Understanding Digital Photography

Author: Joseph A. Ippolito

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780766820791

Category: Computers

Page: 403

View: 2226

This software will enable the user to learn about digital photography.

Understanding Digital Photography

Author: Bryan Peterson

Publisher: Amphoto Books

ISBN: 0817400281

Category: Photography

Page: 160

View: 4231

Using his popular bad image/good image pairings of real-life examples, Bryan Peterson takes the reader through all the techniques needed to succeed with digital photography in every popular genre: nature, people, sports, interiors, travel, low-light conditions, travel, weather, commercial portraits, macro, and wildlife—even how to use creative tricks such as reflections. As a bonus, Peterson explains, in straightforward text, the techniques of Photoshop as well as the basics of publishing, printing, and archiving and storing for personal or professional use. Full of great examples for beginners and serious photographers, Understanding Digital Photography makes it easy to create great digital pictures every time. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Understanding Digital Black and White Photography

Art and Techniques

Author: Tim Savage

Publisher: The Crowood Press

ISBN: 1785001981

Category: Photography

Page: 300

View: 3422

Black and white photography can deliver images with levels of beauty and impact that are sometimes lost or diluted by the presence of colour. This practical book is written for readers with a passion for monochrome photography, who wish to use digital photography to match and exceed the level of control and finish that was possible with film. With visual examples throughout, it systematically teaches skills that underpin photographic creativity, from capture to digital development, before considering a range of outputs and finishes. Contents include: photographic equipment, camera settings, exposure parameters and file composition (bit depth, colour space resolution); editing software, notably the key features of Lightroom and Photoshop dedicated to black and white photography; using HDR techniques to maximise tonal information while recreating Ansel Adam's analogue Zone System approach using digital technologies; simulating traditional darkroom techniques by emulating the appearance and characteristics of popular films, toning techniques, adding edges, borders and dodging and burning; outputting monochrome photographs for publication online, social media, screen, projection and high quality archival prints suited to exhibitions. This book will help the reader understand the principles of digital black and white photography to create powerful images with the quality of traditional darkroom practices, and is aimed at all photographers - particularly artistic. Fully illustrated with 291 images - many are black & white with a few colour to demonstrate the loss of impact that colour can have.

Understanding Digital Cameras

Getting the Best Image from Capture to Output

Author: Jon Tarrant

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1136105107

Category: Photography

Page: 360

View: 7498

Understanding Digital Cameras will help you to: * Choose the right camera, lens and output option to capture the perfect image * Develop great technique, whatever your style or subject matter * Be inspired! Showcasing a wide range of images, plus the work and insights of guest photographers This key resource for all photographers will help you get the very best from today's sophisticated digital cameras. Discover which type of camera, lens, lighting and printer is right for you with clear explanations and close-ups of camera settings and menus. A key tool to improve your photography is to see comparison images side by side. Tarrant shoots the same scene with different equipment or a different approach, to show exactly what a camera and technique can or can't do. He also shows you images that haven't worked - and explains precisely why. In this book you will learn essential photographic techniques, before moving on to specific genres: people, nature, action shots and working in the studio. Detailed captions throughout explain which camera and lens was used for each shot and highlight key factors in getting the right exposure, lighting and composition. There is an essential troubleshooting guide to printing errors such as smudges, lines and colour casts. Discover how to produce fine art prints and optimize images for the Web. Plus key technical information on digital and optical quality and colour management. Packed with tips, clear explanations, with all photography terms defined, box outs with key information, and showcasing a wide range of image styles and subjects, this book (and a camera!), is all you need to start creating great images! Jon Tarrant has spent many years as an award-winning professional photographer and much-published photographic writer. He is former editor of the British Journal of Photography, to which he still contributes, and of Professional Photographer and HotShoe International magazines.

Digital Photography QuickSteps, 2nd Edition

Author: Doug Sahlin

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071510097

Category: Computers

Page: 202

View: 7976

Step-by-Step, Full-Color Graphics! Take great digital photos right away--the QuickSteps way. Color photos and screenshots with clear instructions show you how to get the most out of your digital camera. Follow along and learn to manage controls and settings; compose your shots; photograph landscapes, people and objects; and capture action shots. You'll also find out how to edit, enhance, and correct your images, organize your digital image gallery, print high-quality photos, and share your images online. You can flip straight to the information you need easily using the color-coded tabs. Get the book that will have you shooting photos like a pro in no time. Use these handy guideposts: Shortcuts for accomplishing common tasks Need-to-know facts in concise narrative Helpful reminders or alternate ways of doing things Bonus information related to the topic being covered Errors and pitfalls to avoid

Computerization Movements and Technology Diffusion

From Mainframes to Ubiquitous Computing

Author: Margaret S. Elliott,Kenneth L. Kraemer

Publisher: Information Today, Inc.

ISBN: 9781573873116

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 581

View: 5813

Computerization movement (CM), as first articulated by Rob Kling, refers to a special kind of social and technological movement that promotes the adoption of computing within organizations and society. Here, editors Margaret S. Elliott and Kenneth L. Kraemer and more than two dozen noted scholars trace the successes and failures of CMs from the mainframe and PC eras to the current Internet era and the emerging era of ubiquitous computing. Through theoretical analyses, systematic empirical studies, field-based studies, and case studies of specific technologies, the book shows CMs to be driven by Utopian visions of technology that become part of the ether within society, creating a general bias in favor of computing adoption. The empirical studies presented here show the need for designers, users, and the media to be aware that CM rhetoric can propose grand visions that never become part of a reality, and reinforce the need for critical and scholarly review of promising new technologies.

Digital Photography and Everyday Life

Empirical Studies on Material Visual Practices

Author: Edgar Gómez Cruz,Asko Lehmuskallio

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317447778

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 683

Digital Photography and Everyday Life: Empirical studies on material visual practices explores the role that digital photography plays within everyday life. With contributors from ten different countries and backgrounds in a range of academic disciplines - including anthropology, media studies and visual culture - this collection takes a uniquely broad perspective on photography by situating the image-making process in wider discussions on the materiality and visuality of photographic practices and explores these through empirical case studies. By focusing on material visual practices, the book presents a comprehensive overview of some of the main challenges digital photography is bringing to everyday life. It explores how the digitization of photography has a wide-reaching impact on the use of the medium, as well as on the kinds of images that can be produced and the ways in which camera technology is developed. The exploration goes beyond mere images to think about cameras, mediations and technologies as key elements in the development of visual digital cultures. Digital Photography and Everyday Life will be of great interest to students and scholars of Photography, Contemporary Art, Visual Culture and Media Studies, as well as those studying Communication, Cultural Anthropology, and Science and Technology Studies.

Digital Photography Visual Quick Steps

Author: Chris Bucher

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118338790

Category: Photography

Page: 160

View: 999

Explains how to select and use a digital camera, offering advice on taking pictures, altering images, and adding photographic special effects to Web pages.

Photopedia

The Ultimate Digital Photography Resource (Adobe Reader)

Author: Michael R. Miller

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780132714303

Category: Photography

Page: 624

View: 1974

Photopedia: The Ultimate Digital Photography Resource Whether you own a low-cost point-and-shoot camera or an expensive digital SLR, great photographs are within your reach–with the help of this book. Photopedia: The Ultimate Digital Photography Resource shows you everything you need to know to take great-looking digital photos, from basic camera operation to advanced Photoshop techniques. Photopedia’s easy-to-read text, accompanied by colorful photographic examples, leads you step-by-step from choosing the right digital camera to taking impressive pictures to printing your photos and sharing them via the Web. Photopedia includes detailed instructions for taking all kinds of different photos. Want to take an attractive portrait, or a stunning action shot? Or perhaps you just want to capture shots on your upcoming vacation, or shoot some product photos for eBay? Whatever type of photo you want to take, you’ll learn how in this book. Read the text, look at the pictures, and then start shooting! HERE’S SOME OF WHAT’S COVERED INSIDE: • Choosing the right digital camera • Learning your camera’s functions and controls • Selecting essential camera accessories • Using different lenses and filters • Mastering essential photographic techniques, such as composition, lighting, color, exposure, and focus • Choosing the best photo editing software • Using Photoshop to edit and enhance your photos • Shooting the perfect photo–from portraits to still life • All aspects of digital photography from equipment, composition, digital darkroom/editing, and output. • Shooting in black and white • Storing, managing, and printing your photos Michael Miller has written more than 75 nonfiction how-to books, including Que’s iPodpedia: The Ultimate iPod and iTunes Resource, Googlepedia: The Ultimate Google Resource, Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Computer Basics, Tricks of the eBay Masters, and Bad Pics Fixed Quick. Learn more at his website: www.molehillgroup.com. Category: Digital Photography User Level: Beginner to Advanced

Digital Portrait Photography For Dummies

Author: Doug Sahlin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470590515

Category: Photography

Page: 336

View: 420

A full-color guide to the art of digital portrait photography Portrait photography entails taking posed photographs of individuals or set scenery and is the most common photo style among the most novice photography hobbyist to the most advanced photographer. With this easy-to-understand guide, bestselling author and professional photographer Doug Sahlin walks you through the best techniques for getting professional-quality digital portraits. Packed with hundreds of full-color photos and screen shots, this book discusses best practices for taking formal portraits, wedding photos, event photos, casual photos, and more. You'll examine the difference between using the built-in flash and natural lighting and take a look at the benefits of upgrading to a photo lighting kit and pro backdrop. Portrait photography is the most popular style of photography Features helpful information for everyone from beginner hobbyists to advanced photographers Shares insider tips for selecting equipment and choosing from the various tools for portrait photography Walks you through working with a wide range of subjects, including children, pets, and wildlife Discusses lighting and editing images Takes a look at ways to create a portrait that is suitable for framing Make sure your subjects are ready for their close ups with this fun and friendly guide to digital portrait photography.

Understanding Photography

Master Your Digital Camera and Capture That Perfect Photo

Author: Sean T. McHugh

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593278950

Category: Photography

Page: 240

View: 948

Comprehensive, heavily illustrated volume introduces the concepts and techniques of digital image capture, including exposure, composition, histograms, depth of field, advanced lighting, lens filters, shutter speed, and autofocus. Learn the core concepts and techniques you need to know to take better photos, from choosing the best lens for your stylistic goals to selecting the right camera settings for different lighting conditions. With clear explanations and highly visual examples, Sean T. McHugh takes you from basic concepts like exposure and depth of field to more advanced topics, such as how camera lenses and sensors capture light to produce images. You'll learn not only which camera settings to use in different situations but also the reasons why. Learn how to: - Choose lenses that give greater control over perspective - Minimize image noise by understanding how digital sensors work - Get the exposure you want even in fog, mist, or haze - Improve hand-held shots by mastering shutter speed and autofocus - Use tripods, lens filters, and flash to enhance image capture Whether you want to understand digital photography at a deeper level or simply want to take better photos, Understanding Photography will help you get the most out of your camera.

Digital Photography Simplified

Author: Rob Sheppard

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118090381

Category: Photography

Page: 256

View: 379

Go from digital photography set up to print out with this easy-to-understand visual resource Digital photography makes taking pictures easier, but learning the tools to develop and manipulate those pictures can be a bit overwhelming. This full-color guide demystifies the latest digital camera models and their features and inspires you to be more creative with your camera and in your image editing. Packed with completely new photos, this updated edition offers two-page tutorials and step-by-step instructions for taking better pictures, understanding composition and lighting, avoiding over or under exposure, editing and organizing photos, and making simple changes that can result in beautiful photos. Updated coverage addresses the newest video capabilities and guides you through effectively using common digital imaging software. Plus, straightforward instruction and large font and image sizes make this book an ideal resource for both mature audiences and novice photographers. Offers easy-to-understand, practical instruction for setting up your camera—whether it's a compact or digital SLR—and learning its program modes Encourages you to experiment with lenses and focal length, download and organize your images, and fine-tune your photos with Photoshop Elements Explains good composition and exposure, tools and equipment choices, basic exposure, flash settings, and more Features full-color screen shots that demonstrate each task and stunning photos that inspire This easy-to-understand book provides you with invaluable advice and simplifies the world of digital photography so you can get the best shot possible, simply.

Understanding Flash Photography

How to Shoot Great Photographs Using Electronic Flash

Author: Bryan Peterson

Publisher: Amphoto Books

ISBN: 0817449728

Category: Photography

Page: 160

View: 3432

Flash is a necessary and immensely creative tool that dramatically increases the opportunities of any amateur photographer. However, many amateurs find flash intimidating, unsure of where to begin. Instead, they continue limiting themselves to shooting only available light. Understanding Flash Photography is a guide to off-camera flash, helping free photographers from “auto” to get the images they want when natural light isn’t enough. If you’ve been afraid to venture past natural light, here is the book that will finally help you explore the exciting possibilities of artificial light. Author Bryan Peterson starts by breaking down how flash works, then dispels the widely held myth that automatic “TTL” flash exposure is easier, explaining how to quickly master manual flash exposure to control the quality, shape, and direction of light. For the hundreds of thousands who found Understanding Exposure an exciting tool in moving past “auto” exposure in available light, Understanding Flash Photography is the essential companion to mastering the often challenging exposure puzzle.

Bryan Peterson's Understanding Photography Field Guide

Author: Bryan Peterson

Publisher: Amphoto Books

ISBN: 0817400192

Category: Photography

Page: 400

View: 4696

Everything you need to know in one take-anywhere field guide! This all-in-one guide from renowned photographer, instructor, and author Bryan Peterson will help you take better photos anytime, anywhere–with any camera. Want to finally understand exposure? Interested in learning to "see" and composing your images more creatively? Ready to master the magic of light? It’s all here, the techniques every amateur photographer needs to take better nature, landscape, people, and close-up photos. You’ll even get creative techniques, like making "rain" and capturing "ghosts," and practical advice on gear, equipment, and postprocessing software. Filled with Bryan’s inspirational photographs, this is the one essential guide for every camera bag.

Understanding Shutter Speed

Author: Bryan Peterson

Publisher: Amphoto Books

ISBN: 0817400214

Category: Photography

Page: 160

View: 5067

The first book in the Understanding Photography series, Understanding Exposure, was a runaway best-seller, with more than 250,000 copies sold. Now author Bryan Peterson brings his signature style to another important photography topic: shutter speed. With clear, jargon-free explanations of terms and techniques, plus compelling “before-and-after” photos that pair a mediocre image (created using the wrong shutter speed) with a great image (created using the right shutter speed), this is the definitive practical guide to mastering an often-confusing subject. Topics include freezing and implying motion, panning, zooming, exposure, Bogen Super Clamps, and rendering motion effects with Photoshop, all with helpful guidance for both digital and film formats. Great for beginners and serious amateurs, Understanding Shutter Speed is the definitive handy guide to mastering shutter speed for superb results.

Digital Photography

A Basic Guide to New Technology

Author: Jenni Bidner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780879857974

Category: Photography

Page: 128

View: 3460

"Digital photography is quickly becoming mainstream, offering unique and creative ways to make and present your pictures. starting with the basics, this new guide offers an comprehensive survey of digital image-making."--BOOK COVER.

The BetterPhoto Guide to Digital Photography

Author: Jim Miotke

Publisher: Amphoto Books

ISBN: 0817400184

Category: Photography

Page: 224

View: 3932

Digital cameras are the hot new tech toy-but many of the millions of people who are buying the cameras aren't getting the most out of their new purchase. Mysterious icons, strange jargon, a dizzying array of imaging software and hardware...stumbling blocks quickly become tools to create great pictures with The BetterPhoto Guide to Digital Photography. This practical, lesson-based workbook gives readers a step-by-step tutorial in getting bright, crisp, beautiful pictures from their digital cameras every time. Learn about exposure, file formats and quality settings, low-light photography, digital filters and white balance, composition and lens choice, manipulating images, printing, and much more, all in a handy, bring-along format. Everyone who has a digital camera-or who is thinking about getting one-needs The BetterPhoto Guide to Digital Photography!

Das digitale Fotografie-Buch

Author: Scott Kelby

Publisher: Pearson Deutschland GmbH

ISBN: 9783827328274

Category: Photography

Page: 241

View: 3394

Understanding Digital Cinema

A Professional Handbook

Author: Charles S. Swartz

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0240806174

Category: Art

Page: 327

View: 761

* An overview of digital cinema system requirements * Post production work flow * Color in digital cinema * The digital cinema mastering process * Fundamentals of compression * Security * Basics of audio * Digital distribution * Digital projection technology * Theater systems * The international perspective: Views from Europe, Asia and Latin America * A realistic assessment of the future of digital cinema With contributions by: Richard Crudo, President, American Society of Cinematographers Leon Silverman, Executive Vice President, Laser Pacific Media Corporation Charles Poynton, Color Scientist Chris Carey, Senior Vice President, Studio New Technology, The Walt Disney Studios Bob Lambert, Corporate Senior Vice President New Technology & New Media, The Walt Disney Company Bill Kinder, Pixar Animation Studios Glenn Kennel, DLP Cinema Peter Symes, Manager, Advanced Technology, Thomson Broadcast & Media Solutions Robert Schumann, President, Cinea, Inc., -

The Complete EBook Guide to Digital Photography

Volume 1: Understanding and Selecting the Perfect Cameras, Lenses, Lighting, Computers and Gear

Author: David Schloss

Publisher: Mac Create Incorporated

ISBN: 1935844024

Category: Computers

Page: N.A

View: 1131

Digital photography is confusing. Really, you're not alone. After teaching and writing about photography for decades, author David Schloss started to notice that everyone seems to have the same questions"What camera should I buy? What's a good flash? How can I take better photos of my kids? How do I get my photos on Facebook?"Forget what the camera companies say, everyone has the same questions because digital photography requires you to know all sorts of things before you even start to make good photos. Sure you can "point and shoot" but do you know that you could be getting more out of your images. And you want to be getting better photos. This first volume in a three-volume set will walk you through all of the important things you need to know to select, buy and use cameras, lenses, flashes, accessories, computer hardware, computer software and more. Volume 2 will cover the fundamentals of photography and provide clear, easy-to-understand instructions and Volume 3 will show you how to work with your images once you've captured them.This book was conceived, written and designed as an eBook. What's the difference? Most print books are designed to have sidebars, photos and design elements all over the page. In print they're attractive additions but when you convert a book to an eBook you've got to figure out how to handle all of those different graphical elements. eBooks (at least in their current incarnation) work best when photos and tips come inline with the text and when the design is clean and simple, so that's what we've done here.So instead of taking a print book and squeezing it into the eBook format (which sometimes ends up with a book that's hard to read and a bit confusing) we wrote a book for eBook readers. Each section explains everything you need to know in clear terms without jargon. When you're done with this book you'll know what gear is right for you and you'll be ready to use it.