Welcome to Oz 2.0: A Cinematic Approach to Digital Still Photography with Photoshop

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Pearson Education, Dec 7, 2010 - Photography - 320 pages
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Creating memorable photographs is a process that starts before you edit an image in Photoshop, before you capture the image, even before you pick up the camera. You must first approach the subject with the proper sense of perception, with the ability to visualize the finished print before you commit a scene to pixels, but still be flexible and spontaneous. Master fine art photographer Vincent Versace has spent his career learning and teaching the art of perception and how to translate it into stunning images. In Welcome to Oz 2.0 — a completely rewritten update of the book’s first edition — he delves into what it means to approach digital photography cinematically, to use your perception, your camera, and Photoshop to capture the movement of life in a still image.
  • Adapt your workflow to the image so you always know how best to use your tools
  • Turn a seemingly impossible photograph scenario into a successful image
  • Practice “image harvesting” to combine the best parts of many captures to create an optimum final result
  • Discover the importance of bokeh — not only how to use it in order to control how the eye travels and sees an image, but also how to realistically create it in post-processing
Foreword by Bert Monroy
Afterwords by Jay Maisel and David duChemin

Includes free software downloads from onOne and Nik worth $250, as well as customized presets for the Wacom Cintiq and Intuos tablets!
 

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User Review  - cpultz - LibraryThing

I've read more Photoshop books and tutorials than I care to admit over the past ten years. Many were informative. The approach Versace takes in this book touched me and inspired me and improved me as an ARTIST. No other resource has ever done that. Read full review

Contents

Foreword
The PreShow Entertainment
The Tao of Dynamic Workflow
Classic Studio Lighting
Image Harvesting
The Unwitting Ally 2 0
Conclusion
Index

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Vincent Versace has received the Computerworld Smithsonian Award in Media Arts & Entertainment and the Schellenberg fine art award
and has been nominated numerous times to the Photoshop World Hall of Fame. Vincent produces art for entities as various as Eco-Challenge and the San Francisco Presidio National Park; he teaches at the Maine Media Workshops and Palm Beach Photographic Workshops, and was the original host of the Epson Print Academy. Articles about his work have appeared in over two dozen photography magazines. You can see his work on the Web at www.versacephotography.com.

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