Synopses & Reviews
This tutorial takes photographers beyond the quick tips and gimmicky effects of many digital photography books. Author Katrin Eismann -- an internationally acclaimed artist, bestselling author, and gifted educator -- offers high-profile work, including her own, as examples for teaching photographers how to use the digital medium to create, edit, and output images that reflect their true vision.
Co-authored by photographer and teacher Sean Duggan, The Creative Digital Darkroom translates skills, concepts, and nomenclature of the traditional darkroom into digital solutions for photographers who sense that, despite the newness of the technologies at hand, there remains a timeless method for learning and practicing photography the right way. This is not a Photoshop book per se, but it does focus on the photographic aspects of Photoshop, something other books claim to do but rarely have the discipline to accomplish. The Creative Digital Darkroom includes:
- Four sections that cover the black & white darkroom, the color darkroom, creative techniques, and production essentials
- Chapters that begin with a thorough foundation followed by numerous tutorial examples that apply the theory to real-world examples
- Examples and a layout that enables readers to find, understand, and apply the featured techniques quickly and easily
- The authors are both renowned photographers and Photoshop experts
Clearly, The Creative Digital Darkroom
is not your typical digital photography "how to" book. It's ideal for intermediate and advanced photographers, artists, and educators looking for clear, concise, insightful, and inspiring information and techniques on how to make their photographs shine. The language, and techniques will immediately appeal to serious students and professionals, and the original tutorial images and high-profile work will make the book an important visual resource for educators and art appreciators.
The Creative Digital Darkroom is a bridge from the traditional darkroom to the digital darkroom, concentrating on the creative photographic aspects of working with Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Lightroom. The photographs, language, and techniques featured in the book will immediately appeal to dedicated amateurs, professional photographers, and photographic educators who have little use for books full of mundane stock images, extraneous discussion, exploding logos, and distracting jokes. This book clearly explains the classic principles of the photographic darkroom, in terms that users of digital technology can happily thrive on. Packed with clear and concise examples of how software and hardware combine with the unique vision of the photographer in creating, editing, and outputting the images in your mind's eye. Co-authors, Katrin Eismann and Sean Duggan have teamed up to write a book that translates the analogy of traditional darkroom into contemporary digital solutions for photographers who sense that, despite the newness of the technologies at hand, there remains a timeless method for learning, practicing, and enjoying photography. Katrin Eismann is world-known for her talent as a Photoshop expert and photographer, but above all she's considered one of the best teachers her field has ever seen. This book uses the clear, concise tutorial approach that made her two previous Photoshop books bestsellers that take photographers beyond quick tips and gimmicky effects.
Eismann is world known for her talent as a Photoshop expert and photographer, but above all she's considered one of the best teachers her field has ever seen. In this book she uses the tutorial approach that made her two previous Photoshop books bestsellers to take photographers beyond quick tips and gimmicky effects.
About the Author
Katrin Eismann is an internationally respected teacher and lecturer on photographic imaging, restoration, retouching, and the impact of
emerging technologies on photography and the arts. Katrin received an undergraduate degree in photographic illustration from the Rochester Institute of Technology and her Master of Fine Arts degree in design at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Her other books include Photoshop Masking and Compositing and Real World Digital Photography.
In 2005, she was inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame by the National Association of Photoshop Professionals. Wayne Palmer is the principal of Palmer Multimedia Imaging, which offers custom photography, video, and restoration services. Wayne has worked with Adobe Photoshop since version 3; teaches Photoshop and digital photography classes; and is the technical editor of numerous books on digital imaging techniques.Duggan is a photographer and digital artist who combines a traditional fine art photographic background with extensive digital imaging experience. He teaches regular workshops on Photoshop and digital photography.