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The Digital Photography Handbook - Doug Harman

The Digital Photography Handbook


Published: 1st November 2012
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In this new, updated edition of The Digital Photography Handbook Doug Harman includes the very latest developments in digital technology – from cutting-edge cameras to up-to-the minute software, such as Lightroom 3 and Photoshop CS5.

Featuring fresh new pictures and a new, easy-to-follow layout, the book will show you how to combine photographic flair with digital expertise in order to achieve stunning results.

Crammed with professional hints and tips, this specially revised and updated edition has everything you need to become an accomplished 21st-century photographer.

About the Author

Doug Harman has over 20 years' experience as a technical journalist and digital technology tester. He has written extensively for numerous digital photography magazines and websites including Amateur Photographer, Total Digital Photography and What Digital Camera.

GOING DIGITAL: THE BASICS - GETTING STARTED. The Digital Camera: Camera features explained; Types of digital camera; How many megapixels?; Memory and memory cards; A buyer's guide; Starting to use your camera; Care, Maintenance and cleaning. Lenses: Zoom lenses; Fixed lenses; Changing lenses. The Computer: Which computer?; Computer accessories; Getting connected. Accessories: Which software?; Photo apps; Which printer?; Which scanner?; Preventing camera shake; Extra flash; Extra storage; Light meters; batteries and power. USING YOUR DIGITAL CAMERA - TAKING GREAT PICTURES. Photo Techniques: Composition; Focus; Depth of field; Exposure; White balance; Creative flash; Low light; Close-ups; Black and white. Photography Ideas: Portraits and people; Still life; Reportage; Travel; Architecture; Landscapes; Sports and action; Weddings; Gardens and flowers; Children; Pets and animals; Abstracts. THE DIGITAL DARKROOM - IMPROVING YOUR IMAGES ON A PC. Basic Digital Techniques: Starting to use editing software; Saving your photos; Auto and quick fix; Cropping; Straightening; Resizing; Sharpening; Brightening and darkening photos; Removing redeye; Creating black and white. Advanced Digital Techniques: Colour management; Adjusting colours; Levels; Curves; Advanced curves; Channels; Cloning and healing; Dodge and burn; Layers; Masks. Masterclasses: Blurring backgrounds; Adding movement; Making panoramas; Restoring old prints; Special effects; Special effects using filters; Making art - poster effects; Making art - painted effects; Lightroom. OUTPUT - GETTING THE BEST END RESULT. Backing-up; Printing; Scanning your photos; Creating slide shows; Emailing photos; Getting your photos on-line; Making a portfolio; Making money; Copyright. Glossary. Index. Photography credits. The photographer. The author.

ISBN: 9781780875538
ISBN-10: 1780875533
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st November 2012
Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.7 x 15.8  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.61
Edition Number: 1