"This amazing book shows you how to achieve truly professional results." —John Lund, Photographic Imagery, San Francisco
Your one-stop digital photography resource...
The digital revolution has opened up a whole new world of photographic possibilities. Packed with savvy tips, tricks, and techniques as well as up-to-date coverage of digital cameras, scanners, and image-processing software, this comprehensive guide shows you how to make the most of digital photography, whether you're a professional photographer, serious amateur, or graphic artist.
Inside, you'll find complete coverage of digital photography
- Find the best digital camera accessories for your needs
- Get tips on shooting memorable images, from lighting to location to composition
- Outfit a PC or Mac for image processing and purchase the best scanner and printer for your needs
- Choose between professional and SOHO (Small Office/Home Office) image-processing software
- Master Photoshop basics and take advantage of cool software accessories
- Zero in on the best Web processing software and prepare images for the web
- Discover the secrets to printing great digital images
- Push the limits with software filters, masks, and special effects
- Adobe PhotoDelux Business Edition
- Ulead WebRazor Pro
- Ulead PhotoImpact
- Ulead PhotoExpress
- Photoshop 5.5
- Plus scores of sample digital photos
About the Author
Ken Milburn started taking pictures the year he entered high school and was working professionally as a wedding photographer by the time he graduated. He has been involved with photography both as a hobby and professionally ever since and has worked in advertising, travel, and fashion photography.
Ken has been working with computers since 1981 and has written hundreds of articles, columns, and reviews for such publications as Publish, DV Magazine, Computer Graphics World, PC World, Macworld, and Windows Magazine. He has also published ten other computer book, including the first edition of Digital Photography Bible, Master VISUALLY Photoshop 6.0, CliffsNotes Taking and Sharing Digital Photographs, and Photoshop 5.5 Professional Results.
Ken also maintains a practice as a commercial photo-illustrator and has become internationally known for his photo-painting, which has been featured twice in Digital Graphics Magazine, in the all-time best-selling poster for the 1988 Sausalito Arts Festival, and in the 1999 American President Lines Calendar.
Ron Rockwell began his career as a technical illustrator in the days when eraser crumbs and ink-stained fingers were a sign of the trade. With a degree in commercial art, he became an art director at a Silicon Valley print shop. After that, he launched a long freelance career peppered with a year here and there as art director for both large and small advertising agencies in California, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Hawaii. During that time, he continued servicing freelance clients he had acquired in the early seventies.
Besides being a graphic designer and technical illustrator, Ron is a successful professional photographer with a fully equipped studio consisting of traditional medium format equipment and state-of-the-art digital equipment. You can see some of his work at www.nidus-corp.com. In 2001, Ron wrote FreeHand 10 f/x & Design, and he is hard at work on a book for the next version of Macromedia FreeHand. Ron is an active member of FreeHand Web forums and a member of Team Macromedia.
Mark L. Chambers has been an author, computer consultant, BBS sysop, programmer, and hardware technician for over 15 years. His previous books include Building A PC For Dummies, Scanners For Dummies, CD & DVD Recording For Dummies, Microsoft Office v. X For Mac Power Users Guide, and others. Mark is currently a full time author and tech editor. He recently served as an HP Web Clinic instructor in the use of CD-RW drives.
Table of ContentsPreface.
Part I: Welcome to the World of Digital Photography.
Chapter 1: The Digital Photography Advantage.
Chapter 2: The Basics of Making a Photograph Digital.
Chapter 3: Tools for Making a Digital Photograph.
Chapter 4: The Essentials of the Digital Studio.
Chapter 5: The Essentials of the Digital Lab.
Chapter 6: The Anatomy of a Digital Image.
Part II: Tips and Tricks for Making Digital Images.
Chapter 7: Accessories for Digital Cameras.
Chapter 8: Scanner Tips.
Part III: Shooting Digital Images.
Chapter 9: Guidelines for Making Successful Photos.
Chapter 10: Tips, Tricks, and Gadgets.
Part IV: Choosing the Right Processing Software.
Chapter 11: Choosing Professional-Level Image-Processing Software.
Chapter 12: Choosing Small Office/Home Office Image-Processing Software.
Chapter 13: Choosing Web Image-Processing Software.
Chapter 14: Accessory Image-Processing Software.
Part V: Processing Images Digitally.
Chapter 15: Setting Up the Digital Imaging Computer.
Chapter 16: Saving and Uploading Digital Images.
Chapter 17: Photoshop Image Processing Basics.
Chapter 18: Preparing Image Files for the Web.
Chapter 19: Printing Digital Images.
Chapter 20: More Specialized Programs for Digital Imaging.
Appendix A: Digital Camera Makes and Models.
Appendix B: Other Digital Resources.
Appendix C: What's on the CD-ROM?
End-User License Agreement.
CD-ROM Installation Instructions.