Professional photographer, Vincent Oliver whose has written and
presented the DVD said, With the explosive growth
in digital camera sales, there is a huge demand for information and
creative interest. But although the bookshelves are stocked
with a good selection of written material, no one has embraced the full
power of digital media by producing a multimedia package on the
techniques of taking pictures and manipulating those same pictures.
This would seem to be the most obvious and practical method for any one
wishing to learn the digital imaging techniques.
A guide to digital photography (in association with Canon) is
the first DVD to be launched. Aimed at the beginner and
casual user, it contains a series of exclusive assignments shot on
location and shows the viewer in a user-friendly way how to get the
best results from their digital camera. The pictures are
manipulated in Adobe Photoshop Elements 4.0, a great introductory
application for digital photography. The manipulations are in the form
of a fully animated screen movie which enables the viewer to see the
manipulations taking place in real time.
The chapters and tutorials include:
The essential information and the gear you need to get you started
Tutorials: Opening and saving photos, selection tools, and clone tool
Using your gear to get a professional look
Tutorials: combining head shots, red eye removal, converting
Getting instant response from your camera
Tutorial: adding motion to a still image
From ancient to modern
Tutorials: correcting perspective, adding a new sky.
Understanding exposure on location
Tutorials: correcting slanting horizons, adding creative
flare, colour correction
Taking a bigger picture
Tutorials: two tutorials on stitching images together
Shot at Canterbury Cathedral. Custom white balance
Tutorial: combining multiple exposures to make a final picture
Shooting when the suns gone down
Tutorials: colour balance, adding fireworks to a night shot.
||2 hrs, 20 mins.
||DVD video all regions, PAL 4:3, optimised
for TV viewing