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Digital Photography Visual™ Quick Tips

Book Description

Would you like a quick, visual way to learn how to take better digital photos, edit and enhance them, make eye-popping prints, and create photo albums, slideshows, and online galleries? Then Visual Quick Tips are for you. Visual Quick Tips will increase your productivity by providing you with shortcuts, tricks, and tips to help you work smarter and faster.

* Straight-forward task descriptions

* Succinct explanations

* Full-color screen shots

* Numbered steps

Learn How To:

* Choose the best lighting conditions

* Control focus and depth of field

* Create photo greeting cards and calendars

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. Praise for Visual Books
  3. Credits
  4. About the Author
  5. How To Use This Book
    1. Who is this book for?
    2. Conventions Used In This Book
  6. 1. Get Ready to Take Photos
    1. 1.1. Select Good Photo Opportunities
    2. 1.2. Know Why You Are Taking Photos
    3. 1.3. Master Your Camera to Get Great Photos
    4. 1.4. Choose the Image File Format to Suit Your Needs
    5. 1.5. Set the Image Resolution and Compression Level
    6. 1.6. Control Your Camera's Light Sensitivity with the ISO Setting
    7. 1.7. Improve Color with the White Balance Setting
    8. 1.8. Shoot for Digital Editing
    9. 1.9. Pack for a Successful and Enjoyable Shoot
  7. 2. Choose Good Light
    1. 2.1. Pick Good Light for Better Photos
    2. 2.2. Shoot in Haze or Fog
    3. 2.3. Silhouette Your Subject
    4. 2.4. Learn When to Shoot with a Built-In Flash
    5. 2.5. Reveal Detail with a Fill Flash
    6. 2.6. Add a Catch Light to Your Subjects' Eyes
    7. 2.7. Prevent Red Eye
    8. 2.8. Add Natural Light with a Reflector
    9. 2.9. Shoot Close-ups with a Macro Ring Light
    10. 2.10. Illuminate Portraits with Window Light
    11. 2.11. Take Advantage of the Golden Hour
  8. 3. Control Exposure
    1. 3.1. Understanding Exposure to Get the Photos That You Want
    2. 3.2. Discover Different Exposure Modes
    3. 3.3. Choose an Appropriate Metering Mode
    4. 3.4. Using the Histogram to Get the Exposure That You Want
    5. 3.5. Improve Exposure with Exposure Compensation
    6. 3.6. Avoid Blown-Out Highlights
    7. 3.7. Understanding Dynamic Range
    8. 3.8. Combine Two Photos to Get a Full Dynamic Range
  9. 4. Control Focus and Depth of Field
    1. 4.1. Achieve Sharp Focus Using a Tripod
    2. 4.2. Control Focus with Focus Point Selection
    3. 4.3. Show Action Using a Slow Shutter Speed
    4. 4.4. Add Drama by Panning with the Subject
    5. 4.5. Control Focus Creatively with Manual Focus
    6. 4.6. Control Depth of Field
    7. 4.7. Create Cool Effects with Depth of Field
    8. 4.8. Understanding Focal Length
    9. 4.9. Control Perspective with Focal Length
    10. 4.10. Control Background with Focal Length and Aperture
  10. 5. Take Better Photos
    1. 5.1. Assess Shooting Conditions
    2. 5.2. Consider the Possibilities
    3. 5.3. Compose for Maximum Effect
    4. 5.4. Shoot Photos Based on a Theme
    5. 5.5. Work to Develop Your Style
    6. 5.6. Shoot Details to Create Interest
    7. 5.7. Compose for Final Print Proportions
    8. 5.8. Learn to Shoot Better by Studying EXIF Data
    9. 5.9. Get Better Photos with Patience, Practice, and Effort
  11. 6. Try Creative Photo Techniques
    1. 6.1. Focus Attention On Your Subject
    2. 6.2. Shoot Color For Dramatic Photos
    3. 6.3. Show Movement With a Neutral Density Filter
    4. 6.4. Control Reflection with a Polarizer
    5. 6.5. Shoot Photos for a Panorama
    6. 6.6. Shoot Photos with a "Wow!" Factor
    7. 6.7. Shoot Scenes with Low Contrast
    8. 6.8. Shoot When Seasons Change
    9. 6.9. Shoot Patterns and Shapes
    10. 6.10. Shoot with a Plan to Edit Digitally
    11. 6.11. Experiment to Create Unique Photos
    12. 6.12. Shoot in Low Light for Rich Colors
  12. 7. Make Photographic Prints
    1. 7.1. Understanding Color Management
    2. 7.2. Crop a Photo to a Specified Size
    3. 7.3. Make a Large Print
    4. 7.4. Sharpen a Digital Image
    5. 7.5. Precisely Position Photos on a Page
    6. 7.6. Print Multiple Photos on a Page
    7. 7.7. Order Prints Online
    8. 7.8. Create and Order a Photo Book Online
  13. 8. Complete Digital Photo Projects
    1. 8.1. Organize Your Digital Photos
    2. 8.2. Share Digital Photos with AOL Instant Messenger
    3. 8.3. Archive Your Digital Photo Collection to a DVD
    4. 8.4. Create a PDF Slideshow
    5. 8.5. Create a Digital Photo Album
    6. 8.6. Create a Web Photo Gallery
    7. 8.7. Create a Video Slideshow
    8. 8.8. Create a Photo Calendar
    9. 8.9. Create a Photo Greeting Card
    10. 8.10. Create a Photo Montage