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Irreverent Photo Tools for Digital Photographers

Book Description

"Irreverent Photo Tools for Digital Photographers" is for all photographers looking for a simpler way to expand their equipment essentials, so they can accomplish professional-quality work without spending a lot of money on all the support tools that are critical to day-to-day photography work. Readers will learn tricks used by professional photographers to save money by using inexpensive tools whenever possible, that still result in professional-level images. Professional and amateur photographers of all levels will find useful tools including those for travel photography, portraiture, nature and landscape images, Photoshop, and more.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
    1. Dedication
  2. About the Author
  3. Introduction
    1. The Philosophy of This Book
    2. How to Use This Book
    3. Resources for Help
    4. Book Summary
  4. 1. Irreverent Studio Tools
    1. Kitchen Cabinets
    2. Gardener’s Kneepad
    3. Pocket Level
    4. Barbell Weights
    5. Sawhorses
    6. Hollow-Core Door
    7. Plywood
    8. Gatorboard
    9. Paint Cans
    10. Hot Glue
    11. White Paper Tape
    12. Packing Tape
    13. Duct Tape
    14. Staple Gun
    15. Acetone and Heptane
    16. Paper Towels and Glass Cleaner
    17. Fire Extinguisher
  5. 2. Irreverent Location Tools
    1. Reusable Furniture Sliders
    2. Rubber Carpet Padding
    3. Ugly Cases
    4. Water Jug
    5. Milk Crates
    6. Medicine Bottles
    7. 35mm Film Container
    8. Slide Boxes
    9. Caution Tape
    10. Folded Foam Core
    11. Aluminum Foil
    12. PVC Tube
    13. Chalk
    14. Black Flags
    15. Black Foil
  6. 3. Irreverent Travel Tools
    1. Spanner Wrench
    2. Rubber Gripper
    3. Power Inverter
    4. Zippered Plastic Bags
    5. Socks
    6. Personal Organizer
    7. Army & Navy Store
    8. Journal
    9. CD and DVD Backups
    10. Bulb Blower
    11. Retractable Lens Brush
    12. Sensor Wipes
    13. Upstrap Camera Strap
    14. U.S. Post Office Shoulder Pad
    15. Attitude
  7. 4. Irreverent Tools for Nature and Landscape Photography
    1. Backward Lens Macro
    2. Hemostat
    3. Palm Reading
    4. Green Grass Reading
    5. Sunrise Sunset Charts
    6. Cropping Ls
    7. Potable Aqua
    8. Viewing Tube
    9. Plastic Bag Rain Shield
    10. Poncho
    11. Tripod Leg Covers
    12. Beach Wind Screen
    13. Quiver
    14. Polarized Sunglass Lens
    15. Moisture-Absorbing Packets
    16. Headlight
  8. 5. Irreverent Portrait Tools
    1. Plain Cloth Backgrounds
    2. Electrical Pipe
    3. Storage Hooks
    4. A-Clamps
    5. Stools
    6. Breath on a Lens
    7. Old TV
    8. Translucent Powder Makeup
    9. Disposable Makeup Tools
    10. Spray Water Bottle
    11. Pencil Box
    12. Dummy Stand-In
    13. Zen
  9. 6. Irreverent Still-Life Tools
    1. A Window
    2. Fake Window
    3. Window Screen
    4. Mirror
    5. Flashlight
    6. Spray Can Columns for Glass
    7. Wood Blocks
    8. Rubber Kneadable Eraser
    9. Dental Wax
    10. Heavy Washers
  10. 7. Irreverent Video Tools
    1. Hay Fork Handle
    2. Light Bulb Changer
    3. Large Hook-and-Loop Straps
    4. Mover’s Dolly
    5. Vinyl Gutter
    6. Light Bulb Base Adapters
    7. Archery Quiver Microphone Holster
    8. Orange Safety Cone
  11. 8. Irreverent Photoshop Tools
    1. Lens Blur at Light Speed
    2. Negative Vibrance
    3. Precise Cursors
    4. Quick Mask Gradients
    5. Midtone Selection
    6. Print Border
    7. Lens Correction to Add Vignette
    8. Tweening Versions
  12. 9. Irreverent Digital Tools
    1. ZIP Compression
    2. VueScan
    3. Knoll Light Factory
    4. Xara Xtreme
    5. Cool fx and Photo fx
    6. The Macintosh ColorSync Utility
  13. 10. Irreverent Tools for All Photographers
    1. Gorilla Glue and Gorilla Tape
    2. Aviation Snips
    3. Compass
    4. Clear Fishing Line
    5. Cable Clamps
    6. Forearm
    7. Wooden Clamps
    8. Notepad and Pen
    9. Irreverent Fun