Digital imaging for visual artists

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Windcrest/McGraw-Hill, 1994 - Art - 661 pages
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Digital imaging has revolutionized the world of visual arts more dramatically than anything since the invention of the camera. Digital illustration & computerized manipulation of photographs have become the mark of quality in magazines, movie posters, & advertisements. Until recently, the equipment needed to produce such superb results cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. Now, affordable prices & easy accessibility have made digital imaging possible for almost everyone involved in visual communications. Photographers, artists, & illustrators need all the help they can get sorting through the technobabble & salesmanship surrounding this important new technology, & they'll find it in Digital Imaging. This is the first sourcebook to ease all the technical, financial, legal, & ethical issues readers need to understand. Filled with advice from leading experts in the field, Digital Imaging provides a vital overview of terms & concepts, professional techniques, computer hardware & software, & sources of informatio

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Contents

Acknowledgments xvii
What does it take to be a successful
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About the author (1994)

Professional photographers, as well as internationally recognized journalists and industry consultants, Sally Wiener Grotta and Daniel Grotta are known for their down-to-earth, easy-to understand approach to fun, creative photography, and image editing. They have used, tested, and/or reviewed most of the digital cameras (and related hardware and software) that have been introduced since the beginning of digital photography. However, regardless of how many cameras they have handled, the Grottas have never lost sight of the whole reason they started with all this--their fascination with how much more of the world they can see, enjoy, and capture through a camera lens. The Grottas have traveled all over the world on assignment and understand what it takes to get a great picture in all kinds of situations, from Antarctica to the Amazon rain forest, from war zones to the most difficult shot--the group family picture.
The Grottas are the authors of "PC Magazine Guide to Digital Photography" (Wiley Publishing, Inc., 2004), "Shooting for Dollars: Simple Photo Techniques for Greater eBay Profits" (Peachpit Press, 2005), and other books. They have written many hundreds of articles and reviews on digital photography, photo editing, and imaging for a wide variety of major magazines, including "PC Magazine," where they have been contributors for more than 10 years. The Grottas are often interviewed on television and radio, and their lectures, seminars and e-seminars on digital photography and imaging are popular for the depth of their knowledge, their clarity of insight, and great accessibility. Daniel is the president and lead analyst of DigitalBenchmarks, widely recognized as a premierindependent digital camera and imaging test lab. A former chapter president of the American Society of Media Photographers, Sally's photographs and digital images have appeared in various fine art exhibitions and many publications throughout the world.

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