By Chris Grover
"Digital images: The lacking handbook" enables you to take attractive electronic photographs -- of your child, your journey to Paris, your new puppy iguana--and then proportion the beautiful effects along with your family and friends. Spiked with the recommendation and humor which are logos of the lacking handbook sequence, this booklet exhibits you ways to: grasp your camera. use these mysterious buttons and modes to enhance your pictures.Take memorable images. develop into a greater photographer without delay with a couple of basic methods from the pros.Edit your pictures to take away purple eye, or crop out extraneous constructions. upload colours and results no longer typically present in nature.Share your photos utilizing the easiest courses and websites for sharing your photos-in print, on-line, and through ESP. this can be a nice booklet for those that are looking to start with electronic images yet it is also excellent when you have to elevate the talents they have already got. Intermediate electronic photographers will love the ideas and methods from the professionals and the valuable paying for publications for these components they're able to upload. notice: This booklet is Windows-only. For Mac lovers, iPhoto 6: The lacking handbook has an entire part on electronic images.
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5. Go Low, Go High Change your camera angle often. Look at your subject from a few different points of view before choosing the best place to shoot it from. For example, put the camera on the ground and study the composition. Raise it over your head and see how the world looks from that angle (Figure 2-4). If possible, walk around the subject and examine it from left to right. Tip: When you first approach an interesting subject, snap a quick picture. Once you've got a "safe" shot in the camera, you can relax.
The background may be blurred, but this actually adds to the impression of motion. Tip: If your camera's zoom isn't powerful enough by itself, consider turning on the camera's digital zoom. As noted in Chapter 1, you should avoid using the digital zoom most of the time, because it compromises image quality. Still, at low levels (2X or 3X, for example), the deterioration in image quality may be tolerable. Try experimenting with this feature when covering a spectator sport, for instance. Figure 3-1.
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