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Intended as the primary textbook for a photo 101 course, Introduction to Photography: A Visual Guide to the Essential Skills of Photography and Lightroom from Focal Press is a wide-ranging, step-by-step guide teaching the fundamental skills of photography. Authored by Mark Galer, this 174-page book covers the basics of working with an interchangeable-lens camera, either a DSLR or mirrorless, as well as an introduction to digital image editing using software such as Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. The text is written in a jargon-free style and the publication is laid out in a simple manner-placing a large image on the page with a brief explanation of the creative controls used to achieve the photograph. This pared down style of information aids in quickly learning a variety of skills, as well as retaining the information for long-term use.
Course Overview Equipment and Materials Course Information Technical Section Exposure Metering Modes Exposure Modes Aperture Shutter Speed ISO Depth of Field Essential Camera Settings Drive Modes Focus Settings Image Quality White Balance Camera Shake and Movement Blur Exposure Compensation Creative Challenges Creative Challenge 1: People Creative Challenge 2: Place Creative Challenge 3: Time Creative Challenge 4: f/8 and Be There Image Editing Basic Adjustments Essential Adjustments Optional Adjustments Exporting Images Useful Links Glossary
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