In this book, I cover the art form of digital art photography. I start by giving you an introduction to the world of film-based photography and how it relates to digital photography. From there, I go on to cover the whole gambit of digital art photography, from shooting great photos to tweaking them in Photoshop to producing final output fit for a gallery wall. If that sounds intriguing, this book is for you whether you're film-based or digital-only or both.
Here are some of the things this book will help you do:
Get a fabulous, well-exposed photograph, no matter what your shooting conditions
Tweak, edit, and enhance your images to create something entirely new — or just simply better than what you started with
Produce gallery-worthy art prints
Find out when it's time to upgrade your computer to handle graphics work
I don't like to be foolish, but to use this book, I assume that you know the basics of photography, whether digital or film. (I do sprinkle loads of photography tidbits throughout, so no one is stranded.) I also assume that you know how to use a computer and have maybe played around with Photoshop or some photo editor application. Most important of all, I assume that you have a burning desire down deep inside to unleash your creative side by producing — and even selling — truly artistic, awe-inspiring photographic prints.
By conventions, I simply mean a set of rules that I employ in this book to present ...