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Digital photography just the steps for dummies - Jones F.

Jones F. Digital photography just the steps for dummies - Wiley publishing , 2005. - 240 p.
ISBN: 0-7645-7477-9
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• Make sure that you have balanced coverage. For example, shoot things that you like and contrast them with things you don't.
• Start at the beginning. Tell the whole story, don't just focus on one aspect of it.
3. Shoot mini-movie clips if you plan to make a Web site or digital album. This movie can spice up your presentation. If you plan to shoot this way, remember that movie clips take more memory.
4. Shoot everything. One of the beauties of digital photography is the ability to shoot and shoot and shoot.
Figure 16-5: Take photos of local faces
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Figure 16-6: Part of a doorway collection
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Include People and Pets in Your Photos
Use People... Example
For scale The Eiffel tower is much more impressive if you have at least one shot with people featured. It provides a scale reference for the viewer.
For cultural context If you're in India, include shots of the people to set the location within a cultural setting. Photos of fascinating architecture are good, but photos of streets and buildings that include crowds going to work tells the additional story about living conditions in the area.
To show relationships Some of the most memorable moments of a vacation are the conversations with strangers in restaurants, hotels, or trains. They may be local or fellow travelers, or pets as shown in Figure 16-7. Be sure to include them in some of your shots. "‘"„"'cameras, you can record brief audio clips of these new friends talking. Include the clips in Web and digital albums.
To record events Try to catch your fellow travelers doing something, as shown in Figure 16-8, or talking to someone. If you must pose them, try for humor instead of boring smile shots.
Try to include families and people of all ages. Shots of people in local costume are terrific.
Include People and Pets in Your Photos
Figure 16-7: A new friend at Golden Gate Park
Figure 16-8: Admiring a pot
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Chapter 16: Documenting Your Travels
Take Creative Travel Pictures
Creative Effect
Use alternative compositions Turn the camera on its side. Take close-ups of textures and interesting objects in a local market, as shown in Figure 16-9.
Pay attention to lighting Take pictures at dawn or dusk to increase shadowing and modeling to photos of buildings, mountains, and sculpture. Sometimes you discover that bad lighting can become good lighting, as shown in Figure 16-10. Shoot the city lights popping on at dusk.
Get off the beaten path You may find an interesting neighborhood just around the corner from a famous landmark. Be open for the unexpected and the unusual.
Shoot panoramas of landscapes Panoramas require a steady tripod and a bit of patience. Review the technical requirements for panoramas before shooting.
Take advantage of surprises Funny road signs (anyone remember Burma Shave?). Roadside "tourist traps" with alligators and snakes. An absence of gravity. The world's largest ball of twine.
Keep a journal of your trip to record the context of the photos, keep the names of new friends, a poem or two about the beautiful sunset or the crowded subway train. Collect postcards, maps, menus, and other items of interest. You can scan these items when you get home and add them to the digital album or just paste them into your scrapbook along with the photos. Incorporate any or all of these items into a multimedia album or a scrapbook of your trip.
Figure 16-9: A gaggle of wooden geese
Figure 16-10: Dramatic found lighting
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Edit Photos on the Road
Edit Photos on the Road
1. If you don't have a laptop computer with your favorite image-editing software on it, go to a digital photo kiosk within the city you're visiting, as shown in Figure 16-11.
_^ Many national chain stores, including Wal-Mart and Target, now !\\ have digital photo kiosks available across the United States.
2. Insert your memory card into the kiosk. The digital photos download into the kiosk (they remain on your card until you delete them).
3. Edit the photos on the kiosk, as shown in Figure 16-12. Most kiosks provide a wide range of editing facilities, including
• Color correction
• Brightness and contrast correction
• Cropping
• Saving for the Web
4. Order prints for the photos you want. You can also order a CD that you can then take to a public-access computer for e-mailing or posting photos online.
# Downloading your images to a CD at a photo kiosk is another good and inexpensive way to clear your memory card for more photos.
You don't need to make prints at the kiosk; you can choose only to burn a CD of your photos.
Figure 16-H: A photo kiosk
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Figure 16-12: Editing a photo at a kiosk
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