Digital Photography

Digital Photography : Top 100 Simplified Tips and Tricks

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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
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • 0764544470
  • 9780764544477

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.
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"...very useful...crystal clear imagery and layout that is easy on the eye...a great guide for excellent source of knowledge..." (Digital Creative Arts, November 2003)
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