Foundation Course: Digital Photography is a comprehensive and plain-speaking guide to the art of digital photography. Steve Luck, former editorial director of specialist photography publisher Ilex Press, looks at the features of the different types of camera available to help the reader choose a camera wisely and knowledgeably, explains key terms – from ISO to megapixels and white balance, and examines ways of developing and improving one’s work and making one’s pictures stand out.
The book tells the reader exactly what they need in terms of computer software, provides a thorough introduction to basic image editing techniques in Photoshop – such as cropping, sharpening, adjusting colour, correcting red eye, and removing blemishes, and also studies some of the more advanced image-editing techniques such as selective blurring, dodging, and burning.
Finally, masterclasses include in-depth, step-by-step instructions through projects as varied as hand-tinting, converting images to black and white, and creating panoramas, while a separate section studies different ways of sharing one’s images from adding borders, printing, and e-mailing to making CDs, DVDs, and slideshows.
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