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Understanding digital cameras : getting the best image from capture to output

Author: Jon Tarrant
Publisher: Oxford ; Burlington, MA : Focal, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The best photographs start with proper attention behind the camera before the image is shot. The author explains how digital cameras work, helping the reader to achieve professional-looking results without digitally manipulating after the shot.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jon Tarrant
ISBN: 0240520246 9780240520247
OCLC Number: 75714166
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xi, 346 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Basic features: Types of cameras ; Camera features --
Camera menus: General settings ; Image capture ; Image adjustments ; Image review ; Other settings ; Memory cards --
Exposure and focusing: Understanding exposure ; Focusing modes ; Exposure solutions --
People: Babies and children ; Candids ; Groups ; Events ; Holidays --
Nature: Domestic animals ; Farm animals ; Animals in zoos ; Birds ; Landscape composition and flora ; Macro --
Aktion: Location choice ; Lens choice ; Camera choice ; Camera settings ; Composition and cropping ; Using colour ; Quiet moments --
Studio: Basic equipment ; Advanced equipment ; Lighting arrangements ; Lighting techniques for still life --
Printing systems: Online printing ; Desktop systems ; Dye-sublimation --
Printing problems: Line faults ; Smudges ; Colour casts ; Image deterioration ; Image sizes --
Fine-art printing: A note on terminology ; Equipment choice ; Image improvements ; Image output ; After-treatment --
Image editing: Raw formats ; Archiving your images ; Image corrections ; Standalone image manipulation programs --
Supporting software: Image enlargement ; Image browsers ; Filing software ; Image enhacements ; Watermarking --
Digital quality: Analogue versus digital ; Bits and bytes ; Pixels ; Sensor types ; Colour variations --
Optical quality: Resolution terminology ; Maximum resolution ; Resolution testing ; Nyquist limitations ; Accurate focusing ; Lens choice --
Colour quality: Recording colour ; Colour values ; How many colours? ; Colour balance ; Defining colour ; Colour calibration ; Colour spaces ; Profiling --
A backward glance: Digital SLRs ; In the beginning ; Ten digital cameras ; Summary --
Epilogue: Image quality ; Final thoughts.
Responsibility: Jon Tarrant.
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Helps you to choose the right camera, lens and output option to capture the perfect image. This title teaches useful photographic techniques, and covers specific genres: people, nature, action shots  Read more...

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