Idiot's Guides: Digital Photography by Shawn Frederick
Idiot's Guides (R): Digital Photography is not a book on using Photoshop to fix bad photos, nor is it a book loaded down with technical data telling readers which camera to buy. Instead, it's the simplest guide to becoming a better photographer and taking better pictures with any DSLR. Instead of focusing on complicated and quickly outdated discussions of things like gear or retouching software, readers learn the timeless principles of good photography, the essentials of every camera and lens, and how to use all that knowledge to take the shots they previously thought were only achievable by professional photographers. Readers learn how to set up every shot, avoid common mistakes, and do more with their pictures through unique and creative photography projects. Focused on making people better photographers, this full-color guide finally simplifies the process of taking great pictures by focusing on what people really need to know to take better pictures.