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Table of Contents

  1. The Basics

    1. Chapter 1 Capture Devices

      1. Get the Picture . . . Cameras
      2. Basics of Cameras
      3. Camera Types
    2. Chapter 2 Sensors

      1. Capturing Light
      2. Common Sensors
      3. Basic Sensor Structure
      4. How a Sensor Collects Light
      5. Sensor Construction and Operation
      6. Resolution and Detail
      7. Acquiring Color
      8. Noise
    3. Chapter 3 Lenses

      1. Lenses and Shutters
      2. Basic Optics
      3. Lens Basics
      4. Hyperfocal Focusing
      5. Types of Lenses
      6. Digital Camera Lens Design
      7. Lens Flare
      8. Image Stabilization
      9. Shutter Systems
      10. Electronic Shutters
      11. Shutter Speeds
    4. Chapter 4 Exposure Basics

      1. From Light to Image
      2. Exposure Basics
      3. Auto Exposure
      4. Basic Daylight Exposure
      5. Light Meters and Basic Metering
      6. Reflective and Incident Meters
      7. Exposure Calculation
      8. Substitution Metering
      9. Tonal Placement
      10. Average Value Metering
  2. Working Digitally

    1. Chapter 5 Exposure for Digital Photography

      1. Exposures Become Digital
      2. Exposure Testing for Digital Sensors
      3. Histograms
      4. Exposure Based on the Histogram
      5. Optimizing Exposure
      6. Digital Equivalent Exposures
      7. Understanding Dynamic Range and Bit Depth
    2. Chapter 6 Digital Capture Workflow

      1. Progressing to Capture
      2. Preparation Workflow
      3. Capture Workflow
    3. Chapter 7 Saving Captured Images

      1. The File Cabinet
      2. File Basics
      3. Metadata
      4. File Types
      5. Memory Devices
    4. Chapter 8 Image Editing and Corrections

      1. Perfecting Capture
      2. PIE
      3. Correction
      4. Working Methods
      5. An Editing Checklist
    5. Chapter 9 Asset Management

      1. Keeping Track of Images
      2. Active Use
      3. Importing Image Files
      4. Naming Protocols
      5. Backing Up Files
      6. Evaluating and Adding Metadata for Images
      7. Archiving
  3. Beyond

    1. Chapter 10 Beyond Exposure 1: Digital Zone

      1. Expressed Light
      2. Digital Zone System
      3. Zone Vocabulary for Digital Photography
      4. Using the Digital System
      5. Post-Capture Processing
      6. Digital Black-and-White
    2. Chapter 11 Beyond Exposure 2: HDRI

      1. Expanded Light
      2. Some Basics of HDRI
      3. Faux HDRI
      4. DSLR and Small-Camera-Based HDRI
    3. Chapter 12 Beyond Exposure 3: Hybrid Digital Photography

      1. A Place for Silver
      2. Megapixels versus Grains
      3. Pixel Arrangement
      4. Color
      5. Dynamic Range
      6. Workflow and Time
      7. Lens Issues
      8. Requirement for Electronic Systems
      9. Choosing a Hybrid Approach
    4. Chapter 13 How Digital Images are Created

      1. Capture to Visible
      2. The Digital Photographic Sequence
      3. Buffering
      4. Expansion of Dynamic Range
  1. Glossary

  2. Appendix Index of Photographers

  3. Appendix

  4. Appendix About the Authors