Corey Hilz, whose work is seen in magazines, books, calendars and catalogues, as well as in art galleries and several Focal Press books. He is the author of best-selling Lensbaby: Bending Your Perspective.
Beginning photographers who are new to Apple Aperture, but are unfamiliar with versioning and just want to know the basics of how to remove red eye, crop images, remove dirt smudges, and more of the very basics to clean up their photos.
* 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
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.
“Focal Press, well known for great how to books has 3 new offerings that will make you not just a better photographer, but a great photo editor with PhotoShop. They are part of the “Focus on Fundamentals” line called: Focus on Adobe Photoshop; Focus on Apple Aperture; Focus on Photoshop Elements. All of the books are geared with Mac OS in mind. You can in theory learn a little about the PC versions of Photoshop or Photoshop elements, but Apple Aperture is strictly Mac OS. All of the books are clearly well written with several sidebars that explain points that may be more advanced. The books are written with all user levels in mind, from novice to experienced, but even the more experienced areas are easy to understand. All of the books have prime examples including walking you through all menu options. They show examples of before and after changes were made as well. I was very impressed with the hands on style of writing in the books. Between the pictures, the sidebars and step by step guidance’s. They are all very well laid out and the Focal Press does well at explaining all aspects of each software package. The books don’t just compliment the manuals that come with each package, they down-right put them to shame and can easily replace them.”–Examiner.com
Importing and the Basics of Organizing Files; Editing and Adjusting; Metadata and Keywords; Final Steps