PHOTOGRAPHY REFERENCE BOOK

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In this thoroughly updated eighth edition of COMPLETE DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY, popular photographer, writer, and teacher Ben Long is your guide through the creative and challenging world of digital photography. In this book is everything you'll need to know in order to create great digital photos, from how a camera works and how to choose the right camera for you, to all the details of shooting, image editing, output, and workflow. The step-by-step tutorials included here offer great tips and techniques on improving your processes from start to finish; you'll learn about exposure theory, composition, lighting, complex masking, image adjustment, and much more. No prior experience is needed or assumed, and by the end of the book you'll be tackling complex photographic challenges with your own growing expertise. And the results will astound you.


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Are you looking for a sure, complete guide to your new Nikon D7100? If so, David Busch's Nikon D7100 Guide to Digital SLR Photography is the perfect companion for you. The Nikon D7100 features an astounding 24 megapixels of resolution -- enhanced by the removal of the anti-aliasing "blur" filter -- a new exposure sensor with 2,016-pixel resolution, and advanced HD video features. This book will help you explore the world of digital photography, flex your creativity, and get the most out of your D7100. With clear how-to steps and full-color illustrations, David Busch's Nikon D7100 Guide to Digital SLR Photography covers all the features of this powerful camera in depth, from taking your first photos through advanced details of setup, exposure, lenses, lighting, and more, and relates each feature to specific photographic techniques and situations. With David Busch as your mentor, you'll be in full creative control, whether you're shooting on the job, as an advanced hobbyist, or are just out for fun. Start building your knowledge, creativity, and confidence with the Nikon D7100 today.


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Welcome to the Nikon D3000, the most advanced basic entry-level camera that Nikon has ever introduced! DAVID BUSCH'S NIKON D3000 GUIDE TO DIGITAL SLR PHOTOGRAPHY shows you how to maximize your camera's robust feature set, including 10 megapixels of resolution and blazing fast automatic focus. You'll learn how, when, and, most importantly, why to use each of the cool features and functions of your camera to take eye-popping photographs. Introductory chapters will help you get comfortable with the basics of your camera before you dive right into exploring creative ways to apply the Nikon D3000's exposure modes, focus controls, and electronic flash options. You'll also find loads of helpful information and tips on choosing lenses, flash units, and software products to use with your new camera. Beautiful, full-color images illustrate where the essential buttons and dials are, so you'll quickly learn how to use your Nikon D3000, and use it like a pro!


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The iPhone's convenient form factor, built-in software, and third-party apps have led it to become the camera of immediate choice for millions of users worldwide. Whether you have been using your iPhone camera to document everyday life or are just discovering the charm of using it as a tool for creative photography, this book is for you.

Author Martina Holmberg shares sixty tips that cover everything from shooting and editing pictures using your iPhone's basic features, to third-party apps and techniques for turning ordinary snapshots into unique and artistic images. The book is filled with images that illustrate each tip.

Also included are two guest galleries that showcase iPhone photos from professional photographers Dominique James and Uwe Steinmueller. You'll be amazed and inspired by the artistic photography that can be achieved using the iPhone.

Topics include:Shooting and editing photos using the iPhone's standard featuresUsing the camera's limitations to your advantageDeveloping your photographic eyeComposing interesting snapshots of your everyday environmentUsing third-party appsCapturing portraitsShooting videosThis is another title in Rocky Nook's edition espresso series: books that keep the content short, strong, and to the point-like a great shot of your favorite espresso. The ideas and inspiration found in this little volume are sure to improve your photography.


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Are you looking for a sure, complete guide to your new Nikon D5200? If so, David Busch's Nikon D5200 Guide to Digital SLR Photography is the perfect companion for you. The Nikon D5200 features an astounding 24 megapixels of resolution, a new exposure sensor with 2,016-pixel resolution, and advanced HD video features. This book will help you explore the world of digital photography, flex your creativity, and get the most out of your D5200. With clear how-to steps and full-color illustrations, David Busch's Nikon D5200 Guide to Digital SLR Photography covers all the features of this powerful camera in depth, from taking your first photos through advanced details of setup, exposure, lenses, lighting, and more, and relates each feature to specific photographic techniques and situations. With David Busch as your mentor, you'll be in full creative control, whether you're shooting on the job, as an advanced hobbyist, or are just out for fun. Start building your knowledge, creativity, and confidence with the Nikon D5200 today.


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In Digital Alchemy, acclaimed printmaker Bonny Pierce Lhotka shows how to turn your standard inkjet printer into a seemingly magical instrument capable of transforming your printed images into true works of art. Using plenty of visuals and straightforward terms, Lhotka walks you step-by-step through over a dozen projects. Forget printing on boring old paper, in Digital Alchemy, you’ll learn how to transfer and print images to a variety of surfaces including metal, wood, fabric, stone, and plastic using the techniques Lhotka’s spent years developing.

If you’re a photographer looking for new ways to personalize your work or a digital artist who’s ready to take your work to the next level, you’ll find all of the tools, techniques, and inspiration you need in this book. Lhotka’s enthusiasm for experimenting with unusual printing materials and processes has led her to create new and amazing transfer techniques, including one that resembles a Polaroid™ transfer on steroids. She also shows you how to make prints using unexpected, everyday materials such as hand sanitizer and gelatin. You’ll even learn direct printing, the technique for sending your custom substrate through your printer almost as if it were paper.

In Digital Alchemy, you’ll learn how to:
Transfer images to metal, wood, plastic, and other materials that will not feed through an inkjet printer
Print directly on metal for a fraction of the cost of using a print service
Simulate a print from an expensive UV flatbed printer using an inexpensive desktop printer
Use carrier sheets and paintable precoats to print on almost any surface
Achieve near-lithographic quality digital prints with transfer processes to uncoated fine art paper
In addition to the tutorials in the book, you can watch Lhotka in action on the included DVD-ROM, which has over 60 minutes of video footage where you’ll learn how to perform an alcohol gel transfer, transfer an image to a wooden surface, use your inkjet printer to achieve remarkable prints, and more. Simply insert the DVD-ROM into your computer's DVD drive. Note, this DVD-ROM will not work in TV DVD players.


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As the new owner of a Digital Rebel XSi/450 you are serious about photography and want to take professional-looking photographs. You also want to quickly and easily discover how, when, and why to use the most important features of your cutting-edge camera. "Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi/450 Guide to Digital SLR Photography" provides you with a concise guide to the essential functions and features of the Digital Rebel XSi/450, teaching you how to select the best autofocus mode, shutter speed, f/stop, or flash capability to take perfect pictures of any kind under any conditions. Brimming with full-color images and examples, this book will help photographers of any level enhance their digital photography skills and techniques. You will also learn how to edit and enhance your photographs, as well as troubleshooting tips to maintain the condition of your Digital Rebel XSi/450 and its accessories.


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Lightroom has become the photographer’s tool because it just has so much power and so much depth, but because it has so much power and depth, sometimes the things you need are…well…kinda hidden or not really obvious. There will be a lot of times when you need to get something done in Lightroom, but you have no idea where Adobe hid that feature, or what the “secret handshake” is to do that thing you need now so you can get back to working on your images. That’s why this book was created: to get you to the technique, the shortcut, or exactly the right setting, right now.

Here’s how it works: When you need to know how to do a particular thing, you turn to the chapter where it would be found (Print, Slideshow, Organizing, Importing, etc.), find the thing you need to do (it’s easy-each page covers just one single topic), and Scott tells you exactly how to do it just like he was sitting there beside you, using the same casual style as if he were telling a friend. That way, you get back to editing your images fast.

This isn’t a book of theory, full of confusing jargon and detailed multi-step concepts. This is a book on which button to click, which setting to use, and exactly how and when to use it, so you’re never “stuck” in Lightroom again. This will be your “go to” book that sits within reach any time you’re working in Lightroom, and you are going to love having this type of help right at your fingertips.


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Step-by-Step, Full-Color Graphics!
Take advantage of your computer's features and tools right away--the QuickSteps way. Color photos and screenshots with clear instructions make it easy to accomplish everything you want to do. Follow along and quickly learn how to navigate the Windows operating system; get online; use core programs such as Word, Excel, and Quicken; and secure your computer. Fun activities, such as genealogy, photo editing and management, social networking, and online dating are covered, plus you'll get tips for enjoying music, ebooks, and videos. Written by seniors for seniors, this practical, fast-paced guide helps you get the most out of your computer.
The unique, oblong layout of the QuickSteps series mimics your computer screen, displays graphics and explanations side by side, and lays flat so you can easily refer to the book while working on your computer.
Use these handy guideposts: Shortcuts for accomplishing common tasks Personal insights from other seniors Need-to-know facts in concise narrative Helpful reminders or alternative ways of doing things Bonus information related to the topic being covered Errors and pitfalls to avoid


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Part of the highly successful Shelly Cashman Series, ADOBE PHOTOSHOP CS5: COMPREHENSIVE follows the proven Shelly Cashman Series step-by-step, screen-by-screen approach to learning the Photoshop CS5 software.


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Learning a complex new language is no easy task especially when it s an object-oriented computer programming language like Java. You might think the problem is your brain. It seems to have a mind of its own, a mind that doesn't always want to take in the dry, technical stuff you're forced to study.

The fact is your brain craves novelty. It's constantly searching, scanning, waiting for something unusual to happen. After all, that's the way it was built to help you stay alive. It takes all the routine, ordinary, dull stuff and filters it to the background so it won't interfere with your brain's real work--recording things that matter. How does your brain know what matters? It's like the creators of the Head First approach say, suppose you're out for a hike and a tiger jumps in front of you, what happens in your brain? Neurons fire. Emotions crank up. Chemicals surge. That's how your brain knows.

And that's how your brain will learn Java. Head First Java combines puzzles, strong visuals, mysteries, and soul-searching interviews with famous Java objects to engage you in many different ways. It's fast, it's fun, and it's effective. And, despite its playful appearance, Head First Java is serious stuff: a complete introduction to object-oriented programming and Java. You'll learn everything from the fundamentals to advanced topics, including threads, network sockets, and distributed programming with RMI. And the new. second edition focuses on Java 5.0, the latest version of the Java language and development platform. Because Java 5.0 is a major update to the platform, with deep, code-level changes, even more careful study and implementation is required. So learning the Head First way is more important than ever.

If you've read a Head First book, you know what to expect--a visually rich format designed for the way your brain works. If you haven't, you're in for a treat. You'll see why people say it's unlike any other Java book you've ever read.

By exploiting how your brain works, Head First Java compresses the time it takes to learn and retain--complex information. Its unique approach not only shows you what you need to know about Java syntax, it teaches you to think like a Java programmer. If you want to be bored, buy some other book. But if you want to understand Java, this book's for you.


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Dashboards have become popular in recent years as uniquely powerful tools for communicating important information at a glance. Although dashboards are potentially powerful, this potential is rarely realized. The greatest display technology in the world won't solve this if you fail to use effective visual design. And if a dashboard fails to tell you precisely what you need to know in an instant, you'll never use it, even if it's filled with cute gauges, meters, and traffic lights. Don't let your investment in dashboard technology go to waste.
This book will teach you the visual design skills you need to create dashboards that communicate clearly, rapidly, and compellingly. Information Dashboard Design will explain how to: Avoid the thirteen mistakes common to dashboard design Provide viewers with the information they need quickly and clearly Apply what we now know about visual perception to the visual presentation of information Minimize distractions, cliches, and unnecessary embellishments that create confusion Organize business information to support meaning and usability Create an aesthetically pleasing viewing experience Maintain consistency of design to provide accurate interpretation Optimize the power of dashboard technology by pairing it with visual effectiveness
Stephen Few has over 20 years of experience as an IT innovator, consultant, and educator. As Principal of the consultancy Perceptual Edge, Stephen focuses on data visualization for analyzing and communicating quantitative business information. He provides consulting and training services, speaks frequently at conferences, and teaches in the MBA program at the University of California in Berkeley. He is also the author of Show Me the Numbers: Designing Tables and Graphs to Enlighten.


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Get your picture-perfect guide to using all the cool features of Photoshop CS3.
Whether you're new to Photoshop, want to take your skills up a notch, or want to quickly master the new features and enhancements in Photoshop CS3, you've come to the right place. Nine easy-to-follow minibooks cover Photoshop fundamentals plus the newest tools and techniques. "Putting It Together" exercises give you hands-on experience. This is your one-stop guide to Photoshop. You'll learn to: Specify size and resolution. Correct contrast, color, and clarity. Create top-notch selections. Composite images with layers and blending modes. Make adjustments with levels and curves. Prep graphics for print or the Web.
Order your copy of this 9 books in 1 - with hundreds of examples in full color -- today!


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Image editing is a crucial element in the photographic workflow. Image editing tools, most notably Photoshop, are usually sophisticated and deep applications, and are fairly expensive. The only open source tool in this market is the GIMP, which has developed into a powerful, multiplatform system running on Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows.

GIMP 2.8 for Photographers is a beginner's guide to the only open source image editing tool that provides a no-cost alternative to expensive programs such as Photoshop. Topics include the new user interface and tools, the basics of image editing and simple adjustments, advanced techniques using layers and masks, developing RAW images, working with the improved text tool, and preparing high-quality black-and-white images. The most important editing functions are presented in individual, easy-to-follow workshops. A bonus section on the included DVD describes special techniques for web graphics.

GIMP 2.8 for Photographers has evolved from classroom materials that the author developed and taught in courses and workshops on image editing with the GIMP.


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Mastering the Nikon D300 by Nikonian Darrell Young provides a wealth of information and professional insights for owners of this powerful new camera. Each chapter explores the features and capabilities of the D300 in detail, surpassing basic user manuals by providing step-by-step menu setting adjustments coupled with illustrations and logical explanations for each option. Darrell Young's writing style allows the reader to follow directions in a friendly and informative manner, as if a friend dropped in to share his experienced knowledge without "talking down" to you, explaining the how and the why. The learning experience for D300 beginners (and refresher information for professionals) goes beyond the camera itself. When camera features and options expand to additional Nikon equipment (such as with the use of optional Speedlights) Darrell adds the necessary information. Young's frequent references to user manuals provided by Nikon (complete with specific page references) allow the reader to easily navigate past the "confusion factor" that often comes with new equipment.

Mastering the Nikon D300 is the inaugural title kicking off the Nikonians Press imprint "the exciting, new joint venture between Nikonians and Rocky Nook.


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With the Alpha A550 and A500, Sony has combined the high-quality attributes of more expensive and advanced digital SLR cameras with the compact body and ease of use that the Alpha models are known for. David Busch's Sony Alpha DSLR-A550/A500 Guide to Digital Photography shows discriminating photography students how to take outstanding pictures with these sophisticated and cutting-edge cameras that feature 12 to 14 megapixels of resolution, blazing fast automatic focus, and the real-time preview system Live View . Students will learn how, when, and, most importantly, why to use all the cool features and functions of their camera to take eye-popping photographs. Introductory chapters will help them get comfortable with the basics of their camera before they dive right into exploring creative ways to apply the Sony Alpha's exposure modes, focus controls, and electronic flash options. Compatible with both the A550 and the A500, this book is chock full of hands-on tips for choosing lenses, flash units, and software products to use with your new camera. Beautiful, full-color images illustrate where the essential buttons and dials are, so students quickly learn how to use your Sony Alpha, and use it well.


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Add professional-level video to your Web communications toolbox with a complete understanding of the process, potential and limitations of Web video. Step up from the mini-cam experience with this solid introduction to professional planning and production techniques, ensuring that your video meets the same standards you set for every other communication program element. Audio, lighting, editing, encoding, are just a few of the essentials you learn how the pros produce top notch video for the Web. The companion Web site includes planning and production templates, demo files, and blog updates to help you put it all to work for you on a daily basis.


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Capture stunning photos with your digital camera

Now you can take professional-quality shots every time-no matter what kind of digital camera you're using. Completely updated for the latest technologies, How to Do Everything: Digital Camera, Fifth Edition shows you how to take full advantage of all of your camera's features and settings. You'll learn the fundamentals of photography, composition, lighting, and exposure, and get techniques for different subjects and situations. The book also explains how to use a variety of photo-editing tools and offers expert tips for storing, sharing, and printing your photographs.
Choose the best digital camera and accessories for your needs

Get the most out of a Digital SLR camera and interchangeable lenses
Compose great shots and control lighting and exposureMaster close-ups, action shots, panoramas, and high dynamic range photos

Organize, store, and share photos in JPG, TIF, GIF, and RAW formatsEdit, enhance, correct, repair, and crop your images Have fun with special effects and photo projects Print professional-quality photos Troubleshoot and maintain your digital camera


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Photoshop Elements 7 includes lots of new tools for sprucing up your photos, like the Scene Cleaner that lets you get rid of unwanted elements and the Smart Brush that makes touch-ups a breeze. But the one thing you won't find in Elements is reader-friendly guidance on how to get the most out of this powerful program. Enter Photoshop Elements 7: The Missing Manual, ready to explain not only how the tools and commands work, but when to use them.

With this bestselling book (now in its 5th edition), you'll learn everything from the basics of loading photos into Elements to the new online photo-sharing and storage service that Adobe's offering (for free!) at Photoshop.com. There's so much to Elements 7 that knowing what to do -- and when to do it -- is tricky. That's why this book carefully explains all the tools and options by putting each one into a clear, easy-to-understand context.Learn to import, organize, and fix photos quickly and easilyRepair and restore old and damaged photos, and retouch any imageJazz up your pictures with dozens of filters, frames, and special effectsLearn which tools the pros use -- you'll finally understand how layers work!Create collages and photo layout pages for scrapbooks and other projectsFix your photos online and synch the changes to your own photo library

As always, author Barbara Brundage lets you know which features work well, which don't, and why -- all with a bit of wit and good humor. Dive into Adobe's outstanding photo editor and find out why this Missing Manual is the bestselling book on the topic.


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Adobe Photoshop has become the tool of choice for professional photographers,designers, and amateur enthusiasts. But it's a complex application with many features-and scant information on how to use them to best advantage. A case in point: there are 100 built-in filters in Photoshop, designed to enable the user to easily make subtle or dramatic image adjustments, and there is very little online help available with the application, and no printed manual. Users can spend hours trying to use filters effectively-an inefficient and often frustrating way to work.

In Photoshop Filter Effects Encyclopedia, author and educator Roger Pring explains and decodes the settings of every filter that Photoshop CS2 has to offer, from Artistic filters such as Colored Pencil, Cutout, and Watercolor to Stylize filters like Bevel, Emboss, and Extrude. And, unlike many reference books that give you a lot of information you'll never need, it is filled with easy-to-follow, step-by-step, practical recipes for creating truly amazing effects, such as:Creating selective focusSimulating motion blurAdding special lens and filter effectsWorking with tone and colorCreating dramatic solarized and posterized imagesWorking with artificial lightingSimulating texturesCreating multi-layered images and photomontagesReproducing graphic arts effectsand much more.

The best part is that you don't have to be a Photoshop expert to create sophisticated, professional-looking results-the recipes take the guesswork out of the process, so you can work quickly and efficiently. Packed with hundreds of full-color photographs, clearly written instructions, and practical tips, this book is the ultimate, no-nonsense Photoshop CS2 Filters reference for creative photographers, designers, and artists.


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Image Editing has become a key element in the photographic workflow. Image editing tools, most notably Photoshop, are usually sophisticated and deep applications - and fairly expensive. The only open source tool in this market is the GIMP, which has developed into a powerful multiplatform system, running on Linux, as well as OS X and Windows.
This book has evolved from the classroom materials the author developed and used in courses and workshops on Image Editing with the GIMP. It covers the basics of image editing and guides the reader through the functions and tools of GIMP from simple adjustments to more advanced techniques with layers and masks. The more important editing functions are presented in individual workshops. Moreover, the book covers the stitching of panoramic images and preparation of high-quality black and white images.


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If you have a Mac with OS X and a digital camera, iPhoto For Dummies unlocks all the secrets to taking great digital pictures and doing just about anything with them. And if you already have piles of photos scanned into your computer from other sources, don’t fret—iPhoto works with them, too.
Discover the easy ways to edit and enhance photos, fix common problems like that eerie “red-eye” effect, organize your photos for easy access and security, and even how to create a hard-bound photo album. And because pictures are twice the fun if you share them, iPhoto For Dummies shows you how to print those great shots for framing, turn them into a slide show or a Web site gallery, or even mix them with video clips and music to create a movie you can burn to a DVD to produce a truly one-of-a-kind gift.
A jargon-free guide to importing, organizing, editing, and sharing digital or scanned photos using the latest version of Apple’s iPhoto application for Mac OS X. Softcover.


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THE DIGITAL FILMMAKING HANDBOOK, FIFTH EDITION is the one-stop resource to guide you in taking your digital film project from initial concept to finished project. Covering everything from writing and pre-production planning to shooting and post-production editing and effects, the book has been thoroughly updated to cover the latest hardware, software, and production processes. It also now includes coverage of the latest filmmaking-related apps and the shift toward digital distribution. You'll learn the ins and outs of the craft and you'll pick up techniques for creating shots and effects that transcend typical "low-budget" productions. Whether your goal is to create an industrial project, a short subject for a website, or a feature-length movie for a film festival, THE DIGITAL FILMMAKING HANDBOOK, FIFTH EDITION will guide you every step of the way.


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Discover all that Photoshop CS5 has to offer with ADVANCED ADOBE PHOTOSHOP CS5 REVEALED. This book teaches advanced design techniques using one of the most popular photo-editing programs on the market. Using step-by-step tutorials, readers work with curves, levels, blending modes, painting and drawing tools, and the latest Photoshop special effects to create professional-quality designs and images. They are challenged not only as Photoshop users but as designers, following the steps a designer would take to complete real-world projects. They also see what works in a design and what doesn't. Readers then take their craft to the next level by using the advanced end-of-chapter learning projects. The book's full-color interior and highly visual design make this the ideal book for learning advanced design techniques using the latest version of Adobe Photoshop.


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Build and fly multicopter drones to gather breathtaking video footage

About This Book Capture mind-blowing video from the sky and impress your friends and colleagues Choose and configure components to build your own multicopter Fully illustrated and written in a conversational manner
Who This Book Is For

This book is for a wide range of individuals who are looking to shoot aerial footage with a multicopter. No previous flying experience is assumed, but even the most expert flyers will find unexpected and interesting information.

What You Will Learn Discover the physics of multicopter flight Browse through the plethora of turnkey systems to choose a fabricated platform that suits your needs Get acquainted with safety precautions to minimize your legal and financial liability Calculate the specifications of the components you're purchasing to maximize flight time and performance Program and calibrate the guidance system of your drone Familiarize yourself with the key maneuvers for cinematic multicopter videography Understand post-production editing and preparation techniques to improve your multicopter footage
In Detail

Multicopters have revolutionized the television and film industry. For the cost of just a few hours of traditional helicopter rental, videographers and cinematographers can own a multicopter drone that shoots stunning aerial shots that helicopter pilots can only dream of. This book is a practical guide that aims to help you learn how to build, fly, and program your own drone.
The book starts by explaining the physics of multicopter flight and then walks you through all of the decision processes when choosing a platform. From turnkey systems to custom-built multicopters, you will not only comprehend the working of the components, but also gauge why the choices you make are crucial and how they affect your flight. As you go through the book, you will gain a firm grip on the principles, choices, and safety issues involved in a multicopter flight.
Finally, it will teach you the maneuvers to capture great camera movements and explain the intricacies of stabilizing them in post-production. In short, you will be well on your way to becoming a professional multicopter videographer.


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5 books in 1 -- your key to terrific digital photos

Your one-stop, full-color guide to Photoshop CS2 and your digital SLR

You've just bought a brand-new digital single lens reflex camera and Photoshop CS2. Congratulations! Now the question is, "How do I make great photos?" You're in luck! The first two minibooks cover everything you want to know about using your new camera to capture images. The last three explore the wonders of digital photography using Photoshop CS2.

Discover how to
* Set your camera for the right exposure
* Select the right lens for the job
* Choose the better format--JPEG or RAW
* Tweak exposure and white balance images in Photoshop
* Use layer masks in retouching and special color effects


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It's pretty simple, really: All you want are good digital pictures and a way to keep track of them--without becoming a computer expert or professional photographer. If that's your story, this book is the answer to your prayers. Eschewing a raft of technical details and advanced editing techniques for need-to-know basics, this volume provides everything you require to begin managing your photo life using Photoshop Album 2.0. After providing a quick introduction to the world of digital photography, veteran author Michael Slater--who also happens to be one of Photoshop Album's creators--shows you how to get and store photos, organize and find them, perform simple image correction tasks (for example, cropping and sharpening photos), create fun projects (video CDs, print and electronic cards, calendars, etc.), print digital photos (at home, online, or at retail processors), and share your favorite shots. Throughout, the focus is on keeping it simple and fun while taking advantage of all of Photoshop Album 2.0's cool features.


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Covering the bulk of what you need to know to develop full-featured applications for OS X, this edition is updated for OS X Yosemite (10.10), Xcode 6, and Swift. Written in an engaging tutorial style and class-tested for clarity and accuracy, it is an invaluable resource for any Mac programmer. The authors introduce the two most commonly used Mac developer tools: Xcode and Instruments. They also cover the Swift language, basic application architecture, and the major design patterns of Cocoa. Examples are illustrated with exemplary code, written in the idioms of the Cocoa community, to show you how Mac programs should be written.

After reading this book, you will know enough to understand and utilize Apple’s online documentation for your own unique needs. And you will know enough to write your own stylish code.

This edition was written for Xcode 6.3 and Swift 1.2. At WWDC 2015, Apple announced Xcode 7 and Swift 2, both of which introduce significant updates that (along with some changes to Cocoa for OS X 10.11) affect some of the exercises in this book. We have prepared a companion guide listing the changes needed to use Xcode 7 to work through the exercises in the book; it is available at https://github.com/bignerdranch/cocoa-programming-for-osx-5e/blob/master/Swift2.md.


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The fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Photoshop Elements

Classroom in a Book®, the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, helps you learn the features of Adobe software quickly and easily. Classroom in a Book off ers what no other book or training program does—an official training series from Adobe Systems Incorporated, developed with the support of Adobe product experts.

Adobe Photoshop Elements 7 Classroom in a Book contains 11 lessons. The book covers the basics of learning Adobe Photoshop Elements and provides countless tips and techniques to help you become more productive with the program. You can follow the book from start to finish or choose only those lessons that interest you.

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

GETTING STARTED
1 A QUICK TOUR OF PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS
2 BASIC ORGANIZING
3 ADVANCED ORGANIZING
4 CREATING PROJECTS
5 PRINTING, SHARING, AND EXPORTING
6 ADJUSTING COLOR IN IMAGES
7 FIXING EXPOSURE PROBLEMS
8 REPAIRING AND RETOUCHING IMAGES
9 WORKING WITH TEXT
10 COMBINING MULTIPLE IMAGES
11 ADVANCED EDITING TECHNIQUES

“The Classroom in a Book series is by far the best training material on the market. Everything you need to master the software is included: clear explanations of each lesson, step-by-step instructions, and the project files for the students.”

Barbara Binder
Adobe Certified Instructor
Rocky Mountain Training


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Photoshop Elements is geared for business users, students, educators, and home users who want professional-looking images for their print and Web projects, but don't want or need the advanced power of Adobe Photoshop. With Photoshop Elements 7 for Windows: Visual QuickStart Guide, readers can start with a tour of the interface and image-editing basics, or they can look up specific tasks to learn just what they need to know. This task-based, visual reference guide uses step-by-step instructions and plenty of screenshots to show readers how to capture and import photos, reduce red eye, enhance color, work with layers, and much more. New features coverage includes: applying direct effects with the Adobe Smart Brush, softening surfaces and keeping edges crisp with a new filter, and finding photos easily with keywords. Both beginning and intermediate users will find everything they need here--in straightforward language and with readily accessible examples.


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This introductory, comprehensive text of audio practices is for both production and post-production sound. It emphasizes the importance of recording the sound properly on the set and also explains the post-production audio process as a creative collaboration that enhances the story and is not merely a “fix” for various audio problems. This book guides readers through a series of exercises to better understand the relationships between the gear and practices required for optimal recordings and mixes. Rather than merely explain the concepts of sound wave propagation, the electronics of how sound is recorded, or the acoustics of sound reverberation in spaces, these exercises are designed to demonstrate and reinforce these crucial ideas. This systematic approach from simple recording through sound editing and mixing gives aspiring sound technicians valuable hands/ears-on experience so they can achieve the same professional quality as those working in the industry!


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The Broadcast Century and Beyond is a popular history of the most influential and innovative industry of the century. The story of broadcasting is told in a direct and informal style, blending personal insight and authoritative scholarship. The book vividly depicts the events, people, programs, & companies that made television & radio dominant forms of communication. This edition includes coverage of the technologies that have emerged over the past decade & discusses the profound impact they have had on the broadcasting industry in political, social, & economic spheres. The industry has been completely revolutionized with the advent of YouTube, podcasting, iphones, etc., and the authors discuss the impact on broadcasting. New sidebars scattered throughout the book showcase the intersections of broadcast history, & colors these events through a social, cultural, & political lens.


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The desire to move viewers out of the role of passive observers and into the role of producers is one of the hallmarks of twentieth-century art. This tendency can be found in practices and projects ranging from El Lissitzky's exhibition designs to Allan Kaprow's happenings, from minimalist objects to installation art. More recently, this kind of participatory art has gone so far as to encourage and produce new social relationships. Guy Debord's celebrated argument that capitalism fragments the social bond has become the premise for much relational art seeking to challenge and provide alternatives to the discontents of contemporary life. This publication collects texts that place this artistic development in historical and theoretical context.
Participation begins with writings that provide a theoretical framework for relational art, with essays by Umberto Eco, Bertolt Brecht, Roland Barthes, Peter Bürger, Jen-Luc Nancy, Edoaurd Glissant, and Félix Guattari, as well as the first translation into English of Jacques Rancière's influential "Problems and Transformations in Critical Art." The book also includes central writings by such artists as Lygia Clark and Hélio Oiticica, Joseph Beuys, Augusto Boal, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Thomas Hirschhorn, and Rirkrit Tiravanija. And it features recent critical and curatorial debates, with discussions by Lars Bang Larsen, Nicolas Bourriaud, Hal Foster, and Hans-Ulrich Obrist.
Copublished with Whitechapel Art Gallery, London


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Killer Photos with Your iPhone shows students how to take fantastic pictures using the camera built right into their iPhone. Because of its portability and unique capabilities, the iPhone camera is now one of the most popular digital cameras on the market, and this book shows you how to do everything from taking simple pictures to using apps to snap and create innovative images. You'll find information on the basics of shooting with an iPhone, including how to aim, compose, and focus your shots, as well as shooting within an app platform, and even post-processing. Many of the most popular photography apps are covered, and explained option-by-option with full-color images that allow students to see the progression of the app all at once instead of step-by-step. Covering both the 3G and 3GS iPhone models, this book will have students shooting, editing, and sharing killer photos in no time!


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Apple has taken iPhoto 08 to a whole new level. Now, in addition to handling upwards of 250,000 images, the program lets you easily categorize and navigate through those photos with a feature called "Events". Plus, new editing tools let you copy and paste adjustments between photos. Books and calendars have been improved, too, as has the program's ability to publish pictures on the Web.

Apple makes it all sound easy: drag this, click that, and you're done. But you can still get lost, especially if you're a newcomer. iPhoto '08: The Missing Manual explains how to take advantage of all these powerful tools and new features without confusion or frustration. Bestselling authors David Pogue and Derrick Story give you a witty, objective, and clear-cut explanation of how things work, with plenty of undocumented tips and tricks for mastering the new iPhoto.

Four sections help you import, organize, edit, share, and even take your photos:Digital Photography: The Missing Manual offers a course in picture-taking and digital cameras -- how to buy and use your digital camera, how to compose brilliant photos in various situations (sports, portraits, nighttime shots, even kid photography), and how to get the most out of batteries and memory cards.

iPhoto Basics covers the fundamentals of getting your photos into iPhoto, organizing and filing them, searching and editing them.

Meet Your Public teaches you all about slideshows, making or ordering prints, creating books, calendars and greeting cards, and sharing photos on web sites or by email.

iPhoto Stunts explains how to turn photos into screen savers or desktop pictures, using plug-ins, managing Photo Libraries, and even getting photos to and from camera phones and Palm organizers.

You also learn how to build a personal web site built with iWeb, and much more in this comprehensive guide. It's the top-selling iPhoto book for good reason.


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This beautifully illustrated and eminently practical book is the first to offer a complete tour of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 1.2, the integrated digital photography workflow application that allows serious photographers to import, select, develop and showcase large volumes of digital images. Augmented by photos and case studies from a demanding road test in Iceland, award-winning photographer Mikkel Aaland explains how Lightroom 1.2 can improve the way you work.

After watching -- and often helping -- Adobe create Lightroom entirely from the ground up, Aaland (author of Photoshop CS2 RAW) was ready to see how well it would do in the field. He organized a group of 12 top-notch photographers for a trek to "Nature's Light Room", the pristine Icelandic landscape where each summer day is bathed in 22 hours of horizontal light -- and where the only studio was Lightroom on a laptop. In Photoshop Lightroom Adventure, Aaland uses hands-on knowledge from the trip to demonstrate how Lightroom 1.2 can help you create the best possible image under any conditions.

This unique tutorial walks you step-by-step through Lightroom's:Library module for uploading, sorting, tagging, ranking and adding keywords to your imagesDevelop module with Adobe Camera RAW for complete non-destructive color and tonal adjustmentsSlideshow module, where you select and size images, and export the show to HTML, Flash, or PDF formatsPrint module, which includes several templates for printing contact sheets or full imagesWeb module, where you can create Flash or HTML web galleriesWith many gorgeous examples shot in the soft natural light of Iceland, this book lets you see the results for yourself. Mikkel Aaland's trademark ability to teach complicated topics on digital imaging with straightforward, easy-to-follow text makes this book a valuable learning tool for anyone serious about digital photography. This is not an update of previous Lightroom versions, but the first book that's completely up-to-date for Lightroom 1.2.


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Knack Digital Moviemaking is a must for those seeking to produce their own home movies, business promotion or instructional videos, music videos, or even write their own script.


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Photoshop users of all levels need access to the crucial information in a flash. Techniques books provide the step-by-step instructions and how-to advice but this easy to navigate, dip-into guide provides quick answers to the inevitable 'what does that do?' questions that all too often bring progress to a grinding halt.

The full colour A to Z format covers hundreds of tools, features and menu options clearly and succinctly, with cross-references to related topics, screen shots and illustrative examples to help things fall into place. A new techniques section delves deeper into key areas, providing more instruction on essential tasks in an easy, step-by-step format. Fully updated with new CS3 features throughout, this is the Photoshop desk reference to adorn every digital image-maker's shelf.

* Intuitive A to Z format and clear, concise definitions make this the ideal desk reference guide to Photoshop's multitude of tools, options and features.

* Find the explanations, answers and practical advice you need to quickly get on with the task in hand - don't waste time looking anywhere else!

* Fully updated for CS3, with source images from the book and supporting tutorials provided on the accompanying website: www.photoshop-a-z.com.


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This work provides a complete course in television and video lighting, beginning with fundamentals of how the human eye and camera process light and colour, progressing through the basics of equipment and set-ups, advanced film-style lighting, and culminating with practical lessons on how to solve common problems. Illustrations and world-examples are provided to demonstrate proper equipment use, safety issues and staging techniques.


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Fully revised to include coverage of the new features of PaintShop Pro X4, this book teaches you how to use PaintShop Pro's plethora of top-notch photo editing tools to retouch, enhance, and restore your photographs. You'll benefit from the practical techniques and insider tips shown in this book, regardless of your skill level. After a thorough introduction to PaintShop Pro, including useful advice on the tools and workspaces, you'll dive into retouching methods and tips that you can use throughout the book. Following this, you'll see detailed photo studies that showcase new and old photos alike. By examining actual photos from the author's collection, you'll learn how to retouch or restore digital, scanned, color, and black-and-white photos. Each study teaches you how to tackle specific problems, shows you the pros and cons of different techniques, and concludes with a fully restored or retouched photo. You'll learn how to do things like repair cuts and scratches; remove dust, blemishes, and distractions; take out red-eye; enhance color, brightness, and contrast; correct perspective and lens distortion; tame highlights; work with white balance; and more. You'll even discover how to retouch people, enhance good photos, and explore ways to tackle "impossible" photos.