Best-selling Books by Michele & Tom Grimm
What are the best ways to shoot, enhance, and share your digital pictures? The answers are found in a brand-new handbook, THE BASIC BOOK OF DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY, by Tom Grimm and Michele Grimm (Plume/Penguin; $24.00 U.S./$30.00 Canada), which was published in October, 2009.
Filled with 400 illustrative photos and lively text, the 528-page book comes from two of the field’s most established authorities who guided earlier generations of photographers with their best-selling classic, The Basic Book of Photography, now in its fifth edition.
Whether using a simple point-and-shoot camera or an advanced SLR (single lens reflex) model, the Grimms’ new book takes you through the steps to improve, display, print, and preserve your digital images. The authors answer all your questions about the mechanics of digital cameras – including shooting modes, exposure settings, and flash use – so you can become more creative and have pride in all your pictures.
The Grimms also explain everything from megapixels to memory cards, image sensors, white balance, ISO, shutter delay, file formats, and much more. All the terms that are unique to digital photography are defined in an extensive glossary.
You’ll learn how to print your own photos, put together a snazzy slideshow, show off your pictures on the Internet, shoot successfully with a cell phone camera, and back up favorite images for posterity.
In addition to the Grimms’ guidelines for creative composition, they give special shooting techniques for making panoramic pictures, photographing fireworks, capturing infrared images, getting great close-up shots, and taking your digital camera underwater.
The authors also emphasize that you can join in the exciting world of digital photography without giving up your film cameras. They explain how negatives, slides, and prints can be scanned at home or by a neighborhood photofinisher to convert your film or print images to digital image files. With a home computer, those digitized photo images can then be sent as E-mail to family and friends, or posted on an Internet website for everyone to see. By using the computer’s printer, you can also make large and small photo prints. And your photographs can be preserved by copying the digital image files onto a CD or DVD.
Whether you are new to digital photography or have been shooting for several years, you’ll discover THE BASIC BOOK OF DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY is the most comprehensive and readable reference for all your photographic pursuits.
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This book is a companion to the Grimms' earlier best-selling handbook, The Basic Book of Photography (see below).
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OUTSTANDING PHOTOS ARE ONLY STEPS AWAY WITH THE 5TH EDITION OF THIS CLASSIC GUIDE
Should you buy a film camera or a digital camera, and what are the best ways to use it? You'll find the answers in the fifth revision of THE BASIC BOOK OF PHOTOGRAPHY, by Tom Grimm and Michele Grimm (Plume/Penguin; $25.00 U.S./$31.00 Canada). This venerable guide has been the best-selling handbook for amateur and expert photographers for the past 35 years and has sold more than 400,000 copies.
The greatly expanded 5th edition – with 672 pages and 395 illustrative photos – features the technologies and techniques for both innovative digital and traditional film photography.
Beginning with the elements of composition and how you can apply them to create the most striking photographs, Michele and Tom Grimm explain everything you need to know about the equipment to use – including cameras, lenses, flash units, filters, and important accessories.
Whether you choose a 35mm single lens reflex (SLR), compact, single-use, instant, or digital camera, you’ll learn all the features of these various cameras and how to operate them successfully. Lens openings (f/stops), shutter speeds, focusing controls, exposure metering systems, and all the other camera adjustments are explained in detail.
Special sections of this definitive guide are devoted to lighting techniques, travel photography, digital imaging, processing films and making prints in your own darkroom, and various ways to display your photographs, including on the Internet.
An all-inclusive glossary of photographic terms makes THE BASIC BOOK OF PHOTOGRAPHY of extra value to all photographers, whether a beginning snapshooter or an experienced pro. You'll discover that this guide is a wonderful reference for any photographic question, and it will help you become the photographer you have always wanted to be.
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