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Title:
The complete guide to digital photography
Author:
Towse, Mark.
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Publication Information:
London : Sanctuary, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
223 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
General Note:
One CD-ROM in pocket attached to inside front cover.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781860744983
Format :
Book

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Summary

With digital cameras now an essential commodity and providing an increasingly cheap alternative to traditional photography, the creative possibilities for the budding photographer seem to be endless. With individual tutorials illustrating how to create montages, clone images, fix elements within a picture and then distribute the final product over the internet or on CD-ROM, The Complete Guide To Digital Photography offers both the amateur and professional photographer a comprehensive and reliable point of reference for every step of the way. The Complete Guide To Digital Photography provides invaluable advice on everything from making your first camera purchase to breaking through the barriers of the photographic industry and embarking on the first steps of a successful career. With tricks of the trade and helpful hints on making the best of every photographable moment, armed with this book you could be the next David Bailey. Book jacket.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 7
On the CDp. 8
Chapter 1 The Art of Digital Photographyp. 9
An Introduction to Digital Photographyp. 9
How Do Digital Cameras Work?p. 10
Choosing Your Digital Camerap. 11
What Does Your Computer Need?p. 13
What Other Equipment Would be Useful?p. 15
Digital-Camera Features in Depthp. 17
What Makes a Good Photograph and Photographer?p. 24
Lenses and Focusingp. 25
Different Types of Lensesp. 26
Lens Aperture, Shutter Speed and Exposure Trickeryp. 27
Zoom: Optical Versus Digitalp. 29
Lightingp. 30
Close-Up Photographyp. 34
Shooting in Bad Weatherp. 35
Shooting Landscapesp. 37
Shooting Familyp. 40
Shooting Movement and Actionp. 47
Shooting Stage Shows, Big Events and Concertsp. 49
Accidental Effects and How to Recreate Themp. 50
Shooting with Stylep. 54
Chapter 2 Image Manipulationp. 56
Selecting Suitable Softwarep. 56
Transferring Digital Photos to Your Computerp. 56
Considerations When Working with Digital Photo Filesp. 57
The Jpeg Digital Image Formatp. 58
Outlets for Distributionp. 59
Chapter 3 Practical Image Manipulationp. 69
What is Image Manipulation?p. 69
How to Remove Unwanted Items in Picturesp. 70
How to Fix Damaged Photosp. 82
How to Colour-Correct Your Images Using Levels and Colour Balancep. 84
Marquees and Masksp. 90
Colour Mapping and Colour Suppressionp. 95
Altering the Contrast, Brightness and Sharpness of an Imagep. 100
Other Image-Adjustment Toolsp. 104
Image Compositingp. 111
Creating a Photo Montagep. 121
Changing Day into Nightp. 128
Creating a Vignettep. 132
Creating Panoramic Imagesp. 139
Filters and Software-Bundled Special Effectsp. 145
Using Text in Imagesp. 153
Sponging, Smudging, Blurring, Sharpening, Burning and Dodgingp. 162
From Photographer to Digital Artistp. 171
Appendix 1 Photographic Institutions and Societiesp. 172
Appendix 2 Working in the Photographic Industryp. 179
Appendix 3 Photoshop Keyboard Shortcutsp. 196
Appendix 4 Thoughts and Musings on the Future of Photographyp. 199
Glossaryp. 202
Notesp. 217