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Digital SLR Cameras & Photography For Dummies Video Training

Easy-to-follow video training on getting better photos with a digital SLR camera!
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John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
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Choose the best exposure mode for the shot
Build a lens collection
Compose a balanced photo
Freeze action and control depth of field
Shoot personal portraits
Understand photography lingo

Easy-to-follow Photography for Dummies video training on getting better photos with a digital SLR camera!

Digital SLR cameras put full control over the look of a picture in the photographer’s hands. You just need some basic know-how about how digital SLRs operate to get the photos you want out of your camera. This 50 minute instructional video Photography for Dummies training course introduces you to the basics of digital SLR photography, from switching lenses to selecting exposure settings to when to use the camera’s flash. It also shows you how to apply that knowl­edge to take great action shots, landscapes, portraits, and more!

Take this ultimate Photography for Dummies SLR Cameras for Dummies course right now and learn photography basics with SLR camera.

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Getting to Know Your Digital SLR

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Discovering DSLR Advantage

So you've bought a dSLR camera! Congratulations! Start out by learning all the options that interchangeable lenses offer, and how your dSLR enables you to get sharper shots and never miss a moment of the action.

2
Photo Terms Worth Remembering

What does dSLR stand for? What's a prime lens? How about white balance, ISO, and noise? Learn the basic photography terms and you'll be on your way to getting better photos every time you point your camera.

3
Memory Cards & Storage

The memory cards you choose are determined by the type of camera you have and what you plan to shoot. Find out the advantages of each, and also get advice on permanent photo storage.

4
Staying Focused

Focus is perhaps the most important element of picture-taking. Learn how to decide when to use manual focus, when to stick with automatic, and how to choose among the various autofocus modes. 

5
Choosing Lenses

Accessory lenses can do a lot to enhance your photography. Discover what each does so you can decide what you'd like to have in your camera bag.

6
Effective use of Flash

Flash photography can be tough to master, and some of the settings can be confusing. This lesson shows the settings and the effects you can obtain from each.

Setting Camera Controls

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Choosing a File Format

RAW, JPEG, or TIFF? Here's what each file format offers and how to decide which one is best for your purposes.

2
Choosing Exposure Modes

Your dSLR gives you more options than simply auto or manual exposure control. Learn to manage aperture, shutter speed, and ISO, and share control with the camera by using programmed exposure. 

3
Getting Creative with Exposure

Exposure is the key to photos that say something. Practice using depth of field and shutter speed to create unique images, freeze action, and capture a mood.

4
Controlling Color

The different colors of light affect the colors you see. White balance controls let you achieve true colors; this lesson shows you how to make the most of color.

Composing Great Photos

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Composing a Photo

What do you want your image to convey? What's the most important element in it? What part does the background play? See how the answers to these questions plus the "rule of thirds" guide the composition of your photo.

2
Capturing Action Shots

Learn to banish blur — unless that's the effect you're going for — and freeze  your subjects in motion for thrilling  sports shots.

3
Shooting Portraits

Discover the settings that will produce the classic portrait and see how to use background and flash to your advantage.

4
Taking Close-Up Shots

Sometimes, tiny details make great photos. Camera settings make the difference when getting great close-ups; this lesson gets you set up.

5
Taking Landscape Photos

Landscape photos can be tricky; there's more than one "best way" to get a good shot. Controlling depth of field is key to great landscapes and cityscapes. Learn how in this lesson.

The Part of Tens

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Ten Composition Tips

Ten logical things to do to get great composition with every shot.

2
Ten Travel Photo Tips

Great suggestions for things you shouldn't leave home without, shots you won't want to miss, and an inexpensive way to protect your camera from the elements.

Digital SLR Cameras and Photography For Dummies Bonus Chapter

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David Busch's Top 5 Digital SLR Features
Bestselling Dummies and digital photography author David Busch's top 5 digital SLR features are highlighted here.
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