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For Stronger Photographs, Think Cinematically
By David DuChemin
Apr 17, 2015
The way we approach a photo essay is very similar to the way a cinematographer tells a story. In this excerpt from The Visual Toolbox: 60 Lessons for Stronger Photographs, David DuChemin explains how to use the technique to to think in terms of a consistent style, an intentional sequence, and the use of establishing, wide, and detail photographs to give both information and impact.
Capturing Motion with Your Canon EOS 7D Mark II
By Jeff Revell
Apr 16, 2015
In this excerpt from Canon EOS 7D Mark II: From Snapshots to Great Shots, Jeff Revell offers techniques for effectively capturing motion with your Canon EOS 7D Mark II camera.
OS X Server Essentials 10.10: Describe SSL Certificate Basics
By Arek Dreyer, Ben Greisler
Apr 15, 2015
SSL is a system for transmitting data securely between hosts. This excerpt from Apple Pro Training Series: OS X Server Essentials 10.10: Using and Supporting OS X Server on Yosemite covers SSL certificate basics and how to decide which certificate to use.
Even More Sketching on the Go: Sketching en Plein Aire with the iPad and Adobe Photoshop Sketch 2.1
By Cher Threinen-Pendarvis
Apr 14, 2015
Do you enjoy sketching outdoors? Sunny, rainy, snowy - whatever the weather, when Nature beckons, take your iPad outside and use Adobe Photoshop Sketch to draw whatever you see or feel. Cher Threinen-Pendarvis, author of The Photoshop and Painter Artist Tablet Book: Creative Techniques in Digital Painting Using Wacom and the iPad, Second Edition, demonstrates how to bring the fun of sketching out into the open air with Adobe Photoshop Sketch 2.1.
Sketching on the Go: Fluid Freehand Sketching with Adobe Illustrator Draw
By Cher Threinen-Pendarvis
Apr 13, 2015
Artists are always thinking about their work. If you have the kinds of portable tools suggested by Cher Threinen-Pendarvis, author of The Photoshop and Painter Artist Tablet Book: Creative Techniques in Digital Painting Using Wacom and the iPad, Second Edition, you can jump from inspiration to sketch in an instant, with all the possibilities of your Adobe drawing tools readily at hand.
For Stronger Photographs, Consider Your Color Palette
By David DuChemin
Apr 10, 2015
A consistent color palette creates a flow when the images are presented together, creating a common mood or emotion through the work, even when the gesture within the images changes dramatically. In this excerpt from The Visual Toolbox: 60 Lessons for Stronger Photographs, David DuChemin shares how he works with color palettes in his photography and suggests some other resources for inspiration.
Notes from Jay Maisel: Don't Worry, Have Confidence, and Stick to Your Guns
By Jay Maisel
Apr 9, 2015
In this excerpt from It's Not About the F-Stop, photographer Jay Maisel shares some of his photography stories, from improvising deep inside a mine, to working with supermodel Elle Macpherson, to shooting his way across Africa.
OS X Server Essentials 10.10: Upgrading or Migrating to OS X Server
By Arek Dreyer, Ben Greisler
Apr 8, 2015
Arek Dreyer and Ben Greisler offer the eight steps involved in upgrading or migrating to OS X Server, in this excerpt from Apple Pro Training Series: OS X Server Essentials 10.10: Using and Supporting OS X Server on Yosemite.
10 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Pages
By Mark Wood
Apr 7, 2015
Mark Wood, author of Apple Pro Training Series: Pages, Numbers, and Keynote, provides real-world time-savers (and occasional pitfalls) in Pages.
5 Minecraft Tips: Get Water to Work for You, Energize Your Game with Lava, and More
By John Moltz
Apr 6, 2015
John Moltz, co-author of A Visual Guide to Minecraft, shares five ways to get the most out of Minecraft. Up your home and your game by taking advantage of some features you may not have discovered.
Studio Anywhere: Isolation Drills for Photographers
By Nick Fancher
Apr 3, 2015
Nick Fancher, author of Studio Anywhere: A Photographer's Guide to Shooting in Unconventional Locations, walks you through some actual scenarios where isolating the subject led to better photographs.
10 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Keynote
By Mark Wood
Apr 2, 2015
Mark Wood, author of Apple Pro Training Series: Pages, Numbers, and Keynote, offers 10 tips for making effective - maybe even genius! - Keynote presentations.
Apple Pro Training Series: OS X Support Essentials 10.10: Supporting and Troubleshooting OS X Yosemite: Startup Shortcuts
By Kevin M. White, Gordon Davisson
Apr 1, 2015
Your Mac firmware supports many keyboard shortcuts, which, when pressed and held down during initial power-on, allow you to modify the startup process. These alternative startup and diagnostic modes are often used for troubleshooting system issues. The authors of Apple Pro Training Series: OS X Support Essentials 10.10: Supporting and Troubleshooting OS X Yosemite cover some startup shortcuts in this excerpt.
Optimal Focusing in Macro Photography
By Rob Sheppard
Mar 30, 2015
In this chapter from Macro Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots, Rob Sheppard discusses the second challenge, focusing so that the shot makes sense to the viewer; and the third challenge—also related to focus—controlling depth of field when you’re going close.
10 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Numbers
By Mark Wood
Mar 26, 2015
Mark Wood, author of Apple Pro Training Series: Pages, Numbers, and Keynote, shares 10 ways to harness the real power of Numbers.
Apple Pro Training Series: OS X Support Essentials 10.10: Supporting and Troubleshooting OS X Yosemite: General Network Troubleshooting
By Kevin M. White, Gordon Davisson
Mar 25, 2015
The authors of Apple Pro Training Series: OS X Support Essentials 10.10: Supporting and Troubleshooting OS X Yosemite discuss common network issues you may run across.
Hacking the Digital Print: SuperSauce White Image Transfer to Graphite Gelatin-Coated Paper
By Bonny Pierce Lhotka
Mar 24, 2015
This step-by-step technique from Bonny Pierce Lhotka, author of Hacking the Digital Print: Alternative Image Capture and Printmaking Processes, provides a recipe for making photographic image transfers via a concoction of graphite, gelatin, SuperSauce, and other common ingredients. The result is deliciously photogenic.
Landscape Photography with the Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A Word About Composition
By Jeff Revell
Mar 23, 2015
In this excerpt from Canon EOS 7D Mark II: From Snapshots to Great Shots, Jeff Revell offers some tips on composition for your landscape photography.
Apple Pro Training Series: OS X Support Essentials 10.10: Supporting and Troubleshooting OS X Yosemite: Application Troubleshooting
By Kevin M. White, Gordon Davisson
Mar 18, 2015
Just as each application is designed to provide unique features, problems often manifest in unique ways as well. Fortunately, there are a variety of general troubleshooting steps you can take when diagnosing and resolving an application issue, as discussed in this excerpt from Apple Pro Training Series: OS X Support Essentials 10.10: Supporting and Troubleshooting OS X Yosemite.
How to View Someone's Mac or iOS Device Remotely
By Dan Moren
Mar 16, 2015
Troubleshooting friends' or family members' computers is tricky when they’re far away, but thanks to OS X's built-in screen sharing capabilities, you can see exactly what they are is seeing on their Mac—or, with a little help from Yosemite—even on their iOS device. Mac expert Dan Moren, author of The Connected Apple Family: Discover the Rich Apple Ecosystem of the Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV, shows you that it doesn't have to be a frustrating process at all.

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