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Enrich your next sea vacation with this fun how-to guide to observing and doing astrophotography on water. Collecting together the author's five decades of astrophotography and teaching experience, this book shares all the practical information you will need to start on your own astronomy adventure. Part I is full of practical advice on what to pack, the best ways to enjoy the night sky from your cruise ship observatory, specific astronomical objects and events to look out for, and myriad other useful tips. Part II gives you a crash course on astrophotography at sea, teaching you the nitty-gritty details of taking pictures of the night sky. Proof that it can be done is provided by the many amazing color astrophotographs taken by the author while following the steps laid out in this book.
HOW-TO TIPS FROM 20 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC PHOTO EXPERTS who curate each chapter and provide photography tips, advice, ideas, insights, and inspiration. MORE THAN 200 STUNNING PHOTOS: Awe-inspiring landscapes, fascinating street photography, whimsical foodscapes, captivating portraits, exotic travel destinations, dramatic black-and-white photography, and much more. BROAD ONLINE COMMUNITY: The "Your Shot" community currently includes 168,000 members in the U.S. and Canada. Promotion on the website, through National Geographic magazine, and other National Geographic media will be a big boost to sales. SPOKESPERSON IS NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC PHOTOGRAPHER LYNN JOHNSON who is well-known and beloved in the Your Shot community. STRONG CATEGORY: Photography is one of National Geographic's top-selling categories. ENTHUSIASM AMONG CONSUMERS: The concept for this book tested very strong in market research studies.
Sarah Plater and Paul Wilkinson present a modern, fresh and vibrant approach to portraiture that aims to capture a moment in the lifestyle of the person or persons in the picture. This authoritative guide contains clear, concise and jargon-busting text that discusses the essential technical aspects of photography from choosing a camera and equipment to an appreciation of exposure, aperture, metering, shutter speed, depth of field and white balance settings, in addition to how natural light, colour and movement affect a photograph.
'Mastering Exposure' is an invaluable guide to taking better photographs using today's sophisticated digital SLR and compact digital cameras. Aimed at the more experienced amateur photographer, the author's concise text explains the fundamentals of exposure and how varying three parameters - shutter speed, aperture and ISO - can be used creatively and practically to determine correct exposure, but deliver substantially different results. Illustrated with the author's own stunning images, the book analyzes the effects of exposure on portrait, landscape, night and low-light photography, and when capturing action and sports images.
With basic information on the characteristics of light and specific
techniques for controlling light in a variety of environments, this
resource teaches photographers how to harness light, the most
important factor of good photography. A discussion of light basics
that includes exposure, color balance, and light ratios provides
photographers with the essential understanding they need to
approach any photography project. Specific analyses of studio,
portrait, and indoor and outdoor lighting detail how to use studio
strobes, set up a Rembrandt lighting scheme for a portrait, diffuse
window light, and flash-fill with direct sunlight. Tips and
photographs from more than 30 wedding, portrait, and commercial
photographers offer practical advice and inspiration to help
photographers take advantage of--rather than be limited by--light's
This is an authoritative, self-contained course book on successfully shooting landscapes. It includes structured lessons and projects to help track progress. David Taylor is an award-winning photographer who has authored over 20 titles for Ammonite Press. Aimed at beginners, Foundation Course: Black & White Photography is part of a structured series of tutorials that explain the basic skills and techniques of photography in relation to a specific subject area. Written by experts, each book is divided into six main sections: Basics, Lessons, Revision, Project, Analysis and Progress. This chapter explains the concept of photography in a concise, easy-to-follow manner. There's information on the types of camera, lenses, tripods, filters and other useful accessories; the basics of exposure, metering, aperture and shutter speed, ISO, dynamic range, histograms, exposure compensation and using filters. There's also information on colour and composition, including the effects of light, the effects of colour on the perception of a photograph, plus how this changes when shooting black and white.
The most important practical photography book in a decade. 'A really inspiring book' - Amateur Photographer magazine The eagerly awaited follow up to global bestseller The Photographer's Eye will show you the paths the greatest photographers took to excellence so you too can take stand-out thrilling photographs. In Freeman's own words: 'There's a long line of opinion, from Plato through Kant, that holds creativity to be unteachable, and to be the province of genius. You have it or you don't. End of story. I don't agree' By looking at the work of other great photographers, as well as Freeman's own work, the book provides the reader with 50 'paths' they can explore to think about taking photos, looking at subjects from cliche to zen, so you will be able to hit the right point in surprise, originality, insight and execution every time.
What you see is very different from what you think you see... There's a lot going on behind the scenes when you like a photograph. Maybe something is tricking your brain into believing a static image is alive with motion. But how? Or maybe you're being drawn in by a rich, high-contrast subject. But what's so great about really black blacks and really white whites? And if the composition is subverting your expectations, where did those expectations come from in the first place? To answer these questions, international award-winning cinematographer Brian Dilg blends photographic fundamentals like exposure, focus, and composition with the latest developments in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, and evolutionary biology, in a thrilling exploration of how a photo works, how your brain perceives it, and why you like the result.
The Asahi Optical company rightly claimed that the history of Pentax cameras is the history of the 35mm SLR. More than any other manufacturer, Asahi has been responsible for the 35mm SLR becoming the universal camera for all serious amateurs and many professionals. They pioneered many of the technical advances that make the SLR the near perfect instrument it is today. This story is told by Danilo Cecchi through the many models produced during nearly forty years.
On the road again, award-winning photographer and educator David Skernick lets serious photographers in on the decisions he makesasome split-second, some carefully plannedato capture 144 spot-on images from rural America. This notebook explains the why, when, where, and especially the how behind each shot, including the camera settings and techniques used. Sprinkled throughout are funny stories and suggestions for places to stop for food or lodging near the shoots. This fun-to-read companion will help savvy photographers at all levels polish their camera skills.
Photographic images are a driving force behind the fashion system, and they play a key role in defining global fashion culture. Fashion photography is attracting increasing public attention; it has embraced new image-making technologies, and has shown itself to be a commercially and ideologically powerful medium.This rich and rewarding book combines new critical approaches with views from inside the industry, showing fashion photography to be a complex cultural phenomenon worthy of serious critical attention. It brings together distinguished contributors from the UK, North America, Australia and Europe - including Rankin, Philippe Garner, Penny Martin, Caroline Evans, Eva Respini and Margaret Maynard - to examine the production and consumption of fashion images from the points of view of industry and academia, the museum, the auction house, and the art gallery. Illustrated in black and white and colour, the book discusses key issues in recent fashion photography and establishes a fertile space for new ways of looking to emerge on this dynamic visual form.
This illustrative guide offers definitive proof that engagement photos should no longer be overlooked as a basic or included feature of a wedding package. A traditional rite of passage for engaged couples and a long-standing service provided by photography studios worldwide, engagement photo sessions allow photographers an early chance to get to know their clients prior to the event, make a memorable personal gift for brides and their families, and increase the client's confidence in the photographer's work. With this in mind, this reference covers every aspect of achieving success from making the first consultation a smash to delivering finished products that ensure client satisfaction. Featuring inspirational examples from professionals at the top of their field, this valuable resource offers instructions on how to design signature collages, albums, and other merchandise as add-on products to a print order and how to incentivize the purchase of these products by clients through careful product packaging. Also included are tips for marketing a couple's portraits to their friends and family, as well as for integrating the portraits into the wedding itself by adding them to wedding announcements, save-the-date cards, ceremony programs, and much more.
When it comes to photography, getting from awful to awesome can be as simple as shifting the camera a few inches, tweaking the exposure just a bit, or making a simple lighting change. The trick is to develop your eye and your photography skills by learning from experts, experimenting with your technique, and shooting lots of photos. In YOUR PHOTOS STINK : DAVID BUSCH'S LESSONS IN ELEVATING YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY FROM AWFUL TO AWESOME, veteran photographer and author David Busch shows you how to create awesome images over a wide range of subjects--showing flawed photos alongside their improved versions, with clear explanations of how the fixes were made. Covering techniques of composition, exposure, post-processing, and more, and featuring dozens of side-by-side examples of awful/awesome photographs from subjects like nature, travel, and city life, Busch teaches you to see the most common problems that trouble photographers and how to correct them. Get ready to step up your game, with YOUR PHOTOS STINK : DAVID BUSCH'S LESSONS IN ELEVATING YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY FROM AWFUL TO AWESOME.
This book provides comprehensive and updated knowledge about dental digital photography. The first part of this book focuses on the fundamental theory of photography, how to select photographic equipment and the basic applications of digital photography in various aspect in dentistry. It is not only helpful to get more clearly understanding of the concept and methods of dental digital photography, but also instructive for dentist to apply photography during their daily treatment. The second part of the book summaries the different category of digital images. It describes the post-processing methods of the images and the "digital smile design(DSD)" basic process, which highlight the instructive aspects for clinical work. In the Chapter named `cosmetic dental treatment based on digital photography', comprehensive cosmetic cases are provided; Appendix contains a variety of dental photography standards.
This seminal photography text, now in its 10th edition and celebrating its 50th anniversary, has been revamped, reorganized, and modernized to include the most up-to-date, need to know information for photographers. Ideal for students, beginners, and advanced users wanting to brush up on the fundamentals of photography, this book is a must have for any photographer's bookcase. The heart of this text, however, retains the same comprehensive mix of scholarly and practical information. The new edition has been fully updated to reflect dynamic changes in the industry. These changes include: an expansion and overhaul of the information on digital cameras and digital printing; an emphasis on updating photographs to include a wider range of international work; replacement of many diagrams with photos; overhaul of the analogue sections to give a more modern tone (ie exposure measurement and film and filters with some more dynamic photo illustrations).
Idiot's Guides[registered]: Digital Photography is not a book on using Photoshop to fix bad photos, nor is it a book loaded down with technical data telling readers which camera to buy. Instead, it's the simplest guide to becoming a better photographer and taking better pictures with any DSLR. Instead of focusing on complicated and quickly outdated discussions of things like gear or retouching software, readers learn the timeless principles of good photography, the essentials of every camera and lens, and how to use all that knowledge to take the shots they previously thought were only achievable by professional photographers. Readers learn how to set up every shot, avoid common mistakes, and do more with their pictures through unique and creative photography projects. Focused on making people better photographers, this full-color guide finally simplifies the process of taking great pictures by focusing on what people really need to know to take better pictures.
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