At this time only four of my photography eBooks are also available in Printed Versions, but I am in the process of adding printed versions for the 6 books of the Finely Focused Photography Books Series.  These make great reference books.

Paperback Books

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When I first decided to become a professional photographer I was astonished by the things that I didn’t know and the terminology that was unfamiliar to me.  Much of this was the result of the advancement of digital technology.  There are many aspects of digital photography that were not a part of film photography or were handled differently.  For example, Color Space is a fairly recent concept that applies to digital images and although ISO is a carry-over from the days of film photography it is easier to manage with digital technology. 

Another term that came up frequently was RAW. I read about a dozen books on digital photography before I discovered what it means.  In retrospect, I could have easily found a definition through Wikipedia but at the time I had no idea where to look.

As I moved from film photography to digital, I kept notes on what I had learned.  Digital Photography Like a Pro! is based on those notes.  Its purpose is to save others from the long and frustrating process that I experienced.

Any serious photographer will eventually learn everything in this book. You have an opportunity to learn it quickly and easily in just a few hours. 

With very little time and effort you can be well on your way to taking better pictures consistently – shooting Like a Pro! Properly EXPOSING your images by confidently adjusting APERTURE, SHUTTER SPEED, and ISO will no longer be sources of stress. Photography Equipment and Editing Software will lose their mystique, and your confidence will be greatly enhanced.

Click on the following link to go to Amazon.com Digital Photography Like a Pro!

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Arguably, the most intimidating aspect of photography, for most people, is the Aperture setting.

Because of this, many people buy expensive cameras and use them like point-and-shoot cameras. They never go beyond the automatic settings.  Although the automatic settings on many digital cameras produce very impressive photos, the true art of photography comes from mastering manual settings.  When you control Aperture and Shutter Speed yourself rather than depending on the camera, you begin to understand how the various settings interact and relate to each other.

Mastering Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO and Exposure will take the intimidation out of manual settings.  Once you understand the Exposure Triangle and how factors interact you will know how to handle tricky lighting situations and optimize normal situations.

Your learning will be enhanced and accelerated by the numerous images and charts that are used to explain key concepts.

Click on the following link to go to Amazon.com Mastering Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO and Exposure: How They Interact and Affect Each Other




 

DP 101

Mastering Digital Cameras is the first book in a three-part series written with beginners in mind.

By this, I mean that these books are quite comprehensive but they do not assume any prior knowledge of photography or photographic terminology.

In this first book, you will learn something about the history of cameras and how digital photography evolved from film photography.  You will gain insight into the inner workings of cameras of all types and sizes.  You will begin to understand what is universal and what is unique to individual cameras.  This information should help you make better purchase decisions.

If you are not familiar with DSLR cameras, you will be and you will understand why these are the cameras of choice for most professional photographers. 

One of the things that make DSLRs so popular and versatile is their ability to change lenses.  Mastering Digital Cameras has a rather comprehensive chapter on interchangeable lenses.  This chapter addresses the various types of lenses and when to use them.

A brief chapter on exposure and another on miscellaneous topics of interest round out the discussion of digital cameras.  At this point you will have a strong foundation for understanding the Art of Photography which will be the second book of the series.  The third and final book of the series will address photo editing software.


Click on the following link to go to Amazon.com Mastering Digital Cameras: An Illustrated Guidebook for Absolute Beginners (Digital Photography 101) (Volume 1)





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