Advancing Your Photography

A Handbook for Creating Photos You'll Love

Author: Marc Silber

Publisher: Mango Media Inc.

ISBN: 1633535703

Category: Photography

Page: 255

View: 313

VALUABLE PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS Jumpstart your photography: Take your photography to the next level with this easy to understand and use handbook that is packed with tips from some of the world's best photographers. Find out how you can apply their secrets for capturing outstanding photos. With this book you will understand all steps needed to be a fantastic photographer. Buy it, read it and use it to create photos that you and others will love! "Marc's new book is an all-in-one, easily accessible handbook drawn from his huge library of interviews with top photographers -- and packed with information that can be put into action immediately. This book will show you how the pros do it. Study this and take your best shot." Chase Jarvis, Multi-Award winning Photographer and CEO/Founder of CreativeLive. Photography Tips: Easy-to-understand photography tips from professional photography masters ─ all in one compact book that fits into your camera bag. Learn professional photography tips and tricks for beginners from masters of this art form: In Advancing Your Photography, Marc Silber provides the definitive handbook that will take you through the entire process of becoming an accomplished photographer. From teaching you the basics to exploring the stages of the full "cycle of photography," Silber makes it easy for you to master the art form and create stunning pictures. Valuable photography tips from thousands of hours of interviews with professional photography masters: You will learn valuable insights, including: • beginner photography tips • amateur photography tips • landscape photography tips • wedding photography tips • lifestyle photography tips • sports photography tips • animal photography tips • portrait photography tips • still life photography tips • iPhone photography tips Photography and the technology associated with it is constantly evolving, but the fundamentals remain the same. Advancing Your Photography will help to bring you the joy and satisfaction of a lifetime of pursuing the art of photography. Advancing Your Photography features: • Top tips for making outstanding photographs from iconic photographers and many other leading professional photography masters of today. • Numerous step-by-step examples • Guidance on training your eye to see composition with emotional impact • Tips on mastering the key points of operating your camera like a pro • Secrets to processing your images to professional standards • Compact design that will easily fit in your camera bag
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The Photographer's Eye

Composition and Design for Better Digital Photos

Author: Michael Freeman

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1136103821

Category: Photography

Page: 192

View: 1244

Design is the single most important factor in creating a successful photograph. The ability to see the potential for a strong picture and then organize the graphic elements into an effective, compelling composition has always been one of the key skills in making photographs. Digital photography has brought a new, exciting aspect to design - first because the instant feedback from a digital camera allows immediate appraisal and improvement; and second because image-editing tools make it possible to alter and enhance the design after the shutter has been pressed. This has had a profound effect on the way digital photographers take pictures. Now published in sixteen languages, The Photographer's Eye continues to speak to photographers everywhere. Reaching 100,000 copies in print in the US alone, and 300,000+ worldwide, it shows how anyone can develop the ability to see and shoot great digital photographs. The book explores all the traditional approaches to composition and design, but crucially, it also addresses the new digital technique of shooting in the knowledge that a picture will later be edited, manipulated, or montaged to result in a final image that may be very different from the one seen in the viewfinder.
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Bryan Peterson's Understanding Composition Field Guide

How to See and Photograph Images with Impact

Author: Bryan F. Peterson

Publisher: Amphoto Books

ISBN: 0770433081

Category: Photography

Page: 288

View: 3981

Learn to “see” more compelling images with this on-the-go field guide from Bryan Peterson! What makes an image amazing? Believe it or not, it is not about the content. What makes a photo compelling is the arrangement of that content—in other words, its composition. The right composition gives your images impact and emotion; the wrong one leaves them flat. In this handy, take-anywhere guide, renowned photographer, instructor, and bestselling author Bryan Peterson frees amateur photographers from the prejudices of what is “beautiful” or “ugly” so that they can instead focus on color, line, light, and pattern. Get the tools you need to show your distinct voice and point of view in every image you shoot. With this guide in your camera bag, you’ll be equipped not only to “see” beautiful images but to successfully shoot them each and every time. Also available as an ebook
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My Digital Photography for Seniors

Author: Jason R. Rich

Publisher: Que Publishing

ISBN: 0134263413

Category: Photography

Page: 432

View: 9589

The perfect book to help anyone 50+ learn digital photography – in full color! My Digital Photography for Seniors is an exceptionally easy and complete full-color tutorial on digital photography, visual storytelling, and image sharing. No ordinary "beginner's book," it approaches every topic using meaningful examples, step-by-step tasks, large text, close-up screen shots, and a custom full-color interior designed for comfortable reading. Professional photographer and top-selling author Jason R. Rich covers all you need to know to take great photos with your smartphone or tablet, manage and organize your digital photo library, safely exchange your images with family and friends, tell compelling stories and chronicle your memories with digital images, and share your creations in print and online. Rich helps you: Take amazing pictures with your Apple or Android smartphone or tablet Become a better photographer, one easy technique at a time Master easy tools for viewing, organizing, editing, and sharing photos Create a digital diary that tells an unforgettable story Safely exchange photos on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram Make prints for framing, scrapbooks, or photo albums Create bound photo books to chronicle important events and memories Combine your photos and thoughts in a digital journal Securely store copies of your photos online Share images through email, iCloud, Shutterfly, Flickr, OneDrive, Google Drive, or Dropbox View digital slide shows on your TV or mobile device Automatically “geo-tag” new photos with their location BONUS MATERIAL Two additional chapters, bonus articles, and a Glossary are available to you at www.quepublishing.com/title/9780789755605. Click the Downloads tab to access the links to download the PDF files.
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Color Management for Photographers

Hands on Techniques for Photoshop Users

Author: Andrew Rodney

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0240806492

Category: Computers

Page: 463

View: 1583

A guide to color management using Adobe Photoshop.
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The Soul of the Camera

The Photographer's Place in Picture-Making

Author: David duChemin

Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.

ISBN: 1681982048

Category: Photography

Page: 288

View: 5278

As both an art form and a universal language, the photograph has an extraordinary ability to connect and communicate with others. But with over one trillion photos taken each year, why do so few of them truly connect? Why do so few of them grab our emotions or our imaginations? It is not because the images lack focus or proper exposure; with advances in technology, the camera does that so well these days. Photographer David duChemin believes the majority of our images fall short because they lack soul. And without soul, the images have no ability to resonate with others. They simply cannot connect with the viewer, or even—if we’re being truthful—with ourselves.

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In The Soul of the Camera: The Photographer’s Place in Picture-Making, David explores what it means to make better photographs. Illustrated with a collection of beautiful black-and-white images, the book’s essays address topics such as craft, mastery, vision, audience, discipline, story, and authenticity. The Soul of the Camera is a personal and deeply pragmatic book that quietly yet forcefully challenges the idea that our cameras, lenses, and settings are anything more than dumb and mute tools. It is the photographer, not the camera, that can and must learn to make better photographs—photographs that convey our vision, connect with others, and, at their core, contain our humanity. The Soul of the Camera helps us do that.

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Professional Digital Techniques for Nude & Glamour Photography

Author: Bill Lemon

Publisher: Amherst Media, Inc

ISBN: 9781584281788

Category: Photography

Page: 123

View: 7084

Bill Lemon analyses over 100 of his acclaimed images, showing readers how to duplicate or adapt each of his successful techniques. Sections are devoted to evaluating lighting, modifying light and making setup changes for a variety of effects. Special tips for achieving an ideal digital exposure are provided, as is a look at lens selection. Lemon also demonstrates how to identify locations that add to the overall appeal of the image, select interesting props and choose poses that visually enhance a model's assets and help to create a particular mood.
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Focus On Composing Photos

Focus on the Fundamentals

Author: Peter Ensenberger

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136088938

Category: Photography

Page: 153

View: 7749

As digital cameras and software packages become more advanced, seemingly by the minute, it has become easier than ever to overlook the basic elements which have always resulted in the best photographs, no matter how fancy (or primitive) the camera itself. Composition is the single most important aspect of creating great images, no matter what level of photographer you happen to be. No amount of digital wizardry can turn a badly composed image into a picture you would want to display. While many books on composition tend to overcomplicate the subject, this book breaks down everything you need to know into small, digestible chunks of information that you will actually remember once you're out and about taking pictures. Instead of plodding through long and complex pages of text, this book supplements the necessary information, such as the basics of the rule of thirds and how to get good highlights and shadows, with tons of gorgeous, full color images that actually show you what to do and how to do it, rather than just telling you what to try. You'll be amazed at the gorgeous images you'll create, whether your passion is for photographing your family, pets, travel adventures, nature, or anything else.
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The Print and the Process

Taking Compelling Photographs from Vision to Expression

Author: David duChemin

Publisher: New Riders

ISBN: 0133085414

Category: Photography

Page: 264

View: 1789

The Print and the Process is a book of ideas, thoughts, and techniques about our photographs and the process that leads us to the final image. (To be clear, it is not an instructional book about how to print your images.) In this beautiful book, David duChemin takes the reader behind the scenes on four distinct photographic projects, discussing motivation, image creation, and post-production. The projects he walks the reader through are from Iceland, Kenya, Antarctica, and Venice–and for each he discusses the hows and whys of his own image-making process. Each project begins with a beautiful series of 20-30 final images from that project–this is "the print" section, and it's geared for the reader to really take in those images holistically. Then, duChemin discusses "the process" behind creating those images. In this section, the reader will see the project images again but as thumbnails, and David goes through each one, explaining very thoroughly his process. duChemin does not "pre-visualize" a scene, as Ansel Adams famously discussed. Instead, he feels it. And it's from that feeling that he begins working with the elements in front of him and looking at the choices available to him. As he moves around, including and excluding elements from the frame, the camera and the photographer become collaborators. It's from this struggle that the final image emerges. DuChemin has been making images for over two decades, and this process has changed and evolved during that time. By exploring duChemin's images and reflecting on the process behind them–both behind the camera and in post-processing–the reader learns to pay more attention to their own process, and identify ways in which their process can be further examined and improved in order to take more compelling images.
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The Art of the Photograph

Essential Habits for Stronger Compositions

Author: Art Wolfe, Inc.,Rob Sheppard,Dewitt Jones

Publisher: Amphoto Books

ISBN: 0770433766

Category: Photography

Page: 256

View: 3919

Learn to take better pictures in this step-by-step, how-to photography guide filled with tips on lighting, equipment, inspiration, and more. Featuring more than 200 of master photographer Art Wolfe's stunning images, The Art of the Photograph helps amateur photographers of all levels break bad habits and shatter common yet incorrect assumptions that hold many photographers back. This is Wolfe’s ultimate master class, in which he shares the most important insights and techniques learned in four decades of award-winning photography. Along with co-author Rob Sheppard, Wolfe challenges us to stop focusing on subjects we feel we should photograph and instead, to “see like a camera sees,” seek out a personal point of view, and construct stunning, meaningful images. You’ll also learn how to: · Reexamine prejudices that define (and limit) what you photograph · See beyond the subject to let light and shadow lead you to the right image · Find inspiration, including the story behind Wolfe's own photographic journey. · Use formal art principles to build more compelling images. · Choose the right camera and lens for the image you see in your mind's eye. · Recognize the 10 deadly sins of composition—and how to avoid them. · …and even get a behind-the-lens look at Wolfe’s equipment and workflow. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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The Art of IPhone Photography

Creating Great Photos and Art on Your IPhone

Author: Bob Weil,Nicki Fitz-Gerald

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781937538187

Category: Art

Page: 314

View: 5267

Explores how forty-five of today's best iPhone photographers from around the world conceived, composed, and created some of their best-known pieces, including Liz Grilli's "Avian," Markus Rivera's "Run!," and Ade Santora's "Human Tree."
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The Photographer's Black and White Handbook

Making and Processing Stunning Digital Black and White Photos

Author: Harold Davis,Phyllis Davis

Publisher: The Monacelli Press, LLC

ISBN: 158093479X

Category: Photography

Page: 208

View: 4842

The Photographer’s Black & White Handbook is your complete guide to making and processing stunning black and white photos in the digital era. You’ll find inspiration, ideas, techniques, and tools to use in your black and white photography, along with a soup-to-nuts workflow to take you from black and white pre-visualization through capture and post-production. Along the way you will lean over Harold’s shoulder as he travels to exciting photo destinations and creates stunning black and white imagery, explaining his creative and technical processes as he goes. This definitive guide includes: ■ How to see in black and white ■ Pre-visualization in digital photography ■ Understanding black and white composition ■ How to create your own black and white workflow ■ Black and white in ACR, Lightroom, and Photoshop ■ Using black and white plug-ins including Nik Silver Efex Pro and Topaz B&W Effects ■ Extending tonal range with multi-RAW processing and monochromatic HDR ■ Post-production techniques for working with dynamic range ■ Creative black and white special effects ■ Find out how to tone, tint, colorize, solarize, and simulate IR ■ Work with LAB to create unique black and white effects ■ Great tools for unleashing your photographic imagination ■ Beautiful photographs by Harold Davis chosen to inspire and guide you
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Outdoor Action and Adventure Photography

Author: Dan Bailey

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1317859499

Category: Photography

Page: 312

View: 4978

The difference between getting the shot and missing the shot comes down to split seconds and how you manage your gear and your technique. In Outdoor Action and Adventure Photography professional adventure sports photographer Dan Bailey shows readers how to react quickly to unfolding scenes and anticipate how the subject and the background might converge. Capturing those significant moments to produce powerful imagery that evoke the feel and mood of adventure requires specialized skills and a wide variety of creative ideas. This book teaches photographers how to think geometrically and how to pull together the elements that make for a successful shot, all while being immersed in the action. The practical manual will improve your technique for creating more compelling adventure imagery, whether you’re shooting ultra-marathoners splattered in mud, rock climbers in a crevasse, or mountain bikers hurtling past you. In this book, you’ll: • Discover the necessary equipment for shooting action, learn how to use it to its full potential, and develop a comprehensive adventure photography camera system that you can adapt to different shooting situations. • Learn specific techniques and creative ideas that help you freeze the moment and create images that convey excitement, mood, and the feel of adventure. • Learn advanced skills that can help you start defining your own particular style of action photography and create a "brand" of photography that’s based around your passion and your vision. • Examine case studies that break down the process for shooting different types of action subjects and see the nuts and bolts of how to create powerful imagery from start to finish.
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Extraordinary Everyday Photography

Awaken Your Vision to Create Stunning Images Wherever You Are

Author: Brenda Tharp,Jed Manwaring

Publisher: Amphoto

ISBN: 081743593X

Category: Photography

Page: 160

View: 2693

Demonstrates how to recognize subjects for extraordinary photographs in everyday places, providing discussions and exercises about light and composition, and offers coverage of DSLRs, compact digital cameras, and iPhones.
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Writing for the Web

Creating Compelling Web Content Using Words, Pictures, and Sound

Author: Lynda Felder

Publisher: New Riders

ISBN: 0321794435

Category: Computers

Page: 181

View: 827

With Writing for the Web, you'll learn everything you need to know to create effective Web content using words, pictures, and sound. Follow along as instructor and writer Lynda Felder combines easy-to-follow guidelines with photographs, lists, and tables to illustrate the key concepts behind writing nonlinear, interactive stories; creating succinct and clear copy; and working compelling images, motion graphics, and sound into your content. Many books offer instruction on how to use software programs to build Web sites, podcasts, and illustrations. But only Writing for the Web explains when and why an author might choose an illustration over a photograph, motion graphics over text, or a slice of Beethoven's Fifth over the sound of a bubbling brook. Focusing on storytelling techniques that work best for digital media, this book describes the essential skills and tools in a Web author's toolbox, including a thorough understanding of grammar and style, a critical eye for photography, and an ear for just the right sound byte for a podcast. This clearly written guide provides a fun and practical approach to Web writing that busy students and writers will be eager to learn and explore. Uses concise, straight-to-the-point style to illustrate techniques for writing sharp and focused Web copy, coupled with compelling visuals and sound Focuses on writing practices and guidelines, with exercises and prompts developed and tested by the author Features clear design, with plenty of pictures and visual elements, and a friendly and knowledgeable voice Take your learning even further with Lynda's companion book: The Web Writer's Toolkit: 365 prompts, collaborative exercises, games, and challenges for effective online content. For more tips, exercises, and suggestions for teachers, check out the book's Web site at www.write4web.com.
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Food Photography

A Beginner's Guide to Creating Appetizing Images

Author: Corinna Gissemann

Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.

ISBN: 1681981033

Category: Photography

Page: 232

View: 5774

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Zen Camera

Creative Awakening with a Daily Practice in Photography

Author: David Ulrich

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0399580336

Category: PHOTOGRAPHY

Page: 224

View: 7483

Zen Camerais a photography and mindfulness program that guides you to the creativity at your fingertips--literally--requiring nothing more than your smartphone or any other type of camera. Over the course of six lessons gleaned from the author's 40 years of teaching photography, you'll learn how to use the camera in your pocket to explore self-expression as a photographer and produce photographs that are both wildly beautiful and uniquely your own. Gorgeously illustrated with 60-75 full-color photographs, David Ulrich's lessons combine mindfulness principles with concrete exercises and the basic mechanics of taking a good photograph. He guides you through a program of taking photos every day (called your Daily Record), similar to a journaling practice. He also offers profound insight into the nature of seeing, art, and attention, pushing you to live more authentically.
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Camera Lucida

Reflections on Photography

Author: Roland Barthes

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780374521349

Category: Philosophy

Page: 119

View: 5258

"Examining the themes of presence and absence, the relationship between photography and theatre, history and death, these 'reflections on photography' begin as an investigation into the nature of photographs. Then, as Barthes contemplates a photograph of his mother as a child, the book becomes an exposition of his own mind."--Alibris.
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Learning to See Creatively

Author: Bryan Peterson

Publisher: Amphoto Books

ISBN: 0817400230

Category: Photography

Page: 160

View: 706

Almost everyone can “see” in the conventional sense, but developing photographic vision takes practice. Learning to See Creatively helps photographers visualize their work, and the world, in a whole new light. Now totally rewritten, revised, and expanded, this best-selling guide takes a radical approach to creativity. It explains how it is not some gift only for the “chosen few” but actually a skill that can be learned and applied. Using inventive photos from his own stunning portfolio, author and veteran photographer Bryan Peterson deconstructs creativity for photographers. He details the basic techniques that went into not only taking a particular photo, but also provides insights on how to improve upon it—helping readers avoid the visual pitfalls and technical dead ends that can lead to dull, uninventive photographs. This revised edition features the latest information on digital photography and digital imaging software, as well as an all-new section on color as a design element. Learning to See Creatively is the definitive reference for any photographers looking for a fresh perspective on their work.
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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 How-Tos

100 Essential Techniques

Author: Chris Orwig

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780321637741

Category: Photography

Page: 248

View: 5867

Build your Lightroom expertise, one technique at a time. Why sort through piles of unrelated documentation when you can focus on the essential techniques? In Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 How-Tos, author Chris Orwig brings you the best techniques to quickly organize and correct your digital images using this powerful program created specifically for photographers. Complete with illustrations and practical tips, these bite-sized lessons from Chris’s experience as a photographer and instructor provide just the information you need. Here you can explore the program at your own pace, spending less time at your computer and more time behind the lens taking great pictures. Coverage includes • Customizing the Interface • Understanding File Formats • Finding Images with Text, Refine, and Metadata Filters • Using Presets in Quick Develop • Correcting White Balance • Applying Settings to Other Images • Changing Hue, Saturation, and Luminance • Dodging and Burning with the Adjustment Brush • Customizing Web Galleries
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