How Digital Photography Works PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Timothy Edward Downs

How Digital Photography Works

Publication date: February 2007
ISBN: 9780768668735
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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 Contents Introduction xii Part 1: Getting to Know Digital Cameras 2 Chapter 1 The Workings of a Digital Camera 6 Chapter 2 Inside Digital Video Cameras 14 Part 2: How Digital Cameras Capture Images 22 Chapter 3 How Lenses Work 26 Chapter 4 How Light Plays Tricks on Perception 48 Chapter 5 How Digital Exposure Sifts, Measures, and Slices Light 62 Chapter 6 How Technology Lets There Be Light 84 Chapter 7 How Light Becomes Data 98 Chapter 8 How New Tech Changes Photography 118 Part 3: How the Digital Darkroom Works 138 Chapter 9 How Software Changes Pixels by the Numbers 142 Chapter 10 How Digital Retouching Rescues Family Heirlooms 162 Chapter 11 How the Digital Darkroom Makes Good Photos into Great Fantasies 170 Part 4: How Digital Print-Making Works 180 Chapter 12 How Computers and Printers Create Photographs 184 Chapter 13 How Photo-Quality Printers Work 192 Glossary 200 Index 214
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