Complete Digital Photography [NOOK Book]

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COMPLETE DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY, SIXTH EDITION guides you through every aspect of digital photography, from shooting through postproduction and printing, to help you master the theory and technical skills required of a great photographer. In an easy-to-understand format, you'll uncover the fundamental photographic knowledge you need to solve common dilemmas and challenges and advance your photographs to a new level. You'll learn everything from how a camera works and how to choose the camera that's right for you, ...

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Overview

COMPLETE DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY, SIXTH EDITION guides you through every aspect of digital photography, from shooting through postproduction and printing, to help you master the theory and technical skills required of a great photographer. In an easy-to-understand format, you'll uncover the fundamental photographic knowledge you need to solve common dilemmas and challenges and advance your photographs to a new level. You'll learn everything from how a camera works and how to choose the camera that's right for you, through shooting, image editing, output, and workflow. You'll also explore the basics of artistry in photography, including finding a subject, composition, lighting, and more. This sixth edition features new material covering Photoshop CS5, Camera RAW, Micro Four Thirds cameras, and post-production, and a revised and more user-friendly organizational structure. Tutorials and exercises throughout the book will help you practice the techniques presented in each chapter.

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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: 9781435459212
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 3/1/2011
  • Sold by: CENGAGE LEARNING
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 680,321
  • File size: 32 MB
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Meet the Author

Ben Long is a San Francisco-based photographer, writer, and teacher. The author of more than two dozen books on digital photography and digital video, he is also a senior contributing editor to Macworld magazine, a contributing editor at CreativePro.com, and the author of several best-selling Lynda.com photography courses. His photography clients have included 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, including workshops at the Santa Reparata International School of the Arts in Florence and a class for imaging engineers at Apple, Inc. He occasionally dabbles in computer programming and has written image editing utilities that are used by National Geographic, the British Museum, 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2012

    Great Book for Beginners



    I have always enjoyed taking snapshots and on occasion have gotten lucky and captured something special. I wanted to get serious about my photography, and I picked up this book. If you are like I was and white balance, aperture, ISO, and shutter speed are foreign concepts, this book is for you. The author goes into great detail about those subjects and really goes over some common features on DSLR and some point-and-shoot cameras, and explains how and when to use them.

    He also discusses in great detail about finishing your images in your image editor with sample pictures from his website to correct some common problems in digital photos.

    If you are inexperienced, I highly recommend this book. In just a few days you will have a basic understanding of photography. Then you can go on to some more detailed books about the type of photography you would like to get better at.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2005

    Exellent in all regards

    Long's 3rd edition of his highly regarded digital photography handbook is the best single photography text resource of which I'm aware. Its strengths are in technical thoroughness combined with a readable style. His discussions of photographic principles are models of clarity, and his treatment of topics unique to the digital domain never dodges the hard stuff but remains comprehensible.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2002

    Great Book

    I knew very little about photography until reading this book. The author explains the concepts in easy to understand words. The book isn't specific to one type of camera, and by making it general it applies to more people. In addition to his great explanations on camera's, he talks about Photo Shop and this was very helpful as well.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2003

    New edition published

    The updated, 4-color edition was released in Dec 2002. These reviews are based on the previous edition

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2002

    Very thorough

    Best book on the subject that I've seen so far. Full of good tips and techniques.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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