Author: John Neel
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2016-10-06
Focus is an often overlooked but powerful creative tool for photographers, made all the more powerful and accessible in the digital era. In his latest book John Neel takes you into an exploration of advanced focus that will greatly enhance your skill as a photographer. These pages will show you everything, from high-end techniques to create infinite focus, through to using it as an artistic tool, directing your viewer's eye around your photographic composition. Undoubtedly the most in-depth coverage of this fundamental aspect of photography you'll find anywhere, this book will be a valuable asset for any student, enthusiast looking for a new creative angle, commercial product photographer, or online traders.
The Fundamentals of Digital Photography explores the guiding principles of great photography through efficient and effective technique. Easy-to-follow instructions teach you how to work with a digital workflow and develop a solid understanding of materials and processes. You will also find creative inspiration through the work of some of the world's great historical photographers, and discover how the history of photography can feed into your own work. Themed projects, featuring stunning images from contemporary international practitioners, will help you focus your ideas to produce truly original photographs. The assignments at the end of each chapter help you to create a body of work that will expand your photographic portfolio. By shooting these carefully devised assignments, you will become a confident software user, and develop the all-important visual and conceptual skills essential to successful photography.
This commemorative book features intriguing images from ten master photographers from around the world and is the result of a rigorous and challenging judging process. Hasselbladaknown for manufacturing the finest photographic equipment for over 50 yearsasponsors the exclusive Masters contest each year, celebrating the best in both established and rising photographic talent. Starting with 1,700 worthy contestants who submitted ten photographs each, the team at Hasselblad painstakingly whittled down the pool of entrants to 100 finalists. Five editors of respected international photo magazines then selected the ten winners. These ten Hasselblad masters, representing the crA]me de la crA]me of world photography, were given use of the best cameras in the world and asked to interpret the theme "passion" in their own inimitable styles. This book contains these creative pictorials from each of the winning photographers.
Author: Peter Ensenberger
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Release Date: 2013-04-17
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.
Author: Rich Underwood
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Release Date: 2007-06-19
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Roll! Shells fly overhead as night-scopes capture deadly fire fights with an eerie green hue, a category 5 hurricane devastates the Big Easy, hidden cameras enter a Cambodian village of brothels and a veteran journalist interviews himself throughout his own brain surgery. Part non-fiction drama, part trade publication, part text book, all woven together giving the reader a look through the viewfinders of the very best television photojournalists. As 19 experts weigh in with their candid, personal stories and photographic tips, it's as if you're over their shoulders, following their intuitions and hearing their thoughts as they shoot. The trade term for what they do is called ENG (Electronic News Gathering) and whether they're called Cameramen, Backpack Journalists, Television Photographers or any other moniker de jour, they're all paid to bring the world's events into living rooms around the world. These are the men and women who capture the bleeding edge of history - as it happens. Written in a smooth, unique interview style, this book is a necessary read for photojournalists, videographers and tv photojournalists.
Author: Julie Adair King
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2009-11-05
Professional photography advice for D3000 beginners The Nikon D3000 is Nikon's new entry-level camera. With the D3000, you get all the features of Nikon's older cameras along with an updated battery, larger monitor, and improved focus features. In addition, the D3000 also offers simpler menus to help first-time DSLR users. Assuming no prior dSLR knowledge, veteran author Julie Adair King offers you a tour of the camera body, a hands-on how-to on all the features of the D3000, and a step-by-step walkthrough of how to get the photos you want. Explains shooting in auto mode, reviews the new video option, and covers working with file size and quality Walks you through shifting out of automatic mode and using the D3000's lighting, exposure, focus, and color features Demonstrates getting photos from your camera to your PC, developing an effective file system, and sharing photos via print, online, or other ways Packed with useful tips, this helpful guide encourages you to take control of your camera.
Author: Eastman Kodak Company
Publisher: Addison Wesley Publishing Company
Release Date: 1988-01
Emphasizes creativity in photography, provides instruction for transforming everyday snapshots into artistic works using special situations, equipment, and effects, and presents a wealth of photographs to supplement the text
Author: Charlotte K. Lowrie
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2010-11-11
With18.0 megapixels, full high definition recording capabilities, broad range ISO settings, shutter speed up to 5.3 frames per second, and many other advanced features, the Canon EOS 60D is a solid intermediate dSLR. The Canon EOS 60D Digital Field Guide will teach you how to get the most out of these impressive features. Chapter 1: Roadmap to the 60D. – Learn the basics of camera and lens controls, as well as menu navigation and viewfinder displays on your Canon EOS 60D. Chapter 2: Choosing Camera Options and Reviewing Images. – Learn which format and image quality settings are best for each situation, and how to modify key settings on the Canon EOS 60D to get the best quality images. Chapter 3: Getting Great Exposures and Focus. – Learn all the automatic, manual, and sensitivity settings needed to get the most out of your Canon EOS 60D’s imaging capabilities in any lighting situation or for any subject near or far. Chapter 4: Using Color Options, Ambience, Effects, and Creative Filters. – Learn how to improve your photography by use of color space, white balance, and filters by adjusting the setting on your Canon EOS 60D. Chapter 5: Customizing the 60D. – Learn all of the customization options for the Canon EOS 60D including exposure, images, auto focus, and menu settings to make your camera work for you. Chapter 6: Shooting in Live View Mode. – Learn the pros and cons of live view shooting, as well as the best settings and tips for working in your Canon EOS 60D’s live view mode. Chapter 7: Using Movie Mode. – Learn how to record video on the Canon EOS 60D and get tips for video standards, optimal camera settings, and editing. Chapter 8: Working with Flash. – Learn how to use and modify the Canon EOS 60D’s built in flash, and learn to shoot with wireless Speedlites and other flash techniques to bring professional quality photography to your fingertips. Chapter 9: Lenses and Accessories. – Learn all you need to know for choosing the optimal lenses for the Canon EOS 60D, including lens types, focal-length multipliers, and lens accessories. Also learn how to work with multiple lens types for optimal photos in any situation. Chapter 10: Event and Action Photography. – Learn the optimal settings and gear needed to shoot great action photographs with the Canon EOS 60D including set up options and a gear selection guide. Chapter 11: Nature and Landscape Photography. – Learn how to capture stunning natural images and landscapes using your Canon EOS 60D, as well as how to choose the proper gear for nature and landscape photography. Chapter 12: Portrait Photography. – Learn how to make natural light and studio quality portraits with the Canon EOS 60D including guides on gear selection, lighting, and exposure. Appendix A: The Elements of Exposure. – Learn or review the fundamentals of exposure and how they relate to your Canon EOS 60D’s settings. Appendix B: Exploring RAW Capture. – Learn the elements of RAW capture as well as a brief walk-through on converting RAW images into a final image. Appendix C: How to Use the Grey Card and Color Checker. – Learn how to produce photos with accurate color and exposure with these free-inside-the-book tools. A full color, portable trim book with beautiful photography for photographers on the go, the Canon EOS 60D Digital Field Guide includes a free grey/color checker card to help you achieve accurate white balance and color. With the Canon EOS 60D Digital Field Guide, you will gain a thorough understanding of the Canon EOS 60D camera, as well as the basic fundamentals of capturing the best possible photos.
Are you a night owl looking to make stunning images of streetscapes, fireworks, or the night sky? Do you like to bend time with long exposure photography? Do star trails or lightning strikes inspire you? Then this book is for you! In Night Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots, photographer Gabriel Biderman brings you the basics of digital night photography—exposure, composition, and light—and how to scout and capture different nocturnal locations once the sun goes down. Gabriel will help you understand the fundamentals and bring your unique artistic expression to any night situation. In this beautifully illustrated guide you will: Focus in the dark and master basic composition rules—and know when to break them Understand metering and switch to manual mode for more control over your exposure Set white balance, understand color temperature, and add flash or slow sync Explore color, light painting, and creative ways to play with light in your images Learn what gear works best for your style of shooting and strategies for operating your equipment in the dark Discover expert techniques for post-processing your nighttime images in Lightroom and Photoshop Beautifully illustrated with large, compelling photos, this book teaches you how to take control of your photography to get the image you want every time. And once you have the shot, show it off and join the book’s Flickr group: www.flickr.com/groups/night_fromsnapshotstogreatshots
Author: Julie Adair King
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2009-07-14
Full-color guide to everything you need to get the most out of your Nikon D5000! The Nikon D5000 packs a lot of punch into a camera that beginners will love, and now you can pack an equal amount of punch into the digital photographs you take with your new Nikon. Whether you want to understand the D5000's new exposure settings or learn photography basics such as aperture, shutter speed, and downloading photos, this book delivers. Walks you through the new Nikon D5000's features, including a 12.3 megapixel sensor, 19 auto-exposure modes, and a swivel viewfinder Shows beginners who may be new to DSLR cameras how to take good digital photographs-from using the right settings for things like sunsets, candelight, or portraits-to downloading to your computer and printing Demonstrates beginning to advanced techniques with over 200 full-color photos, giving you plenty of great ideas of what you can accomplish Offers practical tips and ideas from two expert digital photographers and authors Don't be intimidated by your new digital camera! This friendly For Dummies guide will get you up and running in no time.
Get on the EXPRESS for "Photography" Know How to Get into Photography and Become a Professional Photographer Welcome aspiring photographer! You are here because you have a love for or are interested in taking up the art of photography. Plain and simple. Well, good for you! On the other hand if you're not...why should you get into photography? - You can invoke powerful feelings that move and inspire people. - You can develop your artistic side and eye to see beauty in all things. - You can capture people's precious moments to create priceless memories. - You can make a difference by telling the world's stories through imagery. - You can make money doing something fun, exciting, and stimulating. Whether you want to be an editorial photographer, fashion photographer, event photographer, portrait photographer, commercial photographer, landscape photographer, etc., there are so many paths you could go with photography - as a profession, hobbit, or just for fun. But anybody can take a photo you say? On the surface, photography does seem like something anybody and their monkey can do; hence, you hold a camera, focus it, and hit the shutter button. And don't think just being able to apply Instagram filters is what makes a photo professional. It would be an insult to the real professionals out there to say that anybody with a camera or phone is a photographer; however, at the same, anybody certainly can become a photographer. It's simply a matter of having the basic foundation down then building upon that to continue mastering your craft. By taking the "Photography Express," your destination includes: - How to select the perfect camera for you, not the most expensive nor best rated one that changes every year. - How to master the basic and advanced photo-taking techniques that all professional photographers know. - How to manipulate all sorts of lighting or none whatsoever with each camera shot and angle regardless of flash. - How to polish up your photos to perfection during final post-editing with different editing options and software. - How to take photography to the next level by being a professional photography in starting your own business. - Also, personalized hands-on exercises and applications to put everything into action to learn photography for beginners. ...and much more. There is more to the art of photography than most people would ever imagine. All the nuances of a photo meticulously created takes skills and mastery. "Photography Express" will give you everything you need to get up to speed to being a professional photographer.