Product Description

At last – there’s a way for beginners to learn SLR photography without getting overwhelmed with jargon and irrelevant technical details!

If you want learning photography to be fun and straightforward, then you’ve come to the right place.

Expert tutors Claire Gillo and James Paterson take you through everything you need to know to get started with your first digital SLR.

Through 40 easy, no-nonsense video lessons, Claire and James explain everything from taking your camera out of the box and attaching all the accessories, to how its dials and menus work.

With no jargon to confuse matters and friendly in-the-field demonstrations covering portraits, landscapes, taking photos of children and low-light shooting, Teach yourself Photography is exactly what you need to get the best from your new camera.

Please note: this product is for complete beginners and therefore not suited to photographers who have mastered the basics.


FULL CONTENTS…

SETTING UP YOUR NEW CAMERA

1. Get your new SLR out of the box

2. A guide to batteries

3. Memory cards explained

4. How to fit a lens to your camera

5. A guided tour of your camera

 

THE BASICS EXPLAINED

6. A guide to the menu system

7. How to hold your SLR correctly

8. Making sense of lenses

9. Take your first photo

10. Transfer images from camera

 

TAKE YOUR FIRST PHOTO

11. Frame your photos to perfection

12. When to use the Automatic modes

13. Autofocusing with your SLR 

14. Quality settings explained

15. How to use Preview mode

 

PORTRAITURE MADE EASY

16. A guide to the Scene modes

17. Produce picture perfect portraits

18. How to blur a background

19. Use autofocus points for sharper shots

20. How to light a portrait

 

LANDSCAPES MADE EASY

21. A guide to composition: Part 1

22. A guide to composition: Part 2

23. An introduction to landscape lighting

24. How to sharpen your scenes

25. Take control of your exposures

 

HOW TO PHOTOGRAPH KIDS

26. Lighting at home made easy

27. Add pizzazz with picture styles

28. How to avoid unwanted blur

29. Capture action-packed pictures

30. Top tips for photographing children

 

LOW LIGHT TIPS AND TRICKS

31. What is ISO and how does it affect exposure?

32. Get supported with a tripod

33. Your SLR's pop-up flash explained 

34. White balance explained

35. Shoot amazing light trails

 

START TAKING CONTROL

36. Take control in P mode

37. Get to grips with the mode dial

38. The basics of exposure

39. Get to grips with M mode

40. More on lenses


*DVD-ROM works on Windows PCs and Macs 

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