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Skin: The Complete Guide to Digitally Lighting, Photographing, and Retouching Faces and Bodies by Lee Varis

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Digital Imaging Basics

Every journey begins with the first step. Unfortunately, for many, the temptation to skip the first few steps is greatly enhanced by the comforting belief that they already know how to take pictures. After all, we’ve all been snapping photos since we were kids, haven’t we? Modern cameras do everything automatically, don’t they?

Well, despite the fact that certain aspects of picture taking remain the same, you are striking out into a vast new territory when you forge a path into the digital wilderness. Before you begin, you’ll need to learn the basics of how digital photography works; then you’ll need to set up your hardware and set your software preferences for the best starting place for your journey. Only then can you ...

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