eBook Digital Photographer's Handbook, 1st Edition

  • Tom Ang
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  • ISBN-10: 1465403515
  • ISBN-13: 9781465403513
  • DDC: 771
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 528 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released September 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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Overview

Revised and updated for this fifth edition, Tom Ang's Digital Photographer's Handbook offers expert advice to all photographers, whether they be novices or seasoned professionals. Regularly revised to keep up with current trends and developments, it has, unlike the majority of other photography books, remained up-to-date and on top of the fast-changing world of digital photography. This is the guide that has it all. Tom Ang teaches you how to capture the best possible shots, then guides you through techniques to enhance or transform your pictures. A Projects section encourages you to practice your skills, and there is advice on printing and showing your work. A Buyer's Guide gives up-to-the-minute information on cameras and accessories to help you choose the right equipment for your needs.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Frontispiece.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
1: Core Skills.
2: Handling Cameras.
3: Your First Pictures.
4: Picture Composition.
5: Focusing and Depth of Field.
6: Image Orientation.
7: Image Proportions.
8: Composition and Zooms.
9: Movement Blur.
10: Close-ups.
11: Extreme Lenses.
12: Quick Fix Optical Problems.
13: Influencing Perspective.
14: Changing Viewpoints.
15: Quick Fix Leaning Buildings.
16: Quick Fix Facial Distortion.
17: Color Composition.
18: Adjacent Colors.
19: Color Contrasts.
20: Quick Fix Color Balance.
21: Exposure Control.
22: Silhouettes/Backlighting.
23: High-Key Images.
24: Low-Key Images.
25: Advanced Metering.
26: Accessory Flash.
27: Quick Fix Electronic Flash.
28: Electronic Flash.
29: Photography Projects.
30: Starting Projects.
31: Abstract Imagery.
32: Architecture.
33: Interiors.
34: Documentary Photography.
35: Street Photography.
36: Vacations and Travel.
37: Weddings.
38: Children.
39: Landscapes.
40: Cityscapes.
41: Reflections.
42: Low-Light Photography.
43: Animals.
44: Plants and Gardens.
45: Panoramas.
46: Live Events.
47: Portraits.
48: Camera Phone Photography.
49: Record-Keeping.
50: Image Development.
51: Scanning Basics.
52: Workflow Essentials.
53: Downloading.
54: File Formats.
55: Image Management.
56: Capture Defects.
57: Color Management.
58: Cropping and Rotation.
59: Quick Fix Poor Subject Detail.
60: Quick Fix Poor Subject Color.
61: Levels.
62: Burning-in and Dodging.
63: Dust and Noise.
64: Sharpening.
65: Blurring.
66: Quick Fix Image Distractions.
67: Image Size and Distortion.
68: Quick Fix Converging Parallels.
69: Quick Fix Image Framing.
70: White Balance.
71: Color Adjustments.
72: Saturation and Vibrance.
73: Manipulation Defects.
74: Curves.
75: Bit-Depth and Color.
76: Color to Black and White.
77: Vintage Effects.
78: Working with RAW.
79: Duotones.
80: Tritones and Quadtones.
81: Sepia Tones.
82: Sabattier Effect.
83: Gum Dichromates.
84: Split Toning.
85: Hand Tinting.
86: Cross-Processing.
87: Tints from Color Originals.
88: Quick Fix Problem Skies.
89: Filter Effects.
90: Multiplying Filter Effects.
91: High Dynamic Range.
92: Selecting Pixels.
93: Masks.
94: Quick Fix Removing Backgrounds.
95: Layer Blend Modes.
96: Text Effects.
97: Cloning Techniques.
98: Simple Composite.
99: Photomosaics.
100: Image Stitching.
101: Showing and Sharing.
102: Proofing and Printing.
103: Output to Paper.
104: Quick Fix Printer Problems.
105: Art Printing.
106: Online Printing.
107: Presenting Prints.
108: Sharing Images.
109: Creating Your Own Website.
110: Selling Your Pictures.
111: Buying Guide.
112: The Ideal Camera.
113: Camera Phones.
114: Compacts.
115: SLRs.
116: Choosing Lenses.
117: Photographic Accessories.
118: Digital Accessories.
119: Electronic Lighting.
120: Lighting Accessories.
121: Computers.
122: Computer Accessories.
123: Choosing Software.
124: Printers and Other Devices.
125: Going Further.
126: Learning More.
127: Portfolio Technique.
128: Building Up Your Business.
129: Mounting an Exhibition.
130: Copyright Concerns.
131: Shopping for Equipment.
Glossary.
Web Resources.
Manufacturers.
Software Resources.
Further Reading.
Index.
Acknowledgments.