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Complete Guide to Digital Photography [Paperback]

Ian Farrell
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27 Oct 2011

Are you intent on capturing the perfect sunset? A budding photojournalist? Or ready to take your holiday snaps to the next level? The Complete Guide to Digital Photography is your definitive guide to taking, processing and printing sharper, more colourful and better looking pictures.

Ian Farrell's expert tips take you from the basics of using your camera to advanced darkroom techniques with 52 step-by-step projects including portraits, landscapes, still-life images, fast-moving objects and photographing live events.

Easy-to-follow instructions introduce you to the latest software, allowing you to retouch blemishes, restore old photographs or adjust the colour to transform washed-out pictures into professional-quality photographs. Reflecting the latest online developments, this comprehensive guide also includes advice on selling your images through agencies, high-quality printing and even creating your own coffee-table book.

Featuring technical tips, interviews with the professionals, troubleshooting techniques and over 400 inspirational images, the Complete Guide to Digital Photography is the ultimate master class in digital photography.

Contents include: Portrait photography, Landscape photography, Street photography, Nature and wildlife, Dynamic live action, Special effects, Macro photography, Travel photography, Wedding photography, Digital darkroom, Colour management, Sharpening, High dynamic range, Skin smoothing, Printing your images, Making a portfolio, Your first exhibition, Selling your photographs.


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  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Quercus; Paperback with flaps edition (27 Oct 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0857385488
  • ISBN-13: 978-0857385482
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 24.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (86 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,969 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Whether a beginner or a keen amateur, the Complete Guide to Digital Photography is your definitive reference for taking, processing and printing sharper, more colourful, better-looking pictures. Beginning with an essential tour of the digital camera and its various features, as well as a jargon-busting breakdown of key concepts - like image files and formats, resolution and software - this guide will help you find the make and model of camera and accessories that best suit your needs and your budget. Ian Farrell's expert guidelines take you through the basics of taking a great photograph, focusing on key aspects such as composition and colour, shutter speed and focus, and light balance and exposure. A massive 52 do-at-home projects will help hone your skills and encourage you to photograph a variety of subjects, from weddings and portraits to urban reportage and breathtaking landscapes. Every step of the way, professional tips - plus examples of the most common mistakes to avoid - provide a helping hand to mastering each new technique. Easy-to-follow instructions show hoe to use a range of digital imaging software including Photoshop and Elements, allowing you to retouch blemishes and red-eye, or adjust the colour to turn washed out pictures into professional-looking photographs. Have fun with your photos, creating dramatic HDR images, stitching together a panorama or using masks to make fantasy shots a reality. Reflecting the very latest developments, this comprehensive guide also includes advice on selling your images through agencies, high-quality printing and even creating your own coffee-table photography books. Packed with over 400 inspirational images, professional interviews, practical projects and technical hints and tips the Complete Guide to Digital Photography is the essential guide to taking spectacular digital photographs of professional quality.

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Basic techniques; Portrait photography; Landscape photography; Street photography; Nature and wildlife; Digital darkroom; Macro photography; Travel photography; Wedding photography. Compose the perfect portrait; Shoot dynamic live action; Create breathtaking landscapes; Capture the natural world; Master stunning special effects.


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56 of 56 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best photography books for beginners 22 Nov 2011
By Willem
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This book is a great reference for taking, processing and printing better-looking photos. However, apart from being a reference, the book is filled with assignments and discussed photography and all it facets, ranging from photography subjects (portraits, landscapes, travel photography, nature and wildlife, etc.) to the digital darkroom. Photo editing is often neglected in books for photography enthousiasts even though we hardly ever see an unprocessed image these days. Although there are better books on editing, there are few that provide so much detail for quick fixes to improve your photos. And those quick fixes will improve your photos dramatically without taking too much time and leaving not enough time to take even better photos. Great book!
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38 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Complete Guide to Digital Photography 20 Nov 2011
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Ian Farrell explains the intricacies of operating a digital camera with simplicity and detail. The examples and case studies are excellent. In the fallow period of dark autumn days this is a complete work for the overhaul of our camera techniques. It is amazing how few of the many alternatives we use, but Farrell does expand the knowledge and operational choices of aperture, focus, ISO and shutter speed. This is an excellent reference library for the dedicated amateur photographer.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best Digital Photography Book I've Ever Read! 2 Feb 2012
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This book really is the best digital photography book I've ever read and I've read quite a few. It has the advantage, I suppose, of being new and bang up to date but the clarity of explanations of technical features and procedures sets it apart from all others. I found the sections involving Photoshop to be very clearly explained and the final section of assignments is inspiring. I could go on, but I'll just say..."buy it!"
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent guide for budding photographers 4 Aug 2012
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Taking a good photograph is only half the story. What you can then do with software such as photoshop completes the picture. This book shows clearly, in easy to access chapters, how to achieve both. As a guide it is comprehensive but simple to dip in and out of according to your needs. Highly recommended.
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A Complete Guide to Digital Photography
I have bought several books about digital photography but have to say that I like this one the most. Very well written with a lot of examples and settings how to achieve them.
Now, I just need to go out and try some of the tips and tricks. I have already seen huge improvement in the way how I approach composition and camera settings - photos are just so much better compared to where I was before.

Recommended!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good info. 29 May 2014
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Great for me as a beginner as there is plain English explanations of what my camera can do and how it works. Worth pointing out though that half of this weighty book is dedicated to explanations of how to use Photoshop in particular. I've used Serif PhotoPlus for so long now I don't want to change! Some information is transferable though so not a total disaster!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome book 10 Oct 2012
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This book is great if your a newbie or even if you already have experience, it actually is interesting instead of super boring like other ones
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By Rich
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Really helpful to enhance my photography. I use a Nikon D3200 which is well documented or equivalent in the book so even if you don't have a full frame camera you will find it essential reading. It does use photo shop right through the book
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I learned more in one hour of reading this book than I did in a lifetime of trial-and error experience. I wish I had read it years ago.
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Very good book. I bought it for my son which started serious photography just last year, but decided to read it myself before handing it over to him! Read more
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4.0 out of 5 stars well worth getting it!
This book is more of a how to book with practical tasks at the end of each chapter. I liked reading it and sometimes use it as a reference!
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