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The perfect one-on-one photography course, this week-by-week tutorial develops your photography skills - from how to focus to using lenses and flash effectively to mastering photographic composition. Tom Ang teaches you everything you need to know in 20 weeks through no-nonsense tutorials that combine easy-to-understand instruction with illustrations and photographs. If you're a beginner, you'll be an expert in no time. Combining tutorials, step-by-step photoshoots, practical assignments, and fun Q&As, this book will teach you about the sometimes intimidating range of modes on bridge and system cameras (DSLR or mirrorless); untangle photographic jargon such as aperture, exposure, shutter speed, and depth-of-field; show you how to convey movement and use natural light in photos; and help you to master composition for that perfect photo and use your camera to its full potential.
Get digital prints that look better than film, create amazing photo and video DVDs, and even learn to use your camera phone to its maximum potential with this non-technical, easy-to-understand guide
Imagine displaying your photos on your television in big-screen glory, set to your favorite music. Imagine digitizing your old home movies, editing out unwanted parts, and sharing them on DVDs. And imagine sharing photos and movies of your child's first steps moments after they happen -- online, over the cell phone, or even on an electronic picture frame half a world away.
With today's technology, all that is possible -- and more! "Going Digital" will arm you with the tools and techniques you need to share your digital memories with friends and family -- online and offline, on the computer, and in the living room. Written in down-to-earth language for people with all levels of technological knowledge, it's a user-friendly guide that will change your life -- and your family's.
Get snap happy with the new edition of the best-selling guide to digital photography from guru Tom Ang. Learn everything you need to know about digital photography with the Digital Photographer's Handbook 6th Edition, the definitive photography guide. This digital photography guide is jam-packed with inspirational images and jargon-free tips to demystify the technical elements of photography and get you taking great shots every time. Fully updated to include all of the latest developments in digital cameras, equipment and software, this stunning guide explores the pros and cons of all types of camera, from camera phones to top-of-the-range DSLRs. Learn how to manipulate your pictures to perfection and pick up trouble-shooting advice to make the most out of your camera. Suitable for all levels of experience, the Digital Photographer's Handbook 6th edition is perfect for anyone looking to get snap happy. Previous edition ISBN 9781405393195
Learn the secrets of fine art digital photography
Produce captivating and high-quality photographs easily and consistently with help from this invaluable guide, based on renowned photographer George DeWolfe's most popular workshop. Inside, you will learn his "16-bit workflow" technique for mastering the craft of printing fine art photographs. You will also discover how to set up a successful "closed loop" environment--one in which you handle the entire photographic process yourself, sending nothing out for processing, manipulating, or development. Learning the qualities and techniques essential to creating a digital fine print with light, substance, and presence requires skill, experience, time, and vision. "George DeWolfe's Digital Photography Fine Print Workshop" puts all of this expertise at your fingertips.
Photographic artists and students of alternative process photography will welcome this new edition of Christopher James' The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes. This significantly expanded edition is a full-color, lavishly illustrated, comprehensive resource that explores every aspect of alternative process image making. With his highly conversational writing style, James explores the techniques, processes, idiosyncrasies, history, and cultural connections that are such a significant part of the genre. Best of all, Christopher makes it extremely accessible, providing clear instructions and practical workflow advice. The book delves into a vast menu of alternative and traditional options, among them: calotype, salted paper, cyanotype, argyrotype, chrysotype, POP, kallitype, ambrotype/wet collodion, Van Dyke, platinum/palladium, Ziatype, gelatin dry plate emulsions, carbon, gum bichromate, albumen, hand-applied emulsions, paper, alternative imaging systems, and digital negative production for alternative process image making. This book has become the unanimous standard reference text for alternative process photography, one that students love to read and work from. Not only does this definitive work make the most complex ideas easy to understand, it is conversational, comfortable, inspirational, and fun to read- a tremendous resource and a treasure trove of alternative process images. "If I could only have one photography book this would be it." -Timothy Whelan, Photographic Books.
The ideal starting point for digital camera users, this best-selling photography book explains key concepts in clear and simple terms, and offers step-by-step tutorials to every camera function and photographic technique. The Beginner's Photography Guide shows you how to take the photos you want and develop your photographic skills using a range of different approaches and techniques. Learn how to overcome every photographer's challenge, from working in dim lighting to setting up the perfect flash. Clear instructions and examples will show you everything from what the different settings on a digital camera are and when to select them, to how to create a shallow depth of field to enliven a portrait. This fully updated edition also takes into account new photography trends and the latest equipment on the market. If you're new to photography, then The Beginner's Photography Guide is the perfect companion to help you get the most out of your digital camera. Previous edition ISBN 9781409322795.
It's not easy to find a fresh angle on photography, and harder still if you have to meet the needs of demanding clients. Dan M Lee and his team have put together this book of inspiring ideas - and how to pull them off yourself - that professional photographers can use to stand out from the crowd. As well as Dan's own work, this book features interviews with leading professionals in the field, and insights from makeup artist Jerris Ferrer, model Samantha Braga and wedding consultant Mariana Martinis.
Improve your photographs the easy way! Want to take great-looking pictures? This beginner's guide explains your camera's features and reveals how to use them to shoot stunning photos of landscapes, children, animals, holidays, night scenes and more... What the beginner photographer needs is a no-nonsense guide to the most important features on DSLRs written by experts that reveals in plain English exactly what they need to know. This is that book. The Complete Beginners Guide explains all the photography concepts beginners need: * How to balance exposures, * How to get the sharpest shots * How to maximise image quality. Once you've mastered these basics, you can then move on to our more advanced skills section at the end of the book featuring practical how-to guides for shooting a range of core subjects. Take your photography to the next level and start learning today!
Take your photography skills and technique to the next level with this inspiring and informative guide for budding photographers looking to improve their photography repertoire. Featuring a comprehensive range of topics from experimenting with lenses, exposure, and aperture to useful post-production techniques, the easy to follow step-by-step tutorials show you to master the functions on your cameras and develop exciting new techniques. As well as refreshing your existing knowledge, you will learn more advanced skills, such as how to freeze movement, use filters, and create brilliant images from multiple exposures. Flick through inspiring ideas for projects exploring themes ranging from close-ups and portraits to street scenes, landscapes, and the night sky, while useful tips and hints help you to think creatively, and tackle "difficult" subjects. Packed with practical advice and beautiful images, The Advanced Photography Guide will give you the know-how and confidence to produce truly stunning images and develop a distinctive style of your own.
If you want to inject more excitement into your photography than just applying a filter in an app, this book is for you. It will inspire you to take your photos further, with ideas aimed at all levels of ability. Easy techniques such as shooting through your sunglasses evolve to more advanced ideas like creating sun prints or distorting your images with the contents of your kitchen cupboard. The techniques are concisely explained through great examples of creative photography, making this an ideal book for anyone wanting to take their photos to another level.
The complete beginner's guide to DSLR photography It doesn't matter if your camera says Canon, Nikon, or Sony on the outside. If a passion for photography is on your inside, this all-encompassing guide will be your new best friend. Packed with instruction on how to take your photos from so-so to stunning, Digital SLR Photography All-in-One For Dummies gives you all the easy-to-follow guidance you need to capture stills, portraits, action shots, and moments in time you'll be proud to share. Clocking in at over 600 pages, this no-nonsense guide covers it all! From controlling light, color, focus, and exposure to editing images to improve the final product and everything in between it's the only guide to DSLR photography you need. If you've caught the photography bug but aren't sure where to turn to improve your skills, you can bank on building an impressive portfolio with the simple tips and tricks provided inside! * Set the right exposure in any situation * Know when to use flash and when to turn it off * Edit your images into masterpieces * Take better photos of people and places Get ready to develop your photographer's eye and start snapping shots like the pros.
See the world differently through your new Nikon D5300
Your new Nikon D5300 digital SLR camera represents something about you. It shows that you want something more than a point-and-shoot camera has to offer. You want to take better photos. You want more control. You don't want to rely on editing to make beautiful photographs. Well, there's good news-you now have the right tool to make that happen Now you need to learn how to use it. The Nikon D5300 has more features and expanded capabilities, and offers you more options for shooting in different situations. Taking advantage of the full complement of controls and settings gives you the power to capture images in new and imaginative ways.
"Nikon D5300 For Dummies" is your ultimate guide to using your new DSLR to its utmost capability. Author Julie Adair King brings her vast experience both as a veteran photographer and a photography teacher to you in this full-color, easy to follow Nikon D5300 guide. "Nikon D5300 For Dummies" contains more information that you would typically get in a basic photography course, plus information specific to the camera. Over 200 full-color images help illustrate concepts and apply them to the Nikon D5300, making this the ultimate reference for the beginning or veteran photographer.Master controls, basic photography principles, and shooting in autoGet creative with advanced settings and video functionsTake charge with manual controls, and understand camera functionalityFind tips on editing and sharing photos
You have an excellent camera. Don't be content with shooting in auto mode forever Master your DSLR and learn your way around the settings for the most gorgeous photographs you've ever taken. "Nikon D5300 For Dummies" is your guide to making it all happen.
Destined to become the plant photographers bible, this book encourages the reader to 'see' the art and design of the plant and to take photographs that are both accurate visual records and works of creativity. It shows you how to explore the beauty and variety of the natural world - from lichens so tiny they can barely be seen by the naked eye, to the giant gnarled splendour of an ancient beech tree. This book contains everything you need to know to get that perfect shot, including adjusting for variations in light, accurately rendering blues, choosing the right filter and coping with extreme weather conditions. The focus moves from shooting vast landscapes to individual plant portraits, to close-up and macro shots down to photogrpahing subjects on a lightbox to reveal their amazingly delicate structure. Throughout this inspiring and informative book, Paul Harcourt Davies encourages us to see the art and design of the natural world and to take photographs that are not only accurate records of their subjects but also beautiful and unique images.
The book illustrates that supposedly outmoded, analog practices in contemporary photographic and cinematic art not only have maximum actuality, but also critical potential. Using the example of artists' practices that are motivated by the idea of the photographic and/or the cinematic but do not necessarily lead to photographs or films, the book shows how, in multiple ways, the display tool-the apparatus-can be explored, taken apart, reflected, modified, and newly arranged. The contributions that have also emerged from cooperative efforts between artists and scientists focus on the required technical/material processes and demonstrate that knowledge of medial difference is also socio-politically relevant.
The definitive photography textbook for the digital age, The New Basics is packed with technical tips, practical exercises, contemporary images and step-by-step guidance for all aspiring photographers. Introducing technical and creative aspects of commercial as well as fine art photography, it is the first book to assume from the outset that students are most interested in digital imaging - not just digital capture, but also postproduction and screen-based output. It includes step-by-step guidance on the use of image-manipulation software to improve digital imagery, including colour correction and the use of Photoshop as a tool in experimental photography. Reflecting contemporary teaching techniques in further education, it compels the reader to dive in to develop practical skills from the outset. Equal weight is given to creative as well as technical matters, with chapters on genres (portraiture, landscape etc) introducing skills needed to compose exciting photos and develop a personal style of image-making. Full of practical and money-saving tips on how to use your camera in challenging conditions, how to persuade people to pose for street photographs and how to secure sponsorship and exhibition spaces, this book is sure to supplant other basic photography books. `Clearly structured and very accessible' - Paul Winch-Furness, University of Westminster
Whether you simply want to take better family photographs or learn creative photography techniques, Tom Ang will teach you everything you need to know in this complete one-on-one digital photography course. Fully updated with the latest equipment and software, this new edition of Digital Photography Masterclass is packed with tips and step-by-step tutorials to help you get the best from your digital camera. From digital photography basics to image manipulation, Tom Ang shows you how to set up your camera, compose and light your shot, and how to use digital software to enhance the images you have taken. Whether you are a beginner or want to develop new skills, no matter what type of photography you are interested in - portrait, landscapes, sports, wildlife, or even fine art - with Digital Photography Masterclass, Tom Ang will show you how to get the best from your digital camera.
What makes some photographs stay in the memory forever? Sometimes it's the subject matter alone, but more often it's the skill of the artists who took them. The premise of this magnificent book is quite simple: take 100 leading examples of the work of the world's greatest photographers, and a distinguished academic will describe how they achieved their effects to allow you to recreate them yourself. Discover how to compose 'decisive moments' like Cartier-Bresson, use long exposures for landscapes like Simon Norfolk, and experiment with flash in daylight like Rineke Dijkstra.The images are arranged thematically, with engaging analysis of each image and a description of its technical make-up, along with a biography of each artist. The book showcases 100 of the greatest images in the history of the art and will provide an indispensable guide to the technicalities behind the well-known masterpieces and hidden gems in the world of photography. The photographers and their images were carefully selected by award winning photographer, educator and academic Paul Lowe, whose years of experience as a photojournalist and as a teacher gives unique and detailed insight into the working methods of these great image makers.
This book provides enthusiastic photographers with a wealth of information about the unique features of the Sony SLT-A77, an interchangeable-lens camera with an electronic viewfinder and a fixed, translucent mirror. The A77 differs from the current crop of DSLRs in its ability to use a phase detection focusing system throughout the entire picture-taking process, for both still photographs and videos. This provides an immediacy and responsiveness when using burst shots and creating HD videos that is unavailable in any other camera. In this guide, authors Carol Roullard and Brian Matsumoto teach you how to obtain exceptional photographs and videos as they cover everything from the basics of using the camera's automatic modes, to the more advanced aperture-priority, shutter-priority, program, and manual exposure modes. You'll also learn how best to take advantage of features such as the built-in dynamic range adjustment, sweep panoramic, GPS, colorization modes, facial detection and recognition, multiple shot exposures, and HD video. The authors provide you with an opportunity to improve your skills even further by discussing how third-party software and accessories can improve Sony's standard commands. You'll also learn about how the electronic viewfinder, fixed mirror, and Sony's novel shutter design improve the camera's utility for scientific photography through the microscope and telescope. Additional topics include: Advantages of the electronic viewfinder for previewing your photographs Using the accessory Sony shoe-mount flash Advantages of using the JPEG file format Advantage of having a fixed mirror and electronic first curtain shutter Settings for using the camera on a microscope and telescope Using the older Minolta Maxxum lenses
Researched and written with the full co-operation of the factory, here in definitive detail is the story of the SLRs that saved the Leica brand, along with the numerous lenses sold alongside them. All variations are covered, including official limited editions, allowing collectors to use the book for reference, or simply enjoy the stunning photography - mostly contemporary and original, some taken specially for the book - gathered from all over the world. Successful immediately, these SLR models ran alongside the legendary M-series to defend Leica's honour in the showrooms at a time when it looked like the Japanese had the camera market sewn up. Today, the R-series (1976-2009) is becoming more and more collectable, so this authoritative guide is timely.
Whether you prefer the term retro, vintage or "old skool" there's an undeniable truth to the familiar quote: "What's old is new again." This is increasingly obvious among next-generation photographers who are already reacting to the established digital norm and actively seeking out something more soulful and personal than the pixel-pushing, quick-fix of the digital age. And that something is film. Yet this is a generation that has never experienced film photography. They have not felt the unique combination of fear and excitement at taking a once-in-a-lifetime shot and not knowing if it's perfect; nor have they waited with bated breath to see if their labours are good, bad or indifferent. And they certainly won't have experienced the "happy accidents" associated with badly loaded film, light leaks, collapsed shutters or any of the other "defects" that can transform an average shot into a one-of-a-kind photograph. 'Mastering Film Photography' is a fast-track guide to shooting emulsion in the digital age. After a crash course in how film works and how to choose the ideal camera to use it with, readers will learn how to overcome the challenges of getting the exposure right when there's no instant feedback; how to use flash systems in the pre-TTL era; and the importance of filters before Instagram; as well as exploring the creative world of lensless photography. With profiles of leading film practitioners along the way, the book is rounded off with a guide to the traditional, digital and hybrid processing options that will enable you to make the most of your negatives and slides.
Use your Nikon D3500 camera like the pros Capturing frame-worthy photos is no easy feat -- until now! Inside, author Julie King shares her experience as a professional photographer and photography teacher to help you get picture-perfect landscapes, portraits, action shots, and more with your Nikon D3500 digital SLR camera. It takes more than a good eye and an amazing camera to get shots like the pros. With the help of Nikon D3500 For Dummies, you'll find all the expert advice and know-how you need to unlock your camera's capabilities to their fullest potential. From working with the basics of lighting and exposure to making sense of your camera's fanciest features, you'll be snapping professional-grade photos in a flash! Learn the five essential options for shooting quality photos Understand the settings that control exposure Take charge of color and focus features Put your skills together to shoot portraits, close-ups, and action shots Whether you're shooting in automatic mode, scene mode, or manual mode, you'll get all the guidance you need to take photos you'll be proud to share.
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