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Where can I get a physical book of Trick Photography and Special Effects?
No physical books of TPSE are available. TPSE is a digital product.
I am unable to pay with PayPal or credit cards. Is there an alternative way I can pay?
Only PayPal and credit is accepted. Checks, bank transfers, or any other kind of payment is not accepted.
Is the product available in any other language besides English?
No - sorry :(
What is a DSLR?
A DSLR stands for Digital Single Lens Reflex Camera. DSLRs are the big bulky black cameras with the lenses on them that can't fit in your pants pocket. If you don't have a DSLR but want a recommendation for which one to get, I'd recommend a Nikon D90, although any DSLR will work. If you don't have that much money to spend, I would recommend getting any used DSLR on eBay or your local camera shop (it doesn't matter which brand or model number you get) or a new Nikon D3200.
Can I still learn from Trick Photography and Special Effects and use the techniques taught in the course if I only have a Point-and-Shoot camera and not a DSLR?
Every single DSLR has a mode in the camera where you can manually adjust the Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO, White Balance, and Focus - this is why DSLRs are recommended. Point-and-shoot cameras can allow you to manually adjust all of those variables described above, but this isn't always the case as it is with DSLRs. So, to answer your question: It really depends on what point-and-shoot camera you are working with. If your camera has manual controls for the Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO, White Balance, and Focus, then you can definitely use it for the course. It doesn't matter if your camera is a DSLR or a point and shoot, it just needs the ability to adjust those variables manually.
I only have an entry-level DSLR and a basic kit-lens.
Yes, absolutely. The great thing about trick photography is that you don't need high-end camera equipment. Any basic, entry-level DSLR will work absolutely fine for the vast majority of everything taught inside TPSE. We've seen all sorts of photographers (beginners and pros alike) incorporating TPSE techniques into their work. You don't even necessarily need a DSLR - sometimes a point-and-shoot digital camera will work just fine (see previous question).
Do I need to have Adobe Photoshop to take advantage of everything taught in TPSE?
You won't be needing Adobe Photoshop for everything taught in TPSE, but it is highly recommended that you have either Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 or higher, or better yet: Adobe Photoshop CS3 or higher (CS5 is used in the course). About half of the lessons require Photoshop to create and enhance images, and the other half is pure photography, which doesn't use Photoshop at all. You can also use a free software alternative called GIMP, but because GIMP is laid out differently than Photoshop, the exact step-by-step instructions will be different. I don't teach GIMP inside the course.
Is TPSE compatible with my computer/device?
The ebook is in .PDF format, a well known ebook file format that can be read on computers (Windows, Macs, Linux), phones, and tablets alike. The vast majority of all tablets will be able to open PDF files.
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