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#1 Tristan Noelle

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 07:45 PM

I'm not a very technical person, so I'm usually at a loss when terms like RAW, log, gamma and colorspace are thrown around; I don't quite get the full picture. Can anyone recommend books or papers, any good primer, that would help to get a handle these terms? How did you guys learn about this stuff?

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#2 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 08:08 PM

I uhoh, really. Maybe I should write one.

Unfortunately I suspect any such book would become out of date very quickly.

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#3 Dom Jaeger

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Posted 26 June 2011 - 09:11 AM

I uhoh, really. Maybe I should write one.

Unfortunately I suspect any such book would become out of date very quickly.

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Kinda sums up the whole digital camera dilemma really..

Some of the terms mentioned refer to concepts that will remain viable, but right now it seems that until there is a stable, future-proof and reliable system in place (like film is/was) virtually everyone trying to work professionally with this stuff is required to learn a new menu/recording medium/workflow/postpath every few months.

I guess revolutions are inherently messy, but I'm looking forward to the time when a marginal improvement doesn't require a complete overhaul.

You should write that book anyway Phil - get it out quick and I'm sure people will be willing to buy the revised edition 6 months later. B)
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