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Photo-I's logo. Click here to visit the Photo-I website! PRESS RELEASE: A guide to digital photography

www.photo-i.co.uk, the website dedicated to digital photography, has now set up a publishing division called photo-iDVD. Since it was launched just over four years ago, the site has had over 13 million unique visitors. Professional photographer and editor of the site, Vincent Oliver said, "With the explosive growth in digital camera sales, there is a huge demand for information and creative interest. But although the bookshelves are stocked with a good selection of written material, no one has embraced the full power of digital media by producing a multimedia package on the techniques of taking pictures and manipulating those same pictures. This would seem to be the most obvious and practical method for any one wishing to learn the digital imaging techniques."

a guide to digital photography (in association with Canon) is the first DVD to be launched. Aimed at the beginner and casual user, it contains a series of exclusive assignments shot on location and shows the viewer in a user-friendly way how to get the best results from their digital camera. The pictures are manipulated in Adobe Photoshop Elements 4.0, a great introductory application for digital photography. The manipulations are in the form of a fully animated screen movie which enables the viewer to see the manipulations taking place in real time.

Written and presented by Vincent Oliver, author of the book The Advanced Guide to Digital Photography, this DVD is visual, practical and presented in a user-friendly way. The chapters and tutorials include:

  • Essentials
    The essential information and the gear you need to get you started
    Tutorials: Opening and saving photos, selection tools, and clone tool
  • Portraiture
    Using your gear to get a professional look
    Tutorials: combining head shots, red eye removal, converting to b/w
  • Action
    Getting instant response from your camera
    Tutorial: adding motion to a still image
  • Architecture
    From ancient to modern
    Tutorials: correcting perspective, adding a new sky.
  • Landscapes
    Understanding exposure on location
    Tutorials: correcting slanting horizons, adding creative flare, colour correction
  • Panoramas
    Taking a bigger picture
    Tutorials: two tutorials on stitching images together
  • Interiors
    Shot at Canterbury Cathedral. Custom white balance
    Tutorial: combining multiple exposures to make a final picture
  • After Dark
    Shooting when the sun's gone down
    Tutorials: colour balance, adding fireworks to a night shot.
Running time: 2 hrs, 20 mins.
Language: English
Format : DVD video all regions, PAL - 4:3, optimised for TV viewing
Publisher: photo-i
ISB-10: 0-9552062-0-0
ISBN-13: 978-0-9552062-0-7
Price: 14.99

Distributor: Computer Bookshops Ltd.,
205 Formans Road
B11 3AX
Tel: 0121 7783333

"A guide to digital photography is an excellent learning resource."
Amateur Photographer magazine

A second DVD. 'scanning & restoration' is underway and planned for a
summer 2006 launch.

(First posted on Friday, May 12, 2006 at 07:23 EDT)

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