Arts & Photography
See the world differently through your new Nikon D5300
Your new Nikon D5300 digital SLR camera represents something about you. It shows that you want something more than a point-and-shoot camera has to offer. You want to take better photos. You want more control. You don't want to rely on editing to make beautiful photographs. Well, there's good news-you now have the right tool to make that happen! Now you need to learn how to use it. The Nikon D5300 ... Read More
Professional photography advice for D3000 beginners
The Nikon D3000 is Nikon's new entry-level camera. With the D3000, you get all the features of Nikon's older cameras along with an updated battery, larger monitor, and improved focus features. In addition, the D3000 also offers simpler menus to help first-time DSLR users.
Assuming no prior dSLR knowledge, veteran author Julie Adair King offers you a tour of the camera body, a hands-on how-to on all ... Read More
Jump into photography and the Nikon D5500 with this easy-to-read guide
Armed with the new Nikon D5500 digital camera, but don't know where to start? No problem! Nikon D5500 For Dummies is the definitive guide to helping newbies and aspiring photographers get up and running with this great DSLR camera. You'll dive right in to using your camera in automatic mode, then build on this basic knowledge by learning about manual settings, exposure, and more ... Read More
Your plain-English, full-color guide to the Nikon D7200
Your Nikon D7200 comes packed with enough power to satisfy even seasoned photographers. Unfortunately, it doesn't come with an easy guide on how to adjust the camera's settings to get the photos you want. That's where Nikon D7200 For Dummies comes in! Brimming with the tips, tricks, and friendly instruction you'd gain in a basic photography course, it shows you how to get the very most out of ... Read More
Take your best shot with your new Nikon D3300
Congratulations on your new Nikon D3300 DSLR! You probably want to get shooting right away, but first you need to know some basics about the controls and functions. Nikon D3300 For Dummies is your ultimate guide to your new camera, packed with everything you need to know to start taking beautiful photographs right out of the gate. Author Julie Adair King draws on a decade of experience in photography instruction ... Read More
Your Nikon D90 digital camera offers professional-quality features like 11-point autofocus, Live View, and the ability to shoot HD video. Take full advantage of every feature with Nikon D90 For Dummies! This fun and easy guide helps you understand and use all the dials and modes, manage photo size and quality, take creative control with manual settings, and share your images in print or online.
With this full-color book, getting great shots is a snap ... Read More
You've decided to upgrade from your old point-and-shoot by purchasing the compact and economical Nikon D60, an SLR model without all the bulk. Now, make the most of your new digital camera by actually learning how to use all those options and settings! Take advantage of external controls and learn how to navigate the camera menus to fully customize internal options so that you can capture, share, and print photographs like a professional. ... Read More
Tap into all the tools in one of the most popular DSLR cameras available and start shooting sensational images with your Nikon D3100 and this fun and easy-to-use app. From shooting in various modes to manipulating depth of field, adjusting aperture and shutter speed, controlling ISO, composing cool photos, and more, the Nikon D3100 Toolkit For Dummies app will help you unleash your creativity and focus on taking your best shots. Whether you’re a Nikon ... Read More
Get up and running on your Nikon D3200 with this easy to navigate digital guide that includes instructional videos, audio clips, shared notes, embedded links, and interactive images. No prior digital photography or dSLR knowledge needed, start taking great pictures with your new Nikon right from the beginning. Popular author and photographer instructor Julie Adair King shows you how to use all the settings, manage playback options, take control with ... Read More
The Nikon D7000 puts all of the top-of-the-line digital camera features at your fingertips. And, the Nikon D7000 Toolkit For Dummies has the help you need to make sure you don’t waste a single one! This handy app makes it easy to fine-tune focus, use all the camera modes, master exposure, prepare your camera to shoot different scenes, and balance ISO, aperture, shutter speed, and more. Take creative control of your images today and turn your simple ... Read More
The Nikon D40 and the D40x offer exciting new features that will enable you to take amazing digital photos. These compact cameras pack a big punch at a great price! With Nikon D40/D40x For Dummies, you’ll discover what each bell and whistle on your camera does so that you can confidently know when, where, why and how to put each feature to its best use.
This friendly full-color guide translates all of those techie words in your Nikon manual into plain ... Read More
The know-how you need to get the most out of your Nikon D300s
The Nikon D300s is packed with pro features at a consumer price of less than $2,000, making it a camera both pro and beginning photographers will be looking to scoop up. Newcomers to the D300s can rely on this easy-to-understand book to guide them through the essentials of the camera's controls and how to adjust them in order to get results you want. ... Read More
A friendly guide to the Olympus E-PL1, the latest trend in digital cameras
Hybrids offer the flexibility of interchangeable lenses and a large sensor in a smaller body. The Olympus E-PL1 lightens your load without sacrificing shooting power and this fun and friendly guide helps you better understand your camera's controls, features, and potential. Veteran author Julie Adair King presents you with examples on how to use your camera's main functions ... Read More
J.R.R. Tolkien's novels of Middle-earth – The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, and The Silmarillian – have become some of the most famous, and most beloved, literary works of the twentieth century. And the Lord of the Rings films by director Peter Jackson have re-ignited interest in Tolkien and his works, as well as introduced his stories to a new generation of fans.
Even if you've never read the novels and have only seen the films, you know ... Read More
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Paper Engineering & Pop-ups For Dummies covers a wide range of projects, from greeting cards to freestanding models. Easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions and dozens of accompanying diagrams help readers not only to complete the diverse projects in the book, but also master the skills necessary to apply their own creativity and create new projects, beyond the book's pages. ... Read More
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The latest tips and techniques for working with pastels - in full color
Pastels offer bright colors, a great level of portability, and no drying time - plus they're relatively inexpensive and can be used to draw and paint on almost any surface. Pastels For Dummies covers the many aspects of this exciting medium, from the fundamentals of choosing the right materials to step-by-step projects, including landscapes, abstracts, and portraits. Inside you'll ... Read More
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Your personal photographs have a worth that can’t be measured in dollars and cents. They’re likely the one thing you would grab on the way out of a burning house – an irreplaceable record of the life you lead, of friends and family, and of the occasions with which you mark passing years.
The funny thing is, most people aren’t entirely happy with their photographs. And that's where Photography For Dummies ... Read More
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There’s a reason Photoshop is the world’s industry standard in image-editing software – the depth and breadth of the program is unheralded. Photoshop immediately sucks you in with its easy-to-use interface and powerful tools and commands. It is so feature-rich that you soon begin to lose track of time and start blowing off your commitments just to try one more thing.
Photoshop 7 All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies ... Read More
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Adobe Photoshop is arguably the most comprehensive and popular photo editor around. Here are a couple of reasons why: When you work in Photoshop, you're not drawing from scratch; you're editing photos. Secondly, the program keeps you interested with a depth of capabilities that few pieces of software can match. Unlike other computer programs that have caught on like wildfire over the years, Photoshop is both powerful and absorbing. ... Read More
Your one-stop Photoshop reference, filled with the latest tips and techniques
There’s a reason why Photoshop is the industry standard for image-editing software. But it’s also that big, Photoshop has so many facets and features that a handy one-stop guide is exactly what you need. And you’ll love the “Putting It Together” exercises that give you hands-on experience – in rich, full color! ... Read More
This latest version of Photoshop has a few new tricks up its sleeve and Adobe Photoshop CS4 For Dummies will teach you how to use them. From the basics like getting your images into and out of Photoshop to enhancing, cropping, and color correction, it’s all here!
You’ll get all of the basics of digital images and master the importing and exporting of images. You’ll find out how to create easy enhancements like adding shadows and highlights and making ... Read More
Create your photo vision with Photoshop Elements 10
Photoshop Elements is the top selling consumer photo editing software and Adobe continues to add innovative features that allow digital photo enthusiasts to do it all. This value-packed reference combines nine content-rich minibooks in one complete package. User-friendly and detailed, it covers the key features and tools that beginner and experienced users need to create high-quality images for print ... Read More
Improve your photos with the exciting new version of Photoshop Elements
Photoshop Elements has come a long way from its early days as Photoshop’s low-end cousin. Now a feature-rich editing program popular with professionals as well as hobbyist photographers, Elements boasts versatile tools and capabilities. With these self-contained minibooks, you’ll learn to make the most of every feature of Photoshop Elements 8. ... Read More
Photoshop Elements 7 is a sophisticated image-editing program for hobbyists, amateur photographers, and professionals alike. Whether you’re new to Elements or looking for the details on the newest version, Photoshop Elements 7 All-in-One For Dummiesgets you up to speed and offers a handy, full-color reference.
Nine convenient minibooks cover everything you need to know about image editing, sharing files, and creating projects with Elements 7. They ... Read More
Make ordinary photos extraordinary with Photoshop Elements 13
Whether you prefer to snap shots on your smartphone or never leave home without your DSLR, chances are you have way more photos than you ever dreamed possible. With the help of Photoshop Elements 13 All-in-One For Dummies, you can edit those photos and turn them into stunning works of art. The book will help you get to know the key features of Photoshop Elements, including examining the ... Read More