The tenth edition of The Manual of Photography is an indispensable textbook for anyone who is serious about photography. It is ideal if you want to gain insight into the underlying scientific principles of photography and digital imaging, whether you are a professional photographer, lab technician, researcher or student in the field, or simply an enthusiastic amateur. This comprehensive guide takes you from capture to output in both digital and film media, with sections on lens use, darkroom techniques, digital cameras and scanners, image editing techniques and processes, workflow, digital file formats and image archiving.
This iconic text was first published in 1890 and has aided many thousands of photographers in developing their own techniques and understanding of the medium. Now in full colour, The Manual of Photography still retains its clear, reader-friendly style and is filled with images and illustrations demonstrating the key principles. Not only giving you the skills and know-how to take stunning photographs, but will also allowing you to fully understand the science behind the creation of great images.
1. FUNDAMENTAL IMAGE SCIENCE: Introduction to the Imaging Process; Light Theory; Light Sources and Filters; The Human Visual System and Visual Perception; An Introduction to Colour Science; Optics; Images and Image Formation; Sensitometry and the Characteristic Curve. 2. IMAGING SYSTEMS & THE IMAGING PROCESS: Image Sensors and Sensitive Materials; Lenses; Camera Systems; Exposure and Image Control; Image Formation and the Photographic Process; Photographic Printing and Print Materials; Digital Cameras and Scanners; Displays; Digital Printing and Print Materials; File Formats, Storage Media and Archiving. 3. IMAGE QUALITY & CHARACTERISTICS: Introduction: Performance Characteristics of Imaging Materials; Speed and Sensitivity of Materials; Tone Reproduction.
Photographic Colour Reproduction; Characterisation and Colour Reproduction in Digital Devices; Resolution, Sharpness and Noise; Metrics: Objective Image Quality Measures; Psychophysics: Subjective Measurement of Image Quality. 4. DIGITAL IMAGE PROCESSING: Digital Image Workflow; Colour Management Systems; Spatial Image Processing; Frequency Processing Techniques; Image Restoration; Image Compression; Image Segmentation & Analysis.