Digital Photography Just the Steps For Dummies
Love taking pictures with your digital camera? Want to improve your skills, but don’t have a lot of time to spend? How about some straight-to-the-point tips that cut to the chase and show you step by step how to accomplish a task? If that sounds like just what you had in mind, Digital Photography Just The Steps For Dummies, 2nd Edition is exactly what you need. This handy, full-color guide breaks down the most important tasks into simple two-page, illustrated instructions. You choose what you want to do, flip to the right page, follow the instructions, and voilà! A new skill is yours! Digital Photography Just The Steps For Dummies, 2nd Edition covers important tasks from choosing a camera to printing your photos or turning them into slideshows or galleries. You’ll be able to: Select and use various lenses Take advantage of your meters Use tripods, screens, and scrims when shooting Work with depth of field Shoot and process Camera Raw images Download and organize your pictures Understand and use color profiles Edit in the “quick fix” mode Restore a vintage photo Create an online photo gallery, greeting cards, calendars, or CD jackets More than 170 digital photography tasks are presented in this easy-to-use, full-color reference. Grab a copy and find out how much more fun you can have with your digital camera!
Introduction. Part I: Acquiring Digital Photos. Chapter 1: Purchasing a Camera and Accessories. Chapter 2: Understanding Camera Basics. Chapter 3: Taking Digital Pictures. Chapter 4: Getting the Best Shot. Chapter 5: Capturing Your Subject. Chapter 6: Transferring Your Images. Part II: Editing and Enhancing Digital Photos. Chapter 7: Quick-Editing Your Images. Chapter 8: Correcting Content, Contrast, Color, and Clarity. Chapter 9: Creating Selections. Chapter 10: Using Layers. Chapter 11: Adding Type, Blend Modes, Filters, and Effects. Chapter 12: Getting Creative with Compositions. Part III: Managing and Sharing Your Photos. Chapter 13: Organizing and Managing Your Images. Chapter 14: Sharing Your Photos. Chapter 15: Printing Your Images. Index.
Barbara Obermeier is principal of Obermeier Design, a graphic design studio in Ventura, CA. She is the author of Photoshop CS3 All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies, coauthor of Photoshop Elements 6.0 For Dummies, and has contributed as author, or coauthor, on numerous books. Barb is also a faculty member in the School of Graphic Design at Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, CA.
Step by step to shooting, sprucing up and sharing great photos Get That Group Shot Find the best location and try props or natural elements such as trees to arrange people. Try a variety of poses. Have some sit and others stand. Stagger people in front and behind. Having people get close, tilting their heads toward each other, and even touching one another often makes the shot more intimate and engaging. For really large groups, moving higher and shooting down on them enables more people to squeeze into the frame. When a group is engaged in an activity, bring elements of it into the shot to add context. Use humor to get people to smile naturally. It's the next best thing to spontaneity. Get ready to: Choose the right camera Light your subject Capture portraits and landscapes Download and organize your images Fix skin tones and color casts Create an online photo gallery