Special Opportunities for Stunning Photographs

This part covers those specialty forms of photography that require some extra time, effort, or technique on the part of the photographer. Unlike the digital photography covered in the earlier parts of the book, each chapter in this part is targeted at a specific, specialized type of photography.

■ Chapter 11: Capture the Action

Taking action photos with a digital camera can be done—if you know how to do it. In this chapter, you will learn the cause of the problem most people have taking digital action photos. Once you know this, you'll find out how to work around it and take some great sporting action shots of the kiddos.

■ Chapter 12: Make Blurred Photos on Purpose

This chapter covers what it takes to produce photos in which part of the image is in clear focus and part of the image is blurred. Called still-motion photos, they make for great images, especially when photographing waterfalls or fountains.

■ Chapter 13: Take Great Photos of People

This chapter is all about what it takes to produce great family and group photos. It involves very little technical savvy, but lots of people skills. You will discover where and how to photograph one of the most elusive subjects on the planet: people.

■ Chapter 14: Get the Best Pictures of Babies and Small Children

If there ever was a perfect device to record photos of these precious ones, it's the digital camera. In this chapter you will discover how to photograph babies, toddlers, and small children. You'll learn how to select props, place lighting, and become part of their world so that they become unaware of you taking their photos—which is always when you get the best ones!

■ Chapter 15: Low-Light Photography: Taking Great Night Photos

When you shoot the world as revealed by the low-light of either the cool stillness near dawn or the fiery warm colors produced within an hour of sunset, you will discover common scenes take on an entirely different appearance. When you have finished this chapter you will know what equipment is necessary and how to set up your camera to get the best possible photograph with the minimum amount of digital noise (the equivalence of film grain in film photography). You will also discover how to remove or cover up that digital noise in the computer.

■ Chapter 16: Create Great Close-up Photos

Macro photography is something that most digital cameras do really well. As you will learn in this chapter, there are many uses for macro photography. Examples range from taking detailed photographs of mechanical parts to capturing detail in small collectable objects. You'll discover how to capture the incredible world of shapes and colors that exists on the smaller end of the size spectrum.

■ Chapter 17: Photograph Your Stuff Like a Pro

When it comes time to take a photo of a product or a project, be it for a science fair or for selling on eBay, you want the photos to look good—especially if you want to get a good price. In this chapter you will learn how you can set up a mini-studio with some basic materials and use it to make some very professional photographs.

■ Chapter 18: Photographing a Panorama

In this chapter you will discover that panoramas are not just for shooting photos of grand and majestic landscapes. You will also learn how simple it is to shoot a panorama. Some of equipment that you need (and some that you don't) may surprise you.

Get Paid to Take Digital Photos

Get Paid to Take Digital Photos

Reasonable care has been taken to ensure that the information presented in this book is  accurate. However, the reader should understand that the information provided does not constitute legal, medical or professional advice of any kind.

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