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Digital Photography: The Missing Manual

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Publisher Comments:

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.
    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.

Note: This book is Windows-only. For Mac fans, iPhoto 6: The Missing Manual has a whole section on digital photography.

Book News Annotation:

Grover has 25-plus years of experience as a technical writer and software reviewer; Brundage is the author of Photoshop Elements 3: The Missing Manual and Photoshop Elements 4: The Missing Manual. They present for all levels of digital camera users, from photo novice to the experienced film photographer moving to the new technology, the "manual that should have come with your camera." An introductory section on digital camera basics is followed by step- by-step instructions on organizing, editing, printing, and e-mailing digital photos. Illustrated throughout with color photographs.
Annotation 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

Grover has 25-plus years of experience as a technical writer and software reviewer; Brundage is the author of Photoshop Elements 3: The Missing Manual and Photoshop Elements 4: The Missing Manual. They present for all levels of digital camera users, from photo novice to the experienced film photographer moving to the new technology, the "manual that should have come with your camera." An introductory section on digital camera basics is followed by step- by-step instructions on organizing, editing, printing, and e-mailing digital photos. Illustrated throughout with color photographs. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

For those getting started with digital photography, this book is a complete guide to every step of the process. In the thoroughly engaging and entertaining style that has become a trademark of the Missing Manual series, the book's four major sections reveal methods for taking pictures, working with photo files, editing photos, and sharing the results.

Synopsis:

If you want to get started with digital photography, or want to increase the skills you already have, this book is a complete guide to every step of the process. In the thoroughly engaging and entertaining style that has become a trademark of the Missing Manual series, the book's four major sections reveal methods for taking pictures, working with photo files, editing photos, and sharing the results.

The first section covers both the basics of pointing, shooting and composing, along with secrets of the pros that take you beyond the simple snapshot. Shooting is just the beginning of the process, but it's the most important part. The second section shows you how to organize your photos, with either Photoshop Elements or a file system of your own. Then it's off to the editing room. You'll learn basic photo fixes, advanced retouching techniques with Photoshop Elements, and ways to apply special effects. The fourth section reveals several creative ways to share your photos online and in print. There are also helpful appendices that cover Photoshop Elements menu by menu, as well as a digital equipment buyer's guide.

About the Author

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.

Barbara Brundage has Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in English. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and has worked in both advertising and technical writing. She also plays the harp and attended Eastman School of Music, where she studied with legendary harpist Eileen Malone. Barbara makes her living as a professional harpist and has performed for a wide range of dignitaries and celebrities including Margaret Thatcher, Tom Cruise, the Clintons, and Isaac Stern. She is the founder of Seaside Press, through which she publishes her arrangements, which are popular with harpists around the world.

Table of Contents

The Missing CreditsIntroductionDigital Camera Basics
  • Chapter 1: Digital Camera Basics
  • Chapter 2: Pointing, Shooting, and Basic Composition
  • Chapter 3: Beyond the Simple Snapshot
Organizing Your Photos
  • Chapter 4: Getting Photos onto Your PC
  • Chapter 5: Organizing Photos on Your PC
  • Chapter 6: Storing Your Photos Online
  • Chapter 7: Backing Up Your Photo Library
  • Chapter 8: Organizing and Backing Up with Elements
Editing Your Photos
  • Chapter 9: Basic Photo Fixes
  • Chapter 10: Rotating, Cropping, and Resizing with Elements
  • Chapter 11: Elements Quick Fix Tools
  • Chapter 12: Advanced Photo Retouching with Elements
  • Chapter 13: Creating Special Effects
Sharing Your Photos
  • Chapter 14: Sharing Your Photos Online
  • Chapter 15: Emailing Your Photos
  • Chapter 16: Printing Your Photos
  • Chapter 17: Creative Photo Projects
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780596008413
Author:
Grover, Chris
Publisher:
Pogue Press
Introduction by:
Pogue, David
Introduction:
Pogue, David
Author:
Rathbone, Andy
Author:
Pogue, David
Author:
Brundage, Barbara
Subject:
Photography
Subject:
Image processing
Subject:
Techniques - Digital
Subject:
PHOTOGRAPHY / General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Missing Manual
Publication Date:
20060731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
9.19 x 7 x 0.98 in 1.75 lb

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Art » How To
Arts and Entertainment » Photography » Digital Photography
Arts and Entertainment » Photography » General
Reference » Science Reference » General
Religion » Comparative Religion » General

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For those getting started with digital photography, this book is a complete guide to every step of the process. In the thoroughly engaging and entertaining style that has become a trademark of the Missing Manual series, the book's four major sections reveal methods for taking pictures, working with photo files, editing photos, and sharing the results.
"Synopsis" by , If you want to get started with digital photography, or want to increase the skills you already have, this book is a complete guide to every step of the process. In the thoroughly engaging and entertaining style that has become a trademark of the Missing Manual series, the book's four major sections reveal methods for taking pictures, working with photo files, editing photos, and sharing the results.

The first section covers both the basics of pointing, shooting and composing, along with secrets of the pros that take you beyond the simple snapshot. Shooting is just the beginning of the process, but it's the most important part. The second section shows you how to organize your photos, with either Photoshop Elements or a file system of your own. Then it's off to the editing room. You'll learn basic photo fixes, advanced retouching techniques with Photoshop Elements, and ways to apply special effects. The fourth section reveals several creative ways to share your photos online and in print. There are also helpful appendices that cover Photoshop Elements menu by menu, as well as a digital equipment buyer's guide.

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