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Whether you’re a serious photographer or a hobbyist, the advice and instruction found in this comprehensive, best-selling guide to digital photography will help you advance your skills to produce consistent professional results.
Real World Digital Photography addresses the wide range of topics surrounding digital photography, including up-to-date descriptions of the latest camera technologies, expert advice for taking better photographs, and tips and techniques for optimizing images to look their best in print and on the Web. Adventurous photographers can explore new sections explaining high dynamic range as well as panoramic and night photography. You’ll also learn how to establish an effective, efficient workflow using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop — the two must-have tools for any serious photographer.
In Real World Digital Photography, Third Edition you’ll learn about:
Part One: Digital Photography Essentials
Chapter One: Nuts and Bolts of Digital Imaging
Resolution = Information
Understanding the Concepts
Chapter Two: How a Digital Camera Works
Lens to Imaging Sensor to Media
The Viewfinder and LCD
The Imaging Sensor
Storing the Image
Types of Digital Cameras
How to Decide
How to Shop
Making a Final Decision
Chapter Three: Essential Accessories
Your Camera Bag
The Camera Manual
The Importance of a Tripod
Dealing with Dust
Odds and Ends
What’s in Your Photo Studio?
Part Two: Digital Photography Techniques
Chapter Four: Digital Photography Foundations
Setting Up Your Digital Camera
Taking the Image
Digital Photography Is Photography
Chapter Five: Seeing the Light
Measuring the Light
Evaluating Exposure: Using the Histogram
Evaluating Image Quality on the LCD Screen
Chapter Six: Multiple Exposures and Extending the Frame
Part Three: The Digital Darkroom
Chapter Seven: Building a Digital Darkroom
Preferences and Color Settings
Ready for Images
Chapter Eight: Working in the Digital Darkroom
DAM Workflow Overview
Converting RAW Files
Protecting Your Images
Basic Tonal Adjustments
Basic Color Correction
Global Image Clean Up
Selective Image Clean Up
Improving the Light
Converting Color to Black and White
Back to Photography
Part Four: Output, Manage, and Present
Chapter Nine: From Capture to Monitor to Print
The Importance of Color Management
Preparing to Print
Printing via Lightroom
The Perfect Print
Chapter Ten: The Digital Portfolio
Presenting Photos Online
Protecting Photos Online
Digital Slide Shows
The Benefits of Sharing