Digital Photography: Special Effects

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Amphoto Books, Jan 1, 2003 - Photography - 160 pages
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Digital cameras and imaging technologies have exploded the boundaries of photography. A photograph is no longer a fixed image imbedded in film, but raw material that can then be edited and otherwise altered. Thanks to an array of image editing programs, filters, and plug-ins, photos can be easily corrected, manipulated, and enhanced. Creativity is now limited merely by artists' imaginations and their technological expertise. Digital Photography Special Effects, from high-profile photographer and special effects wizard Michael Freeman, is a detailed, up-to-date guide that helps beginners as well as veteran photographers expand both their creative powers and their technological know-how. Freeman applies more than a decade of hands-on digital imaging experience to discuss the hardware, software, and photographic gear required to make a lasting impression with a digital photo. He explains the essential plug-ins, filters, and editing programs needed to enhance the raw material of a digital photograph, and he demonstrates the basic techniques an artist needs to know in order to use a digital camera to its full effect. Some 500 stunning full-color illustrations round out this important guide that makes the complexities of digital photography simple to understand and the art of taking digital photos a pleasure for everyone to enjoy.

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One of the great strengths of photography has traditionally been its sense of reality. What could be more honest, more authentic, than a good documentary photograph? However, now that photographs ... Read full review

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Very good overview of what kinds of things can be done. Not very good in terms of showing how. Read full review


Computers and Storage
Effects Suites and Plugins
Managing Your Library

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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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