They may be the oldest words still with us, and they’ve lost none of their power: “Tell me a story!” Your digital camera is one of the most amazing storytelling tools ever created. If you’re just shooting snapshots, you could be doing so much more.
This book’s passion for digital storytelling is infectious -- and the best part is this: It’s easy. The software’s free or cheap, and the visual narrative skills it teaches aren’t difficult.
You’ll discover how to coax a compelling story from a day trip, a vacation, a ball game, even a few quiet moments at home. The authors show how to bring immediacy, authenticity, and intimacy into your photos. How to shoot and use sequences. How to tie together your vacation photos with digital maps.
With digital, you can share your images in whole new ways...but it’s even more than that. Suddenly, images can begin to suffuse your life.
Carry your CF card around with you. Use a digital camcorder to show your images on your dad’s TV. Build slide shows that are truly immersive experiences (Microsoft Plus! Photo Story is great for that). Create your child’s online memory album -- one that brings your whole family closer. Illustrate your own legacy, too: the lifelong event that is you.
Most of us use our digital cameras roughly the way our grandparents used their Kodak Brownies. This book will open your eyes to a far richer way of preserving and sharing your memories. Bill Camarda
Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2003 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks for Dummies, Second Edition.