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Photo Fusion: A Wedding Photographers Guide to Mixing Digital Photography and Video

Book Description

A full-color reference-and-DVD package covers shooting and editing a successful multimedia project

With the introduction of dSLRs with high definition video functionality, a new world of multimedia capture has been opened to digital photographers. This book shows you how to embrace the exciting new option of photo fusion, by incorporating digital video content with your photography.

The author duo guides you through creating seamless multimedia presentations that maximize both still-frame and video photography functions on your dSLR. From the setting up and shooting, to downloading, editing and presenting a multimedia project, this book clearly explains how to move beyond stills into the exciting world of multimedia creation.

  • Encourages you to embrace the exciting possibilities of photo fusion in the field of wedding photography

  • Explains how to incorporate digital video content with photography

  • Walks you through all of the necessary steps for shooting and editing a memorable multimedia creation

  • Details every aspect involved in setting up, shooting, downloading, editing, and presenting a multimedia project

  • Features more than 200 color images and an indispensible DVD of inspiring examples

Packed with more than 200 stunning images and featuring a 45-minute DVD, Photo Fusion presents you with inspiration and instruction so you can create your own multimedia projects.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. About the Author
  3. Credits
  4. Acknowledgments
  5. Introduction
    1. Fusion: What is it Exactly?
    2. Why Fusion?
    3. Selling Fusion
    4. About this Book
  6. 1. Different Types of Fusion
    1. 1. Stills + Audio
      1. 1.1. The Value of Audio Coverage
      2. 1.2. Still Photography
      3. 1.3. Blending Audio and Stills
    2. 2. Stills + Audio + Video
      1. 2.1. Adding Video to Stills + Audio
      2. 2.2. Just the Basics: Vows and Speeches
      3. 2.3. Getting More Advanced: Vows, Speeches, and More
  7. 2. The Equipment
    1. 3. The Cameras
      1. 3.1. CANON 5D MKII
      2. 3.2. Canon 7D and 1D MKIV
      3. 3.3. Nikon D3S
      4. 3.4. Nikon D300s
      5. 3.5. Non-HDSLR (Camcorder) Options
    2. 4. Sound Recording
      1. 4.1. Boom Microphones
      2. 4.2. Lavaliere (Lapel) Microphones
      3. 4.3. Other Audio Systems and Redundant Backups
    3. 5. Hardware and Software
      1. 5.1. Hardware
        1. 5.1.1. Mac OS
        2. 5.1.2. Windows
      2. 5.2. Software
        1. 5.2.1. iMOVIE 09 from Apple Inc.
        2. 5.2.2. ProShow Gold from Photodex
        3. 5.2.3. Final Cut Pro 7 from Apple Inc.
        4. 5.2.4. Premiere Pro from Adobe Software, Inc.
        5. 5.2.5. Producer from Photodex
        6. 5.2.6. Other software options
    4. 6. Light
      1. 6.1. Natural and Available Light
      2. 6.2. Sunlight
        1. 6.2.1. Backlight
        2. 6.2.2. Soft frontal light
        3. 6.2.3. Side light
        4. 6.2.4. Direct sun
        5. 6.2.5. Flare
      3. 6.3. Room Light
      4. 6.4. Supplemental Light for Video
        1. 6.4.1. Hot lights
        2. 6.4.2. Video/LED Light
    5. 7. Equipment You Might Need
      1. 7.1. Tripods and Monopods
      2. 7.2. Lenses, Filters, and Follow Focus
        1. 7.2.1. Lenses
        2. 7.2.2. Filters
        3. 7.2.3. Follow Focus
      3. 7.3. Bits and Pieces That Come in Handy
        1. 7.3.1. LCD Viewfinder Loupes
        2. 7.3.2. Supports and Stabilizers
  8. 3. Making Fusion
    1. 8. Wedding Day Set Up
      1. 8.1. Checking Your Equipment
      2. 8.2. Making a Plan
      3. 8.3. How to Set Up for the Ceremony and Reception
      4. 8.4. Basic
      5. 8.5. Advanced
      6. 8.6. When You Need More Than a Non-HDSLR
      7. 8.7. Troubleshooting
    2. 9. Filming a Wedding Day
      1. 9.1. When and Where to Film
      2. 9.2. The Basics: Vows and Speeches
        1. 9.2.1. Ceremony
        2. 9.2.2. Speeches
      3. 9.3. Advanced: Adding More Coverage
        1. 9.3.1. Getting Ready
        2. 9.3.2. Ceremony
        3. 9.3.3. The Getaway
        4. 9.3.4. The Photo Shoot
        5. 9.3.5. The Reception
        6. 9.3.6. Bonus: The Night Shoot
      4. 9.4. Tripod, Monopod, or Stabilizer: Where and When To Use
      5. 9.5. Team vs. Single Photographer Coverage
        1. 9.5.1. Single Photographer
        2. 9.5.2. Team Coverage
    3. 10. Fusion and Other Photography
      1. 10.1. Families and Children
      2. 10.2. Engagement Sessions
      3. 10.3. Selling Engagement Fusion
  9. 4. Editing Fusion
    1. 11. From Camera to Computer
      1. 11.1. Downloading and Storage
        1. 11.1.1. Photo Mechanic
        2. 11.1.2. Downloader Pro
      2. 11.2. Downloading Tape and Non-HDSLR Cameras
        1. 11.2.1. Naming and organizing footage
      3. 11.3. Getting the Audio Files into Workable Format
        1. 11.3.1. Audio from portable recording devices
        2. 11.3.2. Labeling and ordering audio
    2. 12. iMovie 09
      1. 12.1. Getting Started
      2. 12.2. Importing Footage
      3. 12.3. Using the iLife Applications Together
        1. 12.3.1. Music
        2. 12.3.2. Photos
      4. 12.4. Working with Native Video Files
      5. 12.5. Placing Stills and Video into the Timeline
      6. 12.6. Trimming Video
      7. 12.7. Adding Audio (Vows and Speeches)
      8. 12.8. Choosing Music
        1. 12.8.1. Exporting for the Web
        2. 12.8.2. QuickTime Settings
        3. 12.8.3. PC Friendly Formats
      9. 12.9. Exporting for DVD
    3. 13. ProShow Producer
      1. 13.1. Getting Started
        1. 13.1.1. Importing footage
        2. 13.1.2. How to work with native video files
      2. 13.2. Placing Stills and Video in the Timeline
        1. 13.2.1. Video trimming
        2. 13.2.2. Slide options and customization
      3. 13.3. Adding Audio (Vows and Speeches)
      4. 13.4. Choosing Music
      5. 13.5. Exporting for Devices and Web Sites
      6. 13.6. Exporting for DVD
  10. 5. Sharing Fusion
    1. 14. Fusion Online
      1. 14.1. Where to Upload Fusion
        1. 14.1.1. YouTube
        2. 14.1.2. Vimeo
        3. 14.1.3. Smugmug
      2. 14.2. Building a Custom Site to Host Fusion
      3. 14.3. Embedding Fusion "Shorts" in Your Blog or Web Site
        1. 14.3.1. DVD versus BLU-RAY
        2. 14.3.2. DVD and HD DVD
        3. 14.3.3. BLU-RAY
        4. 14.3.4. Making a Blu-Ray Disc
        5. 14.3.5. Windows users
        6. 14.3.6. Mac users
    2. 15. Fusion to Order
      1. 15.1. Selling Fusion
      2. 15.2. Pricing Fusion
      3. 15.3. Fusion Products
  11. A. Checklist of Equipment
  12. B. About the DVD
  13. Wiley Publishing, Inc. End-User License Agreement