Mastering Photography

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To those of you new to photography, your digital camera is bound to seem complicated. There are so many controls and buttons. How do you know which ones to use? The truth is that you don’t have to know what every single function on your camera does in order to take great photos. You just need an understanding of the fundamentals, and an eye for a good photo. To help you learn I wrote Mastering Photography – the simple guide you’ve been looking for that teaches you how to use your digital camera.

Mastering Photography is written for you:

  • It explains how to use a digital camera in language a complete beginner can easily understand.
  • It has depth – you will come back to Mastering Photography time and again as your understanding of photography improves.
  • It keeps things simple and shows you only the controls on your camera that you need to use.
  • It is full of big, colorful and inspirational photos.
  • It explains why composition, an appreciation of beautiful light and post-processing are just as important to creative photographers as knowing which buttons to press and modes to use.
  • It has an entire section that explains the story and techniques behind the photos in the ebook.

Mastering Photography ebook

What you will learn

  • What the creative triangle is, and why creative photographers know that photography is about more than selecting which buttons to press on the camera.
  • How to move out of your camera’s fully automatic exposure modes and take control of your camera’s settings.
  • What your camera’s Mode Dial does, and why you only need to know how to use Programmed Auto (P), Aperture Priority (A) and Shutter Priority (S) modes.
  • The role of aperture, shutter speed and ISO in obtaining the optimum exposure.
  • How to use the creative aspects of aperture, shutter speed and ISO to create beautiful photos.
  • How to prevent camera shake.
  • How to use Picture Controls.
  • What white balance is and why it matters.
  • Why the Raw format is so much easier to use than the JPEG format.
  • What the luminance histogram and highlight alert are and how to use them to make sure your photos are well exposed.

Mastering Photography ebook

The Bundle

Buy the Mastering Photography Bundle (shown below) for just $53 – a saving of $29 on the individual prices.

Mastering Photography six ebook bundle

The Guarantee

I’m so confident that my ebooks will help improve your photography that I give you an unconditional guarantee. If, for any reason, you’re not satisfied with your purchase just let me know within two months and I’ll refund the purchase price in full, no questions asked.

Mastering Photography

Title: Mastering Photography: A Beginner’s Guide to Using Digital Cameras

Length: 100 double page spreads

Words: approx 28,000

Format: PDF. You can view Mastering Photography using free Adobe reader software on any PC or tablet. You can also read Mastering Photography on the iPad using iBooks – the eBook has been optimised for iPad viewing.

Contents:

Introduction

The Creative Triangle
Behind The Photo
Steel Wool Spinning Explained
A Stylish Portrait
A Peaceful Landscape

Find Your Way Around the Mode Dial

Finding the Mode Dial
Automatic Exposure Modes
Taking Control
Camera settings
Aperture
What Aperture Does
Measuring Aperture
Shutter Speed
What Shutter Speed Does
ISO
What ISO Does
The Exposure Triangle
Exposure In Action
Using Programmed Auto (P)
Using Aperture Priority (A)
Using Shutter Priority (S)
Preventing Camera Shake
More About the Mode Dial
Recap (The Mode Dial)

Picture Style
Keeping Picture Styles Simple
The Picture Style settings
The Monochrome Picture Style
Picture Style Tips

White Balance
White Balance In-Camera
Keeping White Balance Simple

Color Management And Calibrating Your Monitor

Understanding The Histogram
The Highlight Alert
Exposure compensation

Conclusion
Photo settings
Glossary

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