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Capture: Digital Photography Essentials--New from Rocky Nook

March 25, 2011


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Santa Barbara, CA—The beginning of the photographic process significantly affects the final outcome of an image—a fact that remains as true for digital photography as it is for film. To create a good digital image or negative, good exposure is required.

Capture: Digital Photography Essentials (Rocky Nook, $39.95 USD) concentrates on photography from a digital- capture workflow point of view. The text addresses both the opportunities and limitations of digital photography, and teaches you how to make the most of the opportunities and to work around the limitations.

Authors Glenn Rand, Christopher Broughton, and Amanda Quintenz-Fiedler discuss the digital tools that allow photographers to capture, create, and maintain high-quality digital photographs. You will learn to maximize the potential of your images as you gain an understanding of the core principles as well as the more advanced aspects of the digital photographic process.

Throughout the text you will find various projects that are based on tested teaching concepts for digital photography, as well as numerous images that are both inspirational and instructional.

Topics include:

  • Digital cameras
  • Sensors and lenses
  • Basic exposure
  • Digital exposure
  • Digital capture workflow
  • Image files
  • Parametric editing
  • Digital zone system
  • HDRI
  • Hybrid imaging
  • Capture technology

This is another title from Rocky Nook's Brooks Institute Press imprint. Rocky Nook is proud to collaborate with Brooks Institute—one of the most highly respected schools of photographic arts—to publish richly illustrated and informative books written by some of the world's top photographic educators.

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About the Authors

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; Digital Photographic Capture; and The Portrait. Presently Dr. Rand is the Program Director for Graduate Programs at Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, California.

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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.

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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.

View Amanda Quintenz-Fiedler's full profile page.

Additional Resources
For more information about the book, including table of contents, author bios, and cover graphic, see: http://oreilly.com/catalog/9781933952727

Capture Capture
Publisher: Rocky Nook
By Glenn Rand, Chris Broughton, Amanda Quintenz-Fiedler
Print ISBN: 9781933952727  
Pages: 264
Print Price: $39.95  

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About Rocky Nook
Rocky Nook's books are distributed internationally by O'Reilly Media.

Rocky Nook was founded in early 2006 in Santa Barbara, California, and is closely associated with dpunkt.verlag, a leading publisher of books on technology based in Heidelberg, Germany. The focus of Rocky Nook's publications is on digital photography and computing.

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