Books & Videos

Table of Contents

  1. The Camera

    1. Chapter 1 Camera Kinds

      1. Small, Medium, or Large?
      2. Cameraphones and iPhones
      3. Where to Buy a Camera
    2. Chapter 2 The Only Features That Matter

      1. A Big Sensor
      2. Stabilizer
      3. Zoom Power
      4. Shutter Lag
      5. Optical Viewfinder
      6. Manual Controls
      7. Face Recognition
      8. Autofocus Assist Lamp
      9. Flip-Out Screen
      10. Memory Card
      11. Burst Mode
      12. Hi-Def Jack
      13. Battery
      14. Movies
      15. Scene Modes
      16. Wireless
      17. Touch Screens
      18. Megapixels
      19. SLR Shopping
  2. The Shoot

    1. Chapter 3 Taking the Shot

      1. Compose the Shot
      2. Screen Displays
      3. Take the Shot
    2. Chapter 4 The Ten Decisions

      1. Beep On or Off?
      2. Flash On or Off?
      3. Auto or Scene Mode?
      4. Use a Manual Mode?
      5. Burst Mode or One-Shot?
      6. White Balance: Manual or Auto?
      7. RAW or JPEG?
      8. How Much Exposure?
      9. Which Focus Mode?
      10. Adjust the Light Sensitivity (ISO)?
    3. Chapter 5 The Anti-Blur Chapter

      1. Shutter Speed and Aperture
      2. Use Stabilization
      3. Speed Up the Shutter
      4. Open the Aperture
      5. Fire the Flash
      6. Set Up a Tripod
      7. Fake a Tripod
      8. Use the Self-Timer
      9. Goose the ISO
    4. Chapter 6 How They Did That

      1. The Frozen Sports Shot
      2. The Speeding Vehicle
      3. The Panorama
      4. The Silky Brook
      5. Trailing Car Lights
      6. Fireworks
      7. Lightning
      8. The Star-Trails Shot
      9. The Stunning Landscape
      10. The Classic Sunset
      11. The Prize-Winning Kid Shot
      12. Theater Shots
      13. The Undersea Stunner
      14. The Not-Boring Vacation Shot
      15. The Wedding Shot
      16. The Ultra-Closeup
      17. The Blurry-Background Portrait
      18. The Outdoor Portrait
      19. Existing-Light Portraits
      20. The Self-Portrait
      21. The Indoor-Flash Portrait
      22. The Nighttime Portrait
      23. The Exploding Zoom
    5. Chapter 7 The SLR Chapter

      1. Lenses
      2. Film Equivalents
      3. JPEG Compression
      4. Ten Accessories Worth the Weight
  3. The Lab

    1. Chapter 8 Camera Meets Computer

      1. Picasa and iPhoto
      2. Transferring the Photos by USB Cable
      3. Transferring Photos with a Card Reader
      4. Importing Pictures on Your Hard Drive
      5. The File Format Factor
      6. The Post-Import Inspection
      7. Instant Slideshow
    2. Chapter 9 The Digital Shoebox

      1. The Source List
      2. Working with Thumbnails
      3. Selecting Photos
      4. Hiding Photos
      5. Albums
      6. Smart Albums
      7. Photo Info
      8. Keywords, Titles, and Event Info
      9. Flagging Photos
      10. Searching for Photos by Text
      11. Searching by Calendar or Timeline
      12. Keywords/Tags
      13. Backing Up Your Photos
    3. Chapter 10 Fixing Your Photos

      1. Opening a Photo for Editing
      2. Notes on Zooming and Scrolling
      3. Backing Out, Undoing, and Restoring
      4. Rotate
      5. Cropping
      6. Straightening
      7. Fixing Color
      8. Redeye
      9. Retouching Scratches and Hairs
      10. Fine-Tuning Exposure
      11. Boosting Contrast
      12. Color Correction
      13. Automatic White-Balance Correction
      14. Saturation
      15. Sharpening
      16. Cheesy Effects
      17. Copy and Paste for Edits
      18. External Editing Programs
      19. Juicy Bonus Features
  4. The Audience

    1. Chapter 11 Photos on Paper—and Everything Else

      1. Making Your Own Prints
      2. Resolution and Shape
      3. Printing from iPhoto, Step by Step
      4. Printing From Picasa, Step by Step
      5. Ordering Prints Online
      6. Calendars, Cards, and Books
      7. Way Beyond Paper
    2. Chapter 12 Electronic Photos

      1. Emailing Photos
      2. Publishing Photos on the Web
      3. The Screen Saver
      4. Photo Wallpaper
      5. From Slideshow to Movie
      6. Slideshow DVDs
  5. Appendixes

    1. Appendix Where to Go From Here

      1. Camera Reviews
      2. The Real World
      3. Beyond the Software Freebies
    2. Appendix The Top Ten Tips of All Time

      1. Take a lot of shots.
    3. Appendix Photo Credits