Professional Digital Portrait Photography

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Digital photography has surpassed traditional film in price and quality, but making the transition from film to digital photography remains a daunting undertaking. This guide addresses all the details of going digital, from choosing the right equipment to incorporating Photoshop into the work flow. Included is technical information on using digital cameras and updating shooting and processing areas, as well as practical tips for selling digital portraits to clients and adjusting production schedules. The process ...
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Overview

Digital photography has surpassed traditional film in price and quality, but making the transition from film to digital photography remains a daunting undertaking. This guide addresses all the details of going digital, from choosing the right equipment to incorporating Photoshop into the work flow. Included is technical information on using digital cameras and updating shooting and processing areas, as well as practical tips for selling digital portraits to clients and adjusting production schedules. The process is complex, but this guide helps to ease the conversion to digital. Also emphasized are the challenges and rewards of digital proofing.

Author Biography: Jeff Smith is the author of Outdoor and Location Portrait Photography and Corrective Lighting and Posing Techniques for Portrait Photographers. He lives in Fresno, California.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781584280897
  • Publisher: Amherst Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/28/2002
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 8.54 (w) x 10.99 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Digital Photography 5
Weighing the Costs 12
Confronting Change 13
Chapter 2 The Digital Camera 15
Camera Selection 17
Camera or Digital Back? 18
Digital Capture Chips 19
Rent Before You Buy 21
Digital Media 22
Lenses 23
Autofocus 25
Lighting 28
Connections: The Digital Umbilical Cord 31
Accessories and Adapters 31
Filters 32
Tripods 32
Chapter 3 The Computer and Digital Photography 34
Computer Basics 35
Storage Options 39
Transferring and Transporting Images 40
The Internet 42
Chapter 4 Adobe Photoshop and Image Editing 44
Special Effects 45
Using Layers with Templates 45
Other Uses for Layers 52
Actions 53
Preset Actions 56
Batch Processing 56
Retouching 56
The Clone Tool 57
Managing Your Workflow 60
Protecting Your Images 60
White Balance and Color Correction 65
Filling Orders 66
Monitors and Calibration 67
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