Digital image-making is the fastest growing - and developing - area of photography today. Many experienced photographic printmakers, realizing the enormous wealth of possibilities offered by this new medium, are changing from producing prints in the darkroom to creating archival, exhibition quality images via digital cameras and scanners, both becoming more affordable by the day. Digital Image-Making covers the whole range of electronic image-making, from the simple manipulation of elements on a scanner to complex collages unthinkable ten years ago except to those with sophisticated darkrooms at their disposal and an unlimited amount of time. Detailed case studies are included showing possible pitfalls and how to avoid them. Demonstrates how to change black and white to colour and vice-versa; explores the digital equivalent of darkroom toning, litho printing and image retouching techniques and shows how to experiment with a spectrum of different colours on a subject for graphic effect. All these techniques and many more are now at the digital image-maker's fingertips with the step-by-step sequences demonstrated in this book.
Les Meehan is a freelance photographer who has worked regularly for national magazines and major companies. His first career was as a computer programmer giving him a unique combination of knowledge in the field of digital imagery. He now conducts photography workshops, writes and pursues personal image-making, both traditionally and digitally, for exhibition and private sales.