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Digital Photographic Capture

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The major function of photography is to capture a picture from what is in front of you. Whether a picture of the family pet or advertising spread, the acquisition of the scene is the first step in the digital image process. Digital Photographic Capture takes that first step and it breaks it down in detail so you can understand and better manipulate the mechanics of the process.

As we transition from the silver halide base of photography to an electronic enabled future, we can step to the side and look at the intersection of these processes. Today it is not that one is superior in all situations, but that in the imaging world hybrid imaging maintains uses in unique applications and has certain advantages.

Digital Photographic Capture explores construction and functions of the various parts and processes used to capture images. Sensors, lenses, creation, storage, and hybrid imaging are all broken down into basic explanations, enabling the photographer to have a basic understanding of the photography today. This is your new introduction to photography.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Half Title
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright
  5. Dedication
  6. contents
  7. acknowledgments
  8. introduction
  9. about the authors
  10. why digital
    1. Chapter 1 Overview
    2. The Evolution of Photographic Processes
    3. Summary
    4. Glossary of Terms
  11. capture devices
    1. Chapter 2 Overview
    2. Camera Basics
    3. Digital Cameras
    4. Scanners and More
    5. Summary
    6. Glossary of Terms
  12. sensors
    1. Chapter 3 Overview
    2. Types of Sensors
    3. Summary
    4. Glossary of Terms
  13. lenses
    1. Chapter 4 Overview
    2. Basic Optics
    3. Lens Basics
    4. Aperture
    5. Types of Lenses
    6. Collimators
    7. Summary
    8. Glossary of Terms
  14. image creation
    1. Chapter 5 Overview
    2. Electronic Sequencing
    3. Capture
    4. Electronic Processing of Digital Imaging
    5. Quantization
    6. Factors Affecting Exposure
    7. Acquiring Color
    8. Sampling and Detail
    9. Types of Digital Images
    10. Summary
    11. Glossary of Terms
  15. basics of exposure
    1. Chapter 6 Overview
    2. Exposure Basics
    3. Basic Daylight Exposure
    4. Light Meters and Basic Metering
      1. Substitution Metering
      2. Tonal Placement
      3. Dark-Tone Metering
      4. Highlight-Detail Metering
      5. Average-Value Metering
    5. Summary
    6. Glossary of Terms
  16. digital capture workflow
    1. Chapter 7 Overview
    2. Workflow
    3. Basic Technical Steps
      1. Storage Formatting
      2. Camera Controls
      3. Exposure
      4. Neutral Balance
      5. Capture
      6. Storage
    4. Approaches
      1. Scott Miles: In the Studio
      2. Christopher Broughton: On Location
      3. Russ McConnell: Overcoming Photographic Limitations
    5. Summary
    6. Glossary of Terms
  17. files
    1. Chapter 8 Overview
    2. File Basics
      1. Bit Depth and Color
      2. File Size and Detail
      3. Bit Order
      4. Compression
    3. File Types
      1. RAW Files
      2. TIFF (Tagged Image File Format)
      3. PSD (Photoshop® Document)
      4. JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group)
      5. GIF (Graphics Interchange Format)
      6. EPS (Encapsulated Post Script)
      7. PDF (Personal Document Files)
    4. Summary
    5. Glossary of Terms
  18. balancing digital images
    1. Chapter 9 Overview
    2. Light Balancing
    3. Spectral Composition and Balancing
    4. Post-Capture Correction
    5. Shift and Stretch
    6. Curves and Color Balance
    7. Summary
    8. Glossary of Terms
  19. hybrid digital photography
    1. Chapter 10 Overview
    2. Choosing Hybrid Digital Photography
    3. Sensor Size Versus Film
    4. Color Interpolation Versus Scanned Color
    5. Spectral Sensitivity
    6. Electronics
    7. Storage
    8. Hybrid Digital Imaging
      1. Dynamic Range
      2. Color Gamut
      3. Workflow
    9. Comparison
    10. Summary
  20. glossary
  21. photographers’ index
  22. index