in any one of these subject areas, it is a great overview and touches on a lot of areas that new photographers may not think of. It attempts to be a beginner's guide and provide ideas and how to use on a wide variety of areas pertaining to photography, and it does a great job.
I highly recommend this title to anyone who has picked up a new digital camera or may have one laying around that they have not gotten as much use of as they thought they might have won about it. Your camera along with this book may become a new hobby and passion that you never knew you had within you.
Great book for those with consumer point-and-shoot cameras Jan 4, 2006
This book teaches the principles of digital photography--the quirks, the problems, the peculiarities, and how to work with these to get the most out of your camera. Most of the other books on the market spend one chapter on these fundamentals and then spend the next 400 pages discussing the functions of expensive, prosumer DSLR's like the Canon Rebel or Nikon D50/70, and post-processing on the computer. This is great if you have a DSLR and are looking to do a lot of post-processing.
However, if you have a consumer level point-and-shoot camera like the Canon Elph, Nikon Coolpix, Kodak Easyshare or Sony Cybershot, this extra material won't apply to your camera because it doesn't have these advanced manual controls. What this book does for the P&S user is teach you why some of your photos are coming out blurry, overexposed or dark. How to frame an exciting picture. How to use the flash to improve some pictures, and when the flash isn't appropriate. How to use the manual controls that are included on these cameras and how these controls can help you succeed in taking better pictures.
Pretty basic Sep 23, 2005
If you have a camera with manual controls and know how to use them, this probably isn't the book for you. If the extent of your photography experience is 110 Instamatic, this book is worth a look. If you're looking to buy a new digital camera the information is a little dated (the largest CF card is 512MB?), but the information on desirable features is still valid. Most of the images are OK, but it's occasionally difficult to discern the point being made. For example, you're not going to be able to tell the difference between Normal, Fine, and Super Fine JPEG compression levels on a 2" image of mediocre quality to begin with. Occasionally it's just wrong, like the discussion of pixels overlapping in the CCD causing noise--first, they can't possibly overlap, second noise is caused by the higher amplification needed due to the smaller pixel sizes.
The included CD isn't worth much, nothing at all if you're a Mac user.
A very quick read unless you're a beginner, but not a bad book if that's what you need.