A Comprehensive Guide to Digital Portrait Photography
Author: Duncan Evans
To get the best results out of digital photography portrait making, you need the guidance and proven techniques that only a professional can provide. That's exactly what you'll find here. The advice and information is highlighted with illustrations and screen captures, as well as some 300 color and black-and-white photographs. In nontechnical language, the pros cover the various types of digital cameras available, including compact, single-lens reflex (SLR), and specialized "gadget" models. See how to create a home studio; begin to understand the basics of portrait composition, texture and mood. Color, computer manipulation, and getting the most from your digital outputs are included. Topics also covered are portrait photography using duotones, tritones and sepia tones, manipulating light and shadow, and correcting mistakes. You'll find invaluable practical tips for wedding photography, capturing kids at play, family portraits, candid and street portraits, and more, including the special challenge of shooting at night.
Public Information Technology: Policy and Management Issues
Public Information Technology: Policy and Management Issues constitutes a survey of many of the most important dimensions of managing information technology in the public sector. Written by noted academics and public administration practitioners, this book addresses general policy and administrative issues in this arena as well as the information technology skills needed by public managers.
About the Author
G. David Garson is professor of public administration at North Carolina State University, where he teaches courses on American government, research methodology, computer applications, and geographic information systems. His most recent works include Guide to Writing Empirical Papers, Theses, and Dissertations (2002), Social Dimensions of Information Technology (ed., 2000), Handbook of Public Information Systems (ed., 2000), and Neural Network Analysis for Social Scientists (1998). For the last two decades he has also served as editor of the Social Science Computer Review.
Table of Contents:
|Ch. I||Information Technology and Public Administration: The View from the Profession||1|
|Ch. II||Politics, Accountability, and Governmental Information Systems||20|
|Ch. III||The Evolution of Information Technology Management at the Federal Level: Implications for Public Administration||53|
|Ch. IV||The Realities of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995: A Government-Wide Strategy for Information Resources Management||74|
|Ch. V||Mediating the Tension between Information Privacy and Information Access: The Role of Digital Government||94|
|Ch. VI||E-Government: An Overview||120|
|Ch. VII||Leading-Edge Information Technologies and American Local Governments||139|
|Ch. VIII||Information Technology as a Facilitator of Results-Based Management in Government||170|
|Ch. IX||Computer Tools for Better Public Sector Management||190|
|Ch. X||Survey Research, Focus Groups, and Information Technology in Research and Practice||221|
|Ch. XI||Geographic Information Systems in the Public Sector||252|
|Ch. XII||Electronic Mail in the Public Workplace: Issues of Privacy and Public Disclosure||271|
|Ch. XIII||World Wide Web Site Design and Use in Public Management||299|
|Ch. XIV||Toward an Information Technology Research Agenda for Public Administration||331|
|App||Doing Online Research in Public Administration||358|
|About the Authors||384|