Ok, explain it to me again please.

There are a lot of folks out there who are either asking questions or are asked the question:

“Can you explain a bit of the digital photography world to me? And please, start from the simplest explanation.”

We’ve checked out a lot of DVD’s, pamphlets, cd-roms for the best beginner explanations.
And I mean alot!

The folks that give the simplest and most direct basic primer are the people at JUMPSTART GUIDES.

You may have seen these DVD’s at you camera store, as they are usually given out with the purchase of a camera.

We believe that people should be informed way before they make the purchase call. The manufacturers would be wise to let you check out the camera features in an easy to understand mannerbefore you buy. Yes, there is info available, but it becomes so technical, many people start glazing over.

In 30 mins of watching this DVD you will have a basic working knowledge of digital cameras. No kidding.

Now we said a BASIC knowledge. There is a series they put out that goes into the specifics of many current DSLRs.

The hardest thing for an instructional producer to do is keep up with the latest gear. but they have a Nikon D200 and A Canon 30D DVD. We’ll review those another time.

The production value is simple,the information presented in a straightforward and easy to understand manner.
There are references ( and savings coupons) to specifc products they reccommend. Your call on those items.
We are not here to endorse those products but rather discuss the merits of the DVD.

All of that said, there is good stuff here.

Jumpstart Guides cover:
• Camera features and functions
• White balance
• ISO settings
• Quality settings
• Principles of photography
• Depth of field
• Aperture and shutter priority
• Program modes
• How to get sharp images
and more…

So the next time a friend, relative (ok, maybe you) are looking for the ABC’s, check one of these out.

AND…because we and jumpstartguides believe in sharing the info, they have graciously given us DVD’s to pass onto you totally free. When we bought one to check out it was $19.95. Free is better.

There are 5 GUIDE TO DIGITAL CAMERA DVD’s (w/ $100 in coupons) and 4 GUIDE TO DIGITAL SLR CAMERAS DVD’s (w/ $130 in coupons) They did give us 5 but we had to watch one. Our goal is to taste test stuff for you first.

Sign up to the mailing list, then send us an email letting us know which one you want. And an address to ship to please.
Thats all.

This is an additional giveaway this week. Next one will be sent to our mailing list subscribers on Weds. Sign up before then to get in on it.

This week there will more reviews ( some more pro gear), gallery notices, and general news in the world of photography.

Do you know someone who is a great photographer but perhaps makes their money in another way ,that we should profile ? We are open to submissions. Just send a brief descrition of the photographic style and the day job.

A warm welcome to our many new readers from Europe. Let us know about the galleries in your areas so we can spread the word.

Damon Webster

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  • “The Power of Photography: National Geographic 125 Years”
  • Current to April 27th, 2014
  • 2000 Avenue of the Stars, #10
  • Century City, CA. 90067
  • Tel: 213.403.3000
  • ICP
  • Capa in Color
  • January 31–May 4, 2014
  • 1133 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street
  • New York, NY 10036
  • Phone: 212.857.0000
  • Getty Center
  • A Royal Passion: Queen Victoria and Photography
  • February 4–June 8, 2014
  • 1200 Getty Center Drive
  • Los Angeles, CA. 90049
  • Tel: 310-440-7300
  • Yossi Milo Gallery
  • David Goldes, Electro-graphs
  • January 30–March 8, 2014
  • 245 Tenth Avenue
  • New York,NY 10001
  • Tel: 212-414-0370
  • Howard Greenberg Gallery
  • Bernice Abbott and Charles Marville
  • February 27-April 12,2014
  • 41 East 57th Street, Suite 1406
  • New York,NY 10022
  • Tel: 212-334-0100
  • Staley-Wise Gallery
  • Real and Surreal
  • Feb. 27-April 19th, 2014
  • 560 Broadway
  • New York,NY
  • 10012
  • Phone: 1-212-966-6223
  • Museum of Modern Art
  • A World of Its Own: Photographic Practices in the Studio
  • February 8–October 5, 2014
  • 11 West 53rd Street
  • NYC,NY
  • 10019-5497
  • (212) 708-9400
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Charles Marville: Photographer of Paris
  • January 29–May 4, 2014
  • 1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd Street)
  • New York, NY 10028
  • Phone: 212-535-7710

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