Mastering Exposure and the Zone System for Digital Photographers / Edition 1 by Lee Varis | 9781598639872 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Mastering Exposure and the Zone System for Digital Photographers / Edition 1

Mastering Exposure and the Zone System for Digital Photographers / Edition 1

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by Lee Varis
     
 

ISBN-10: 1598639870

ISBN-13: 9781598639872

Pub. Date: 07/09/2010

Publisher: Cengage Learning

Every photographer using a digital SLR camera needs to master exposure in order to achieve the highest quality results in his photographs. Mastering Exposure and the Zone System for Digital Photographers is a complete guide to both the technical and creative aspects of exposure in digital photography. Applying the principles of Ansel Adams' Zone System to digital

Overview

Every photographer using a digital SLR camera needs to master exposure in order to achieve the highest quality results in his photographs. Mastering Exposure and the Zone System for Digital Photographers is a complete guide to both the technical and creative aspects of exposure in digital photography. Applying the principles of Ansel Adams' Zone System to digital photography, this guide uses a combination of discussion, examples, and hands-on exercises that lead you through a progression of skills development covering the full range of photographic lighting situations. Topics covered include basic metering, outdoor and indoor photography, night and low-light conditions, camera calibration, Photoshop techniques, high-key and low-key lighting, and multiple light sources.

Mastering Exposure and the Zone System for Digital Photographers includes coverage of:

Digital Imaging Basics

New Digital Zone System

Calibration Procedures

Case Studies

Post Processing

High Dynamic Range Imaging

Emerging Technologies

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781598639872
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
07/09/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
376
Sales rank:
1,255,392
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction xiii

Chapter 1 Digital Capture Basics 1

Basic Digital Capture Workflow 6

Setting Up a Lightroom Catalog 8

Photoshop-the Complete Digital Darkroom 11

Review 13

Chapter 2 Digital Zone System 15

The Zone Scale 16

Capture System Calibration 23

Step-by-Step: Lightroom 29

Adobe Camera Raw 39

Shooting the Test Target 42

Calibrating for Color 46

Step-by-Step: DNG Profile Editor 46

Utilizing the Camera Profiles 54

Review 57

Chapter 3 Studies in Light 59

Greek Island Churches 60

Monolake 64

Foliage 66

Artificial Light 72

Night Photography 80

Wedding Couple 86

Studio Lighting 88

Still Life 92

Review 99

Chapter 4 Post Processing 101

First Steps: RAW Processing Controls 102

Basic Adjustments 106

Creative Manipulation 114

B+W Tone Control 128

Image Enhancement Workflow Overview 136

Detailed Workflow Review 153

Advanced Image Enhancements 154

Parting Shots 172

Chapter 5 HDR-The Fine Art of Cheating 181

Capturing HDR Images 182

Tone Mapping HDR Images 189

Extreme Contrast and Detail 209

Experimental HDR 214

HDR Gallery 217

Conclusion 221

Chapter 6 Emerging Technologies 223

Current New Capture Technology 224

Where Do We Go from Here? 227

Appendix A Exposure Estimations 229

Gallery 235

Index 249

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