Capture: Digital Photography Essentials

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Rocky Nook, Mar 30, 2011 - Photography - 264 pages
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In film-based photographic education, strong programs and writings have placed great emphasis on making a negative. But to get to the negative, good exposure is required. The beginning of the photographic process significantly affects the final outcome of an image - a fact that has not changed with digital photography.

Capture: Digital Photography Essentials concentrates on photography from a digital-capture workflow point of view. The text addresses both the opportunities and limitations of digital photography, and how to work with those opportunities and around the limitations. Authors Glen Rand, Chris Broughton, and Amanda Quintenz-Fiedler discuss the digital tools that allow photographers to capture, create, and maintain high-quality digital photographs. Readers will learn to maximize the potential of their images through an understanding of the core principles and more advanced aspects of the digital photographic process.

Various projects that are based on tested teaching concepts for digital photography can be found throughout the text, as well as numerous images that are both inspirational and instructional.

Topics include:

  • Digital Cameras
  • Sensors and Lenses
  • Basic Exposure
  • Digital Exposure
  • Digital Capture Workflow
  • Image Files
  • Parametric Editing
  • Digital Zone System
  • HDRI
  • Hybrid Imaging
  • Capture Technology

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About the author (2011)

Glenn Rand is an artist with internationally acceptance. His photographs are in the collections of more than two dozen museums and public collection in the United States, Europe, and Japan. Included are the Detroit Institute of Art and the Kresge Art Center. He has also exhibited widely throughout the United States. " " Glenn has published and lectured extensively about photography and digital imaging ranging from commercial aesthetics to the technical fine points of black and white photography. Books written include Black and White Photography and Digital Photographic Capture. " " Presently, Dr. Rand is the program director of the graduate program at Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, California.

Christopher Broughton, has been a faculty member of Brooks Institute since 1996. Prior to becoming a full-time faculty member he served as Director of Laboratory Operations while completing his Masters of Science degree at Brooks Institute. Also in 1996, he served as faculty for University of Pittsburgh's Semester of Sea program. Broughton has authored articles in Petersen's Photographic, Outdoor Photographer, PC Photo, and in Studio Photographer and Design Magazines. He has been a featured lecturer for Hasselbald USA and Eastman Kodak. His photographs are exhibited and represented by Four Friends Gallery in Thousand Oaks, CA and can be seen on his website www.christopherbroughton.com. Broughton was responsible for revamping Brooks Institute's introductory photo class to be digitally-based. He has been active in working on digital capture, workflow, and output since it was introduced into the photographic workflow.

Amanda Quintenz-Fiedler is a writer, photographer, and educator. She is a regular contributor to such publications as "Rangefinder, Digital Photo Pro", and "Photographer's Forum". She is the author of "Ten Photo Assignments" and co-author of "Capture: Digital Photography Essentials", both published by Rocky Nook. She has exhibited her photography in group exhibitions around the country and continues to create work in both digital and analog media, focusing on concepts such as modern attitudes, personal demons, and stunted dreams. Her photographic work can be viewed at amandaquintenz.com She teaches in several colleges in the San Diego area, holds workshops, and lectures on the arts of photography and writing. She lives in Carlsbad, CA with her beloved husband, Steve, and cherished son, Connor.

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