Complete Digital Photography, Sixth Edition by Ben Long

By Ben Long

Entire electronic images, 6th version publications you thru each element of electronic images, from capturing via postproduction and printing, that can assist you grasp the speculation and technical talents required of a good photographer. In an easy-to-understand structure, youll discover the basic photographic wisdom you must clear up universal dilemmas and demanding situations and develop your images to a brand new point. Youll research every little thing from how a digital camera works and the way to decide on the digicam thats best for you, via capturing, snapshot modifying, output, and workflow. Youll additionally discover the fundamentals of artistry in images, together with discovering a topic, composition, lights, and extra. This 6th version good points new fabric protecting Photoshop CS5, digicam uncooked, Micro 4 Thirds cameras, and post-production, and a revised and extra ordinary organizational constitution. Tutorials and workouts in the course of the booklet may help you perform the concepts awarded in each one bankruptcy.

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A prism or mirror is used to bounce the light that enters the lens opening down into the vertically positioned lens. 8 If your camera looks something like this, with no visible lens on the outside of the camera, then most likely the lens is positioned vertically within the camera body. Stabilization Many lenses include image stabilization hardware. These mechanisms track the jitter you produce with your hands and automatically alter certain optical properties of the lens to counteract the effects of that jitter.

Coverage Many people think that an expert photographer sees a scene or subject, thinks about how to best frame and expose it, and then takes a picture of it. Describe this to any “experts” or “professional” photographers, and they’ll probably laugh at you. The fact is, even the most accomplished photographer rarely shoots only one exposure of a subject. Instead, photographers work their subject—something we’ll be discussing a lot in this book. Very often, the only way to find the best composition of a scene is to move around.

We’ll discuss these in more detail later. Point-and-shoot cameras with optical viewfinders have two lenses. 2). 2 On a point-and-shoot camera with an optical viewfinder, you look through one lens, but the camera’s image sensor looks through a second lens. On an SLR, you look through the same lens that the image sensor uses. 3). ” The advantage of an SLR viewfinder is that it shows a much more accurate framing than the viewfinder on a typical point-and-shoot camera, and it shows the effects of any filters or lens attachments that you might have added.

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