Even the simplest, most compact digital camera is capable of taking magazine-quality shots, once the user has a working knowledge of its features. In Digital Photography Principles: The Camera, Derrick Story shows how to master and take advantage of everything from basic resolution settings to the latest imaging technologies. He teaches even beginning digital photographers how to apply techniques that will have friends asking, "How was that shot taken-"
1. Foundations Camera sensors Depth of field Shutter speed Camera size
2. Choosing the Right Camera for the Job Your camera manual Anatomy of a compact camera Anatomy of a DSLR camera Anatomy of a mobile device
3. Compacts: Basic Features and Components The lens The shutter release The LCD and rear controls Power and memory
4. DSLRs: Basic Features and Components The lens: Prime vs. zoom 01:20 The lens: Stabilization 01:46 The lens: Maximum aperture 01:23 Lens filters and hoods 01:53 Shutter release 00:46 Zoom Lenses 01:12 Top panel controls 01:13 LCD and rear controls 01:54 Power and memory 01:22
5. Exposure Modes Core exposure modes Scene modes in compact cameras Zone exposure modes in DSLRs Exposure compensation Exposure bracketing
6. Lighting Controls Metering patterns ISO speed White balance Histograms