Digital Photography : Top 100 Simplified Tips and Tricks
This title presents visual learners and adventurous users with useful and surprising techniques that can be used to make better digital photos, prints, and photo-based projects, and helps people work smarter by teaching 100 tips, tricks, and techniques for getting more done in less time. It uses the award-winning Visual Learning System, a task-oriented approach with highly visual two-page tutorials, and step-by-step screen shots in full color on every page.
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- Paperback | 240 pages
- 215.9 x 254 x 15.2mm | 798.34g
- 22 Aug 2003
- John Wiley & Sons Inc
- Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
- Foster City, United States
Table of contents
1. Get Ready to Take Photos. Task #1. Select Good Photo Opportunities. Task #2. Know Why You Are Taking Photos. Task #3. Master Your Camera to Get Great Photos. Task #4. Choose the Image File Format to Suit your Needs. Task #5. Set Image Resolution and Compression Level. Task #6. Control Camera's Light Sensitivity with ISO Setting. Task #7. Improve Color with White Balance Setting. Task #8. Shoot for Digital Editing. Task #9. Pack for a Successful and Enjoyable Shoot. 2. Take Better Photos. Task #10. Assess Shooting Conditions. Task #11. Consider the Possibilities. Task #12. Compose for Maximum Effect. Task #13. Shoot Photos Based on a Theme. Task #14. Work to Develop Your Style. Task #15. Shoot Details to Create Interest. Task #16. Compose for Final Print Proportions. Task #17. Shoot Better Using EXIF Data. Task #18. Get Good Photos with Patience, Practice, and Effort. 3. Control Exposure. Task #19. Understanding Exposure to Get the Photos You Want. Task #20. Discover Different Exposure Modes. Task #21. Choose an Appropriate Exposure Metering Mode. Task #22. Using the Histogram to Get the Exposure You Want. Task #23. Improve Exposure with Exposure Compensenation. Task #24. Avoid Blown--out Highlights. Task #25. Understanding Dynamic Range. Task #26. Combine Two Photos to Get Full Dynamic Range. 4. Control Focus and Depth of Field. Task #27. Achieve Sharp Focus Using a Tripod. Task #28. Control Focus with Focus Area Selection. Task #29. Show Action Using a Slow Shutter Speed. Task #30. Add Drama by Panning with the Subject. Task #31. Control Focus Creatively with Manual Focus. Task #32. Understanding Depth of Field. Task #33. Create Cool Effects with Depth of Field. Task #34. Understanding Focal Length. Task #35. Control Perspective with Focal Length. Task #36. Control Background with Focal Length and Aperture. 5. Shoot in Good Light. Task #37. Pick Good Light for Better Photos. Task #38. Shoot Haze or Fog. Task #39. Silhouette Your Subject. Task #40. Learn when to Shoot with a Built--in Flash. Task #41. Reveal Detail with a Fill Flash. Task #42. Add a Catch Light to Subjects' Eyes. Task #43. Prevent Red Eye. Task #44. Add Natural Light with a Reflector. Task #45. Shoot Close--Ups with a Macro Ring Light. Task #46. Illuminate Portraits with Window Light. Task #47. Take Advantage of the Golden Hour. 6. Creative Photo Ideas. Task #48. Focus Attention on the Subject. Task #49. Shoot Color for Dramatic Photos. Task #50. Show Movement with a Neutral Density Filter. Task #51. Control Reflection with a Polarizer. Task #52. Shoot Photos for a Panorama. Task #53. Shoot Photos with a WOW! Factor. Task #54. Shoot Scenes with Low Contrast. Task #55. Shoot when Seasons Change. Task #56. Shoot Patterns and Shapes. Task #57. Shoot with a Plan to Edit Digitally. Task #58. Experiment to Create Unique Photos. Task #59. Shoot in Low Light for Rich Colors. 7. Edit Images with Adobe Photoshop Elements. Task #60. Learn the Best Editing Sequence. Task #61. Convert RAW Files with Adobe Camera RAW. Task #62. Convert RAW Files with Capture One DSLR LE. Task #63. Use the Clone Stamp Tool to Remove Unwanted Elements. Task #64. Edit a Selected Area. Task #65. Keep Track of Your Edits. Task #66. Test Retouching and Restoring Edits Using Adjustment Layers. Task #67. Create a Panorama. Task #68. Hand--Color Black--and--White Photos. Task #69. Protect and Preserve Original Photo Files. Task #70. Resize a Batch of Digital Photos. Task #71. Save Photos for Use on the Web. 8. Adjust Tonal Range and Color with Adobe Photoshop Elements. Task #72. Check Photo Exposure with the Histogram. Task #73. Check for Color Casts with the Info Palette. Task #74. Fix Under-- or Overexposed Photos. Task #75. Understanding Contrast. Task #76. Restore Image Detail by Setting Black and White Points. Task #77. Improve Image Contrast with a Levels Layer. Task #78. Adjust Backlighting with the Adjust Backlighting Command. Task #79. Reveal Detail in Shadows with the Fill Flash Filter. Task #80. Lighten or Darken a Selected Portion of a Photo. Task #81. Remove Color Casts with the Color Cast Command. Task #82. Adjust Color with a Hue/Saturation Layer. 9. Make Photographic Prints. Task #83. Understanding Color Management. Task #84. Crop a Photo to a Specified Size. Task #85. Make a Large Print. Task #86. Sharpen a Digital Photo. Task #87. Precisely Position Photos on a Page. Task #88. Print Multiple Photos on a Page. Task #89. Print Thumbnails. Task #90. Order Prints Online. 10. Digital Photo Projects. Task #91. Organize Your Digital Photos. Task #92. Share Digital Photos with AOL Instant Messenger. Task #93. Archive Your Digital Photo Collection to a DVD--ROM. Task #94. Create a PDF Slideshow. Task #95. Create a Digital Photo Album. Task #96. Create a Web Photo Gallery. Task #97. Create a Video Slideshow. Task #98. Create a Photo Calendar. Task #99. Create a Photo Greeting Card. Task #100. Create a Photo Montage.
"...very useful...crystal clear imagery and layout that is easy on the eye...a great guide for newcomers...an excellent source of knowledge..." (Digital Creative Arts, November 2003)