About the Book
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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.
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Table of Contents
- Eyes, Brains, Lights and Images
- Getting to Know Your Camera
- Camera Anatomy
- Preparing a Computer
- Image Sensors
- Exposure Basics
- Program Mode
- Advanced Exposure
- Finding and Composing a Photo
- Raw Shooting
- Special Shooting
- Editing Workflows and First Steps
- Correcting Tone
- Correcting Color
- Selective Editing and Masks
- Photoshop Adjustment Layers
- Black-and-White Conversion
- Layers, Retouching, and Special Effects
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)