Real World Digital Photography

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Whether you're just making the transition from a lifetime of traditional photography or are looking to bring your digital photography skills in line with today's market, if you're serious about digital photography, you need this book. In the four years since the first edition was published, just about every aspect of digital photography has changed (often radically—and it's all covered in these pages. Organized in four major sections—Digital Processing Essentials, Digital Processing Techniques, The Digital ...

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Overview

Whether you're just making the transition from a lifetime of traditional photography or are looking to bring your digital photography skills in line with today's market, if you're serious about digital photography, you need this book. In the four years since the first edition was published, just about every aspect of digital photography has changed (often radically—and it's all covered in these pages. Organized in four major sections—Digital Processing Essentials, Digital Processing Techniques, The Digital Darkroom, and Output and Presentation—the focus here is on getting great pictures and spectacular printed output through a combination of smart techniques and the right equipment. As with all of the titles in the Real World series, the authors here realize that this entails learning not just techniques but the concepts behind them. For a professional-level understanding of the digital photography process—from how a digital camera works to advice on buying cameras and accessories, choosing hardware and software, downloading and outputting images, and more—this is the place to turn.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321700995
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press
  • Publication date: 10/7/2010
  • Series: Real World Series
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 575
  • Sales rank: 256,566
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

KATRIN EISMANN is an artist, teacher, and chair of the Masters in Digital Photography department at the School of Visual Arts. She wrote Photoshop Restoration & Retouching and Photoshop Masking & Compositing, and is co-author of The Creative Digital Darkroom. www.katrineismann.com.

SEÁN DUGGAN is a fine art photographer, educator, and co-author of The Creative Digital Darkroom and other books. He teaches online imaging classes for photographers at the Academy of Art University and leads digital photography workshops at venues across the country. www.seanduggan.com.

TIM GREY has written over a dozen books and hundreds of magazine articles on digital photography and imaging, and speaks at events, workshops, and seminars around the world. He also publishes the Digital Darkroom Quarterly and the Ask Tim Grey newsletters. www.timgrey.com.

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Table of Contents

Part One: Digital Photography Essentials

Chapter One: Nuts and Bolts of Digital Imaging
Resolution = Information
Bit Depth
Color Modes
File Formats
Understanding the Concepts

Chapter Two: How a Digital Camera Works
Lens to Imaging Sensor to Media
The Lens
The Viewfinder and LCD
The Shutter
The Imaging Sensor
Storing the Image
Flash
Types of Digital Cameras
How to Decide
How to Shop
Making a Final Decision

Chapter Three: Essential Accessories
Your Camera Bag
The Camera Manual
More Batteries
More Storage
The Importance of a Tripod
More Light
Lenses
Essential Filters
Dealing with Dust
Odds and Ends
What’s in Your Photo Studio?

Part Two: Digital Photography Techniques

Chapter Four: Digital Photography Foundations
Setting Up Your Digital Camera
Exposure Modes
Metadata
Taking the Image
Digital Photography Is Photography

Chapter Five: Seeing the Light
Measuring the Light
Exposure Compensation
Evaluating Exposure: Using the Histogram
White Balance
Evaluating Image Quality on the LCD Screen

Chapter Six: Multiple Exposures and Extending the Frame

Pano
HDR
Noise Reduction
Night Photography
Stop Motion
DSLR Video

Part Three: The Digital Darkroom

Chapter Seven: Building a Digital Darkroom
The Darkroom
The Computer
Backup
Printers
Essential Accessories
Software
Preferences and Color Settings
Ready for Images

Chapter Eight: Working in the Digital Darkroom
DAM Workflow Overview
Download
Converting RAW Files
Image Workflow
Keywording
Metadata
Protecting Your Images
Basic Tonal Adjustments
Basic Color Correction
Global Image Clean Up
Selective Image Clean Up
Sharpening
Improving the Light
Targeted Adjustments
Converting Color to Black and White
Back to Photography

Part Four: Output, Manage, and Present

Chapter Nine: From Capture to Monitor to Print
The Importance of Color Management
Understanding Limitations
Profiles
Monitor Profiling
Printer Profiling
Preparing to Print
Printing via Lightroom
Outside Printing
The Perfect Print

Chapter Ten: The Digital Portfolio
Presenting Photos Online
Protecting Photos Online
Digital Slide Shows
The Benefits of Sharing
Index

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