The Landscape Photographer's Guide to Photoshop

A Visualization-Driven Workflow

Author: Guy Tal

Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.

ISBN: 168198220X

Category: Photography

Page: 328

View: 3700

The first step to creating a successful photograph happens before you even click the shutter: the act of visualizing the final result—viewing the landscape in front of you and seeing, in your mind’s eye, the final image that you want to create—is the true first act of the creative process. Once you know the end result you want to achieve, connecting the dots from capture through post-processing in Adobe Camera Raw and Photoshop becomes an intentional and logical act. Instead of randomly (and desperately) pushing and pulling sliders in Photoshop with the hope that your image will look “better,” you execute a logical series of steps that closes the gap between the initial capture and your earlier visualization. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Avenir Next'} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Avenir Next'; min-height: 16.0px} p.p3 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px Symbol; min-height: 11.0px} span.s1 {font: 11.0px Symbol} span.Apple-tab-span {white-space:pre} In The Landscape Photographer’s Guide to Photoshop: A Visualization-Driven Workflow, photographer, author, and educator Guy Tal provides you with a roadmap to help you learn to implement such a visualization-driven approach in your landscape photography. Guy covers process, workflow, and the hands-on Photoshop techniques you need to know in order to achieve your expressive goals. In this book, you’ll learn: • Techniques and strategies to help you effectively implement visualization in your photographic process • How to perform “gap analysis,” where you learn to identify the gaps between the image at any point in time and the desired outcome • How to use Adobe Camera Raw to optimize your digital negative in advance of further editing in Photoshop • The best ways to set up your Photoshop preferences for optimal performance • How best to employ Photoshop’s tools and features (such as the Healing Brush, Cloning tool, Cropping tool, and blending modes) • How to become proficient with layers, masks, selections, and actions • Dodging and burning techniques to masterfully direct the viewer’s eye • Image-blending techniques for dynamic range and focus stacking • Post-processing strategies for black-and-white conversions, including toning your images • Printing and other output techniques, covering sizing, sharpening, noise reduction, and color management Bringing all of these techniques together, Guy presents a series of image case studies, beginning with his earlier visualization for each image in mind and working through the post-processing, from RAW capture to the final print.
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Photoshop for Landscape Photographers

Author: John Gravett

Publisher: Crowood Press (UK)

ISBN: 9781785001185

Category:

Page: 176

View: 8294

This practical book explains the process of landscape photography, leading you easily through the stages of editing an image to lift your photographs and bring out the image you captured at the taking stage. Topics covered include: screen grabs; black and white landscapes; combining photos into realistic high-dynamic-range images; creating stitched panoramas; popular plug-ins for Photoshop and shortcuts and keystrokes to speed-up your Photoshop work. With step-by-step instructions and practical advice , this is an essential guide for photographers keen to capture the true beauty of a scene.
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Dusk to Dawn

A Guide to Landscape Photography at Night

Author: Glenn Randall

Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.

ISBN: 1681983087

Category: Photography

Page: 232

View: 6971

In the past, landscape photography largely ended when the last light of dusk faded from the sky. Today it’s only beginning. The latest digital cameras have made it easy to create images of the landscape at night that film and early digital photographers could only dream of. Equipped with off-the-shelf cameras, more and more photographers are venturing into the night, far beyond the comforting glow of city lights, and returning with spectacular images of places both familiar and unknown that are unlike anything seen before.

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Dusk to Dawn: A Guide to Landscape Photography at Night is your guide to this new photographic world. In it, photographer Glenn Randall—author of the bestselling The Art, Science, and Craft of Great Landscape Photography—teaches you how to plan, shoot, and process professional-quality images of the Milky Way, the aurora, lunar eclipses, meteor showers, star trails, and landscapes lit solely by moonlight. Throughout the book, Randall emphasizes ways to integrate beautiful depictions of the night sky with equally compelling renditions of the land below it to create complete landscape images that evoke a sense of place—and a sense of wonder. Equipped with the knowledge in this book, readers will be prepared to create their own nocturnal masterpieces.

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Working the Light

A Landscape Photography Masterclass with Charlie Waite, Joe Cornish and David Ward

Author: Eddie Ephraums

Publisher: Argentum

ISBN: 9781902538464

Category: Photography

Page: 160

View: 8749

Charlie Waite, Joe Cornish, and David Ward are among Britain’s best known and most respected landscape photographers. In this book, they join forces to present a unique masterclass combining stunning imagery, inspiring commentary, and practical advice. The book is divided into three sections—Wilderness, Inhabited, and Inner-landscapes—and, alongside a portfolio of their latest work, each writes knowledgeably and insightfully about the genre for which they are known. It is an invaluable compendium of collective wisdom and experience for aspiring and experienced photographers. Charlie Waite’s previous books include The Making of Landscape Photographs, Joe Cornish is the author of Light and the Art of Landscape Photography, and David Ward’s most recent book is Landscape Within.
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The Photographer's Guide to Posing

Techniques to Flatter Everyone

Author: Lindsay Adler

Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.

ISBN: 1681981963

Category: Photography

Page: 448

View: 6507

When photographing people, you can have a great composition, perfect light, and the right camera settings, but if your subject doesn’t look right—if the pose is off—the shot will not be a keeper. Posing is truly a crucial skill that photographers need to have in order to create great photographs. If you’re looking to improve your ability to pose your subjects—whether they’re men, women, couples, or groups—best-selling author and photographer Lindsay Adler’s The Photographer’s Guide to Posing: Techniques to Flatter Everyone is the perfect resource for you. In the first half of The Photographer’s Guide to Posing, Lindsay discusses how the camera sees, and thus how camera angle, lens choice, and perspective all affect the appearance of your subject. Lindsay then covers things that ruin a pose—such as placement of the hands, and your subject’s expression and posture. Next, Lindsay dives into “posing essentials,” outlining her approach to start with a “base pose,” then build on that to create endless posing opportunities. She also discusses posing the face—with specific sections dedicated to the chin, jaw, eyes, and forehead—as well as posing hands. In the second half of the book, Lindsay dedicates entire chapters to posing specific subject matter: women, men, couples, curvy women, families and small groups, and large groups. In each chapter, Lindsay addresses that subject matter’s specific challenges, provides “go-to poses” you can always use, and covers how to train the eye to determine the best pose for your subject(s). Lindsay also teaches you how to analyze a pose so that you can create endless posing opportunities and continuously improve your work.
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Mastering Digital Panoramic Photography

Author: Harald Woeste

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781933952451

Category: Photography

Page: 151

View: 9431

The unusual perspective of a panoramic image creates a unique and intriguing visual experience for the viewer. Skillfully executed, panoramic photography can realize scenes which could otherwise never be captured in an image or seen with the naked eye. Panoramas offer new possibilities for creative photographers, either as flat, two-dimensional images, or mapped into a 3D space that can be visited on a virtual tour. New, powerful, panorama software makes the workflow easier and more efficient than ever before. Author Harald Woeste takes the reader on a tour from the basics of capturing panoramas, all the way through stitching, editing, and printing panoramic images. He provides a detailed description of the necessary equipment and materials, as well as the various software tools that can be used in the workflow. The latter half of the book illustrates the making of panoramas through a number of example projects. In Mastering Digital Panoramic Photography you will find everything you need to know to create amazing panoramic images.
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Developing Vision & Style

A Landscape Photography Masterclass

Author: Joe Cornish,Charlie Waite,David Ward,Eddie Ephraums

Publisher: Argentum Press

ISBN: 9781902538495

Category: Photography

Page: 157

View: 1394

The authors of Developing Vision and Style are three of Britain’s most respected landscape photographers; in this book they have combined forces to share their wide-ranging experience and expertise with those who aspire, as they do, to create images that reflect their own visions of a chosen landscape and which have a distinctive personal style. Alongside a portfolio of their latest work, each of the three authors writes about the genre for which they are so well-known: how they came to it, what inspires them, how each developed his own particular style. The book also features photographs submitted in response to an invitation to participants in Light & Land workshops and readers of Outdoor Photography magazine accompanied by comments, critiques and advice from the three authors who suggest ways in which these contributors might further develop and refine their work. The combination of stunning imagery with inspirational and insightful three-to-one advice makes Light & Land a truly unique experience, which no landscape enthusiast will want to do without. This is the second book in the ‘Light & Land’ series.
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Digital Drawing for Landscape Architecture

Contemporary Techniques and Tools for Digital Representation in Site Design

Author: Bradley Cantrell,Wes Michaels

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470639153

Category: Architecture

Page: 320

View: 7966

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Masters of Landscape Photography

Author: Ross Hoddinott

Publisher: Ammonite Press

ISBN: 9781781453209

Category: Landscape photographers

Page: 176

View: 2822

Landscape photography is one of the most popular genres for amateur photographers. Mastering the genre, however, takes time: time to perfect exposure, color, composition, and--perhaps above all else--the ability to see and record the landscape in a way that will make your photographs stand above the rest. This guide delves into the world of 16 leading lights, each with their own unique take on how, where, and why the landscape should be recorded. Through probing interviews and beautifully reproduced images, the reader is given an insight into the artist's working practices, from equipment to techniques. Glorious color photographs sit beside atmospheric monochrome, the latest digital techniques rub shoulders with traditional film-based imaging, and conventional landscape mores are countered by experimental artworks, guaranteeing something to inspire every reader.
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William Neill - Photographer

A Retrospective

Author: William Neill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780993258961

Category: Nature photography

Page: 214

View: 4930

This retrospective book covering William's extensive career will feature images, many never published before, from his very early years with a camera in the 1970s through four decades including very recent work created in the past year. Photographs included are from his Antarctica series; an in-depth look at the "landscapes of the spirit" work; a Black and White portfolio; a series of patterns in nature imagery; and a portfolio of impressionistic, camera motion work; and last but not least, an extensive collection of Yosemite photographs. A true collector's piece from this master of American Landscape Photography.
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A Photographer's Life

A Journey from Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photojournalist to Celebrated Nature Photographer

Author: Jack Dykinga

Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.

ISBN: 168198072X

Category: Electronic books

Page: 216

View: 1106

It’s not often that a career in photography makes as many twists and turns as it has for Jack Dykinga. Early in Jack's career as a photojournalist he won the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography. He then worked as a photo editor and later became a wilderness guide. Today, Jack’s work as a landscape photographer is world-renowned. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Bookman Old Style'} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Bookman Old Style'; min-height: 14.0px} After a near-death experience, Jack formed a new perspective that provided a framework for self examination and a deeper look into why images resonate with a photographer’s feelings. As the images displayed in this book progress through the distinct periods in Jack’s life, he describes the influences and events that shaped his changing style and his design sense. With an intense sense of gratitude, he explains the forces that caused his focus to evolve, and he describes the often-subtle changes that define his work. A virtual “who’s who” of editors, writers, and photographers have influenced Jack’s photographic journey, which has spanned 50 years. His amassed images form a body of work that is diverse and profound. From huddled figures in mental institutions to sweeping landscapes, his images span an enormous emotional range from disturbing to celebratory to sublime. They are touchstones in a life of photography.
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Stone Canyons of the Colorado Plateau

Author: Charles Bowden

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9780810929920

Category: Nature

Page: 128

View: 3695

Through stunning photography & fascinating stories this dramatic volume explores two little-known canyon systems just north of the Grand Canyon National Park.
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Landscape Beyond

A Journey into Photography

Author: David Ward,Joe Cornish

Publisher: Aurum Press

ISBN: 9781902538518

Category: Photography

Page: 128

View: 9496

Critically acclaimed photographer David Ward explores the essential attributes of a successful landscape photograph—simplicity, ambiguity, and beauty—in this intriguing companion to his first book, Landscape Within. David discusses how the notion of beauty has been viewed by artists and psychologists and how, despite various modifications over the centuries, the concept of beauty remains relevant. David suggests that all photographers’ work either poses a question or seeks to impose the photographer’s viewpoint, and he goes on to investigate how photography affects our interpretation of the world around us. Accompanied by a selection of David’s stunning, large-format landscape images, this is an elegant and insightful look into the nature of photography.
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The Enthusiast’s Guide to Photoshop

64 Photographic Principles You Need to Know

Author: Rafael Concepcion

Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.

ISBN: 1681983001

Category: Photography

Page: 344

View: 2309

If you’re a passionate photographer and you’re ready to take your work to the next level, The Enthusiast’s Guide book series was created just for you. Whether you’re diving head first into a new topic or exploring a classic theme, Enthusiast’s Guides are designed to help you quickly learn more about a topic, subject, or software so you can improve your photography.
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The Enthusiast’s Guide to Photoshop: 64 Photographic Principles You Need to Know teaches you how to get the most out of Adobe Photoshop. Chapters are broken down into a series of numbered lessons, with each lesson providing what you need to get started on your journey to harnessing Photoshop's power in order to fully realize your photographic vision with your imagery. In this book, which is divided into 7 chapters that include 64 photographic lessons to help you conquer Photoshop, photographer and author Rafael "RC" Concepcion covers the most important tools, concepts, and techniques in Photoshop that you need to know.

Written in a friendly and approachable manner and illustrated with examples that drive home each lesson, The Enthusiast’s Guide to Photoshop is designed to be effective and efficient, friendly and fun. Read an entire chapter at once, or read just one topic at a time. With either approach, you’ll quickly learn a lot so you can confidently dive into Photoshop and create stunning images.
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Chroma

A Photographer's Guide to Lighting with Color

Author: Nick Fancher

Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.

ISBN: 1681983125

Category: Photography

Page: 240

View: 8514

Learning to work with light is an important milestone in every photographer’s career, and the ability to craft light to fit your vision for an image is a skill that cannot be overrated. Most often, that crafting of light is spoken of in terms of the quality and quantity of light. But there is an important, third component of light that heavily influences the final look of the image: the color of light. In Chroma: A Photographer’s Guide to Lighting with Color, photographer Nick Fancher helps you elevate your game when it comes to introducing the bold, creative, and intentional use of color into your work.

Whether you’re using a high-powered strobe or a small hotshoe flash, Chroma is for you. Nick begins with a discussion of color theory, gels, and white balance, then examines how to determine which colors complement your subject matter (whether that’s people or products). He moves on to cover topics such as:

  • Balancing, mixing, and overpowering ambient light with artificial light
  • Layering colors for unique color combinations
  • Mixing hard and soft light to achieve extremely rich color
  • Lighting detail and texture
  • Modifier options, such as ring flash, snoots, barn doors, softboxes, and filters
  • Gobos to control the light
  • Post-processing for vibrant, powerful colors
  • How (and why) to light with color, even when the end goal is a black and white image

Illustrated throughout with innovative and expressive imagery, Chroma also includes behind-the-scenes photos, lighting diagrams, and Lightroom settings so you can follow along from the initial concept through to the final edit.

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The Art, Science, and Craft of Great Landscape Photography

Author: Glenn Randall

Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.

ISBN: 1457189038

Category: Photography

Page: 240

View: 989

The Art, Science, and Craft of Great Landscape Photography teaches photographers how to convert their visual peak experiences-moments of extraordinary natural beauty that evoke a sense of wonder and awe-into stunning images that elicit the same awestruck emotion in their viewers. Randall is an experienced wilderness photographer, and whether you want to venture into the mountains for once-in-a-lifetime shots of raw nature, or simply hone your landscape photography skills from the safety of your back deck, Randall explains the art, science and craft of creating astounding images.Randall begins by focusing on the art of landscape photography. He describes his three-step process for composing a photograph and shows how good composition is an organic process that begins with rules but ultimately transcends them. Randall then explores the science behind successful landscape photographs, which requires understanding key concepts from geography, optics, vision, and psychology. These concepts include: Understanding how the position of the sun at sunrise and sunset varies throughout the year, which will help you plan when and where to shoot. Understanding optics to predict where rainbows will appear, how polarizers will interact with reflections, and where to find spectacular light. Understanding how to use topographic maps and computerized mapping tools to help you find the most promising shooting locations in the wilderness. Understanding how our visual system analyzes images and the psychology of how we view art. These insights will help you produce successful photographs. Exposure is a central aspect of the craft of landscape photography, and Randall tackles the challenges of this topic from every angle-from tips on calculating exposures in the field, to achieving correct exposure in high-contrast lighting situations, to the best digital darkroom techniques.Great landscape photography can be mastered with practice and by applying the techniques taught in this book. The Art, Science, and Craft of Great Landscape Photography is intended for those who already understand the basics of photography and who are ready to master the finer nuances of creating magnificent landscape photographs. Foreword by Reid Callanan Director, Santa Fe Photographic Workshops
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Takeoff

The Alpha to Zulu of Aviation Photography

Author: Moose Peterson

Publisher: New Riders

ISBN: 0134609611

Category: Photography

Page: 240

View: 672

Aviation photography is the perfect mix of sleek, beautiful machines, blended with nature’s beautiful skies and fields, along with a fascinating collection of fearless pilots and capable crew, all wrapped in a rich, significant, and crucial part of history. Few genres combine this many elements, and invoke this much passion from photographers. This one-of-a kind book from Moose Peterson, one of the world’s most recognized experts in aviation photography, not only teaches you exactly what you need to know to start making beautiful, intriguing photographs of aircraft, but inspires you and pushes you creatively and technically every step of the way. Moose takes you through all the basics for camera gear and settings, showing you what he travels with and the settings he uses to get those tack sharp images. He covers one of the most important aspects of aviation photography–light! And, he gives you a number of examples of how to take the best advantage of that light any time of the day. He shares the critical techniques you’ll need to master to create the illusion of flight, speed, and romance in a still image, including which types of prop blur you’re aiming for (and which types you want to avoid). You’ll learn how to make the most out of air shows and fly-ins–what to shoot while you’re there, and what you might want to skip or avoid altogether (and why). You’ll learn how to photograph aircraft on the ground, from ground-to-air, and ultimately air-to-air, and how to capture one of the most important elements in aviation photography today: the fascinating pilots and crew–the people! Moose shares many wonderful stories and adventures along the way, which illustrate how, as photographers, we’re also storytellers, and the importance of bringing out those stories in our aviation photos. Plus, you’ll gain free access to his acclaimed KelbyOne film, Warbirds and the Men Who Flew Them. With this book, your camera, and your passion, your success in aviation photography will quickly take flight!
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The Way of the Digital Photographer

Walking the Photoshop post-production path to more creative photography

Author: Harold Davis

Publisher: Peachpit Press

ISBN: 0133517330

Category: Photography

Page: 192

View: 4291

In The Way of the Digital Photographer, master photographer and digital artist Harold Davis shows you how to make digital photography an art form. Great digital photographs need both camera and computer to be truly extraordinary. Using detailed examples and case studies from his own work, Davis provides myriad ideas you can use in your own work, and he shows you how to unlock your own creativity to make those special images you have always dreamed of! Readers discover how to effectively use post-processing techniques and gain insight as to how the techniques and steps involved can inform their choices when making a photo and in postproduction workflow.
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The Art of Business Value

Author: Mark Schwartz

Publisher: IT Revolution

ISBN: 1942788053

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

View: 7228

"Do you really understand what business value is? Information technology can and should deliver business value. But the Agile literature has paid scant attention to what business value means—and how to know whether or not you are delivering it. This problem becomes ever more critical as you push value delivery toward autonomous teams and away from requirements “tossed over the wall” by business stakeholders. An empowered team needs to understand its goal! Playful and thought-provoking, The Art of Business Value explores what business value means, why it matters, and how it should affect your software development and delivery practices. More than any other IT delivery approach, DevOps (and Agile thinking in general) makes business value a central concern. This book examines the role of business value in software and makes a compelling case for why a clear understanding of business value will change the way you deliver software. This book will make you think deeply about not only what it means to deliver value but also the relationship of the IT organization to the rest of the enterprise. It will give you the language to discuss value with the business, methods to cut through bureaucracy and strategies for incorporating Agile teams and culture into the enterprise. Most of all, this book will startle you into new ways of thinking about the cutting-edge of Agile practice and where it may lead."
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