The clear, step-by-step techniques presented in this guide enable beginning and intermediate photographers to achieve professional results with their digital cameras. Basics covered include understanding the amount of resolution needed, setting the camera’s white balance, and shooting in any of the four standard exposure modes as well as how to best use flash and natural light, prevent camera shake, and pan the camera to catch action shots. Special tips for shooting nature images, portraits, and close-ups are provided. Particular advantages of digital cameras are discussed, such as their use in home remodeling, for documenting personal belongings, and for copy work. Explained are practical uses such as cataloging and outputting images; sending images over the Internet; archiving them on a CD or DVD; printing them from an inkjet printer; and using them to create greeting cards, calendars, and digital slide shows.