Mastering Digital SLR Photography

Posted By: Trixter

David D. Busch, “Mastering Digital SLR Photography”

Course Technology PTR | ISBN 1592006051 | December 2004 | 280 Pages | 7,94 Mb

Greetings Photography Enthusiasts!

In the words of the author, "This book won’t cheat you. Unlike most of the “digital photography” books on the shelves, this one doesn’t waste half its chapters telling you how to overcome your digital camera’s shortcomings in Photoshop. There are a lot of great Photoshop books that can do that. No, the best part about the new breed of digital SLRs is that they have exciting new capabilities that will let you take great pictures in the camera, if you know how to use the tools at your fingertips. This book emphasizes digital photography rather than software. It shows you how to take compelling pictures and make great images using imaging technology, while taking into account the special strengths of digital SLR cameras. Whether you’re a snap-shooting tyro, or an experienced photographer moving into the digital SLR realm, you’ll find the knowledge you need here.
Every word in this book was written from the viewpoint of the serious photographer."

"Currently with no other book on digital SLR photography, photo enthusiasts have had to rely on books that concentrate only on aspects of the technology that are peripherally related to picture-taking. This book uniquely concentrates on creative techniques for the digital SLR photographer. Photography with Digital SLR and "SLR-like" cameras isn't exactly like conventional film SLR photography; nor is it exactly like digital photography with non-SLR cameras. DSLRs have special advantages, special features, and special problems that need to be addressed and embraced. In addition, users of these cameras tend to expect more from their photography and crave the kind of information that will let them wring every ounce of creativity out of their equipment. Anyone who has a Windows PC or Macintosh and a digital SLR camera will find advanced techniques in this book. Readers will cover various aspects of DSLRs including: why DSLRs work best for creative posing for group and individual portraits, using DSLRs to capture close-up scenes on the desktop using the digital camera's special capabilities, how to get great travel photos with a DSLR, and how to archive them when far from a computer."

P.S.: Does anyone have back issues of Digital Camera Magazine?
Also, if anyone has the ebook "Creative Black and White Photography: Advanced Camera and Darkroom Techniques" by Bernhard J. Suess, please post here or PM me. Your help would be most appreciated.