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How do I get the most out of Digital Camera/photoshop

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Okay, thanks to everyone posting deals on camera,s although found one via the jessops site for a fuji (after giving bakc my canon a710is (poor quality shots - poss faulty unit) I need to know some de… Read More
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1d, 4m agoPosted 1 decade, 4 months ago
Okay, thanks to everyone posting deals on camera,s although found one via the jessops site for a fuji (after giving bakc my canon a710is (poor quality shots - poss faulty unit)

I need to know some decent online courses, free courses or general places to get the most out of my buy....

so would appreciate any advice or help

is there a decent book that I can use...my camera is a bridge between compact and SLR- cant wait to use it!
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1d, 4m agoPosted 1 decade, 4 months ago
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#1
I went on a Photoshop course and found that I learned more just working through the tutorials and the only way to learn was to experiment.
As for a book; this comes highly recommened (although I haven't seen it myself):
'Fundamentals of Photoshop' by Adele and Seth Greenberg.
published by Osborne books.
http://www.alibris.co.uk/search/search.cfm
I was also told that my local library might have a copy.
When I need to find a method of editing or style etc., I 'Google' a tutorial and work out my own method. The one golden rule that I have is to never use the original. Always make a copy and when satisfied copy the copy and go onto the next process. I know you can do that through history but I like to keep the edited process on my desktop.

HTH :)
#2
Sorry, that link didn't work, try here :thumbsup:
#3
palspal
I went on a Photoshop course and found that I learned more just working through the tutorials and the only way to learn was to experiment.
As for a book; this comes highly recommened (although I haven't seen it myself):
'Fundamentals of Photoshop' by Adele and Seth Greenberg.
published by Osborne books.
http://www.alibris.co.uk/search/search.cfm
I was also told that my local library might have a copy.
When I need to find a method of editing or style etc., I 'Google' a tutorial and work out my own method. The one golden rule that I have is to never use the original. Always make a copy and when satisfied copy the copy and go onto the next process. I know you can do that through history but I like to keep the edited process on my desktop.

HTH :)


thanks for the tips, and the book seems a reasonable price shall order one!
#4
You're welcome.

The book is also available through Amazon.

Try looking through the Photoshop forums too.

I find Photoshop very addictive. :) Not as much as HUKD though. lol
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#6
Thanks for the links freeDUMB.:)
I particularly like Tutorialized and Spoono.
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check out http://www.revision3.com/pixelperfect
The pixel perfect video podcast is by photoshop master Bert Monroy.

"The first thing about this podcast is the quality- which is super clear, HD perfect, and delivered in a nice widescreen format. But the best part is that Bert spends lots of time explaining all the various details in his creations, making sure you understand Photoshop concepts and tools as he goes along.

PixelPerfect is a totally professional, totally enjoyable podcast, and a great resource for any aspiring Photoshop artist — and at over 15 minutes a piece, This is a pretty amazing training freebie!"

Can't believe it's free :-D
#8
Great site.:thumbsup: Many thanks:)
#9
The only way to get good, is to get shooting. I am still learning and there is so much to know as well. I have a DSLR and put a 8gb card in and kept the button pressed in different modes. After 4000 photos I got about 4 that were brill. Hey it's a start, all I have to do is remember how I did the good ones and take it from there.
#10
It's very hard to take a good photo.

It's not all down to skill either, a lot can be luck. I did a photo project for university. I managed to capture a market worker smoking by an escalator whilst having a no smoking sign by the side of the photo. You could setup that, but it's never the same. It wouldn't be as natural, it would lose its realism. I think that demonstrates luck and photo opportunist moments.

Also before you do anything get to know your camera, especially with SLRs. Experiment with the settings, length of exposure etc. Some of the greatest things you stumble on by accident.

:]
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freeDUMB
It's very hard to take a good photo.

It's not all down to skill either, a lot can be luck. I did a photo project for university. I managed to capture a market worker smoking by an escalator whilst having a no smoking sign by the side of the photo. You could setup that, but it's never the same. It wouldn't be as natural, it would lose its realism. I think that demonstrates luck and photo opportunist moments.

Also before you do anything get to know your camera, especially with SLRs. Experiment with the settings, length of exposure etc. Some of the greatest things you stumble on by accident.

:]


That's very true and the best ones are (mostly) always the natural ones.

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