Digital Photography Hacks

Derrick Story

  • 出版商: O'Reilly
  • 售價: $1,210
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  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 332
  • 裝訂: Paperback
  • ISBN: 0596006667
  • ISBN-13: 9780596006662
  • 相關分類: 設計攝影 Photograph
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Your digital camera is more than new incarnation of your old film camera. Yes, it still produces photos, but it also offers new outlets for creativity, including instant gratification of seeing your photos now, the ability to experiment without worrying about expense, the technology to fine-tune your photos with advanced professional techniques, and the means to share your work instantaneously with anyone, anyplace in the world. It's no wonder that digital cameras are outselling traditional cameras for the first time ever. But the question most digital camera users ask is this, "How do I get from taking 'decent' photos to doing the things I'd really like to do? How do I tap into that potential?"

Digital Photography Hacks is your passport to taking the kind of digital photos you've always aspired to. Written by Derrick Story, photographer and author of Digital Photography Pocket Guide and other books, it goes beyond the standard fare of most digital photography books--such as camera basics, understanding memory cards, and when to use a flash--to the things that professional photographers have learned through thousands of shots' worth of experience, years of experimentation, and fiddling and hacking. The book includes a foreword by photographer Rick Smolan, author of America 24/7.

With exquisite, full-color photos throughout, the book presents a collection of tips, tricks, and techniques for photographers ready to move beyond the basics. And if you don't have the latest in digital camera photography, this book will show you how to extend the life and functionality of your existing camera. All the hacks in the book are platform-agnostic, designed for use on both Mac on Windows-based computers. You'll find 100 proven techniques in the areas of:

  • Daytime and nighttime photo secrets
  • Flash magic
  • Digital camera attachments
  • The computer connection
  • Photoshop magic
  • Fun photo projects
  • Camera phone tricks

Table of Contents




Chapter 1. Digital Camera Attachments
      1. Pocket Tripods on the Go
      2. Travel Tripod: A Happy Compromise
      3. Walking-Stick Mount
      4. Convert Your Monopod into a Makeshift Tripod
      5. Steady Shots from the Comfort of Your Car
      6. Attach Your Camera to Bicycle Handlebars
      7. Flash Brackets for Pro Lighting
      8. A Flexible Arm to Hold Accessories
      9. Bubble Levels to Keep Things Straight
      10. Battle the Sun with an LCD Hood
      11. Convert Your Digicam to a Digital SLR
      12. T-Mounts and Other Threaded Tricks
      13. Double-Strapping on the Trail
      14. Stay in Charge of Your Batteries
      15. Gaffer's Tape When All Else Fails

Chapter 2. Daytime Photo Secrets
      16. Pantyhose Diffusion Filter for Flattering Portraits
      17. Capture Kids Without Going Crazy
      18. Use Sunglasses as a Polarizing Filter
      19. Get the Big Picture with a Panorama
      20. Secrets of Whiteboard Photography
      21. Make Your Own Passport Photo
      22. Get Super Close
      23. Multiple Exposures, Digital Style
      24. Go Low-Rez
      25. Painless Infrared Photography
      26. Create the Maximum Depth of Field
      27. Create Soft Background Portraits
      28. Analyze Metadata to Improve Your Shots

Chapter 3. Nighttime Photo Hacks
      29. Nighttime Portraits with Scenic Backgrounds
      30. Street Shooting at Night
      31. Capture the Nighttime Mood and Leave the Red Eye at Home
      32. Take Flash Shots of People Who Blink
      33. Auto Headlamps and Other Streaming Lights
      34. Starlight Effects for Candles and Lights
      35. Light Painting and Colored Gels
      36. Secrets of Fireworks Photography
      37. Night Landscapes and the Moon
      38. Colorful Star Trails

Chapter 4. Magic with Flash
      39. Outdoor Fill Flash
      40. Prevent Red Eye
      41. Add External Flash to Point and Shoots
      42. Bounce Flash for Softer Light
      43. Pro Portraits with Just Two Flashes
      44. Eliminate Glare in Reflective Surfaces
      45. Freeze Action with Electronic Flash
      46. Second-Curtain Flash for Cool Effects

Chapter 5. The Computer Connection
      47. Judge Image Sharpness by File Size
      48. Unerase the Lost
      49. Name Folders to Organize Your Images
      50. Create a Web Photo Gallery
      51. Amazing B&W Prints from Your Inkjet Printer
      52. Great Color Prints from Your Inkjet Printer
      53. Pro-Quality Prints from Your Digicam
      54. Take Your Slideshow on the Road
      55. Virtual-Reality Movies from Your Digicam
      56. Digicam Movie Editing Made Easy
      57. Rotate Your Movie from Horizontal to Vertical
      58. Create a Rolling Movie Title
      59. Add Music to Movies and Slideshows
      60. Voiceovers for That Professional Touch
      61. Store Pictures and Movies on an iPod

Chapter 6. Photoshop Magic
      62. Match Resolution to Output
      63. Secrets of Sharpening
      64. Sample Down for Email Attachments
      65. Crop and Resample in One Step
      66. Level That Dipping Horizon
      67. Power-Line Vanishing Trick
      68. Combine Two Pictures
      69. Sponge Out Red Eye
      70. Brighten Teeth
      71. Intelligent Auto Color Correction
      72. Soften Facial Lines
      73. Fix Flash Falloff
      74. Hand-Color with the History Brush

Chapter 7. Camera-Phone Tricks
      75. Live with a Less-Than-Perfect Camera
      76. Send Snapshots to the Desktop
      77. Transfer Images Via Email
      78. Send a Paper Text Message
      79. Communicate in a Foreign Country
      80. Create a Home Inventory
      81. Rental-Car Tips and Other Auto Hacks
      82. Get the Big Picture with a Little Camera Phone
      83. Photo Moblogging
      84. Capture Life's Little Moments with Camera-Phone Video
      85. Use Your Camera Phone as a Slideshow Viewer

Chapter 8. Weekend Photo Projects
      86. Create a Coffeetable Photo Book
      87. Create Custom Greeting Cards
      88. Keep a Digital Diary
      89. Capture Pictures of Your TV Screen
      90. Fax from Your Digital Camera
      91. Copy Slides with Your Digicam
      92. Preview Film Pictures with Your Digital Camera
      93. Photograph Zoo Animals Without Bars
      94. Get Close with Digiscoping
      95. Advanced Panorama Technique
      96. Shoot the Moon
      97. Remote-Control Camera
      98. Show Who's Who in Group Shots
      99. Rename Photos Automatically in Windows XP
      100. Stack Images to Remove Noise

Indexok is for the photographer you are now, and the one you want to be. Digital Photography Hacks is for the creative adventurer who resides in each of us.