The Digital SLR Handbook has been hugely successful thanks to its comprehensive and accessible approach, which makes it easy to absorb the authors many years of professional digital photography experience. This edition has been fully revised and updated to reflect the rapid pace of change in the digital sector and includes all the latest equipment and software. It explains, in detail, the relevant new features in Photoshop CS3 and brings together the many tools available to help any photographer keep making the right decisions on the road, in the studio or in post-production. Broad in its scope and unrivalled in its depth, the book is packed with solid advice on every aspect of workflow, including in-camera editing, backup, storage, file management and archiving, as well as explaining the best tools for every conceivable image edit, from digital noise to creating 360˚ QuickTime panoramas. The original book earned its reputation by leaving no stone unturned; this updated edition is equally thorough.
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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