Digital Photography For Seniors For Dummies by Mark Justice Hinton

By Mark Justice Hinton

Take the secret out of electronic images and sign up for the fun!

You needn't be a certified photographer or a know-how professional to take nice electronic pictures! This down-to-basics advisor makes it effortless to settle on the ideal digital camera, comprehend all its dials and controls, take sturdy photos, lead them to glance even larger together with your computing device, and print them or percentage them on-line for family and friends to take pleasure in.

  • Do your homework — examine digicam gains to decide on these you would like on the cost you could afford

  • Practice, perform, perform — learn how to use digicam settings, find out how to compose reliable photographs, and the way gentle impacts an image

  • The darkroom is now electronic — use unfastened software program to prepare and edit your photos

  • Learn to proportion — print your photos at domestic or via a provider, electronic mail them to buddies, arrange an internet photograph album, or convey them off in a electronic photo frame

Open the publication and find:

  • How to select the digicam that most closely fits your funds and needs

  • Tips for taking nice go back and forth photographs

  • Accessories you may want in your digital camera

  • How to get brilliant images of youngsters and pets

  • Easy how you can get photographs out of your digital camera on your desktop

  • Tips and methods for modifying photos on a computer

  • Good purposes for placing your photographs online

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Qxp 2/25/09 11:22 PM Page 23 Chapter 1: Buying a Digital Camera ➟ Card reader: This device is another way to get your photos from the camera to your computer. A card reader accepts a memory card you have removed from your camera, and then you connect the card reader to a USB port of your computer. You don’t need a card reader, however, if your camera connects directly to the computer with its own cable. ➟ Spare batteries: These are always good to have on hand. You can easily drain a set of batteries in a day.

Stick an address label (plus your phone number and e-mail address) onto your camera in the hope that someone will return it to you if you lose it. I also put a copy of this info in the battery compartment of my camera. qxp 2/25/09 11:22 PM Page 29 Taking Your First Photos T aking pictures is easy: In most cases, you just point and shoot, assuming that you turn on the camera first and that there’s no lens cap in the way. No matter how easy cameras make taking pictures, though, spend a little time exploring the buttons, knobs, and switches scattered about the top and back of your camera.

You also review the pictures you’ve taken on this LCD. If your camera has an electronic viewfinder, there is a button to switch the display from the viewfinder to the LCD. It may be labeled Finder or EVF/LCD. You can use either display at any time. ➟ 30 ➟ The Scene Mode dial: This dial lets you identify the type of scene you are shooting, such as a landscape. You’ll explore these options in Chapter 4. ➟ The Shutter Release button: This button is usually on the top of the camera on the right side or on the back in the upper-right corner.

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