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Digital Photography from the Ground Up: A Comprehensive Course [Paperback]

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A guide for the novice photographer covers the principles and techniques of digital photography, with information on such topics as how imaging occurs in a digital camera, buying a new camera, composition, types of photography, image editing and printing, and organizing images.

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Digital technology has revitalized the interest in one of the most fascinating creative hobbies: photography. This "ground up" guide to digital photography will help the novice photographer get started with a firm foundation in understanding the principals and techniques of modern photography. It will also guide the more experienced photographer through the transition from analog to digital photography.

Whereas most other books on digital photography focus on image editing in Photoshop, this book deals with the photographic workflow from capture to print and storage.

In this book the reader will learn:

How imaging occurs in digital cameras What to look for when buying a new camera An understanding of composition Digital shooting techniques Image editing, printing, and presentation How to archive and organize photographic images

This is not a book that explains which button to push, but it is what the title promises: an in-depth course loaded with valuable information and tips. Juergen's goal is to share his own experience as a photographer, and to pass on the knowledge that will make photography an enjoyable and rewarding endeavor.

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Item Specifications...

Pages   354
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 8.25" Height: 10"
Weight:   2.26 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 24, 2008
Publisher   Rocky Nook
ISBN  1933952172  
ISBN13  9781933952178  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Juergen Gulbins has extensive experience in writing, technology, desktop publishing, designing high-end document archival systems, and digital photography. He is a prolific author who has written and translated books on topics such as CAD, Unix, DTP, typography, Internet, document management, Linux, and various aspects of digital photography. He has been a passionate photographer most of his life.

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Digital Photo COURSE In A Book!!  Sep 4, 2008
'Digital Photography from the Ground Up: A Comprehensive Course' is EXACTLY what the title says. Perfect for anyone new or learning about the digital photography field, you will get everything you need out of this text. From the basics of what digital photography IS, how it differs from film, settings and options, organizing pictures, editing/cropping, this book has it all. With a pretty layout and FULL COLOR throughout this text, the pages are printed on nice paper and it's good sized. The writing is excellent and this is a very easy book to recommend. If you are new to digital photography and want to learn more about how to get the most bang out of your digital camera or you know someone that would like to learn more this book is a perfect learning resource.

A fine beginner's title  Jun 20, 2008
Digital photography is covered in a bare-bones, basic guide for novices which will help such an audience begin with a solid foundation in photography principles. Most digital photo books focus on photo editing techniques, but this covers everything from workflow and image capture to print and storage. From the basics of how imaging occurs in digital cameras to what to look for in a new camera and how to improve image shooting as well as editing and presentation, DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY FROM THE GROUND UP is a fine beginner's title perfect for either photography or general-interest lending libraries.

Diane C. Donovan
California Bookwatch
One great book  May 22, 2008
This is indeed a great book. Like it says, "From the Ground Up) It covers every phase of digital photography. From the beginner to the seasoned professional.
A Digital Photography Primer  Apr 16, 2008
This is a great book for the novice to intermediate digital photographer. There are no major issues that are not addressed. The book starts with chapters on equipment, with tips on choosing a camera. It then proceeds to chapters on composition, and a number of short sections on shooting topics such as animal photography, landscape photography, night photography, and others.

Appropriately, the longest section (over 100 pages) covers image editing software, with representatives from the world of MacOS, Linux, and Windows. While the level of detail doesn't approach that in a book dedicated to image editing such as Managing Your Photographic Workflow with Photoshop Lightroom or Art of RAW Conversion: How to Produce Art-Quality Photos with Adobe Photoshop CS2 and Leading RAW Converters by Juergen Gulbins and Uwe Steinmueller, it has adequate detail for the newbie to use to become acquainted with the various features of image editing software. It gives detailed instructions (including screenshots) about the use of many of the most important features.

There is a short chapter introducing the RAW format, and then a chapter on printing presentation quality pictures with ink-jet printers. There is special emphasis on the shareware program Qimage, a print application that provides excellent quality prints from even medium resolution photos. The image quality from this program in many instances even exceeds the quality obtained from printing directly from Photoshop. I was pleased to see credit given to this program, which I have used extensively over the last eight years and found to be invaluable in printing high quality ink-jet prints.

There are short sections on choosing and using a scanner, image management, and finally a brief description of Apple Aperture and Adobe Lightroom, popular all-in-one programs.

This book is a complete introduction to digital photography. It does not provide new information for the experienced photographer, but it does provide answers to questions that neophytes may not know to ask, and will refresh the memory of intermediate photographers about techniques they may not have used for years.

Highly Recommended.

A Solid Foundation for a New Photography Enthusiast  Apr 4, 2008
Most photographers I know are self taught through lots of reading and plenty of practice. Anyone getting started is usually looking for a simple source to explain the basics about photography so they understand at a level that helps them get better, quicker.

Digital Photography from the Ground Up provides a solid overview on essentially all things related to digital photography. This book is definitely targeting the beginning user or one that may have been trying things out for awhile and would like to get a better foundation behind their hobby.

With this in mind, the advanced user likely knows most of what is covered in this title, but could use a copy to lend out to those that are always asking them questions! The concepts do get a little more advanced in some sections, but the concepts are clearly and simply explained to make them approachable and understandable for anyone. Because this book covers so many topics, each is only covered in a concise manner. For example night photography, which could be a chapter long is covered in one page. This is what beginners need though; a good explanation of how to best approach a type of photography including the potential mistakes and how to best set your camera to get good photos.

Though not a title that is going to take you from beginner to master, rather it is a wide reference doing exactly as the title suggests. Readers are taken from the ground up to a good understanding of all the areas they need to know to excel at photography.

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