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If you're as excited as we are about the Rebel XSi/450D, you probably can't wait to start shooting. "Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi/450D For Dummies" will show you how to make every shot count Even if you're new to digital SLR cameras or are unfamiliar with general photography terms and techniques, this handy guide will show you how to feel comfortable with the controls and start taking beautiful photographs.
Don't worry if you've never heard the words aperture, white balance, or ISO. You'll soon be switching easily between automatic and manual modes, managing exposure, and using the all-important Quality setting You'll learn everything about the lenses, from how to choose the ones you need to how to handle them. You'll finally know how to push just the right buttons to achieve the results that you desire. In a snap, you will find out how to unleash your creativity by manipulating exposure and lighting. You will find out how to: Control picture qualityAdjust resolution for image quality and sizeShoot in automatic and manual modesReview photos using Playback Mode and the histogram, delete unwanted photos, and protect valuable photos from accidental deletionManipulate exposure, color, focus, and lightingDownload, organize, archive, print, and share photos with family and friends
Complete with lists of ten fast photo-editing tricks and ten special-purpose features to explore on a rainy day, "Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi/450D For Dummies" is your one-stop guide to setting up, working with, and making the most of your new Canon digital SLR camera.
This new series of Expanded Guides focuses on photographic techniques to give you a comprehensive grounding in the subject and take you a step further. Expert advice, with useful hints and tips, is given by professional photographers. The RAW file format is digital photography's equivalent of a negative in film photography: it contains untouched, "raw" pixel information straight from the digital camera's sensor, which must be processed to produce the final result. Written by a professional photographer, "Understanding RAW Photography "is a comprehensive guide that explains the procedure from the start of a photo shoot through each stage of post-processing your image to ultimately displaying it in print or on screen. In depth, jargon-busting text offers hints and tips on interpreting RAW images and gives step-by-step information on demosaicing and white balance, interpreting and converting images, sharpening an image, adjustment in camera and on a personal computer, and final generation of JPEG or TIFF format.
Photographers are just beginning to realize the potential of high dynamic range imaging (HDRI). Now, the newest techniques based on a bracketed series of exposures make it possible to go beyond HDRI: photographers can increase resolution for ultra-sharp, detailed images, and they can extend the depth of field in a way that was never before possible.
"Photographic Multishot Techniques" provides a thorough introduction and is a hands-on guide to these various techniques. Using a series of example images, the authors explain and illustrate the use of each technique. Included are lessons on HDRI, super-resolution, focus stacking, and stitching images. Moreover, the reader will learn how to effectively combine these various techniques to create amazing images.
Throughout the book, the authors use tools such as Photoshop, PhotoAcute, Photomatix Pro, FDRTools, CombineZM, DOP Detail Extractor, and Helicon Focus to illustrate the workflow with detailed, step-by-step instructions. Most of these tools offer free trial versions that are available for download at the Rocky Nook Website at the book description of "Photographic Multishot Techniques."
Learning to use these cutting-edge techniques is sure to expand the repertoire and improve the photographic skills of the professional, as well as the advanced amateur, photographer.
By emphasizing basic principles of good lighting and how to apply them, this informative guide shows advanced amateur photographers and professionals how to improve their photographic skills. After explaining different types of light, flash basics, and the benefits of on- and off-camera lighting techniques, it discusses how to use this information to increase the "gasp factor"--that powerful, emotional response that compels the viewer to take a second look at a photograph. Also included are assignments meant to help solidify this new flash knowledge for the photographer in order to put it into practice. As a bonus, the book contains inspirational stories demonstrating real-world applications of the techniques from a photojournalist with decades of experience.
Printed in large type for easy reading, this new edition of the popular guide to digital photography for seniors follows a task-based format. As with all the books in this series, this one takes readers through the essentials, from buying the right camera and understanding functions and capabilities to tips and techniques for taking better digital photos, especially for popular snaps like holiday shots, pictures of the family, and more formal portraits and landscapes. Author Nick Vandome details a variety of typical tasks, including photo editing, emailing photos, sharing pictures on the Web, and printing and displaying photos. With a wealth of full-color illustrations, this practical guide shows even the most nervous shutterbug how to enter the digital photography age with assurance and style.
The balance of light, composition, and subject is essential to any great photograph. But a food image must possess something extra: it should evoke an emotional response and urge the viewer toward a specific call to action. Great food photography possesses what author Bill Brady calls the "yum factor" and delivers just such a reaction. Even though viewers can't taste, smell, or feel the food in the photograph, the visual impact is so overpowering it can stand on its own -- it compensates for the absence of other sensory input and entices the viewer to buy into the fantasy. Whether you're interested in learning to shoot food for fun, to brighten up your food blog, or with the hope of pursuing commercial assignments, if you're serious about shooting great-looking photographs of food, MORE DIGITAL FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY is for you. Written by a pro with many years of experience in the field, this book is filled with exercises and tutorials -- and great photos, of course -- and covers everything from composition and lighting to food styling, tools of the trade, drink photography tricks, and much more. It also includes insider info on the business side of food photography. Let Bill Brady teach you the art of creating powerful food images with strong emotional impact in MORE DIGITAL FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY.
Any amateur astronomer who is interested in astrophotography, particularly if just getting started, needs to know what objects are best for imaging in each month of the year. These are not necessarily the same objects that are the most spectacular or intriguing visually. The camera reveals different things and has different requirements. What objects in the sky tonight are large enough, bright enough, and high enough to be photographed? This book reveals, for each month of the year, the choicest celestial treasures within the reach of a commercial CCD camera. Helpful hints and advice on framing, exposures, and filters are included. Each deep sky object is explained in beautiful detail, so that observers will gain a richer understanding of these astronomical objects.
This is not a book that dwells on the technology of CCD, Webcam, wet, or other types of astrophotography. Neither is it a book about in-depth computer processing of the images (although this topic is included). Detailed discussions of these topics can be found in other publications. This book focuses on what northern latitude objects to image at any given time of the year to get the most spectacular results.
This title is suitable for amateur photo enthusiasts of all levels who want to learn design and composition techniques for stronger, more compelling photographs. Photographers who want to take their images from okay to wow will love this new addition to "the BetterPhoto Guide" series, which shows them how classic design and composition principles can be applied to a wide range of photographic situations to create images with impact.
Just as Andy Warhol: Red Books defined a generation of artists, Big Shots offers a collection of photos that captures the energy of the world of hip-hop and the greater worlds of music and fashion alike. Started as snaps of friends and visitors, this unprecedented volume shot by Phillip Leeds, former tour manager of Kelis and N.E.R.D., is a compilation of previously unpublished work documenting some of the biggest names in hip-hop and fashion. His collection of Polaroid portraits has effectively grown to capture an important moment in music and fashion. With more than 250 Polaroids of artists and figures including Mos Def, Jay Z, Tyler the Creator, Quest-love, and Rita Ora, Big Shots gives readers a unique and oftentimes impromptu look into an era of music and fashion shared through the ever-nostalgic format of the Polaroid.
With both training and preparation, a street photographer needs to make rapid decisions; there may only be a fraction of a second to immortalize a moment in time that has never happened before and will never happen again. This is where Street Photography: Creative Vision Behind the Lens comes in. Follow Valerie Jardin on an inspiring photo walk around the world. After an overview of the practical and technical aspects of street photography, Valerie takes you along on a personal photographic journey as she hits the streets of her favorite urban haunts. She shows you the art of storytelling through her photographs, from envisioning the image to actually capturing it in the camera. Learn about the technical and compositional choices she makes and the thought process that spurred the click of the shutter. Perfect for both the new photographer excited to capture the world around them and for the experienced street photographer wishing to improve their techniques and images, Street Photography requires no special equipment, just a passion for seeing and capturing the extraordinary in the ordinary.
Designed for all photographers from enthusiasts to professionals, this book provides readers with easy to follow, building-block style learning of Photoshop Elements 2018 through hands on projects working in both its Organizer and Photo Editor workspaces. Divided into two parts using the files supplied or your own, Part One will teach you to easily import, sort, and find your photographs working in the Elements Organizer. When working in Part Two, the Elements Photo Editor, topics include understanding resolution, using Camera Raw, a variety of color and image correction techniques, selection, layers, plus many tricks of the trade, and ways to share photographs both in print and online. Through projects using each of its modes: Quick, Guided, and Expert, you will gain a comprehensive knowledge of the Photo Editor, allowing you later to choose the mode best suited to your working style and project requirements. Features: Divided into two parts with each dedicated to one of the Photoshop Elements 2018 workspaces, this book enables readers to focus their learning on one workspace or both. Project photographs are supplied for each chapter to guide readers through the learning process. Additional supplementary projects and images are provided with each chapter. Helpful tips and notes in each chapter help to maximize and streamline learning. Includes a companion DVD with project files and all the figures from the text.
Calling all mamarazzis Every camera-toting mom will want this guide
Moms, if you can't seem to take enough great photos of the children in your life, this is the book for you. Now you can learn how to photograph children with the style, clarity, color, and beauty you see in professional photographs. This fun guide combines humor with solid know-how to show you how to compose shots, handle cameras from basic compacts to advanced dSLRs, take portraits or candids, create prints that impress, and even work with kids Packed with beautiful examples and written in a down-to-earth style from one mom to another, this book will help mamarazzis everywhere take better photos.Moms are one of the fastest-growing segments of the camera-toting demographic, and the blogosphere has a term for them, "mamarazzis"Mixes information, inspiration, and fun for women who want to take better photographs of the children in their livesExplains how to set up a camera and use the controls on basic compacts up to advanced dSLR camerasCovers shot composition, determining settings, exposing images correctly, the essentials of printing images, how to process for clear and bright color, and moreIncludes stunning examples of portraits and candids of children
Become a better mamarazzi with this fun and informative guide
Go ahead, have fun with your photography. Creative Photography Lab is a collection of fun and silly photography exercises designed to teach you something about your camera (and yourself!). Whether you're rockin' a digital SLR, a point and shoot, or even a phone camera, this book will: - Provide easy exercises to help you discover your own personal style.- Tackle the technical stuff.- Explore a new way of seeing.- Turn your camera into a powerful tool of self-expression.- Help you capture amazing shots for your blog, social media, photo albums, your wall at home, or just for yourself.You don't have to be a professional photographer or own expensive cameras and equipment to get inspiring shots. If you've ever taken a picture, this book is for you. Warning: once you get started, you'll never want to stop.
"Nikon D40/D40x Digital Field Guide" is filled with everything you need to know in order to take amazing photographs using your Nikon D40 or Nikon D40x. This full-color portable guide walks you through the essential controls, features, and functions of your Nikon D40 or D40x digital SLR using step-by-step instructions and full-color images of each menu screen. This robust guide not only shows you how to adjust white balance, autofocus, exposure, and choose lenses, it also teaches you when and why you should adjust each of these key settings. The "Nikon D40/D40x Digital Field Guide" goes beyond camera settings to offer you a refresher guide to the principles of digital photography, covering the essentials of lighting, composition, and exposure. Filled with amazing examples, this book also presents you with a variety of tips and tricks to capturing portraits, candids, sports, travel, macro photography, and much more.
Basics Creative Photography 01: Design Principles introduces photographers to a more considered approach that can add dynamism and impact to imagery, whatever the style or genre - something that today's editors, curators and publishers are all crying out for. In an age over-saturated with photographic imagery, this book demonstrates how design awareness can add a new level of depth to your images. Featured topics: Basic design theory; the use of space; positional decisions; the elements of design; line; shape or form; space; texture; light; colour; pattern; rhythm; contrast; scale and proportion; abstraction; movement and flow; containment; emphasis and emotion; justaposition; incongruity; mood and emotion Featured artists: Aleksandr Rodchenko; Angus Fraser; Angus McBean; Ansen Seale; Constantine Manos; Ernst Haas; Henri Cartier-Bresson; Libby Double-King; Martine Franck; Naoya Hatakeyama; Olivia Parker; Pascal Renoux; Steve Hart
Many wedding photographers find it difficult to quickly move through a series of poses that results in flattering images and a wide variety of portrait looks. Doug Gordon shows readers how to fluidly progress through a series of minor posing adjustments, framing changes, and camera angles to build over fifty poses suitable for a wide range of clients and locations. Readers will learn how to lengthen the body, elegantly pose hands, mask perceived imperfections, and make every client look and feel their best.
With better ways to get your photos online and new options for creating printed projects, iPhoto '11 makes it easier than ever to transfer photos from a digital camera, organize them, and publish, print, or share them in maps -- but there's still no printed manual for the program. Fortunately, David Pogue and Lesa Snider team up in this witty, authoritative book that should have been in the box. iPhoto '11: The Missing Manual lets you marry the stunning quality of digital photography with the power of your imagination, whether you're the next Ansel Adams or just a photo nut. * Organizing Your Collection. This book's opening chapters are a guided tour through all the ways iPhoto lets you group your pictures-by events, in albums, or even based on who's in the picture and where it was taken. * Editing Basics. Even the greatest photos sometimes need a little touching up. This book covers iPhoto's beefed-up editing suite, including its increasingly Photoshop-like adjustments palette. * Finding an audience. iPhoto excels at getting your photos out to the people who really want to see them. Your choices include screen savers, Kodak prints, DVD slideshows (with music), iPhone videos, gift books, calendars, cards, and easy publishing to Flickr, Facebook, and MobileMe Web galleries.
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