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In The Photography Workshop Series, Aperture Foundation works with the worlds top photographers to distill their creative approaches, teachings, and insights on photography offering the workshop experience in a book. Our goal is to inspire photographers of all levels who wish to improve their work, as well as readers interested in deepening their understanding of the art of photography. Each volume is introduced by a well-known student of the featured photographer. In this book, Mary Ellen Markwell-known for her pictures' emotional power, be they of people or animals offers her insight on observing the world and capturing dramatic moments that reveal more than the reality at hand. Through words and pictures, she shares her own creative process and discusses a wide range of issues, from gaining the trust of the subject and taking pictures that are controlled but unforced, to organizing the frame so that every part contributes toward telling the story.
Examining a style of photography that has become increasingly popular with families, this in-depth analysis explores the most important aspects of mother and child portraiture. Summarizing advice from seasoned professionals, this helpful reference demonstrates how to create the right environment for the shoot as well as carefully select the best props, backgrounds, and lighting for mother and child while allowing them to interact naturally. Starting with mothers and newborns, this survey works its way up through toddlers to elementary and middle schoolers and concludes with teenagers. A vastly diverse collection of images that express each photographer's concept of what mother and child represent is also included. Filled with inspiring examples and no-nonsense techniques, this extensive overview also covers photographing moms with groups of children and extended sessions that offer potentially greater sales volume.
Macro and close-up photography has long held a fascination for both professional and amateur photographers, with its potential for revealing and transforming an extraordinary world normally hidden from the human eye. With more manufacturers than ever before producing macro lenses and accessories, and digital technology offering fresh creative possibilities, there has never been a more exciting time to explore this macro world with your camera. Mastering Macro Photography is the definitive guide to the essentials of modern macro. It explains the basics of equipment, focusing, exposure and magnification ratios alongside such topics as lighting for effect, employing colour as a compositional device and using depth of field creatively. The author explores digital techniques such as focus stacking and the use of smartphone apps both to compose shots on a camera via WiFi connection and to trigger cameras when shooting at high speed. With subjects ranging from classic close-ups such as plants and insects to micrographics and abstracts, plus showcases of the greatest exponents of close-up, Mastering Macro Photography is a complete manual for achieving creative and professional results.
"... a genuinely useful guide to the more technical side of phone shooting, including editing with popular apps like Snapseed. Jo Bradford makes the most of the creative possibilities of modern smartphone cameras, and her tips on improving exposure and ensuring decent prints are really useful." Awarded 5 stars by Amateur Photographer Maximize your potential to get the shots you want with this guide to photography for both Apple and Android phones. There's a saying that the best camera for the job is the one you have with you when an opportunity arises. Thanks to the boom in camera-phone technology, today we're lucky enough to have a camera to hand to capture all those incredible moments. But are you making the most of that powerful tool in your pocket? Do the photos you have taken tend to be blurry, or look nothing like what you're seeing? If you want to shoot incredible images with your phone, buy Smart Phone, Smart Photography. Covering simple techniques that will allow you to get the image that you see every single time, you will soon be telling your camera what to do with confidence. Start with The Big Picture and get to know your camera phone and the rules behind taking the perfect shot. The next chapter, Taking Great Pictures, explains the key disciplines of photography - portrait, abstraction, macro, still life and plenty more. Finally, the Post-production chapter demonstrates how to use apps to edit and enhance your images and create incredible prints for display.
Award-winning photographer Tiffany Wayne takes you behind the scenes as she creates images of couples to mark their engagement or celebrate their wedding. At each phase of the photography, the lighting and posing challenges vary--but there's one important constant: showing the true character of the romantic connection between the pair. While some couples are free-spirited and relaxed, others reveal their love in more subdued or traditional ways; in either case, the seasoned photographer will know how to illicit those pure feelings and capture them beautifully. Wayne shows you how to do just that, using backgrounds, lighting, and posing that fit the couple's personal style and creating an atmosphere that puts them at ease in front of the camera.
Ever wondered how to get the best from your camera when taking photographs of plants and fungi in the garden or out in the field? Then this is the book for you. This beautifully illustrated guide is aimed both at photographers wishing to use plants as a rich source of subject matter, and at naturalist gardeners who want to use digital cameras to record plants in a meaningful yet attractive way. Numerous practical skills are clearly explained, from basic photography to more complex time-lapse and high-speed techniques. Unlike other guides, this book does not focus solely on flowers; equal prominence is given to seeds, leaves, pollen, wood and trunks, as well as to broader compositions. "Digital Plant Photography" delivers the secrets of the professionals to the amateur photographer.
Imagine capturing stunning, professional-looking product shots without needing a studio filled with expensive equipment and large flash units. This book teaches all the steps for creating your own tabletop photography studio. Author Cyrill Harnischmacher guides you through a variety of exposure and lighting techniques, and covers how to achieve excellent results using compact flash units. Whether you wish to capture product images for use in print or on the web, or you want to improve your photos for personal use, this book will provide you with everything you need to know to get great results. Topics include: Lighting Setups Reflectors, Diffusors, and Accessories Soft Boxes and Umbrellas Strobe Flashes Combining Long Exposures with Flashlights Multi-Flash Exposures Composition and Arrangements Creating Backdrops Product Photography Smoke, Fog, and Special Effects Food Photography and much more...
Experimental Photography is the first manual ever to break down into a step-by-step format the experimental techniques that photographers use to subvert or expand conventional camera technology, heralding a new era in photography. The book features technical sections that define a particular process and show how to carry it out, accompanied by examples of the finished images. These are interspersed with illustrated interviews with photographers who use these techniques, examining what their work aims to do and how it is made. Some techniques, such as photograms or lumenprints, are cameraless; others involve building simple cameras from unexpected materials or exploiting the limitations of toy and disposable cameras for artistic effect. Camera hacking breaking rules in exposure, zooming, panning, focus, and composition; modifying the camera to produce slit-scans; or adding filters can produce a variety of exciting results. Film can also be manipulated or distressed, and many experiments can be conducted during the preparation of negatives and prints. Even once the print has been produced, creativity continues: mordancage, for example, provides a controlled degrading of the print, and bleaching and encaustic can be used to create new effects. For practicing photographers as well as anyone interested in artistic photographic techniques, this is an unprecedented sourcebook of practical inspiration that celebrates the work of the exceptional artists, hackers, and artisans who are pushing the boundaries of how we conceive of photography."
Spanning Time: The Essential Guide to Time-lapse Photography is the ultimate how-to guide for creating time-lapse films, featuring both still and moving image techniques. Author Chris Weston provides all the information necessary to create compelling time-lapse sequences using a DSLR camera. As well as covering basic equipment requirements and shooting techniques, the book explores what makes a good time-lapse story, visualization, and advanced skills for creating multi-faceted time-lapse sequences. This book provides insider secrets including: How to create an effective time-lapse workflow and `see' in a time-lapse sequence Tips and tricks to successful photographic elements such as shutter speed, aperture, exposure, ISO, dynamic range imaging, and more Step-by-step instructions for using the leading photographic processing hardware and software Best practices for overcoming challenges including time-lapse flicker, light conditions, and color temperatures
Elements 9 offers much of Photoshop's power without the huge price tag. It's an ideal tool for most image-editing buffs -- including scrapbookers, photographers, and aspiring graphic artists. But Elements still doesn't come with a decent manual. This bestselling book will help you get the most out of the program, from the basics to advanced tips for both Windows and Mac. * Quickly learn your way around. Customize Elements to suit your working style. * Get to work right away. Import, organize, and make quick image fixes with ease. * Retouch any image. Learn how to repair and restore your old and damaged photos. * Add some pizzazz. Give images more zip with dozens of filters, frames, and special effects. * Find your creative flair. Create scrapbooks, greeting cards, photo books, and more. * Use advanced techniques. Work with layers, blend modes, and other tools. * Try out your new skills. Download practice images and try new tricks as you learn.
Creative work of any kind requires a certain amount of fearlessness--the willingness to step out, both physically and emotionally, to explore new paths, and to take chances. FEARLESS PHOTOGRAPHER: TRAVEL is the perfect guide to have along as you test new limits, develop your photographic skills, and stretch yourself creatively in the art of travel photography. This comprehensive guide for the travel photographer focuses, of course, on techniques for getting great shots, but it also covers everything you'll need to know about travel photography, including: selecting destinations and fitting into new cultures, choosing the best equipment to travel with, finding and shooting subjects that go beyond the cliche, staying organized, and storing your photos for later sharing. Author Marc Pagani has traveled in and photographed some of the most exciting locations in the world. He writes from a wealth of experience, and his enthusiasm is infectious. With Marc as your guide, you'll be inspired to seek out new experiences, take chances, and create unique, compelling images. FEARLESS PHOTOGRAPHER: TRAVEL is the ultimate resource for the adventurous, fearless travel photographer. Go for it. There's nothing to be afraid of.
Nikon's D5500 DSLR is an update to the popular D5300, featuring a touch-sensitive rear LCD screen and improved ergonomics. In almost every other respect, it's a compact, lightweight 24MP entry-level DSLR similar to its predecessor. This is a comprehensive step-by-step guide to the Nikon D5500 that includes a pull-out reference card. Author Jon Sparks provides practical tips on how to get the best from this versatile camera.
Highly acclaimed wedding photographer Mark Cleghorn discusses how to photograph all types of weddings. It offers invaluable advice on the best poses and explains the full-post production process. It is packed with inspirational photographs and pro tips throughout. Mastering Wedding Photography is packed with expert advice and top tips on capturing those treasured memories. Acclaimed wedding photographer, Mark Cleghorn offers comprehensive information on choosing equipment, manipulating the light, taking candid shots and organizing formal portraits, as well as clearly explaining all the key photographic techniques. Mark also gives plenty of suggestions on what to capture before, during and after the ceremony and how to go about it, plus tips for post-production.
Written by internationally acclaimed artist and photographer Christopher James, THE BOOK OF ALTERNATIVE PHOTOGRAPHIC PROCESSES: 3rd Edition is the definitive text for students and professionals studying alternative photographic processes and the art of hand-made photographic image making. This innovative Third Edition brings the medium up to date with new and historic processes that are integrated with the latest contemporary innovations, adaptations, techniques, and art work. This 800 page edition is packed with more than 700 exquisite illustrations featuring historical examples as well as the art that is currently being made by professional alternative process, artists, teachers, and students of the genre. The third edition is the complete and comprehensive technical and aesthetic resource exploring and delving into every aspect of alternative photographic process photography. Each chapter introduces the history of a technique, presents an overview of the alternative photographic process that will be featured, reviews its chemistry, and provides practical and easy to follow guidance in how to make it work. In his conversational writing style, James also explores the idiosyncrasies, history, and cultural connections that are such a significant part of the history of photography. Featuring traditional and digital contact negative production as well as an array of processes, spread out over 28 chapters, THE BOOK OF ALTERNATIVE PHOTOGRAPHIC PROCESSES: 3RD EDITION delivers clear instructions, practical workflows and advice, humor, history, art, and immeasurable inspiration.
Mastering the Nikon D7000 by Darrell Young provides a wealth of experience-based information and insights for owners of the new D7000 camera. Darrell is determined to help the user navigate past the confusion factor that often comes with complex and powerful professional camera equipment. The book explores the features and capabilities of the camera in a way that far surpasses the user's manual. It guides readers through the camera features with step-by-step setting adjustments; color illustrations; and detailed how, when, and why explanations for each option. Every button, dial, switch, and menu configuration setting is explored in a user-friendly manner, with suggestions for setup according to various shooting styles. Darrell's friendly and informative writing style allows readers to easily follow directions, while feeling as if a friend dropped in to share his knowledge. The learning experience for new D7000 users goes beyond just the camera itself and covers basic photography technique.
Need to know which digital camera to buy? Want to take better photographs and retouch images? Ready to achieve professional results? This updated edition of The Digital Photography Handbook will allow you to make the most of all the advantages your camera has to offer - as well as guiding you through the latest software to enhance your images, and get professional results with every shot. This book includes expert advice on the art of photography (composition, depth of field and how to photograph a variety of subjects), editing and image manipulation software, how to print your images for the best results, developing a portfolio and mastering the rules of copyright. Doug Harman includes the very latest developments in digital technology, equipping you with everything you need to become a photographer. Contents include: Types of camera, Computers and software, Memory, Pixels and magnification, Saving images, Exposure, Composition, Light, Camera modes, Special effects, Manipulating images, Photo apps, Retouching old photos, Printing digital images, Selecting printers and paper, Archiving and the cloud, Making money from your images, Copyright rules and more.
A comprehensive practical guide and reference aimed at beginner and intermediate photographers, Digital Photography Made Easy introduces the basics of taking, making, managing and sharing digital photos. The main features range from how digital cameras and smart phones work, how to take great photographs and how to get the best from your computer, to creating photo libraries, sharing images by email and cloud networks, shooting specific projects and an in-depth section on computer hardware, software and image manipulation.
The Canon Rebel T6s/EOS 760D is the new flagship model for the company's line of interchangeable-lens DSLR cameras, which inherits a broad range of features from the mid-range EOS 70D. It is launched simultaneously with the Rebel T6i/EOS 750D, a cheaper model with fewer features. Although their body designs are notably different, the two models essentially have only slight differences. This comprehensive, step-by-step guide will help you get the most out of these cameras. Includes a pull-out quick reference card.
Photographic images can, apart from their capacity to show, convey an experience, a quality that has seldom been recognized. In this book, the artist and photographer Maarten Vanvolsem explains how the strip technique can tell a different story of time and space in photographic images, a story that leads to new expressions and experiences of time and movement. The strip technique itself seems to be neglected in the debate on time and photography, although it has a long history from Muybridge to the photo booth. Its use is widespread and, especially in recent years, more and more artists have rediscovered the technique.
Based on an historical overview, a knowledge and understanding of the technique, and experiments with the building of cameras, this book will propose a new use of this forgotten art: a use in which the temporal terms "speed," rhythm, and pace are of more value than terms so often associated with photography such as freeze, split second, or capture. Within the book one can find more than thirty artists using the strip technique for their artistic practice. Vanvolsem shows how the technique may be used to rediscover the time-based possibilities of the photographic image."
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