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Brilliant Digital Photography By John Skeoch

Brilliant Digital Photography

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A visual quick reference book that shows you how to make the most of your digital camera and its associated photo editing software. De-mystifying the technology of both camera and computer, it demonstrates how to exploit the full functionality of a standard compact digital camera to create stunning images.
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Brilliant Digital Photography by John Skeoch

As more and more people switch to using digital cameras, Brilliant Digital Photography is the ideal companion guide to help you to capture your own vivid images, print your own family album and potentially even sell your work. Covering every aspect of digital photography from helping you select the ideal camera, getting the best from your equipment right through to publishing your work on the web or getting your images on to canvas, this book has it all. Unlike conventional film photography you don't need to have your own dark room to edit your images and this volume will cover tips from cropping to advanced techniques for digital retouching. From simple enhancements such as removing red eye to restoring aging family photos, or more ambitious tasks like adding or removing missing relatives, this book will cover the techniques and tools used step by step so that you become an expert in no time!

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Table of Contents

TOC [Note: chapters 1 & 2 will integrated into the preface and subsequent chapters so that Chapter 3 will be the first Chapter.] 1) Going Digital: Your first steps (4 pages) Introduction (2 pages) What is a Digital Camera? (2 pages) 2) Choosing a Digital camera (18 pages) Anatomy of a digital camera (2 pages) What Megapixels mean? (4 pages) What to look for in a lens (2 pages) Steer clear of Shutter Lag (2 pages) Digital Displays and Viewfinders (2 pages) Understanding Memory Cards (2 pages) Batteries AA and Rechargeable (2 pages) Knowing JPEGs from your RAW and TIFF files? (2 pages) BOXOUTS: Does mAh matter? 3) Getting the best from your new camera (28 pages) TASK: Formatting your memory card (2 pages) Practice with a two stage shutter release (2 pages) Getting the most from an auto focus camera (4 pages) Using your zoom, optical and digital (4 pages) Getting the best from your built in flash (4 pages) Recording short movies (4 pages) BOXOUTS: MPEGVX and MPEG4 Using the TV playback (4 pages) Getting your pictures on to your computer (4 pages) 4) Using the manual modes (40 pages) When Auto mode can get it wrong (2 pages) TASK: Using the cameras scene modes (4 pages) What is P,A,S,M? (4 pages) TASK: Using Aperture priority (4 pages) Using Shutter priority (4 pages) Making the most of Manual Mode (4 pages) Selecting an ISO Speed (4 pages) What is exposure? (2 pages) TASK: Understanding when to use Spot, Centre and Matrix metering (4 pages) Using Exposure Compensation (6 pages) BOXOUTS: Shooting a wedding dress Using Flash Compensation (2 pages) 5) Advanced Techniques to improve your shots (54 pages) Thinking in print sizes (2 pages) Getting great portrait shots (6 pages) Hint: Avoid Hands near faces How to shoot children (4 pages) Capturing Motion Blur (4 pages) How to shoot at Night (4 pages) TASK: Long Exposures (6 pages) Making Light trails from cars Painting with Light Hitting a moving target with Continuous Focus (4 pages) Creating a zoom blur (2 pages) Experimenting with Digital Filters (4 pages) Using Macro photography (4 pages) What is white balance? (2 pages) Using preset White balances (4 pages) Using the Histogram (4 pages) When to shoot in RAW (4 pages) BOXOUTS: Selecting the best RAW Converter 6) Touching up images (56 pages) Introduction (2 pages) Picking the right tool for the job (2 pages) BOXOUTS: Photoshop CS2 against Paintshop TASK: Removing Red eye (4 pages) Adjusting Exposure (4 pages) Converting colour photos to black and white (4 pages) Correcting colour cast (6 pages) Sharpening your shots (4 pages) Controlling digital noise (4 pages) Leveling uneven horizons (2 pages) Adding soft focus (4 pages) Creating a perfect Panorama (6 pages) Adding frames to images (4 pages) How to selectively dodge and burn an image (6 pages) Adding and removing elements (even people) (4 pages) 7) Creating a digital album and archiving your images (18 pages) You don't have to print your pictures. (2 pages) TASK: Burning to CD or DVD (4 pages) BOXOUTS: Creating an index print TASK: Making an attractive slideshow (4 pages) Recovering lost images (4 pages) Portable image storage (4 pages) 8) Getting real prints from your digital images (14 pages) TASK: Printing at home (6 pages) Using online developers (4 pages) Using a digital kiosk (2 pages) Getting poster prints or canvas (2 pages) 9) Making money from your photos (14 pages) Knowing your rights and wrongs (2 pages) Using stock libraries (4 pages) Watermarking your images (2 pages) Setting up an ecommerce website (6 pages) Glossary (10 pages) Online Resources Camera and accessory suppliers mentioned in the book (4 pages) Jargon Buster Technical jargon explained (6 pages) Troubleshooting Index

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Brilliant Digital Photography by John Skeoch
John Skeoch
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Pearson Education (US)
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