"A must-have book for all photographers." --John Shaw, johnshawphoto.com
If you're serious about digital photography, you know that taking a great photo is only the beginning. Ultimately you want to share your polished images with the widest possible audience but accomplishing this goal is no simple task. First you have to be able to optimize images for very different mediums--print, the Web, slideshows. Then comes the challenge of drawing people to your work.
In Photo Finish, digital-imaging experts Jon Canfield and Tim Grey combine practical know-how with inspiring examples to illustrate how you can take total control of your output. They introduce the technologies and techniques you can use to attain the finest results for any medium, and they reveal pro tips for attracting viewers. By the time you finish this book, you’ll be able to get your photographs the attention they deserve.
Inside, you'll learn how to:
Choose the right printer, inks, and paper
Produce consistently great prints from your desktop
Create proof sheets, albums, and border treatments
Get optimal results from print labs and online print services
Build an attention-grabbing photo website
Draw viewers to your website through search engines and advertising
Set up for Internet sales with shopping carts and payment systems
Prepare compelling digital slideshows
Apply the finishing touches--mount, mat, and frame your work
Get your photos displayed in exhibitions and galleries
"If you want to learn more about creating a photo gallery from scratch, Jon Canfield goes into detail on the subject in his book, Photo Finish: The Digital Photographer's Guide to Printing, Showing and Selling Images..." (Petersen’s Photographic, 1st August 2005)
Tim Grey is a prolific writer and lecturer on digital photography. Tim is a popular speaker at various seminars and trade shows. He is the author and co-author of several books related to digital photography, including the Tim Grey guides, published by Sybex/Wiley. In his "Digital Darkroom Questions" (DDQ) email service, he answers questions from photography enthusiasts and pros. He's also written hundreds of magazine articles for publications such as Outdoor Photographer, Digital Photo Pro and PC Photo, and is a member of the Photoshop World Dream Team of instructors. In 2007, he launched his own four-color quarterly photography magazine, DDQ (Digital Darkroom Quarterly). Tim is a reliable, diligent writer known for his work ethic.