Complete Digital Photography, 8th 8th Edition
Ben Long
ISBN-13: 9781305258723 | ISBN-10: 130525872X
© 2015 | Published |  640  Pages
Previous Editions: 9781285077260

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In this updated eighth edition of COMPLETE DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY, popular photographer, writer, and teacher Ben Long guides you through the creative and challenging world of digital photography--from the ins and outs of shooting to the details of postproduction and printing. This book gives you everything you'll need to know in order to create great digital photos. Starting with an inside look at how a camera works, you'll progress through all the details of shooting, image editing, output, and workflow. With its step-by-step tutorials, you'll learn great tips and techniques that will help you understand and sharpen your process from start to finish. Among the many essential elements of digital photography covered are: using your camera's controls; understanding exposure; composing your pictures--the "artistry" of photography; crafting a postproduction workflow around Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom; and printing and output. No prior experience with digital photography is needed or assumed, and by the end of the book, you'll have the expertise to tackle complex photographic challenges on your own. Complete Digital Photography, Eighth Edition will help you master the equipment, the process, and the art of digital photography.



  • 1. Eyes, Brains, Lights, and Images.
    2. Getting to Know Your Camera.
    3. Camera Anatomy.
    4. Image Transfer.
    5. Image Sensors.
    6. Exposure Basics.
    7. Program Mode.
    8. Advanced Exposure.
    9. Finding and Composing a Photo.
    10. Lighting.
    11. Raw Shooting.
    12. Special Shooting.
    13. Workflow.
    14. Editing Workflows and First Steps.
    15. Correcting Tone.
    16. Correcting Color.
    17. Selective Editing and Masks.
    18. Photoshop Adjustment Layers.
    19. Black-and-White Conversion.
    20. Layers, Retouching, and Special Effects
    21. Panoramic Stitching and HDR Merging.
    22. Output.

    • Features tutorials on photographic processes and workflow from start to finish.
    • Covers exposure theory, composition, lighting, complex masking, image adjustment, and much more.
    • Includes a detailed section on camera anatomy.
    • Has been upated for Photoshop CC, including changes to the Camera Raw sections, HDR, and more.
    • Includes a rewritten section on flash photography.
    • Features expanded coverage of Lightroom and iOS.
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  • Ben Long is a San Francisco-based photographer, writer, and teacher. The author of more than two dozen books on digital photography and digital video, he is also a senior contributing editor to Macworld magazine, a contributing editor at CreativePro.com, and the author of several best-selling Lynda.com photography courses. His photography clients have included 20th Century Fox, Blue Note Records, Global Business Network, the San Francisco Jazz Festival, the Pickle Family Circus, and Grammy-nominated jazz musicians Don Byron and Dafnis Prieto. He has taught and lectured on photography around the world, including workshops at the Santa Reparata International School of the Arts in Florence and a class for imaging engineers at Apple, Inc. He occasionally dabbles in computer programming and has written image editing utilities that are used by National Geographic, the British Museum, and the White House.