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Introduction to Digital Photography

ISBN-10: 0131175157
ISBN-13: 9780131175150
Edition: 2nd 2006
Authors: Joseph Ciaglia
List price: $82.00
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Description: Unique in approach, this is the first introduction to digital photography written specificallyfor beginning photographers. Using a photographersperspective, it shows users how digital photography relates to traditional photography, how it can  More...

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Book details

List price: $82.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 3/4/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 8.25" wide x 11.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Unique in approach, this is the first introduction to digital photography written specificallyfor beginning photographers. Using a photographersperspective, it shows users how digital photography relates to traditional photography, how it can improve traditional picture-making, and how it diverges from traditional photography to open up new avenues for creative growth. The volume covers digital imaging, image capture and storage, basic and more advanced editing, digital printing and electronic publishing and more. For amateur and professional photographers.

Color Photography
Color: Additive and Subtractive
Three Image Layers Create Color Images
Choosing a Color Film
Color Balance and Film
Color Balance and Filters
When filtration is needed
Using Filters
Exposure Latitue
Comparing color films and digital cameras
Digital Imaging
Digital Imaging: An Overview
Pictures Into Pixels
Bit Depth
Picture "Size"
Ppi, dpi, and other image measurements
Modes and Color Spaces
How computers work with color
Digital Imaging, Changing Ethics, and the Law
Is it possible? vs. Is it right?
Image Capture and Storage
Electronic Cameras
Analog and digital cameras
One-shot digital cameras
Downloading images from one-shot cameras
Scanning
Making a Scan Step by Step
Scanner and software
Determining the samples per inch of a scan
Storing Your Images
Removable storage media
File formats
Resizing an Image Step by Step
Basic Image Editing
Interface
How you give commands to the software
Calibrating your Monitor
Making sure what you see is what you get
Adjusting Brightness and Contrast
More About Adjusting Brightness and Contrast
Using histograms to diagnose exposure problems
Adjusting Color
Color balance
More About Adjusting Color
Hue and saturation
Editing an Image Step by Step
Selections
Defining an area to be changed
Outlining selections
Selecting areas similar in color or brightness
Modifying selections
Cropping and transforming selections
Brush Tools
Painting on an image
Using Brush Tools
Applying paint and special effects
Cloning
Copying from one part of an image to another
Beyond Basic Image Editing
Curves
The most powerful way to control tones and colors
Using curves
Layers
The best way to combine images
Creating image layers
Harmonizing the elements of a collage
Managing layers
Adjustment Layers
Preventing color banding and data loss
Making a Composite Image Step by Step
Advanced Selection Techniques
Drawing selections with the pen tool
Using masks to create selections
Alpha Channels
Where masks are stored
Layer Masks
Attaching a mask to a layer
Color Channels
Where color information is stored
Editing color channels
Troubleshooting
Keeping track of layers, channels, and masks
Digital Filters for Special Effects
Digital Printing and Electronic Publishing
Making your Prints Match the Monitor
Gamuts and color management
Printing in RGB and CMYK
Multiple printers; about paper
Sharpening Prints
Making Images for the Internet
Making Images for Multimedia
Making Prints on Film and Photographic Paper
Digital Imaging for Nonsilver Processes
Recent Developments in Imaging Software
Equipment for Digital Imaging
Computers
Scanners
Monitors, video cards, and storage
Printers
Working With Service Bureaus
Internet Resources for Photography
Sites for materials, technical help, and critical ideas
Glossary
Index

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