Révélez votre potentiel créatif grâce à l'alchimie numérique ! Passionné de photographie, vous souhaitez vous lancer de nouveaux défis. Grâce à cet ouvrage didactique et pratique, apprenez à transformer vos photographies en véritables oeuvres d'art. • Maîtrisez l'essentiel de ce qu'il faut savoir sur l'image numérique et ses outils : formats, profils colorimétriques, balance des blancs, histogrammes, matériel, Photoshop, Camera Raw... • Découvrez les techniques fondamentales du photomontage et de la retouche d'image : combiner deux versions de la même capture, convertir une photo couleur en noir et blanc, jouer avec la lumière, travailler avec du bruit ou encore peindre sur un masque de fusion... • Expérimentez-les à travers des cas pratiques surprenants dans différents domaines : astrophotographie, macrophotographie, paysage, architecture, portrait, etc. Chaque cas pratique est présenté sous la forme d'un tutoriel dont les étapes clés sont détaillées pas à pas et illustrées par des captures d'écran. À votre tour de créer les images les plus folles que vous puissiez imaginer et d'épater votre entourage !
Le nouveau Nikon D7000 a fait son apparition en octobre 2010 et remplacera définitivement le D90 au cours de l'année 2011. Vendu 1200€, il se destine au photographe passionné. Il dispose notamment d'un obturateur très performant et se distingue par une finition de qualité quasi pro (alliage de magnésium et épais gainage caoutchouté pour une protection optimale contre la poussière et l’humidité). Cet ouvrage est un guide pratique d'utilisation du Nikon D7000.
Offers information on a variety of Adobe Photoshop tools, filters, and techniques for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom users.
Offers advice for shooting different types of photographs in different environments, including using natural light, using hot-shoe flash, and shooting landscapes and nature photography.
Photoshop Elements 5
Author: Nick Vandome
Publisher: In Easy Steps Limited
Working with digital images has never been more exciting and 'Photoshop Elements 5 in Easy Steps' shows how to edit, display and share them in some truly stunning and dazzling ways.
Updated for Aperture 3.4, this Apple-certified guide starts with the basics of image management and takes you step by step through Aperture's powerful editing, retouching, proofing, publishing, and archiving features. It delivers comprehensive training—the equivalent of a two-day course—in one project-based book. With complete coverage of Aperture's new interface and features, you'll learn to index your photos using face recognition and GPS location data; master powerful non-destructive image-adjustment tools including brush-based local adjustments; and create impressive slideshows that include photos, HD video clips, and layered soundtracks. Learn time-saving techniques for sorting, ranking, and organizing images for use in different jobs. And discover effective ways to publish images for client review and keep your online portfolio up to date automatically. This book's real-world exercises feature professional photography from a variety of genres, including landscapes, portraits, wedding, and wildlife photography. • DVD-ROM includes lesson and media files • Focused lessons take you step-by-step through professional real-world projects • Accessible writing style puts an expert instructor at your side • Ample illustrations help you master techniques fast • Lesson goals and time estimates help you plan your time • Chapter review questions summarize what you’ve learned and prepare you for the Apple Pro certification exam • Requires OS X v 10.8.2 or later, Aperture 3.4 or later The Apple Pro Training Series is both a self-paced learning tool and the official curriculum for Apple Pro Training and Certification Programs.
Aperture 3 Portable Genius
Author: Josh Anon, Ellen Anon
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Get the latest tips, facts, and secrets that help you make the most of Aperture 3 Aperture offers a full range of tools to help serious photographers organize and manipulate images and manage workflow. This little guide is packed with hip tips, secrets, and shortcuts that help you get even more functionality from the software. Find out more than you ever knew about vignetting, RAW fine-tuning, Quick Preview mode, Command Editor, and using the integrated iPhoto Browser. Learn new ways to streamline your workflow, get tips on publishing albums online or as customized photo books, and take advantage of many more Genius techniques. Designed for the Apple enthusiast, this handy, colorful guide is packed with ingenious and innovative tips for getting the most from Aperture 3, and the latest version 3.3 Offers advice on using the new streamlined interface, using advanced RAW image processing, and streamlining workflow with keyboard shortcuts Shows how to maximize the effectiveness of vignetting, using Quick Preview mode and Command Editor, and working with the integrated iPhoto Browser Provides helpful hints on creating web-based albums and print photo books Aperture 3 Portable Genius, 2nd Edition gives you the professional tips and tricks that help you squeeze all the functionality from this cool software.
Author: K. V. Frolov, Igorʹ Fomich Goncharevich
Publisher: CRC Pr I Llc
The Generalissimo's Son
Author: Jay Taylor
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Chiang Ching-kuo, son and political heir of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek, was born in 1910, when Chinese women, nearly all illiterate, hobbled about on bound feet and men wore pigtails as symbols of subservience to the Manchu Dynasty. In his youth Ching-kuo was a Communist and a Trotskyite, and he lived twelve years in Russia. He died in 1988 as the leader of Taiwan, a Chinese society with a flourishing consumer economy and a budding but already wild, woolly, and open democracy. He was an actor in many of the events of the last century that shaped the history of China's struggles and achievements in the modern era: the surge of nationalism among Chinese youth, the grand appeal of Marxism-Leninism, the terrible battle against fascist Japan, and the long, destructive civil war between the Nationalists and the Communists. In 1949, he fled to Taiwan with his father and two million Nationalists. He led the brutal suppression of dissent on the island and was a major player in the cold, sometimes hot war between Communist China and America. By reacting to changing economic, social, and political dynamics on Taiwan, Sino-American rapprochement, Deng Xiaoping's sweeping reforms on the mainland, and other international events, he led Taiwan on a zigzag but ultimately successful transition from dictatorship to democracy. Jay Taylor underscores the interaction of political developments on the mainland and in Taiwan and concludes that if China ever makes a similar transition, it will owe much to the Taiwan example and the Generalissimo's son.
Author: Harold Davis
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Capture stunning macro floral images with this gorgeous guide by acclaimed photographer Harold Davis. You'll learn about different types of flowers, macro equipment basics, and the intricacies of shooting different floral varieties in the field and in the studio. Harold also shows you techniques in the Photoshop darkroom that can be applied to flower photography to help you get the most out of your images. Beautiful and authoritative, this guide to photographing flowers is a must-read for every photographer interested in flower photography. Photographing Flowers will also win a place in the hearts of those who simply love striking floral imagery.
Learn how breaking photographic rules can result in stunning black-and-white photos Black-and-white photography poses unique challenges; without color to guide the eye, contrast, lighting, and composition take on even more importance. Renowned photographer Harold Davis explains these elements and demonstrates the basic rules of black and white photography as well as when and how to break them. He breaks through the complexity of this photographic medium, explores opportunities for black-and-white imagery, and shows how to capitalize on every one. Richly illustrated with the author's own images, this beautiful guide presents the skills needed for great black-and-white photos while encouraging your confidence and creativity. Goes beyond basics to teach photographers how to conquer the challenges posed by black-and-white photography Appeals to professionals and serious amateurs who are interested in exploring creative black-and-white imagery Presents photography fundamentals and shows how black and white requires some of the rules to be bent Encourages creative thinking and confidence Lavishly illustrated with Harold Davis's outstanding monochromatic photos Whether you're a professional just venturing into black and white or a serious amateur, Creative Black & White will both educate and inspire you.
Author: Harold Davis
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Take a well-timed shot in the dark with this invaluable guide to night photography Shooting in low light and at night is challenging, but it can result in stunning images, so don't put that digital camera away after the sun goes down! Start capturing eerie and intriguing photographs at all levels of light with this information-packed guide from renowned photographer and author Harold Davis. He provides pages of field-tested techniques to help you find the proper exposures, including the best settings for ISO, aperture, and shutter. Don't miss the intriguing examples of his own work, including cityscapes, landscapes, and more. Walks readers through the intricacies of night and low light photography Explores the fundamental rules of exposure, including creative settings for ISO, aperture, and shutter speeds Informs and inspires with the author's own breathtaking examples of night photography, including cityscapes, landscapes, exciting night events, and other photos that illustrate the concepts Capture the visually exciting world after the sun goes down with this essential guide to night photography.
Master Photoshop CS5 project-by-project! Using a celebrated combination of real world examples, step-by-step projects and professional advice, two internationally recognized authors and Adobe Photoshop Ambassadors guide you through this powerful software package so you can start creating your own works of art in no time. Broken into three parts to form a structured, self-study guide, Photoshop CS5: Essential Skills covers all the foundation skills to get you going, and then more advanced techniques to truly hone your image editing skills. A complete section of step-by-step imaging projects helps you practice your skills and learn how to create professional quality images. . Over 12 hours of high-definition movie tutorials . Full resolution project images in Raw, TIFF and JPEG file formats . Multilayered Image Files . More than 100 royalty-free stock images . Presets and Actions to fast-track your workflow
Author: Amélie Nothomb
Publisher: Europa Editions Incorporated
Amélie Nothomb brings humor, intelligence, and a refreshing honesty to this highly autobiographical work. Her storytelling appeals to those who feel that their own immediate and personal sense of love is seldom adequately represented in popular fiction. Amélie is a young language teacher living in Tokyo. When she succumbs to the attentions of her one and only student--the shy, wealthy, and sincere Rinri--the two find themselves in an vibrant affair that is as unusual as it is tender. As their relationship unfolds, revelations emerge on foreigness, communication, age, and the fluctuating nature of love. Tokyo Fiancée foregoes conventions to create a compelling image of love for the contemporary woman, an anti-Prince-Charming story that is an antidote to traditional romantic fables.
Creating HDR Photos
Author: Harold Davis
Presents a guide to the HDR workflow, describing how to choose subjects, process RAW files, and blend multiple exposures into a single HDR image using various software programs.