Digital Photography: Top 100 Simplified Tips & Tricks

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    by Gregory Georges

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  • CREDITS

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Project EditorDana Rhodes Lesh

    Acquisitions EditorJody Lefevere

    Product Development ManagerLindsay Sandman

    Copy EditorDana Rhodes Lesh

    Technical EditorLee Musick

    Editorial ManagerRobyn Siesky

    Editorial AssistantAdrienne D. Porter

    ManufacturingAllan ConleyLinda Cook

    Paul GilchristJennifer Guynn

    Screen ArtistJill A. Proll

    IllustratorRonda David-Burroughs

    Book DesignKathie Rickard

    Production CoordinatorMaridee V. Ennis

    LayoutJoyce Haughey Jennifer Heleine

    Amanda Spagnuolo

    Cover DesignAnthony Bunyan

    ProofreaderTammy Todd

    Quality ControlBrian H. Walls

    IndexerTy Koontz

    Vice President and ExecutiveGroup PublisherRichard Swadley

    Vice President and PublisherBarry Pruett

    Composition DirectorDebbie Stailey

    Gregory Georges is the author of the best-selling first edition ofDigital Photography: Top 100 Simplified Tips & Tricks, as well as50 Fast Digital Photo Techniques, 50 Fast Photoshop 7 Techniques,and 50 Fast Digital Camera Techniques. He has been an activephotographer for over 25 years and a Photoshop expert since theearly releases of the product. Over his career, he has taken pictureswith medium format, 35mm, and digital cameras resulting ina collection of over 15,000 images. Georges is also a contributingwriter for eDigitalPhoto magazine, which is a new sister publicationto Shutterbug magazine. Additionally, he has written articles forother magazines and content for a variety of vendors and Web sitesto be used to promote his books.

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  • HOW TO USE THIS BOOK

    Digital Photography: Top 100 Simplified Tips & Tricks, Second Edition, includes 100 tasks that revealcool secrets, teach time-saving tricks, and explain great tips guaranteed to make you more productive withdigital photography. The easy-to-use layout lets you work through all the tasks from beginning to end orjump in at random.

    Who Is This Book For?

    You already know the basics of digital photography. Now you would like to go beyond the basics, with shortcuts,tricks, and tips that enable you to work smarter and faster. And because you learn more easily when someoneshows you how, this is the book for you.

    Conventions Used in This Book

    1 StepsThis book uses step-by-stepinstructions to guide you easilythrough each task. Numberedcallouts on every screen shot showyou exactly how to perform eachtask, step by step.

    2 TipsPractical tips provide insights tosave you time and trouble, cautionyou about hazards to avoid, andreveal how to do things in digitalphotography that you neverthought possible!

    3 Task NumbersTask numbers from 1 to 100indicate which lesson you areworking on.

    33

    44

    22

    11

    Demonstrates a new spin on acommon task

    Introduces a new skill or a newtask

    Combines multiple skills requiringin-depth knowledge

    Requires extensive skill and mayinvolve other technologies

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    4 Difficulty LevelsFor quick reference, the symbolsbelow mark the difficulty level ofeach task.

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  • Table of Contents

    Choose Good Light#10 Pick Good Light for Better Photos 24#11 Shoot in Haze or Fog 26#12 Silhouette Your Subject 27#13 Learn When to Shoot with a Built-in F