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The Fundamentals of Digital Photography,9782940496068

The Fundamentals of Digital Photography



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Fairchild Books AVA
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This is the 1st edition with a publication date of 2/13/2014.
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The Fundamentals of Digital Photography takes a different view of the relationship between technology and practice in digital photography - by embedding the text within project themes rather than presenting it as a complex data processing activity. The aim is to synchronize simple and efficient digital workflows with inspirational practical projects, so readers can improve their digital photographs without getting bogged down in technical details.

By shooting these carefully devised assignments, learners become confident software users, while developing all-important visual and conceptual skills essential for a career as a successful photographer.

Author Biography

Tim Daly is a well-known writer on digital photography. He currently teaches Photography at the University of Chester, UK, and leads practical workshops for the Royal Photographic Society in Bath.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: How equipment works: Digital SLR; Compact cameras; Medium format camera;
Lens essentials; Computers and monitors; Adobe Photoshop; Image editing software: Adobe Lightroom; Project

Chapter 2: Shooting skills
: Camera quality settings; File formats; Aperture; Shutter speeds and movement; Exposure and how to measure it properly; Camera metering modes; Camera program modes; The lens and focussing; Depth of field; Viewpoint; Composing your image; Seeing the world in monochrome; Project

Chapter 3: Themes and their workflows: Basic observational documentary: Urban texture; Culturally aware documentary: Out of season; Candid/street photography: People on the street; Eco/political study: The threatened landscape; Photo essay narrative: A day in the life; Location portrait: Public/private; Studio portrait: Alter-ego; Collaboration with others: Constructed reality; Current issue story: Signs of the times; 'Late' photography: The aftermath; Staging/performance: A re-enactment; Developing own work: A personal project

Chapter 4: Project development: Researching your project; Planning and prep; Testing and review; Shaping your project; Project

Chapter 5: Treatment: Essential software skills; Creative emphasis; Project: Sample files to test edit

Chapter 6: Output and finishing: Desktop printing; Remote printing services; Onscreen use; Project

Acknowledgements and picture credits
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