The Manual of Photography

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Elizabeth Allen, Sophie Triantaphillidou
Taylor & Francis, 2011 - Photography - 566 pages
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The tenth edition of The Manual of Photography is an indispensable textbook for anyone who Presetous about photography. It is ideal if you want to gain insight into the underlying scientific principles of photography and digital imaging, whether you are a professional photographer, lab technician, researcher or student in the field, or simply an enthusiastic amateur. This comprehensive guide takes you from capture to output in both digital and film media, with sections on lens use, darkroom techniques, digital cameras and scanners, image editing techniques and processes, workflow, digital file formats and image archiving.

This iconic text was first published in 1890 and has aided many thousands of photographers in developing their own techniques and understanding of the medium. Now in full colour, The Manual of Photography still retains its clear, reader-friendly style and is filled with images and illustrations demonstrating the key principles. We hope that it will not only give you the skills and know-how to take stunning photographs, but will also allow you to fully understand the science behind the creation of great images.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction to the imaging process
1
Chapter 2 Light theory
19
Chapter 3 Photographic light sources
43
Chapter 4 The human visual system
59
Chapter 5 Introduction to colour science
77
Chapter 6 Photographic and geometrical optics
103
Chapter 7 Images and image formation
119
Chapter 8 Sensitometry
139
Chapter 18 Image storage and archiving
329
Chapter 19 Introduction to image quality and system performance
345
Chapter 20 Speed and sensitivity
365
Chapter 21 Tone reproduction
377
Chapter 22 Photographic colour reproduction
393
Chapter 23 Digital colour reproduction
411
Chapter 24 Noise sharpness resolution and information
433
Chapter 25 Digital image workflow
457

Chapter 9 Image sensors
155
Chapter 10 Camera lenses
175
Chapter 11 Photographic camera systems
199
Chapter 12 Exposure and image control
227
Chapter 13 Image formation and the photographic process
245
Chapter 14 Digital cameras and scanners
263
Chapter 15 Displays
289
Chapter 16 Digital printing and materials
303
Chapter 17 Digital image file formats
315
Chapter 26 Colour management systems
475
Chapter 27 Spatial image processing
501
Chapter 28 Digital image processing in the frequency domain
521
Chapter 29 Image compression
535
Appendix A
553
Appendix B
555
Index
557
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Elizabeth Allen is a principal lecturer in Imaging Science at the University of Westminster. She specialises in digital imaging systems and processes and image quality and has been the course leader of the BSc Photography and Digital Imaging since 2005. Her work has been presented at a number of symposia and has been published in related journals. She received the Selwyn Award from the Royal Photographic Society in 2005 and is currently working towards a PhD in imaging science. She is also a contributing author in the 7th and 8th editions of Langford's Advanced Photography.Sophie Triantaphillidou is a principal lecturer and director of the Imaging Technology Research Group at the University of Westminster. She received the Selwyn Award from the Royal Photographic Society and her PhD in imaging science in 2001. She specializes in image quality, image archiving and color imaging. She has been the chair of the Imaging Science Group of The Royal Photographic Society since 2007 and member of a number of conference program committees related to imaging science. She has published numerous research papers and is a contributing author in the 7th and 8th editions of Langford's Advanced Photography.

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