Digital Photography AIO Desk Reference For Dummies 2nd Edition

About the Author
David D. Busch has demystified imaging and computer technology since 1980
through more than 75 books and several thousand articles on digital imaging,
photography, and computer technology for leading photography and computer
media, including Popular Photography and Imaging, Petersen’s PhotoGraphic,
The Professional Photographer, The Rangefinder, Computer Shopper, and CNet
Networks. A two-time winner of Computer Press Awards, Busch has also operated
his own commercial photo studio and lab, worked as a newspaper photographer,
and taught photo posing at a New York modeling agency.
Contributing author Dan Simon has spent the past 25 years as a journalist
and photographer. He began his career as a Navy journalist with assignments
aboard several ships, and in Norfolk, Va., Dededo, Guam, and McMurdo
Station, Antarctica. After leaving the service in 1990, Dan worked as a river
guide and photographer on Pennsylvania’s Lehigh River. During the past ten
years, he has worked as a writer/photographer for several Pennsylvania and
New Jersey newspapers including the Wilkes-Barre/Hazleton Times Leader
and Allentown Morning Call. Simon’s writing and photography have appeared
in numerous books, magazines, Web sites, and newspapers including The
New York Times and ESPN.
Contributor Laurie Anne Ulrich’s books include Photoshop Elements 2
Restoration and Retouching, Photoshop Elements 2 Bible, and Photoshop 7:
The Complete Reference.
Contributor Michael Meadhra has authored, co-authored, and contributed
to dozens of books, including How to Do Everything with Dreamweaver MX
2004, Lotus SmartSuite Millennium Edition for Windows For Dummies , Lego
Mindstorms For Dummies, StarOffice 5.2 For Linux For Dummies, KDE For
Dummies, and Windows 2000 Professional Bible. While a member of the Cobb
Group, Michael served as editor-in-chief of several newsletters covering
topics such as PageMaker, QuarkXPress, Freehand, Illustrator, CorelDraw,
Illustrator, and Photoshop.
Technical Editor Michael D. Sullivan added a great deal to this book in addition
to checking all the text for technical accuracy. A veteran photographer
(in the military sense of the word!), he began his photo career in high school
where he first learned the craft and amazed his classmates by having Monday
morning coverage of Saturday’s big game pictured on the school bulletin
board. Sullivan pursed his interest in photography into the U.S. Navy, graduating
in the top ten of his photo school class. Following Navy photo assignments
in Bermuda and Arizona, he earned a BA degree from West Virginia Wesleyan
College.

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