The best photographs start with proper attention behind the camera before the image is shot. The author explains how digital cameras work, helping the reader to achieve professional-looking results without digitally manipulating after the shot.
Using his popular bad image/good image pairings of real-life examples, Bryan Peterson takes the reader through all the techniques needed to succeed with digital photography in every popular genre: nature, people, sports, interiors, travel, low-light conditions, travel, weather, commercial portraits, macro, and wildlife—even how to use creative tricks such as reflections. As a bonus, Peterson explains, in straightforward text, the techniques of Photoshop as well as the basics of publishing, printing, and archiving and storing for personal or professional use. Full of great examples for beginners and serious photographers, Understanding Digital Photography makes it easy to create great digital pictures every time.
An accessible but technically rigorous guide to color management for all users in all market segments Understanding Color Management, 2nd Edition explains the basics of color science as needed to understand color profiling software, color measuring instruments, and software applications, such as Adobe Photoshop and proofing RIPs. It also serves as a practical guide to International Color Consortium (ICC) profiles describing procedures for managing color with digital cameras, LCD displays, inkjet proofers, digital presses and web browsers and tablets. Updates since the first edition include new chapters on iPads, tablets and smartphones; home-cinema projection systems, as well as, with the industrial user in mind, new additional chapters on large-format inkjet for signage and banner printing, flexography, xerography and spot color workflows. Key features: Managing color in digital cameras with Camera Raw and DNG. Step-by-step approach to using color management in Adobe Photoshop CC. M0, M1, M2 instrument measurement modes explained. Testing of low cost, iPhone color measuring instruments. Updated to include iccMAX (Version 5.0) ICC profiles. G7 calibration explained with practical examples. Conventional printing conditions described - SNAP, GRACoL, SWOP, Fogra, CRPC. New sections on Pantone EXTENDED GAMUT Guide. Introduction to XML for color management applications. Understanding Color Management, 2nd Edition is a valuable resource for digital photographers, keen amateurs and end-users, graphic designers and artists, web masters, production and prepress operators and supervisors, color scientists and researchers, color consultants, and manufacturers. It is a must-have course text for college and university students of graphics arts, graphic communications, digital photography, print media, and imaging arts and sciences. The Society for Imaging Science and Technology (imaging.org) is an international professional society whose mission is to keep members and others aware of the latest scientific and technological developments in the greater field of imaging. A major objective of the Wiley-IS&T series is to advance this goal at the professional level. The broad scope of the series focuses on imaging in all its aspects, with particular emphasis on digital printing, electronic imaging, image assessment and reproduction, image archiving and preservation, color science, pre-press technologies, and hybrid imaging systems.
UNDERSTANDING DIGITAL CINEMA: A PROFESSIONAL HANDBOOK is a comprehensive resource on all aspects of finishing, distributing and displaying film digitally. For technical professionals as well as non-technical decision-makers, the book is a detailed exploration of every component of the process, from mastering to theater management. * An overview of digital cinema system requirements * Post production work flow * Color in digital cinema * The digital cinema mastering process * Fundamentals of compression * Security * Basics of audio * Digital distribution * Digital projection technology * Theater systems * The international perspective: Views from Europe, Asia and Latin America * A realistic assessment of the future of digital cinema With contributions by: Richard Crudo, President, American Society of Cinematographers Leon Silverman, Executive Vice President, Laser Pacific Media Corporation Charles Poynton, Color Scientist Chris Carey, Senior Vice President, Studio New Technology, The Walt Disney Studios Bob Lambert, Corporate Senior Vice President New Technology & New Media, The Walt Disney Company Bill Kinder, Pixar Animation Studios Glenn Kennel, DLP Cinema Peter Symes, Manager, Advanced Technology, Thomson Broadcast & Media Solutions Robert Schumann, President, Cinea, Inc., A Subsidiary of Dolby Labs David Gray, Vice President, Production Services, Dolby Laboratories, Inc. Darcy Antonellis, Executive Vice President, Distribution and Technology Operations Warner Bros. Technical Operations Inc. and Senior Vice President, Worldwide Anti-Piracy Operations Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Matt Cowan, Principal and Founder, Entertainment Technology Consultants Loren Nielsen, Principal and Founder, Entertainment Technology Consultants Michael Karagosian, Partner, Karagosian MacCalla Partners (KMP) Peter Wilson, Vice President, Display Technologies, Snell and Wilcox Ltd. Patrick Von Sychowski, Senior Analyst, Screen Digest Wendy Aylsworth, Vice President of Technology, Warner Bros. Technical Operations Inc.
Seven content-rich minibooks cover the key features and tools of your Mac Macs are easy to use, but this guide helps you take advantage of all the cool features and make the most of your Mac. Fully updated, it covers the newest operating system, Mac OS X Snow Leopard, as well as iLife '09, iWork '09, and much more. Minibooks include Mac Basics; Photos, Music, and Movies; Browsing the Internet; Working with iLife and iWork; Other Mac Programs; Timesaving Tips with a Mac; and Mac Networking. Ideal for those switching to a Mac from a PC as well as for Mac users who are upgrading Helps you set up and customize your Mac and get to know the Mac way Explains how to get online, surf with Safari, and send and receive e-mail Covers working with photos, music, and movies, as well as crunching numbers and creating presentations with iWork Explores setting up a network, running Windows on a Mac via Bootcamp, and automating your Mac Provides troubleshooting tips and advice on protecting your Mac Macs All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition gives you the full scoop on using all the cool Mac features.
Welcome to the wonderful world of the Mac! Whether you’ve just decided to switch from Windows or you’ve been using a Mac for awhile and want to take advantage of all its bells and whistles, Macs All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies is the perfect guidebook to Mac land. You probably already know that Macs were made for media. There’s iPhoto for organizing, editing, and sharing your digital photos; iMovie to let you become a moviemaker; iDVD for preserving that movie and playing your favorites; and of course, iTunes for managing your music. But your Mac is just as happy creating documents, browsing the Internet, putting together cool presentations, or even crunching numbers. This guide shows you how to use all those applications and more. Seven minibooks cover Mac basics; working with photos, movies, and music; using the Internet; working with iLife and iWork applications; various other Mac programs; time-saving tips; and networking. You’ll discover how to Set up and customize a new Mac Get online, choose a browser, configure an e-mail account, and instant-message with iChat Handle Mac security and troubleshoot problems Create a Web site with iWeb and get it online Back up your files, sync your stuff, and manage your life with your Mac Network your Mac with other computers, even PCs, and share files, printers, and more Even if you’re a seasoned Mac veteran, we bet you’ll find some things here you didn’t know! And you’ll refer to this book again and again.
Step-by-Step, Full-Color Graphics! Take great digital photos right away--the QuickSteps way. Color photos and screenshots with clear instructions show you how to get the most out of your digital camera. Follow along and learn to manage controls and settings; compose your shots; photograph landscapes, people and objects; and capture action shots. You'll also find out how to edit, enhance, and correct your images, organize your digital image gallery, print high-quality photos, and share your images online. You can flip straight to the information you need easily using the color-coded tabs. Get the book that will have you shooting photos like a pro in no time. Use these handy guideposts: Shortcuts for accomplishing common tasks Need-to-know facts in concise narrative Helpful reminders or alternate ways of doing things Bonus information related to the topic being covered Errors and pitfalls to avoid
" "Computerization movement" (CM) refers to a special kind of social and technological movement that promotes the adoption of computing within organizations and society. ... Through theoretical analyses, systematic empirical studies, field-based studies, and case studies of specific technologies, the book shows CMs to be driven by Utopian visions of technology that become part of the "ether" within society. The empirical studies presented here show the need for designers, users, and the media to be aware that CM rhetoric can propose grand visions that never become part of a reality and reinforce the need for critical and scholarly review of promising new technologies."--Back cover.
The essential fundamentals of 3D animation for aspiring 3D artists 3D is everywhere--video games, movie and television special effects, mobile devices, etc. Many aspiring artists and animators have grown up with 3D and computers, and naturally gravitate to this field as their area of interest. Bringing a blend of studio and classroom experience to offer you thorough coverage of the 3D animation industry, this must-have book shows you what it takes to create compelling and realistic 3D imagery. Serves as the first step to understanding the language of 3D and computer graphics (CG) Covers 3D animation basics: pre-production, modeling, animation, rendering, and post-production Dissects core 3D concepts including design, film, video, and games Examines what artistic and technical skills are needed to succeed in the industry Offers helpful real-world scenarios and informative interviews with key educators and studio and industry professionals Whether you're considering a career in as a 3D artist or simply wish to expand your understanding of general CG principles, this book will give you a great overview and knowledge of core 3D Animation concepts and the industry.
Understanding Digital Cameras will help you to: * Choose the right camera, lens and output option to capture the perfect image * Develop great technique, whatever your style or subject matter * Be inspired! Showcasing a wide range of images, plus the work and insights of guest photographers This key resource for all photographers will help you get the very best from today's sophisticated digital cameras. Discover which type of camera, lens, lighting and printer is right for you with clear explanations and close-ups of camera settings and menus. A key tool to improve your photography is to see comparison images side by side. Tarrant shoots the same scene with different equipment or a different approach, to show exactly what a camera and technique can or can't do. He also shows you images that haven't worked - and explains precisely why. In this book you will learn essential photographic techniques, before moving on to specific genres: people, nature, action shots and working in the studio. Detailed captions throughout explain which camera and lens was used for each shot and highlight key factors in getting the right exposure, lighting and composition. There is an essential troubleshooting guide to printing errors such as smudges, lines and colour casts. Discover how to produce fine art prints and optimize images for the Web. Plus key technical information on digital and optical quality and colour management. Packed with tips, clear explanations, with all photography terms defined, box outs with key information, and showcasing a wide range of image styles and subjects, this book (and a camera!), is all you need to start creating great images! Jon Tarrant has spent many years as an award-winning professional photographer and much-published photographic writer. He is former editor of the British Journal of Photography, to which he still contributes, and of Professional Photographer and HotShoe International magazines.
Whether you're an artist or not, this book will give you a working knowledge of digital image concepts. It discusses what software programs are used for various images and covers computer art concepts such as scanning and resolution. It then covers how to create your own digital images or obtain existing ones and describes how to manipulate computer pictures and how to produce them.
Simply the easiest way to start using a Windows PC If you want a “show me how, don’t tell me why” approach to learning how to use a computer, this is the book for you. Large, full-color screen shots and numbered, step-by-step instructions show you how to get up and running with Windows and the latest hardware add-ons, the Internet, and popular software applications. Learn all the basics plus how to use Office 2010, protect your computer from viruses, sync up mobile devices, and much more. Designed for people who learn best visually, this full-color guide covers basic information for beginning computer users, including how to use Windows 7, multimedia applications, wireless devices, and the Internet Uses large screen shots and step-by-step instructions to make learning fast and easy Covers Office 2010, multimedia management, virus protection, popular software applications, common peripherals, and basic security Shows how to integrate the latest wireless technologies and sync mobile devices Visual learners will find this colorful guide shows exactly what to expect at every step and makes learning to use a PC easier than ever before.