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How to Avoid and Remove Image Noise with Nik Dfine 2

How to Avoid and Remove Image Noise with Nik Dfine 2 is a very specific ebook by photography enthusiast Robin Whalley. The ebook is very useful for those looking to better their images through minimising and eliminating noise in their photos where possible. Whalley begins by talking us through what noise actually is, so that we can understand how it occurs in camera and what factors will affect it. Whalley explains well the basic facts about noise, and what can be done to avoid it. The m...

Lightroom 4: Streamlining Your Digital Photography Workflow

For those who are new to Lightroom it can be difficult knowing exactly where to start and this is when a tutorial style book, such as this one, comes in handy. It's a clear, comprehensive guide (more like a detailed manual actually) that covers, in detail, what Lightroom has to offer. Explanations are easy to understand and the book is easy to work through thanks to its simple layout. Everything is in sections which are then separated by headings and although there really isn't that ...

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 FAQs

Lightroom's a popular piece of software so it stands to reason there a few books on the market that feature Lightroom as their focus of topic. Most software books have a standard layout which uses screengrabs, instructions and a similar method for working through topics, however this title by Stan Sholik stands out from the crowd. Why does it do this? Well there are 365 questions (feel free to take a look at one each day of the year if you wish!) that are each answered on a separate page so ...

iPhone Artistry

This book is ideal if you are into your iPhoneography. Whether you have just bought your first iPhone or have been using it for a while, the book will give you advice and tips on how to get the most out of your iPhones camera. It details what the iPhone is capable of and also runs through many apps that you can purchase for varying uses on your phone, such as basic editing, creative editing, filters, HDR and more. The book is nicely laid out with plenty of images to help and inspire. The a...

iPad For Photographers: A Guide To Managing, Editing And Displaying photographs using your iPad

The iPad For Photographers book is a new release which is up-to-date enough to include information regarding iOS 5, which was released to the public in October 2011. The book runs through various aspects which will help you utilise your iPad, whether it's the first or second version you own. Topics include importing photos, editing photos, shooting aids, sharing photos, sharing tools, essential accessories, must-have iPad apps and more. There's plenty of advice given in the book, it's easy...

Printing with Adobe Photoshop CS4

Printing with Photoshop does exactly what it says on the tin. It teaches you how to create better print-outs with the help of Adobe Photoshop CS4. The book is split into easy-to-read chapters that cover everything from shooting essentials and file processing, to colour management and printing advice. Everything is explained clearly and the advice given is extremely useful and easily absorbed. Colourful images are both nice to look at and useful for emphasising points made in the text, t...

Get the most from your digital home movie making

This is a great book for an amateur who needs to know everything from choosing your camera to software choices and editing. The book isn't really for the seasoned pro as a lot of the points made are very basic but it will be perfect for someone looking to improve the quality of their home videos. The information squeezed into the six chapters is easy to follow and is well illustrated with useful examples. If you want some basic advice on how to improve your family videos then this book...

Advanced Photoshop Elements 7

Just shy of 450 pages, Advanced Photoshop Elements 7 for digital photographers is designed to take you past your current level of in-depth knowledge. This isn't a book for newcomers although some basics are touched on. Divided into fourteen chapters and covering everything from scanning images to photo restoration and improving workflow. Giant coloured tabs ensure you can browse if needed and the page is filled with screen shots, work flow illustrations and diagrams.

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 for Digital Photographers only.

The 344 page book is split into three parts with 12 chapters in all. It covers topics from the basics of Lightroom through to the separate modules that make the program. Pro Tips scatter the pages and there are diagrams describing workflow patterns alongside plenty of screenshots. The book is informative, clear and concise. Rob explains the features of Lightroom with a lot of enthusiasm which makes it easier to understand and learn. The three parts are: I) What is Lightroom all about? Thi...

The Art & Business of Photo Editing

The price of most photographic and digital related books have come down quite dramatically over the last few years but not Amherst. Here's a book illustrated in black & white that most publishers would be doing in colour and selling for between 10 and 15. So it better be worth its 22 price tag. The author, Bob Shepherd has spent more than 20 years as editor, writer, photographer and picture editor. He leads you through the process of learning to think about balance in composition, through colo...