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Contents Acknowledgments & Photo Credits 4 Introduction 6 Chapter 1: Digital Basics 8 This chapter will get you off on the right foot. From learning what exactly a digital photograph is to choosing the perfect digital camera for you, this chapter has all the info you need to start taking digital pictures. Chapter 2: Learn Your Camera 26 You've got an awesome digital camera. Yay! Now what? Well, read this chapter to figure out how to focus, figure out shutter speed, work in different lighting, use the timer, use the playback feature, zoom, use the flash, and play with all the other tiny buttons that you might normally ignore. Chapter 3: Design Your Photos 42 Time to start taking pictures! The techniques in this chapter will turn those "same old boring shots" into awesome photos everyone will love. Before you know it, you'll be taking fantastic portraits, candids, group shots, vacation pictures, action shots, and more. Chapter 4: Software Magic 60 Once you download your pictures to your computer, the fun really begins as you improve your images with software. You can rotate, crop, retouch, and sharpen your pictures. You can also change color, brightness, and contrast; get rid of annoying red eye; create collages; layer; and more. Chapter 5: You & the Internet 72 Learn how the Internet works, start thinking about your own website, and see how to create easy web pages. Chapter 6: Printing Pizzazz 76 Once you find the printer that's right for you and your family (if you don't already have one), you can print your photos. This chapter makes sure you get great results every time. Learn how paper affects picture quality, and find out what other materials you can print on. Chapter 7: Fun Ideas & Projects 84 With a digital camera, an inkjet printer, and a few supplies, you can create a whole bunch of cool gifts and crafts, including a change purse, bookplates, stationary, cool envelopes, crazy cards, and even a pet portrait. Glossary 94 Index 96
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Photography -- Digital techniques -- Juvenile literature.