Focus on Apple Aperture: Focus on the Fundamentals

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Taylor & Francis, 2011 - Computers - 221 pages
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Are you into photography not photomanipulation?

Frustrated that you are spending too much time in front of the screen and not enough behind the lens?

Feel like you are not getting the most out of the powerful processing functions of Apple Aperture? This straightforward, inspiring guide is aimed at photographers whose goal is to use the software to bring out the best in their photographs. Professional photographer and educator Corey Hilz leads you through a highly effective, professional's workflow with Aperture, from importing your photos from your camera and making image adjustments, to labelling each photo with metadata and keywords for effective organization and searching, and finally outputting your images for print or social media. He focuses on the vital aspects for photographers such as correcting tone and color, targeted adjustments, metadata, and managing a fast expanding library. Focus On Apple Aperture is packed with stunning photographs and screenshots to illustrate every tweak the author makes, to effortlessly teach the new or beginning user the fundamentals of the software. Users of all versions of Aperture will benefit from this book.

* No-nonsense end-to-end professional Aperture workflow for photographers who want to spend more time behind the lens, and less in front of a screen * Unique approach tailored specifically for traditional 'realistic' photography in the digital age, tells the busy photographer exactly what they need to know to get the best from their photos * Clear format with emphasis on the visual aspect throughout, in a handy, affordable, guide

  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Chapter 1 Importing
3
Chapter 2 Layout and Viewing Images
15
Chapter 3 Organization and Backup
53
Chapter 4 Standard Image Adjustments
65
Beyond the Basics
111
Chapter 6 Metadata and Keywords
143
Exporting Email and Social Media
167
Slideshows Web Pages and Web Journals
181
Printing Photos and Books
199
Conclusion
217
Index
218
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

Corey Hilz is a professional photographer specializing in nature and travel photography. His work is seen in magazines, books, calendars and catalogues, as well as in art galleries. Corey finds the diversity in nature offers boundless opportunities for new images. He approaches his subjects with an artistic eye, looking for a fresh perspective. Corey shares his approach to photography in workshops he teaches in the United States and abroad. Corey has a passion for helping others improve their photography by sharing his knowledge through group and private instruction.

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