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Mark Galer's and Les Horvat's new text is a must-have guide for every student needing to get to grips with digital imaging. They provide a comprehensive, practical guide to the entire digital chain, from capture - with coverage of digital cameras and help on which one to choose, to output - with extensive information on image adjustment and colour management.
This is far more than a Photoshop manual; it builds your competence to deal with potentially confusing areas such as resolution and the control over tonality of colour. Put into practice the skills learnt by completing creative assignments and practical activities.
This is an inspirational text; as well as encouraging you to express yourself visually; it is a highly structured learning tool that ensures all the essentials skills are learnt and applied to help improve your digital photography.
Mark Galer: lectures in photography in the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia. He is also co-writer and teacher on their new online photography courses. He has lectured in photography in the UK and Australia and has worked commerically as a freelance photographer on corporate and editorial assignments.
Les Horvat: lectures part-time in photography at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia. For the past 18 years he has been working as a commerical photographer from his own studio, supplying the imaging needs of the advertising and design industries both in Australia and overseas. he is actively involved in the digital areas offering a complete digital service for his commercial clients.
Audience: Students studying photography/digital imaging/art and design both at school and full-time tertiary education worldwide. Professional photographers migrating to the new technology. Professionals needing a reference source.
Introduction; Digital basics; Digital capture; Digital platforms and output devices; Scanning and image adjustment; Colour management; Managed workflows; Retouching and image enhancement; Photomontage; Practical montage; Digital manipulation. Glossary.