Easy Digital Negatives: Historical and Alternative Photography (Paperback)
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Easy Digital Negatives is another remarkable book by Peter Mrhar, this time taking the reader step-by-step through the entire process of creating digital negatives that are the basis for almost all modern so-called alternative photographic techniques. Of course, the author again justifies his popularity with additional descriptions of how to reproduce images, with a description of his new technique for making negatives, with a description of the simplified procedure for calibrating the screen, and particularly describing a free program which automatically completes everything.In this book, of course, the reader first learns the basics of digital photography, which are necessary for making digital negatives. Then the settings of Adobe Photoshop and printers, and methods to increase and decrease print density are described, so that each reader can print the optimum negative, regardless of the price range of the printer. Then follow procedures for the reproduction of photographs with both scanners and with any camera.After this introduction, the author introduces the reader to the standard time of printing - or correct time of exposure - and presents two techniques to determine the optimal UV blocker color on the negative, and describes the production of colorized negatives.This description is followed by techniques for correcting and printing negatives. In a simple but effective way, normalization of photos is described, which is followed by two techniques to correct mid-tones, first with the popular custom curves and then by making adjustments by the slightly more accurate method of mapping tones.The next chapter is intended for slightly more demanding readers, as it describes the correction of corrections and a way for making a negative with average values.At the end of the book, the reader will discover a chapter on calibrating the monitor, which is necessary for the efficient processing of digital images, and a chapter which justifies the name of this book: here, the author's freeware program is described. If the reader knows its basic concepts, with a few clicks and in a few minutes, it automatically performs all of the procedures described in this book.