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Nikon D50 - A Premium Quality Instructional DVD by QuickPro Camera Guides

Nikon D50 - A Premium Quality Instructional DVD by QuickPro Camera Guides Lowest new price: $21.95
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Author: QuickPro

This instructional DVD (play in your CD-ROM or any DVD player) for the Nikon D50 will help you to get the very most out of your digital camera - from setup and maintenance to ans in-depth understanding of the numerous features and options that often get overlooked! This DVD will truly prepare you to take pictures like a pro.... in a flash! * Comprehensive Training on the Nikon D50 features and options * Menu-based for Easy Navigation and Reference * Hosted by 2004 Emmy Award winner Todd Hansen * Numerous Tips for Taking Outstanding Photographs * Very informative... and interesting.


Nikon D200 QuickPro Camera Guides (Tutorial DVD)

Nikon D200 QuickPro Camera Guides (Tutorial DVD) Lowest new price: $21.95
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Author: QuickPro

A Tutorial DVD for the Nikon D200 to be played in any DVD player or CD-ROM drive. Over one hour long. Comprehensive Training, including Advanced Features. Easy Navigation - using Menus and Quick Access Index. Interactive Camera Body Tour covering all external features and buttons. Emmy Award winning Host Todd Hansen.


Custom Digital Photography for Dummies

Custom Digital Photography for Dummies Lowest new price: $7.00
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Author: Julie Adair King
Brand: Brand: John Wiley n Sons

Your fun and easy guide to the world of digital photography

Digital cameras just keep getting better. But where do you begin? In this friendly guide, Julie Adair King delivers just what you need. She tells you how to select the right equipment. She reveals secrets of great digital picture-taking. And she shows you how to use photo-editing software to enhance any digital photo.

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  • Explanations in plain English
  • "Get in, get out" information
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  • Top ten lists
  • A dash of humour and fun

Discover how to:

  • Compose your images for maximum impact
  • Capture action and panoramic shots
  • Avoid grainy images
  • Transfer images to your computre
  • Process your digital images
  • Look after your camera

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If you're comfortable with the concept of photography but find the digital part a stumbling block, Digital Photography for Dummies will get you over the hump.

Author Julie Adair King, a photographer and graphics-software specialist, deftly explains such concepts as resolution, f-stop, and compression. She is also refreshingly upfront about the differences between film-based and digital photography, spelling out the latter's shortcomings early on. Her advice on all aspects of the field is well thought out and simple without being condescending. She informs readers, for example, that you needn't use high-pixel resolutions simply for placing images on a Web page. Such tips will come as a relief to fledgling photographers on a budget, or novices who may have thought they had to use the highest-quality settings at all times.

Aside from the technical concerns of working with the camera and computer, King also gives sound tips on composition and lighting. And since retouching is one of the principal benefits of digital photography, she spends a fair amount of time discussing photo-editing software. And while most of the examples are in black and white, the most important examples, gratefully, are included in a 16-page color plate section in the middle of the book.

For those of you considering jumping into the world of digital photography, you'll be hard-pressed to find a better guide to getting started than Digital Photography for Dummies. --John Frederick Moore

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Digital Photography (2nd Edition)

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Digital Photography (2nd Edition) Lowest new price: $24.95
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Author: Steven Greenberg

A guide for beginning users demonstrates photo manipulation techniques, evaluates digital cameras, and explains how to adjust color balance, crop out unwanted elements, sharpen focus, apply special effects, and prepare images for printing.

The subjects of photography and computers have tremendous breadth and depth. Understanding either one can be a challenge, especially if you're a beginner. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Digital Photography does an excellent job of breaking the ice as it introduces readers to photography, computers, and digital cameras.

The book really does start at the beginning, with a short history of the camera and photography, plus the basics of composition. But it progresses quickly into an overview of today's digital tools. Instead of bogging down the reader in myriad details about camera models, computer software and hardware, and other minutiae, the book gives an overview of the available technologies, describing which system or format is best for different kinds of tasks. This is a good thing--hardware and software evolve rapidly, and some of the details mentioned in the book as "up and coming" are now standard. (See the sections on camera resolution for examples.)

After a look at how the gear works, the text dives into a lesson on photography basics (composition, lighting, shutter speeds, and lens focal lengths) and the details specific to digital photography (image resolution, monitor and printer calibration, and compression). The companion CD-ROM includes a demo version of Adobe PhotoDeluxe, and chapter 13, "Improving Your Images," goes into detail on using this image-editing application to improve the pictures you've already shot.

What good is instant digital photography if you can't instantly share your work on the Web? Chapter 22 addresses this specific issue, covering the basics of building a Web site (nothing fancy) and how to compress and upload your favorite pictures for everyone to see.

No particular platform is favored in this book--the contents of the CD-ROM are compatible with both Macs and PCs. Overall, this book succeeds at teaching the principles and basics of how digital photography works, and how to set up for it. Practical, useful, and enlightening, this is a good first step on a complex road. --Mike Caputo


Through the Eyes of a Pro - with Nikon DSLR's Vol 1 - Advanced Techniques for Nikon DSLR Photographers (Tutorial DVD)

Through the Eyes of a Pro - with Nikon DSLR's Vol 1 - Advanced Techniques for Nikon DSLR Photographers (Tutorial DVD) Lowest new price: $22.59
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Author: Blue Crane Digital

Blue Crane Digital 2007; Tutorial DVD; play in any DVD player (worldwide) or CD-ROM drive. Take your camera skills to the next level with the new Advanced series of instructional DVDs from Blue Crane Digital. In volume 1 of this series, Professional Photographer, Tim Mantoani explains the building blocks for making great photographs with your Nikon DSLR camera. Tim uses these fundamentals throughtout the DVD to demonstrate how specific elements contribute to making the best image. We also follow Tim through an outdoor protrait session, and to a sporting event. Tim also discusses his approach to lens selection. He reviews several lenses and discusses what level of investment makes sense for the serious hobbyist and professional. Tim also discusses simple light manipulation techniques that can make the difference between a passable photo and a stunning image.


Digital Video Hacks: Tips & Tools for Shooting, Editing, and Sharing (O'Reilly's Hacks Series)

Digital Video Hacks: Tips & Tools for Shooting, Editing, and Sharing (O'Reilly's Hacks Series) Lowest new price: $7.25
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Author: Joshua Paul

Since the dawn of film, novices and experts have used quick-and-dirty workarounds and audiovisual tricks to improve their motion pictures, from home movies to feature films. Today, the tools have certainly changed, as have the quality and scope of the results. With digital video, the hacking possibilities are now limitless, for both amateurs and professional artists. From acquiring footage, mixing, editing, and adding effects to final distribution, Digital Video Hacks provides unique tips, tools, and techniques for every stage of video production. You'll learn how to:

  • Get your projects started right using creative preparation tools and techniques,from making your own steadicam, boom, or dolly to effective storyboarding, timecoding, and tape labeling
  • Troubleshoot common shooting problems, including using stop-motion and time-lapse techniques, lighting effects, colored screens and gels, and household objects to establish mood or otherwise wow an audience
  • Create stunning visual effects, such as satellite zooming, surreal scenes, Matrix-like bullet-time, and green screen illusions
  • Fool your audience with audio tricks, replacing flubbed dialogue, smoothing over cuts, and covering missing audio with room tone
  • Add professional features with post-production tricks, including color correction, soundtrack cleanup, opening sequences, and DVD bookmarks
  • Distribute final content in a variety of creative ways, from exporting to basic videotape or DVD to streaming over the internet or even via cell phone
  • Use the web to provide interactivity and dynamic content, attend a remote conference, or vlog your life.

Whether you're looking for a new technique to include in your next project, a solution to a common problem, or just a little inspiration, this book reintroduces you to the digital video you only thought you knew.


Introducing Maya 2009

Introducing Maya 2009 Lowest new price: $2.00
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Author: Dariush Derakhshani

If you’re new to Maya, the industry-leading 3D animation and effects software, Introducing Maya includes step-by-step tutorials and easy-to-follow explanations to teach you the basics and nuances of this complex software. Whether you’re a student or a hobbyist, you can learn all about the Maya interface and the fundamentals of modeling, texturing, animating and visual effects with realistic examples. If you’re new to 3D animation or transitioning from another 3D application, this book will provide you with the tools you need to become proficient at Maya.

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

For Instructors: Teaching supplements are available for this title.


Make: Technology on Your Time, Vol. 2

Make: Technology on Your Time, Vol. 2 Lowest new price: $9.81
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Author: Mark Frauenfelder
Brand: Brand: O'Reilly Media

If you like to tweak, disassemble, re-create, and invent cool new uses for technology, you'll love MAKE our new quarterly publication for the inquisitive do-it-yourselfer.

Every issue is packed with projects to help you make the most of all the technology in your life. Everything from home entertainment systems, to laptops, to a host of PDAs is fair game. If there's a way to hack it, tweak it, bend it, or remix it, you will find out about it in MAKE.

This isn't another gadget magazine. MAKE focuses on cool things you can do to make technology work the way you want it to. The publication is inspired by our bestselling Hacks series books but with a twist. MAKE is a mook (rhymes with book). We've combined the excitement, unexpectedness, and visual appeal of a magazine with the permanence and in-depth instructiveness of a how-to book.

Whether you're a geek or hacker who delights in creating new uses for technology, or a Saturday afternoon tinkerer who loves to get his hands dirty, you'll keep every issue of MAKE on your bookshelf for years to come. This second issue, available in June 2005, includes 224 pages packed with tips and tricks, including:

  • How to build an HDTV recorder and beat the Broadcast Flag
  • Podcasting 101
  • How to ransform abandoned toys into environmental avengers
  • R2-D1Y extreme bot builders at home
  • The Atari2600 PC Project
  • How to build a light-seeking robot from an old mouse
  • A Maker Profile on Natalie Jeremijenko and lots more!
Every quarter, MAKE will contain a unique set of innovative ideas and creations for a variety of new technologies, including mobile devices, in-car computers, web services, digital media, wireless and home networking, and computer hardware.

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Nikon D2XS / D2X CheatSheet

Nikon D2XS / D2X CheatSheet Lowest new price: $10.95
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Author: Bert Sirkin

PLEASE NOTE, due to the volume of information on these CheatSheets, the font size is small. Handy, laminated, waterproof, short version instruction manuals for on the go. Size 8-1/2 x 11", printed double-sided, folded in thirds.


Web Cams For Dummies?

Web Cams For Dummies? Lowest new price: $28.54
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Author: Wallace Wang
Brand: Brand: For Dummies

Web Cams for Dummies provides a detailed look at these hot gadgets! Veteran Dummies author Wally Wang gives users a complete overview of their web cam, including: setting up your web cam, selecting a webcam (for those users buying one after their system purchase), picking and using the software and in-depth coverage of the utility of this great visual tool!

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