Complete Digital Photography / Edition 7

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Overview

Whether you're new to digital photography or a seasoned shooter, this latest edition of Ben Long's popular guide is your one-stop resource for advice and clear how-to information on every aspect of digital photography, from shooting to postproduction to printing. COMPLETE DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY, SEVENTH EDITION starts with the basics; no prior knowledge of photography is needed. By the end of the book, you'll have a deep understanding of the art and technology of photography and be ready to tackle complex photographic challenges. Among the many essential elements of digital photography covered are: • Extensive details of the camera's controls. • In-depth tutorials on the ins and outs of exposure. • Detailed chapters on seeing, composition, and the "artistry" of photography. • Full instruction in how to craft a post-production workflow that works for you. • Tutorials on all the essentials of image editing, from raw processing to retouching. • Full coverage of printing and output. Photographer Ben Long brings his extensive experience to bear, helping you over conceptual hurdles and leading you to a clear understanding of how to take great photos. With this book in hand, you will master the equipment, the process, and the art of digital photography.

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Intended both for amateur photographers and for traditional film photographers who wish to understand the new technology, this manual explains how to produce high quality digital photographs. Covers basic technological concepts, basic photography, choosing equipment, building a work station, shooting, exposure, preparing images for editing, color and tone correction, special effects, and other topics.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781285077260
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 6/18/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 640
  • Sales rank: 71,851
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Ben Long is a San Francisco-based photographer and writer. The author of over a dozen books on digital photography and digital video, he has been a longtime contributor or contributing editor to many magazines and is a Senior Contributing Editor for Macworld magazine. He is the author of two-dozen courses on photography and video production for Lynda.com. His photography clients include 20th Century Fox, Blue Note Records, Global Business Network, the San Francisco Jazz Festival, the Pickle Family Circus, and Grammy-nominated jazz musicians Don Byron and Dafnis Prieto. He has taught and lectured on photography around the world. In his spare time he dabbles in computer programming and has written Photoshop utilities that have been used by The British Museum, The New York Stock Exchange and the White House.

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Table of Contents

Introduction. 1. Eyes, Brains, Lights , and Images. 2. Getting to Know Your Camera. 3. Camera Anatomy. 4. Image Transfer. 5. Image Sensors. 6. Exposure Basics. 7. Program Mode. 8. Advanced Exposure. 9. Finding and Composing a Photo. 10. Lighting. 11. Raw Shooting. 12. Special Shooting. 13. Workflow. 14. Editing Workflow and First Steps. 15. Correcting Tone. 16. Correcting Color. 17. Image Editing in Raw. 18. Masking. 19. Black and White Conversion. 20. Layers, Retouching, and Special Effects. 21. Panoramic Stitching and HDR Merging. 22. Output 23. Glossary.

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