The Shot Doctor

The Shot Doctor

The Amateur's Guide to Taking Great Digital Photos

Book - 2009
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Baker & Taylor
Presents instructions on how to take better photographs with digital cameras.


The Shot Doctor is a new kind of digital photography book that focuses on the “how-to” and less on the “how it works” or the technology behind the camera. This book is designed to be small enough to fit in your back pocket or in a camera bag. It is aimed at everyday parents, students, sporting enthusiasts, and average joes who just want to take decent pictures at their kids’ soccer games and dance recitals and who don’t aspire to make digital photography a hobby.


• Easy-to-follow when-why-how “recipes” help you set your camera to get great shots right away

• Beautiful full-color interior

• Step-by-step instructions for conquering everyday photography challenges, including sporting events, school recitals and performances, vacations, babies, children, and special events

• Simple explanations of camera controls help you understand when to use them, why they work, and how to use them

• Compact, stays-open design means you can carry it everywhere and refer to it while you’re taking pictures

• Visual before and after examples of common photography problems help you choose the right solution for your photography challenges


Mark Edward Soper has been using adjustable cameras since 1971 and digital cameras since 2000, for a total of more than 37 years as an enthusiastic and serious amateur photographer. Mr. Soper’s when-why-how approach to photography, which combines picture-based methods (take a picture, change settings, see how the picture improves), has been tested through years of teaching photography as well as by the hundreds of photographs he has taken for many of his books. Mark is the author of Easy Digital Cameras and Unleashing Windows Vista Media Center, as well as books on corporate and home networking, PC upgrades, home automation, and PC troubleshooting.



Category: Digital Photography

Covers: Digital Cameras

User Level: Beginner-Intermediate


Book News
This pocket (4.5x8"), plastic-comb-bound guide is aimed at parents, students, sporting enthusiasts, and average joes who just want to take decent photos and don't aspire to make digital photography a hobby. The when-why-how recipes help readers find their camera controls and understand when and how to use them and why they work. The book's step-by-step instructions for conquering everyday photography challenges such as sporting events, school recitals, vacations, babies and children, and special events are illustrated with color before and after examples of problems and solutions. An online appendix offers a glossary and FAQs. Soper has written other books on photography and software. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Indianapolis : Que Pub., c2009
ISBN: 9780789739483
Characteristics: v, 201 p. : col. ill. 21 cm


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