• Digital Photography for Beginners

  • Complete Guide to Take Control of Your Camera and Improve Digital Photography Skills by Understanding Exposure, Aperture, Shutter Speed IOS and Editing
  • By: Samuel J. Swan
  • Narrated by: Russell Newton
  • Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Arts & Entertainment, Art
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (29 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Complete Guide to Take Control of Your Camera and Improve Digital Photography Skills by Understanding Exposure, Aperture, Shutter Speed, and IOS.

Master the most important settings on your camera and learn how to look at your surroundings through new, more creative eyes, so that you can take amazing photographs of your friends, family, vacations, events, and anything else that is beautiful and important to you.

What you will learn:

  • You will know how to edit your photos like a professional
  • You will master all the most important camera settings
  • You will know how to compose images beautifully with basic photography rules
  • You will know how the camera truly works, so you can take better photos using manual settings
  • You will know how to light your subjects with flash and natural lighting
  • You will know how to make money with photography

Digital photography isn’t mastered overnight. You’ll never learn everything there is to know about photography, and that should never be the goal. Enjoy the journey, take plenty of photographs, and learn from your mistakes. Don’t be afraid to take some bad shots - only the good ones count. 

Digital photography makes use of a number of factors in addition to those affecting exposure. The framing and composition of the picture, focus, and graphic image processing on the back end are just as important. 

And that’s what makes photography fun and an art form. Nature provides only the raw materials. Your mind uses your camera and other tools to create the picture from those raw materials, just as a painter uses pigments and canvas, or a sculptor uses marble or wood or clay.

This book covers:

  • Various Types of Digital Photography Cameras
  • Elements of Exposures in Digital Photography
  • The Use of Lens in Digital Photography
  • Using Graphic Design Software to Edit Your Photos
  • The Business of Stock Photography
  • Marketing Strategies for the Digital Photographer
  • Advertising Your Digital Photography
  • And Much More

This book is for anyone who wants to improve digital photography skills, better understand camera settings, and wish to take amazing photography, and also anybody who wants to start a photography freelance business.

©2019 Samuel J.Swan (P)2019 Samuel J.Swan

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Touches on a lot of subjects

The author covers just about every aspect of DSLR camera technology and provides on overview of various features. Examples are provided and clear definitions are given. There's no real "deep dive" into any single function. The author also discusses the various types of DSLR cameras by manufacturer and price ranges.
Where it goes off track for me is getting into photo editing and how to start and define a photography business. The title leads to the thought of a more focused agenda on DSLR technology and how to use it. I think the book would be better with more focus on just the cameras, functions and features. The author tries to cover too many topics which for a beginner, is overwhelming.
The narration is a bit dry on delivery. Not too much inflection, just more monotone. Can get a bit boring to listen. Best to take in the information in smaller doses.

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Mislead

I was seeking guidance about using A digital camera and editing the photos afterward. While this book does touch on those subjects, the majority of the book is focused on turning photography into a business. That’s not at all why I purchased it.

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thumbs up to this.

It is everything I have been seeking in an audio book. I also have to commend the narrator for doing his part well.

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it is not hard to comprehend.

This present guide's definitely not hard to-seek after, a little bit at a time configuration makes it open as it takes you through every technique you need to make striking pictures, from introduction to blast to picture update.

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I will be consulting on this from time to time.

Took me through each procedure I wouldn't have found in the web in a moment!

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Well done.

Nice intro here. I also like the narrator. He reads excellently with precise articulation. I look forward to other Russell Newton's work.

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Cheers to new perspectives.

I am not sure if the big initial investment in digital photography are worth the effort, so I got a guide on it. It forces me to see things according to new angles, new perspectives, and new lenses.

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Tweaking my cam is made easy.

It is undeniably good in quality. With this, I feel compelled to tweak with my settings with my digital camera. Nice!!!

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It is easy to comprehend.

This one's particularly fascinating. It has some detailed technical info. which I'll be happy to share with you guys once I'm done digesting all of it.

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An effective and compelling guide here.

The author has provided an invaluable knowledge. Having read it, the majority of the information can cross over to other brands.

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  • Ray
  • 10-23-19

Its simplicity is its advantage.

The introduction parts immersing and I don’t mind its shortness. I prefer it that way.

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  • Mary Burrage
  • 10-09-19

A standalone guide

I’m relieved that the writer took the time to discuss everything in detail. It is a standalone guide and for that, I’m recommending it to beginners. Thank me later!

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  • Francisca Moorehead
  • 10-09-19

All is clear.

This is like hearing out from a popular photographer face to face. As a beginner, nicest thing was, it didn’t leave me confused.

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  • Barbara Miller
  • 10-09-19

Remarkable results.

So I started applying the techniques cited and behold, I was able to produce remarkably awesome results!

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  • Lauren Matthews
  • 10-09-19

Any newbies will benefit from it.

This current guide's anything but difficult to-pursue, bit by bit design makes it open as it takes you through each method you have to make striking pictures, from presentation to blaze to picture upgrade.

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  • Jessica Grandstaff
  • 10-09-19

What decent tips we have here.

Samuel Swan has patiently explained how it's best to take advantage of what your camera does. The decent tips will tell you exactly how to take your photography to the next level.

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  • Bernadette Whitman
  • 10-05-19

This is making a difference!

I started few months back but did not know how to proceed. The YouTube videos are handy but it wasn't so organized unlike this.

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  • Maria Anderson
  • 10-05-19

I pretty much like it.

Pretty good. It's not the dull "how-to" guide. Plus, some real-life examples. Samuel Swan's good.

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  • Hellen Eller
  • 10-05-19

It's worth reading.

I just hate reading and so this latest craze about vlogging is very convenient for me. So nice and straightforward. I have to commend this.

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  • Thelma Dorman
  • 10-04-19

There's so much to learn.

Took me through every technique I wouldn't have found in the web in an instant!