CAIRO BOOKS's Description
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 comes in. You don't need a fancy
camera with multiple, removable lenses to get good pictures. The problem is,
nearly every book on photography assumes that you're using one. But this book
assumes that you're using a point-and-shoot camera for all your pictures . In
fact, this may be the most complete guide available for taking pictures with a
modern point-and-shoot camera.
This revised edition of Photography For Dummies helps you choose film (much
simpler than you’d think), load film into the camera (no big sweat), and
understand how to hold the camera (yes, there are right and wrong ways). You'll
also discover tips about dealing with your photofinisher – a far more important
factor in getting good results than most people realize, especially in the
digital age. What's more, you'll gain insight into Working with your camera,
and how different settings make your camera do different things Understanding
the importance of light in a photograph, and applying design strategies that
make your subjects stand out Getting shots that both flatter people and capture
their personalities Shooting landscapes, and the special considerations of
travel photography Taking pictures filmlessly, and the pleasures and pitfalls
of digital photography Troubleshooting your camera, and discovering what do try
if it won't shoot
Today’s point-and-shoot cameras are remarkably reliable devices. So why aren’t
your pictures better? The main secret to better photographs is knowing what to
shoot, when to shoot it, and how to shoot it. You need Photography For Dummies,
because it lets you in on this secret.