Digital camera sales exceeded film cameras for the first time in 2003. Clearly, the digital era is here to stay. To master digital photography, however, users not only need to understand how the cameras work, but they need to understand the fundamentals of photography. In the newest edition of Complete Digital Photography users learn the basics of photography and then learn how to apply these principles to their digital camera. This book is far more than just a user's manual for using a digital camera: it teaches the fundamental skills needed to take good photographs - digital or film. When new photographers understand these principles, they'll be able to use the amazing capabilities of their digital cameras much more effectively. And, experienced photographers will gain new insights into how traditional techniques can be applied in the digital realm. This newest edition has been completely updated and revised to ensure accurate and current coverage of the latest technological advances in cameras and software. As with previous editions, the technology coverage is written from a relatively generic viewpoint, so that users can make informed decisions based on what they really need from their camera, without the influence of marketing hype for a specific product. Throughout the book, users explore photography concepts and techniques and then put them to work in practical, easy-to-follow tutorials. The tutorials are written to be done with most photo editing tools, but Adobe Photoshop[registered] CS and Elements will be used as the primary examples in the book.