This guide shares the knowledge that professional photographers have learned through thousands of shots' worth of experience and experimentation. It presents 100 proven techniques in the areas of daytime and nighttime photo secrets, flash magic, digital camera attachments, fun photo projects, camera phone tricks and more.
Derrick has been interested in photography since age 11, and a computer nut for decades. He's been waiting for years for these two passions to converge, and now that they have, it's everything he thought it would be. Managing editor of O'Reilly Network, Derrick focuses on Web authoring, digital media, and mobile computing. Favorite projects include O'Reilly DevCenters for Web Development and for the Mac. Derrick's experience includes more than 15 years as a photojournalist, a stint as the managing editor for Web Review, and a speaker for CMP's Web conferences. He is the coauthor of iPhoto 2: The Missing Manual and author of the Digital Photography and Digital Video Pocket Guides. Derrick also manages his online photo business, Story Photography.
Table of Contents
Credits; Foreword; Preface; Chapter 1. Digital Camera Attachments: 1. Pocket Tripods on the Go; 2. Travel Tripod: A Happy Compromise; 3. Walking-Stick Mount; 4. Convert Your Monopod into a Makeshift Tripod; 5. Steady Shots from the Comfort of Your Car; 6. Attach Your Camera to Bicycle Handlebars; 7. Flash Brackets for Pro Lighting; 8. A Flexible Arm to Hold Accessories; 9. Bubble Levels to Keep Things Straight; 10. Battle the Sun with an LCD Hood; 11. Convert Your Digicam to a Digital SLR; 12. T-Mounts and Other Threaded Tricks; 13. Double-Strapping on the Trail; 14. Stay in Charge of Your Batteries; 15. Gaffer's Tape When All Else Fails ; Chapter 2. Daytime Photo Secrets; 16. Pantyhose Diffusion Filter for Flattering Portraits; 17. Capture Kids Without Going Crazy; 18. Use Sunglasses as a Polarizing Filter; 19. Get the Big Picture with a Panorama; 20. Secrets of Whiteboard Photography; 21. Make Your Own Passport Photo; 22. Get Super Close; 23. Multiple Exposures, Digital Style; 24. Go Low-Rez; 25. Painless Infrared Photography; 26. Create the Maximum Depth of Field; 27. Create Soft Background Portraits; 28. Analyze Metadata to Improve Your Shots ; Chapter 3. Nighttime Photo Hacks; 29. Nighttime Portraits with Scenic Backgrounds; 30. Street Shooting at Night; 31. Capture the Nighttime Mood and Leave the Red Eye at Home; 32. Take Flash Shots of People Who Blink; 33. Auto Headlamps and Other Streaming Lights; 34. Starlight Effects for Candles and Lights; 35. Light Painting and Colored Gels; 36. Secrets of Fireworks Photography; 37. Night Landscapes and the Moon; 38. Colorful Star Trails ; Chapter 4. Magic with Flash; 39. Outdoor Fill Flash; 40. Prevent Red Eye; 41. Add External Flash to Point and Shoots; 42. Bounce Flash for Softer Light; 43. Pro Portraits with Just Two Flashes; 44. Eliminate Glare in Reflective Surfaces; 45. Freeze Action with Electronic Flash; 46. Second-Curtain Flash for Cool Effects ; Chapter 5. The Computer Connection; 47. Judge Image Sharpness by File Size; 48. Unerase the Lost; 49. Name Folders to Organize Your Images; 50. Create a Web Photo Gallery; 51. Amazing B&W Prints from Your Inkjet Printer; 52. Great Color Prints from Your Inkjet Printer; 53. Pro-Quality Prints from Your Digicam; 54. Take Your Slideshow on the Road; 55. Virtual-Reality Movies from Your Digicam; 56. Digicam Movie Editing Made Easy; 57. Rotate Your Movie from Horizontal to Vertical; 58. Create a Rolling Movie Title; 59. Add Music to Movies and Slideshows; 60. Voiceovers for That Professional Touch; 61. Store Pictures and Movies on an iPod ; Chapter 6. Photoshop Magic; 62. Match Resolution to Output; 63. Secrets of Sharpening; 64. Sample Down for Email Attachments; 65. Crop and Resample in One Step; 66. Level That Dipping Horizon; 67. Power-Line Vanishing Trick; 68. Combine Two Pictures; 69. Sponge Out Red Eye; 70. Brighten Teeth; 71. Intelligent Auto Color Correction; 72. Soften Facial Lines; 73. Fix Flash Falloff; 74. Hand-Color with the History Brush ; Chapter 7. Camera-Phone Tricks; 75. Live with a Less-Than-Perfect Camera; 76. Send Snaps
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