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  • Copyright 2016
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-5560-2
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-5560-5

The perfect book to help anyone 50+ learn digital photography – in full color!

My Digital Photography for Seniors is an exceptionally easy and complete full-color tutorial on digital photography, visual storytelling, and image sharing. No ordinary "beginner's book," it approaches every topic using meaningful examples, step-by-step tasks, large text, close-up screen shots, and a custom full-color interior designed for comfortable reading.
Professional photographer and top-selling author Jason R. Rich covers all you need to know to take great photos with your smartphone or tablet, manage and organize your digital photo library, safely exchange your images with family and friends, tell compelling stories and chronicle your memories with digital images, and share your creations in print and online. Rich helps you:

  • Take amazing pictures with your Apple or Android smartphone or tablet
  • Become a better photographer, one easy technique at a time
  • Master easy tools for viewing, organizing, editing, and sharing photos
  • Create a digital diary that tells an unforgettable story
  • Safely exchange photos on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram
  • Make prints for framing, scrapbooks, or photo albums
  • Create bound photo books to chronicle important events and memories
  • Combine your photos and thoughts in a digital journal
  • Securely store copies of your photos online
  • Share images through email, iCloud, Shutterfly, Flickr, OneDrive, Google Drive, or Dropbox
  • View digital slide shows on your TV or mobile device
  • Automatically “geo-tag” new photos with their location

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Getting Started with Digital Photography Using Your Mobile Device

Digital Photography Is Both a Skill and an Art Form

Some Digital Photography Basics

    Making Photos More Useful with Metadata

    Not All Digital Cameras Are Alike

The Main Steps Involved with Digital Photography

    An Overview of Picture-Taking

Start Taking Photos

Chapter 2 Taking Amazing Pictures with Your Smartphone or Tablet

Launching the Camera App on Your Mobile Device

    Launch the Camera App on iOS

    Launch the Camera App on Android

Understanding Popular Camera Features and Functions

    Use the Shutter Button to Snap a Photo

    Working with Autofocus Sensors

    Zoom In on Your Subject

    Burst Mode Is Perfect for Capturing Action

    Shed Light on Your Subject Using a Flash

    Discover How HDR Mode Can Improve Your Shots

    Portrait Versus Landscape Mode

    The Timer and Time Lapse Options Can Be Useful

    Panoramic Shots Are Ideal for Shooting Landscapes

    An Image Filter Can Dramatically Alter the Appearance of an Image

Adjusting the Camera App’s Settings Before Taking Pictures

    Take Pictures with Your iPhone or iPad

    Turn On/Off the iPhone or iPad’s Grid Feature

    Using the Camera App with an Android-Based Device

    Take Pictures with Your Android Device

    Understanding the Settings Menu Options

    Understanding the Mode Options

You Have the Skill, Now Perfect the Art Form Aspect of Digital Photography

Chapter 3 Improving Your Photography Skills

Breaking Your Current Picture-Taking Habits

Knowing Your Objectives

Finding Visually Interesting Subjects

    Photograph an Inanimate Object

Using the Rule of Thirds as You Frame Your Shots

Use the Rule of Thirds When Framing Your Shots

Paying Attention to Lighting

Choosing a Shooting Angle or Perspective

Taking Advantage of Your Surroundings

Taking More Interesting Portraits and Candid Shots of People

    Strategies for Taking Candid Shots of People

    Strategies for Taking Posed Portraits

Capturing Action Shots with Ease

Making Your Travel Photos as Memorable as Your Adventures

    Keep Taking Photos Throughout Your Travels

    Take Photos of Signs Wherever You Go

    Mix and Match Different Types of Shots

    Shoot Through Glass

Overcoming Common Shooting Challenges and Mistakes

Chapter 4 Transferring Photos to Your Computer

Determining Your Available Storage

    Manage Your iOS Mobile Device’s Internal Storage

    Manage Your Android Smartphone or Tablet’s Internal Storage

Syncing Your Digital Photo Library Between Your Mobile Device and Computer Via the Internet

    What You Need to Know About Cloud-Based Services

    Using Microsoft OneDrive to Sync Your Photos

    Using iCloud Photo Library to Sync Your Photos

    Using Dropbox to Sync Your Photos

    Finding Other Cloud-Based Photo Storage Options

Transferring Digital Photos from Your Mobile Device to Your

    Windows PC or Mac Via a USB Cable

    Transfer Content from Your Mobile Device to a Windows PC

    Transfer Content from Your Mobile Device to a Mac

Transferring Images Wirelessly

    Using AirDrop to Transfer Photos from iOS to Your Mac

    Use Bluetooth to Transfer Images from an Android Mobile Device to Your Computer

Manually Deleting Photos from Your Mobile Device

    Delete Photos from Your iPhone/iPad

    Delete Photos from Your Android-Based Mobile Device

Working with Images Stored on Your Computer

Chapter 5 Viewing, Editing, and Enhancing Photos On Your Mobile Device

Enhancing and Editing Photos

Using Common Photo Editing Tools Built in to Smartphone and Tablet Apps

    Straightening Shots

    Rotating Images

    Cropping Images

    Additional Editing Tools

Using the Photo Editing and Enhancement Apps On Your Device

    Edit with the iOS Photos App

    Using the Photos App on an Android Smartphone or Tablet

Chapter 6 Viewing, Editing, and Enhancing Photos Using Your Computer

Editing and Enhancing Images on Your PC Using the Photos App

    Get Started Using the Photos App

    Understanding the Photos App’s Main Tools

    Using the Editing and Enhancement Tools

Editing and Enhancing Images on Your Mac Using the Photos App

    Edit Images Using the Photos App on a Mac

    Getting Acquainted with the Photo App’s Editing Tools

Chapter 7 Organizing and Managing Photos On Your Computer

Using Custom-Named Folders

    Create Custom Folders on a PC

    Copy or Move Images into a PC Folder

    Rename Images on a PC

    Create Custom Folders on a Mac

    Copy or Move Images into a Mac Folder

    Rename Image Files on a Mac

Altering Image Metadata

    Adjusting Image File Metadata from a PC

    Adjusting Image File Metadata from a Mac

Chapter 8 Organizing and Managing Photos On Your Mobile Device

Organizing Your Photos On an iPhone or iPad

    Open an Album

    Browse Collections

    Create New Albums

    Delete or Move an Album

    Copy Photos Between Albums

    Delete Images from Albums

    Add Images to Your Favorites Album

Organizing Your Photos On an Android-Based Smartphone or Tablet

    Access and View Your Albums

    Create New Albums

    Hide Albums

    Delete or Rename Albums

    Delete Images from Albums

    Sorting Images

Chapter 9 Share Pictures via Email with Family and Friends

Understanding the Pros and Cons of Using Email to Share Photos

Sending Emails That Contain Photos from Your Smartphone or Tablet

    Send Images via Your Device’s Mail App

    Send Photos from Your iPhone or iPad’s Photos App

    Send Photos from Your Android Device’s Gallery App

Emailing from Your Computer

    Add Photos to an Email

Sending Images Between Devices

    Send Photos with AirDrop

    Sharing Photos with Bluetooth (Android Devices)

Sending Photos in Messages

Chapter 10 Sharing Photos Online

Using Cloud Storage Services

Using Online Photo Sharing Services

    Use Flickr.com to Showcase and Share Your Photos

Social Media Services

Getting Started with Facebook

    Publish Photos on Your Facebook Wall

    Create a Facebook Photo Album

Getting Started with Twitter

    Compose a Tweet Featuring Your Photo

Getting Started with Instagram

    Publishing Photos on Instagram

Chapter 11 Creating a Digital Diary That Tells a Story

Understanding the Difference Between a Written and Digital Diary

Getting Acquainted with Digital Diary Software

    Create an Entry in Day One

    Work with Day One Entries

    Using Journal for Windows

Setting Up an Online Digital Diary

Chapter 12 Ordering Prints from Your Digital Images

Finding an App

Ordering Prints from Your Mobile Device

    Order Prints with Kicksend

Ordering from an Online-Only Photo Lab

    Order Prints with the FreePrints App

Creating Prints from Your Computer

    Ordering from a One-Hour Photo Lab

    Ordering from an Online-Only Photo Lab

    Order from Apple

Chapter 13 Printing Digital Photos from Your Own Printer

Shopping for a Photo Printer

Understanding Printer Ink and Photo Paper

Creating Prints from Your Computer or Mobile Device

    Create Prints on Windows PCs

    Create Prints on Macs

    Create Prints Using AirPrint

Chapter 14 Creating Compelling Photo Albums, Scrapbooks, and Photo Books

Setting a Strategy for Your Photo Album, Scrapbook, or Photo Book

Finding the Best Supplies

    Creating a Photo Book Using Your Computer

    Getting Acquainted with Blurb

    Download the Blurb Photo Book Software

    Use the Blurb BookSmart Software

Taking the Next Step

Bonus Online Material

Chapter 15 Creating and Sharing Animated Digital Slide Shows

Animated Slide Show Options

Make Your Slide Show Look Amazing

Creating Slide Shows from Your Windows PC

    Start a Slide Show with the Photos App

Producing and Sharing Slide Shows from Your Mac

    Create a Slide Show Using the Photos App

Producing Slide Shows on Your Mobile Device

Finding Slide Show Tools Online

Chapter 16 Backing Up and Archiving Your Digital Photo Library

Backing Up Images Using an External Hard Drive

    Set Up Your PC to Back Up Automatically

    Set Up Your Mac to Back Up Automatically

Backing Up Your Smartphone or Tablet

Finding Online Backup Solutions for PC or Mac

Set It Up, But Don’t Forget It


Using Optional Photo Editing and Enhancement Apps

Optional Photo Editing Software Options for PCs and Macs

9780789755605   TOC   6/25/2015


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