The Macworld Digital Photography Superguide, Fourth Edition is bursting with the latest insight and advice for every aspect of digital photography on the Mac: • If you're shopping for a new camera, you'll find useful, up-to-date guidelines for picking the right one for your needs. • Once you have a camera, this book will help you take better pictures with shooting tips and tricks from professional photographers. • You’ll find out the best ways to use the camera you always have with you—your iPhone camera. • As your photo collection grows, use this book to stay organized and to bring out the best in your images with iPhoto '11, including using features like face recognition and GPS support. • You'll also find tips to help you print your pictures yourself, scan old negatives and slides, get the best results from an online photo service, back up your photos, have fun with unusual photo projects, make Web galleries, and more.
Read this ebook to find out how to: • Choose a camera and what features to consider • Compose shots, master lighting, and control depth-of-field • Get your pictures into your Mac, and how to sort, label, and search for them once they’re there • Edit photos to compensate for bad lighting, and crop for better compositions • Share your photos online, print them, or use them in a photo project such as a book • Take the best possible pictures with your iPhone camera • Digitize your old photos and slides • Back up your ever-growing photo collection
We encourage you to download the free 47-page sample to see what it looks like, since it is rather different from our Take Control design.
Table of Contents
Buy a Camera
• Choose a Type of Camera From compact models to hefty DSLRs packing professional features, there’s no shortage of options when it comes to buying a digital camera.
• Features to Consider Is it worth spending extra money for the latest camera technology? See which features help you take better photos—and which you don’t need.
• Accessories Learn about all the accessories with which to outfit your camera.
• Where to Buy Cameras and Accessories After educating yourself on what type of camera and accessory package you need, find out where to pick them up.
• Camera Settings See how the parts of your camera work together to ensure a good shot.
• Master Lighting Want to take great portraits and avoid gloomy party photos? The secret to these challenges lies in understanding your camera’s flash modes.
• Control Depth of Field Compose a perfectly focused shot using these tips for creating the right depth of field.
• How to Shoot Anything Find the simple solutions to common photo challenges.
• How to Compose a Photo Master the artistry of arranging and framing a perfect shot. ConTenTS
• Choose Your Application See what applications you can use to import and edit your images.
• Import Images Learn the easiest ways to import images into your computer.
• Sort and Organize Your iPhoto Library Photo libraries can get unwieldy fast. However, with basic organizational tips and tricks, you can keep your database of pictures manageable.
• Tag, Map, and Label in iPhoto organize your pictures in detail by adding geodata, faces, and keywords.
• Make Basic Edits in iPhoto iPhoto makes it easy to quickly diagnose and fix subtle image problems. Put these tools to work for drastic improvements in your photographs.
• Correct Bad Color and Lighting Fix coloration and lighting in your images using iPhoto’s Adjust panel.
• Make Quick Edits with Preview Make easy crops and tweaks using Apple’s built-in image viewer.
• Improve Photos Fast with Cropping Capture the best part of your photo by cropping it accordingly.
• Print Out Images Learn about different types of printers and find out how to troubleshoot common problems.
• Display Photos Digitally Show off your photographs by creating a slideshow on your computer or presenting them on an iPad.
• Share Photos Online Display your photos on the Web to audiences near and far using Flickr, Facebook, MobileMe, SmugMug, and more.
• Create Fun Projects Use iPhoto to create beautifully designed photo projects. Sail through the process and unlock hidden features using these tips and tricks.
• How to Use the iPhone Camera Master the iPhone’s 5-megapixel camera and LeD flash.
• Take Better iPhone Photos Use these handy tips to take stellar images with your iPhone.
• Edit iPhone Images Tweak photos with ease using third-party apps or a desktop application.
• Print iPhone Photos Learn the best ways to prepare your iPhone images for printing.
• Download Photo Apps Create a panorama, desaturate, or tilt-shift images using ioS apps.
Back Up Photos
• Backup Basics Follow these strategies to avoid destroying or losing your images.
• Hardware Options Study the strengths and limitations of your hardware options.
• Online Services Back up (and share) photos with friends and family using an online service.
• Software Tools You can back up locally using any of these software applications.
• Digitize Old Photos Don’t confine your older prints to the shoebox—scan them, or pay a service to do it for you.