Foto og bøger passer fint sammen

Fotobøger fra Apress

Hvis du er interesseret i foto og fotografering, handler det givetvis mest om motiv og vinkel samt sådanne emner som lysforhold og skyggevirkninger og evnen/heldet til at fange det helt rigtige øjeblik.

Men også teknikken betyder noget – om du bruger et professionelt kamera eller en mobiltelefon til at skyde dit mesterværk med, så interesserer du dig givetvis for kvaliteten af linsen og mulighederne for at justere billedets egenskaber – f.eks. for at skabe et skarpt portræt med perfekt bokeh (sløret baggrund).

En del af teknikken handler om efterbehandling af fotoet. Om du er puritaner og kun vil tillade at beskære billedets kanter lidt, eller om du kan se fordelen i også at justere lyseffekter og farvetone, så får du brug for passende software til at hjælpe dig – eller jonglere med fysiske filtre under selve fotograferingen, hvilket naturligvis også kan have sin charme.

Næsten alle fotografer bruger i dag digitale fotos, og en meget stor del af disse, om de er amatører eller professionelle, bruger en eller anden form for software til i det mindste at gemme fotos, om ikke også til at redigere dem med.

Apress, som er en del af det store Springer forlag, udgiver især engelsksprogede bøger for IT-folk, og disse bøger udkommer næsten altid som både papirbog og e-bog. IT-folk arbejder jo ofte også med fotos og andre former for billeder, og derfor er der et naturligt overlap i behovene hos fotografer og fotointeresserede og så de bemeldte IT-folk. Så mon ikke nogle af Apress’ bøger sidder lige i skabet hos foto-folk?

Jeg tjekkede kataloget og fandt bl.a. disse spændende bud på bøger til foto-folk. Bøgerne kan købes direkte hos forlaget, og e-bøger kan så downloades straks (typisk i pdf- samt epub-formaterne, der kan vises af de fleste e-bogslæsere, inkl. f.eks. Amazon Kindle), mens papirbøgerne sendes uden ekstra omkostninger. Springer sender efterfølgende et brev med en faktura/kvittering, du kan bruge til regnskabet.

Bøgerne kan i øvrigt også købes i et meget fordelagtigt abonnement – man kan så læse dem allesammen (flere tusinde bøger) online, så længe abonnementet løber.

Developing Professional iPhone Photography

Developing Professional iPhone Photography

Leverage the photo taking power of your iPhone with desktop and iOS apps to capture, retouch, manipulate, organize, and sell your photography. This book shows you how to edit photos using Adobe mobile apps and other apps, integrate Adobe mobile apps with desktop applications, such as Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom, and finally sell those photos online. Developing Professional iPhone Photography provides a practical guide to creating a professional photography portfolio with your iPhone and features iPhonoegraphy examples from professional photographers to showcase what can be done. You can then share your workflow with your desktop programs, such as Adobe Photoshop Mix, Photoshop Fix, and Lightroom apps iPhone camera and photography capabilities have dramatically improved to a professional level and mobile and desktop software have come right along with them. Now it?s not only possible to take worthwhile photos on your phone but also to edit and develop them to a professional level. What You’ll Learn Use Adobe Mobile and Apple apps for retouching and photo manipulation Transform your iPhone into a piece of your professional workflow Market and sell photos directly from your iPhone Who This Book Is For Photographers and other iPhone owners who want to make the most of the editing and capturing the power of their iOS devices


Pro Photo Colorizing with GIMP

Pro Photo Colorizing with GIMP

Obtain techniques for adding color to black and white or monochrome photographic images using GIMP. In this book you’ll also learn to create a hand-tinted effect to add an element of antiquity. Pro Photo Colorizing with GIMP also teaches techniques that enable you to selectively colorize images, mixing black and white with color. There are also tips to go the opposite way: converting color images into black and white (there’s more to it than just removing color). Written with both beginning and experienced GIMP users in mind, Pro Photo Colorizing with GIMP shows you how to colorize black and white images to achieve a high degree of realism. What You’ll Learn Gain a basic overview of the GIMP workspace, tools, color palettes, layers, and layer masks Learn how to make the proper tonal adjustments to black and white images before starting the colorizing process Complete simple colorizing exercises for beginners and progress to more advanced colorizing techniques Colorize skin, teeth, hair, and eyes Create a nostalgic hand-tinted look and selectively colorize (mixing color with black and white) to create interesting images Use textures and patterns to create artistic colorized images Properly convert color images into black and white Colorize black and white portraits, and re-colorize old faded color portraits Who This Book Is For GIMP users (but users of other photo editing software packages can benefit as well). It is especially useful for those who edit photographs, restore old photographs, or those who want to apply colorizing techniques for artistic effect.


Beginning Photo Retouching and Restoration Using GIMP

Beginning Photo Retouching and Restoration Using GIMP

Beginning Photo Retouching & Restoration Using GIMP teaches the reader how to achieve professional results using this high end image editor. You’ll learn how to do everything from making dull images “pop” to resurrecting badly damaged photographs deemed beyond any hope of rescue. There’s no need to shell out good money month after month for the “big name” software package. GIMP 2.8 is a world-class image editor that wields almost as much power, and is completely free! Learning the art of photo retouching and restoration is fun and rewarding. Reclaim those treasured images from the ravages of time and neglect, and pass them on to future generations. Beginning Photo Retouching & Restoration Using GIMP will provide you with a wide array of editing exercises to help you develop a high degree of proficiency. Whether you are the designated “family archivist” wanting to preserve your family history, or a professional photographer with a desire to add an extra revenue generating service, this book will be an invaluable aid. ? Shows how to acquire the best scans and digitize large photographs. ? Teaches you how to digitally repair damaged prints, correct color shifts, reclaim lost detail-even colorize black and white images. ? Offers great tips on how to maintain and preserve your newly printed restored photographs, and how to properly store originals.


GIMP for Absolute Beginners

GIMP for Absolute Beginners

GIMP for Absolute Beginners gives us an easy way to use the power of GIMP, and enjoy digital photography and graphics without worrying about application features. GIMP is a powerful open source graphics and digital imaging application with almost all the features of its proprietary counterpart, Photoshop. But many of us are photographers and artists first, and we like to use our tools without having to think about them too much. GIMP for Absolute Beginners gets us to this stage without patronising users who haven’t used GIMP before. But what can we actually do with photos and graphical images? These questions are answered in a photo projects chapter as well as a chapter on digital painting: Starting with making small changes to photos and adding information to them to creating paintings and drawings without photographic input. GIMP for Absolute Beginners covers the newest version of GIMP, version 2.8, so you can be sure the book covers the latest GIMP features. **The print version of this book is black & white, but the ebook version is in color on color-enabled devices. **


Beginning Pixlr Editor

Beginning Pixlr Editor

Learn digital image editing without the expense of using subscription-based editors. This book will pave the way for you to leverage Pixlr Editor, a free, web-based image editing solution that works on virtually any computer platform. You’ll learn image editing first hand by using the practice images with the corresponding tutorials?everything from creating simple graphics to enhancing and retouching photos. Explore all of the features you’d expect in a high end photo editing application; layers, history (multiple undos), and an array of powerful tools for handling almost any editing task. Powerful image editing used to require purchasing and installing expensive, complicated image editing software on your computer. Beginning Pixlr Editor takes an easy-to-access and convenient look at the alternative from the Pixlr family of tools and utilities and offers you advanced editing techniques so you can enhance, retouch, and edit your digital images like a pro. What You’ll Learn: Easily access Pixlr Editor from any computer with a high speed Internet connection Create an new image, or open an image from your computer, a URL, or the Pixlr library Save your images on to your computer or the Pixlr library Navigate the the Pixlr interface Use the Tools, Layers, image Adjustments, History, and much more Who This Book Is For: Beginner and those with some image editing experience (anyone accustomed to Adobe Photoshop will instantly feel at home with Pixlr Editor).


The Definitive Guide to ImageMagick

The Definitive Guide to ImageMagick

An open source project backed by years of continual development, ImageMagick supports over 90 image formats and can perform impressive operations such as creating images from scratch, changing colors, stretching, rotating, and overlaying images, and overlaying text on images. Whether you use ImageMagick to manage the family photos or to embark on a job involving millions of images, this book will provide you with the knowledge to manage your images with ease. The Definitive Guide to ImageMagick explains all of these capabilities and more in a practical, learn-by-example fashion. You’ll get comfortable using ImageMagick for any image-processing task. Through the books coverage of the ImageMagick interfaces for C, Perl, PHP, and Ruby, you’ll learn how to incorporate ImageMagick features into a variety of applications.


Graphics and Multimedia for the Web with Adobe Creative Cloud

Graphics and Multimedia for the Web with Adobe Creative Cloud

Upgrade your skills in Adobe Creative Cloud and enhance your corporate or personal website with multimedia and graphics. In this book you’ll look at the latest versions of five core Adobe programs: Photoshop, Illustrator, Animate (formerly Flash), Media Encoder and Dreamweaver. As you work with each of these programs to create images, animations, audio and video you will see how each one can help you complete and finally integrate your multimedia files into a final mobile friendly website. Adding new multimedia features to your website does not have to be difficult or confusing. If you plan your route and goals correctly, along the way you will see how each software has its own use, but ultimately, how they can all work together for a common goal. This book also shows you how additional Creative Cloud software can be used with the core five programs should you want to add further interactivity. What You’ll Learn: Use Adobe Creative Cloud software to create graphics and multimedia for a website Render images in various formats Work with video, HTML5 Canvas and audio files for the website Discover new features of HTML5 and CSS3 and how to work with them in Dreamweaver CC Who This Book Is For Graphic designers who are creating websites; students in the classroom; instructors wanting to upgrade their Adobe Creative Cloud skills.


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