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Digital Photography Expert Techniquesby Ken Milburn
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Ready to take digital imaging to the professional level? This advanced strategy book offers expert advice to help you become more competent in your work routine, but it is not your ordinary workflow book. Through step-by-step procedures based on hard-nosed experience, professional photographer Ken Milburn covers much more than image management. His updated edition describes a complete workflow sequence that begins with essential photographic equipment and digital darkroom setup, and ends once finished images are in albums, exhibits, web sites, or publications. Milburn's goal is to make your work routine as efficient as possible, whether you're a working professional or a passionate amateur.
Digital Photography: Expert Techniques takes you through several high-efficiency production techniques, from non-destructive editing (adjustments to RAW photo files that don't change or destroy any of the pixels in the original image) to destructive techniques with Photoshop CS 2, such as changing the number, location, brightness and color of the individual pixels. All the while, Milburn emphasizes minimizing destructive edits and always maintaining the ability to back to early stages. This new edition offers: The first book to fully address non-destructive, start-to-finish, layered workflow; including learning to take advantage of Camera Raw's non-destructive image adjustments and adjustment layers. Each chapter begins with a summary on how the chapter fits the workflow and why. Every exercise begins with side-by-side before-and-after photos. Get a visual idea of what you will accomplish before taking the time to read. Learn to eliminate useless images and maximize image preservation, organization, and distribution.
Milburn's book features a preview of Adobe Lightroom, the beta application that helps you view, sort, and rank images quickly. You'll also learn advanced techniques with Photoshop CS 2 and Photoshop Elements, though this isn' t a typical Photoshop how-to book. Milburn's workflow strategy includes everything you must do before, during, and after the editing process to ensure that high-production jobs are done professionally with a minimum of frustration. With Digital Photography: Expert Techniques, you'll become a better (and more profitable) photographer.
Book News Annotation:
An award-winning photographer/digital artist/Photoshop expert begins this update of the 2004 edition for serious photographers by defining the buzzword "workflow" as "an integrated process of creating a finished photograph that starts with an idea and ends by being shown or passed on to other people." Milburn's core concept of nondestructive workflow refers to keeping retouching and special effects filters in separate layers within the same file. He emphasizes techniques to take the best possible shot to work with rather than focusing solely on Photoshop or the software alternatives described. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
This advanced strategy book offers plenty of expert advice to help readers become more competent in their work routine. It focuses on workflow: time-tested, step-by-step procedures based on hard-nosed experience by and for genuine practitioners of the art.
Whether you're a new photographer or an experienced pro, this book will guide you through the labyrinth of options and choices you face from the moment you see a photo opportunity to the time you share your final results. And it will help you minimize the time needed to fix your mistakes along the way.
Through step-by-step procedures based on years of experience, professional photographer Ken Milburn describes a complete workflow sequence that begins with essential equipment and preparation, takes you through detailed editing techniques, and ends with your finished images looking the way you want, ready to be shown to the world.
This completely revised edition of Milburn's original bestseller teaches you everything you need to do before, during, and after the editing process.
You'll also learn advanced techniques with Photoshop CS2 and Photoshop Elements, though this isn' t a typical Photoshop how-to book. Milburn's workflow strategy ensures that high-production jobs are done professionally with a minimum of frustration. With Digital Photography: Expert Techniques, you'll become a better (and more profitable) photographer.
About the Author
Ken MilburnAs background as a digital artist is founded in an earlier career of fifteen years as a nationally published advertising and editorial photographer. His photographs have appeared in TV Guide, Look Magazine, and The Los Angeles Sunday Times Magazine. His advertising clients have included Southern California Gas, Cole of California, Universal Pictures, Capitol Records, Strega Liquer, and the Fluer Corporation. Today, Ken is also an internationally recognized digital artist. He specializes in the composition and manipulation of digitized images for the purposes of fine art and illustration. His work originates as photographs and he then uses computers to abstract them into works that appear to be paintings. Design Graphics Magazine has featured his work in multiple-page full-color in two of its issues. Computer Artist and Digital Video Magazine have also featured MilburnAs work. He has written twenty computer books in the past five years. His most recent include: Digital Photography: Expert Techniques, Digital Photography: 99 Tips and Tricks to Make You Look Like a Pro, Photoshop Elements 2: The Complete Reference, The Photoshop 7 Virtual Classroom, The Digital Photography Bible (1st and 2nd Editions), Photoshop 5.5 Professional Results (Osborne/McGraw-Hill), Master Photoshop 5.5 Visually, Visually Master Photoshop 6.0,, and CliffAs Notes on Taking Digital Photographs (Hungry Minds).
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