Learn Digital Photography in a Weekend

Learn Digital Photography in a Weekend




This book guides readers through the essentials of both "pure" and "hybrid" digital photography using a hands-on style of instruction. Beginning with the fundamentals of photography, this guide addresses how shooting differs when using digital methods. Other subjects covered include hardware and software needs, shooting tips for a variety of settings, and manipulating and outputting images using a variety of techniques and formats.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761515326
Publisher: Premier Press
Publication date: 10/14/1998
Series: In a Weekend Ser.
Pages: 378
Product dimensions: 7.34(w) x 9.13(h) x 0.99(d)

Table of Contents

Friday Evening
Getting Started
How to Use This Book
What Is Digital Photography?
Digital , Hybrid, and Conventional Photography
Applications and Uses
Where Digital Photograpy Does Not Work
Types of Digital Cameras
Take a Break
Evaluating Digital Cameras
The Digital Photographer's Software Tools
Other Useful Hardware
Buying a Digital Camera
Saturday Morning
Starting Your Day of Digital Photography
Plan, Plan, and Plan
Preparing to Shoot Outdoors
At the Ends of the Day: Sunrise and Sunset
The Great Outdoors: Landscapes and Scenery
Take a Break
Architecture, Buildings, and Structures as Subjects
Pets and Other Animals
People, Children, and Portraits Outdoors
Cars, Trucks, and Other Vehicles
See What You've Got
What's Next
Saturday Afternoon
Starting to Shoot Inside
Control Freaks, Apply Here
Indoor Shots of People
Building Interiors & Architectural Appointments
Shooting Still Life
Take a Break
Action and Motion as Subjects
Taking Pictures through Glass
Shooting Metals and Reflective Objects
Back It Up!
Take a Break
Saturday Evening
Shooting at Night and in Low Light
What You'll Need
Digital Photography at Night
Sunday Morning
Going Beyond Great Pictures to Get Great Images
Transferring Your Photographs to Your Computer
Scanning Basics for Hybrid Photography
Using PhotoCD or Professionally Scanned Pictures
Basic Image Processing: Software Overview
Image Size versus Image Resolution
Sharpening Your Photographs
Take a Break
The Basics of Digital Color
Color Corrections
Enhancing Your Photos with Simple Styling Effects
Changing Colors for Effect
Using Lighting Effects to Modify Your Photographs
Sunday Afternoon
Introduction to Advanced Image Processing
Outlining Objects in Your Photographs
Changing Scenes and Backgrounds
Correcting or Distorting Perspective
Other Effects to Try
Take a Break
Outputting Your Images
Overview of Printing Options
Using Service Bureaus and Professional Labs
Special Concerns When Outputting Digital Files
Appendix—Digital Photography Web Resources
Software Manufacturers
Web Imaging

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