Pearson Education Book: A Short Course in Digital Photography, 2nd Edition

Pearson Education Book: A Short Course in Digital Photography, 2nd Edition

Pearson Education Book: A Short Course in Digital Photography, 2nd Edition

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  • By Barbara London, Jim Stone

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Pearson Education 9780205066421 overview

  • 1Description

A Short Course in Digital Photography, 2nd Edition from Pearson picks up where the first edition left off. With emphasis on your workflow as well as covering the latest digital techniques, this edition delves into the contributions and effects that computers have made on digital photography.

From getting started to the history of photography, the book covers many aspects of photography. You'll learn how to handle memory cards, menus, exposure and other elements of digital photography. Projects are included to gradually nurse you along so you don't feel as if you've been dumped into the deep end of the pool. Making images, papers and ink, mats and frames, cameras, lighting and the latest digital software are all discussed.

Table of Contents

Camera
Getting Started
Getting Your Camera Ready
Focusing and Setting the Exposure
Exposure Readout
Exposing Images
What Will You Photograph?
Types of Cameras
Basic Camera Controls
More about Camera Controls
Inside a Digital Single-lens Reflex Camera
Shutter Speed Affects Light and Motion
Use it Creatively
Aperture Affects Light and Depth of Field
Use it Creatively
Shutter Speed and Aperture Blur vs. Depth of Field
Getting the Most from Your Camera and Lens
Lens
Lens Focal Length The Basic Difference Between Lenses
Normal Focal Length The Most Like Human Vision
Long Focal Length Telephoto Lenses
Short Focal Length Wide-angle lenses
Zoom, Macro, and Fisheye Lenses
Focus and Depth of Field
Automatic Focus
Depth of Field Controlling Sharpness in a Photograph
More About Depth of Field How to Preview It
Perspective How a Photograph Shows Depth
Lens Attachments Close-ups and Filters
Light and Exposure
Sensor and Pixels
Pixels and Resolution
Color in Photography
White Balance
Using Histograms
Exposure Meters What Different Types Do
How to Calculate and Adjust an Exposure Manually
Overriding an Automatic Exposure Camera
Making an Exposure of an Average Scene
Exposing Scenes That Are Lighter or Darker Than Average
Backlighting
Exposing Scenes with High Contrast
HDR High Dynamic Range
The Digital Darkroom
Equipment and Materials You'll Need
Pictures Are Files
Digital Color Modes, Gamuts, Spaces, and Profiles
Channels
Calibrating for Accuracy
Working with Camera Raw
Setting up a Workflow Stay Organized
Workflow Programs: Aperture and Lightroom
Importing an Image
Scanning
Image Editing
Getting Started Editing an Image
Adjusting an Image Levels
Curves
Adjusting Part of an Image Selections
More Techniques
Layers
Retouching
Sharpening
Compositing
Color into Black and White
Filters
An Editing Workflow
Ethics and Digital Imaging
Printing and Display
Printers and Drivers
Papers and Inks
Soft Proofing
Panoramic Photographs
Presenting Your Work Framing
Matting a Print
Mounting a Print Equipment and Materials You'll Need
Dry Mounting a Print Step by Step
Bleed Mounting/Overmatting
Organizing and Storing
Image Storage
Using Metadata
Software for Organizing
Archiving Images and Prints
Lighting
Qualities of Light From Direct to Diffused
Existing Light Use What's Available
The Main Light The strongest source of light
Fill Light
To Lighten Shadows
Simple Portrait Lighting
Using Artificial Light Photolamp or Flash
More About Flash How to Position It
Using Flash
Seeing Like a Camera
What's in the Picture The Edges or Frame
The Background
Focus
Which Parts are Sharp
Time and Motion in a Photograph
Depth in a Picture Three Dimensions Become Two
Chaos Becomes Order
Photographing for Meaning
Portraits Informal: Finding them
Formal: Setting Them Up
Photographing the Landscape
Photographing the Cityscape
Photographing Inside
Responding to Photographs
History of Photography
Daguerrotype "Designs on Silver Bright"
Calotype Pictures on Paper
Collodion Wet-Plate Sharp and Reproducible
Gelatin Emulsion/Roll-Film
Base Photography for Everyone
Color Photography
Early Portraits
Early Travel Photography
Early Images of War
Time and Motion in Early Photographs
The Photograph as Document
Photography and Social Change
Photojournalism
Photography as Art in the 19th Century
Pictorial Photography and the Photo-Secession
The Direct Image in Art
The Quest for a New Vision
Photography as Art in the 1950s and 1960s
Photography as Art in the 1970s and 1980s
Digital Photography Predecessors
Becomes Mainstream
How to Learn More
Troubleshooting
Photographers' Web Sites
Glossary
Bibliography
Photo Credits
Index
Table of Contents
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Pearson Education 9780205066421 specs

Type of Media Book
Author Barbara London
Jim Stone
Publisher Pearson
Publication Date March 1, 2011
Edition 2nd Edition
ISBN-10 0205066429
ISBN-13 9780205066421
Number of Pages 224
Cover Type Soft
Illustrated Yes

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