Beyond Snapshots: How to Take That Fancy DSLR Camera Off “Auto” and Photograph Your Life like a Pro

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Beyond-Snapshots-Photography-Book-Giveaway-Babble.pngHere at dPS we have a wonderful array of talented writers, bloggers and photographers involved in creating our blog and eBooks.

One of this team – Rachel Devine, author of our Kids Photography eBook – Click! – has just released her brand new book (a real… paper book) that I’m sure many of our readers will love.

It’s called Beyond Snapshots: How to Take That Fancy DSLR Camera Off “Auto” and Photograph Your Life like a Pro

Rachel teamed up with photographer Peta Mazey to author this book and I think it makes the perfect companion to Rachel’s dPS eBook and will be perfect for anyone wanting to not only take pictures of their kids – but anything that happens in their day to day life – pets, family, friends etc.

Beyond Snapshots covers a lot of great topics including:

  • Common beginner mistakes and how to avoid them
  • How to take portraits of your children, friends, pets—even yourself
  • How to capture light to make your photos more dramatic
  • How to make colors pop, eyes sparkle, and skin tones more realistic
  • How to capture the uniqueness and wonder of your family, friends, and world

Beyond Snapshots is available today for you to purchase at Amazon for just under $16 – 36% off it’s normal pricegrab your copy here.

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Darren Rowse

is the editor and founder of Digital Photography School and SnapnDeals.

He lives in Melbourne Australia and is also the editor of the ProBlogger Blog Tips. Follow him on Instagram, on Twitter at @digitalPS or on Google+.

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  • ccting

    Wow, a great book..

  • i’m waiting to have this amazing book in my hands!!
    date estimate: Friday April 13, 2012!!!
    woow (:

  • robin t

    I have it and its wonderful!

  • I’ve been shooting in M (manual) for a while, and lets just say, you should too.

    http://disney-photography-blog.blogspot.com/

  • Sounds like a great book.

  • Lisa

    Just the book I’ve been looking for…one that included that though process behind taking the photo. I’ve ordered it. Thanks for sharing this.

  • TeaD

    Great book! Really! I bought the book as soon as it was available from amazon. One can tell that the authors put a lot of time, care and passion into this book. I would recommend this book wholeheartedly to anybody who is interested in learning to not only take pictures but to SEE in a different way-creative way. Wonderful book!

  • Great presentation! Thank you for explaining ways to create professional snapshots. I am sure that this will be useful for many people who wish to create stunning visuals within a short span of time.

  • The best way to get out of auto and in to manual is to just do it. Just remember to keep in mind how depth of field is affected by aperture size and focal length. You can also bracket around aperture manually. Also, when photographing action, make sure that the shutter speed is faster than the focal length. For example use 1/250 or faster on a 200MM lens. It is simply that simple. Also, think about continuous focus versus single point focus. There other considerations such as white balance, metering, and d-lighting, so experiment with these as well.

  • Claire

    Bought the book as soon as I read the article and have spent the last couple of evenings in bed with book & camera looking at all the settings….
    Now I just need to get going and use the help when actually taking photos…
    The perfect book, just what I was looking for!

Some Older Comments

  • Claire April 1, 2012 05:35 pm

    Bought the book as soon as I read the article and have spent the last couple of evenings in bed with book & camera looking at all the settings....
    Now I just need to get going and use the help when actually taking photos...
    The perfect book, just what I was looking for!

  • Bloice Davison March 30, 2012 04:16 pm

    The best way to get out of auto and in to manual is to just do it. Just remember to keep in mind how depth of field is affected by aperture size and focal length. You can also bracket around aperture manually. Also, when photographing action, make sure that the shutter speed is faster than the focal length. For example use 1/250 or faster on a 200MM lens. It is simply that simple. Also, think about continuous focus versus single point focus. There other considerations such as white balance, metering, and d-lighting, so experiment with these as well.

  • Janet March 30, 2012 02:51 pm

    Great presentation! Thank you for explaining ways to create professional snapshots. I am sure that this will be useful for many people who wish to create stunning visuals within a short span of time.

  • TeaD March 30, 2012 02:50 pm

    Great book! Really! I bought the book as soon as it was available from amazon. One can tell that the authors put a lot of time, care and passion into this book. I would recommend this book wholeheartedly to anybody who is interested in learning to not only take pictures but to SEE in a different way-creative way. Wonderful book!

  • Lisa March 30, 2012 06:43 am

    Just the book I've been looking for...one that included that though process behind taking the photo. I've ordered it. Thanks for sharing this.

  • Ramon B. Nuez Jr. March 30, 2012 05:21 am

    Sounds like a great book.

  • Alexx March 30, 2012 04:16 am

    I've been shooting in M (manual) for a while, and lets just say, you should too.

    http://disney-photography-blog.blogspot.com/

  • robin t March 30, 2012 04:03 am

    I have it and its wonderful!

  • valentina mantovani March 30, 2012 03:25 am

    i'm waiting to have this amazing book in my hands!!
    date estimate: Friday April 13, 2012!!!
    woow (:

  • ccting March 29, 2012 10:25 am

    Wow, a great book..

  • Danferno March 29, 2012 07:19 am

    [Book Launch]

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