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A short course in digital photography / Barbara London, Jim Stone.

London, Barbara, 1936-
Other title:
Digital photography
2nd ed.
Upper Saddle River, NJ : Prentice Hall, 2012.
v, 220 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 28 cm.
Photography -- Digital techniques.
Image processing -- Digital techniques.
Book Description: For introductory, one-semester courses devoted to digital photography. The London, Upton, Stone series has helped over 1,000,000 photography students capture their potential. After a very successful first edition, this second edition returns with the most up-to-date industry knowledge. Modeled after the long-running and widely used A Short Course in Photography, a brief text which presents the medium entirely in its most updated form.
Getting started: getting your camera ready
Focusing and setting the exposure
Exposure readout
Exposing images
What will you photograph?
Types of cameras
Basic camera controls
More about camera controls
Inside a digital single-lens reflex camera
Shutter speed: affects light and motion
Use it creatively
Aperture: affects light and depth of field
Use it creatively
Shutter speed and aperture: blur vs depth of field
Getting the most from your camera and lens
Lens focal length: the basic difference between lenses
Normal focal length: the most like human vision
Long focal length: telephoto lenses
Short focal length: wide-angle lenses
Zoom, macro, and fisheye lenses
Focus and depth of field
Automatic focus
Depth of field: controlling sharpness in a photograph
More about depth of field: how to preview it
Perspective: how a photograph shows depth
Lens attachments: close-ups and filters
Light And Exposure:
Sensors and pixels
Pixels and resolution
Color in photography
White balance
Using histograms
Exposure meters: what different types do
How to calculate and adjust an exposure manually
Overriding an automatic exposure camera
Making an exposure of an average scene
Exposing scenes that are lighter or darker than average
Exposing scenes with high contrast
HDR: high dynamic range
Digital Darkroom:
Equipment and materials you'll need
Pictures are files
Digital color: modes, gamuts, spaces, and profiles
Calibrating for accuracy
Working with camera raw
Setting up a workflow: stay organized
Workflow programs: aperture and lightroom
Importing an image
Image Editing:
Getting stared editing an image
Adjusting an image: levels
Adjusting part of an image: selections
More techniques: layers
Color into black and white
Editing workflow
Ethics and digital imaging
Printing And Display:
Printers and drivers
Papers and inks
Soft proofing
Panoramic photographs
Presenting your work: framing
Matting a print
Mounting a print: equipment and materials you'll need
Dry mounting a print step by step
Bleed mounting/overmatting
Organizing And Storing:
Image storage
Using metadata
Software for organizing
Archiving images and prints
Qualities of light: from direct to diffused
Existing light: use what's available
Main light: the strongest source of light
Using artificial light: photolamp or flash
More about flash: how to position it
Using flash
Seeing Like A Camera:
What's in the picture: the edges or frame
Focus: which parts are sharp
Time and motion in a photograph
Depth in a picture: three dimensions become two
Chaos becomes order
Photographing for meaning
Portraits: informal finding them
Formal: setting them up
Photographing the landscape
Photographing the cityscape
Photographing inside
Responding to photographs
History Of Photography:
Daguerrotye: designs on silver bright
Calotype: pictures on paper
Collodion wet-plate: sharp and reproducible
Gelatin emulsion/roll-film base: photography for everyone
Color photography
Early portraits
Early travel photography
Early images of war
Time and motion in early photographs
Photograph as document
Photography and social change
Photography as art in the 19th century
Pictorial photograph and the photo-secession
Direct image in art
Quest for a new vision
Photograph as art in the 1950s and 1960s
Photography as art in the 1970s and 1980s
Digital photograph: predecessors
Becomes mainstream
How to learn more
Photographers' web sites
Photo credits
Includes bibliographical references (p. 216) and index.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Class of 1932 Fund.
Stone, Jim, 1947-
Class of 1932 Fund.
0205066429 (pbk.)
9780205066421 (pbk.)
Web link:
The Class of 1932 Fund Home Page
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