Introduction to Digital Photography

Introduction to Digital Photography

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For undergraduate-level courses in Introductory Digital Photography.Unique in approach, this is the first introduction to digital photography written specifically for the undergraduate level. Using a photographer's perspective, it shows students how digital photography relates to traditional photography, how it can improve traditional picture-making, and how it diverges from traditional photography to open up new avenues for creative growth.
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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 208.28 x 269.24 x 10.16mm | 566.99g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 0130321362
  • 9780130321367

Table of contents

1. Color Photography. Color: Additive and Subtractive. Three Image Layers Create Color Images. Choosing a Color Film. Color Balance and Film. Color Balance and Filters: When Filtration Is Needed. Using Filters. Exposure Latitude: Comparing Color Films and Digital Cameras.2. Introduction to Digital Imaging. Digital Imaging: An Overview. Pictures into Pixels. Bit Depth. Picture "Size:" Ppi, dpi, and Other Image Measurements. Modes and Color Spaces: How Computers Work with Color. Digital Imaging, Changing Ethics, and the Law: Is It Possible? vs. Is It Right?3. Image Capture and Storage. Electronic Cameras. Scanning. Making a Scan Step-by-Step. Storing Your Images. Resizing an Image Step-by-Step.4. Basic Image Editing. Interface: How You Give Commands to the Software. Calibrating Your Monitor: Making Sure What You See Is What You Get. Adjusting Brightness and Contrast. More About Adjusting Brightness and Contrast: Using Histograms to Diagnose Exposure Problems. Adjusting Color: Color Balance. More About Adjusting Color: Hue and Saturation. Editing an Image Step-by-Step. Selections. Brush Tools: Painting on an Image. Using Brush Tools: Applying Paint and Special Effects. Cloning: Copying from One Part of an Image to Another.5. Beyond Basic Image Editing. Curves. Layers. The Best Way to Combine Images. Creating Image Layers. Harmonizing the Elements of a Collage. Managing Image Layers. Adjustment Layers: Preventing Color Banding and Data Loss. Making a Composite Image Step-by-Step. Advanced Selection Techniques. Drawing Selections with the Pen Tool. Using Masks to Create Selections. Layer Masks: Attaching a Mask to a Layer. Alpha Channels: Where Masks are Stored. Color Channels: Where Color Information Is Stored. Editing Color Channels. Troubleshooting: Keeping Track of Layers, Channels and Masks. Digital Filters for Special Effects.6. Digital Printing and Electronic Publishing. Making Prints Match the Monitor. Sharpening Prints. Making Images for the Internet. Making Images for Multimedia. Making Prints on Film and Photographic Paper. Digital Imaging for Non-Silver Processes.Appendix. Recent Developments in Imaging Software. Equipment for Digital Imaging. Working with Service Bureaus. Internet Resources for Photography.Glossary. Index.
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