Need to know which digital camera to buy? Want to take better photographs and retouch images? Ready to achieve professional results?
This updated edition of The Digital Photography Handbook will allow you to make the most of all the advantages your camera has to offer - as well as guiding you through the latest software to enhance your images, and get professional results with every shot.
This book includes expert advice on the art of photography (composition, depth of field and how to photograph a variety of subjects), editing and image manipulation software, how to print your images for the best results, developing a portfolio and mastering the rules of copyright. Doug Harman includes the very latest developments in digital technology, equipping you with everything you need to become a photographer.
Contents include: Types of camera, Computers and their software, Memory, Pixels and magnification, Saving images, Exposure, Composition, Light, Camera modes, Special effects, Manipulating images, Photo apps, Retouching old photos, Printing digital images, Selecting printers and paper, Archiving and the cloud, Making money from your images, Copyright rules.
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; Cloning and healing; Dodge and burn; Layers; Masks. Masterclasses: Blurring backgrounds; Adding movement; Content aware move; Making panoramas; Restoring old prints; Shooting HDR; Shooting in RAW; Making art - painted effects; Making art - poster effects; Lightroom. OUTPUT - GETTING THE BEST END RESULT. Backing-up; Printing and scanning; Creating slide shows; Emailing photos; Getting your photos on-line; Making a portfolio; Making money; Copyright. Glossary. Index. Photography credits. The photographer. The author.