Real World Digital Photography

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Pearson Education, Sep 23, 2010 - Photography - 600 pages
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Whether you’re a serious photographer or a hobbyist, the advice and instruction found in this comprehensive, best-selling guide to digital photography will help you advance your skills to produce consistent professional results.

Real World Digital Photography addresses the wide range of topics surrounding digital photography, including up-to-date descriptions of the latest camera technologies, expert advice for taking better photographs, and tips and techniques for optimizing images to look their best in print and on the Web. Adventurous photographers can explore new sections explaining high dynamic range as well as panoramic and night photography. You’ll also learn how to establish an effective, efficient workflow using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop — the two must-have tools for any serious photographer.

In Real World Digital Photography, Third Edition you’ll learn about:
  • The essential technical considerations and professional skills to improve your photography
  • How digital cameras work and the resulting impact on how and what you photograph
  • Fundamentals of digital photography, including how to use lighting, composition, and lens choice to create compelling images
  • How to establish a digital editing workflow that produces successful, repeatable, reliable results
  • Practical image-editing techniques to improve tone and contrast, correct colors, enhance sharpness, and more
  • How to photograph source images to create stunning high dynamic range and panoramic photographs
  • The essential requirements of a professional color-managed workflow so that what you see is really what you print
  • Expanding your creative options with night photography, time lapse, and stop motion photography
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Storing the Image
Essential Filters
Dealing with Dust
Whats in Your Photo Studio?
Night Photography
Essential Accessories
Lightroom Settings
Flags Ratings and Labels
Quick Develop
The Digital Portfolio

Seeing the Light
Bounced Diffused and External Flash
Multiple Exposures and Extending the Frame

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About the author (2010)

KATRIN EISMANN is an artist, teacher, and chair of the Masters in Digital Photography department at the School of Visual Arts. She wrote Photoshop Restoration & Retouching and Photoshop Masking & Compositing, and is co-author of The Creative Digital Darkroom.

SEÁN DUGGAN is a fine art photographer, educator, and co-author of The Creative Digital Darkroom and other books. He teaches online imaging classes for photographers at the Academy of Art University and leads digital photography workshops at venues across the country.

TIM GREY has written over a dozen books and hundreds of magazine articles on digital photography and imaging, and speaks at events, workshops, and seminars around the world. He also publishes the Digital Darkroom Quarterly and the Ask Tim Grey newsletters.

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