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Blogging for photographers is an in depth guide to becoming a successful online photography blogger. Author Jolie O'Dell encourages bloggers to showcase their creativity and build and audience through blogging. Blogging can lead to a whole host of things, including being able to earn money from your blog and advertising with top names in the field. The first chapter looks at the basics of blogging, with what hardware you'll need to be able to get your photos online. Covered are what skill...
Shooting videos on DSLRs is something that's growing with popularity and as DSLRs and their ability to produce good quality videos improves, the number of photographer venturing down this road will increase too. This book is designed to help those who are moving away from still photography in to the world of DSLR video, helping them become film-makers who really understand the video capabilities of their DSLR. The book is a real gem for someone who's just stepping in to the shoes of a fi...
Words by Emma Kay Action Basics – How To load And Use Actions is the first in a series of E books from Jack Lowe. These simple to read E books are designed so that the complete novice can get to grips with photoshop quickly and easily. Made in the style of a slide show, the pages are well set out and very informative. Jack is a digital imaging specialist based in Newcastle, England. He is set on sharing the knowledge he has gained over his years as a professional photographer and di...
Image specialist expert, Richard Lynch, shows us how to successfully use Layers in Photoshop. Simple, step-by-step instructions illustrate how to correct, enhance, fix and manipulate your images using layers. The language is easy to understand, the text is easy to follow and the images illustrate the book well. The accompanying CD also gives you the chance to work through the lessons taught in the book at ease and with practical images. If you're a beginner looking for advice or a...
This book is designed to help you quickly develop creative projects on time and to budget. This is done through a series of step-by-step guides which show you practical ways of how to create animations and use Adobe Flash CS4 successfully. As with all the how to cheat series, this book is organised into chapters with a different technique set on each double page. The language is easy to understand and the number system makes the book easy to work through. Images are in abundance, are large, ...
This book is designed and written specifically for people over the age of 55. Everything from choosing a camera to editing your pictures on a computer is covered in a clear way with hardly any jargon. The larger print makes the book easier to read and the large coloured photos help with the detailed explanations the book has to offer. If you thought photography was just for the young then think again and take a look at this book today.
If you already work with Elements and you want to further your knowledge then this is a really good guide to have. The book has several projects where the author explains how they are achieved in detail so you can do it yourself. The text is written in a very clear and concise way and the images used are appropriate, large and clear. If you need more than the book offers you can turn your attention to the DVD that accompanies the book. The DVD offers detailed explanations and video tuto...
This book is designed to show you how to make the most of your digital camera. The book offers explanations of all the controls and menus and offers picture taking advice which both the beginner or series photographer can appreciate. The layout is simple and easy to follow and the language used will allow you to skip through this book at ease. The book is well illustrated and captions give you extra pieces of information which support and add to the main body of text. If you're looki...
The book takes a detailed and very close look at Adobe Photoshop Elements 7. The 446 pages are split into fifteen chapters all of which are written in great detail and are well illustrated. The layout is a little cramped but with the quantity of information you are given it's something you can easily cope with. The book isn't linear and you can easily flick to a chapter you wish to study and work at your own pace. The book is a great reference tool and will fit perfectly on the prof...
If you already know how to use Photoshop but are looking to find ways to be more creative with it then take a look at this book. The book has four parts which are each split into chapters and they cover drawing and painting, unconventional methods such as antique effects, real world Photoshop and illustrative photography. Each chapter opens with an image, and the step-by-step instructions of each chapter show you how to create that image. The language used isn't over complicated and the bo...