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Sunday, January 20, 2008

How Digital Photography Works 2nd Edition

A full-color, illustrated adventure into the high-tech wonders inside your digital camera by the author/illustrator team that created the bestselling How Computers Work.

With clear and simple explanations that say, “You, too, can understand this,” and brilliant, full-color illustrations, How Digital Photography Works, Second Edition, gives you detailed information on the hidden workings of digital cameras, professional picture-taking techniques, and even photo-editing software. Some of the topics covered in this groundbreaking book include:

· How Digital Viewfinders Frame Your Pictures

· How Twin Lens Cameras and Tilt-and-Shift Lenses Change the Rules

· How Cameras Focus on Moving Targets

· How Exposure Systems Balance Aperture and Shutter

· How Electronic Flashes Create a Burst of Light

· How Studio Lighting Creates a Perfect Lighting Environment

· How Color Calibration Makes What You See on the Screen Match What You See on Paper

· How Your Camera’s Microprocessor Manipulates Images

· How Photoshop Expands a Photographer’s Artistry


Part 1: Getting to Know Digital Cameras

Chapter 1 The Workings of a Digital Camera

Chapter 2 Inside Digital Video Cameras

Part 2: How Digital Cameras Capture Images

Chapter 3 How Lenses Work

Chapter 4 How Light Plays Tricks on Perception

Chapter 5 How Digital Exposure Sifts, Measures, and Slices Light

Chapter 6 How Technology Lets There Be Light

Chapter 7 How Light Becomes Data

Chapter 8 How New Tech Changes Photography

Part 3: How the Digital Darkroom Works

Chapter 9 How Software Changes Pixels by the Numbers

Chapter 10 How Digital Retouching Rescues Family Heirlooms

Chapter 11 How the Digital Darkroom Makes Good Photos into Great Fantasies

Part 4: How Digital Print-Making Works

Chapter 12 How Computers and Printers Create Photographs

Chapter 13 How Photo-Quality Printers Work




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