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Complete Digital Photography, 8th

Complete Digital Photography, 8th

ISBN 13: 9781305258723

ISBN 10: 130525872X

Author: Ben Long

Pages: 640

Published: 08/28/2014

Print Book Price: $44.99 Add to cart

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In this thoroughly updated eighth edition of COMPLETE DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY, popular photographer, writer, and teacher Ben Long is your guide through the creative and challenging world of digital photography. In this book is everything you’ll need to know in order to create great digital photos, from how a camera works and how to choose the right camera for you, to all the details of shooting, image editing, output, and workflow. The step-by-step tutorials included here offer great tips and techniques on improving your processes from start to finish; you’ll learn about exposure theory, composition, lighting, complex masking, image adjustment, and much more. No prior experience is needed or assumed, and by the end of the book you’ll be tackling complex photographic challenges with your own growing expertise. And the results will astound you.
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  • Has been upated for Photoshop CC, including changes to the Camera Raw sections, HDR, and more.
  • Includes a rewritten section on flash photography.
  • Features expanded coverage of Lightroom and iOS.
  • Features tutorials on photographic processes and workflow from start to finish.
  • Covers exposure theory, composition, lighting, complex masking, image adjustment, and much more.
  • Includes a detailed section on camera anatomy.
Author Bio
Ben Long
Ben Long is a San Francisco-based photographer, writer, and teacher. The author of more than two dozen books on digital photography and digital video, he is also a senior contributing editor to Macworld magazine, a contributing editor at, and the author of several best-selling photography courses. His photography clients have included 20th Century Fox, Blue Note Records, Global Business Network, the San Francisco Jazz Festival, the Pickle Family Circus, and Grammy-nominated jazz musicians Don Byron and Dafnis Prieto. He has taught and lectured on photography around the world, including workshops at the Santa Reparata International School of the Arts in Florence and a class for imaging engineers at Apple, Inc. He occasionally dabbles in computer programming and has written image editing utilities that are used by National Geographic, the British Museum, and the White House.
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Table of Contents
1. Eyes, Brains, Lights, and Images.
2. Getting to Know Your Camera.
3. Camera Anatomy.
4. Image Transfer.
5. Image Sensors.
6. Exposure Basics.
7. Program Mode.
8. Advanced Exposure.
9. Finding and Composing a Photo.
10. Lighting.
11. Raw Shooting.
12. Special Shooting.
13. Workflow.
14. Editing Workflows and First Steps.
15. Correcting Tone.
16. Correcting Color.
17. Selective Editing and Masks.
18. Photoshop Adjustment Layers.
19. Black-and-White Conversion.
20. Layers, Retouching, and Special Effects
21. Panoramic Stitching and HDR Merging.
22. Output.
Sample Chapters