. . . Because every picture has a story to tell.
Thank you for visiting. I think you will find my blog posts as varied as my photographic and personal interests--a few of which I hope also appeal you. - Tammy Russell-Rice CPP

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Joining the Digital Club

So, you just got your first digital camera for Christmas and are now asking yourself,"What's a pixel?" Don't feel bad. For most folks, there is a learning curve when it comes to digital capture, especially if you are over 50 and have only known film cameras.

I, however, have good news for you. Everything you ever wanted to know about digital photography--from getting up and running to sharing on the web--has been addressed in the book In Easy Steps: Digital Photography for Seniors by Nick Vandome. Don't be fooled by the title though, this book actually is a must read for anyone just joining the digital club. I especially like the "Hot Tips" featured throughout. What's more, the size, illustrations and layout of the paperback make it a handy desk resource.

As a professional photographer, I am frequently asked for tips on common issues that beguile novices from brightening dull photos to making photos crisper. And these, too, are covered in this book using Photoshop Elements. As a bonus, Digital Photography for Seniors (for over 50s) also discusses sharing photos on the web using online sites such as Facebook.

All in all, this book makes the perfect companion to your first digital camera. And with a list price of just $14.99, it's cheaper than the batteries you just purchased!