Shoot Like a Pro! Digital Photography Techniques (One Off)

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9780072229493: Shoot Like a Pro! Digital Photography Techniques (One Off)

Produce the kind of images that would otherwise demand a professional photographer or darkroom—or both. Through a series of tutorial projects, author Julie Adair King shows readers how to light shots, choose the right camera settings, use camera accessories and photographic software, and much more. You’ll learn step-by-step to use your existing digital camera for professional results. Set up a home studio, create a 360-degree panoramic image, learn low light and action photography, work in black and white, and adopt many other professional techniques.

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  • Special 32-page stand alone color insert. This insert will be specially designed and produced on high-quality glossy paper to beautifully illustrate the techniques described.
    Focuses on software that offers enthusiast-level tools but retails for less than $100. For photo editing, for example, the author would choose Adobe Photoshop Elements ($99) instead of Photoshop ($600).
    Includes an illustrated glossary of fundamental imaging terms. Terms adequately illustrated elsewhere in the book will have a simple text reference to the appropriate chapter

    Editorial Elements:
    Technical Aside: for technical background sidebars
    How-To: for step-by-step instructions
    Pro Tip: for tricks used by professional photographers
    Cool Tools: for products that can make a project easier
    Trouble-shooter: for fixes to common problems

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    Special color section: 35 secrets the pros know!

    Take your digital photography to the next level with help from this wonderfully written guidebook. Best-selling author Julie Adair King shows you the secrets that professional photographers use to capture memorable portraits, spectacular nature and travel images, and eye-catching product shots. You'll find out how to take full advantage of your digital camera's features, from exposure controls to resolution options, and learn techniques that will help you get a perfect picture every time--even in difficult lighting and other challenging situations!

    • Discover the best camera settings to use for different photographic projects
    • Gain control over exposure, focus, color, and contrast with traditional filters and digital tools
    • Find out how to take better close-ups, panoramic images, nighttime pictures, and action shots
    • Improve your pictures with easy lighting techniques
    • Learn the secrets to shooting glass, metal, and other reflective subjects
    • Build a home or office studio using affordable alternatives to high-priced professional equipment
    • Save money by taking portraits and product shots yourself instead of hiring a professional photographer
    • Learn to identify beautiful compositions in everyday scenes
    • Make great, long-lasting prints and prepare pictures for a Web page or an online album

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