Real World Digital Photography

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Once the domain of professional photographers and designers, digital photography is making inroads into businesses everywhere as prices drop and image quality rises. Whether you plan to use digital imagery for fine art, illustration, or documentation—in print or on the Web—Real World Digital Photography is your industrial-strength reference guide to this exciting and evolving technology.

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Overview

Once the domain of professional photographers and designers, digital photography is making inroads into businesses everywhere as prices drop and image quality rises. Whether you plan to use digital imagery for fine art, illustration, or documentation—in print or on the Web—Real World Digital Photography is your industrial-strength reference guide to this exciting and evolving technology.

Written by two nationally recognized experts in digital imaging, the book is chock-full of hands-on production techniques designed specifically for working professionals. It also includes advice on how to choose a camera that fits your needs and your budget, a full-color portfolio that beautifully illustrates the creative potential of digital photography, and the accumulated wisdom of artists and others who use the technology in their daily work.

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Intended for working professionals, the guide supplies advice on buying the right digital camera, building a digital darkroom on a computer, image-editing techniques, the fundamentals of photography, and immersive imaging with Quicktime VR and other tools. The authors are a contributing editor for and a photographer/lecturer. The book features 32 pages of color illustrations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780201354027
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press
  • Publication date: 6/18/1999
  • Series: Real World Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 403
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

In 1985, Deke McClelland oversaw the implementation of the first personal computer-based production department in Boulder, Colorado. These days, Deke is the author of the award-winning titles Photoshop 6 for Windows Bible and Macworld Photoshop 6 Bible (Hungry Minds), with more copies in print than any other guides on computer graphics. Other best-selling titles include Real World Illustrator 10, Real World Digital Photography, and Adobe Master Class: Designer's Invitational (all Peachpit Press). He also serves as host to several entertaining and educational video training series, including Total Photoshop, Total Illustrator, and Total GoLive (Total Training).

In 1989, Deke won the Benjamin Franklin Award for Best Computer Book. Since then, he has received honors from the Society for Technical Communication, the American Society of Business Press Editors, the Western Publications Association, and the Computer Press Association. In 1999, Book Bytes named Deke its Author of the Year. Deke is an AdobeCertified Expert, a member of the PhotoshopWorld Instructor Dream Team, and a contributing editor for Macworld and Photoshop User magazines.

Katrin Eismann is the coauthor of Real World Digital Photography with Deke McClelland.

Katrin is a photoimager, artist, educator, and internationally respected lecturer on imaging and the impact of digital technologies on the professional photographer. Her work has appeared in numerous books and magazines, and her clients include small associations, organizations, conferences, and Fortune 500 companies. In addition to Real World Digital Photography, Katrin has coauthored two other books with Deke McClelland.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Ch. 1 Why Use a Digital Camera? 1
Ch. 2 Types of Digital Cameras 17
Ch. 3 How Digital Cameras Work (And Why You Should Care) 39
Ch. 4 The Mechanics of Digital Imagery 65
Ch. 5 Bells and Whistles: The Digital Camera Interface 93
Ch. 6 Shopping for a Digital Camera 117
Ch. 7 The Digital Darkroom 137
Ch. 8 The Desktop Studio 171
Ch. 9 Essentials of Photography 195
Ch. 10 Framing for Success 225
Ch. 11 Immersive Imaging and QuickTime VR 243
Ch. 12 Correcting Your Photographs 281
Ch. 13 Preparing Images for Print and the Web 323
Ch. 14 Archiving Digital Images 353
Index 383
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