The essential guide to hue for striking digital images Digital cameras and powerful image-processing software applications provide todays photographer with all the tools needed to explore the world of colour. Renowned photographer and author Michael Freeman provides a thorough look at the essential ways of dealing with colour that will help photographers create striking colour digital photographs. Using helpful tips and exercises, he covers everything from capture and calibration to workflow management and output. Photographers will also find expert guidance on sensitivity, colour temperature and exposure, and invaluable advice on making the most of colour as a design element. Examine how colours are perceived the subjective and cultural response to individual colours and combinations, the many ways of digitally altering a photos tones, plus how to capture and reproduce colour precisely. Above all, this is a guide to enjoying colour, and capturing and reproducing it as precisely as possible.
Michael Freeman, professional photographer and author, with more than 100 book titles to his credit, was born in England in 1945, took a Masters in geography at Brasenose College, Oxford University, and then worked in advertising in London for six years. He made the break from there in 1971 to travel up the Amazon with two secondhand cameras, and when Time-Life used many of the pictures extensively in the Amazon volume of their World's Wild Places series, including the cover, they encouraged him to begin a full-time photographic career.
Since then, working for editorial clients that include all the world's major magazines, and notably the Smithsonian Magazine (with which he has had a 30-year association, shooting more than 40 stories), Freeman's reputation has resulted in more than 100 books published. Of these, he is author as well as photographer, and they include more than 40 books on the practice of photography - for this photographic educational work he was awarded the Prix Louis Philippe Clerc by the French Ministry of Culture. He is also responsible for the distance-learning courses on photography at the UK's Open College of the Arts.
Freeman's books on photography have been translated into fifteen languages, and are available on other Amazon international sites.
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