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Understanding Digital Cameras: Getting the Best Image from Capture to Output

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Understanding Digital Cameras will help you to:

* Choose the right camera, lens and output option to capture the perfect image

* Develop great technique, whatever your style or subject matter

* Be inspired! Showcasing a wide range of images, plus the work and insights of guest photographers

This key resource for all photographers will help you get the very best from today’s sophisticated digital cameras.

Discover which type of camera, lens, lighting and printer is right for you with clear explanations and close-ups of camera settings and menus. A key tool to improve your photography is to see comparison images side by side. Tarrant shoots the same scene with different equipment or a different approach, to show exactly what a camera and technique can or can’t do. He also shows you images that haven’t worked - and explains precisely why.

In this book you will learn essential photographic techniques, before moving on to specific genres: people, nature, action shots and working in the studio. Detailed captions throughout explain which camera and lens was used for each shot and highlight key factors in getting the right exposure, lighting and composition. There is an essential troubleshooting guide to printing errors such as smudges, lines and colour casts. Discover how to produce fine art prints and optimize images for the Web. Plus key technical information on digital and optical quality and colour management.

Packed with tips, clear explanations, with all photography terms defined, box outs with key information, and showcasing a wide range of image styles and subjects, this book (and a camera!), is all you need to start creating great images!

Jon Tarrant has spent many years as an award-winning professional photographer and much-published photographic writer. He is former editor of the British Journal of Photography, to which he still contributes, and of Professional Photographer and HotShoe International magazines.

* Choose the right camera, printer and software to capture the perfect image and produce the best print or image for the Web

* Improve the creativity of your digital pictures - without having to use a computer

* Packed with colour images, diagrams and charts for easy, visual learning!

Synopsis:

Todays digital cameras are very sophisticated. Discover how to get the best from them in this key resource for all photographers.

Jon Tarrant explains how you can use and improve your knowledge of the camera to capture great images. From the basics of camera choice, lenses, exposure, flash, digital image quality and printing to more technical issues such as optical quality, colour management and trouble-shooting. Colour photographs throughout the book show good and improved shots side by side with explanations as to how the photographer achieved those results. Charts and tables simplify the more technical aspects of achieving that perfect image.

Sections on printing problems, storing, filing, optimising images and software choice help you develop a clear understanding of digital workflow and how this knowledge can be used when capturing the original image.

Jon Tarrant spent many years as an award-winning professional photographer and much-published photographic writer. He is former editor of the British Journal of Photography, to which he still contributes, and of Professional Photographer and HotShoe International magazines.

* Choose the right camera, printer and software to capture the perfect image and produce the best print or image for the Web

* Improve the creativity of your digital pictures - without having to use a computer

* Packed with colour images, diagrams and charts for easy, visual learning!

Synopsis:

The best photographs start with proper attention behind the camera before the image is shot. Tarrant explains how digital cameras work, helping you to achieve professional-looking results without digitally manipulating after the shoot.

All the basics are covered: lenses, exposure, flash, the chip and image quality. Good and bad shots are shown, with explanations as to why the photographer achieved those results. There are also charts and tables simplifying the more technical aspects.

Sections on printing, storing, filing, images for the web and colour management help develop a clear understanding of digital workflow.

* Get the best results from your digital camera

* Coverage includes choosing the right camera to capturing the perfect image to producing a fine print

* Features clear explanations with images, diagrams and charts throughout, plus a full glossary of terms

About the Author

Jon was previously a freelance press/editorial photographer and has worked on location and in studios for national newspapers, trade publications and multi-national companies.

Contributing writer to The British Journal of Photography and What Digital Camera; Former Editor of The British Journal of Photography and HotShoe International and Professional Photographer magazines.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Digital World; Digital Camera Features; Digital Lenses; Camera Settings; Exposure and Lighting; Digital Images; Pictures of People; Close-Up Photography; Landscape Photography; Action Photography; Printing Systems; Printing Problems; Fine Art Printing; Imaging Software; Colour Management; Epilogue; Glossary; Digital Technicalities

Product Details

ISBN:
9780240520247
Publisher:
Focal Press
Subject:
Techniques - Digital
Author:
Tarrant, Jon
Subject:
Equipment
Subject:
Techniques
Subject:
Photography
Subject:
Digital techniques
Subject:
Photography -- Digital techniques.
Subject:
Digital cameras
Subject:
PHOTOGRAPHY / General
Publication Date:
20070431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
360
Dimensions:
9.69 x 7.44 in

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Product details 360 pages Focal Press - English 9780240520247 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Todays digital cameras are very sophisticated. Discover how to get the best from them in this key resource for all photographers.

Jon Tarrant explains how you can use and improve your knowledge of the camera to capture great images. From the basics of camera choice, lenses, exposure, flash, digital image quality and printing to more technical issues such as optical quality, colour management and trouble-shooting. Colour photographs throughout the book show good and improved shots side by side with explanations as to how the photographer achieved those results. Charts and tables simplify the more technical aspects of achieving that perfect image.

Sections on printing problems, storing, filing, optimising images and software choice help you develop a clear understanding of digital workflow and how this knowledge can be used when capturing the original image.

Jon Tarrant spent many years as an award-winning professional photographer and much-published photographic writer. He is former editor of the British Journal of Photography, to which he still contributes, and of Professional Photographer and HotShoe International magazines.

* Choose the right camera, printer and software to capture the perfect image and produce the best print or image for the Web

* Improve the creativity of your digital pictures - without having to use a computer

* Packed with colour images, diagrams and charts for easy, visual learning!

"Synopsis" by , The best photographs start with proper attention behind the camera before the image is shot. Tarrant explains how digital cameras work, helping you to achieve professional-looking results without digitally manipulating after the shoot.

All the basics are covered: lenses, exposure, flash, the chip and image quality. Good and bad shots are shown, with explanations as to why the photographer achieved those results. There are also charts and tables simplifying the more technical aspects.

Sections on printing, storing, filing, images for the web and colour management help develop a clear understanding of digital workflow.

* Get the best results from your digital camera

* Coverage includes choosing the right camera to capturing the perfect image to producing a fine print

* Features clear explanations with images, diagrams and charts throughout, plus a full glossary of terms

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