Release on 2006-08-01 | by Jack Drafahl,Sue Drafahl
Author: Jack Drafahl,Sue Drafahl
Pubpsher: Amherst Media
Using the digital darkroom to perfect underwater images, this guide is loaded with tips on how to finesse, fine-tune, retouch, and enhance underwater film scans and digital images with Adobe Photoshop. This comprehensive look at the required setup for a digital darkroom outlines the necessary hardware, monitor calibration, and room lighting, in addition to providing a survey of the top editing tools and descriptions of the most tried-and-true correction techniques. Step-by-step instructions explain how to group underwater images for editing; approach corrections for images that require a multi-step enhancement process; and choose the right output options for printed images, video, slide shows, and Web viewing.
Simplifying the seemingly difficult and expensive art of underwater photography, this accessible investigation outlines the four elements of success: focus, exposure, composition, and subject. Beginning with an overview of necessary diving skills, this survey reviews these four categories in detail, depicting how to obtain superior results even without the latest and greatest equipment. Maintenance and first-aid tactics are presented as well, reducing the chance of disappointing malfunctions during a dive. Also covered is the importance of developing a photography plan beforehand—both for the safety of the divers and the protection of the underwater environment. Concluding with post-shoot techniques for choosing the best frames, cropping photos for printing, and the top methods of presentation, this examination demonstrates how underwater images can be used to share the world of diving while promoting important conservation efforts.
Release on 2005-08-01 | by Jack Drafahl,Sue Drafahl
Author: Jack Drafahl,Sue Drafahl
Pubpsher: Amherst Media
From camera selection to enhanced exposure, everything necessary to capture underwater digital images is available in this handy reference. Photographers will learn how to select, test, and use digital cameras for technically perfect images, adapt traditional photo techniques to underwater conditions, confidently shoot and light underwater images for great exposure, and remedy common problems that plague underwater photographers. Helpful hints on maintaining, cleaning, transporting, and insuring a digital camera are included. With full-color images that both instruct and inspire, this handbook provides information on every conceivable aspect of creating the right conditions for beautiful underwater photographs.
An Illustrated Guide to Image Editing and Manipulation in Photoshop
Author: Martin Evening
Adobe Photoshop 5.0 for Photographers has become a classic reference source written to deal directly with the needs of photographers. Whether you are an accomplished user or are just starting out, this book contains a wealth of practical advice, hints and tips to help you achieve professional looking results. The book begins with an introduction to working with digital images, providing essential information on everything from file compression to proofing and output issues. Practical workshops show you how to master the essential techniques, such as adjusting brightness, colour and contrast, toning a black and white image, advanced retouching techniques, adding filters and so on. Each technique is described in step by step detail, showing exactly which command to use, whether you're working with a Mac or PC. The book comes with a free tutorial CD-ROM with full multimedia walkthrough movies of the techniques described in the book. A unique interactive filter section allows you to try out the effects of different filters - saving you hours of time. Free tryout software includes a digital watermarking system that helps protect your images. If you are just beginning to work with digital images or are looking for new ideas, the best techniques and ways to improve the quality of your work - this is the book for you! Martin Evening is a professional photographer who has been working with digital images and Photoshop for many years. He works mainly in studio based beauty photography for PR and direct clients. The use of the computer has played a significant role in Martin's work, with nearly everything being retouched or manipluated in Photoshop. This is a regular everyday experience and one which has enabled him to gain an extensive, specialist knowledge of Photoshop. Martin writes regularly about digital imaging for leading photographic and computer magazines. He has presented seminars on Photoshop techniques in the UK and United States and acts as a digital imaging consultant for design and photographic studios. He is a founding member of the Digital Imaging Group, London and is co-listowner of the Prodig mailing list - a Photoshop discussion list on the web. practical techniques show how to master the essential functions: adjusting brightness, colour and contrast, advanced retouching techniques, toning a black and white image, adding filters etc. comes with a free tutorial CD-ROM with walk-through multimedia presentations of techniques described in the book illustrated with stunning colour images throughout, including real-life assignments from leading professionals
Underwater Digital Photography for DSLRs will help you select a camera and housing that will fit your needs, show you how to maintain it in good working order and how to use your system to achieve the best results. The book is divided into three parts. Part One covers cameras, housings, accessories, and the care and maintenance of UW photo gear. Part Two covers underwater photography techniques for getting the best results from your equipment. Part Three discusses digital image processing including color and exposure correction, the use of special effects filters, retouching methods, composites and panoramas, automation techniques and methods of presenting your images.