Pro Photographer's D-SLR Handbook

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2008 - Photography - 256 pages
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Michael Freeman has a well-earned reputation for effectively explaining the concepts behind digital picture-taking. Here, he turns his attention to professionals and advanced hobbyists who need help moving to digital and mastering the latest technology. Taking into account contemporary cameras’ latest features, such as high resolution sensors, image stabilization, and dust reduction, Freeman thoroughly answers the most frequently asked questions about digital capture, storage, printers, and scanners. Photographers will learn the different file formats and how to save images for print and publishing on the web. They’ll explore valuable software tools and basic image processing programs that fix common problems, and see how to improve pictures using an assortment of cropping and filtering techniques. The smart, detailed advice will give photographers confidence as they enter the digital world.
  

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Contents

Planning the workflow
7
Computer needs
39
Monitors
103
Calibration with a colorimeter
111
Workflow software
120
Optimizingthe basics
128
Working with Raw files
134
Curves adjustment
141
Sharpening policy
148
Upscaling techniques
154
Printer calibration
160
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About the author (2008)

Michael Freeman is a renowned international photographer and writer who specializes in travel, architecture, and Asian art. He is particularly well known for his expertise in special effects. He has been principal photographer for the Smithsonian Magazine for many years, and he has worked for Time-Life Books and Reader's Digest. Michael is the author of more than 20 photographic books.

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