Digital Imaging for Photographers
This authoritative, best-selling guide provides both professional and amateur photographers worldwide with a comprehensive introduction to the technologies and techniques of digital imaging.
* An in-depth overview of image capture with digital cameras and scanners
* Hardware and software considerations
* The digital darkroom - image processing with examples from Adobe Photoshop, showing how to achieve the highest quality images
* Printing digital images
* Colour management issues
This completely revised and updated fourth edition, with the latest information on cameras, printers and image processing techniques, is also illustrated throughout with full colour images for the first time. The free CD-ROM contains many of these images so that you can practice the techniques in the book, as well as new examples of some the other issues discussed. Specially produced animations show the operation of charge coupled devices (CCDs) and software provided includes NIH Image (Scion Image for PC), invaluable for technical photographers to process and analyse their images.
If you are considering investing in digital imaging equipment, or want to understand more about this subject, this book will offer you authoritative, first-hand advice.
Adrian Davies is Deputy Head of the Department of Arts, Media and General Education at North East Surrey College of Technology, where he has introduced various courses on digital imaging. He writes regularly for a number of magazines and speaks at various conferences and exhibitions, as well as being an active wildlife and natural history photographer.
Phil Fennessy is Digital Capture Development Manager for Eastman Kodak.
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