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Table Of Contents

10 Ingredients for Dishing Up Successful Images
Interesting Subject
Good Composition
Creative Cropping
Careful Focus
See the Light
Fine-Tune Your Exposure
Control the Light
Check Your Camera Settings
Work and Play with Light
Have Fun
Data Contacts and Mirror
Auto Focus vs. Manual Focus
Be Sensitive to Your Image Sensor
A Shutter’s “Mileage”
Your Eyes vs. Your Camera’s “Eye”
Brightness Values and the +/– Exposure Compensation Control
Control What Your Exposure Meter “Sees”
LCD Monitor Info
Customize Your Camera
Get It All in Focus
F-stop Info
Internal Filter Flare
When Pixels Bloom
Memory Card Info
Full-Frame Image Sensor Advantage
Firmware Updates
Camera Care
Check Out Your Camera’s Software
Recovering “Lost” Files
Cameras Don’t Take Pictures, People Do
The Camera Looks Both Ways
Be Prepared, Be Patient
Establish a Sense of Place
Think in Three Dimensions
By the Light of the Moon
More Tips on Sunrise and Sunset Shots
After the Sun Sets
When It’s Hazy, Hot and Humid
Golden Hours
Favorite Wide-Angle Zoom
RAW Rules
Play with Picture Styles
Shooting on Overcast Days
Must Use a Lens Hood
Take Fun Shots
Using ND Graduated Filters
Convert to IR
Check Out a Postcard Stand and Get a Guide
Shooting by the Sea
Shooting at Night
Blurring Night Lights
Shoot for a Panorama
Don’t Forget the Details
Envision the End Result
Photographing Fireworks
Always Look Up, Down and Back – and be Careful!
The Self-Assignment
Landscapes in HDR
Take HDR Inside
Fun Facts for Better People Pictures
Drag the Shutter to Create a Sense of Motion
Nice Nighttime Shots Using the Night Portrait Mode
Make Pictures, Don’t Just Take Pictures
Position the Subject in the Foreground
Go with the Grain
Wonderful Window Light Pictures
Daylight Fill-in Flash Photos
Painting with Light
Fill in Shadows with a Reflector
Get Everything in Focus
The Classic Head Shot
Watch the Background
Capturing Sports Action
Always Look Back
Get Up Close and Personal
Add Catch Light to the Subject’s Eyes
Don’t Crop at the Joints
Choosing a Background
Pan to Create a Sense of Action
Avoid Hard Flash Shadows
Dress for Success
The Home Studio
Get Involved
Create the Dis-Equilibrium Effect
Stopping Action
Focus Tracking Mode
See Art in Nature
Shoot for the Peak of Action
When Bracketing is a Good Idea
Make Fences Disappear
Place the Subject Off-Center
Steady as You Shoot
My Favorite Wildlife Telephoto Zoom Lens
My Favorite Wildlife Wide-Angle Zoom Lens
Shooting Silhouettes
Using Tele-converters
Noise and Sharpness
Don’t Cheap Out on a Telephoto Lens
Shoot Sharper Pictures with a High Frame Rate
Expose for the Highlights
Shoot RAW Files
The Eyes Have It
Shooting in the Snow
Keep Both Eyes Open
Displaying Your Prints
Envision the End-Result
Play with Plug-ins
True Macro Photographs
Steady Your Shots
Compose Carefully
Add a Background
Add Creative Control with a Ring Light
Retouching When Using a Ring Light
Focus carefully
Learn About Your Subject
Shoot a Sequence, Tell a Story
Go Wide
Digital SLRs vs. Compact Cameras
SLR Lenses
Accessory Flash Units
Remote Flash Operation with Wireless Transmitters
Special Macro Gear
It’s in the Bag
Third Carry-on
Snow and Rain Gear
Backgrounds
Reflectors
Hot Light Kits
Strobe Light Kit
Studio Accessory Flash Unit Set Up
My On-Location Light Controller and Tote
Tripods
Sensor Cleaning Kit
Test All Your Gear and Bring Back Up Gear
Computer – The Heart of the Digital Darkroom
Monitor – Where Your Creative Vision Develops
Software – Applications to Awaken the Artist Within
Accessory Hard Drives – Your Key to Image Survival
Printers – How to Show and Share Your Work
Wacom® Tablet – Paint with Precision
Card Readers – Movin’ Images from Card to Computer
Power Backup – Prevent a Blackout
Field Setup – Digital Photos on the Go
Love Your On-Line Lab
Always Envision the End-Result
Don’t be So Quick to Delete
Add a Digital Frame
Warm It Up
Boost Contrast, Saturation and Sharpness
Create the Mirror Effect
Think Selectively
Create the Panning Effect
Simulate Using a Long Lens
Age a Photo
Go Black-and-White
Add a Digital Graduated Filter
Correct for Lens Distortion
Make Your Subject Stand Out
Create a Nice Note Paper Image
Discover Duotones
Fade a Filter
Awaken the Artist Within
All about Hue
After Midnight
Posterize an Image
Retouch an Old Photo
Double Process an Image
Merge to HDR
Enter Photomatix
Variations on the Theme
Never Stop Playing with HDR
Rick Sammon www.ricksammon.com
Canon Digital Learning Center www.usa.canon.com/dlc
onOne software www.ononesoftware.com
Westcott www.fjwestcott.com
Lexar www.lexar.com
NikSoftware www.niksoftware.com
Mpix www.mpix.com
Kelby Training www.kelbytraining.com
Layers www.layersmagazine.com
PCPhoto www.pcphotomag.com
DoubleExposure www.doubleexposure.com
Photo.net
Parts Can Create a New Whole
Digital Duo
Go Wide!
Dive In!
Think in Black- and-White
Learn about Nature and the Nature of Your Camera
Challenge and Reward Yourself
Blend and Tone
Book It
What If?
Family First
Create Dramatic Images
Closeness to Nature
Summer into Winter
Experience the Emotion, Experiment in Photoshop
Be Spontaneous
Shoot, Don’t Think
Freeze It
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Learn the tips and tricks used by a top photographer in the digitalphotography industry in Rick Sammon's Top Digital PhotographySecrets. Filled with beautiful photographs and the techniquesRick Sammon used to capture them, this book offers you motivationto capture stunning photographs and the tools and tricks you needto capture them. With more than 100 techniques for use behind thecamera, this book will improve the camera skills of both amateurand experienced photographers. Additionally, this book includes achapter on post-production secrets, and a Rick Sammon DVD Guidelighting, camera, and digital photography basics. In this 1-hourDVD, Rick shows you how to get great photos using a variety oflighting sources, camera-specific techniques, and basic rules ofphotography.
Learn the tips and tricks used by a top photographer in the digitalphotography industry in Rick Sammon's Top Digital PhotographySecrets. Filled with beautiful photographs and the techniquesRick Sammon used to capture them, this book offers you motivationto capture stunning photographs and the tools and tricks you needto capture them. With more than 100 techniques for use behind thecamera, this book will improve the camera skills of both amateurand experienced photographers. Additionally, this book includes achapter on post-production secrets, and a Rick Sammon DVD Guidelighting, camera, and digital photography basics. In this 1-hourDVD, Rick shows you how to get great photos using a variety oflighting sources, camera-specific techniques, and basic rules ofphotography.

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