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Light and lens : photography in the digital age

Author: Robert Hirsch
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Boston : Focal Press, ©2008.
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An introductory book that clearly provides the instruction and building blocks necessary to create digitally based photographs. It features classroom-tested assignments and exercises from  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Hirsch
ISBN: 9780240808550 024080855X
OCLC Number: 145941588
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xvii, 397 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 20 x 24 cm.
Contents: Cover --
Copyright page --
Contents --
Preface --
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS --
Artist Contributors --
Chapter 1: Why We Make Pictures: A Concise History of Visual Ideas --
THE GRAMMAR OF PHOTOGRAPHY --
THE EVOLUTION OF PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGING --
DETERMINING MEANING --
BPS: BEFORE PHOTOSHOP --
THE DIGITAL IMAGING REVOLUTION --
NEW MEDIA --
QUESTIONS ABOUT PHOTO-BASED IMAGEMAKING --
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION --
Chapter 2: Design: Visual Foundations --
LEARNING TO SEE: COMMUNICATING WITH DESIGN --
BEGINNER'S MIND --
THE DESIGN PROCESS --
THE NATURE OF PHOTOGRAPHY: SUBTRACTIVE COMPOSITION --
DEPARTURE POINT --
ATTENTION SPAN AND STAYING POWER --
PHOTOGRAPHY'S PRIVILEGE --
THE LANGUAGE OF VISION --
PHOTOGRAPHY'S NATIVE CHARACTERISTICS --
DESIGN PRINCIPLES --
VISUAL ELEMENTS --
REFERENCES --
Chapter 3: Image Capture: Cameras, Lenses, and Scanners --
THE ROLE OF A CAMERA --
WHAT IS A CAMERA? --
HOW A CAMERA IMAGING SYSTEM WORKS --
DIGITAL CAMERAS --
TYPES OF CAMERAS --
CHOOSING A CAMERA --
CAMERA FILE FORMATS --
OPENING FILES --
THE LENS SYSTEM AND EXPOSURE --
DIGITAL CAMERA FEATURES --
CAMERA, LENS, MONITOR, AND SENSOR CARE --
SCANNERS --
FRAME GRABBER --
STORING DIGITAL IMAGES --
LIVING PHOTOGRAPHY: AUTHORSHIP, ACCESS, AND THE WORLD'S LARGEST PICTURE BOOK --
NOTE --
Chapter 4: Exposure and Filters --
EXPOSURE BASICS --
FILTERING THE LIGHT --
Chapter 5: Seeing with Light --
NATURAL LIGHT --
THE TIME OF DAY/TYPES OF LIGHT --
ARTIFICIAL LIGHT --
BASIC LIGHTING METHODS --
LIGHTING ACCESSORIES --
Chapter 6: Observation: Eyes Wide Open --
HOW WE SEE --
WHY WE MAKE AND RESPOND TO SPECIFIC IMAGES --
THE EFFECTS OF DIGITAL IMAGING --
AESTHETIC KEYS FOR COLOR AND COMPOSITION --
FIGURE-GROUND RELATIONSHIPS --
Chapter 7: Time, Space, Imagination, and the Camera --
IN SEARCH OF TIME --
THE PERCEPTION OF TIME --
CONTROLLING CAMERA TIME --
IMAGING SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS --
REFERENCES --
Chapter 8: Digital Studio: Where the Virtual Meets the Material World --
DISPLAYING THE IMAGE FILE: TRANSFERRING IMAGE FILES FOR DISPLAY, WEB, OR PRINT --
WORKING WITH A DIGITAL NEGATIVE: THE ORIGINAL CAPTURE --
TRUE RESOLUTION AND THE REAL WORLD --
MAKING PHOTOGRAPHIC-QUALITY PRINTS --
IMAGES AND THE COMPUTER WORKSTATION --
SOFTWARE AND IMAGING APPLICATIONS --
BASIC DIGITAL IMAGING CATEGORIES AND TOOLS --
COMMON TOOLBAR ICONS FROM PHOTOSHOP --
THE COMPUTER AS A MULTIMEDIA STAGE: MOVING IMAGES --
THE INTERNET AND THE WORLD WIDE WEB --
THE DIGITAL FUTURE --
REFERENCES --
MANUFACTURERS' WEBSITES --
Chapter 9: Presentation and Preservation --
DIGITAL RETOUCHING AND REPAIR --
ARCHIVAL PRESENTATION --
DIGITAL ARCHIVES --
REFERENCES FOR DIGITAL ARCHIVES --
DIGITAL PRINT STABILITY --
CAMERA COPY WORK --
PRESENTING WORK ON A DISK --
REFERENCES --
Chapter 10: Seeing with a Camera --
THE FRAMING EFFECT: VIEWPOINT --
SELECTIVE FOCUS --
CONTRAST --
DOMINANT COLOR --
HARMONIC COLOR --
ISOLATED COLOR --
MONOCHROME IMAGES --
PERSPECTIVE --
QUIET OR SUBDU.
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