Our very own camera reviewer here at Pocket-lint.co.uk, Doug Harman, has written a digital photography handbook for readers to get the very most out of taking great pictures with their digital camera.

The Digital Photography Handbook is a concise, practical and easy-to-use guide that demystifies the image capture and digital darkroom process with great tips and techniques designed to enhance and improve picture taking and making - in easy-to-follow, jargon-free, step-by-step stages.

The 224 page book covers every important aspect, from the basics of handling and how digital cameras work, to improving photography through advice on focusing, apertures, and shutter speeds, readers will soon learn how to take control for themselves.

The Digital Photography Handbook also details professional tips and techniques, while providing creative photographic ideas to help improve any image, from a simple snapshot to a more considered composition.

Doug Harman has over 15 years experience as a technical photographic journalist, photographer and digital technology tester. He has written extensively for numerous digital and ‘analogue' photography magazines and websites including: Amateur Photographer, Total Digital Photography, What Digital Camera, Photography Monthly and Professional Photographer and Pocket-lint.co.uk.

The book will be available to buy from the 1 January 2006