In film-based photographic education, strong programs and writings have placed great emphasis on making a negative. But to get to the negative, good exposure is required. The beginning of the photographic process significantly affects the final outcome of an image—a fact that has not changed with digital photography.
Capture: Digital Photography Essentials concentrates on photography from a digital-capture workflow point of view. The text addresses both the opportunities and limitations of digital photography, and how to work with those opportunities and around the limitations. Authors Glenn Rand, Chris Broughton, and Amanda Quintenz-Fiedler discuss the digital tools that allow photographers to capture, create, and maintain high-quality digital photographs. Readers will learn to maximize the potential of their images through an understanding of the core principles and more advanced aspects of the digital photographic process.
Various projects that are based on tested teaching concepts for digital photography can be found throughout the text, as well as numerous images that are both inspirational and instructional.
• Digital Cameras
• Sensors and Lenses
• Basic Exposure
• Digital Exposure
• Digital Capture Workflow
• Image Files
• Parametric Editing
• Digital Zone System
• Hybrid Imaging
• Capture Technology
Glenn Rand is an artist with international acceptance. His photographs are in the collections of more than two dozen museums and public collections in the U.S., Europe, and Japan, including the Detroit Institute of Art and the Kresge Art Center. He has also exhibited widely throughout the U.S.
Glenn has published and lectured extensively about photography and digital imaging on topics ranging from commercial aesthetics to the technical fine points of black-and-white photography. Books written by Glenn include Black & White Photography and Digital Photographic Capture.
Presently Dr. Rand is the Program Director for Graduate Programs at Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, California.
Christopher Broughton, has been a faculty member of Brooks Institute since 1996. Prior to becoming a full-time faculty member he served as Director of Laboratory Operations while completing his Masters of Science degree at Brooks Institute. Also in 1996, he served as faculty for University of Pittsburgh's Semester of Sea program. Broughton has authored articles in Petersen's Photographic, Outdoor Photographer, PC Photo, and in Studio Photographer and Design Magazines. He has been a featured lecturer for Hasselbald USA and Eastman Kodak. His photographs are exhibited and represented by Four Friends Gallery in Thousand Oaks, CA and can be seen on his website www.christopherbroughton.com. Broughton was responsible for revamping Brooks Institute’s introductory photo class to be digitally-based. He has been active in working on digital capture, workflow, and output since it was introduced into the photographic workflow.
Amanda Quintenz-Fiedler is a writer, photographer, and educator. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Purdue University in 2000 with a major in Interdisciplinary Film Studies and minors in Photography, English, and Math. She went on to pursue a MFA in Photography from Brooks Institute, graduating in 2009.
Her MFA culminating project, “American Narcissism”, was a visual and verbal examination of modern American attitudes. She has written articles regarding photographers, digital fine art theory, and fine art education for publications such as Rangefinder, Digital Photo Pro, Photographers Forum, and the Photo Imaging Education Association (PIEA) Journal.
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