Friday, January 23, 2009

great Digital Photography Tutorials

Digital Photography Tutorials

* Cameras
* Understanding Digital Camera Sensors
* Understanding Camera Metering & Exposure
* Understanding Camera Lenses: Focal Length & Aperture
* Choosing a Camera Lens Filter: Polarizers, UV, ND & GND (NEW)
* Understanding Depth of Field
* Understanding Camera Autofocus (NEW)
* Understanding RAW Files: Why Should I Use RAW?
* Camera Lens Flare: What It Is and How to Reduce It
* Understanding the Hyperfocal Distance
* Imaging
* A Background on Color Perception
* Understanding Digital Pixels: PPI, Dithering and Print Size
* Understanding Bit Depth
* Understanding Image Types: JPEG & TIFF
* Understanding Histograms, Part 1: Tones & Contrast
* Understanding Histograms, Part 2: Luminance & Color
* Understanding Image Noise
* Understanding Sharpness
* Understanding White Balance
* Understanding Image Posterization
* Understanding Dynamic Range
* Understanding Digital Image Interpolation


* Using "Levels" in Photoshop
* Using "Curves" in Photoshop
* Sharpening Using an "Unsharp Mask"
* Using Local Contrast Enhancement
* Converting a Color Photo Into Black & White
* A Closer Look at Resizing an Image for the Web & Email
* Optimizing Digital Photo Enlargement
* Averaging Images to Reduce Noise
* A Flexible Depth of Field Calculator
* Color Management
* Color Management, Part 1: Concept & Overview
* Color Management, Part 2: Color Spaces
* Color Management, Part 3: Color Space Conversion
* Working Space Comparison: sRGB vs. Adobe RGB 1998


* Understanding Diffraction: Pixel Size, Aperture and Airy Disks
* Digital Camera Sensor Sizes: How Do These Influence Photography?
* Using the High Dynamic Range (HDR) Feature in Photoshop CS2/CS3
* Tilt/Shift Lenses: Using Shift Movements to Control Perspective (NEW)
* Tilt/Shift Lenses: Using Tilt Movements to Control Depth of Field (NEW)
* Intro and Common Obstacles in Night Photography
* Photo Stitching Digital Panoramas, Part 1: Overview & Capture
* Photo Stitching Digital Panoramas, Part 2: Using Stitching Software (NEW)
* Photo Stitching Digital Panoramas: Image Projections
* Plus many more as time permits...

Photography is going through an exciting transition period as many film photographers are beginning to explore the new capabilities made possible with digital cameras. Traditional aspects such as the fundamental techniques and lens equipment have remained the same, however others are markedly different. This is a great time to get involved with digital photography.

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Imaging software and camera equipment change routinely, so these tutorials aim to be general enough that nearly any common editing software or camera brand can be used, unless otherwise stated. Most tutorials are for both compact and digital SLR cameras.

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