David Busch’s Quick Snap Guide to Photo Gear by David D. Busch

David Busch’s Quick Snap Guide to Photo Gear

David D. Busch and Dan Simon
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  • ISBN
    9781598634549 / 1598634542
  • Title David Busch’s Quick Snap Guide to Photo Gear
  • Author David D. Busch and Dan Simon
  • Category Photographic Equipment & Techniques
  • Format
  • Year 2009
  • Pages 258
  • Publisher
    Course Technology
  • Imprint Delmar Cengage Learning
  • Edition
  • Language English
  • Dimensions 231mm x 19mm x 185mm


Digital SLR cameras are currently the fastest growing segment of digital camera sales. As digital photography hobbyists and professionals become more skilled at using SLR cameras they will be looking for a book that will help them choose the gear and equipment to take their photography to the next level. “David Buschas Photo Gear Pro Secrets” shows avid photographers all the advanced gear they need a from tripods to photo bags to memory cards a and explains how to use each piece of equipment. The book also includes a chapter with do-it-yourself instructions on how to make your own digital SLR camera accessories.

Publisher Description

Get ready to take your digital SLR photography to the next level with "David Busch's Quick Snap Guide to Photo Gear " Inside this book you'll find all the useful gadgets and accessories you need to expand your photographic repertoire and explore new kinds of photography. Organized into easy to browse chapters that each cover a different type of gear, it includes a helpful introduction to everything from tripods to camera bags to filters to flashes to memory cards, and everything in between. And to help you choose the best gear for you, you'll find information on exactly what you should buy and why you need it. The book cuts through the confusion so you can select the perfect tools for the kind of photography you want to do. Laid out in two- to four-page spreads, you?ll find explanations of each product as well as full-color images to help illustrate and explain their uses and benefits. "David Busch's Quick Snap Guide to Photo Gear" provides you with everything you need to know to get started right away using helpful gear and accessories to enhance your photography skills and take compelling photos.

Introduction 1. Gear You Never Knew You Needed Raising the bar with gear and gadgets Improving quality Increasing opportunities and Capabilities 2. Pro Secrets About Tripods Tripod Overview Essential Features Tripod Heads Ball Heads Swivel Heads Quick Release Plates Monopods Lens Collars Panoramic Heads 3. Unusual Lenses and Accessories Fish-Eyes Perspective Control Defocus Control How Image Stabilization Works Ultra-Fast Lenses Converter Lenses Exotic Filters White Balance Filters Slide Duplicators Bellows Extension Tubes Macro Couplers Lens Babies 4. Pro Guide to Memory and Storage Options Memory Cards Eggs in One Basket? Personal Storage Devices External Hard Disks Pro Card Readers Card Safes PCMCIA Adapters 5. Camera Add-Ons: Exotic and Mundane Wireless Connectivity Infrared remotes Wired remotes Time-lapse remotes GPS Underwater housings Eyepiece Extenders Magnifiers Vertical Grips Best Screen Protectors LCD Hoods and Angle Finders LCD Screen Loupes Sensor Cleaning Gear 6. Pro Secrets of Lighting Equipment Monolights vs. AC Packs Softboxes Umbrellas Lighting Tents and Sheds Collapsible Reflectors Slaves Voltage Isolators Wireless Camera Triggers Macro Rings External Portable Flash Flash Diffusers Flash Meters Flash Brackets 7. Pro Guide to Bags Backpacks Slingpacks Should packs Cases for Travel Carry-on Considerations Bag Accessories Tripod Cases Camera vests Glossary Index

Author Biography

With more than a million books in print, David D. Busch is a best-selling author of books on digital photography and imaging technology, and the originator of popular series like “David Busch's Pro Secrets” and “David Busch's Quick Snap Guides.” He has written eight hugely successful guidebooks for Nikon digital SLR models, and the most comprehensive manuals for dSLRs from Canon, Sony, and other vendors. His many other books devoted to digital photography include “David Busch's Digital Infrared Pro Secrets” and “Mastering Digital SLR Photography.” As a roving photojournalist for more than 20 y

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