The Digital Photography Handbook

An updated new book of Doug Harman’s best-selling guide

Although many difficult compress cameras are designed to be totally involuntary and unequivocally easy to use, if we get over a automation and start experimenting with photography you’ll fast realize that it is a formidable and severe theme that can take a lifetime to master. A good place to start is a beginner’s beam book, and those don’t come many improved than The Digital Photography Handbook, a extensive and beautifully illustrated beam created by my crony and former co-worker Doug Harman, with photography by David Jones, and published by Quercus Books during a unequivocally reasonable cost of £6.99. The initial book was a vast strike final year, offered over 100,000 copies and creation it onto both Amazon’s and WH Smith’s best seller lists. Doug has now updated a handbook, with a revised second book including a latest developments in digital camera technology.

With such a vast theme a 221-page book can usually wish to offer a extended overview, though a list of topics that a book seeks to cover is exhaustive. The calm is divided into 4 categorical sections. The first, “Going Digital”, covers selecting and shopping a digital camera, as good as what lenses, accessories and mechanism program you’ll need. The second section, patrician “Using Your Digital Camera” starts with a simple principals such as composition, focusing, bearing and abyss of field, and moves on to specific techniques for portraits, sports, landscapes, weddings and more. The third and largest territory deals with “The Digital Darkroom”, and looks during simple picture modifying techniques such as cropping, straightening and re-sizing, relocating on to some-more modernized procedures such as colour management, levels and counterpart brush use, and finale with projects such as restoring aged prints and creation scenery landscapes. The smaller fourth section, “Output”, covers storage, printing, scanning, emailing and uploading, with a territory on print copyright.

Because a book tries to cover so many belligerent in a singular volume of space many of a subjects are dealt with in usually a integrate of pages, many of that also enclose vast colour photographs. The difficult theme of bearing for instance is lonesome by about 600 difference and dual photos. If we already have some believe of photography or picture modifying you’ll substantially find many of a sections lacking in depth, though for a finish beginner (who is unequivocally a book’s aim audience) it provides a peaceful training curve, starting out with a basis and withdrawal out many of a some-more difficult bits. Although it is really directed essentially during beginners, some-more gifted photographers should be means to find something useful here, generally in a Digital Darkroom section, and even for experts it creates a accessible all-in-one discerning reference.

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