Rick Sammon's Complete Guide to Digital Photography: 107 Lessons on Taking, Making, Editing, Storing, Printing, and Sharing Better Digital Images / Edition 1 by Rick Sammon | 9780393325515 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Rick Sammon's Complete Guide to Digital Photography: 107 Lessons on Taking, Making, Editing, Storing, Printing, and Sharing Better Digital Images / Edition 1

Rick Sammon's Complete Guide to Digital Photography: 107 Lessons on Taking, Making, Editing, Storing, Printing, and Sharing Better Digital Images / Edition 1

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by Rick Sammon
     
 

ISBN-10: 0393325512

ISBN-13: 9780393325515

Pub. Date: 12/01/2003

Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc

Over 1,000 images teach shooting and Photoshop techniques in easy lessons for anyone wanting expert advice on digital photography. In 2003, digital camera sales will explode following a 35 percent increase in 2002. Rick Sammon, one of North America's most widely read photocolumnists, covers all the steps in the digital photographic process. Sammon begins with basic

Overview

Over 1,000 images teach shooting and Photoshop techniques in easy lessons for anyone wanting expert advice on digital photography. In 2003, digital camera sales will explode following a 35 percent increase in 2002. Rick Sammon, one of North America's most widely read photocolumnists, covers all the steps in the digital photographic process. Sammon begins with basic advice for those new to photography. Experienced film shooters will enjoy Sammon's ample coverage of Photoshop and digital image techniques. And in a bonus section, Sammon offers advanced tips such as taking glamour shots, producing e-books, and setting up a home studio. Sammon answers questions such as "How do I select a digital camera? How do I store my images? What are the first things I should do when using Photoshop?" Sammon's approach of "learning to see and seeing to learn" uses pairs of images, software screen shots, and the best photographs from his own vast library. The 107 lessons take the reader through each topic in friendly, concise steps. Includes a CD-ROM with "The Camera Looks Both Ways," a mini-course in photography. 1008 color illustrations.


About the Author:
Rick Sammon has written 27 books, including Rick Sammon’s Complete Guide to Digital Photography 2.0, Rick Sammon’s Digital Imaging Workshop and Rick Sammon's Travel and Nature Photography. Rick gives more than a dozen photography workshops and presentations around the world each year. Rick writes for PCPhoto, Outdoor Photographer, Shutterbug and Layers magazine. Rick is also the author of the Canon Digital Rebel XT lessons on the Canon Digital Learning Center. He is also a Canon Explorer of Light. When asked about his photo specialty, Rick says, "My specialty is not specializing."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393325515
Publisher:
W W Norton & Co Inc
Publication date:
12/01/2003
Edition description:
Includes CD-Rom
Pages:
215
Product dimensions:
7.92(w) x 10.06(h) x 1.18(d)

Table of Contents

The Camera Looks Both Ways ...xiii
Part IBefore We Begin1
1Photography or Bowling?2
2Let Me Introduce Myself4
3Using This Book8
4Film or Digital?12
5Seeing Pictures16
Part IIBuild on the Basics25
6Camera Basics27
7See the Light34
8A Look at Lenses39
9The Zoom Lens Advantage51
10Shoot Sharp Pictures56
11Get a Good Exposure63
12Use Exposure Modes for Creative Control70
13Bracketing and Spot Metering75
14Pan to Create Motion79
15Focus on Autofocus82
16Be Aware of the Background86
17Indoor Photography: To Flash or Not90
18Outdoor Flash Techniques97
19Compose in Thirds103
20Compose Creatively106
21Crop Creatively110
22Create a Sense of Depth113
23Picture a Person in a Scene117
24Reflect or Diffuse Natural Light120
25Create Disequilibrium125
26Landscapes and Nature128
27Filters for Outdoor Photography140
28When the Weather Turns Bad148
29Basic Field Gear154
Part IIICameras: The Way We Record Light156
30Choose a Camera or Two159
31Pick a Picture Resolution169
32Record Your Memories173
33Controlling Color176
34Is What You See What You Get?181
35Not All Digital Cameras Think Alike186
Part IVWelcome to the Digital Darkroom188
36Choose a Computer191
37Move Pictures into Your Computer198
38Scan Film and Prints201
39Save and Organize Your Photos206
40Choose a Printer209
41Pick Paper for Your Printer214
42Printing Concepts and Tips217
Part VWorking and Playing in Photoshop220
43Meet the Power of Photoshop223
44Calibrate before Opening Photoshop226
45Try Easy Tools First230
46Choose a File Format: JPEG or TIFF240
47Manage File Size and Image Size243
48Increase the Canvas Size249
49Choose a Color Mode251
50Basic Image Adjustment253
51Curves, Brightness, and Contrast Adjustment256
52Take Control of Color259
53More on Hue and Saturation267
54Use Threshold, Invert, and Posterize270
55Discover Duotones272
56Work in Black and White, Photoshop Style276
57Learn about Layers281
58Use Adjustment Layers286
59Be Selective289
60Extract a Subject from Its Background293
61Make Your Subject Stand Out297
62Have Fun with Digital Filters301
63A Tour of Plug-Ins306
64Special Effects with Actions314
65Restore Old Photographs319
66Salvage Badly Damaged Photos323
67Rescue Image Details325
68Rescue Image Color330
69Add Text to Your Photographs334
70Awaken the Artist Within338
71Simple Artistic Techniques341
72Frame with Photoshop Actions345
73Too Much of a Good Thing?348
Part VISpecial Digital Effects and Techniques352
74Add Action to Still Photos354
75Create the Magical Mirror Effect358
76Liquify Reality363
77Control Perspective366
78Create Drop Shadows369
79Design a Montage371
80Lighting Effects376
81Create Flyers and Posters380
82More Fun with Digital Frames384
83Paint with the Art History Brush388
Part VIIMore Photography Tips392
84Taking vs. Making a Picture394
85Tell the Whole Story397
86Take a Lot of Pictures401
87Look for the Details404
88Get to Know Your Subject407
89Respect Your Subject410
90Environmental Portraits vs. Head Shots412
91Adventures in Wildlife Photography416
92Close-Up Picture-Taking vs. Picture-Making425
93Shoot Spectacular Sunrises and Sunsets431
94Glamour Photography438
95Shooting the City at Night443
96Shoot in the Snow447
97Take the Fun Shots, Too!453
98Try 3-D455
99Play with Print With Preview457
100Automate Contact Sheets459
101Automate Picture Packages461
102Turn Your Den into a Studio463
103Travel Totally Digital468
104Digital Slide Shows473
105Going Freelance476
106Make Your Own E-Book480
107Lost and Found483
Glossary485
Web Sites for Image-Makers491
Recommended Reading493
Acknowledgments497
About the Author501
Good Luck!503
Index505
Sidebars
Two Basic Rules33
Lens Tech Talk50
Red-Eye96
Filters for Black-and-White Film Photography147
Mixing Filter Types147
Gear You'll Need for Wet-Weather Shooting153
The Multiplication Factor on Digital SLRs168
When Auto White Balance Is a Good Choice180
Take the Mac vs. Windows Test197
Real World Color229

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