Because we are professional photographers with decades of experience, photo enthusiasts often ask us why they cannot get the picture they want. The answer is simple. They were setting their camera to "Auto" or "Program" mode and hoping that this would give them a great picture. But great pictures require more than the touch of a button. Whether you have an expensive D-SLR (Digital-Single Lens Reflex) camera, a point-n-shoot model, or you are just looking for your fist digital camera, this book makes it easy to learn the basics of photography. We present sample pictures taken with our own digital cameras so you can see exactly what we’re talking about.
There is only one way to get better pictures out of your camera: knowing the basics, and some practice. And just because you have an expensive camera, you won’t automatically take a better picture. By the way, did we mention that most of these basic skills you are going to learn will also work on your old film camera?