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How Digital Photography Works

How Digital Photography Works
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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

 


Introduction

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 

Glossary 

Index 

 

Pearson Education; February 2007
241 pages; ISBN 9780768668735
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