Angs Advanced Digital Photography has returned in its second incarnation, fully updated since its original release...
Title: Advanced Digital Photography: Techniques and Tips for Creating Professional Quality Images
Author: Tom Ang
Publisher: Mitchell Beazley
Review: Ang’s Advanced Digital Photography has returned in its second incarnation, fully updated since its original release. Aimed at photographers who have already mastered the basics, this guide concentrates on Photoshop editing techniques as well as a few handy hints for combating shooting problems such as poor exposure and botched focus. Key effects such as duotone modes, unsharp masking, curves manipulation and channel mixing are discussed in depth, while retaining an approachable feel with clear illustrations and language to match. Central topics such as colour management, resolution and scanning are also treated in depth, with five workshops and step-by-step walk-throughs to help readers lay down a firm foundation for improving their understanding of digital photographs and editing. As usual Ang exemplifies his techniques with a raft of attractive and useful images, which serve as illustrative material as well as inspiration. The emphasis throughout, though, is on his instruction, making this a useful tome for those who are looking to progress their prowess in the digital darkroom