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At lastyour complete guide to the digital photography process, from concept through delivery
Whether you're a professional or a serious enthusiast, digital photography offers you so many exciting opportunities and advantages. But working with digital requires a unique procedure, and until now, there was no single source to guide you through. In this landmark work, two respected professionals help you develop an efficient workflow that incorporates Photoshop, leading RAW file software, and other essential technological tools. Richly illustrated with full-color photographs by the authors and packed with the wisdom they've acquired, this volume smoothes every step of the way from planning a shoot to delivering perfect digital images.
- Transition smoothly from film to digital
- See how your workflow encompasses photography, computing, and graphic design
- Explore hardware and software and choose what's right for your purpose
- Optimize the quality of your images with Photoshop®
- Choose the appropriate file types to display your images
- Recognize the capabilities and limitations of digital files
- Select the best method of printing your photos
- Understand the principles of color calibration and how they affect your prints
- Organize and manage a large volume of digital photos efficiently and safely
- Transfer images from your camera and set up an efficient archiving system
- Plan to have the right equipment on a shoot
This full-color title is designed to be a classic reference for the millions of photographers going to digital, from enthusiasts shooting family events and vacations with their SLRs, to professionals creating journalistic prints and fine art. It’ s the only book on the market with a focus on complete, end-to-end workflow from shoot to print. It’ s tied to Adobe’ s latest version of Photoshop, which boasts an installed base of 4 million! The author’ s site, Digital Outback Photo ((1.5 million visitor per year), will be a primary marketing hub for this book. It is linked to from all major digital sites, which can be brought into the book promotional process. Authors Bettina and Uwe Steinmueller are a recognized and respected fine-art photographer team who have founded their own style in the world of digital photography. They focus primarily on abstract colors and patterns in natural and urban landscapes.
Professional photographer Serge Timacheff shows amateurs and professionals how to manage workflow throughout the digital photography process, from setting up terrific shots to editing them with Photoshop to producing quality prints. Loaded with striking full-color photos, this unique resource also covers the leading RAW file input software.
Designed to be a classic reference for millions of serious photographers going to digital.
This full-color title is designed to be a classic reference for the millions of photographers going to digital, from enthusiasts shooting family events and vacations with their SLRs, to professionals creating journalistic prints and fine art. It?s the only book on the market with a focus on complete, end-to-end workflow from shoot to print. It?s tied to Adobe?s latest version of Photoshop, which boasts an installed base of 4 million! Serge Timacheff is a professional photographer living in Pacific Northwest. He is the official photographer for the International Fencing Federation, based in Lausanne, Switzerland, and he photographs fencing at World Championships and the Summer Olympics. His 100-percent digital studio provides portraiture, event, commercial, and boudoir photography, and his fine art photographs appear in galleries and individual collections worldwide. David Karlins is a digital imaging expert, Web designer, teacher, consultant and author of numerous books and magazine articles.
About the Author
Serge Timacheff is a professional photographer who recently made the switch to a fully digital operation. He's the official photographer for the International Fencing Federation and photographs fencing events at the Olympic Games.
David Karlins teaches graphic design at San Francisco State University. He is the author of PC Magazine Printing Great Digital Photos, also from Wiley.
Table of Contents
Part I: Setting Up for Digital Photography Workflow.
Chapter 1: What Is Digital Photography Workflow?
Chapter 2: The Digital Camera: From Pre- to Post-Pixel.
Chapter 3: Software: Digital Workflow’s Red Thread.
Part II: Following the Digital Photography Workflow.
Stage 1: Preparing the Digital Photo Shoot.
Stage 2: The Digital Photo Shoot.
Stage 3: Transferring Digital Images from Camera to Computer.
Stage 4: Image Review and Organization.
Stage 5: Processing Digital Photos.
Stage 6: Storage and Backup of Digital Images.
Stage 7: Creative Image Editing and Optimization.
Stage 8: Printing Photos in the Studio or at a Service Bureau.
Stage 9: Digital Image Display and Distribution.
Stage 10: Fighting Image Mortality.
Part III: Appendixes.
Appendix: References and Resources.