Chapter 15. Ten Helpful Hints, Tips, and Shortcuts
In This Chapter
Improving the composition
Maintaining high resolution
Utilizing a color card
Making a new button — Reset becomes Revert
Removing individual photos from an Event
The importance of being organized
Working with multiple Libraries
Comments — a picture is worth a thousand words
Improving iPhoto's startup time
Customizing iPhoto keyboard shortcuts
Photographers, whether professional or amateur, love to find and exploit little tricks with the hardware or software they use. Sometimes, the tricks are undocumented, which makes finding them even more enjoyable. There are also skills learned at the "school of hard knocks" which I love to pass along. You'll find some of those in this chapter.
Before You Import into iPhoto: When You're Shooting
Regardless of the sophistication of the software and hardware a photographer chooses to use after a photo shoot, there are things that can and should be done before taking a picture. Things that'll help ensure a good photograph and make the task of editing your photos simpler and more rewarding. Here are a few I'd like to pass along.
Composition: Get closer, change your angle
One simple tip to help you get better photos to start with is to get close to your subject. Of course, sometimes, getting physically closer to your subject is impossible, if not downright dangerous. With the availability of true (optical) ...