The Digital Photography Companion
By (author) Derrick Story
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Digital Photography Companion by Derrick Story
Book DescriptionAre you ready to take photos that reflect your creative spirit, rather than just another set of snapshots? Then you want this book in your camera bag. Well-organized so you can look up topics quickly, "The Digital Photography Companion" gives you creative tips and technical advice for taking top-notch digital photos in a wide range of conditions, and for a variety of occasions. In other words, this book will help you make pictures that look better than everyone else's. Professional photographer and teacher Derrick Story, whose online tips and podcasts at "The Digital Story" have made him a popular photography blogger, gives you plenty of examples of how to capture great shots of people, places, landscapes, and more. He also provides a complete summary on camera features, tips for printing, sharing your images, and an overview of photo management applications.The chapters include: What is It? - Choose the right camera (DSLRs, compact cameras, or hybrids) and get a rundown on all of the typical features they offer, such as face detection, image stabilizers, diopter adjustment, focus assist light, RAM buffer, and more; How Does it Work? - this A-Z guide of digital camera controls explains everything from Aperture Value (Av) Mode and Autoexposure to White Balance, the Zoom/Magnify Control, and everything in between; and, Shoot Like a Pro - advice for a variety of photographic adventures, such as capturing existing light portraits, creating powerful landscape images, and shooting fireworks, underwater portraits, infrared photos, and more, along with lighting and filter tricks.It also includes: I've Taken Great Pictures, Now What? - You get complete advice for sharing your photos, converting from color to balck & white and more, plus an overview of photo management applications, from Adobe Photoshop Lightroom to Apple iPhoto; and Printing Made Easy - Printing doesn't have to be a painful experience. Learn various options, including direct printing without a computer, ordering out, and selecting the right inkjet printer for home (and what to do with it once you get it there.).You also get an appendix with Quick Reference Tables, as well as other useful tables scattered throughout the book. The "Digital Photography Companion" offers you friendly advice so you can try techniques that may never have occurred to you - approaches that will bring you more of what you're looking for when you click the shutter: Great looking pictures!
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780596517663
(216mm x 140mm x 12mm)
Imprint: O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
Publish Date: 4-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United States
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Photoshop CS4 Companion for Photographers, Paperback (November 2008)
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iPhoto '08 the Missing Manual, Paperback (January 2008)» View all books by Derrick Story
iPhoto 08 has events - a way of navigating through the digital photos you've taken over the years; the ability to hide photos and bring them back later; and, a unified search feature, so you can search by date, keyword and rating. This work explains how things work, with plenty of tips and tricks for mastering the iPhoto.
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Author Biography - Derrick Story
Derrick Story is the digital media evangelist for O'Reilly, as well as the author of Digital Photography Hacks and Digital Photography Pocket Guide. You can listen to his photo podcasts and read his tips at The Digital Story. Aperture fans might want to check out his co-authored video training on Lynda.com titled, Aperture 1.5 Beyond the Basics.
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