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A completely revised, revamped edition of Brilliant Digital Photogrpahy with all new high-res images printed on art quality paper stock and containing a full new section on the latest release of Adobe's PS Elements 6 software for budding Digital photographers. Fully updated to cover windows vista and Mac OSX Leopard, including coverage of iPhoto. Overview Whether you're a die hard film enthusiast or simply bamboozled by computers, there's no denying Digital Photography is taking over, and over the next 300 pages this book will guide you through a series of tasks designed to familiarize you with the technology available enabling you to capture your own vivid images, print your own family album and potentially even sell your work. Covering every aspect of digital photography from helping you select ideal camera, getting the best from your equipment right through to publishing your work on the web or getting your images on to canvas. Unlike conventional film photography you don't need to have your own dark room to edit your images and this volume will cover tips from cropping to advanced techniques for digital retouching. Indeed who ever said The camera never lies could never have envisioned impact of digital photography and the creative freedom it affords. Nowadays the ready availability of inexpensive digital cameras and powerful editing software has meant that for the well versed literally anything is possible. From simple enhancements such as removing red eye to restoring aging family photos, or more ambitious tasks like adding or removing missing relatives, this book will cover the techniques and tools used step by step to make them accessible to anyone. Key Features * Full coverage of PS Elements 6 * A simple visual, step-by-step guide to your digital camera, the hardware and the software you have at your disposal to take fantastic pictures * Practical guidance on taking great pictures, fixing the not-so-great ones, storing and printing your images * Advice on how to make money from your photographs: using stock libraries, setting up an ecommerce website

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Spend less time reading and more time doing

 

Brilliant Digital Photography is a visual quick reference book that shows you how to make the most of your digital camera and its associated photo editing software.  De-mystifying the technology of both camera and computer, this book demonstrates how to exploit the full functionality of a standard compact digital camera to create stunning images.

 

 

Brilliant Digital Photography

 

 

Brilliant Digital Photography, now fully updated to cover Microsoft Windows Vista & Mac OSX Leopard ...

 

  • Starts at the beginning: what exactly is a digital camera, how do you get hold of the pictures and how do you make sense of all the settings and menus?

 

  • Guides you through simple tasks using both your computer and your camera to produce stunning images, create perfect prints and even earn money from your pictures.

 

  • Makes advanced techniques sound easy: when to opt for manual control of exposure, aperture and shutter speed to create professional looking shots.

 

  • Gets to grips with the jargon: both computer and camera terminology can be daunting - use the Jargon buster as a handy reference guide.

 

 

 

This new Windows Vista & Mac OSX Leopard edition features:

 

  • Updated instructions, advice and screenshots to guide you through the new features you’ll come across using Windows Vista.
  • Updated tutorials on touching up images using Photoshop Elements with new sections on learning about layers, perfecting group photos, and creating colour accents and many more.
  • Additional sections on face detection and exposure bracketing to help you make the most of your camera’s functions and get great shots.
  • Advice on how to make best use of the Internet for sharing and displaying your photos.

About the Author:

John Skeoch has been making photographs for the past two decades and works on the South Coast as a professional photographer and freelance technical writer. He's written for a wide variety of magazines including Digital Camera Shopper offering everything from highly technical reviews to simple step-by-step guides.

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