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Digital Photographers Handbook [Hardcover]

Tom Ang
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Table of Contents

Part 1 Total photography: photographic pathways; digital pathways; the technology; digital camera features; digital cameras; studio digital camers; film-based cameras; choosing the best lenses; zoon lenses; specialist lenses; camera accessories; digital "film" memory cards; choosing the best film; accessory lighting; studio lighting; how colour monitors work; choosing the best monitor; how scanners work; choosing a scanner; choosing the best software; additional software; how printers work; choosing the best printer; how computers work; choosing the best computer; computer accessories; setting up a workroom. Part 2 Photography for the digital age: handling cameras; picture composition; focusing and depth of field; image orientation; image proportions; composition and zooms; digital zooms; camera movement; digital close-ups; extreme lenses; quick fix - image distortion; quick fix - lens problems; influencing perspective; changing viewpoints; quick fix - leaning buildings; quick fix - facial distortion; colour composition; adjacent colours; pastel colours; strong colour contrasts; quick fix - colour balance; exposure control; silhouettes/backlighting; hi-key/low-key images; advanced metering; accessory flash; quick fix - electronic flash; studio flash. Part 3 A compendium of ideas: starting projects; abstract imagery; buildings; photographing clouds; documentary photography; eco-tourism; close-up photography; vacations; journeys and travel; at home; children; landscapes; mirrors; nudes; bird's eye views; pets; sports; festivals; urban views; natural history; panoramas; zoos; record-keeping. Part 4 Radical conversions: scanning - the basics; quick fix - computer problems; using flat-bed scanners; using film scanners; quick fix - scan resolution; using scanners as cameras; file formats - a summary; quick fix - problems with scans; quick fix - inaccurate printer colours; basic colour management; file management. Part 5 All about image manipulation: first steps; cropping and rotation; quick fix - poor subject detail; quick fix - poor subject colour; levels; burning-in and dodging; dust and noise; sharpening; blurring; quick fix - image distortions; image size and distortion; quick fix - image framing; quick fix - converging parallels; colour balancing; colour adjustments; quick fix - manipulation "problems"; curves; bit-depth and colour; colour into black and white; duotones; tritones and quadtones; sepia tones; Sabattier effect; gum dichromates; split toning; sun prints; heand tinting; cross-processing; tints from colour originals; quick fix - problem skies; filter effects; selecting pixels; quick fix - removing backgrounds; layers and channels; masks; greyscale and colour; text effects; cloning techniques; image hose; photomosaics; image stitching. Part 6 The output adventure: image software; proofing and printing; output to paper; quick fix - printer problems; quick fix - Web page problems; creating your own book; (part contents).

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