Take Your Best Shot: Tim Grey Tackles Your Digital Darkroom Questions

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For six years, digital photography expert Tim Grey has answered readers' questions on his website and daily mailing list, "DDQ (Digital Darkroom Questions)." As a member of the Photoshop World Dream Team of instructors, Grey knows his stuff — and after answering hoards of questions from photographers, he knows the most persistent and burning issues.

In his new book, Take Your Best Shot, Tim Grey answers the most-often asked questions about the digital darkroom and more in an ...

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Overview

For six years, digital photography expert Tim Grey has answered readers' questions on his website and daily mailing list, "DDQ (Digital Darkroom Questions)." As a member of the Photoshop World Dream Team of instructors, Grey knows his stuff — and after answering hoards of questions from photographers, he knows the most persistent and burning issues.

In his new book, Take Your Best Shot, Tim Grey answers the most-often asked questions about the digital darkroom and more in an easy-to-read format, organized by subject, and illustrated with beautiful photographs and instructive screenshots. The book includes several new topics not covered on Grey's website Tim Grey. The topic list includes:

  • Digital Fundamentals — resolution, bit-depth, and imaging sensors
  • Digital Cameras & Tools — SLR vs. point-and-shoot, megapixels, field storage, sensor cleaning, CompactFlash card speed, and digital lenses
  • Digital Photography — JPEG vs. RAW, ISO settings, white balance
  • Digital Darkroom — Windows vs. Mac, LCD vs. CRT, Lightroom vs. Photoshop, storage, backup, image downloading, and film and print scanning
  • Color Management — Monitor calibration and color temperature, printer profiling, when the printer doesn't match the monitor, and when prints lack shadow detail
  • Image Optimization — RAW conversion, tonal adjustments, curves, color balance, hue/saturation, clone stamp, spot healing brush, and healing brush
  • Creative Effects — Dodge and burn, black and white conversion, sepia tone, and artistic edge
  • Image Problem-Solving — Noise, washed-out sky, color cast, and color contamination
  • Printing — Printer choice, print resolution, raster image processors, paper choice, and print services
  • Digital Sharing — Preventing image theft, slideshow solutions, Web galleries, and sharing websites

You may know him from the series of popular "Tim Grey Guides" (Sybex), or from the hundreds of articles he's written for publications such as Outdoor Photographer, Digital Photo Pro and PC Photo. In Take Your Best Shot, Grey answers questions in the same clear and accessible style. If you want to know the "why" along with the "how", this book is the one you want — the straight scoop from an expert who knows his business.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780596518257
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/23/2008
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Tim Grey is a prolific writer and lecturer on digital photography. Tim is a popular speaker at various seminars and trade shows. He is the author and co-author of several books related to digital photography, including the Tim Grey guides, published by Sybex/Wiley. In his "Digital Darkroom Questions" (DDQ) email service, he answers questions from photography enthusiasts and pros. He's also written hundreds of magazine articles for publications such as Outdoor Photographer, Digital Photo Pro and PC Photo, and is a member of the Photoshop World Dream Team of instructors. In 2007, he launched his own four-color quarterly photography magazine, DDQ (Digital Darkroom Quarterly). Tim is a reliable, diligent writer known for his work ethic.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Digital Fundamentals 1

Ch. 2 Digital Cameras and Tools 21

Ch. 3 Digital Capture 35

Ch. 4 Digital Darkroom 61

Ch. 5 Color Management 81

Ch. 6 Optimizing in Photoshop 107

Ch. 7 Creative Effects 135

Ch. 8 Image Problem-Solving 159

Ch. 9 Printing 181

Ch. 10 Digital Sharing 203

Index 227

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