Teach Yourself VISUALLY Digital Photography, Fourth Edition is a brand new take by a brand new author and professional photographer, who packs this book with heaps of essential tasks and new photos. Step-by-step screen shots show you best practices for completing more than 125 digital photography activities, including composing and lighting pictures; mixing and matching focus and lens settings; cropping, resizing, and sharpening photos; and enhancing photos with software. You'll find great tips and tricks for capturing your best photos and turning them into impressive prints and photo-based projects.As digital photography technology and photo-editing software evolve, so do the latest digital photography techniques Explores essential digital photography concepts, including composition, lighting, focus, sharpening, and enhancing photos with photo-editing software Demonstrates through step-by-step instructions and numerous, full-color screen shots and photos, so you can see exactly how to perform tasks Offers tips and tricks to help you make the best captures and turn them into impressive prints and photo-based projects
See how to produce your best digital photographs ever with this easy-to-follow visual guide!
After reviewing hundreds of digital cameras and photo services in his weekly New York Times column, David Pogue knows digital photography. With this new Missing Manual you will:
Get expert advice on how to choose a digital camera, including information on the only specs that matter. (Hint: it's not about megapixels).Learn the basics of lighting, composition, and shooting lots of photosUnderstand how to choose the best camera settings for 20 different scenariosUnravel the problems of correcting images and storing themLearn David's tips and tricks for sharing and printing imagesGet a special troubleshooting section you can turn to when things go wrong
David Pogue's witty, authoritative voice has demystified the Mac, Windows, iPods and iPhones for millions of readers. Now, he offers step-by-step instructions and plenty of friendly advice to help you join in the fun and get real satisfaction from digital photography.
Taking great "people pictures" isn't a matter of luck. The secret is in observing your subjects and connecting with them, and then using your camera to its best advantage. This new edition uses full-color photos to demonstrate how to work with lighting, location, angle, composition, physical characteristics, and environment in either portrait or candid situations. Professional photographer and veteran author Erin Manning offers invaluable advice for handling the unique challenges of photographing babies, large and small groups, and action.
Assignments at the end of each chapter encourage you to test your newfound skills, while visiting pwsbooks.com allows you to post your work and benefit from feedback and constructive criticism.Explains how to study your subjects in their natural habitat, while you observe how they react and interact Features invaluable advice from veteran author Erin Manning that shares simple techniques for improving photos of babies and children Zeroes in on how to best capture facial expressions Highlights ways to tell a story with a series of candid photos Helps you add interest to large-group shots
When you apply the techniques featured on the pages of Portrait and Candid Photography Photo Workshop, 2nd Edition, you'll watch your subjects come to life.
With the iPad for Photographers, Second Edition, novice to pro shooters will discover everything that the iPad has to offer with simple step-by-step instructions and the latest real-world advice for:
Importing photos from a camera or memory cards using the iPad Camera Connection Kit or Lightning Camera adapters. Transferring photos wirelessly while you’re shooting, using Wi-Fi SD cards or adapters, or controlling the camera remotely with devices such as the CamRanger and CameraMator. Organizing and rating images and assigning keyword tags in the field, and integrating them later with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom on your computer. Editing photos with iPhoto, Adobe Photoshop Touch, and other image adjustment tools. Using portfolio software to create and deliver impressive iPad presentations for prospective clients.
In this fully updated guide, photographers will learn other clever uses for their iPad including backing up photos in the field, tracking outdoor light conditions, and other techniques. Visit the book’s website at ipadforphotographers.com for updates and additional information.
Part one looks at the cameras, the lenses and other hardware accessories, explains the technology behind them and helps you choose exactly what you need. Part two explores the art of photography itself, from composing a shot to considerations such as depth of field, focus or exposure. It also examines a series of themes such as landscapes, weddings and holidays providing tips and ideas for how to photograph them. Part three moves into the "digital darkroom." Here, expert instruction will give you the confidence to correct common problems and get the most out of your images, while a series of masterclasses focuses on professional image manipulation techniques and artistic effects, breaking them down into step-by-step stages for you to follow. Finally, part four looks at printing your photographs--whether to paper or on to the web. For those interested in taking their photography a little further, it explores building a portfolio and offers advice on copyright and selling your pictures.
In this new, updated edition Doug Harrman includes the very latest developments in digital technology, equipping you with everything you need to become an accomplished 21st-century photographer.
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This ebook provides a quick summary of essential concepts in Introduction to Digital Photography by following snack sized chapters:
• Digital Photography
• Multifunctionality and Connectivity
• Dynamic Range
• Advantages of Digital Cameras
• Disadvantages of Digital Cameras
• Basic Key Features
Anatomy of Digital Photography:
• Anatomy of Digital Photography
• The Full Frontal View of Digital Consumer Camera
• Looking at the Top of DSLR
Types of Digital Cameras:
• Types of Digital Cameras
• Digital Consumer Cameras
• Digital Single-Lens Reflex Camera
• Phase-Detection Autofocus
• Features of DSLR
• Sensor Sizes and Crop Factors
• Larger Sensors and Megapixels
• Digital Prosumer Cameras
Menus and Settings:
• Menus and Settings
• Basic Setup
• Memory Card
• Recording and Shooting
• Camera Settings
• Other Settings
Understanding the Lenses:
• Understanding Camera Lenses
• Basic Terms
• Influence of Lens Focal Length
• Types of Lenses
Getting your Camera Ready to Go:
• What is Viewfinder?
• Adjusting the Viewfinder to your Eyesight
• Importance of Resolution, Format, and ISO Setting
• File Format Guide for Your Digital Photos
Digital Camera Modes:
• Digital Camera Modes
• Automatic Modes
• Fully Manual Mode
• Reviewing Other Critical Capture Settings
How to Control Exposure in Digital Photography:
• What is Exposure?
• Optimum Exposure
• Exposure Settings
• Exposure Compensation
• Exposure Metering Mode
• Flash (Photography)
• Adjusting Flash Power
How to Adjust Your Digital Camera's White Balance:
• How to Adjust Your Digital Camera's White Balance
Essential Guide to Photography Genre:
• Photography Genres
• Floral Photography
• Wild life Photography
• Food Photography
• Landscape Photography
• Nature Photography
• Travel Photography
• Monument Photography
• Basic Editing Techniques are:
• Let’s Get Started
• iPhone’s Camera Grid
• iPhone’s Camera HDR
• When to use HDR
• When not to use HDR
• Camera Zoom
Photography Tips and Tricks:
• How to Take Portraits with Blurred Backgrounds
• How to Blur Water for a Creative Effect
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Step-by-step guides will walk readers through advance techniques like using long exposures, photographing items in motion, and the importance of the RAW data format.
"Photography for the Web" will also offer helpful advice on editing images (levels, colors, histograms), correcting for barrel distortions and vanishing points, removing blemishes, going black & white and stitching panoramas.
Finally, the book will discuss sharing images online, utilizing online communities like Flickr & Fotalia, competitions for amateur photographers and selling photos on stock image sites like iStockPhoto.
- Understanding the benefits and shortcomings of a PAS camera
- Getting to know all the features, buttons, and interfaces of your compact camera
- Preparing your camera to shoot the best possible photos and videos using the proper file formats (JPEG+RAW), adjusting metering methods, and choosing appropriate aspect ratios
- Exploring Standard, Scene, and Creative modes for shooting in common and more challenging environments
- Learning, in depth, how to shoot using manual controls by understanding aperture, shutter speed, and ISO
- What additional equipment to purchase
- Composition tips and a variety of photographic techniques
- How to store, organize, and enhance all your photos
- The best way to share your masterpieces with friends and family using a variety of mobile and desktop applications/services
If you're a new or established photographer, someone interested in photography, or just someone interested in taking better pictures, this book will help you learn the basics needed to take beautiful photographs.