Shooting Digital is full of valuable advice for digital photographers
of any level, whether you are just starting to use a digital
camera, or a professional switching to a digital workflow.
Aaland takes 28 years of experience and passes it on to you.
He covers both equipment and techniques. You will learn what
to look for when shopping for a digital camera by comparing
camera features to the results you need: do you want to do
landscape photography, or portrait photography? Are great panoramas
important to you? Whatever your needs, Aaland gives advice
on the features you should look for to match your own photography
You’ll learn when to use camera settings to get a great
shot, or what to do to fix problem shots when you need a software
solution. He even gives comparisons on some of the best digital
imaging software on the market today, for both editing and
You’ll learn how to get the pictures into the computer
after you shoot. He takes you through creating panoramas, slideshows
and getting the photos on the web. You’ll learn to photograph
children, animals and even yourself. If you want to learn to
set up lighting for studio-like shots---that’s in here
too. You’ll even see how to use your digital camera to
create animated gifs or mini-movies.
Extreme heat, humidity, and cold take their toll on film,
and by using a digital camera Aaland shows you how to get around
many of the limitations photographers find using traditional
media. He takes you to the depths of the ocean for great shots,
and tells you how to get great shots from the sky. Shooting
at night presents special problems, and this is covered here
If you can buy only one book on digital photography, this
should be it!