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Professional Digital Imaging For Wedding And Portrait Photographers - Patrick Rice

Professional Digital Imaging For Wedding And Portrait Photographers

Paperback Published: 1st May 2004
ISBN: 9781584281283
Number Of Pages: 128

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Nearly 20 photographers whose digital photographs and techniques are featured in this book provide inside information on everything from equipment selection and tips for creating top-notch studio and location portraiture to output and marketing techniques. Answers are provided to such questions as How can photographers ensure correct and consistent color? What printer type will best suit a photographer's production schedule? and What papers and inks will ensure acceptable longevity of the print? Adobe Photoshop and its usefulness to professional photographers is discussed, but other popular software programs such as Corel Painter, Nik Color 

About the Author and Contributorsp. 6
Getting Startedp. 10
A Professional Perspective: Digital Photography: How it All Started for Mep. 10
First Impressionsp. 11
Digital Presentation Systemsp. 11
Adding My First Digital Camerap. 12
Opportunities and Experimentationp. 14
Challenges of Digital Photographyp. 14
Filmless Societyp. 16
Final Thoughtsp. 16
Digital Camerasp. 17
General Camera Featuresp. 17
File Sizep. 18
ISOp. 18
Shutter Delayp. 18
Flash Unitsp. 18
CCD vs. CMOSp. 19
A Professional Perspective: Custom White Balance: The Start of Something Greatp. 21
Digital Storage Mediap. 22
Image Recovery Softwarep. 23
A Professional Perspective: Shooting Square with the Canon 10Dp. 23
Digital Portrait Photographyp. 26
Assured Successp. 26
Easy Image Selectionp. 27
Versatilityp. 27
Clothing Considerationsp. 28
Lightingp. 28
White Balancep. 28
Flash Photographyp. 30
Window Lightingp. 31
Digital Metering and Exposurep. 31
A Professional Perspective: Histograms: Why Use a Light Meter?p. 32
A Professional Perspective: Getting Portrait Clients Excited about Digitalp. 33
High-School Sports Photographyp. 33
A Professional Perspective: "Old-Time Photography" and the Digital Agep. 35
Digital Wedding Photographyp. 36
Advantagesp. 36
Visual Confirmationp. 37
Image Securityp. 37
Versatilityp. 38
Croppingp. 38
Digital Infrared Wedding Photographyp. 38
Nikon Coolpix 950p. 39
Filtrationp. 41
Shootingp. 42
Modifying Camerasp. 43
Troubleshootingp. 44
Digital Infrared without a Digital Camerap. 45
A Professional Perspective: Digital Infrared Wedding Photographyp. 46
Digital Workflowp. 47
A Simple Digital Workflowp. 47
Burning a CDp. 47
Proofingp. 48
Ordersp. 48
A Professional Perspective: Workflow in the Digital Environmentp. 48
Archiving Original Imagesp. 49
Web Albump. 49
Image Presentation and Album Designp. 50
Image Orderingp. 50
A Professional Perspective: Digital Wedding Workflowp. 51
Fuji's StudioMaster PROp. 51
A Professional Perspective: StudioMaster PRO: The Ultimate Pro-Lab Interfacep. 52
Kodak ProShotsp. 53
Digital Outputp. 54
Printing it Yourselfp. 54
Epson Inkjet Printersp. 56
A Professional Perspective: Fuji Pictrography 4500: Better, Faster, Less Expensivep. 57
A Professional Perspective: The NetPrinter from Gretag: Your Own Digital Labp. 58
Imaging Softwarep. 63
A Professional Perspective: How I Create Digital Photo Artp. 63
Plug-insp. 64
A Professional Perspective: Photoshop Actionsp. 65
A Professional Perspective: Traditional Photographic Effects with Adobe Photoshopp. 66
Vignettingp. 67
Soft Focusp. 70
Handcoloringp. 71
A Professional Perspective: Photoshop Collagesp. 74
Presenting Digital Images to Your Clientsp. 76
Traditional Paper Proofsp. 76
Digital Contact Sheetsp. 77
Online Proofingp. 77
A Professional Perspective: Eventpix.com: The Future of Ordering Photographsp. 78
A Professional Perspective: Online Proofingp. 79
Video Proofingp. 80
A Professional Perspective: Post-Session Proofingp. 80
Marketing Techniques for Digital Imagesp. 83
Advertising vs. Marketingp. 83
A Superior Productp. 83
The Importance of Your Web Presencep. 85
Showcase Your Best Imagesp. 85
Ease of Usep. 85
Photographic Association Sitesp. 86
Creative Marketing with Digital Imagingp. 86
Instant Event Imagesp. 86
Vendor Imagesp. 87
Business Portraitsp. 87
Creating Marketing Piecesp. 87
Marketing Children's Photographyp. 87
Engagement Sessionsp. 88
A Professional Perspective: Increasing Your Income to Balance Your Costsp. 91
Selling After the Sessionp. 92
Setting Up Your Viewing and Sales Stationp. 93
Supportive Servicep. 94
A Professional Perspective: Marketing During the Transition to Digital--And Beyondp. 94
Beginning the Transitionp. 95
The Pre-Interviewp. 95
The Interviewp. 96
Wedding Day Marketingp. 107
Post-Wedding-Day Marketingp. 112
Digital Albumsp. 113
The Futurep. 117
A Professional Perspective: The Doctrine of Small: Predicting the Fall of Momand-Pop Studiosp. 117
How Digital Images Change the Art of Managementp. 119
Final Thoughtsp. 121
Indexp. 122
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ISBN: 9781584281283
ISBN-10: 1584281286
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 1st May 2004
Publisher: AMHERST MEDIA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.9 x 21.6  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.52