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The Digital Photography Workflow Handbook: From Import to Output

Handbook / Manual

By: Juergen Gulbins and Uwe Steinmueller

544 pages, colour photos

Rocky Nook

Hardback | Nov 2010 | #195126 | ISBN-13: 9781933952710
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NHBS Price: £38.50 $49/€43 approx

About this book

Photography is a wonderful and rewarding hobby for millions of people. However, for a photographer's work to really stand out, he or she needs two skills: creativity and technical knowhow. The former is more difficult to learn and is largely based on talent and experience. The latter is less an art than a craft and can be learned to perfection.

The work that follows the capture of a photographic image-the workflow in the digital darkroom-has a significant effect on the quality of the final image. This workflow is often underestimated and neglected, leading to weak images and poorly managed image collections. The Digital Photography Workflow Handbook will help you avoid crucial mistakes as you master the craft of photographic post-processing.

This book provides a step-by-step guide through the photographic workflow, from image capture, editing, and asset management, all the way to the perfect photographic print. The workflow presented in this book focuses on RAW images, which will give you maximum quality and flexibility, and is based on two of the most popular and powerful software tools: Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom.

"The Digital Photography Workflow Handbook" can be used as a reference or textbook by both aspiring amateur and professional photographers, as well as by students.


1 Introducing the Digital Photo Workflow 1
2 The Basic Workflow 37
3 Color Management Know-How 57
4 Image Processing Basics 89
5 RAW Editing and Conversion 137
6 All-in-One Workflow Tools 205
7 Photoshop Layers 245
8 Advanced Photoshop Techniques 291
9 Multishot Techniques 343
10 Turning Color into Black-and-White 391
11 Printing and Image Presentation 411
12 Useful Photoshop Plug-ins 465
13 Data Management and Backup 489

A Resources 513
A.1 Recommended Books 513
A.2 Tools We Use Regularly 514
A.3 More Information on the Web 518
A.4 Inks and Inkjet Papers 520

Index 521

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Juergen Gulbins has extensive experience in writing, technology, desktop publishing, designing high-end document archival systems, and digital photography. He is a prolific author who has written and translated books on topics such as CAD, Unix, DTP, typography, Internet, document management, Linux, and various aspects of digital photography. He has been a passionate photographer most of his life.

Uwe Steinmueller, a native of Germany, has been a photographer since 1973. His first exhibitions were in 1978 in Bremen, Germany with photos from Venice, South Tirol, Germany, and France. He shares a joint copyright with his wife Bettina. Uwe moved to California in 1997 and began working seriously in digital photography in 1999. He currently lives and works in San Jose. He has written a number of books, two of which won the prestigious German "Fotobuchpreis" award two years in a row, in 2004 and 2005. Uwe is the man behind, a popular website covering quality outdoor photography using digital cameras.

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