A hands-on guide to digital photography, with a practical focus on the Web. Readers will learn how to make the most of their digital camera, while learning the basics of composition, exposures, filters and more. Step-by-step guides will walk readers through advance techniques like using long exposures, photographing items in motion, and the importance of the RAW data format. It will also offer helpful advice on editing images (levels, colours, histograms), correcting for barrel distortions and vanishing points, removing blemishes, going black-and-white and stitching panoramas. Finally, the book will discuss sharing images online, utilising online communities like Flickr, competitions for amateur photographers and selling photos on stock image sites like iStockPhoto.
Paul Duncanson has been mucking about with cameras for more years than he cares to remember. When digital cameras became as good as film (but without the waiting and the messy chemicals) he started taking it seriously. He began taking photos professionally before finishing his studies at Melbourne's Photography Studies College (psc.edu.au) and now works as a freelancer, doing advertising and other commercial photography along with the occasional wedding.