A modern technique-led approach to photographic post-production, showing how darkroom and digital techniques go hand in hand in finishing off an image. The accompanying CD-ROM contains a series of method lessons, as well as examples of 3D rendering.Max Ferguson is a leading monochrome printer. Well established in his field, he has worked for many top photographic laboratories, including Joe's Basement and Visualeyes.
He has also run his own successful business. Max is now based in Australia, working for Photo Technica. To find out 'what happens between click and ink area,' everyone involved in image production, from art directors to weekend amateurs, will find this an invaluable guide. these unique masterclasses, in the modern technique-led approach to photographic post-production, show how darkroom and digital techniques go hand in hand in finishing off an image. Max provides, among many others, a thorough explanation of: * split grade printing, * printing through stockings, * monochrome toning emulation. So you too can achieve professional-looking results, a number of images are shown with a breakdown of the methods used in their production. Featured work includes inspirational images from these leading international professional photographers: Spencer Rowell, Phil Jude, Bob Carlos Clarke, Tobi Corney, Graham Goldwater, Jon Bader and Mark Anthony. The accompanying CD-ROM contains: a series of tutorials for monitor viewing; some of the author's images in layered form for readers to edit and manipulate; extra information on colour management as PDFs; and relevant downloads from Adobe. Tryout versions [with limited functionality] of Adobe Photoshop 5.5; Adobe Premiere 5.0 and Adobe After Effects 4.0, as well as Adobe GoLive TM and Adobe Acrobat Reader for PC and Mac platforms, and Adobe InDesign TM and Adobe LiveMotion TM for MAC.'I will buy anything by Max Ferguson... This is a book I want to read and I would imagine that the majority of those involved in darkroom or digital printing would too.' Adam Woolfitt - professional digital imaging photographer; founding member of the Digital Imaging Group, London. 'When [Max Ferguson] gets going on computer usage there's no flannel, just hard-won experience laid out for everyone's benefit ... I am loathe to praise Max too much, but this is the best digital imaging book I've seen. Not just for transferring skills from darkroom to computer but for presenting photographers with a methodology for how to do their digital darkroom work.' Jol Lacey, Best of Books 2000, Amateur Photographer, December 2000 'Thanks to his unique combination of experiences, Ferguson is one of almost certainly only a few people who could have written a book like this with such authority... Were it not for the fact that the digital world changes so rapidly, this ought to become classic in the best tradition of digital darkroom masterclass books. As it is, every digital image worker should go out and buy a copy right now.' Jon Tarrant, British Journal of Photography, December 2000 'Max Ferguson has put together an easy to read book giving professional ways to achieve on the computer what you would once have done in the darkroom... A must have for any photographer who wants to get the best out of his images.' A reader from Amazon.co.uk '...well thought out with 'clean' imagery, well-planned screen grabs and a blow-by-blow commentary on the creation of some impressive illustrations. I loved this book for its clarity, simplicity and plain good sense. Suits all levels of experience - from novice to the well-accomplished pro photographer.' Better DigitalLeading monochrome printer Ferguson, who is haunting Australia these days, sets out a modern technique-led approach to photographic post-production, showing how darkroom and digital techniques merge in finishing off an image. He describes such methods as split grade printing, printing through stockings, and monochrome toning emulation. The illustrations are largely in color. The disk contains a series of tutorials for viewing on the monitor and a demonstration of Adobe Photoshop. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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