These onmac pages are dedicated to all things tech, especially things related to Apple Macintosh and Learning in the creative fields.
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So, to start with my history with Macs go back some 20 plus years. I’ve been using them since 1988, I remember this because Adobe Illustrator ’88 was the first ever graphics software I had ever purchased. It came in green packaging with an image of Boticelli’s Birth of Venus and it felt like owning treasure.
It was purely by chance that I was introduced to my first Macintosh, which at the time I considered to be a portable computer as it came with a specially designed backpack, and yes, I did carry it around from home to a studio I worked at, how uncool. (lol)
My macintosh Plus, cost me £3,000 in addition to the constant dealer recommended upgrades and repairs, (image what I could buy with £3,000 today!), yes I got burnt, I really paid for what I didn’t know, but hey I was young, ambitious and naive and when someone says - “ ...you’ve got the talent to make this baby sing ! ” - you go for it.
Then there was Pagemaker, Freehand, QuarkXpress....wow, that was some time ago.
OK, now that I’ve probably given away some clues as to my possible age. Let me now endure the pleasure of sharing the following content with you. I hope you find it as fun, useful and as pleasurable as I did in putting it together.
Brian Jones Francis - onmac
Buying a Digital Camera
useful guides and tips on choosing a camera.
Overwhelmed by choices when purchasing a digital camera? Turn to professional photographer Larry Chen for the practical advice you need to sort through the hundreds of digital cameras for sale.
Rather than bury you with arcane technical details or a myriad camera models, Larry first steps you through a process designed to help you determine how much you want to spend, what sort of pictures you're likely to take, and what aspects of using a camera are important to you. With that grounding, you're ready to learn about the different camera features, separated by those that are actually important and those that merely fill up feature checklists.
The ebook even contains a camera comparison worksheet you can fill in while shopping. Additional sections give you pointers on how to read camera reviews (plus a list of the best review sites!), advice about evaluating picture quality, suggestions of where to buy your camera, the lowdown on accessories you might want, and tips on working with photos on your computer.
by Laurence Chen
108 pages, 2.6 MB download PDF format,
designed for reading online or printing Publication date: December 6, 2007
Download Free 24-page sample.