Harold Davis, "Practical Artistry: Light & Exposure for Digital Photographers"
O'Reilly Media, Inc | ISBN: 0596529880 | April 4, 2008 | 176 pages | PDF | 12.3MB
You may be passionate about photography, and own a digital SLR with perhaps more advanced equipment as well. But do the photographs you take with this powerful equipment come out as well as you'd like?
With this fascinating and beautifully illustrated book, you learn how to apply the techniques and principles of classic photography so you can make great images with today's digital equipment. Harold Davis, author and renowned fine art photographer, puts the focus in Practical Artistry on light and exposure, two crucial concepts you need to understand and master if you are to truly capture the images you see.
Topics covered in this book include:
Camera, lenses, and equipment
Understanding exposure and measuring light
Relationship of aperture to shutter speed and ISO
Working with depth of field
Natural lighting, studio lighting, and the use of flash
Light and color temperature
Working with white balance
Photographing at dawn or dusk
Photography at night
Telling a story with your image
Capturing people, places, and things
Setting up a digital workflow
RAW processing and double RAW processing
Adjusting exposure and reducing noise
Black & white photography
And much more