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David Pogue's Digital Photography: The Missing Manual (Missing Manual)by David Pogue
Synopses & Reviews
You own the world's most versatile, customizable camera: your iPhone. Out of the box, your iPhone camera is no-frills, but you can transform it into a digital darkroom, photo editing suite, and photoblogging tool all rolled into one . . . if you know how to use it.
Create Great iPhone Photos shows you how to take great iPhone photographsand even turn your not-so-hot photos into thrillingly inventive, atmospheric images. Author and iPhone photographer Allan Hoffman shows you how to harness the full potential of your iPhone's camera and turn it into a wildly fun tool for photographic creativity. You'll learn tips and tricks for generating effects, applying filters, and manipulating your images with wonderfully innovative appsall right on your iPhone. And you'll be inspired by interviews with today's top iPhone photographers and galleries of their impressive work.
You'll also learn how to:
You have Photoshop® (and a lot, lot more) right in your pocket. Do amazing things with your photos with Create Great iPhone Photos.
Book News Annotation:
Technology columnist for the New York Times Pogue developed the Missing Manuel series, and here describes not only the basic features of digital cameras, but also some of the more sophisticated ones that most users never use or care about. His topics include ten option decisions, anti-blur measures, how various photographs were made, the single-lens reflex, camera to computer, fixing photos, printing, and electronic display. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
If you're ready to jump into digital photography or would like to increase the skills you already have, David Pogue's Digital Photography: The Missing Manual is just what you need. Bestselling author David Pogue provides a no-nonsense guide to the entire process, including how to: buy and use a digital camera; get the same photographic effects as the pros; manage the results on your Mac or PC; edit photos; and, finally, share the results with your adoring fans — on paper, online, or on mugs, jigsaw puzzles, and blankets.
David Pogue's witty, authoritative voice has demystified the Mac, Windows, iPods and iPhones for millions of readers. Now, he offers step-by-step instructions and plenty of friendly advice to help you join in the fun and get real satisfaction from digital photography.
About the Author
David Pogue, Yale '85, is the weekly personal-technology columnist for the New York Times and an Emmy award-winning tech correspondent for CBS News. With 3 million books in print, he is also one of the world's bestselling how-to authors. He wrote or co-wrote seven books in the "for Dummies" series (including Macs, Magic, Opera, and Classical Music); in 1999, he launched his own series of complete, funny computer books called Missing Manuals, which now includes 30 titles.
Table of Contents
The Missing Credits; Acknowledgments; The Missing Manual Series; Introduction; About This Book; The Very Basics; Part I: The Camera; Chapter 1: Camera Kinds; 1.1 Small, Medium, or Large?; 1.2 Cameraphones and iPhones; 1.3 Where to Buy a Camera; Chapter 2: The Only Features That Matter; 2.1 A Big Sensor; 2.2 Stabilizer; 2.3 Zoom Power; 2.4 Shutter Lag; 2.5 Optical Viewfinder; 2.6 Manual Controls; 2.7 Face Recognition; 2.8 Autofocus Assist Lamp; 2.9 Flip-Out Screen; 2.10 Memory Card; 2.11 Burst Mode; 2.12 Hi-Def Jack; 2.13 Battery; 2.14 Movies; 2.15 Scene Modes; 2.16 Wireless; 2.17 Touch Screens; 2.18 Megapixels; 2.19 SLR Shopping; Part II: The Shoot; Chapter 3: Taking the Shot; 3.1 Compose the Shot; 3.2 Screen Displays; 3.3 Take the Shot; Chapter 4: The Ten Decisions; 4.1 Beep On or Off?; 4.2 Flash On or Off?; 4.3 Auto or Scene Mode?; 4.4 Use a Manual Mode?; 4.5 Burst Mode or One-Shot?; 4.6 White Balance: Manual or Auto?; 4.7 RAW or JPEG?; 4.8 How Much Exposure?; 4.9 Which Focus Mode?; 4.10 Adjust the Light Sensitivity (ISO)?; Chapter 5: The Anti-Blur Chapter; 5.1 Shutter Speed and Aperture; 5.2 Use Stabilization; 5.3 Speed Up the Shutter; 5.4 Open the Aperture; 5.5 Fire the Flash; 5.6 Set Up a Tripod; 5.7 Fake a Tripod; 5.8 Use the Self-Timer; 5.9 Goose the ISO; Chapter 6: How They Did That; 6.1 The Frozen Sports Shot; 6.2 The Speeding Vehicle; 6.3 The Panorama; 6.4 The Silky Brook; 6.5 Trailing Car Lights; 6.6 Fireworks; 6.7 Lightning; 6.8 The Star-Trails Shot; 6.9 The Stunning Landscape; 6.10 The Classic Sunset; 6.11 The Prize-Winning Kid Shot; 6.12 Theater Shots; 6.13 The Undersea Stunner; 6.14 The Not-Boring Vacation Shot; 6.15 The Wedding Shot; 6.16 The Ultra-Closeup; 6.17 The Blurry-Background Portrait; 6.18 The Outdoor Portrait; 6.19 Existing-Light Portraits; 6.20 The Self-Portrait; 6.21 The Indoor-Flash Portrait; 6.22 The Nighttime Portrait; 6.23 The Exploding Zoom; Chapter 7: The SLR Chapter; 7.1 Lenses; 7.2 Film Equivalents; 7.3 JPEG Compression; 7.4 Ten Accessories Worth the Weight; Part III: The Lab; Chapter 8: Camera Meets Computer; 8.1 Picasa and iPhoto; 8.2 Transferring the Photos by USB Cable; 8.3 Transferring Photos with a Card Reader; 8.4 Importing Pictures on Your Hard Drive; 8.5 The File Format Factor; 8.6 The Post-Import Inspection; 8.7 Instant Slideshow; Chapter 9: The Digital Shoebox; 9.1 The Source List; 9.2 Working with Thumbnails; 9.3 Selecting Photos; 9.4 Hiding Photos; 9.5 Albums; 9.6 Smart Albums; 9.7 Photo Info; 9.8 Keywords, Titles, and Event Info; 9.9 Flagging Photos; 9.10 Searching for Photos by Text; 9.11 Searching by Calendar or Timeline; 9.12 Keywords/Tags; 9.13 Backing Up Your Photos; Chapter 10: Fixing Your Photos; 10.1 Opening a Photo for Editing; 10.2 Notes on Zooming and Scrolling; 10.3 Backing Out, Undoing, and Restoring; 10.4 Rotate; 10.5 Cropping; 10.6 Straightening; 10.7 Fixing Color; 10.8 Redeye; 10.9 Retouching Scratches and Hairs; 10.10 Fine-Tuning Exposure; 10.11 Boosting Contrast; 10.12 Color Correction; 10.13 Automatic White-Balance Correction; 10.14 Saturation; 10.15 Sharpening; 10.16 Cheesy Effects; 10.17 Copy and Paste for Edits; 10.18 External Editing Programs; 10.19 Juicy Bonus Features; Part IV: The Audience; Chapter 11: Photos on Paper--and Everything Else; 11.1 Making Your Own Prints; 11.2 Resolution and Shape; 11.3 Printing from iPhoto, Step by Step; 11.4 Printing From Picasa, Step by Step; 11.5 Ordering Prints Online; 11.6 Calendars, Cards, and Books; 11.7 Way Beyond Paper; Chapter 12: Electronic Photos; 12.1 Emailing Photos; 12.2 Publishing Photos on the Web; 12.3 The Screen Saver; 12.4 Photo Wallpaper; 12.5 From Slideshow to Movie; 12.6 Slideshow DVDs; Part V: Appendixes; Where to Go From Here; Camera Reviews; The Real World; Beyond the Software Freebies; The Top Ten Tips of All Time; Take a lot of shots.; Photo Credits; ;
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