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Over 110,000 readers in more than 75 countries are taking control of their cameras
and improving their photography with Full Stop camera guides!

Ten Steps to Better dSLR Photography
e-book user's guide 
The Guide to Taking Control of Your Camera and the Images You Create

dslr, digital, slr, camera, photography, guide, book, ebook, manual, how to, use, tutorial, instruction, for dummies, tips, tricks Ten Steps to Better dSLR Photography Douglas Klostermann Ten Steps to Better dSLR Photography is an e-book guide to help digital SLR photographers take control of their camera and the images they create.

Capturing great images with your dSLR should not be the occasional result of chance and luck. By taking control of your camera, its functions, and its settings you can begin to work with consistency and intention and take the photos you desire.

Readers of Doug's popular dSLR camera guides such as Nikon D5100 Experience and Your World 60D have benefited from his clear and concise explanations of digital SLR photography functions and concepts. With Ten Steps to Better dSLR Photography all photographers including Sony, Pentax, and Olympus dSLR users can learn these essential elements necessary for taking full advantage of a dSLR including how, when and why to use the camera’s various functions and settings.

(If you bought one of my camera guides to a specific camera such as Nikon D5100 Experience or Your World 60D, you do not necessarily need this guide too, as there is a large overlap of content.  This guide is aimed towards users of cameras for which I do not yet offer a specific guide.)

With this guide you will learn:

  • Controlling Your Autofocus System - focus where you want for sharp photos of still and moving subjects.

  • Understanding Apertures and using Aperture Priority Mode to capture dramatic depth of field.

  • Understanding Shutter Speed and using Shutter Priority Mode to freeze or express action.

  • Understanding Manual Mode and how to take full control of your exposure settings.

  • Choosing the Metering Mode, Adjusting Exposure Compensation, and Using the Histogram for proper exposure in all lighting situations.

  • Determining proper ISO Settings and White Balance Settings.

  • Selecting JPEG or RAW image file format to save your images.

  • Improving Image Composition

  • The Image Taking Process - a tutorial making use of all the steps learned.

  • …and more!

You can preview Ten Steps to Better dSLR Photography at the link below. The preview shows the Table of Contents, Introduction, and sample text pages:


This 54 page illustrated PDF guide can help the novice or intermediate photographer better understand their camera and how to take full advantage of its capabilities, to consistently capture better images, whether you shoot with a Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax, or Olympus dSLR camera.

Author:  Douglas Klostermann
Page Count:
  54 pages, illustrated
ISBN:  978-1-4524-4764-3  
Please contact me to purchase the PDF, or click the links below to purchase other formats of the guide.

This PDF e book can be read on:

-Your computer and printed on your printer
-Your e-reader device, Nook, or Kindle (note: Contact me for a MOBI version if you cannot open the secured PDF file on your Kindle).
-iPad / iPhone - instructions on the FAQ page
-Android tablet - Galaxy, Xoom, Playbook, etc. (note: Contact me for an EPUB version if you cannot open the secured PDF file on your Playbook).

Other versions of Ten Steps to Better dSLR Photography are available:
The Kindle edition is available on Amazon
The Nook version is available at BarnesandNoble.com
The iPad and iBooks version is available through iTunes or through the iBooks App on your iPhone/iPad.

Take control of your dSLR camera and the images you create!

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What Readers are Saying about Doug’s Previous dSLR Camera Guides:

This book, together with the manual that came with your camera, is all you need to start discovering all the potential of this camera.

-Max M.


It’s the first guide I've read which has taken me through all the settings in an understandable way. I now feel that I have control over the camera

-Peter S.


I would recommend this to anyone who wants to get a quick start to using their camera.  Manuals are nice, but this eBook highlights the important information and gives a quick easy to understand explanation of most all of the functions and controls.

-Ray M.


This manual is a clearly written, concise and useful explanation of the rationale for the seemingly infinite and often confusing settings options.  Used in conjunction with the (camera's) manual I feel a bit more confident in understanding how to at last proceed in getting better photographs.



A comprehensive and concise guide for hobbyists who desire to enhance their photography experiences.  I highly recommend this guide to anyone who wants to get out of auto mode and learn how to take high-quality photos.  The instructions and explanations are easy to follow and well organized.  The guide is a portable class on digital photography!  A must-have if you want to learn how to use your camera to its fullest advantage.

-Elizabeth J.


I don't know how I could fully take advantage of all the features my camera has to offer without this publication!  It's well-organized, easy to understand, and succinct enough to keep your attention while still containing a wealth of information, tips and tricks to get the most out of your camera.  I'm very happy that I found this guide.

-Nathan K.


Doug Klostermann is a travel, culture, and humanitarian photographer dedicated to documenting the work of international aid organizations. He has photographed for numerous organizations in Latin America and the United States, been recognized by the United Nations Development Programme for his humanitarian photography, and been published in magazines and books including Conde Nast Traveler, Sherman's Travel, South American Explorer, and Viva Travel Guides. Doug is a member of the National Press Photographers Association. View his images at www.dojoklo.com.  Learn more about photography equipment and techniques on his blog Picturing Change at http://blog.dojoklo.com/.

Learn to take control of your camera and consistently capture better photos
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