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From Camera to Computer

Book Description

Ever wonder what it would be like to get inside the head of an accomplished photographer as he chooses a subject, works the scene, selects an image, and then edits the result into a piece of photographic art? As a follow-up to his successful first book Take Your Photography To The Next Level, author/photographer George Barr now applies the practice to the theory. Go along with George as he searches for subjects, sorts out scenes, refines his composition, and then moves from Camera to Computer to edit his images, not only correcting flaws, but also making the images match his vision. See proof sheets and "not quite there" images, and learn tips on image editing from someone who is focused on creating a fine art image. With his friendly, easy-to-understand approach George goes beyond how to edit your images by teaching the whys behind the editing process. This book is certain to help you dramatically improve your own images.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Dedication
  5. Table of Contents
  6. Introduction
  7. Notes on Using This Book
  8. 1. Athabasca
    1. A Little Background on Athabasca Falls
    2. The Image Capture
    3. Advantages of RAW vs. JPEG
    4. Editing the Image
    5. Thoughts On the Image
  9. 2. Bluffs and Bush
    1. My Approach to the Image
    2. Stitching and Panoramic Image Basics
    3. Editing the Image
    4. Why You Might Want to Consider Black and White
    5. Back to Editing the Image
    6. Thoughts On the Image
  10. 3. Grain Elevator
    1. My Approach to the Image and Working the Scene
    2. Thoughts On the Image
  11. 4. Fruit
    1. Thoughts On the Image
  12. 5. Sculpture and Architecture
    1. My Approach to Photographing a Sculpture
    2. Thoughts On the Images
  13. 6. People
    1. Thoughts On the Images
  14. 7. Racks
    1. Focus Blending
    2. Image Processing for Helicon Focus Blending
    3. Image Processing for Photoshop Blending
    4. Thoughts On the Images
  15. 8. Stoney Park
    1. Thoughts On the Image
  16. 9. Logs
    1. Thoughts On the Images
  17. 10. Abstract Images
    1. Suggestions For Making Abstract Images
    2. Thoughts On the Images
    3. Image Descriptions
  18. 11. Cabbage
    1. On Finding Photographs
    2. Thoughts On the Image
  19. 12. Europe
    1. Equipment
    2. Thoughts On the Images
  20. 13. Steps
    1. Thoughts On the Image
  21. 14. Waterfall
    1. Thoughts On the Image
  22. 15. Lensbaby
    1. Thoughts On the Images
  23. 16. Knuckle
    1. Working the Scene
    2. Thoughts On the Images
  24. 17. Manipulations
    1. Thoughts On the Images
  25. 18. Pairs
    1. Pair 1 – Bluff Bushes
    2. Pair 2 – Rugged Rapids Provincial Park
    3. Pair 3 – Old Truck
    4. Pair 4 – Cave and Basin Hot Springs
    5. Pair 5 – Graymont Limestone Plant
    6. Pair 6 – Jura Canyon
    7. Thoughts On the Images
  26. 19. Sunflower
    1. Thoughts On the Images
  27. 20. Breaking the Rules
    1. Thoughts On the Images
  28. 21. Snow Plow
    1. Alternatives to Akvis Enhancer
    2. Thoughts On the Image
    3. Image Sharpening
  29. 22. Still Life
    1. Thoughts On the Images
  30. 23. Turbine
    1. Thoughts On the Images
  31. Afterword
    1. That’s All Folks
  32. A Photoshop Primer
    1. Tools Palette
      1. Crop
      2. Healing Brush
      3. Clone Stamp
      4. Paint Brush
      5. History Brush
      6. Dodge
      7. Hand
      8. Zoom
    2. Other Tools You Don’t Need to Know About (For Now)
      1. Histogram
      2. History Palette
      3. Adjustments Palette
      4. Actions Palette
      5. Layers Palette
      6. Color Boxes
    3. Some Basic Menu Items
      1. Color Settings
      2. Image Size
      3. Smart Sharpen
    4. Image Editing Philosophy
      1. Layers Icons
    5. The Adjustment Layers I Use
      1. Curves
      2. Vibrance
      3. Hue/Saturation
      4. Color Balance
      5. Black & White Conversion
      6. Threshold
      7. Selective Color
      8. Layers Icons
  33. Index