• For Dummies
    • Making everything easier, with just what you need to know about a topic in plain English!

  • Visual
    • Read less, learn more! Two-page lessons show visual learners exactly how to complete every task.

  • Digital Field Guide
    • Complete descriptions of how to use each camera feature plus recipes for many common shooting situations.

  • Photo Workshop
    • Lessons on key techniques, with assignments you can upload for critique to photoworkshop.com.

  • Digital Classroom
    • Leading graphics instructors present 10 to 15 lessons supported by video tutorials; learn at your own pace.

  • Portable Genius
    • Cool tips, tricks, and shortcuts to help you squeeze the most from today's hottest Mac software.

Always take your best shot.


Whether it's learning how to get the most from your new Nikon, mastering composition and exposure, using the latest image-editing software, or enhancing your professional skills, Wiley has a book to help you do it.


Photographing Families: Tips for Capturing Timeless Images

ISBN: 978-1-1183-9170-9


Create family portraits to cherish for a lifetime.


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.


  • Family pictures are a photographic staple with their own set of challenges; this book offers tried-and-true advice for both hobbyists and professionals

  • Veteran photographer and Canon Explorer of Light Michele Celentano guides you through getting families prepared for a photo session, directing the poses, handling challenging personalities, and creating memorable settings

  • Helps you capture the perfect shot in the camera without relying on post-production to make it right Reveals secrets that can help your subjects shed pounds and years

  • Packed with advice to help you keep your photos from showing up on awkwardfamilyphotos.com

Photographing Families: Tips for Capturing Timeless Images is loaded with insider tips to help you make family portraits the treasure they should be.


Beautiful Beasties: A Creative Guide to Modern Pet Photography

ISBN: 978-0-470-93227-8


The book pet lovers have been waiting for: professional advice on pet photography


Every pet parent knows how difficult it is to get that calendar-quality photo of a beloved cat or dog. This guide to pet photography is long overdue! Pet lovers will find terrific tips to help them capture their pets personalities in photos, while professional photographers who want to extend their business opportunities will value advice on the unique challenges of working with animals and creating the portraits their clients want.


  • With pet owners comprising more than 62 percent of Americans, there is an eager amateur market for a book that reveals how to get great photos of those furry family members

  • Zeroes in on pet photography as a growing specialty among professional photographers, and this book offers advice for creating great pet portraits as well as tips on working with animals and their owners

  • Explains how to capture expressions, avoid spooky eyes, edit for better images, work with multiple animals, and much more.

As the first serious guide to pet photography on the market, Beautiful Beasties has what pet parents and professional photographers need to capture memorable pet photos.


Photography Business Secrets: The Savvy Photographer's Guide to Sales, Marketing, and More

ISBN: 978-1-1184-8840-9


Give your photography business an edge with these professional insights.


There are already more than 150,000 professional photographers in the U.S., according to Department of Labor statistics, and thousands of serious amateurs are continually seeking to become established. Whether yours is a new or long-standing photography business, you have plenty of competition. Lara White has collected the best advice from her popular photography business website, Photomint.com, into this guide for your reference. She covers establishing your brand, defining policies, setting prices, creating a marketing plan, networking, and a great deal more.


  • Photography is a rapidly growing industry, placing both established and beginning photographers in tough competition for business

  • Author Lara White runs a popular website teaching successful business strategies to photographers; this book collects and organizes valuable information to help newcomers get started and existing businesses grow

  • Covers business fundamentals including establishing a brand, defining studio policies, setting pricing, creating a marketing plan, understanding your audience, networking, and effective social media marketing

Provides proven tips for building a successful photography business Photography Business Secrets is packed with advice that can help your photography business succeed and thrive, even in today's economy.


Beyond Auto Mode: A Guide to Taking Control of Your Photography

ISBN: 978-1-1181-7287-2


Take full advantage of your dSLR camera, and do it with confidence.


Many people buy dSLR cameras for their flexibility, but find themselves so intimidated by all the options and controls that they rarely venture beyond the automatic mode. With a friendly tone and clear, understandable instruction, photographer and educator Jen Bebb introduces you to every mode and setting on your sophisticated dSLR. After thoroughly explaining shutter speed, aperture, depth of field, ISO, and basic composition, she offers direction on what each camera mode does and when it should be used. You'll gain the confidence to use the entire feature set you paid for.


  • Beginning dSLR users are often intimidated by the scene, semi-automatic, and fully manual modes on their cameras; this guide gently explains each mode and setting

  • Uses a conversational tone and liberal examples to define and explain basic concepts including shutter speed, aperture, ISO, depth of field, and composition covers how each camera mode works and when to consider using it.

  • Helps those new to dSLR photography to gain confidence and begin taking advantage of all the flexibility a dSLR offers.

Written by a professional photographer who is also known for her skill as an instructor, Beyond Auto Mode encourages new and less experienced dSLR users to take the next step toward creative control.

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Canon EOS 6D Digital Field Guide

ISBN: 978-1-1185-1670-6


Step-by-step instructions for getting the most from your Canon EOS 6D.


The Canon EOS 6D is Canon's smallest and lightest full-frame DSLR camera to date and boasts an extensive feature set. This full-color, portable guide goes beyond the owner's manual to deliver clear, succinct descriptions of how these features and functions work and explains how they affect the resulting photos. With the expert advice and clear instructions, the Canon EOS 6D Digital Field Guide makes this sophisticated camera accessible to even first-time DSLR users.


  • Helps you to consistently achieve professional-level photography using the Canon EOS 6D

  • Walks you through the essential controls, features, and functions using step-by-step instructions and providing full-color images of each menu screen

  • Shows you how to get the exact shots you want, when you want them, and is packed with beautiful color photos

  • Includes step-by-step techniques and professional tips on taking exceptional photos with your Canon EOS 6.

Canon EOS 6D Digital Field Guide is packed with so much helpful advice for getting the most out of your Canon EOS 6D, you'll find yourself referencing it again and again.


Canon EOS 6D For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-1185-3039-9


A full-color guide to everything your Canon EOS 6D can do, aimed at the first-time user.


The Canon EOS 6D is a budget-priced full-frame camera that is very close to professional-level equipment. With this friendly guide by your side, you can make sure you get the most out of everything the Canon EOS 6D can do. Veteran author Doug Sahlin introduces the basic photo skills you need in order to get great shots from a DSLR camera while guiding you through the controls specific to the EOS 6D.


  • Explores the utilizing on-board controls, shooting in auto mode, and using live view and playback modes.
  • Makes sense of dialing in exposure and lighting controls plus manipulating focus and color controls
  • Explains how to get photos onto a PC for editing Addresses printing, posting online, and other ways to share images

Canon EOS 6D For Dummies gives you the full picture in a fun and easy-to-understand way so that you can better understand this powerful camera.


Nikon D5200 Digital Field Guide

ISBN: 978-1-1185-3436-6


Everything you need to know in order to take amazing photos with your Nikon D5200.


As one of Nikon's most advanced cameras offered in the entry-level line of dSLRs, the Nikon D5200 boasts a smarter system for focusing and tracking moving subjects as well as a sharper sensor for capturing finely detailed images. This handy, portable field guide is filled with everything you want and need to know in order to take memorable photos with your Nikon D5200. Packed with full-color photos, this resource walks you through the camera's controls, features, and functions using step-by-step instructions along with color images of each menu screen.


  • Details how to use the features, functions, and menu system of the Nikon D5200
  • Teaches you how, when, and why you should adjust white balance, autofocus, exposure, lenses
  • Goes beyond camera settings to offer you a refresher guide to the principles of digital photography by covering the essentials of lighting, composition, and exposure
  • Features helpful examples along with a variety of tips and tricks to capturing portraits, candids, sports, travel, macro photography, and more
  • Includes a grey and color checker card to help you capture perfect color in any setting

With so much helpful advice for getting the most out of your Nikon D5200, you'll be referencing this guide again and again.


Nikon D5200 For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-1185-3047-4


Invaluable photography advice for D5200 beginners.


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.


  • Helps you get an accurate feel for the camera, shooting in Auto mode, and managing playback options
  • Walks you through adjusting settings to get better results from exposure, lighting, focus, and color
  • Includes a full chapter on video mode
  • Addresses sending images to a computer for organizing, editing, and sharing
  • Demonstrates how to put the pieces together to get better portraits, action shots, and outdoor shots in any sort of light
  • Shares tips on the most common edits needed to improve shots

Featuring an abundance of useful tips, this helpful guide encourages you to take control of your Nikon 5200 to get the photos you want.

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Nikon D7100 Digital Field Guide

ISBN: 978-1-1185-0937-1


Everything you need to know to take full advantage of your Nikon D7100


As a well-rounded, feature-rich dSLR, the new Nikon D7100 is a compact lightweight camera that is loaded with sophisticated features. This full-color guide is packed with expert advice that will both educate and inspire you to take amazing photographs with your Nikon D7100. Filled with stunning images by author and photographer J. Dennis Thomas, this guide goes beyond the owner's manual to offer you helpful tips, tricks, and techniques for using the camera's many features and explains when and how to use each function.


  • Features a handy trim size so the book can go where you go, allowing you to frequently refer to the professional-level techniques for capturing memorable photos and handling tricky situations
  • Includes full-color images of each menu screen to reinforce your understanding
  • Contains a grey and color checker card to help you capture perfect white balance and color in any environment
  • Shares helpful examples that offer advice on taking portraits, candids, sports, travel, macro photography, and much more

  • Nikon D7100 Digital Field Guide is the perfect portable companion to your new Nikon D7100!


Nikon D7100 For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-1185-3046-7


A must-have, full-color guide to the Nikon D7100


The Nikon D7100 is an ideal camera for beginning photographers who may lack structured photography training but are still eager and determined to take great photos. And that s where this fun-and-friendly guide comes in handy! Packed with more than 300 full-color photos, this introductory guide begins by helping you get a feel for the camera, get comfortable shooting in auto mode, managing playback options, and handle basic troubleshooting strategies. Veteran author Julie Adair King walks you through the D7100's features and encourages you to take creative control so that you can start capturing stunning pictures immediately.


  • Packs in more than 300 full-color photos that exemplify the basic photo skills needed to get great shots
  • Shares a wealth of information from one of the most popular digital photography authors
  • Walks you through adjusting manual settings to get better results from exposure, lighting, focus, and color
  • Contains an entire chapter on video mode
  • Explains how to send images to a computer for organizing, editing, and sharing

Nikon D7100 For Dummies helps you get a grasp on your camera's controls so you can start taking memorable photos today!


iPad for Digital Photographers

ISBN: 978-1-1184-9813-2


Discover innovative ways to strengthen your photography business with your iPad


Many photographers are turning to the flexible, easy-to-use tools of the iPad and relying on them to wear a variety of hats in their photography business. Whether portable portfolio, editing tool, payment-tracking system, or appointment calendar, the iPad melds together the best attributes of the cell phone and a laptop computer and this unique book highlights them all. With this helpful resource, you'll learn how to get the most out of your iPad to not only improve your business but also enhance your photography.


  • Details how to use your iPad to schedule client appointments, accept payments, sign model releases, track business expenses, and more
  • Teaches you how to take advantage of the hi-res display, cellular and WiFi connectivity, and powerful processor to increase efficiency
  • Covers ways to use the iPad on location with on-the-fly editing techniques
  • Offers suggestions for using the iPad as a backup storage device and how to use it in the studio
  • Features a chapter on shooting movies with your iPad

iPad for Digital Photographers shows you how to leverage the strengths of the iPad to enhance your photography and your business.


Digital Photography FAQs

ISBN: 978-1-1182-7723-2


Straightforward, clear answers to the most commonly asked digital photography questions


What's the difference between optical zoom and digital zoom? Do more megapixels equate to better photo quality? Why is there a delay after I push the shutter release button before I can take another picture? If you ve ever asked a question concerning digital photography and wished you had a helpful resource to provide you with clear, reliable answers, then look no further.


With nearly four decades of photo experience under his belt, author Jeff Wignall responds to 365 of the most common digital photography questions with informative, practical replies. The full-color format helps you see what he's talking about.


  • Boasts a colorful yet simple design that helps you find exactly the information you're looking for
  • Illustrates each answer with one or more photos
  • Eliminates any ambiguity by providing you with authoritative answers along with clear illustrations

Digital Photography FAQz is a well-organized guide, featuring answers to questions that you haven't even thought of yet!

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Digital SLR Photography All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-1185-9082-9


The bestselling guide to DSLR photography - now updated for the latest technology and tools!


This new edition gets you up to "shutter speed" on the latest camera technologies, including the new consumer-targeted full-frame models and pro-features that are now incorporated in consumer-focused units. Veteran author and professional photographer Robert Correll walks you through how a camera works, what lenses to use, how to set exposure, and how to capture the shots that define a portfolio.


Fully updated to cover the latest generation of cameras and boasting more than 700 pages, this must-have resource explores the latest in tools and offers additional content, including video and interactive tools so that you can enhance your photography knowledge.


  • Covers the basics of DSLR mechanics and explains how settings affect the final photo
  • Reviews lenses and walks you through choosing and applying the right lens for your situation
  • Discusses how aperture, shutting speed, and ISO combine to determine how your photo will look
  • Demystifies how to light a photo, from using natural light to flash to artificial lighting
  • Helps you shooting high-quality video and film

Digital SLR Photography All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition is packed with everything you need to get your idea photo, from portraits to action shots to night photos and so much more!


Digital SLR Video and Filmmaking For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-1183-6598-4


Step-by-step guide for using your digital SLR to make quality video


With digital SLR cameras becoming more and more popular as replacements for standalone video cameras, this book helps photographers become better videographers and shows videographers how to incorporate DSLRs into their work. The book includes an overview of the DSLR video tools and process and shows how to establish camera settings for effective capture, light a scene, get sound, and achieve the film look. The book also offers the basics on editing footage into a final product using common video editing tools.


  • Offers everything needed to shoot, produce, and edit a professional looking videos using DSLR video equipment
  • Written for both professional photographers and videographers and those just starting out
  • Includes the steps for applying information to a film project, including developing a screenplay, approaching shooting like a cinematographer, and directing
  • Contains a walkthrough of common video projects including making a music video, a wedding video, and video greeting card

Digital SLR Video and Filmmaking for Dummies is designed to help photographers ramp up their video skills, videographers add DSLRs to their toolkits, and amateurs begin shooting their own short films and videos.


Photoshop Elements 11 For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-1184-0821-6


Better photos are a breeze with the latest version of Photoshop Elements and Dummies


Amateur photographers and photo enthusiasts turn to Photoshop Elements for a powerful but simpler way to edit and retouch their snapshots. Photoshop Elements 11 For Dummies is the perfect guide for helping every shutterbug add a touch of creativity to their images. Learn how to find your way around the Elements interface and its new features; create, edit, fix, and organize your photos; add type and interesting effects to your images; and share them with the world. Full color pages bring the techniques to life and make taking great photos fun and easy.


  • Introduces you to the tools, menus, options, and work area
  • Shows you how to import and upload images
  • Reviews ways to view, find, organize, and manage your photos
  • Details how to modify your photos to your specifications
  • Distills working with layers, contrast, color, clarity, filter, effects, styles, and type
  • Explains how to print your creations, create a slide show, and optimize images for the web

Whatever you want your images to be, the sky's the limit with Photoshop Elements 11 For Dummies close at hand.


Teach Yourself VISUALLY iPhoto for iPad

ISBN: 978-1-1184-4360-6


A visual guide to Apple's new photo editing software for the iPad


iPhoto for iPad is an exciting program that puts powerful photo editing capabilities right at your fingertips. Taking full advantage of the iPad's magnificent touchscreen, it allows you to manipulate and add to your photos, create photo journals on your iPad, and much more. This visual guide makes it even easier to master all the possibilities of iPhoto for iPad. Learn to use the built-in, multi-touch editing tools, organize your photos by date and location, group similar images, and much more.


  • iPhoto for iPad is an exciting new program with a visually rich interface that takes full advantage of the iPad's touchscreen features
  • The software is perfectly suited to visual learners, and this guide gets you up and running quickly and easily
  • See how to use the multi-touch editing tools to enhance your photos, add special effects, organize your images by date and location, group similar photos, and more
  • More than a million copies of iPhoto for iPad were sold in the first 10 days

Teach Yourself VISUALLY iPhoto for iPad will quickly have you taking advantage of everything this cool software can offer.

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Aperture 3 Portable Genius, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-1182-7429-3


Get the latest tips, facts, and secrets that help you make the most of Aperture 3


Aperture offers a full range of tools to help serious photographers organize and manipulate images and manage workflow. This little guide is packed with hip tips, secrets, and shortcuts that help you get even more functionality from the software. Find out more than you ever knew about vignetting, RAW fine-tuning, Quick Preview mode, Command Editor, and using the integrated iPhoto Browser. Learn new ways to streamline your workflow, get tips on publishing albums online or as customized photo books, and take advantage of many more Genius techniques.


  • Designed for the Apple enthusiast, this handy, colorful guide is packed with ingenious and innovative tips for getting the most from Aperture 3, and the latest version 3.3
  • Offers advice on using the new streamlined interface, using advanced RAW image processing, and streamlining workflow with keyboard shortcuts
  • Shows how to maximize the effectiveness of vignetting, using Quick Preview mode and Command Editor, and working with the integrated iPhoto Browser
  • Provides helpful hints on creating web-based albums and print photo books

Aperture 3 Portable Genius, 2nd Edition gives you the professional tips and tricks that help you squeeze all the functionality from this cool software.


PHOP Digital Classroom

ISBN: 978-1-1186-3956-6







Photoshop CC For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-64575-8


Stretch your creativity beyond the cloud with this fully-updated Photoshop guide!


Photoshop puts amazing design and photo-editing tools in the hands of creative professionals and hobbyists everywhere, and the latest version - Photoshop CC - is packed with even more powerful tools to help you manage and enhance your images. This friendly, full-color guide introduces you to the basics of Photoshop CC and provides clear explanations of the menus, panels, tools, options, and shortcuts you'll use the most. Plus, you'll learn valuable tips for fixing common photo flaws, improving color quality, adjusting brightness, removing unwanted background elements, and more.


  • Covers the new Photoshop CC release which brings even more features to over four million photographers, graphic designers, web developers, and other Photoshop professionals
  • Teaches the essentials for first-time users before moving on to more advanced techniques like removing blemishes and wrinkles, creating composite images, and working with layers, filters, levels, and curves
  • Walks you through adjusting brightness, enhancing color, adding shadows and highlights, decreasing digital noise, taking advantage of Camera Raw, and optimizing your images for print and the web

The sky's the limit for stunning photos and innovative images with Photoshop CC For Dummies in your design toolbox.

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