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Take Your Best Shots

O'Reilly Releases "Digital Photography Pocket Guide, 3rd Edition" (August 29, 2005)

Most digital cameras today come fully loaded with a variety of features designed to make the photo taking experience more rewarding. A vast majority of users don't realize the amazing capabilities packed into their digital cameras and many of the features lie buried and unused, mostly because they are overlooked.  In the latest edition of the best-selling "Digital Photography Pocket Guide" (O'Reilly, US $14.95), author Derrick Story shows readers how to discover the hidden potential in their cameras so they can improve their ability to take and share beautiful photographs--from close-up shots, portraits, panoramas, and night shots, to printing, archiving and posting on the web.

"Digital photography is more fun than ever thanks to new features such as printing directly to portable printers and making short movies you can share right on the spot," says Story. "I've designed this book to make great photography easy.  The third edition has a completely new design, new photos, and more tips than ever. I think you're going to really like this book."

The "Digital Photography Pocket Guide" is written in a friendly, accessible style and designed in the format of a handbook with full-color illustrations and photos. The book also includes a handy appendix that serves as a quick reference guide for a variety of camera settings. It steps readers through three key areas:

-What is it? -Become better acquainted with the camera--provides a   detailed tour of a digital camera's basic components and features with   names, definitions, and descriptions for each. -What Does it Do? -Improve your shots--a practical "how to" section   empowers the user with details on how to use each of the features   resulting in sharper execution and better photos. -How Do I? -Learn more than a dozen important camera techniques--take   great outdoor portraits, action shots, learn when to use flash, take   photos in museums, self-portraits, how to share pictures on the web,   present a slideshow, and more.

The "Digital Photography Pocket Guide" is a great must-take-along guide and reference tool for any picture taking excursion or event.

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