Welcome to Oz 2.0: A Cinematic Approach to Digital Still Photography with Photoshop

Paperback | December 7, 2010

byVincent Versace

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Creating memorable photographs is a process that starts before you edit an image in Photoshop, before you capture the image, even before you pick up the camera. You must first approach the subject with the proper sense of perception, with the ability to visualize the finished print before you commit a scene to pixels, but still be flexible and spontaneous. Master fine art photographer Vincent Versace has spent his career learning and teaching the art of perception and how to translate it into stunning images. In Welcome to Oz 2.0 — a completely rewritten update of the book’s first edition — he delves into what it means to approach digital photography cinematically, to use your perception, your camera, and Photoshop to capture the movement of life in a still image.
  • Adapt your workflow to the image so you always know how best to use your tools
  • Turn a seemingly impossible photograph scenario into a successful image
  • Practice “image harvesting” to combine the best parts of many captures to create an optimum final result
  • Discover the importance of bokeh — not only how to use it in order to control how the eye travels and sees an image, but also how to realistically create it in post-processing
Foreword by Bert Monroy
Afterwords by Jay Maisel and David duChemin

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Creating memorable photographs is a process that starts before you edit an image in Photoshop, before you capture the image, even before you pick up the camera. You must first approach the subject with the proper sense of perception, with the ability to visualize the finished print before you commit a scene to pixels, but still be fle...

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Still photography doesn't have to mean static images, a fact nobody understands better than well-known photographer and Photoshop Hall of Famer Vincent Versace. In this book, Vincent details his cinematic approach to evoke time and its passage in still photographic images, and provides a wealth of practical and artistic guidance for an...

Vincent Versace has received the Computerworld Smithsonian Award in Media Arts & Entertainment and the Schellenberg fine art awardand has been nominated numerous times to the Photoshop World Hall of Fame. Vincent produces art for entities as various as Eco-Challenge and the San Francisco Presidio National Park; he teaches at the Maine ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9.06 × 9 × 0.7 inPublished:December 7, 2010Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0321714768

ISBN - 13:9780321714763

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Table of Contents

Introduction.
Chapter 1: The Tao of Dynamic Workflow
Chapter 2: Classic Studio Lighting
Chapter 3: Image Harvesting
Chapter 4: The Unwitting Ally 2.0
Index

Editorial Reviews

“Vincent is one of the most electrifying and flat-out fascinating Photoshop instructors out there today, and amazingly, that excitement and his brand of Photoshop magic have been captured in this book. I was blown away!”– Scott Kelby, Editor and Publisher, Photoshop User Magazine "If you are looking for a challenge, and you want to take your Photoshop as well as your photographic skills to the next level, then I would very highly recommend Welcome To Oz." –Book review, Seatlle Post-Intelligencer (seattlepi.com)