eSpotlight - Camera Day

Canon Camera
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Thursday, June 29 is Camera Day. If you have an interest in cameras or photography, we have plenty of eResources to help you out, whether you're looking for photography tips, researching the perfect camera to buy, need to learn how to use your camera, or looking to learn how to improve your photos with post-processing. Photography Courses

A great eResource to learn more about photography is There are hundreds of courses in the Photography category alone, ranging from basic photography tips, to specific camera tutorials, to how to find the perfect lighting, to how to process your digital photographs in Lightroom or other software. is a fantastic resource and is free to use on a computer with your San José Public Library card. Photography Courses

eBooks and eMedia on Photography

Most of our eBook services have several eBooks available on photography tip and techniques, how to do post-processing on your photos, and more. There are lots to choose from, but here are a few favorites:

Langford's Basic PhotographyABCs of Beautiful LightPhotograph Like a ThiefThe Unforgettable PhotographThe Adobe Photoshop CC BookDigital SLR Photography All-in-One for Dummies

And here are the various services that have photography related eBooks:

In addition, we also have National Geographic's The Great Courses on photography available as eMovies from Hoopla:

The Great Courses: Fundamentals of PhotographyThe Great Courses: Fundamentals of Photography IIThe Great Courses: Masters of PhotographyThe Great Courses: Art of Travel Photography

Shopping for the Perfect Camera

Consumer Reports and Consumer Reports Buying Guide are great place to start when looking for the perfect camera to buy. EBSCO also has several other magazines that offer reviews or information on cameras. Here are some of the more recent articles with recommendations and ratings on cameras:

Photography eMagazines

We also have some excellent photography eMagazines available through RBdigital Magazines:

ShutterbugDigital PhotoDigital Photo proOutdoor PhotographerPopular Photography

You can find these eResources and more on our eBooks & eMedia page and our eLearning page.


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