The Manual of Photography

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  • Edition: 10th
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  • Copyright: 12/3/2010
  • Publisher: Focal Press
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The tenth edition of The Manual of Photography is an indispensable textbook for anyone who is serious about photography. It is ideal if you want to gain insight into the underlying scientific principles of photography and digital imaging, whether you are a professional photographer, lab technician, researcher or student in the field, or simply an enthusiastic amateur. This comprehensive guide takes you from capture to output in both digital and film media, with sections on lens use, darkroom techniques, digital cameras and scanners, image editing techniques and processes, workflow, digital file formats and image archiving.This iconic text was first published in 1890 and has aided many thousands of photographers in developing their own techniques and understanding of the medium. Now in full colour, The Manual of Photography still retains its clear, reader-friendly style and is filled with images and illustrations demonstrating the key principles. We hope that it will not only give you the skills and know-how to take stunning photographs, but will also allow you to fully understand the science behind the creation of great images. * The authoritative text on virtually every technical aspect of photography and digital imaging * 10th edition completely reworked to include the latest research on digital imaging * The essential book for anyone serious about photography

Table of Contents

Fundamental Image Science
Introduction to the Imaging Process
Light Theory
Light Sources and Filters
The Human Visual System and Visual Perception
An Introduction to Colour Science
Images and Image Formation
Sensitometry and the Characteristic Curve
Imaging Systems & the Imaging Process
Image Sensors and Sensitive Materials
Camera Systems
Exposure and Image Control
Image Formation and the Photographic Process
Photographic Printing and Print Materials
Digital Cameras and Scanners
Digital Printing and Print Materials
File Formats, Storage Media and Archiving
Image Quality & Characteristics
Introduction: Performance Characteristics of Imaging Materials
Speed and Sensitivity of Materials
Tone Reproduction. Photographic Colour Reproduction
Characterisation and Colour Reproduction in Digital Devices
Resolution, Sharpness and Noise
Metrics: Objective Image Quality Measures
Psychophysics: Subjective Measurement of Image Quality
Digital Image Processing
Digital Image Workflow
Colour Management Systems
Spatial Image Processing
Frequency Processing Techniques
Image Restoration
Image Compression
Image Segmentation & Analysis
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