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Styling and Props in Food Photography
By Nicole S. Young
Aug 18, 2015
Nicole S. Young explains that creating an amazing-looking dish is an art, whether you eat it or photograph it, and you can do a lot of little things to enhance the look of the food and (ideally) make people salivate when they view your photographs.
Portraits With One Speedlite
By Syl Arena
Aug 17, 2015
In this chapter from Speedliter's Handbook: Learning to Craft Light with Canon Speedlites, 2nd Edition, Syl Arena will take you through many of the types of light you can create with a single Speedlite. Ultimately, it is your imagination and willingness to experiment that will be your guide.
The Headshot: My Lethal Combination
By Peter Hurley
Aug 13, 2015
In this chapter from The Headshot: The Secrets to Creating Amazing Headshot Portraits, Peter Hurley explains how capturing that combination of confidence and approachability is the key to a great headshot.
The Photographer's Pricing System: The Grand Reveal
By Alicia Caine
Aug 12, 2015
In this excerpt from The Photographer's Pricing System: Get paid what you're worth for portraits and weddings, Alicia Caine explains that by establishing your price points first and then tweaking the content of your collections, you gain greater flexibility to test what will sell best and what your clients will be the most drawn to, as well as on how to present it.
Processing Your Food Photography Images with Adobe Lightroom
By Nicole S. Young
Aug 10, 2015
In this chapter from Food Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots, 2nd Edition, Nicole S. Young walks you through using the Develop module in Adobe Lightroom to get the most out of your food photos.
The Communications Abilities of Your Apple Watch
By Scott McNulty
Aug 6, 2015
This chapter from The Apple Watch Book: Master the most personal computer in your life covers the communication abilities of Apple Watch, including calling, texting, and using Digital Touch to reach your contacts. This section also covers how to set up and use Apple Pay on your watch, and more.
The Photographer's Pricing System: The Ideal Client and Your Marketplace
By Alicia Caine
Aug 5, 2015
In this chapter from The Photographer's Pricing System: Get paid what you're worth for portraits and weddings, Alicia Caine discusses designing your ideal-client avatar, the price point of affordability, prequalifying clients, pricing on your website, and the courage to turn away.
Why Logic Pro X Is the Right Choice for Professional Music Production
By David Nahmani
Aug 3, 2015
Whatever your workflow, and independently of the genre of music you’re producing, Logic Pro X provides you with a vast array of tools that facilitate the metamorphosis of your idea from that initial melody in your head to the complete resulting piece of music. David Nahmani lists all the reasons you should consider using Logic Pro X for Professional Music Production.
Making the First Edit in Final Cut Pro X 10.2
By Brendan Boykin
Jul 30, 2015
In this chapter from Apple Pro Training Series: Final Cut Pro X 10.2: Professional Post-Production, Brendan Boykin walks you through the first edit, or rough cut, of a project.
Nikon D7200: The Professional Modes
By Jerod Foster
Jul 29, 2015
It is essential that you understand not only how to control the professional modes, but why you are controlling them. In this chapter from Nikon D7200: From Snapshots to Great Shots, Jerod Foster describes these modes, including Programmed Auto mode, Shutter Priority mode, Aperture Priority mode and Manual mode.
HDR Photography: Starting and Ending in Lightroom
By Tim Cooper
Jul 27, 2015
In this chapter from HDR Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots, Tim Cooper shows you how to prepare your images for the HDR process using Adobe Lightroom.
Reconnecting Missing Folders and Photos in Lightroom CC
By Rob Sylvan
Jul 23, 2015
Understanding the relationship between the Lightroom catalog and your photos will help you avoid the most common pitfalls faced by new users. Rob Sylvan, author of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC (2015 release) / Lightroom 6 Learn by Video, shows you how prevent your folders and photos from becoming disconnected from the Lightroom catalog, and how to fix things if they do.
A Roadmap for Creating an Effective Content Strategy
By Meghan Casey
Jul 22, 2015
Brain Traffic content strategist Meghan Casey, author of The Content Strategy Toolkit: Methods, Guidelines, and Templates for Getting Content Right, talks about the content strategy framework that just might save your next website redesign project.
Apple Logic Pro X Advanced Audio Production: Sampling with the EXS24
By David Dvorin
Jul 20, 2015
In this lesson from Apple Pro Training Series: Logic Pro X Advanced Audio Production: Composing and Producing Professional Audio, you will explore the abilities of the EXS24 by creating unique sampler instruments using specific audio regions from the Tracks area.
Huge Time-Saving Features in Illustrator
By Brian Wood
Jul 16, 2015
Brian Wood, web developer and author of Adobe Illustrator CC 2014 Classroom in a Book, shows you how to work faster using several time-saving features in Adobe Illustrator.
Enhancing PDF Documents
By Lisa Fridsma, Brie Gyncild
Jul 15, 2015
In this chapter from Adobe Acrobat DC Classroom in a Book, you'll learn how to enhance Adobe PDF documents, including rearranging, rotating, renumbering, and inserting pages, editing links and bookmarks, and inserting video and other multimedia files.
Teaching Kids How to Take Better Photos
By Robert Correll
Jul 13, 2015
In addition to being a photographer and an author (Photo Restoration: From Snapshots to Great Shots), Robert Correll is the parent of four creative and energetic kids. Follow along as he shares some of the secrets he uses to teach them how to take better photos.
Vector and Raster: A Marriage Made in Illustrator
By Brian Wood
Jul 8, 2015
Illustrator has long been known for its vector prowess, but did you know that it also plays well with raster? Brian Wood, web developer and author of Adobe Illustrator CC 2014 Classroom in a Book , will take you through a tour of the raster capabilities of Adobe Illustrator.
New iOS 8 Keyboard Features: Streamlined Typing, Keyboard Swapping, Smileys for Everything
By Lisa Spangenberg
Jul 7, 2015
The digital keyboard in iOS devices has always been pretty functional for most purposes. But you want more, right? Lisa Spangenberg, co-author of The iPad 2 Project Book, shares the new keyboard features in iOS 8. Need a Klingon keyboard? No problem.
Lessons in Typography: Multi-Word Presentations
By Jim Krause
Jul 6, 2015
In this chapter from Lessons in Typography: Must-know typographic principles presented through lessons, exercises, and examples, Jim Krause discusses working with multiple words in a design, including baseline configurations, strategies for using different fonts, and visual hierarchy.

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