Author : Kevin L. Moss
"""Description:Improve Your Photography is a collection of 50 digital photography tips & techniques from digital photography author and instructor, Kevin L. Moss. Known for his easy to understand style, Kevin proceeds to describe individual techniques that will help you become a better photographer. Some tips are obvious, while other techniques are in the category of ""why didn't I think of that?"". You'll start out reading about the virtues of using a 50mm f/1.8 lens on your digital SLR or learning the importance of knowing how to use everything on your digital camera, then Kevin will throw you for a loop. He'll move on explaining how to create cool abstracts in Photoshop, and then on to explaining the details of a color managed workflow. There is something for everyone here. There is a wide variety of topics that are covered, including some important descriptions of technical concepts, such as image ratios and color modes in Photoshop. Kevin also gives ten tips on improving photographic composition, and even a section on HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography. The book is enjoyable and beneficial for both amateur and advanced photographers alike. Topics in the book also includes how to manage your image library, extreme cropping, explaining 8 and 16 bit modes, using the gradient tool, understanding layers, Photoshop and Elements toolbox tools, file formats and sizing, proper ISO settings, infrared photography and simple lighting setups for the home studio. There are 50 digital photography techniques accompanied by beautiful color images and illustrations. Its easy reading, and its here for the photographer, no matter what level, to enjoy."""