Chapter 1. Digital Imaging Basics, Workflow, and Calibration

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

For consistent success, you need to predict the outcome of the image capture with certainty—and for professional results, you can't rely on the display on the back of the camera. Before you begin, you need to learn how digital photography works and develop an image capture workflow; then you need to test and calibrate your equipment. Only then can you take the first tentative steps to digital ...

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