Photography for the Web
Publisher: SitePoint
Final Release Date: May 2010
Pages: 200

A hands-on on guide to digital photography, with a practical focus on the Web. Readers will learn how to make the most of their digital camera, while learning the basics of composition, exposures, filters and more.

Step-by-step guides will walk readers through advance techniques like using long exposures, photographing items in motion, and the importance of the RAW data format.

"Photography for the Web" will also offer helpful advice on editing images (levels, colors, histograms), correcting for barrel distortions and vanishing points, removing blemishes, going black & white and stitching panoramas.

Finally, the book will discuss sharing images online, utilizing online communities like Flickr & Fotalia, competitions for amateur photographers and selling photos on stock image sites like iStockPhoto.

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Digital Photograpy beyond Automatic Mode

By Frank M.

from Akron, Ohio

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Pros

  • Concise
  • Easy to understand
  • Helpful examples

Cons

  • Not comprehensive enough
  • Not enough about the Web
  • Too basic

Best Uses

  • Intermediate
  • Novice

Comments about SitePoint Photography for the Web:

Author Paul Duncanson does a fine job of explaining photo basics for digital cameras and editing images, but use of photos on the web is a very small part of the book. After 137 pages there are only 15 pages devoted to sharing your images, mostly for web use. My opinion is that the book is misnamed. "Digital Photography Beyond Automatic Modes" would be more appropriate.

My best benefit from this book was the realization that my new Nikon D90 DSLR is just what I needed to further advance my digital photography ability. Viewing the scene In the SLR viewfinder gives the actual scene to be shot. Viewing the scene on a compact camera LCD display is very much a compromise in many ways including extent of content covered. DSLR cameras give the most control over the image making process.

This book will be very useful for compact camera users as well as new DSLR owners. Preset scene options are discussed. Next comes photo basics regarding exposure, depth of field, shutter speed, white balance, f-stop and ISO. Secrets of composition are included. Advanced techniques include working with light, objects in motion, tripods, and long exposures. An amazing fact is with digital we can easily change ISO settings for every shot if you wish. With film cameras we were stuck with the same ISO for an entire roll of film.

Storing, Managing, Editing, and Sharing chapters are useful. There is very little mention of RAW shooting where editing the image is a must but of great advantage for the pros using Photoshop. This book provides more affordable image editing choices for the amateur. The short chapter on sharing provides the promised website uses for your photos. Finally, online forums, social groups, and photography schools are covered.
Highly recommended resource for all digital photographers but don't expect too much for web purposes.

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