"Be part of the revolution."
—Leo Laporte, This Week in Tech
Go beyond the basics to mastery of the art and craft of digitalphotography in this new edition of the landmark book fromaward-winning photographer and author Mikkel Aaland. Aaland drawsupon his thirty years of experience in the field, plus the wisdomof more than two dozen contributing professional photographers, toprovide authoritative coverage of the latest technologies and bestphotographic practices. You'll find a wealth of pro tips, shootingtechniques, technical recommendations, and step-by-step examplesaccompanied by stunning photographs that illustrate the practicalaspects as well as the aesthetics of digital photography. Buildyour skills and get inspired with this striking and practicalbook.
- Capture high-impact images of people, landscapes, products, andmore
- Shoot RAW and get the most quality and flexibility out of yourdigital camera
- Create stunning black-and-white photographs
- Learn to compensate for the main drawbacks of digitalcameras
- Photograph underwater, from the sky, beyond visible light, andat night
- Use JPEG 2000, panorama stitching, and other new editingtools
- Focus in depth on technical topics such as histograms andsensors
Stop the action, blur the scene, convert to B&W all incamera or on your computer.
Shoot better so your images will need less editing.
Tag, sort, store, and find your photos moreefficiently.
Major companies like Kodak and Nikon are abandoning the manufactureof film cameras and are producing affordable digitals, so it's anideal time for substantial manuals on their use to appear. Aalandwas among the first to write such books when his DigitalPhotography was published in 1992. In this second edition ofShooting Digital, he has removed material that is no longerrelevant (e.g., shutter-release lag) and added chapters on shootingand processing RAW data and on the digital renaissance in shootingin black and white. Highly recommended. (Library Journal
,March 15, 2007)
"Renowned author Aaland takes photographers through an enjoyablebut fluidly intellectual guide for self-improvement." (DigitalPhotographer)