A lavishly illustrated demonstration of what you can do with a digital camera, Start with a Digital Camera mimics a traditional photography text.
It teaches how to choose a subject, arrange lighting, compose frames, work with models, and capture fast action.
The author, a graphic designer, also discusses various styles of photography (landscapes, still lifes, portraits, and so on) available for exploration. But rather than discuss film, chemical development, and darkroom techniques, Odam digs into the special quirks and capabilities of digital photography.
He explains--with the help of many beautiful color illustrations--how to manipulate electronic photographs on a personal computer.