Photography Books

From the massive daguerreotype camera first built in 1839 to the mini digital cameras of today, photography has come a long way. Learn more about this fantastic hobby and profession with our up-to-date articles.

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Nikon Z fc For Dummies

Published 04-11-2022

This book takes you on a comprehensive and user-friendly tour of the Nikon Z fc camera, and shows you how to get the most of it. It covers the camera's controls and buttons, settings, and all of its automatic and manual options. Also included are easy-to-follow instructions on tried-and-tested photography techniques.

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Android Smartphone Photography For Dummies

Published 11-09-2021

<p><b>Wait&mdash;you&nbsp;took that amazing picture?&nbsp;</b></p> <p>Taking a photo is as simple as point and click. Taking a good photo takes a bit more&nbsp;know-how, and&nbsp;<i>Android&nbsp;Smartphone&nbsp;Photography&nbsp;For&nbsp;Dummies</i>&nbsp;is your quick-and-easy guide.&nbsp;No matter what model of Android phone you have, this book teaches you to&nbsp;produce high-quality images using the&nbsp;powerhouse&nbsp;camera&nbsp;you&nbsp;carry in&nbsp;your&nbsp;pocket every day.&nbsp;You&rsquo;ll learn the&nbsp;photography techniques&nbsp;pros use, like how to recognize beautiful outdoor lightning, how to capture moving subjects, and how to make stuff look&nbsp;good.&nbsp;</p> <p>Whatever kind of photos you want to take, this book will help you identify the gear and the apps you need for stunning results. With Dummies as your friendly instructor, you&rsquo;ll be wowing your friends and family before you know it.&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Explore your phone&rsquo;s camera, including little-known advanced features that will make a big difference in your images&nbsp;</li> <li>Figure out how to edit your pictures, correct lighting imbalances, apply neat filters, remove blemishes, and more&nbsp;</li> <li>Learn the basic principles of photography and apply your knowledge to outdoor photography, action shots, and still life&nbsp;</li> <li>Plus: capture video, organize your images, share photos online, choose a phone tripod, and protect your camera from the elements&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p>Dummies makes it easy for Android users of all skill levels to morph into masterful image-makers.&nbsp;</p>

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Canon EOS Rebel T8i/850D For Dummies

Published 12-15-2020

<p><b>Learn to take gorgeous photos with this beginner-friendly guide to&nbsp;dSLR&nbsp;photography&nbsp;</b></p> <p>The Canon EOS Rebel T8i/850D&nbsp;dSLR&nbsp;camera has dozens of features&nbsp;that can help you take beautiful and striking photos. But if you&rsquo;re new to photography, where do you begin?&nbsp;And is it possible to get up to speed quickly, without a lot of technical knowledge?&nbsp;</p> <p>Absolutely!&nbsp;In&nbsp;<i>Canon EOS Rebel T8i/850D For Dummies</i>, expert photography educator Julie King&nbsp;draws&nbsp;on her years of&nbsp;experience as she&nbsp;walks you through the&nbsp;ins and outs&nbsp;of photography and your Canon camera.&nbsp;Julie skips the technical jargon and gives you the info you need in plain language, guiding you through everything from&nbsp;shooting your first photos in auto mode&nbsp;to&nbsp;taking full control of your camera&rsquo;s features.&nbsp;</p> <p>In the book you&rsquo;ll:&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Take the fast track to stunning stills&nbsp;with&nbsp;camera setup, picture settings, and Canon&rsquo;s Auto Mode&nbsp;</li> <li>Customize your picture taking experience by taking control of settings like exposure&nbsp;and&nbsp;focus&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li>Access and organize your new picture library both on your camera and&nbsp;your&nbsp;computer&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p>Perfect for anyone who&rsquo;s just received a Canon EOS Rebel and doesn&rsquo;t know where to begin,&nbsp;this book will also earn a place in the libraries of more seasoned photographers who want to&nbsp;unlock everything this great camera has to offer.&nbsp;</p>

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Digital SLR Photography All-in-One For Dummies

Published 11-24-2020

<p><b>Click your way to stunning digital images with this&nbsp;thorough&nbsp;resource!&nbsp;</b></p> <p>With the&nbsp;six mini-guides in&nbsp;<i>Digital SLR Photography All-in-One&nbsp;For&nbsp;Dummies</i>, you&rsquo;ve got&nbsp;the six ingredients you need to cook up some fantastic photos.&nbsp;This book will&nbsp;help you make friends with&nbsp;your&nbsp;dSLR&nbsp;whether&nbsp;it&rsquo;s&nbsp;the latest&nbsp;model&nbsp;or&nbsp;an older&nbsp;hand-me-down. Together, you&rsquo;ll find the perfect angles, exposure,&nbsp;and lighting&nbsp;to&nbsp;capture&nbsp;magical images.&nbsp;</p> <p>It wouldn&rsquo;t be digital photography without a bit of tech&mdash;SD cards, file transfers,&nbsp;resolution,&nbsp;and a few other things you might have never encountered before you picked up a&nbsp;dSLR. With this book, you can&nbsp;become a&nbsp;camera-wrangler extraordinaire,&nbsp;getting your shots and using digital editing tools to help them look&nbsp;their best.&nbsp;Now you have&nbsp;the tools you need&nbsp;to start building your portfolio&mdash;including some friendly advice on which images to include! Get out there and get shooting!&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Explore your camera&rsquo;s features&nbsp;and&nbsp;settings, then pick the&nbsp;perfect lenses for your photography style&nbsp;</li> <li>Learn how to make beautiful images&nbsp;by controlling the&nbsp;key components of&nbsp;exposure&nbsp;--&nbsp;aperture, shutter speed,&nbsp;and ISO&nbsp;settings&nbsp;</li> <li>Light your shots perfectly&nbsp;with or without&nbsp;a flash or other lighting equipment&nbsp;</li> <li>Use digital tools to make your photos shine and create an outstanding portfolio&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p>Upgrading to a digital SLR is a sign that you're serious about becoming a better photographer.&nbsp;Let this chummy Dummies guide, well, guide&nbsp;you as you become an image maker!&nbsp;</p>

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Nikon D780 For Dummies

Published 07-28-2020

<p><b>Join the&nbsp;</b><b>photographers who turn to the&nbsp;<i>For Dummies</i>&nbsp;series for useful guidance</b>&nbsp;</p> <p><i>Nikon D780 For Dummies</i>&nbsp;provides Nikon D780 users and owners with in-depth knowledge and practical advice about&nbsp;how to&nbsp;get great shots with their powerful camera. Written by professional photographer Doug Sahlin, this&nbsp;book&nbsp;gives&nbsp;quick and convenient answers to Nikon D780 users&rsquo; most frequent and pressing questions.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><i>Nikon D780 For Dummies</i>&nbsp;covers&nbsp;the topics you&rsquo;ll need to&nbsp;get started with&nbsp;your new D780 camera. The book&nbsp;includes&nbsp;clear guidance on topics like:&nbsp;</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Exploring the Nikon D780 body&nbsp;</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Getting to know the settings options&nbsp;</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Seeing results from auto modes&nbsp;</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Taking control of exposure&nbsp;</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Looking into lens options&nbsp;</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Using&nbsp;the flash effectively&nbsp;</p> <p>Written in the straightforward and pragmatic style known and loved by&nbsp;<i>For Dummies&nbsp;</i>readers around the world,&nbsp;<i>Nikon D780 For Dummies</i>&nbsp;is perfect for people just starting out&nbsp;with digital SLR photography&nbsp;as well as those who know their way around a camera.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>

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Canon EOS 90D For Dummies

Published 02-05-2020

<p><b>Get excited about the Canon EOS 90D and all it can do!</b></p> <p>An amazing photo begins with a quality camera and the know-how to use it. If you&rsquo;ve selected the Canon EOS 90D, you now have a digital camera that serves a range of photographers, from novices to professionals. It takes some know-how to take advantage of the camera&rsquo;s upgrades to its sensor, shutter speed, and video capabilities. Fortunately, <i>Canon EOS 90D For Dummies </i>canhelp you maximize the potential of the camera and its features.</p> <p><i>Canon EOS 90D For Dummies </i>lets you skip the photography class and start shooting high-quality images right away The book introduces the camera&rsquo;s settings; explains how to take control of exposure, focus, and color; and shows how to put all this new-found knowledge to work to shoot great portraits or action shots. The book is co-written by a pair of photography pros who share their professional experience on how to apply simple techniques for great shots.</p> <ul> <li>Choose the best setting for your situation</li> <li>Manage focus and color</li> <li>Make the most of your lighting</li> <li>Understand camera settings</li> <li>Customize your camera to your needs</li> </ul> <p>Create remarkable photos and memories, whether you stick with user-friendly automatic settings or decide to dive into more advanced features. With your Canon EOS 90D and this book at your side, you can shoot quality video and capture moving subjects confidently.</p>

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Digital Photography For Dummies

Published 02-05-2020

<p><b>Photographers! Your guide is here!</b></p> <p>The demand for high-quality photographs is higher than ever. Whether you&rsquo;re building your influencer rating online, capturing the moments of a child&rsquo;s life, or are looking for ways to improve your skills, photography know-how is a must-have skill.&nbsp;</p> <p><i>Digital Photography For Dummies</i> helps you do more than pointing, shooting, and hoping for the best or slapping a filter on a camera phone shot. This book introduces you to the camera settings and techniques that separate okay pictures from frame-worthy portraits. It then explains how to apply those skills to capturing your own portraits, landscape shots, and high-action photos.&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Develop a better eye for image composition</li> <li>Discover how to light photos better, including using natural light</li> <li>Learn to get quick results in auto settings or take full control in manual mode</li> <li>Discover the elements of exposure and how they influence the final product</li> <li>Find instructions on taking a formal or casual portrait</li> <li>Apply basic editing techniques to finalize your image</li> </ul> <p>Go beyond photo apps and apply the techniques pros use for their images.</p>

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Nikon D3500 For Dummies

Published 01-14-2019

<p><b>Use your Nikon D3500 camera like the pros</b></p> <p>Capturing frame-worthy photos is no easy feat &mdash;&nbsp;until now! Inside, author Julie King shares her experience as a professional photographer and photography teacher to help you get picture-perfect landscapes, portraits, action shots, and more with your Nikon D3500 digital SLR camera.&nbsp;</p> <p>It takes more than a good eye and an amazing camera to get shots like the pros. With the help of <i>Nikon D3500 For Dummies</i>, you&rsquo;ll find all the expert advice and know-how you need to unlock your camera&rsquo;s capabilities to their fullest potential. From working with the basics of lighting and exposure to making sense of your camera&rsquo;s fanciest features, you&rsquo;ll be snapping professional-grade photos in a flash!</p> <ul> <li>Learn the five essential options for shooting quality photos</li> <li>Understand the settings that control exposure</li> <li>Take charge of color and focus features</li> <li>Put your skills together to shoot portraits, close-ups, and action shots&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p>Whether you&rsquo;re shooting in automatic mode, scene mode, or manual mode, you&rsquo;ll get all the guidance you need to take photos you&rsquo;ll be proud to share.</p>

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Canon EOS Rebel T7/2000D For Dummies

Published 08-21-2018

<p><b>A photography class&mdash;in a book!</b></p> <p>Your Canon EOS Rebel T7/1400D provides enough camera power to take the pro-style shots you've dreamed of shooting&mdash;and this book shows you how. <i>Canon EOS Rebel T7/1400D For Dummies </i>bridges the gap between taking quick shots in auto mode and taking charge of the settings that offer full control of your pictures' focus, color, and light balance.</p> <p>Take a peek inside to discover all the expert tips and tricks to take brag-worthy portraits, action shots, and close-ups&mdash;in a flash. No matter your subject, you&rsquo;ll get all the know-how and instruction you need to get the picture-perfect shot every time.</p> <ul> <li>Get started with automatic and creative modes</li> <li>Take full control of exposure to achieve better results</li> <li>Understand the settings that control light and color</li> <li>Follow steps on properly using flash</li> </ul> <p>Even if you&rsquo;ve never picked up a DSLR camera, this friendly guide makes it fast and easy to unlock all your powerful Canon has to offer!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

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Nikon D7500 For Dummies

Published 10-23-2017

<p><b>Your guide to capturing that perfect shot</b></p> <p>The Nikon D7500 has created a buzz in the photography community, gaining recognition for its appealing combination of high-end features and compact size. If you&rsquo;re upgrading your existing dSLR or even purchasing your very first camera, <i>Nikon D7500 For Dummies</i> will help you feel like a pro in no time.</p> <p>This book highlights the importance of understanding all of the basic features of your new camera, before diving into insights about how to take top-notch photos. You&rsquo;ll learn about when and how to use flash, understand exposure, and control focus and depth of field. There is also information on taking expert action, close-up, and landscape shots, and how to access and download those photo files. Photography is a great way to capture lifelong memories, and this book makes it easy to get started.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Learn photography terminology</li> <li>Shoot, view, and trim movies</li> <li>Master color controls</li> <li>Discover ways to customize your camera</li> </ul> <p>Don&rsquo;t just settle for auto mode; take advantage of all the D7500&rsquo;s amazing features with the help of <i>Nikon D7500 For Dummies!</i></p>

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