Monday, June 10, 2013

Dads Rock with DK Canada

Father's Day is just around the corner - Sunday, June 16 this year.
Have you picked up anything for the dad, grandpa or husband you'll be celebrating with that day? Not yet? Well, DK Canada has some great suggestions and 30% off a number of titles in their
I love to give books as a gift (go figure eh?) and must admit, my DH got his hands on one of his a bit early this year. Star Trek - The Visual Dictionary. Yes, he's a Trekkie. And we have many gadgets and books gracing our bookshelves - but not this one. So, he was pretty darn happy.
The subtitle is The Ultimate Guide to Characters, Aliens, and Technology. The verdict from my DH? It delivered. Every captain that has piloted the Enterprise is portrayed as well as their crew. Equipment too (Phasers on!) And every alien species ever encountered. (I do remember The Trouble with Tribbles) The book is well laid out, includes full colour photographs of everything with lots of detail. DH had lots of fun with this book. Unfortunately for me - it led to (re)watching remembered episodes!

Now I must admit that this book - The Beginner's Photography Guide - was for both of us. I kinda, sorta um dropped our old digital last year......and it was unrepairable. So, I upgraded to a newer (and with more features) digital camera last year. And I'm ashamed to admit that I really don't have a firm grasp on all that it can do. (And either does the DH) So this one is for both of us. With a subtitle of: The Ultimate Step-by-Step Manual for Getting the Most From Your Digital Camera, I thought I might find some answers!

The introduction confirmed I was on the right track."The aim of this book is simple: to provide you with a solid foundation in digital photography. It cuts through the jargon and complicated technicalities that can make the subject unnecessarily intimidating, and shows you how to the get the most out of your camera"

You know, I've heard the words bandied about and had a little understanding but I feel like I know have a firmer grasp of exposure, shooting modes, lighting, focusing and more. And that I can take control or used the automatic settings. There's a great chapter on editing your photos as well.

DK books are always filled with high quality colour photographs. And lots and lots of detail. I'm a visual learner, so I love their titles. And I definitely feel like I 'own' the camera a little more now. I'm really looking forward to just playing with it and getting some great outdoor shots this summer. DH says that's fine with him - he'll be on the couch watching Star Trek re runs.......


bermudaonion said...

I love DK Books!

Luanne said...

They are good aren't they? Always clear, concise, colourful and chock full of info!