Confessions of a Compact Camera Shooter Get Professional Quality Photos with Your Compact Camera

ISBN-10: 0470565071
ISBN-13: 9780470565070
Edition: 2010
Authors: Rick Sammon
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Description: In Confessions of a Compact Camera Shooter, readers will learn tips and tricks to capture dSLR-quality images using their simple point and shoot. Top industry photographer and Canon Explorer or Light, Rick Sammon, will teach point-and-shoot  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 1/12/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

In Confessions of a Compact Camera Shooter, readers will learn tips and tricks to capture dSLR-quality images using their simple point and shoot. Top industry photographer and Canon Explorer or Light, Rick Sammon, will teach point-and-shoot photographers how to capture proper exposure, create depth of field, use the appropriate flash settings and much more. Filled with beautiful photographs and the techniques Rick Sammon used to capture them, this book will offer readers motivation to capture stunning photographs taken with point-and-shoot cameras. With more than 100 techniques for use behind the camera, this book will improve the compact camera skills of both amateur and experienced photographers.

Forward: Full-Featured Compact Digital Cameras
Preface: Compact Camera Photo Gallery; Believe It or Not
Introduction:Confessions of a Compact Camera Shooter
Confession
Keep It Clean
See the Diff erence?
Noise
Lens Appeal
Check It Out
Uh-Oh
Th e Rescue
Plug In for Fun
Save As ... What?
Compact Shooter's Gear Bag
A Heavier Load
Compact Camera, Pro Results
People Pictures
Animals
Landscapes and City Scenes
Snow and Nature
Pro Studio
Tell a Story with Pictures
Th e Answers
What Your Compact Camera Can and Can't Do
Image Quality
Digital Noise Diff erence
Getting Close to a Subject
Sunsets-and More on Subject Size
Maximum Wide-Angle View
Close-ups
Action Sequences
Shutter Lag
More on Shutter Lag
Always Ready for Fun
On-the-Spot Creativity
Know Your Camera
Good News
Top Tips for Great Digital Pix
An Interesting Subject is Key
Go for Good Composition
Pick an Interesting Vantage Point
Focus on Auto Focusing
Fine-Tune Your Exposures
Be Aware of the Background
See the Light
Create a Sense of Depth
Control the Light On-Site
Check Your Exposures
Check Your Camera Settings
Watch for Lens Flare
Subtle Lens Flare
Use Your Radar
Dead Center is Deadly
See Eye to Eye
When You Th ink You Are Close Enough, Move Closer
When You Th ink You Are Done Shooting, Keep Shooting
Always Look Up, Always Look Down
Th e Name of the Game is to Fill the Frame
Don't Forget the Details
Frame It
Don't Just Stand There
Do It In the Digital Darkroom
Look for Pictures within A Picture
Be Ready for Fun … and the Not So Fun
RAW Rules
Make Pictures, Don't Just Take Pictures
Always Carry a Camera
Don't Get Stuck
All Together Now
Develop Understanding
Light: The Main Subject in Every Photograph
What Our Eyes See vs. What Our Cameras See
Scene Brightness and ISO Settings
Photographing People Indoors in Low Light
Reducing and Increasing the Light
More on Increasing the Light
Contrast and Outdoor People Pictures
Diff user in Action
Contrast in Scenic Pictures
Th e Color of Light
Th e Direction of Light
Th e Quality of Light
Finding the Light: Part I
Finding the Light: Part II
Controlling the Movement of Light
Understanding ISO
Bright Light and Low Light Settings
Digital Noise Degrades Image Quality
Set Higher ISO to Stop Action
Increase ISO to Stop Your Movement
Lower ISO to Blur Subject Movement
Get the Best Image Quality: RAW and JPEG
When RAW Rules
When JPEGs are Okay
Settings for JPEG Image Quality/Compression
Th e Importance of Seeing the Light
RAW Really Rules with Panoramas
A Case for White Balance
Individual White Balance Settings
Auto White Balance
When White Balance Goes Wrong
When the Wrong White Balance Can Actually be Right
Correcting White Balance in Camera RAW
Flash Settings: On, Off and Partial
Sunny Day Flash Shots
Fill Flash Outdoors In the Shade
Add Just a Touch of Flash
When Flash May Not Be a Good Idea
Adding an Accessory Flash
The Zoom Lens Advantage
Closer or Wider, It's Your Choice
Compose Creatively
Blur the Background
Blur the Background by Changing Position
Cool Close-Ups
Setting the Mode
Fully Automatic Modes
Full Auto Mode
Portrait Mode
Sports Mode
Landscape Mode
Close-up Mode
Night Portrait Mode
Flash-Off Mode
Creative Exposure Modes
Program Mode
Shutter-Priority (Tv) Mode
Aperture-Priority (Av) Mode
Manual Exposure (M) Mode
Exposure Bracketing
Metering Modes
Average
Center-Weighted Average Metering
Spot Metering
Focus Modes
One-Shot
Focus Lock
Focus Tracking
Manual
Drive Modes
Single Frame Advance
Rapid Frame Advance
Self-Timer
The Wonders of Infrared Imaging
From Drab to Fab
Black-and-White IR
Have Fun with Filters, Too!
Seeing in IR
Panos in IR
Photoshop Elements Confessions
Quick Look at the Quick Mode
Th e Full Mode is Full-Featured
Save a Copy
Crop Creatively
Love Th ose Adjustment Layers
Th e Touch of a Brush
A Look at Levels
Brightness/Contrast Basics
See What Hue/Saturation Can Do For You
Th e Super Shadow/Highlight Control
Select Your Selections Carefully
Do It with the Dodge/Burn/Sponge Tool
Resize the Right Way
Check-out Canvas Size
Heal With the Spot Healing Brush
Copy and Fix with the Clone Stamp Tool
Wow 'em With Black-and-White Images
Have Fun with Effects
Play With Plug-ins
Sharpen As Th e Final Step
Reward of RAW Files
Expand Your Vision with HDR Imaging
Take at Least Th ree Shots
Generate HDR
Do It with Details Enhancer
Th e Fun Never Stops
Take HDR Inside, Too
Shooting Panoramas
Getting Started
Pano from Adobe Bridge
Shoot Verticals
More Fun Awaits You
Expect Surprises, Too
A Truly Amazing Match
Shooting Panos in a Tight Spot
Experiment with Layouts
Expect to Crop
HDR + Panos + Way-Cool Imaging Fun
Shooting for an HDR Pano
Generate an HDR Image for Each Set of Images
Enter Photoshop Elements
Play in Photoshop Elements
Make a Better Print
Shoot it Right
Calibrate your Monitor
Adjust your Photo
Size your Photo for Printing
Sharpen your Photo
Working with the Printer
Test your Print
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