Take Your Best Shot
Tim Grey Tackles Your Digital Darkroom Questions
By (author) Tim Grey
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Take Your Best Shot by Tim Grey
Book DescriptionFor six years, digital photography expert Tim Grey has answered readers' questions on his website and daily mailing list, 'DDQ (Digital Darkroom Questions)'. Host of the annual Microsoft Pro Photo Summit, Grey knows his stuff - and after answering hoards of questions from photographers, he knows the most persistent and burning issues. In Grey's new book, "Take Your Best Shot: Tim Grey Tackles Your Digital Darkroom Questions", he answers the most-often asked questions about the digital darkroom and more in an easy-to-read format, organized by subject, and illustrated with beautiful photographs and instructive screenshots. The book includes several new topics not covered on Grey's website Tim Grey.The topic list includes: Digital Fundamentals - resolution, bit-depth, and imaging sensors; Digital Cameras & Tools - SLR vs. point-and-shoot, megapixels, field storage, sensor cleaning, CompactFlash card speed, and digital lenses; Digital Photography - JPEG vs. RAW, ISO settings, white balance; Digital Darkroom - Windows vs. Mac, LCD vs. CRT, Lightroom vs. Photoshop, storage, backup, image downloading, and film and print scanning; Color Management - Monitor calibration and color temperature, printer profiling, when the printer doesn't match the monitor, and when prints lack shadow detail; and, Image Optimization - RAW conversion, tonal adjustments, curves, color balance, hue/saturation, clone stamp, spot healing brush, and healing brush.It also includes: Creative Effects - Dodge and burn, black and white conversion, sepia tone, and artistic edge; Image Problem-Solving - Noise, washed-out sky, color cast, and color contamination; Printing - Printer choice, print resolution, raster image processors, paper choice, and print services; and, Digital Sharing - Preventing image theft, slideshow solutions, Web galleries, and sharing websites. You may know him from the series of popular "Tim Grey Guides" (Sybex), or from the hundreds of articles he's written for publications such as "Outdoor Photographer", "Digital Photo Pro" and "PC Photo". In "Take Your Best Shot: Tim Grey Tackles Your Digital Darkroom Questions", Grey answers questions in the same clear and accessible style. If you want to know the 'why' along with the 'how', this book is the one you want - the straight scoop from an expert who knows his business.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780596518257
(254mm x 203mm x 13mm)
Imprint: O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United States
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Real World Digital Photography, Paperback (September 2010)
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Photoshop CS4 for Nature Photographers, Paperback (December 2008)» View all books by Tim Grey
Using field-tested methods and practical instruction in both Photoshop and Photoshop Elements, this book reveals eye-opening techniques, terrific workflow ideas, and timesaving ways to apply a broad array of Photoshop tools to optimize digital images of nature.
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Author Biography - Tim Grey
Tim Grey has authored and coauthored a dozen books, such as the "Tim Grey Guides" for Sybex that include "Photoshop for Nature Photographers", "Photoshop CS2 Workflow" and "Color Confidence". Having written hundreds of magazine articles on digital imaging for photographers, Tim publishes the Digital Darkroom Quarterly print newsletter and Digital Darkroom Questions email newsletter. As host of the annual Microsoft Pro Photo Summit, he also speaks at a variety of events, including Photoshop World as a member of the Photoshop World Dream Team of instructors.
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