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Real World Digital Photography, 3rd Edition - Free Sample Chapter - Chapter Four: Digital Photography Foundations - 59 Page PDF
Written by three of the most experienced educators in the industry, this fully updated edition of Real World Digital Photography concentrates on image quality and workflow with the addition of brand new material including Photoshop CS5, Lightroom 3, HDR, video, and countless new photographic examples.
Chock-full of hands-on image capture and editing techniques aimed at working professionals, this comprehensive volume by a trio of digital imaging masters tackles every aspect of digital photography today. Organized in four major sections--Digital Photography Essentials, Digital Photography Techniques, The Digital Darkroom, and Output, Management and Presentation--the focus in Real World Digital Photography is on getting great pictures and spectacular printed output through a combination of smart techniques and the right equipment.
Download a free 59 page sample chapter: Chapter 4: Digital Photography Foundations. From the intro: With most digital cameras, it’s easy to begin taking photos as soon as you insert a battery and a memory card. But it’s important to familiarize yourself with the different settings contained in your digital camera’s menus and submenus. Human nature being what it is, of course, most of us probably take lots of pictures before delving too deeply into the instruction manual. The fully automatic mode on most cameras that handles every decision for you except where to point the camera makes this very easy to do.
The Auto mode is great for those times when you need to take a picture quickly and don’t want to think about which setting to use. But to achieve the photograph you’re after, you’ll more often need—and want—to take the camera off autopilot. Understanding the core concepts outlined in this chapter will make the difference between using your digital camera as a nifty gadget and using it as powerful creative tool.
In the first part of this chapter, we’ll explain some important settings and menu options to help you know your camera better. In addition, we’ll take the time to review some fundamentals of photography and how they relate to digital cameras. In the second part of this chapter, we’ll look at some of the important concepts and practices that form the foundation of making good photographs.
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