Taking and Sharing Digital Photographs (Cliffs Notes) by Ken Milburn

By Ken Milburn

This e-book provide you with the cloth you must make a smart deciding to buy choice after which to use electronic images expertise. It fast describes fascinating good points in apparatus, what to anticipate at a given fee point, and what ihiddeni charges are to be anticipated for components and similar software program. It additionally explains find out how to right difficulties universal to electronic pictures. ultimately, it offers the basic info for making photos Web-ready.

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Figure 2-3: CompactFlash (left) and SmartMedia (right) memory cards. Chapter 2: Taking Your First Picture 25 Using different types of flash Virtually all digital cameras have a built-in flash, so you’ll have at least some flash options available to you at all times. However, if you’re going to be shooting indoor events or need to be able to control the direction of light in a flash shot, you’ll need an external flash that packs more power than that built into the camera. You don’t need an external flash connector to make one of these work as long as you’re not shooting in bright daylight.

Table 3-1 shows the characteristics of light for different times of the day. 28 CliffsNotes Taking and Sharing Digital Photographs Table 3-1: Some Characteristics of Light Time of Day Quality of Light Sunrise or sunset Long, sharp-edged shadows. Light is blue when sun is below the horizon; red when just above. Midmorning or midafternoon Safest. Best contrast compromise; best color balance. Noon High contrast, shallow shadows, bags under eyes, washed-out skies. The qualities of light that you should pay attention to are the following: ■ Direction of light.

There’s also a very good chance that you can adjust your camera specifically for daylight, tungsten, or fluorescent light. Those options can be useful because your camera automatically corrects for color tints by applying a formula to the average color of the light that it sees reflected in whatever scene it’s pointed at. If the subject itself is too much of one prevailing color, however, the camera could make a very bad guess as to the correct color balance. You can do a lot of color balancing in even the most basic of image-editing programs, so you don’t need to be overly concerned with small changes in the prevalent color of light.

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