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Complete Digital Photography [Paperback]

Tom Ang
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1 Nov 2006
Digital imaging is no longer the province of the enthusiast or dedicated amateur. By end 2004, according to market estimates, the installed base of digital cameras worldwide reached over 200 million. Moreover, millions of people now make use of digital cameras built into mobile phones, producing countless images each year. "Complete Digital Photography" caters to a need not met by existing books, addressing the general public or lay person who simply wants to do a few basic things with their digital images. They do not expect to become skilled photographers, they do not aspire to semi-professional status, they do not want to work hard. They want to have fun, want to learn how to use their 'toys' only well enough to create satisfying images to give to friends. But they may well be bitten by the nature of the medium and wish to go a little further. "Complete Digital Photography" aims to inspire such readers and to provide hints and encouragement, without going into too much off-putting detail.

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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: New Holland Publishers Ltd; New edition edition (1 Nov 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845370279
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845370275
  • Product Dimensions: 27.8 x 22 x 1.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 967,248 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Photographer, author, and broadcaster. A specialist in travel and digital photography, he is the author of 26 books on photography and video including the best-selling Digital Photographer's Handbook published in twenty languages and sold over half a million copies. He is now busily creating eBooks - see http://tomang.com/shop/ to download a free e-book, and buy others.

And look out for his latest: 'Photography - the definitive visual history' is a lavish and rich history of photography from a fresh perspective. Due out October 2014.

His 'Digital Photography Masterclass' was named The Crème De La Crème of the Top Digital Imaging Books of 2008 by Shutterbug and Best How-to Book of 2008 by Library Journal. He won the Thomas Cook Award for Best Illustrated Travel Book for his book on the Marco Polo Expedition.

He presented two ground-breaking six-part series 'A Digital Picture of Britain' and 'Britain in Pictures' for BBC and an eight-part series for Channel News Asia, Singapore in 2009 (Bronze at the New York Film & TV Awards).

He was Technical Editor of 'Camera' magazine; editor of 'Photography' magazine; Picture Editor of 'The Sunday Correspondent Magazine'. He held the post of Senior Lecturer in photographic practice at the University of Westminster for 12 years. He was a pioneer of academic links to the Former Soviet Central Asia, leading a Know How Fund project for journalism in Kyrgyzstan. He is a founding member of the World Photographic Academy and was for many years the photography chair for the Royal Geographical Society's Expedition Workshops and been a jury member on Wildlife Photography Competition and Czech Press Photo.

He was born in Singapore and now lives in New Zealand.

See more of his work at www.tomang.com
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About the Author

Tom Ang is the best-selling author of a dozen books on photography and digital photography, including the Digital Photographer's Handbook and the Digital Video Handbook. His professional back-ground spans technical editorships and editorships of photography magazines, a spell as picture editor on a national newspaper as well as technical journalism for a wide range of photographic and computing magazines. For 12 years he held the post of senior lecturer in photography at the University of Westminster. He specialises in the photography of Central Asia and his work has been exhibited internationally. His photography for the book on the Marco Polo Expedition won the Thomas Cook Award for best Illustrated Travel Book and he was photographer for the 30th edition of the classic Joy of Sex. He is now works as a photographer, consultant and author.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Digital photography Tom Ang 22 Oct 2010
Format:Paperback
Visually this is a very pleasing book to look at. It mainly covers the process of image manipulation rather than pure photography, there is a small chapter which covers the actual taking of pictures. As most books do, it uses Photoshop to manipulate the images.

If you are looking for a book that will get you started on the best ways to take photographs it's not one I would recommend but it is full of useful tips on how to improve your images once you have taken them and for that I would recommend it. As with many books on this subject, you need a basic understanding of what they are talking about to make sense of it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Complete Digital Photography Book 1 Aug 2006
By Thomas Seccombe - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This is an excellent beginning and intermediate offering that uses actual photographs to demonstrate the effects of choosing various settings with digital photography. I would give it five stars if it included some additional charts or text information for exposure times and special photography conditions; weather effects night-time astro-photographic applications. It really is an excellent book though and I liked his comment, "the idea is not to get the camera to take a picture but to make the camera take the picture you want." Very good.
3.0 out of 5 stars Very Basic Intro to Digital Photography 13 Sep 2009
By Tbone - Published on Amazon.com
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I was hoping for a little more detail and insight into digital photography; this is a very basic guide. One of my complaints is that in a field that quickly changes, why people are still selling books that are this dated? Much of the info and the cameras examples given are a few years old and better guides/introductions to the field are now available. I am not saying this book sucks, or is a complete waste of time, since some of the information is good and useful. All I'm saying is books like this should not be sold as if it is the latest guide on the subject matter. Be more forthcoming on how old the material is. I blame the seller and not the author. This is an "OK" title at best and I would recommend a different title or a revised edition if available.
4.0 out of 5 stars really nice book 12 April 2008
By C. Hopkins - Published on Amazon.com
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I really like the content of this book, easy to read and understand what is being conveyed. I looked at alot in this category at the library and bookstores before making my purchase. This one and "101 Great Things To Do With Your Digital Camera", Simon Johnson were by far the best. I looked at alot of books before I ordered. Both have great camera info and a nice section on editing tips. I use both and have been very happy with the purchase.
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