Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading: Books and eBooks
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The Complete Guide to Digital Photography has always been one of Sterling's best-selling books on going digital--and, with over 600 illustrations, this completely updated edition contains all the information photographers need to create crisp images every time. Here are all the most exciting and up-to-date digital technologies, uncovered: larger-resolution sensors, built-in image stabilization, the latest improvements in cameras and lenses, printers and inks, and the newest versions of image-processing software such as Photoshop CS3. Other sections present the current developments in workflow managers like Lightroom, as well as analyses of raw-file development. A discussion of shooting and processing techniques offers advice on everything from portraits to still lifes. Written by one of the most bestselling and knowledgeable authors in the field, it's an indispensable reference!

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It's every photographer's dream: to take beautiful, high-quality portraits of family and friends. And with the multitude of easy techniques and tips provided by best-selling author and photographer Jenni Bidner, that goal is in sight. She provides an overview of the basics, including how to eliminate distracting backgrounds by decreasing depth of field, and modify the lighting, flash, or white balance settings to flatter your subject and diffuse facial flaws. You'll discover why changing the camera angle can make a huge difference in someone's appearance, how to place the subject using the "rule of thirds", and how to arrange small groups for a big visual impact. Whether you're photographing children for a holiday card, capturing a friend's wedding, or taking snapshots to feed your scrapbooking hobby, these strategies will improve your results!

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Aimed at serious photographers, this lavishly illustrated guide takes a close look at every detail of lowlight photography. Michael Freeman (The Complete Guide to Digital Photography, Mastering Digital Black & White Photography) offers in-depth analysis of the many techniques photographers must master for night and lowlight shooting. Point by point, he discusses how to keep the camera steady, what lenses and camera settings to use, and how to best apply flash, bracketing, image-stabilizing, vibration reduction, and noise reduction. He also outlines common lowlight situations, from stormy weather and deep shade to twilight, moonlight, city lights, and nightclubs. Finally, Freeman examines software programs and processes that will increase the quality of lowlight photographs.

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Epson is the company at the cutting edge of quality digital photo printing, and their superb equipment makes it possible for everyone to print sparkling photographs at home. With the help of Rob Sheppard, editor of Outdoor Photographer and PCPhoto magazines, amateurs can enter Epson's brave new world with all the latest information. This latest edition of the Epson guide reflects the increasing sophistication of ink jet printing, with its faster speed and better tonal and color reproduction. It helps today's photographers select a model that has the right features, choose from the new options of quality papers and inks, and succeed in creating excellent prints--and have fun while doing it. Sheppard passes on valuable knowledge on developing a consistent workflow, sizing and sharpening images properly, making black-and-white and panoramic prints, and much more. To complete the picture: the guide includes gallery sections from well-known photographers who are all Epson spokespeople and users.

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It's the latest and hottest technique, made possible only through digital. High Dynamic Range photography is the process of taking several pictures of a scene at various exposures, then merging them into one file. So the entire photo can look crisp and detailed, from highlights to midtones to shadows--and photographers needn't sacrifice any part of their image. And the best way to master this exciting technology is with this thorough, easy-to-follow, and visually spectacular guide. No other title does justice to these cutting-edge techniques, which actually take the viewer into worlds far beyond normal photography--sometimes even beyond normal human perception. Ferrell McCollough, a widely respected photographer, pushes the boundaries and inspires others to pursue their artistic vision, too. The amazing results simply can't be achieved any other way.

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Digital Camera Sites

ACDSystems Digital Imaging Community - Sony Alpha DSLR Info

Belgium Digital - Photo Guide

Digital Camera Basics

DPHOTO - Italian Digicam Site - Digital Photo and Mac Computers - Pro Digital

LoneStarDigital Photography - Moose Peterson's site

Nikon Forums (German) - 10,000+ active Nikon users

Open Photography Forums - Document all RAW formats Forums - Photography Forums

PhotoKB: Forums for Photographers - Digital Camera Fact Sheets - Professional Photo Forums - (Spanish language)

Reid Reviews - High-end Camera Reviews

Rob Galbraith Online for PhotoJournalists

Secrets of Digital Photography

ShortCourses for Digital Photography - News and Reviews - SLR lens reviews and more

The Imaging Resource

Photo Album/Print Sites - Premium photo printing
(30% discount for our readers, use promo code "DIGICAMS") - Send photo postcards via USPS

Dot Photo

EZ Prints - Print service - Photo Sharing - Photo Sharing - Photo Sharing - Photo sharing

Kodak EasyShare Gallery

Mystic Color Lab - Albums & Prints - Photo and Video Sharing

PhotoBucket - Free Image Hosting - Photo Sharing - Photo Sharing - Philippine Photography - Albums & Photo Critiquing - Albums & Printing - Albums & Prints - Albums & Prints - Photo Hosting - free photo developing

Tabblo - Free Photo Sharing

The Online Photographer - news and opinion blog - Critique Travel Photos - Print/Share online photos - Share online photos - Photo printing and sharing

Digicam/Photo Related Sites

All Things Photography

Alphatracks -- for Sony Alpha and Minolta SLR users

Arthur Bleich's Digital PhotoCorner - Restore old photos!

BugEyeDigital - Lenses, Batteries, more... - Filters, Adapters, etc.

Cell Con - Custom Battery Packs & Chargers - Lenses, Adapters and more

Clean CCD/CMOS dSLR Sensors!

Cloud Dome - Closeup Pics Perfected!

Picture Scanning | Photo DVD Slideshow
Document Scanning To CD | Photo Restoration

Digital Camera Lens Adapter Tubes

Digital Law Enforcement Products

Digital Journalist - Photojournalism in the Digital Age

Digital Photography For What It's Worth

Digital Photography Tips

Arthur Bleich's Digital PhotoCorner

Eric Cheng's near infrared photo tutorial

Fix My Pix - Photo restoration and enhancements

Fotos Search Photography Library and Archives

GemVision - Digital Jewelry Photography

Luminous Landscape - Cameras, Editing, Printing

Mastering Nikon Digital Cameras

Model Releases (DP Corner)

Nærfoto Bjørn Rørslett (Nikon Lens Reviews)

Nature, Wildlife and Pet Forum

Online Dictionary of Photography - Photo, Slide & Negative Scanning - Digital & Film - Promote & Market Photographers

Photo Marketing Assoc. Int'l Newsline

Photophiles - French photo webzine

Photoshop Tutorials - Learn How To Do Anything
In Photoshop In 5 Minutes Or Less...Guaranteed! - If you use PS, go here!

Photosolve - Lenses/Converters, LCD Shades, more... - Photoshop Info & Tips - RAW Camera Software Info

Raynox Digital Camera Lenses/Filters

Scopetronix - Digicam Adapters

Sky & Telescope - How-To with Digital Cameras

Slideshow DVD Photo Service

SR Electronics - Digi-Slave Flashes

Vantage Data Recovery - Flash Cards, Hard Drives, CD/DVD - Photography cartoon strips

Underwater Digicams - Digital U/W housing

Canon BeBit Digital Camera UW Guide

DivePhotoGuide - Underwater Photographers

Fantasea - U/W Cameras, Housings

GB - U/W Camera Accessories

Ikelite Underwater cases for digicams

Marine Camera - Underwater Cases

SeaLife U/W Digital Cameras

UWFoto - Digital divers (English/German) - Digital photography for divers

360-Degree Imaging

360 Degrees of Freedom

360 Precision Tripod Heads

3D Advantage - Stereo Camera System

Fullscreen QTVR

How-To QuickTime VR for the Web

International VR Photography Association - Guide to Panoramas

Panoweaver for Windows and Mac OS

Pictosphere - the original Ipix inventor?

The VR Worx v2.0 - QTVR Tools

VRMAG - Devoted to 360°

Online Auctions - Digicams

eBay - Digital Cameras & Accessories

Ruts Cameras - New and Used Camera Marketplace

Intraoral/Medical Digital Imaging

PhotoMed International

Dine Corp - Digital Cameras & Ring Flashes