A Complete Guide to Digital Photography
by Ian Farrell
Comprehensive, up-to date, practical and easy to use, A Complete Guide to Digital Photography is the definitive reference for anyone who wants to get ... Show synopsis Comprehensive, up-to date, practical and easy to use, A Complete Guide to Digital Photography is the definitive reference for anyone who wants to get the most out of their digital camera. CHAPTER 1 Cameras, lenses and accessories: The digital camera: features, types, pixels, memory, getting started, care, maintenance and cleaning. Lenses: zoom, fixed, legacy, reverse lens macro, improvised lenses, tilt lens. Accessories: software, plug ins, beanbags, stringpods, tripods, lightstands, cookies, filters, reflectors. CHAPTER 2 Taking great pictures: Photo techniques: image frame, composition, design, graphic elements, light and colour, focus, depth of field, exposure, white balance. Photo ideas: Portraits and people, still life, reportage, travel, architecture, landscapes, sports and action, weddings, gardens and flowers, children, pets and animals, abstracts. Creative shooting: creative white balance, cross polarizing, star effects, soft focus, zoom-burst, long daylight exposure, night photography, star trails, panning, time-lapse, shooting smoke, high-speed water drops, painting with light, TTV photography, shooting in stereo. Lighting effects: off-camera flash, portable diffuser, snoot, portable grid spot, portable ringlight, portable beauty dish, studio strip light, studio ringlight, studio softbox, light cube. Moving images: camera vs camcorder, planning a shoot, filming, special effects, editing. CHAPTER 3 The Digital darkroom: Basic digital techniques: saving, auto fix, cropping, straightening, resizing, sharpening, brightening and darkening, removing redeye, black and white. Advanced digital techniques: colour management, adjusting colours, levels, curves, advanced curves, channels, cloning, dodge and burn, layers, masks. Digital processing and printing: digital Polaroid, cross processing , digital cyanotypes, digital lith, infrared, model world, panoramas, blurring backgrounds, adding movement, restoring old prints, wall art, inject transfers, scanner art.