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PRESS RELEASE: Brooks Publishes Second Edition of Digital Darkroom Resource CD

David Brooks of Shutterbug Magazine has announced the new second edition of his eBook Digital Darkroom Resource CD. The new edition contains 16 chapters totaling 227 pages in Adobe Acrobat PDF format, providing easy to read text and large high quality illustration.

The CD is available for $20.00 plus $2.00 shipping and handling (U.S. Mail if available). Ordering is as simple as sending a check or money order for $22.00 made out to me, David B. Brooks and mailed to P.O. Box 2830, Lompoc, CA 93438.


1. Is Your Computer Set Up For Digital Photography? -- How To Stop The Default Demon From Making Your Pictures Blah!

2. Managing Color -- A Practical Understanding Of Color Management

3. What A New Digital Camera Offers? -- RAW -- Getting The Best Quality Photographs From Your Camera

4. Making Digital Photos Sing -- Basic Image Optimization Using Photoshop

5. Scannning 1,2,3... -- How To Get The Most Digital Image Quality From Film

6. How To Scan Photos With Lasersoft Silverfast SE 6 -- A Practical Guide To Image Adjustment With SilverFast SE Version 6

7. Scanning -- Case Studies -- How to Correct Image Problems In Scan Adjustment With SilverFast

8. B&W Negative Scanning -- A Step-By-Step,Easy Way To Quality Images

9. Towards The Perfect Print -- How To Get The Best Quality

10. It's All About Ink & Paper -- How To Make Fine Prints With Epson's Photo Printers

11. Digital In Black & White -- Inkjet Printing Problems And Solutions

12. The K.I.S.S. Color Printing Workflow -- How To Get the Best print Quality & Color Matching Easily

13. Image Repair, Retouching & Restoration -- How To Use A Few Simple Image Editing Tools To Perfect Photographs

14. Basic Redeye Removal -- Manual Photoshop Method For Easy Elimination Of RedEye

15. Cowboy & Horses -- Photoshop Layers, And Their Many Creative And Practical Uses

16. The Art Of Photographic Re-Creation -- How To Make An Image From The Mind's Eye

Plus a folder of Print Test Images


David Brooks' journalistic, computer graphics, and photographic career spans over 50 years beginning as a photographer in the U.S. Air force during the Korean conflict. His training and experience cover a diverse array of specialties. His education includes art, design, and theater studies at Oregon State University, professional training at Brooks Institute of Photography, major studies in anthropology emphasizing contemporary cultures, with a minor in philosophy leading to a bachelors' degree from California State University, Northridge, and two years of graduate work.

His experience in professional photography includes commercial studio assignments, public relations, and glamour photography. His work in multi-media and industrial film production for the record industry evolved into rock video. His broad range of personal work has been exhibited and published widely. He has been a member of The Society of Magazine Photographers (ASMP) and served in numerous offices including President of the Southern California Chapter.

Brooks' has extensive experience, since 1972, writing for magazines on photography, computer graphics, and related subjects. He served on the staff of Petersen's Photographic magazine first as Technical Editor, for over three years, returning as a Senior Editor, after a five-year hiatus. He was a Contributing Editor for Petersen's Photographic writing several articles each month until late 1989. In 1991 and 92 he was Editor of PhotoPro magazine contributing several of the feature articles in each issue. He was solely responsible for packaging the entire editorial content of this, semi-monthly, professional level, photographic periodical. He moved fully into writing in the realm of computer graphics and digital photography for both the PC and Macintosh formats in 1991 with articles written for PhotoPro. Shortly after he was appointed founding Editor of PC Graphics & Video magazine, produced exclusively on PCs.

In 1995 David left the world of editing to spend time on his own work, experimental techniques, and writing in various venues. Since that time he has contributed to Shutterbug magazine providing digital photography product reports, how-to articles on digital photography, and a monthly column titled Digital Help.

He has written for PhotoMethods, Industrial, Studio, Photo Marketing, LA Style, and Diversions magazines. He has served as a Technical Consultant to the Range Finder magazine writing a monthly column on new products called "Shakedown Report". He has contributed to numerous professional photography publications including Calumet's Journal of American Photography.

Brooks' interest and work in graphics is eclectic and experimental. He explores new avenues of technique utilizing the potential of lesser known materials and equipment, in both natural and studio lighting and special effects methods. His expertise in both the technical and aesthetic dimensions of these areas has led to the production of how-to instructive books. HP Books published HOW TO SELECT AND USE PHOTOGRAPHIC MATERIALS AND PROCESS, LANDSCAPE AND SCENIC PHOTOGRAPHY, and HOW TO CONTROL AND USE PHOTOGRAPHIC LIGHTING (published in two editions and many printings over a ten year period). Peterson Publishing produced GUIDE TO FIGURE PHOTOGRAPHY and SMALL CAMERA PORTRATURE. Curtin & London published LENSES AND LENS ACCESSORIES.

Photographers and manufacturers respect him for his years of experience with computers and continuing research on the latest technical developments in computer graphics. Manufacturers often send him new products for his review and for write-ups in various publications. Brooks offers consulting services to business and industry. He has written and illustrated technical support materials for several photographic equipment manufacturers.

Brooks is an accomplished instructor and lecturer on photography and computer graphics. He taught advanced photographic illustration to design students at Otis/Parsons Art Institute in Los Angeles for two years. Over several years Brooks has lectured at, and participated alternately as an exhibitor and judge in the Photo Gallery, at The International Photo Shows (IPOSA), in major cities across the country. He teaches workshops and seminars all over the US, including the Palm Beach Photographic Workshops in Florida. Brooks has also provided support to digital photography and computer imaging users through CompuServe's Photography Forum.

(First posted on Monday, May 3, 2004 at 15:30 EDT)

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