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Digital Photography

from the Ground Up

coverDigital technology has revitalized the interest in one of the most fascinating creative hobbies: photography. This new book from Rocky Nook -- Digtal Photography from the Ground Up -- will help the novice photographer get started with a firm foundation in understanding the principles and techniques of modern photography. And, the more experienced photographer will be guided through the transition from analog to digital photography.

Whereas most other books on digital photography focus on image editing in Photoshop, this book deals with the photographic workflow, from capture to print and storage.

In this book the reader will learn:
* How imaging occurs in digital cameras
* What to look for when buying a new camera
* An understanding of composition
* Digital shooting techniques
* Image editing, printing, and presentation
* How to archive and organize photographic images

coverThis is not the book that explains which button to push. Rather, it is what the title promises: an in-depth course loaded with valuable information and tips. Juergen´┐Żs goal is to share his own experience as a photographer, and to pass on the knowledge that will make photography an enjoyable and rewarding endeavor.

Digital Photography from the Ground Up
by Juergen Gulbins

Juergen Gulbins has extensive experience in writing, technology, desktop publishing, designing ihg-end document archival systems, and digital photography. He is a prolific author who has written and translated books on topics such as CAD, Unix, DTP, typolography, Internet, document management, Linux, and various aspects of digital photography. He has been a passionate photographer most of his life.

Rocky Nook was founded in early 2006 in Santa Barbara, California, and is closely associated with dpunkt.verlag, a leading publisher of books on technology based in Heidelberg, Germany. The focus of Rocky Nook's publications is on digital photography and computing.

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