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Title:
Creative digital photography
Author:
Busselle, Michael.
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Publication Information:
New York : Amphoto Books, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
160 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780817437305
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Digital photography has opened up imagemaking to a whole new audience, encompassing everyone from traditional photographers to budding computer enthusiasts. Now there's an indispensable, one-stop manual that shows newcomers how to master digital photography and its entire range of creative possibilities Covering more than 50 separate topics, Creative Digital Photography first demonstrates simple manipulations such as removing minor flaws or tidying up a fussy background. Readers then progress step by step into more complicated techniques like filter effects, layering, and montages -- combining elements from a variety of sources into a new, original work of art.The most important message throughout Creative Digital Photography, however, is that computer wizardry is simply a means to an end: The emphasis here is to create memorable images rather than concentrate on digital gimmickry. Beautifully illustrated with over 150 full-color photos and written with a minimum of jargon, this is an inspiring and informative guide for anyone interested in creative imagemaking.


Author Notes

Michael Busselle has been a professional photographer for over forty years and has enthusiastically embraced advances in digital photography. He lives in London, England.


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Library Journal Review

One would be forgiven for thinking that this was a book about taking photos with a digital camera. Instead, it explores the exciting ways computer software can be used to manipulate photographic images digitally. A photographer for 50 years and a photography writer for 25, Busselle considers the digital revolution the single most exciting and liberating development in the medium since the introduction of roll film and the 35mm camera. He uses such a camera for most of the work here and explains more than 50 ways to enhance images subtly, filter them, and create complex layers and montages. Busselle concentrates on enduring artistic decisions rather than tying his exercises to specific, rapidly changing software. Artists who want to explore the outer edges should see Janet Ashford's Start with a Scan, but photographers will find more that's germane to their field in Busselle's highly recommended book. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.