A Short Course in Photography - Digital eBook (4e) : 9780134525990

A Short Course in Photography - Digital eBook (4e)

Stone,J et al
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Pearson Higher Ed USA
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About the book: 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.

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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
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.
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