"The Digital Camera, Lens, and Photoshop CC" (ISBN-978-0-9847464-1-5) PDF format eBook has been updated as of February 14, 2018. This 198-page book is a great value for understanding photography in the digital age. My Introduction to Digital Photography and One-to-One students may download the book free for their personal use. It is included in the cost of the class. Others may obtain this book for $9.95 using the PayPal icon below the cover photo.

The book is maintained on a secure siteground.com server. If for any reason you cannot download the book, I will email the book to you after being alerted by PayPal of a payment ($9.95). Delivery will occur within one day. Payment is made by clicking the PayPal icon below. You do not need a PayPal account to pay using PayPal.

Please contact me at: edruthusa@yahoo.com if you wish to send me a check for payment or have any difficulty downloading the book. I will send the book to you on a CD. A very high-quality print-ready PDF file will be sent upon special request following a written publishing agreement. Quantity discounts are available for government and academic institutions.

Download the book here (cost is $9.95 and the book is FREE for students in my Introduction to Digital Photography or One-to-One class): "The Digital Camera, Lens, and Photoshop CC" in interactive PDF format.

The book: The Digital Camera, Lens & Photoshop CC

"The Digital Camera, Lens, and Photoshop CC" is a guide and reference for those who enjoy digital photography and wish to take their craft or hobby to a level of achievement not ordinarily encountered.


Please pay using PayPal. Use this secure PayPal link or the "Buy Now" PayPal icon above to pay for the book. You do not need to have a PayPal account to pay using PayPal. After paying, download the book "The Digital Camera, Lens, and Photoshop CC." This very high-quality PDF eBook is about twelve megabytes as it contains a fair number of images and illustrations (copyright 2015, 2016, 2017).

Many hundreds of hours went into researching and writing the book and it is only free for students in one of my classes (including past students). Thank you for your consideration. I created all of the photographs and illustrations used in this website and in the book.

A new 42-page addendum to "The Digital Camera, Lens, and Photoshop CC" has been released. It is available here: "Addendum"

This addendum complements the book with additional illustrations and photographs. It is available free for my students and those who have purchased my book.

If you have any questions or would like to arrange for One-to-One instruction covering your camera, or what camera and lens to buy, or instruction in Photoshop CC or CorelDRAW 2017 please contact me at: edruthusa@yahoo.com. The illustration of the Nikon D810 below is an example of my work in CorelDRAW 2017. Thank you.

About the book...

The Digital Camera, Lens, and Photoshop CC

The Digital Camera, Lens, and Photoshop CC, is a comprehensive introduction to digital photography. I wrote it to examine many aspects of photography. This book fully explores camera and lens fundamentals. It provides both technical and practical information to help you make informed decisions when buying a camera or lens and when using them to their maximum potential. If you like to think and intend to take photography on a journey toward creative excellence, read this book. If you own a digital camera and remain unfamiliar with the usefulness of JPEG or Raw files, this book will help you. If you love photography but do not acknowledge computers as friends, this book will coach you toward an understanding and appreciation of the relationship between digital photography and the use of post-production (after the shoot) software such as Photoshop CC. This book proceeds slowly but looks deeply into the science of photography, light, composition, and computer technology. I believe this book will please a wide range of readers.

The Digital Camera, Lens & Photoshop

The book cover image has a higher resolution than many internet images. To better study the image, right-click and save the image then open it using a JPEG viewing program. You will see the image has a black point, shadows, three-quarter tones, midtones, quarter-tones, highlights, and a white point. Significant details and tonal values are preserved. Learn how to accomplish this, and many other concepts, in the book.

Hiking in Zion National Park

It is always difficult to photograph scenes having greatly contrasting areas of light and dark. Simple techniques covered in the book will make this almost impossible exposure less of a challenge.

Photograph of the Day, Capture Kern County.

This photograph, taken under a Kern River bridge in Bakersfield California, was shot using a Nikon D810 with a Sigma 20mm lens (f/1.4, 1/160s, ISO: 64). It was selected as "Photograph of the Day" for February 4, 2017, by Capture Kern County which is sponsored by The Bakersfield Californian. At first glance, it is not a charming scene for photography. But when rendered in black & white and given a splash of color, the best characteristics of texture, form, and tone produced an interesting, but hardly lovable, abstract. Photography is a challenge we give ourselves. After reading my book you will be able to do much better than this and win prizes too!

Cityscape; Photograph of the Day, Capture Kern County.

This photograph of a Bakersfield, California cityscape was selected as "Photograph of the Day" by Capture Kern County. After reading my book, shooting and producing appealing black & white images will be easy for you!

An illustration of the Nikon D810 camera and Sigma 50mm Art lens for educational purposes.

I teach photography and Photoshop CC to classes and One-to-One. I can teach you to use your camera no matter what model it may be. I have had students from as far away as Australia! If you really want to get on board with what is happening in digital photography, post-production using Photoshop CC or Lightroom CC, or DXO 11, I will provide a course for you. I also teach an introduction to Adobe Illustrator CC or Corel DRAW 2017. By the way... the Nikon D810 with Sigma 50mm lens illustration is only 278k (kilobytes). I teach a technique for very low bandwidth webpage illustrations in my CorelDRAW 2017 course.

Antique lamps and surrounding area displaying a warm glow.

These lamps were captured with a Nikon D810 and Sigma 24-35mm lens set at 26mm, 1/80s, f/3.2, ISO: 200 using centerweighted-average metering and -0.3 exposure compensation to deepen blacks while increasing shutter time value. At 214K the image has a small bandwidth for its size.

If you wish to arrange for a One-to-One class covering your digital camera, Adobe Photoshop CC, Lightroom CC, CorelDRAW 2017 or have any questions, you may email me at: edruthusa@yahoo.com Classes are held in Bakersfield, California. No need for a winter jacket. It is always warm here. It is only 116 miles from The Getty Villa to Bakersfield! Thank you!

I made this illustration for the book "The Digital Camera, Lens, and Photoshop CC" and for teaching. I used CorelDRAW 2017 and the very accurate Razer DEATHADDER Elite mouse.

Here is a PDF of the Nikon D810 and Sigma 50mm f/1.4 illustration: "The camera illustration in PDF format"

"Camera, Lens, and Photoshop CC" will take your photography to places you might not have imagined possible. This 108 page PDF book is only $9.99. Use PayPal icon above to pay. "The Digital Camera, Lens, and Photoshop CC" in PDF format.

"The Digital Camera, Lens, and Photoshop CC," Table of contents:

The Digital camera
The imaging sensor and what you pay for in a camera
Cameras by their nature
Camera lens mount
Filter effects and filters
ISO and the exposure triangle
Exposure compensation
Light and light meters
Exposure metering modes
Exposure bracketing
Aperture & shutter Speed
Camera shooting modes
White balance
Hyperfocal distance
Photographic image options and file output
Putting sensors, color, and EV (exposure value) together
The color managed workflow
What to look for in a camera
Adobe Photoshop CC
Photoshop workflow
Photoshop exercises
Photoshop color correction
Panorama images
Cropping and framing
Archiving and mass storage
Appendix A, Additional things to consider…
Appendix B, Maintenance
Appendix C, Computer & color science
Appendix D, An exercise for beginners class
Appendix E, The checklist
Appendix F, Some useful Photoshop shortcuts

Individual instruction in your camera or Photoshop CC is available.

Topics that may be covered in one-to-one instruction:

  • Introduction to digital photography and your camera
  • Photoshop or Lightroom and image post-production
  • Combining digital images and illustrations
  • Exposure and Composition
  • Best practices for Internet images
  • And more

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