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Photo Nuts and Bolts

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What do we cover in this eBook?
  • Takes you back to basics and builds your camera knowledge from the ground up
  • Smoothly animated diagrams, right in the page, showing complex concepts simply and clearly
  • Photographic theory made accessible
  • Demonstrates how technical concepts relate directly to taking photos
  • All lessons are written with a focus on helping you to be a better photographer
  • Diagrams, photographs, analogies and lists makes the book fun and accessible
  • Each lesson comes with homework and exercises that you can go away and DO to make what you learn stick
  • All lessons come with extra resources for you to go away and learn more about the topics covered

73% of digital camera owners wish they had more control over their camera

These results from a recent poll of readers highlight a challenge that many camera owners face – they’re unable to use their camera to its fullest potential because they don’t understand the basics of how to use it.

If you wish you had a better understanding of your camera and how to get it working to its potential – we’ve developed a resource for you.

Discover How Your Camera Works and Take Better Photos Today

Photo Nuts and Bolts is a brand new downloadable PDF E-Book designed to help you know your camera and take better photos.

This resource has been written by regular contributor to DPS – Neil Creek and works through a series of 10 lessons centered around the basics of photography.

10 Lessons to Give You Control Over Your Camera

Buying this book – you’ll be walked through the following topics:

Lesson 1 – Light and the Pinhole Camera
Lesson 2 – Lenses and Focus
Lesson 3 – Lenses, Light and Magnification
Lesson 4 – Exposure and Stops
Lesson 5 – Aperture
Lesson 6 – Shutter
Lesson 7 – ISO
Lesson 8 – The Light Meter
Lesson 9 – White Balance
Lesson 10 – Metering Modes and Exposure Compensation

Table of contents

  • Introduction 3
  • About the Author 3
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  • Lesson 1. Light and the Pinhole Camera 5
  • About Light 6
  • The Camera Obscura 7
  • The Pinhole Camera 8
  • Homework, Resources, Comments 9
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  • Lesson 2. Lenses and Focus 10
  • Bending Light 11
  • Lenses 12
  • A Simple Experiment 12
  • Focusing 13
  • Homework, Resources, Comments 14
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  • Lesson 3. Lenses, Light and Magnification 15
  • The power of lenses 16
  • Brightness and f-ratios 16
  • f-ratio 17
  • Magnification and Field of View 18
  • Homework, Resources, Comments 20
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  • Lesson 4. Exposure and Stops 21
  • What it 'exposure'? 22
  • The 'Stop' 23
  • Controlling Exposure 24
  • Trade-offs 24
  • Homework, Resources, Comments 25
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  • Lesson 5. Aperture 26
  • Aperture 27
  • f-ratio revisited 27
  • Depth of Field 28
  • Examples 29
  • Homework, Resources, Comments 30
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  • Lesson 6. Shutter 31
  • The Shutter 32
  • Fast shutter speeds 33
  • The shutter's effect on your photos 33
  • Examples 34
  • Homework, Resources, Comments 35
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  • Lesson 7. ISO 36
  • The Sensor Chip 37
  • Signal vs Noise 37
  • The ISO's effect on your photos 38
  • Examples 39
  • Homework, Resources, Comments 40
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  • Lesson 8. The Light Meter 41
  • What is the Light Meter? 42
  • How to use the Light Meter 43
  • Exposure Mode Examples 44
  • Medium Grey 46
  • Homework, Resources, Comments 47
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  • Lesson 9. White Balance 48
  • Colour of the Light Sources 49
  • It's very subjective 50
  • White Balance 50
  • Working with the White Balance 51
  • Homework, Resources, Comments 52
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  • Lesson 10. Metering Modes and Exposure Compensation 53
  • Metering Modes 54
  • Exposure Compensation 57
  • Homework, Resources, Comments 58
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  • Appendices 59
  • How to read optics diagrams 60
  • Glossary 61

Photo Nuts and Bolts Contents Page: Covering 10 Lessons on the Basics of Understanding Your Camera

By the end of it you’ll understand how your camera works and be in a much better position to be able to make decisions on how to best use it rather than just sit in Auto mode.

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Photo Nuts and Bolts Features:

  • Takes you back to basics and builds your camera knowledge from the ground up
  • Smoothly animated diagrams, right in the page, showing complex concepts simply and clearly
  • Photographic theory made accessible
  • Demonstrates how technical concepts relate directly to taking photos
  • All lessons are written with a focus on helping you to be a better photographer
  • Diagrams, photographs, analogies and lists makes the book fun and accessible
  • Each lesson comes with homework and exercises that you can go away and DO to make what you learn stick
  • All lessons come with extra resources for you to go away and learn more about the topics covered
Sample Pages: Photo Nuts and Bolts is Packed with Useful and Beautifully Presented Teaching
Sample Pages from Photo Nuts and Bolts
What do we cover in this eBook?
  • Takes you back to basics and builds your camera knowledge from the ground up
  • Smoothly animated diagrams, right in the page, showing complex concepts simply and clearly
  • Photographic theory made accessible
  • Demonstrates how technical concepts relate directly to taking photos
  • All lessons are written with a focus on helping you to be a better photographer
  • Diagrams, photographs, analogies and lists makes the book fun and accessible
  • Each lesson comes with homework and exercises that you can go away and DO to make what you learn stick
  • All lessons come with extra resources for you to go away and learn more about the topics covered

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Be among the first to secure your copy of Photo Nuts and Bolts and discover the secrets to how your camera operates today for just $29.99 USD. Grab your copy today – Payment is via PayPal or Credit Card.

Remember – this is a downloadable resource not a hard cover book. As a result there is no need for delivery addresses or postage costs.

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