Basic Photographic Materials and Processes describes the three crucial stages of creating the perfect photograph—capture, processing and output—by providing a thorough technical investigation of modern, applied photographic technologies.
This new edition has been fully revised and updated to explore digital image capture, processing and output. It covers a wide range of topics including: the scientific principles of measuring and recording light, the inner workings of digital cameras, image processing concepts, color management and photographic output to screen and print media. With these topics come in-depth discussions of extending dynamic range, image histograms, camera characterization, display capabilities, printer and paper technologies. It also includes applied exercises that provide the reader with a deeper understanding of the material through hands-on experiments and demonstrations, connecting theoretical concepts to real-world use.
This comprehensive text provides photography students, educators and working professionals with the technical knowledge required to successfully create images and manage digital photographic assets. It is an essential resource for mastering the technical craft of photography.
1. Light and photometry
2. Photographic optics
3. Digital camera technology
4. Photographic Exposure
5. Lens Filters
6. Motion Video Fundamentals
7. Demosaicing and Interpolation
8. Digital Asset Management
9. Digital Tone Reproduction
10. Software Filters
11. Camera Characterization and Image Quality
12. Image Compression
13. Color Vision and Systems
14. Color Management
15. Display Technology
16. Printing and Physical Media
"Throughout the text, the authors aim to demystify the plethora of terms and acronyms encountered in digital photography while providing a basis for understanding existing and future digital imaging technologies. Basic Photographic Materials and Processes, Fourth Edition serves as the ultimate, yet concise, resource in the field."
Marilyn Waligore, Professor of Photography, University of Texas at Dallas
"As photo-based artist and educator who is always asking how and why something works, this is the book I grab to answer many of those questions. The authors have done an amazing job explaining the science of photography in a very approachable manner. It is the book I recommend to all my students when they ask me any scientific question I cannot answer."
Lewis J. Crawford, Assistant Professor (Lecturer), University of Utah