Learning the art of Photography with Popular Cameras from Nikon and Canon

by Fred Showker

picking the best books for identity branding Cameras these days have gotten more and more complicated and the turf once reserved for trained professionals now befalls many with no training whatsoever. What to do? The books we present below will bring you up to speed on some of the most popular cameras, and up to snuff on Photoshop Elements, the most recommended software package for consumer camera users . . . enjoy :
* Make ordinary photos extraordinary with Photoshop Elements For Dummies!
* Photographing Families: Tips for Capturing Timeless Images
* Teach Yourself VISUALLY Photoshop Elements 12
* Canon EOS Rebel T3/1100D For Dummies
* Photoshop Elements 12 For Dummies
* Canon EOS 70D Digital Field Guide
* Nikon D5200 For Dummies
* Nikon D3100 For Dummies
and more

Nikon D5200 For Dummies

great books for graphic designers The Nikon D5200 is one of Nikon's most advanced cameras offered in the entry-level line of dSLRs. This book goes beyond the user's manual to deliver a helpful introduction to the basic photo skills needed in order to get great shots from the D5200.
      Assuming no prior dSLR knowledge, veteran author Julie Adair King offers you a tour of the camera body with this full-color book as she presents you with a hands-on how-to on all the features of the D5200. Packed with pics, this fun and friendly guide offers unique inspiration for capturing your own memorable images.
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Nikon D3100 For Dummies

great books for graphic designers Author Julie King knows how to teach newbies, and in this handy guide she?ll help you get the very most out of the powerful new Nikon D3100. Say you?re already an experienced photographer? T
      The helpful tips and tricks in this friendly book will get you quickly up to speed on the D3100?s new 14-megapixel sensor, continous video/live focus, full HD video, expanded autofocus, and more. As a seasoned instructor at the Palm Beach Photographic Center, Julie anticipates all questions, whether you?re a beginner or digital camera pro, and offers pages of easy-to-follow advice.
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Canon EOS Rebel T3/1100D For Dummies

great books for graphic designers The Canon EOS Rebel T3/1100D is a popular dSLR camera for those moving up from point-and-shoot for the first time. This full-color guide explains all the buttons, dials, and menus, helping you understand your camera and start using all its features. Plenty of colorful photos from the author's portfolio illustrate what you can achieve.
      The book covers shooting in auto mode, using the onboard controls, working with Live View, and managing exposure, focus, color, and lighting. It also addresses specific shooting situations, how to get your images from the camera to the computer, and tips on editing and sharing your photos.
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Photoshop Elements 12 For Dummies

great books for graphic designers Sure, your photos are nice, but why settle for ordinary pictures when you can create extraordinary images with a little help from Photoshop Elements 12 and For Dummies? This fun and easy Elements reference is perfect for amateur photographers and photo enthusiasts who want to make their snapshots picture perfect.
      Learn what’s new in Photoshop Elements 12, find your way around the interface, make color and contrast adjustments, add type and interesting effects, and share your images with your friends, family, and other photographers via social media and Adobe Revel. It’s easy!
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Canon EOS 70D Digital Field Guide

great books for graphic designers If you want more instruction on your Canon 70D than the manual can offer you, this book is what you need. Packed with photography how-tos and no-fail formulas for getting great results, this handy guide goes above and beyond competitive digital SLR books with step-by-step techniques, professional shooting tips, and more. Learn how to take advantage of the advanced features of your new camera with pages of helpful examples and dazzling, full-color photographs.
      Take this portable reference in your kit when shooting in the field.
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Photographing Families: Tips for Capturing Timeless Images

great books for graphic designers Family photographs are a staple of both amateur and professional photography. While always in demand, they also pose a unique set of challenges. In this book, Canon Explorer of Light Michele Celentano guides beginning- to intermediate-level photographers around the common pitfalls and helps them learn how to get top-quality shots every time. From getting families organized and directing the posing to managing large groups and impatient kids, this book reveals the secrets and helps you capture the shot without relying on post-production to achieve perfection.
      Whether you're a professional seeking to advance your knowledge or the family's designated picture-taker, you'll benefit from these professional tips. You'll learn camera techniques that can take pounds and years off your subjects and create images that stand the test of time.
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Make ordinary photos extraordinary with Photoshop Elements 12 All-in-One For Dummies!

great books for graphic designers Whether you prefer to snap shots on your smartphone or don’t ever leave home without your DSLR, chances are you have way more photos than you ever dreamed possible. Photoshop Elements 12 All-in-One For Dummies is here to help you get those pictures organized and turn your favorite shots into amazing images.
      This information-packed, full-color guide features nine minibooks covering all aspects of the image-editing process. From learning what’s new with Elements 12, finding your way around the workspace, and bringing some order to your images to enhancing color, correcting flaws, working with filters and effects, sharing your work, and beyond, you’ll be on your way to picture perfection in no time.
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Teach Yourself VISUALLY Photoshop Elements 12

great books for graphic designers Are you a visual learner? Do you prefer instructions that show you how to do something — and skip the long-winded explanations? If so, then this book is for you.
      Open it up and you'll find clear, step-by-step screen shots that show you how to tackle more than 160 Photoshop Elements tasks. Each task-based spread covers a single technique, sure to help you get up and running on Photoshop Elements 12 in no time.
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All of these titles offer substantial learning experiences and "Ah-ha" moments.

And, thanks for reading

Fred Showker

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