Complete Digital Photography
by Ben Long
COMPLETE DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY, SIXTH EDITION guides you through every aspect of digital photography, from shooting through postproduction and printing, to help you master the theory and technical skills required of a great photographer. In an easy-to-understand format, you'll uncover the fundamental photographic knowledge you need to solve common dilemmas and challenges and...more
Paperback, 624 pages
Published February 25th 2011 by Cengage Learning
(first published July 1st 2001)
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Oct 07, 2009 ctwayfarer rated it 5 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Splendid read. Great coverage of the entire photography workflow from taking pictures to processing them in Photoshop to printing them. There's a good deal of information on how cameras actually work, how to work with RAW files, color management, calculating photo print sizes, etc. Pretty comprehensive. This book is a little light on the 'art' side of photography though, for which I would recommend any of Bryan Peterson's books.
This book is very appropriately titled, it is a complete treatment of the subject. It explains how digital photography works, how it's different from film photography, and it covers the many features high end digital cameras offer and how to use them. It also goes into how to process the images in Photoshop with many very helpful examples and pictures. I found this book very helpful.
Simply put - this is the best how-to book I've ever read. Plus, it doesn't call me a "dummy" in the title. It's a little technical if you're a beginner (which I am) but if you really want to learn, this is a great resource. I got a copy from my library, and just purchased it on Amazon - great addition to the permanent bookshelf.
Exactly what you want to know in terms that are neither too complicated or too simplistic. Includes explanations of EVERYTHING you need to know about digital photography, including some great Photoshopping techniques. I highly, highly recommend!