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Tables of Contents for The Complete Idiot's Guide to Photography Like a Pro
Part 1: Cameras: Tools of the Trade
You and Your Camera
The story of photography, and where you fit in.
35mm Point-and-Shoot Cameras
Easy-to-use cameras range from throw-away boxes to versatile devices that can take you as far into photography as you wish to go.
Things you'll find in cameras, and what they mean to you.
Master the Mechanics
Don't be afraid of your camera...it's just a tool.
APS: Amazingly, Positively Simple!
Is the new APS system better than 35mm?
Part 2: Other Vital Stuff
All About Films
The stuff of which pictures are made, and how to choose the right one.
The camera handles exposure automatically...doesn't it?
Processing: Turning Your Film into Pictures
Turning film into pictures---there are more ways than you think.
Why some cameras have interchangeable eyes.
The Brilliance of Flash
Handy light whenever and wherever you need it.
Useful Shooting Accessories
Some useful (and not-so-useful) stuff.
They are to the photographer what seasonings are to the chef; here's a quick culinary lesson.
Part 3: How to Make Better Photos with Any Camera, Right Now
The Secret Is in the Seeing
How to turn snapshots into photographs.
Does the Camera See What I See?
Learning to use this to your advantage.
Shedding Light on the Subject
Making your pictures come alive using a few simple lighting ideas.
Part 4: How to Photograph...
How to Photograph People
Secrets for capturing the most popular photo subjects.
How to Photograph Landscapes
Better landscape shots---the secret is in the timing.
How to Photograph Action
Sharp or blurred, it's up to you.
How to Get Closer to Your Subjects
There's a whole world waiting to be captured up close.
How to Photograph Great, Outdoors
Flora and fauna and more.
How to bring back pictures of your trip that your family and friends will enjoy seeing.
Using the Light That Is There
You don't need a studio---nature and man provide lots of great lighting for you.
Part 5: Extras! Extras!
In-Camera Special Effects
Sure, they're gimmicks---but they're fun, and can produce some interesting images.
How to get pictures into your computer, what to do with them once they're there, and how to get them back out.
A Buying Photo Equipment
Making your photography purchase a good experience.
Displaying Your Pictures
Showing off your work to the best advantage.
Photo Addresses and Web Sites
How to contact photo-equipment manufacturers.
My favorite photo books.