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Complete guide to filters for digital photography

Author: Joseph Meehan
Publisher: New York : Lark Books, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Give your digital photographs a professional look by using filters as well as the image-editing software that mimic filter effects. Here's comprehensive information on the options available to you along with examples and instructions that demonstrate the creative and corrective possibilities of these powerful tools. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Meehan
ISBN: 1579904475 9781579904470
OCLC Number: 53223519
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 168 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.
Contents: Chapter 1. Photographic Qualities of Light and the Role of Filters --
The Photographic Qualities of Light --
Intensity --
Contrast --
Color Temperature --
The Kelvin Scale --
The Color Temperature of Photographic Lighting --
Reproduction of Color in Black and White --
Complementary Colors --
How Light Is Perceived --
Infrared Light --
The Many Forms of Natural Light --
Sunlight --
Sunrise/Sunset --
Twilight --
Fog, Mist, and Snow --
Filtering Techniques for Natural Light --
Artificial Lighting --
Household Tungsten Lighting --
Fluorescent Lighting --
Theatrical and Commercial Lighting --
Mixed Lighting --
The Importance of Neutral Areas --
Color Casts --
Where Do They Come From? --
Chapter 2. An Overview of Camera Filters --
Filter Designations --
Filter Names --
Filter Grades --
Filter Factors --
Graduated Filters --
Filters that Alter the Color of Light --
Color Filter Categories --
Color Conversion Filters --
Creative Uses for Color Conversion Filters --
Light Balancing Filters --
Creative Uses for Light Balancing Filters --
Color Compensating Filters --
Graduated and Stripe Filters --
Enhancing Filters --
Day for Night Filter --
Fluorescent Filters --
Sepia Filters --
Non-Chromatic Filters --
Neutral Density Filters --
Polarizers --
Circular vs. Linear Polarizers --
UV, Haze, and Skylight Filters --
Filters that Alter Contrast and/or Sharpness --
Soft Focus, Diffusion, Fog, and Mist Filters --
Which Filter to Choose? --
Adding Warmth --
Close-Up Filters --
Filter Materials --
Filter Mounts and Filter Care --
Thread-Mount Filters --
Filter Step-up and Step-down Adapters --
Bracket Mount Systems --
Putting Together a Filter Kit --
Point-and-Zoom Camera Filters --
Storage and Cleaning --
Chapter 3. Using Filters with Digital Cameras --
Digital Camera Choices --
How Digital Cameras Record Light --
Noise and Sharpening --
Can Camera Filters Remove Digital Noise? --
Key Digital Camera Functions and Filter Use --
White Balance Features --
Setting White Balance with Color Filters --
Using White Balance Creatively --
LCD Viewing Screen Quality --
ISO, Contrast, and Color Saturation Settings --
Types of Viewfinders --
Lens Filter Mount --
Sensitivity to Infrared Light --
RAW File Capture Option --
The Ability to Close Focus --
The Most Useful Digital Camera Filters (and Why I Use Them) --
Polarizing Filters --
Graduated Filters --
Neutral Density Filters --
Soft Focus and Diffusion Filters --
Close-Up Filters --
Sepia and Enhancing Filters --
Cooling Filters --
Chapter 4. Using Software for Color Correction --
Filter Programs --
How Much Control Does the User Have? --
Are Results Easily Duplicated? --
How Accurate is the Preview Image? --
Does the Software Add Noise? --
Is the Program a Memory Hog? --
Corrective versus Creative Applications --
To Tweak or to Transform --
Strategies for Color Correction --
Color Correction Examples --
Example 1. Color Temperature Correction with RAW Files --
Example 2. Using Software for Color Corrections --
Example 3. Neutralizing a Weak Color Cast --
Example 4. Neutralizing a Strong Color Cast --
Example 5. Rendering Skin Tones --
Chapter 5. Enhancing and Refining the Color Image --
Warming and Cooling the Subject --
Example 1. Warming Filters --
Example 2. Cooling Filters --
Example 3. Color Conversion Filter Effects --
Adding, Intensifying, and Restoring Color --
Example 4. Graduated Color Filter Effects --
Example 5. Intensifying Colors --
Example 6. Restoring a Faded Color Photo --
Example 7. Eliminating Red-eye --
Color Special Effects --
Example 8. Color Special Effects with Abstractions --
Example 9. Artistic Filters --
Soft Focus and Diffusion Filter Effects --
Example 10. Soft Focus and Diffusion Filter Effects --
Reproducing the Look of Film --
Example 11. Filtering to Add Grain --
Example 12. Altering Depth of Field --
Example 13. Perspective Correction --
Noise Reduction Programs --
Example 14. Noise Reduction --
Chapter 6. Black-and-White Filter Techniques --
Black-and-White Photography --
Black-and-White Contrast Filters --
Example 1. Choosing a Camera Filter --
Color to Monochrome Software Conversions --
Example 2. Converting from Color to Monochrome --
Example 3. Channel Mixer Conversion Method --
Example 4. Monochrome Conversions with Contrast Filter Effects Software --
Toning Black-and-White Images --
Example 5. Toning Black-and-White Images --
Infrared Photography with Digital Cameras --
Example 6. Digital Camera Infrared Images.
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