A Short Course in Photography - Digital (4e) : 9780134525815

A Short Course in Photography - Digital (4e)

 
Edition
 
4
ISBN
 
9780134525815
ISBN 10
 
0134525817
Published
 
06/02/2018
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
Pages
 
240
Format
 
Out of stock
 
Title type
Book
$91.99
 
 
Title type
 
$64.99
 
 
Description

For courses in the fundamentals of digital photography.


Modelled after the widely used A Short Course in Photography: Film and Darkroom, the 4th Edition of A Short Course in Photography: Digital presents the basic techniques of photography in its contemporary, digital form. This brief volume emphasises the most up-to-date learning techniques, allowing students to keep up with modern technology and explore artistic choices via in-depth discussion of photographic techniques. 


In addition to covering the basics of digital photography, this title also covers the impact of computers and software on the art of photography. The 4th Edition includes new contemporary photographs by great artists, information on the latest digital camera technology and software, and integration of workflow applications.

Table of contents
  • 1. Camera
  • 2. Lens
  • 3. Light and Exposure
  • 4. Digital Workplace Basics
  • 5. Image Editing
  • 6. Printing and Display
  • 7. Organizing and Storing
  • 8. Using Light
  • 9. Seeing Like a Camera
  • 10. History of Photography

New to this edition

Unique features and topics introduce readers to the art of digital photography

  • The latest in digital camera technology, including the full-featured non-DSLR camera and cell phone cameras, are examined.
    • This edition includes the latest in camera technology and software, along with integration of workflow applications (including Capture One Pro) at every step and expanded coverage of a Camera Raw workflow.
  • An updated Chapter 10, The History of Photography, explains the explosion of color photography in the 1970s.


Designed to make learning digital photography as easy as possible

  • Numerous photographs and drawings illustrate each topic.
    • New photographs by great contemporary artists, including Sam Comen, Adam Ekberg, Kate Joyce, David Leventi, Martina Lopez, Christoph Oberschneider, Todd Owyoung, Geoffrey Robinson, and Ian van Coller are included in this edition.

Technical updates and current product information is included throughout the text, including updated demonstrations and example photographs.


Check out the preface for a complete list of features and what's new in this edition.

Features & benefits
  • Project boxes listed in the readings provide activities for students to try, reinforcing the technical and expressive skills they have learned.
  • Project boxes containing “How Did You Do” questions encourage students to think about the techniques used and their end results.
  • Readers will learn how to make prints, including how to adjust photographs with image-editing software, select ink and paper, print them, and then display them in a mat and frame.
  • The latest in digital camera technology, including the full-featured non-DSLR camera and cell phone cameras, are examined.
    • Updated - This edition includes the latest in camera technology and software, along with integration of workflow applications (including Capture One Pro) at every step and expanded coverage of a Camera Raw workflow.
  • Special attention is devoted to automatic focus and automatic exposure and how to override these features when it is better to adjust the camera manually.
  • Updated - An updated Chapter 10, The History of Photography, explains the explosion of colour photography in the 1970s.
Author biography

Jim Stone is an Associate Professor of Photography at the University of New Mexico. His photographs have been collected by the Museum of Modern Art and The Smithsonian American Art Museum, among many others. Books of his work include Stranger Than Fiction (Light Work, 1993), Historiostomy (Piltdown Press, 2001), and Why My Pictures are Good (Nazraeli Press, 2005). He has also published six higher education titles that are widely used in university courses: A User’s Guide to the View Camera, Darkroom Dynamics, Photography, Photography: The Essential Way, A Short Course in Photography, and A Short Course in Digital Photography.


Barbara London has authored and co-authored many photography books from their first editions to their current ones, including Photography, Photography: The Essential Way, A Short Course in Photography, A Short Course in Digital Photography, The Photograph Collector’s Guide, and more.

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