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Old 01-03-2017, 07:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default Interest in photography manual?

I'm a photographer and have been using Photoshop since the mid-nineties. If there is interest, I could make a photography manual that may helpful to some people. I know there have been some posted here, but they seem pretty outdated to me or poorly written. I could do something similar to the NatGeo photography field guides. Something like this would take some time, as I'd shoot all the photographs and have to write it, so I'd only do it if people want it.

Topics could include:
Color theory
Principles of light
Principles of photography
White balance
Exposure
Focus
Camera equipment
Lighting
Composition
Macro photography
Photo editing (Photoshop or would people prefer Lightroom?)

If there is interest please let me know. Also if there is a specific subject, let me know.




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I think it would be well received.
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The. I'll do it. If anyone wants specific things covered let me know and I'll add it.


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I've been using PaintShop Pro for years, and I still haven't mastered anything past the basics. I don't suppose you're conversant with that package?
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I would be very interested in a photography manual with emphasis on photographing pens.

In particular, I believe I could benefit from discussions of color balance, exposure, and depth of field.

I think you have taken on quite a large task for an audience with a huge variation in skill/knowledge level.

A suggestion ... not too technical at first :) . Most of us just want to show off our pens to good advantage :)
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I've been using PaintShop Pro for years, and I still haven't mastered anything past the basics. I don't suppose you're conversant with that package?


It's been years, maybe 10?, since I've used paint shop pro. My section on editing (post production) will have an emphasis on the technical side of it. So it will cross any photo editing program (photoshop, Lightroom, paint shop pro, gimp, ect) as it will cover how to adjust color, contrast and exposure. With editing programs, most of the tools are the same.


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I would be in line to get a copy of your proposed manual. I would particularly benefit from a "Quick Setup Guide" section which could get me in the ball park initially, and then I could work through the expansion and refinement of photo skills from there, as time permits. I think it is a great and useful project. My area of interest would be narrowly focused on pen photography. The Photoshop "Elements" might be the software that most casual level pen photographers would be willing to buy. I have Elements 11.
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I would be very interested.

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I would love to learn more.
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I think it would be an excellent topic to cover as well. Like Jeff, I mostly use Paintshop Pro, with a couple of attempts using Gimp. If I were comfortable using it, I might try Lightroom, but PhotoShop is way to pricey for me as a casual photographer.
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