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Woldwide shipments of digital cameras in 2001 totaled 18.4 million units, a number that's supposed to rise to 41 million by 2006, according to market research firm IDC. All of these new users, ranging from beginning to advanced photographers, are going to need help learning this completely new way of making and working with pictures. Start with a Digital Camera, Second Edition uses hundreds of full-color photos, graphic design case studies, and step-by-step examples to help digital photographers of all levels overcome the limitations of digital photography and make the most of its unique advantages. In this newly revised edition, updated to cover advanced camera resolutions, new storage options, and Adobe Photoshop Elements, readers will learn how to pick out and use their digital cameras, work with models and props, optimize images for printing as well as for onscreen presentation, and manage memory and storage. Artists, designers, photographers, and desktop publishers will get valuable tips on using digital photos in publications, on the Web, and in limited-edition prints.
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A lavishly illustrated demonstration of what you can do with a digital camera, Start with a Digital Camera mimics a traditional photography text. It teaches how to choose a subject, arrange lighting, compose frames, work with models, and capture fast action. The author, a graphic designer, also discusses various styles of photography (landscapes, still lifes, portraits, and so on) available for exploration. But rather than discuss film, chemical development, and darkroom techniques, Odam digs into the special quirks and capabilities of digital photography. He explains--with the help of many beautiful color illustrations--how to manipulate electronic photographs on a personal computer.
Rather than focus on the mechanics of image editing, the book explains digital manipulation terms and techniques in a mostly generic way. For example, he provides a page full of variants of the same image, each under- or overexposed to a different degree. He treats color correction and other techniques similarly. However, he acknowledges the power and popularity of Adobe Photoshop by explaining specifically how to achieve certain effects--such as those created with filters--in that program. The examples of clipping and combining photographs involve Photoshop too. The result of his work: a superior guide for anyone wanting to get into photography via the digital route. --David WallFrom the Back Cover:
With film purchase and development costs as high as ever, and quality digital cameras selling for only a couple of hundred bucks, if you haven't bought a digital camera yet, you will. And when you do, you'll want John Odam's practical and lovely Start with a Digital Camera, 2nd Edition to help you overcome the limitations of digital photography and make the most of its unique advantages. In this newly revised edition, updated to cover advanced camera resolutions, new storage options, and Adobe Elements, you'll learn how to pick out and use your digital camera, work with models and props, optimize images for printing as well as for onscreen presentation, manage memory and storage, and much more. You'll also walk away with a ton of valuable tips on using digital photos in publications, on the Web, and in limited-edition prints. Start with a Digital Camera, 2nd Edition uses hundreds of full-color photos, graphic design case studies, and step-by-step examples to give you both the knowledge and inspiration to generate excellent digital photos and incorporate them in graphic design.
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Book Description Peachpit Press 13/03/2003, 2003. Condition: New. Brand new item sourced directly from publisher. Packed securely in tight packaging to ensure no damage. Shipped from warehouse on same/next day basis. Seller Inventory # 1111-9780321130112