Take your photography to the next level

DSLR Photography for Beginners - Salvatore Ventura - Second Edition

Your time is valuable, and so is your money. For the price of a coffee and few hours of reading, you can consolidate what you already know, learn something new, and master all of the photography principles that you really need.

No lengthy books. No DVDs. No monthly subscriptions.

What people like you say about this book

"It's short, to the point, accurate, and has clear explanations"
"Best book on the topic: no fluff, great examples"


Part I

Here I describe the DSLR camera system, followed by the basics of exposure and the interactions between aperture, shutter speed and ISO. This is followed by an analysis and explanation of modern DSLR focusing, metering, and shutter settings.

Part II

Here I list several quick tips gathered from personal experience and renowned photographers, and then I explain advanced techniques that can be leveraged for additional effect.

Part III

Here we analyze what makes a great picture and provide even more composition tips with visual examples.

My name is Salvatore Ventura, I am a commercial photographer based in San Francisco Bay Area with a passion for traveling and a mission for making great photographs accessible to everyone.


This book is for beginner photographers who have started exploring a more manual approach to photography and would like some help in making better sense of aperture, shutter speed and ISO, the creative flexibility they offer, and the DSLR as a creative instrument.

Through ten chapters divided in three sections, I guide you on a journey that begins by explaining the technical aspects of taking an photograph, and ends with tips and inspiring examples on how to create better images. Most chapters also have exercises that will help knowledge consolidation.

DSLR Photography for Beginners - Salvatore Ventura - Second Edition

This compact guide will take your photography to the next level.

Available on Amazon, Apple Books, Google Play, Barns&Noble, Rakuten Kobo, Scribd, and more.

Also available in full color printed edition, on Amazon only.