Even film diehards have a tough time resisting the instant gratification of the digital camera. Today’s digital cameras are more affordable then ever before, and they deliver high quality images that are a snap to share. Plus, you can take risks with a digital camera you never would with a film camera. You waste nothing; there’s no film required, and because you only print the pictures you need, digital photography is cost effective and environmentally friendly.
But to take full advantage of a digital camera, you need to be an experienced photographer and an expert at digital photography too. With more than 15 years of experience as a photojournalist, author Derrick Story brings you Digital Photography Pocket Guide, 3rd Edition. For everyone who owns or will own a digital camera (and that pretty much means everyone!), this is the perfect on-the-go guide for taking top-notch digital photos.
Through a series of tutorial projects, author Julie Adair King shows readers how to light shots, choose the right camera settings, use camera accessories and photographic software, and much more. You’ll learn step-by-step to use your existing digital camera for professional results. Set up a home studio, create a 360-degree panoramic image, learn low light and action photography, work in black and white, and adopt many other professional techniques.
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Special color section: 35 secrets the pros know!
Mastering Digital Photography Second Edition
Get ready to go from digital picture taker to digital photographer! “Mastering Digital Photography, Second Edition” shows youhow to take your digital photography to the next level using the simple tools and techniques that separate the amateurs from the pros. Achieve pixel proficiency as you learn what your digital camera’s controls mean to your photographs as well as the creative techniques that allow you to capture the ideal image digitally. Continue reading
Your digital camera is more than new incarnation of your old film camera. Yes, it still produces photos, but it also offers new outlets for creativity, including instant gratification of seeing your photos now, the ability to experiment without worrying about expense, the technology to fine-tune your photos with advanced professional techniques, and
the means to share your work instantaneously with anyone, anyplace in the world. It’s no wonder that digital cameras are outselling traditional cameras for the first time ever. But the question most digital camera users ask is this, “How do I get from taking ‘decent’ photos to doing the things I’d really like to do? How do I tap into that potential?” Digital Photography Hacks is your passport to taking the kind of digital photos you’ve always aspired to. Written by Derrick Story, photographer and author of Digital Photography Pocket Guide and other books, it goes beyond the standard fare of most digital photography books–such as camera basics, understanding memory cards, and when to use a flash–to the things that professional photographers have learned through thousands of shots’ worth of experience, years of experimentation, and fiddling and hacking. The book includes a foreword by photographer Rick Smolan, author of America Continue reading
Are you interesting in professional combining photo and picture? Then this quick tutorial special for you.
Firstly, you should find a stock photo to work with. I prefer to use this one. Also you can use Google Images to find some interesting pictures you like. Ok, duplicate the background layer then press Ctrl+J and press Ctrl+Shift+U to make the image black-and-white. Continue reading