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The Advanced Digital Photographer's Workbook
Professionals Creating and Outputting World-Class Images

Edited By

Yvonne J. Butler

ISBN 9780240806464
Published April 20, 2005 by Routledge
424 Pages

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Book Description

THE ADVANCED DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHER'S WORKBOOK is packed full of real-world yet incredibly practical and effective solutions to move digital photographers to a new level of performance. Contributors include twelve world-class professional digital photographers who share their tips and tricks. The authors provide details to move you beyond the basics of capture, processing and output to more sophisticated workflow functions and techniques that will help you create world-class images. They cover rigorous yet easy-to-understand approaches to: capture a great image in black-and-white and color, correct color, calibrate and set up systems properly, creatively manipulate and enhance the image, and produce an excellent print or output of the image.

Contributors: Steve Anchell, Stephen Burns, Yvonne Butler, Eric Cheng, Joe Farace, Lou Jones, Rick Sammon, George Schaub, Jeremy Sutton, Tony Sweet, Taz Tally, Eddie Tapp

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION; PART ONE: Advanced Digital Requisites; CHAPTER ONE: Calibration and Color Correection; CHAPTER TWO: Getting Set up for Your Film Capture; CHAPTER THREE: File Formats: RAW or JPEG; CHAPTER FOUR: Workflow Alternatives; PART TWO: Digital Capture; CHAPTER FIVE: Digital Light and Lighting; CHAPTER SIX: Digital Portraiture Photography; CHAPTER SEVEN: Digital Macro Photography; CHAPTER EIGHT: Digital Travel Photography; CHAPTER NINE: Digital Infrared Photography; PART THREE: Advanced Digital Darkroom; CHAPTER ELEVEN: Sharpening; CHAPTER TWELVE: Photoshop: Using Advanced and Power Tools; CHAPTER THIRTEEN: Black and White: Converting Color to B&W; PART FOUR: Digital Art Studio; Chapter FOURTEEN: Digital Fine Art and How to Creat It; CHAPTER FIFTEEN: Painter Creativity; PART FIVE: Advanced Digital Output; CHAPTER SIXTEEN: Inkjet Printing and Color Synchronization; CHAPTER SEVENTEEN: Black and White Part II: The Digital Black and White Print; CHAPTER EIGHTEEN: Digital Fine Art Part II: Selecting Printers and Papers

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Yvonne Butler is a professional photographer, writer, consultant, and digital workshop trainer. Yvonne's passion for photography is closely followed by her ongoing sense of urgency to capture the beauty of people, objects, and special locations around the world. She has amassed a representative body of black-and-white and color images taken in over thirty countries, many of them so-called third world countries, while she works on specialty abstracts and close-ups as fine art form. Her work has appeared in several magazines, websites, brochures, and collateral materials of the digital workshop groups for whom she leads workshops or consults. Yvonne was the creator and former director of the four-year-old Shutterbug magazine digital workshop series. Forever falling back on her foundation in teaching, professional platform presentation and group facilitation, information technology, and photography, she now conducts her own digital workshops throughout the US and the world. Her platform and training skills have been honed over the past 35 years. She specializes in presenting technically difficult subject matter in simple, clear, friendly language, almost always using hands-on approaches. Yvonne is a member of Professional Photographers of America and she is a Charter Member of the Bellamax Advisory Board of Professional Photographers ( She is represented by galleries on Cape Cod and in Toronto, Canada. She holds a master's degree in information systems from Northeastern University School of Engineering and has taken extensive doctoral-level coursework in communication at the University of South Florida. Send her an email message at [email protected]


"This authoritative title is short on verbiage and long on technique. Butler's tone is conversational yet she succinctly steers through more challenging material. There is something for everyone...Butler is to be congratulated for a businesslike manual aimed at the photographer determined to get some serious digital results." - British Journal of Photography

"Those serious about digital photography will learn a lot from calibration, colour correction, file formats and workflow to advice on shooting light, portraiture, travel and macro photography. The Digital Art Studio is particularly interesting." - What Digital Camera

" the best software manual that you might expect with expensive computer programs, but actually rarely receive in these days of PDF manuals...(it is) beautifully illustrated...providing the reader with exceptional plates to inspire from example with what can be achieved." - Stills Audio Motion

"This is for the advanced digital photographer. Topics include choosing JPG or RAW capture formats and choosing the correct lighting, color correcting and outputting. The book is edited by Butler, who put it together with contributions from many digital photographers.” - Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, Nov. 26, 06