How to Become a Pro Photographer
There is a growing enthusiasm for digital photography and for good reason. The features and
quality packed into today’s digital cameras are nothing short of astounding. Tiny, fit-in-your pocket cameras are
now capable of producing images that, in some cases, surpass those of professional models from five or six years
ago — and at prices that were unheard of in years past. Digital SLR models, which accept interchangeable lenses,
are now remarkably inexpensive, too, making the step up to semi-pro features much more accessible to enthusiastic
For many people, though, figuring out how to use all the features offered by today’s cameras, let alone how to
download, organize, and share digital photos, is an intimidating proposition. First you have to deal with all the
traditional photography lingo — f-stop, shutter speed, depth of field — and on top of that, you then have to decode
a slew of digital buzzwords. Just what is a megapixel, anyway? If your professional photographer friend keeps
talking about “shooting Raw,” does that mean that you should do the same — whatever it is?
Our expert reports on digital photography answer all these questions and countless more. They help you assess your
current digital photography needs, determine the best gear and products to suit your style, and learn how to
combine the newest digital innovations with tried-and-true photography techniques.
In addition, we explain what happens after you get the shot, detailing the steps you need to take to download and
organize your picture files, produce great prints to hang on the living room wall, and share your favorite images
online. In short... we cover everything you need to know about digital photography.
CAMERA EQUIPMENT EXPERT REPORT SERIES
These reports help you stock your camera bag with the right equipment for the type of
photography that interests you and then get you started on your picture-taking adventures.
TAKING BASICS EXPERT REPORT SERIES
You’re embarking on what will hopefully be a long and fruitful relationship
with your new camera. To do so, you’ll want to spend some time understanding how it works and thinks. That's what
we cover in this report series.
YOUR PHOTOS EXPERT REPORT SERIES
Once you know the basics, it is time to take it up a step. In these reports we
delve deeper into the technical aspects of photo taking; focus techniques and settings. We also give you step by
step instructions on how to edit your photos so they appear thoroughly professional.
CAMERA TO COMPUTER EXPERT REPORT SERIES
After you fill up your camera with photos, you need to get them off the camera
and out into the world. These reports show you how to do that and more.