Ben Long

Complete Digital Photography
Ninth Edition

The best-selling guide to all things digital,
From camera to postproduction

About the Book

This printed version of this book is currently available on Amazon (at a slight discount) and from our online store for $40 ($25 off).

The ebook version is available from Amazon, Apple and Google, and from our store (in PDF, ePub and Kindle formats) for $19.99.

In this newly updated, ninth edition of the best-selling photography book, Ben Long guides you through the creative and challenging world of digital photography. Complete Digital Photography 9 has everything you need to know to create great photos: from how to master your camera, to learning about composition, lighting, image editing, workflow and output. Ben also includes a number of shooting exercises in the front part of the book to help you get comfortable with photographic techniques, and there are extensive step-by-step tutorials designed to help you master image editing in Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop and other apps.

   With Ben’s easy-going, comprehensive teaching style, you’ll be amazed at the results you get from Complete Digital Photography.

   Want to check the book out before you buy? Download a free chapter of this book (PDF) right now by clicking this link— Chapter 9: Composition.

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Complete Digital Photography is taught regularly in colleges across North America. If you are affiliated with an educational institution, and wish to talk about volume purchasing, please send us an email via our Contact Us page; be as specific as possible about your needs, and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

Table of Contents

  1. Eyes, Brains, Lights and Images
  2. Getting to Know Your Camera
  3. Camera Anatomy
  4. Preparing a Computer
  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. Output

What People Are Saying

Great reference book, goes through a huge amount of the information around how a camera functions, how to start working in manual mode, and how you can work with your camera's tools to get the look you want in your shots.

(Verified Amazon review)

This is an excellent introduction to digital photography, from understanding your camera to taking photos to processing those photos on your computer. The writing is clear and efficient. The photos are pertinent and well chosen. You will get a good foundation from this book for your further learning about photography.

(Verified Amazon review)

About the Author

BenBen Long is a San Francisco-based photographer and writer, and is the author of over a dozen books on digital photography. He is also one of LinkedIn Learning’s top-ranked video instructors, with more than 50 courses on all aspects of photography.

Book Specs

  • ISBN 978-1-7326369-2-7 (print)
  • ISBN 978-1-7326369-1-0 (ebook)
  • Published: December 2018
  • Format: Print (8 in. by 10 in.)
  • $64.99
  • Pages: 416