Complete Digital Photography

  • AUTHOR: Ben Long
  • ISBN-13: 9781435459205 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 576 Pages  Paperback 
  • 6th Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2010, 2008, 2004
  • ©2012     Published
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About The Product

COMPLETE DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY, SIXTH EDITION guides students through every aspect of digital photography, from shooting through postproduction and printing, to help them master the theory and technical skills required of a great photographer. In an easy-to-understand format, they'll uncover the fundamental photographic knowledge they need to solve common dilemmas and challenges and advance their photographs to a new level. Students will learn everything from how a camera works and how to choose the camera that's right for them, through shooting, image editing, output, and workflow. They'll also explore the basics of artistry in photography, including finding a subject, composition, lighting, and more. This sixth edition features new material covering Photoshop CS5, Camera RAW, Micro Four Thirds cameras, and post-production, and a revised and more user-friendly organizational structure. Tutorials and exercises throughout the book will help students practice the techniques presented in each chapter.


  • Features NEW coverage of Photoshop CS5, Camera RAW, Micro Four Thirds cameras, and post-production, and a revised and more user-friendly organizational structure.
  • Includes detailed tutorials with accompanying media.
  • Teaches the artistry of photography, as well as the techniques.
  • Written by an experienced photographer and author who has lectured on the subject worldwide.

About the Contributor

  • Ben Long

    Ben Long is a San Francisco-based photographer, writer, and teacher. The author of more than two dozen books on digital photography and digital video, he is also a senior contributing editor to Macworld magazine, a contributing editor at, and the author of several best-selling photography courses. His photography clients have included 20th Century Fox, Blue Note Records, Global Business Network, the San Francisco Jazz Festival, the Pickle Family Circus, and Grammy-nominated jazz musicians Don Byron and Dafnis Prieto. He has taught and lectured on photography around the world, including workshops at the Santa Reparata International School of the Arts in Florence and a class for imaging engineers at Apple, Inc. He occasionally dabbles in computer programming and has written image editing utilities that are used by National Geographic, the British Museum, and the White House.

Table of Contents

1. Eyes, Brains, Lights, and Images.
2. Getting to Know Your Camera.
3. Camera Anatomy.
4. Image Transfer.
5. Image Sensors.
6. Exposure Basics.
7. Program Mode.
8. Advanced Exposure.
9. Finding and Composing a Photo.
10. Lighting.
11. Raw Shooting.
12. Special Shooting.
13. Workflow.
14. Editing Workflow and First Steps.
15. Correcting Tone.
16. Correcting Color.
17. Image Editing in Raw.
18. Masking.
19. Black and White Conversion.
20. Layers, Retouching, and Special Effects.
21. Panoramic Stitching and HDR Merging.
22. Output

New to this Edition

  • Walks readers through all aspects of digital photography.