Photography Guide Book: Digital Photography: Top 100 Simplified Tips & Tricks (4th Edition)

You already know digital photography basics. Now you'd like to go beyond with shortcuts, tricks, and tips that let you work smarter and faster. And because you learn more easily when someone shows you how, this is the book for you. Inside, you'll find clear, illustrated instructions for 100 tasks that reveal cool secrets, teach timesaving tricks, and explain great tips guaranteed to make you more productive with digital photography.

Digital Photography: Top 100 Simplified Tips & Tricks (4th Edition)

Digital Photography: Top 100 Simplified Tips & Tricks (4th Edition) - Table of Contents:

1. Get Ready to Take Photos
#1 Select Good Photo Opportunities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
#2 It Starts with Four Letters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
#3 Master Your Camera to Get Great Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
#4 Choose the Image File Format to Suit Your Needs . . . . . . . . . . 10
#5 Set the Image Resolution and Compression Level . . . . . . . . . . 12
#6 Control Your Camera’s Light Sensitivity with the ISO Setting . . . 14
#7 Improve Color with the White Balance Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
#8 Shoot Your Best from the Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
#9 Pack for a Successful Shoot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

2. Consider Light More Than Illumination
#10 Pick Good Light for Better Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
#11 Shoot Effectively in Bright Sun . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
#12 Shoot in the Shade for Gentle Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
#13 Take Advantage of the Golden Hour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
#14 Control Light with a Reflector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
#15 Open Up Harsh Shadows with Fill Flash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
#16 Illuminate Portraits with Window Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
#17 Get Your Flash Off-Camera for Directional Light. . . . . . . . . . . . 34
#18 Use Bounce Flash for Better Indoor Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
#19 Prevent Red Eye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

3. Control Exposure
#20 Understanding Exposure to Get the Photos You Want . . . . . . . 40
#21 Know What Meters Really Do . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
#22 Know When There Is No Photo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
#23 Discover Different Exposure Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
#24 Choose an Appropriate Program Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
#25 Use the Histogram to Get the Exposure You Want . . . . . . . . . . 50
#26 Improve Exposure with Exposure Compensation . . . . . . . . . . . 52
#27 Avoid Blown-Out Highlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
#28 Shoot Multiple Exposures to Get More Exposure Range . . . . . . 56

4. Control Sharpness and Depth of Field
#29 Use a Tripod for Top Sharpness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
#30 Show Action Using a Fast Shutter Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
#31 Show Action Using a Slow Shutter Speed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
#32 Add Drama by Panning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
#33 Understanding Depth of Field . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
#34 Control Focus Creatively with Deep Depth of Field . . . . . . . . . 66
#35 Create Cool Effects with Shallow Depth of Field . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
#36 Understanding Focal Length . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
#37 Control Perspective with Focal Length . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
#38 Control Background with Focal Length and Aperture . . . . . . . . 74

5. Take Better Photos
#39 Look for Photographs, Not Subjects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
#40 Consider the Possibilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
#41 Compose for Maximum Effect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
#42 Compose for Impact . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
#43 Use the Foreground . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
#44 Shoot Details to Create Interest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
#45 Bracket Your Compositions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
#46 Shoot Better by Studying EXIF Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
#47 Take Better Photos with Patience, Practice, and Effort . . . . . . . 94
#48 Find Photos All Year and Avoid Hibernation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96

6. Try Creative Photo Techniques
#49 Focus Attention on Your Subject . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
#50 Shoot Color for Dramatic Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
#51 Show Movement with a Neutral Density Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
#52 Control Color and Reflections with a Polarizer . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
#53 Shoot Photos for a Panorama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
#54 Shoot Photos with a “Wow!” Factor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
#55 Shoot Scenes with Low Contrast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
#56 Shoot in All Seasons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
#57 Shoot Patterns and Shapes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
#58 Combine Flash and Ambient Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
#59 Experiment to Create Unique Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
#60 Shoot at Night for Drama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115

7. Organize Photos with Photoshop Elements
#61 Import Your Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
#62 Sort the Good Pictures from the Bad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
#63 Create Albums to Group Your Pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
#64 Use Keywords to Tag Your Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
#65 Change the Organizer Interface as Needed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
#66 Back Up Your Pictures to Protect Them . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130

8. Basic Image Workflow with Photoshop Elements
#67 Learn the Best Workflow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
#68 Protect and Preserve Original Photo Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
#69 Crop and Straighten Your Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
#70 Process for Strong Blacks and Whites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
#71 Adjust Midtones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
#72 Easy Color Correction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
#73 Adjust Color with Hue/Saturation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
#74 Convert RAW Files with Adobe Camera Raw . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
#75 Understanding Color Space . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
#76 Reveal Dark and Light Detail with Shadows/Highlights . . . . . 152
#77 Adjust a Selected Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
#78 Keep Track of Your Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156

9. Beyond the Basics with Photoshop Elements
#79 Understanding Layers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
#80 Use Adjustment Layers to Gain Flexibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
#81 Use Layer Masks to Isolate Your Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
#82 Combine Selections with Layer Masks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
#83 Lighten or Darken a Portion of an Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
#84 Correct Exposure Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
#85 Create a Panorama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
#86 Remove Unwanted Elements with the Clone Stamp Tool . . . . 174
#87 Convert Color to Black and White . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
#88 Double-Process Raw for More Detail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
#89 Combine Two Exposures for a Better Tonal Range . . . . . . . . . 178

10. Make Photographic Prints
#90 Understanding Color Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182
#91 Size Photos for Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184
#92 Sharpen a Digital Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186
#93 Crop a Photo to a Specified Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188
#94 Print Your Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190
#95 Print Multiple Photos on a Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194
#96 Order Prints Online . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196
#97 Create a Photo Book Online . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198

11. Share Your Photos
#98 Prepare Photos for Use on the Web . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202
#99 Create a PDF Slide Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204
#100 Create a Video Slide Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206
#101 Create a Digital Photo Album . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210
#102 Create a Photo Greeting Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212
#103 Create a Photomontage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216

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