Digital Photography: Expert Techniques, 2nd Edition
By Ken Milburn
Pub Date: October 2006
Print ISBN-10: 0-596-52690-3
Print ISBN-13: 978-0-59-652690-0
Ready to take digital imaging to the professional level? This advanced strategy book offers expert advice to help you become more competent in your work routine, but it is not your ordinary workflow book. Through step-by-step procedures based on hard-nosed experience, professional photographer Ken Milburn covers much more than image management. His updated edition describes a complete workflow sequence that begins with essential photographic equipment and digital darkroom setup, and ends once finished images are in albums, exhibits, web sites, or publications. Milburn's goal is to make your work routine as efficient as possible, whether you're a working professional or a passionate amateur.
Digital Photography: Expert Techniques takes you through several high-efficiency production techniques, from non-destructive editing (adjustments to RAW photo files that don't change or destroy any of the pixels in the original image) to destructive techniques with Photoshop CS 2, such as changing the number, location, brightness and color of the individual pixels. All the while, Milburn emphasizes minimizing destructive edits and always maintaining the ability to back to early stages. This new edition offers:
The first book to fully address non-destructive, start-to-finish, layered workflow; including learning to take advantage of Camera Raw's non-destructive image adjustments and adjustment layers.
Each chapter begins with a summary on how the chapter fits the workflow and why.
Every exercise begins with side-by-side before-and-after photos. Get a visual idea of what you will accomplish before taking the time to read.
Learn to eliminate useless images and maximize image preservation, organization, and distribution.
Milburn's book features a preview of Adobe Lightroom, the beta application that helps you view, sort, and rank images quickly. You'll also learn advanced techniques with Photoshop CS 2 and Photoshop Elements, though this isn' t a typical Photoshop how-to book. Milburn's workflow strategy includes everything you must do before, during, and after the editing process to ensure that high-production jobs are done professionally with a minimum of frustration. With Digital Photography: Expert Techniques, you'll become a better (and more profitable) photographer.