Understanding Digital Cameras: Getting the Best Image from Capture to Output

Understanding Digital Cameras: Getting the Best Image from Capture to Output

by Jon Tarrant
     
 

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Understanding Digital Cameras will help you to:

* Choose the right camera, lens and output option to capture the perfect image
* Develop great technique, whatever your style or subject matter
* Be inspired! Showcasing a wide range of images, plus the work and insights of guest photographers
This key resource for all photographers will help you get

Overview

Understanding Digital Cameras will help you to:

* Choose the right camera, lens and output option to capture the perfect image
* Develop great technique, whatever your style or subject matter
* Be inspired! Showcasing a wide range of images, plus the work and insights of guest photographers
This key resource for all photographers will help you get the very best from today's sophisticated digital cameras.

Discover which type of camera, lens, lighting and printer is right for you with clear explanations and close-ups of camera settings and menus. A key tool to improve your photography is to see comparison images side by side. Tarrant shoots the same scene with different equipment or a different approach, to show exactly what a camera and technique can or can't do. He also shows you images that haven't worked - and explains precisely why.

In this book you will learn essential photographic techniques, before moving on to specific genres: people, nature, action shots and working in the studio. Detailed captions throughout explain which camera and lens was used for each shot and highlight key factors in getting the right exposure, lighting and composition. There is an essential troubleshooting guide to printing errors such as smudges, lines and colour casts. Discover how to produce fine art prints and optimize images for the Web. Plus key technical information on digital and optical quality and colour management.

Packed with tips, clear explanations, with all photography terms defined, box outs with key information, and showcasing a wide range of image styles and subjects, this book (and a camera!), is all you need to start creating great images!

Jon Tarrant has spent many years as an award-winning professional photographer and much-published photographic writer. He is former editor of the British Journal of Photography, to which he still contributes, and of Professional Photographer and HotShoe International magazines.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Reviews of 'Digital Camera Techniques' by Jon Tarrant:

"Digital Camera Techniques lives up to Focal Press's solid reputation of quality photography books."
www.photocrack.com

"Tarrant digs into pure digital photography which happens inside the camera. This approach makes a lot of sense, because it reveals the real possibilities that never existed in analog photography. And it uncovers serious drawbacks of pure digital photography. Tarrant puts these problems into a realistic perspective, and presents partial or complete solutions."
www.photocrack.com

"Overall this book would appeal to those people relatively new to photography and thinking of turning to digital media. It includes jargon free text and covers all the basics, enabling the reader to absorb and appreciate what I still consider to be, the exciting world of digital photography."
John Shaw, Timeless Digital Imaging

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781136105098
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/16/2007
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
360
File size:
42 MB
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Meet the Author

Jon was previously a freelance press/editorial photographer and has worked on location and in studios for national newspapers, trade publications and multi-national companies.

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