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"this book is an excellent resource for the beginning digital photographer."
The Essential Companion to Your Digital Camera and Your Mac
You'll be amazed at what you can create with your digital camera and your Mac. Whether you're making striking portraits or hilarious montages, this book provides the essential tools, techniques, and advice to turn you into a photo pro. Written by two Mac and digital photography experts, Mac Digital Photography explores everything essential to snapping, enhancing, and sharing great digital images.
Inside you'll find expert techniques for refining your photo-taking techniques, editing and repairing your images, choosing the right camera peripherals, using your photos for fun craft projects, and sharing your creations with others across the globe or across the room.
Mac Digital Photography teaches you how to:
Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
Chapter 1: Composition, Lighting, and Posing: Some Tried-and-True Advice.
Chapter 2: Digital Camera Equipment.
Chapter 3: An Introduction to iPhoto and Photoshop Elements.
Chapter 4: Digital Photo Editing.
Chapter 5: New Viewpoints: Postprocessing Your Images.
Chapter 6: Digital Photo Printing.
Chapter 7: Photos on CDs and DVDs.
Chapter 8: Share Your Pictures.
Chapter 9: Digital Camera Versatility.
Chapter 10: Digital Camera Crafts.
Chapter 11: Photo Transformation Projects.
Chapter 12: Just for the Fun of It: Digital Photo Projects.
Appendix: Field Guide to Online Photo Finishing and Album Sites.
Posted October 15, 2003
The very first paragraphs in MAC Digital Photography give very good advice ¿ get close to your subject! Ah yes, what many photographers fail to do. They want everything in the picture when what you really want is to focus on your subject. Remember to use the Rule of Thirds and your photos will capture exactly what you want to see in them. Remember, too, to make your backgrounds simple and uncluttered. Don¿t distract the viewer with images unrelated to what you want them to see. Wow and that¿s only the first two pages in the book. If you learn nothing else from reading this book, remember those points and your pictures will be greatly improved. Other points discussed include camera angle, orientation, and lighting. Tips on setting up your home photo studio are included. Keep reading the first chapter is you want information on depth of field and exposure and posing your subjects All of this great information was contained in Chapter one and there are eight more yet to read in this well written and easy to understand book. Without going into a rewriting of the book, other chapters contain explanations of what digital camera you should get, some of the software available to make corrections to your photos after you take them and how to use that software, how to get the photos in a hard copy format and don¿t forget about saving them to CD or DVD. Another chapter explains how to share your pictures by email or watching it on your own TV. It also tells about using your camera as a ¿notepad¿ for such things as remembering a quote in a book or showing your spouse several outfits you might buy but couldn¿t decide which one. Chapter 10 tells all about the items you can create from the photos you take with the digital camera. Things like, greeting cards or photo wheels ¿ a picture wheel to show your mood for the day. A collage is a fun thing to display on your wall and this chapter helps you create one. Finally, there is a CD loaded with software for your MAC ¿ a trial version of PhotoShop Elements 2, DVD PictureShow, FlipAlbum3, PhotoToWeb, plus a demo version of LiveSlideShow 2,0 and the shareware version of GraphicConverter. Still not enough software? There are others such as Photo to Movei, Image Surfer, Stitcher, Genuine Fractals, PrintPro and iVCD for Video CDs! If you are thinking of buying or already have a digital camera to go along with your MAC, this book would make a great hands-on help file to have right at your fingertips.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.