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Perfect Digital Photography(Second edition) 2nd Edition

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About the Author

Jay Dickman is a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and a regular contributor to National Geographic.

Jay Kinghorn is an Olympus Visionary photographer, Adobe Photoshop Certified Expert, and full-time digital photography consultant, trainer, and presenter.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 528 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 2 edition (June 11, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 007160166X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071601665
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.9 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #598,554 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I love this book. First it brings together the talents of my two photography heros, Jay Dickman and Jay Kinghorn and second it makes you better as both a photographer and in the digital darkroom.
As a returning college student majoring in photography I was leary about taking Adobe photoshop class. I have CS4 on my PC, but had no idea how to fully utilize it until I got this book. Now I'm not only ready to take the photoshop course I can't wait to do so and apply what I've learned in this book. Jay Kinghorn is an Adobe certified photoshop expert and what he shows you is like taking a course. He leaves nothing uncovered in teaching photoshop and I love to use my CS4 now. Jay Kinghorn has some outstanding photos in this book. It's not a wonder that both he and Jay Dickman are Olympus Visionaries.
Jay Dickman teaches you about the camera, how to choose it and use it. Jay is a Pulitzer Prize winnning photographer and he shares his talent with us. My photography has improved 100% and people have noticed thanks to this book. I shoot in RAW something I hadn't tried until I read Perfect Digital Photography. since my courses are still covering JPEG.
Perfect Digital Photography covers it all. It's easy to use and understand. Color photos through out which are not only amazing, but will inspire your photos, I know they did mine.
Add this book to your photography collection, I promise you won't be disappointed.
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This book is so inviting and inspiring. It actually makes you want to take pictures of everything in the world right then and there. Every chapter gets to the point. It doesn't feel like you're reading a history book. It's very engaging too. It feels as though there's a professor talking to you right there. Very good investment if you want to learn more about digital cameras and photography.
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This is an excellent book for beginning photographers. I thought that might be the case when I ordered it but the I was uncertain by the description. I still learned a couple of things. But, it is well written. Great examples. Beautiful images. Nicely put together.
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This wonderful book teaches you in detail everything there is to learn about DIGITAL photography. Digital being the key word here. The first bit of the book focuses more on the functions of the camera and techniques, the second lot goes in depth about using Adobe Photoshop to edit your pictures. Camera techniques are guided to you by National Geographic photographer Jay Dickman. Jay Kinghorn is an Adobe Photoshop Certified Expert, so you are getting instructions from one of the best. This is a world class team! I would recommend this book to any photographer interested in getting a better understanding of their camera, how it works, how to use it, and how to best work in a digital darkroom.
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I've read over dozens of photography books and they have all suffered for the lack of something (detail, digital info, info on composition, etc). The best ones I'd read were over 20 years old, as they at least taught you how to take photos. My disappointment was mostly that I know how to use my camera pretty well, so I end up skipping 90% of the book.

Until this book, that is.

What I wanted (and what this book offers):
(1) Info on composing images based on different scenarios with depth and examples
(2) Guidance on how to improve after I'd grasped the basics
(3) Detailed instructions for practical applicator of advanced editing techniques in Lightroom and Photoshop

Seriously. I've read all the others and this one is just better.
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the digital age is only a baby,so we,that is most of us are only beginning to learn,of course there are some mandarins around,but for the rest of us,this book is superb! I have thought about classes of instruction,and yet the books that are available can really get us going,so if you can find a book like this,with a great price like then you have begun the journey,and very satisfying as well JP
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Jay Dickman and Jay Kinghorn are wonderfully talented men. This book is an inspiration and I found, a necessary technical text to have in my, library as a reference. It has taught me post capture skills in photoshop and lightroom and about equipment and accessories for in camera work. It is a book for the serious amateur and those looking for advanced, in camera and post capture technique. Jay Dickman gives wonderful insight into the power of photography and the techniques that help to make it so. His Images are inspiring and make you want to go discover the world and do a better job photographing it! He gives great advice in dealing with people, as well as equipment, technique, some amazing ways to use lighting and how to shoot some zany situations, I was awe struck by his police car shot and how he accomplished it, amazing! you certainly learn how the pros do it! Jay kinghorn gives step by step instruction into post capture, in Lightroom and Photoshop. You will learn about colour management, the art of printing, editing, file types, image resolution, creating great black and whites and much, much more! I found this book informative and inspiring, it's not a book to sit and read from cover to cover in one hit, its an inspiring text book and a must have, for me anyway, as a guide, reference and inspiration!
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