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Digital Photography the Missing Manual Barbara Brundage

Digital Photography the Missing Manual By Barbara Brundage

Digital Photography the Missing Manual by Barbara Brundage

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Helps you to take beautiful digital pictures and then share the results with your friends and family. This book shows you how to: master your digital camera; learn how to use those mysterious buttons and modes to improve your pictures; take memorable photos; become a better photographer right away with a few simple tricks from the pros; and more.

Digital Photography the Missing Manual Summary

Digital Photography the Missing Manual by Barbara Brundage

"Digital Photography: The Missing Manual" helps you to take beautiful digital pictures - of your baby, your trip to Paris, your new pet iguana - and then share the stunning results with your friends and family. Spiked with the advice and humor that are trademarks of the "Missing Manual" series, this book shows you how to: master your digital camera; learn how to use those mysterious buttons and modes to improve your pictures; take memorable photos; become a better photographer right away with a few simple tricks from the pros; edit your photos to remove red eye, or crop out extraneous buildings; add colors and effects not normally found in nature; and, share your pictures using the best programs and Web sites for sharing your photos-in print, online, and via ESP. This is a great book for people who want to get started with digital photography but it's also perfect for those who need to increase the skills they already have. Intermediate digital photographers will love the tips and tricks from the pros and the helpful buying guides for those accessories they're ready to add.

About Barbara Brundage

Christopher Grover lives in Fairfax, California with his wife and two daughters. Chris received degrees in Creative Writing and Film from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. He's worked as a technical writer, advertising copywriter and product publicist for more than 25 years. His freelance articles have been published in a variety of magazines from Fine Homebuilding to CD-ROM World. Chris's latest project is launching Bolinas Road Creative, an agency that helps small businesses promote their products and services.

Table of Contents

The Missing Credits Introduction Part One: Digital Camera Basics Chapter 1. Digital Camera Basics Point-and-Shoot or Single Lens Reflex? Image Resolution and Memory Capacity Resolution for Onscreen Viewing Resolution for Printing How Many Pictures per Card? Memory Card Types Batteries Deciphering Optical and Digital Zoom Image Stabilizer (Vibration Reduction) Flip Screens for Multiple Viewpoints Optical Viewfinder Taking Control with Manual Options Aperture-Priority Mode Shutter-Priority Mode White Balance Variable "Film" Speed Improving Autofocus External Flashes and Other Attachments Minimizing Shutter Lag Burst Mode for Rapid-Fire Shooting Creating Panoramas Software That Comes with Your Camera Eliminating Specks (Noise Reduction) Taking Movies with Your CameraChapter 2. Pointing, Shooting, and Basic Composition Composition Explained Apply the Rule of Thirds Get Closer for Better Pictures Eliminate Busy Backgrounds Go Low, Go High A Final Thought Chapter 3. Beyond the Simple Snapshot Shooting Sports and Action Getting Close to the Action Using a Fast Shutter Saving Time by Focusing in Advance Increasing Your Odds with Multiple Shots Putting the Spotlight on Your Subject Action Shot Techniques Summarized Taking Portraits Creating Flattering Headshots Shooting in Existing or Natural Light Taking Portraits Outdoors Taking Self-Portraits Kids and School Performances Getting Great Kid Shots Shooting Onstage Performances Weddings and Celebrations Photographing Weddings Sunsets and Nighttime Photos Sunsets Trailing Car Lights Star Trails Twilight Portraits Nighttime Portraits Landscape and Nature Making the Most of Natural Light Shooting Underwater Photographing Objects Setting Up Your Home Studio Natural Lighting for Objects Digital Movies Cameraphone Photography Part Two: Organizing Your Photos Chapter 4. Getting Photos onto Your PC Moving Pictures from Camera to Computer Moving Pictures from a Card Reader to a PC Importing Photos with a Scanner Choosing a Scanner Installing a Scanner Three Ways to Scan an Image Using Windows Scanner Wizard Chapter 5. Organizing Photos on Your PC Organizing Photos with Windows XP Navigating the My Pictures Folder Adding New Subfolders Moving and Copying Photos Deleting Photos Customizing Windows Folders for Photos Examining Photo Properties Organizing Photos with EasyShare Albums Getting Your Photos into EasyShare Creating and Removing Albums Copying Photos to New Albums Removing and Deleting Photos Fine-Tuning Your Organization Strategy Organizing Photos with Picasa Getting Your Photos into Picasa Exploring the Library View Scrolling Through the Lightbox Creating, Editing, and Sorting Folders Organizing Folders with Collections Labeling Photos for Quick and Easy Browsing Adding Keywords, Captions, and Stars to Photos Searching for Photos Chapter 6. Storing Your Photos Online Why Put Your Photos Online? Choosing an Online Photo Service Getting Photos Online with EasyShare Uploading from the EasyShare Program Uploading Photos with Your Web Browser Organizing Photos with EasyShare Arranging Your Photos in an Album Copying and Moving Photos Between Albums Deleting Photos from Your Albums Getting Photos Online with Shutterfly Uploading Photos with Your Browser Uploading Photos with Shutterfly Express Navigating Shutterfly's Online Tools Organizing Photos with Shutterfly Moving, Copying, and Deleting Photos Getting Photos Online with Snapfish Uploading Photos with Your Browser Navigating Snapfish's Online Tools Organizing Photos with Snapfish Moving, Copying, and Deleting Photos Getting Photos Online with Flickr Uploading Photos with Your Browser Installing and Using Flickr Uploadr Emailing Photos to Flickr Organizing Photos with Flickr Creating a New Photo Set Browsing and Searching Your Photos by Tag Deleting Photos from Flickr Flickr's Organizr Chapter 7. Backing Up Your Photo Library Strategies to Protect Your Photos CD, DVD, or Hard Drive? CDs (CD-R) Single Layer DVDs (DVD-R, DVD+R) Dual Layer DVDs External Hard Drives Internal Hard Drives EasyShare's Backup Tools Picasa's Backup Tools Chapter 8. Organizing and Backing Up with Elements Importing with the Photo Downloader Changing Elements' Download Settings Browsing Photos in the Organizer A Tour of the Photo Browser Navigating Your Photo Folders in Organizer Viewing Photos by Date Creating Tags and Categories Assigning Tags to Photos Creating Collections Searching for Photos Using Tags and Categories to Find Photos Searching by Metadata Backing Up with the Organizer Part Three: Editing Your Photos Chapter 9. Basic Photo Fixes Common Problems, Easy Fixes Rotating & Cropping with EasyShare Rotating Photos Cropping Photos Improving Photos with EasyShare Enhancing Exposure and Color with a Single Click Adjusting Exposure with Scene Balance Balancing the Color in Your Photos Fixing Red Eye with EasyShare Rotate and Straighten with Picasa Straightening Your Photos Cropping Photos with Picasa Fixing Exposure Problems with Picasa Adjusting Fill Light in Your Photos Fixing Contrast & Color with Picasa The "I'm Feeling Lucky" Button Applying Auto Contrast and Auto Color Fine-Tuning Your Photos Fixing Red Eye with Picasa Chapter 10. Rotating, Cropping, and Resizing with Elements Changing Your View of Your Photos Image Views The Zoom Tool The Hand Tool Rotating Photos Rotating and Flipping Options Straightening Photos Straighten Tool Free Rotate Straightening Scanned Photos Cropping Photos Using the Crop Tool Cropping Your Image to an Exact Size Cropping with the Marquee Tool Changing the Size of Your Photos Resizing Images for Email and the Web Resizing for Printing Adding Canvas Chapter 11. The Quick Fix A Tour of the Quick Fix Window The Quick Fix Toolbox The Quick Fix Control Panel Different Views: After vs. Before and After Quick Fix Suggested Workflow Fixing Red Eye The Smart Fix Adjusting Lighting and Contrast Levels Contrast Shadows and Highlights Correcting Color Auto Color Using the Color sliders Sharpening Chapter 12. Advanced Photo Retouching with Elements Fixing Exposure Problems The Shadows/Highlights Command Sharpening Your Images Applying the Unsharp Mask Fixing Blemishes: An Introduction Correcting the Colors on Your Screen Getting Started with Calibrating Taking Control with Levels Understanding the Histogram Adjusting Levels: The Eyedropper Method Adjusting Levels: The Slider Controls Removing Unwanted Color Using the Remove Color Cast Tool Using Color Variations Making Your Colors More Vibrant Using the Hue/Saturation Dialog Box Adjusting Saturation with the Sponge Tool Chapter 13. Creating Special Effects Adding Effects with EasyShare Adding an Effect Scene Effects Fun Effects Undoing an Effect Adding Effects with Picasa Applying an Effect The Effects Panel: A Tour Undoing Picasa's Effects Adding Effects with Elements Applying Filters Choosing Filter Menu Commands Navigating the Styles and Effects Palette A Tour of the Filter Gallery Filter Categories Creating Panoramas with Elements Selecting Photos to Merge Merging Photos into a Panorama Adjusting Your Photos Fine-Tuning Your Panorama Finishing Up: Creating Your Panorama Part Four: Sharing Your Photos Chapter 14. Sharing Your Photos Online Choosing a Photo-Sharing Service Sharing Photos with EasyShare Selecting Photos to Share Sharing a Slideshow Sharing Photos with Shutterfly Express Uploading and Sharing with Shutterfly Express Sharing Photos with Snapfish Sharing Photos and Hobbies: Flickr Flickr's Many Ways to Share Creating Contacts Setting up Photos for Sharing Sharing with Groups Sharing with the Pros: Your Portfolio Uploading Pictures to Viewing Photos and Critiques Chapter 15. Emailing Your Photos Understanding the File Size Dilemma Emailing Photos with EasyShare Emailing Photos with Picasa Emailing Photos with Elements Selecting Photos and Recipients Choosing an Email Format Finishing Up and Sending Your Email Chapter 16. Printing Your Photos How to Make Great Prints at Home Understanding Resolution and Print Size Tweaking Your Printer Settings Choosing the Right Paper Printing Photos with EasyShare Printing Photos with Picasa Printing Photos with Elements Previewing and Printing from the Editor Printing from the Organizer Printing Multiple Images Printing at Photo Kiosks Photo Kiosks: What Goes In Photo Kiosks: What Comes Out Ordering Prints Online Ordering Prints Online with EasyShare Ordering Prints with the EasyShare Program Ordering Prints with EasyShare Gallery Ordering Prints Online with Picasa Ordering Prints Online with Shutterfly Ordering Prints Online with Snapfish Ordering Prints Online with Elements Chapter 17. Creative Photo Projects Making Slideshows with PhotoShow Simple Slideshows in Elements Custom Slideshows in Elements Slide Show Preferences Editing Your Slideshow Adding Special Effects Saving Your Slideshow Posters, Calendars, and Photo Books Posters Calendars Custom Photo Books More Elements Creative Projects What You Can Create Photo Mugs, T-Shirts, and More Index

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Digital Photography the Missing Manual by Barbara Brundage
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