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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
Download (direct link): digitalphotographyjust2005.pdf
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• Bride and groom leaving reception
Professional photographers are experts at finding good vantage points from which to take pictures. They also set up photo situations at weddings. Take advantage of this fact and stand nearby. The pro may not smile, but probably won't object; just don't get into his or her way.
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Figure 17-2: The first dance
Plan a Wedding Shoot
2. Visit the site of the wedding, and take some pictures in advance of the wedding. These reference shots are an invaluable reminder of the advantages and limitations of the site in creating your list of proposed pictures.
If the wedding is to be outdoors, be sure to check the fallback indoor facilities nearby. Rain, like life, sometimes happens while you make other plans.
3. If the wedding is held in a church, be sure to talk to the clergy about picture taking. Some churches and clergy have a "no photographs" policy (particularly with flash) during a religious service.
4. If the church allows photographs, be sure to find the best, unobtrusive places to stand in advance. This avoids running around during the service; something no one thanks you for.
Never get between the wedding party and the guests, particularly the parents of the bride and groom, except for the briefest of moments. They are there to see the kids get married, not the back of the photographer. And don't forget the preacher, as 1 17-4!
5. Pack carefully.
Be sure to take along plenty of memory cards (or your particular storage media) to avoid worrying about running out of memory with the best shots yet to come. Also take plenty of batteries and be as conservative with the camera's power as you can to avoid running out. See Chapter 2 for the steps to take to conserve your battery's power and to replace your memory card. Chapter 1 helps you determine your memory needs.
6. Take along a manila envelope or other container, clearly marked, to store the memory cards containing the wedding pictures until you move them to more permanent storage. Nothing is worse than losing the cards among others for the next twelve years, by which time nobody cares.
Figure 17-3: The first bite of wedding cake
Figure 17-4: Clergy and married couple 183
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Chapter 17: Creative Mini-Projects
Make a Wedding Announcement
1. Open Microsoft Word and choose FileONewO Blank Document.
2. Choose FileOPage Setup and enter the size of paper you want to print your announcement on. Figure 17-5 shows 4.25"x5.5".
3. Choose InsertOPictureOFrom File and select a photo to use in the invitation.
Choose a picture of the bride and groom from one of the big moments of the wedding, for example the kiss or cutting the cake. Make sure it is a reasonably close shot and clearly shows off their wedding finery and happy faces without too much background.
4. Add appropriate text to your announcement, as shown in Figure 17-6.
Microsoft provides Word and Publisher templates for many occasions on its Web site that you can adapt for your own needs. Point your browser to http://office.microsoft.com and search for invitation to get started with the right fonts.
5. Choose FileOSave to open the Save As dialog box.
6. Type a name for your file in the File Name box.
7. Click the Save button to save your file.
8. Choose FileOPrint.
Use good quality 65-pound card stock or photo paper for your announcement. You can buy ready made announcement sets that include cards and envelopes.
Figure 17-5: Choosing a custom size for your announcement
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Plan a Digital Family Album
Plan a Digital Family Album
1. Write out a list of living relatives and contact them for photographs. Keep this list in your computer so you can note which pictures you received from various people. Include names and contact information on the list, as well as their relationship to the family line being researched.
2. Create a form letter on your word processor to be sent to everyone on your list. Include the following information and requests in your letter:
• Introduce yourself, if the relative is distant, and you're not well acquainted.
• Outline your project, including the family line you're focusing on, and ask for the specific images of people, houses, and documents that you're looking for (such as the home in Figure 17-7).
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