Derrick has been interested in photography since age 11, and a computer nut for decades. He's been waiting for years for these two passions to converge, and now that they have, it's everything he thought it would be. Managing editor of O'Reilly Network, Derrick focuses on Web authoring, digital media, and mobile computing. Favorite projects include O'Reilly DevCenters for Web Development and for the Mac. Derrick's experience includes more than 15 years as a photojournalist, a stint as the managing editor for Web Review, and a speaker for CMP's Web conferences. He is the coauthor of iPhoto 2: The Missing Manual and author of the Digital Photography and Digital Video Pocket Guides. Derrick also manages his online photo business, Story Photography.
The next time you're bored, go to the projects section near the end of the book for ideas on what to do with photos.
Digital Photography Hacks is a great book for the aspiring, or amateur photographer looking to flesh out their photographic bag of tricks.
Who knows, after playing around inside this book for some time, I may just be able to get a great picture of those Canada Day fireworks!
I read through this book in one sitting. Some of the "Hacks" seem a little aged but the overall quality of information is great. The "Hacks" are quick and easy to understand. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Nathan Maas
Weaknesses: A surprisingly large percentage of the hacks require you to spend money on devices or software. Read morePublished on August 18, 2007 by Israel Ramirez
I was very pleasantly surprised to finally get a book on digital photography that was page after page, completely full of all new ideas! The title says it all. Read morePublished on March 25, 2007 by Frank Segler
Digital Photography Hacks is a part of O'reilly's hacks series, which provide tricks and solutions for different fields. Read morePublished on January 14, 2006 by Rafiq Elmansy
I am an amateur photographer and I did learn a number of useful things from this book. However, I am rating it a 3, primarily because it contains few information on what I really... Read morePublished on January 13, 2006 by W. Ng
Be prepared, this book has no real theme. It is a hodgepodge of interesting stuff. The photoshop section is very good, which is surprising, as that is not the focus of the book. Read morePublished on November 7, 2005 by jane thompson
Excellent book, a lot of useful information. Very worth my money.Published on September 27, 2005 by GILYA
The only reason I didn't give the book 5 stars was the section on photoshop...I don't have it (not yet anyway) and would've liked more genera info. Read morePublished on June 11, 2005 by L. Dougherty
This book is not a reading book, nor is this book a picture book. However, this book is an amazing collection of organized tips and tricks for the digital photographer; from... Read morePublished on April 20, 2005 by Gregory West