This book presents the user-facing aspects of digital media, from the web and computer games, to mobile technologies and social media, and demonstrates how these are continuously growing and developing. The convergence of IT, telecommunications, and media is bringing about a revolution in the way information is collected, stored, accessed and distributed. Rae Earnshaw's book explores the principal factors driving this and the ways in which social and cultural contexts are affected by media content. This is Professor Earnshaw's fourth book in a series that focuses on digital media and creativity, and through the use of Case Studies; the theoretical, practical and technical aspects of digital media are examined. Readers are informed about how the user as content creator, publisher and broadcaster is changing the traditional roles of news media, publishers and entertainment corporations. Topics such as the evolution of digital imaging and the phenomenon of social media are discussed in relation to this. Professor Earnshaw also demonstrates how changes in technology produce shifts in the ways that consumers utilize it, in an increasing variety of application domains such as e-books, digital cameras, Facebook and Twitter. State of the Art in Digital Media and Applications will be invaluable for readers that want a comprehensive look at how emerging digital media technologies are being used, and how they are transforming how we create, consume, exchange and manipulate media content.
Delve into the ultimate guide for professional photographers Harness the power and flexibility of the latest version of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, version 1.1, with this expert guide. Professional photographers David Huss and David Plotkin show you how to work smarter, faster, and more creatively with their personal tips, tricks, and techniques that you can incorporate into your own workflow. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 1.1 is a powerful tool that you can integrate into your existing workflow to increase your productivity and improve the overall quality of your work. With this ultimate resource by your side, you'll learn how to: •Organize, adjust, process, output, and share digital pictures like the top professionals •Personalize Lightroom with a custom Identity plate •Seamlessly transition between Lightroom and your favorite photo editor •Quickly view and compare multiple shots, pairing selections down to your best work •Correct images, adjust white balance, and fine-tune tone, balance, and exposure, crop and undo—all without altering your originals! •Automate your workflow by applying image adjustments to multiple photos •Output proof and contact sheets •Develop, print and display your digital pictures for friends and clients, all the while saving valuable time •Create slide shows and web postings •And much more….. As you move from traditional separate image editing applications to this next generation software that was designed specifically for photographers, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 1.1 for the Professional Photographer unveils insider secrets and expert advice in this highly visual guide. David Huss is a professional photographer and author who has written more than 30 books. His work has been translated into eight languages. David Plotkin is a technical editor, photographer, and software writer who has written five books and numerous articles. *The most comprehensive guide available on Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, fully up-to-date with all of the new features of version 1.1 *Learn how to integrate this powerful software into your own workflow to maximize your productivity *Written by two industry experts and packed with inspiring images to show you what you can achieve with Lightroom 1.1 and this handy guide by your side!
This critical reader, specifically designed to accompany the anthology, contains twelve original essays – ten newly–written – on a wide range of topics, together with an introductory overview by the editor.
It’s been said that, with smartphones, everyone is a photographer. There is a snide implication with that statement—that camera phones aren’t “real” cameras and that the people who use them aren’t “real” photographers. In this book, Robert Fisher proves that today’s Android devices offer cameras that are remarkably powerful and more than capable of producing images that rival those made with more “serious” equipment. In this book, Fisher guides readers through the menus of the Android operating system, helping them to understand how to choose and use out-of-the-box controls for better images. Next, he covers add-on accessories and applications designed to enhance the devices’ capabilities. While the photographic capabilities of the “base” camera are pretty terrific and will meet with rave reviews from many users, the camera really produces images that sing when suited up with DSLR functions, filters, and postproduction effects—all of which Fisher covers with prowess and technical skill.
With the new edition of this proven bestseller, Photoshop users can master the power of Photoshop CS5 with internationally renowned photographer and Photoshop hall-of-famer Martin Evening by their side. In this acclaimed reference work, Martin covers everything from the core aspects of working in Photoshop to advanced techniques for professional results. Subjects covered include organizing a digital workflow, improving creativity, output, automating Photoshop, and using Camera RAW. The style of the book is extremely clear, with real examples, diagrams, illustrations, and step-by-step explanations supporting the text throughout. This is, quite simply, the essential reference for photographers of all levels using Photoshop. All DVD content is now available online at www.focalpress.com/cw/evening-9780240522005/ for kindle and eBook readers.
Everything you need to know in order to take amazing photos with your Nikon D5200 As one of Nikon's most advanced cameras offered in the entry-level line of dSLRs, the Nikon D5200 boasts a smarter system for focusing and tracking moving subjects as well as a sharper sensor for capturing finely detailed images. This handy, portable field guide is filled with everything you want and need to know in order to take memorable photos with your Nikon D5200. Packed with full-color photos, this resource walks you through the camera's controls, features, and functions using step-by-step instructions along with color images of each menu screen. Details how to use the features, functions, and menu system of the Nikon D5200 Teaches you how, when, and why you should adjust white balance, autofocus, exposure, lenses Goes beyond camera settings to offer you a refresher guide to the principles of digital photography by covering the essentials of lighting, composition, and exposure Features helpful examples along with a variety of tips and tricks to capturing portraits, candids, sports, travel, macro photography, and more Includes a grey and color checker card to help you capture perfect color in any setting With so much helpful advice for getting the most out of your Nikon D5200, you'll be referencing this guide again and again.