Complete Digital Photography, Fifth Edition / Edition 5

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Overview

As digital cameras and image editing software become more technologically advanced and affordable, photography has become more popular and accessible to photographers of all ages and skill sets. While these advances have helped beginning photographers take better pictures, these same photographers often don't have the technical skills required to take great photos. "Complete Digital Photography, Fifth 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 fifth edition features both new material 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. CD-ROM includes images used in tutorials, built around Adobe Photoshop, along with Mac and Windows demo Photoshop versions. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781584507000
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 9/23/2009
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 581
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.60 (d)

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

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

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