About the Book
Photographs do not lie. Well that was the original concept that no longer works today. In fact, more people mess around with the images taken from their cameras or now the cell phone(s). This book is made as a tool to how you may enhance/change a picture to meet your needs. I often during family annual functions or visits with friends, take a couple of pictures of a group, then have everyone sort of stay in one place, as I put myself in a blank spot (edge) and have my wife or someone just shoot 2-3 more exposures with me in it, that I later just move me into position, and hurray, a whole group shot. I look for anyone that looks bad, eyes closed, etc. and then just clone/change them to look their best.
It is also a great way to take old historic pictures, often faded, stained, torn, and manage to repair them, using the "cloning" tool to repeat portions of the original part of the photo. So, have fun with this book, just some tips and images that may entertain you, and how you may save some family pictures from yesteryear.
I was a news photographer and picture editor for seven newspapers, and member of the National Press Photographers Assc. since 1956. A Life Member of the San Francisco Bay Area Press Photographers Association, after being the Picture Editor at The Sacramento (CA) Union (1968-89), New York Newsday (1989-94), and Contra Costa Times (1994-96) when I retired after 40-years in the newspaper business - starting as a shooter since 1956. I'm retired but still shoot and actively travel today for my own interest. The assorted blurb.com books have turned out to be a way to gather many of my images for nice and simple presentations.