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Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs

Author: Henry Carroll

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781780673356

Category: Photography

Page: 128

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Photography is now more popular than ever thanks to the rapid development of digital cameras. Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs is for this new wave of DSLR dabblers and users of compact system, and bridge cameras. It contains no graphs, no techie diagrams and no camera club jargon. Instead, it inspires readers through iconic images and playful copy packed with hands-on tips. Split into five sections, the book covers composition, exposure, light, lenses, and seeing. Images taken by master photographers – including Henri Cartier- Bresson, Sebastião Salgado, Fay Godwin, and Martin Parr – serve to illustrate points and encourage readers to try out new ideas. Today's aspiring photographers want immediacy and see photography as an affordable way of expressing themselves quickly and creatively. This book answers that need, teaching readers how to take photographs using professional techniques.

Use This If You Want to Take Great Photographs

A Photo Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781780678887

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Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs of People

Author: Henry Carroll

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781780676241

Category: Photography

Page: 128

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Read This If You Want To Take Great Photographs Of People is an inspiring book of conceptual starting points and invaluable technical tips for anyone, novice or professional, who wants to take top-notch pictures of people. The book distills portrait photography into seven subject areas, including "Composition," "The Gaze," and "The Street," and features beautiful, startling, and inspirational photographs in each category. Readers are given practical insights into the ideas and techniques of a wide range of historical and contemporary masters so they can put it all into practice themselves. Scattered throughout the book are "technical tangents" packed with invaluable practical guidance for basic lighting set-ups, equipment, camera modes and more. Also included is definitive advice from a lawyer on your legal rights when taking pictures of people.

Secrets of Great Portrait Photography

Photographs of the Famous and Infamous

Author: Brian Smith

Publisher: New Riders

ISBN: 0132867729

Category: Photography

Page: 264

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In this sexy, bold book, Pulitzer-Prize winning photographer Brian Smith tells the stories behind the photos and lessons learned in 30 years of photographing celebrities and people from all walks of life. Smith’s long list of famous and infamous subjects includes pro basketball players Dwayne Wade and Shaquille O’Neal; billionaires Bill Gates, Richard Branson, and Donald Trump; tennis stars Serena and Venus Williams; actors Anne Hathaway, Antonio Banderas, Christopher Walken, Taye Diggs, Jane Krakowski, and William H. Macy; and many more. You’ll get the inside scoop on what goes on at a celebrity photo shoot in this gorgeous guide to making professional portraits. Smith has mastered how to make a meaningful portrait on a magazine’s budget and on a celebrity’s schedule, which can sometimes be 15 minutes or less. Smith reveals his tips on connecting with people, finding the perfect location, telling a great story through portraiture, getting the ideal pose, capturing emotion and gestures, arranging unique group shots, and lighting the scene just right. You might not be photographing the rich and famous, but after reading Smith’s tell-all guide, you’ll know how to give everyone who makes their way in front of your camera the star treatment.

Why it Does Not Have to be in Focus

Modern Photography Explained

Author: Jackie Higgins

Publisher: Prestel Pub

ISBN: 9783791348513

Category: Photography

Page: 224

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This lively, informed defense of modern photography focuses on not focusing--and other unconventional methods that have been successfully employed by acclaimed photographers. From portraits to documentary images and from abstractions to landscapes, the author identifies 100 important images that are emblematic of innovation in modern photography, revealing the frequently complex processes involved in their composition. In so doing, she offers a provocative reminder of what makes a great photograph.

Photographers on Photography

Author: Henry Carroll

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781786273185

Category: Photography

Page: 128

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Holly Exley is an illustrator and watercolour enthusiast, based in Derbyshire. She has illustrated several products for Laurence King, most recently Royal Bingo (2017). Her other clients include Lonely Planet, Marks and Spencer and The Wall Street Journal. Mike Unwin is an award-winning writer and editor of books and magazines for both adults and children, specialising Think you know photography? Think again. Through a carefully curated selection of quotes and images, this book reveals what matters most to the masters of photography. With accompanying text by Henry Carroll, author of the internationally bestselling Read This If You Want To Take Great Photographs series, you'll learn what photography actually means to the giants of the genres and how they developed their distinctive visual styles. Divided into clear sections, quotes offer intimate insights into "the camera", "the photograph", "taking pictures", "style, subject matter and technique" and ultimately answer that all-important question—"what exactly is photography?" in wildlife.

Understanding Exposure

How to Shoot Great Photographs With Any Camera

Author: Bryan Peterson

Publisher: Random House LLC

ISBN: 0817439390

Category: Photography

Page: 176

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Now refreshed with current technologies and terms, and more than 25 percent new images and an all-new chapter, this bestselling guide shows readers how to shoot great photographs with any type of camera.

Tony Northrup's DSLR Book: How to Create Stunning Digital Photography

Author: Tony Northrup

Publisher: Tony Northrup

ISBN: 0988263408

Category: Photography

Page: 250

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The top-rated and top-selling photography ebook since 2012 and the first ever Gold Honoree of the Benjamin Franklin Digital Award, gives you five innovations no other book offers: Free video training. 9+ HOURS of video training integrated into the book’s content (requires Internet access). Travel around the world with Tony and Chelsea as they teach you hands-on. Appendix A lists the videos so you can use the book like an inexpensive video course.Classroom-style teacher and peer help. After buying the book, you get access to the private forums on this site, as well as the private Stunning Digital Photography Readers group on Facebook where you can ask the questions and post pictures for feedback from Tony, Chelsea, and other readers. It’s like being able to raise your hand in class and ask a question! Instructions are in the introduction.Lifetime updates. This book is regularly updated with new content (including additional videos) that existing owners receive for free. Updates are added based on reader feedback and questions, as well as changing photography trends and new camera equipment. This is the last photography book you’ll ever need.Hands-on practices. Complete the practices at the end of every chapter to get the real world experience you need.500+ high resolution, original pictures. Detailed example pictures taken by the author in fifteen countries demonstrate both good and bad technique. Many pictures include links to the full-size image so you can zoom in to see every pixel. Most photography books use stock photography, which means the author didn’t even take them. If an author can’t take his own pictures, how can he teach you? In this book, Tony Northrup (award-winning author of more than 30 how-to books and a professional portrait, wildlife, and landscape photographer) teaches the art and science of creating stunning pictures. First, beginner photographers will master: CompositionExposureShutter speedApertureDepth-of-field (blurring the background)ISONatural lightFlashTroubleshooting blurry, dark, and bad picturesPet photographyWildlife photography (mammals, birds, insects, fish, and more)Sunrises and sunsetsLandscapesCityscapesFlowersForests, waterfalls, and riversNight photographyFireworksRaw filesHDRMacro/close-up photography Advanced photographers can skip forward to learn the pro’s secrets for: Posing men and women. including corrective posing (checklists provided)Portraits (candid, casual, formal, and underwater)Remotely triggering flashesUsing bounce flash and flash modifiersUsing studio lighting on any budgetBuilding a temporary or permanent studio at homeShooting your first weddingHigh speed photographyLocation scouting/finding the best spots and timesPlanning shoots around the sun and moonStar trails (via long exposure and image stacking)Light paintingEliminating noiseFocus stacking for infinite depth-of-fieldUnderwater photographyGetting close to wildlifeUsing electronic shutter triggersPhotographing moving carsPhotographing architecture and real estate

The Rules of Photography and When to Break Them

Author: Haje Jan Kamps

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 113610853X

Category: Photography

Page: 176

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One of the most popular cameras on the market is called the "Digital Rebel," yet many photographers use it and its brethren following tired old rules from tired old photographers. This book aims to show new and intermediate photographers that they can move beyond the dogma and shoot more creatively. If you're just starting out with a camera, or are starting to think about switching away from "auto," this is the perfect book for you. Not only will you find within all the classical "rules"-useful basic knowledge that can sharpen anyone's eye for great photography-but you'll simultaneously be shown how you can push the boundaries that many teachers erroneously set, filling your memory card with exciting, different pictures every time. This book brings the aspirational photography seen by so many in books or on Flickr within reach of everyone.

Dictionary of Photography and Digital Imaging

The Essential Reference for the Modern Photographer

Author: Tom Ang

Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications

ISBN: 9780817437893

Category: Photography

Page: 383

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This dictionary is for everyone who enjoys modern photography, image manipulation, and digital imaging. It is the most comprehensive, up to date and authoritative dictionary of this subject, containing over 2100 entries.

Read This if You Want to Be Great at Drawing

Author: Selwyn Leamy

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781786270542

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 647

This book demystifies the art and practice of drawing. Through fifty drawings by great masters past and present, the techniques and ideas behind their master sketches will put you on the path to making your own great drawings. The entries also feature exercises with step-by-step instructions as well as simple diagrams providing further visual explanation to the jargon-free discussion. For aspiring artists of all ages and abilities, Read This if You Want to Be Great at Drawing will motivate and strengthen your drawing talent.

Photographs Not Taken

Author: Will Steacy,Lyle Rexer

Publisher: Daylight Press

ISBN: 9780983231615

Category: Photography

Page: 223

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Includes brief biographies of the contributors.

The Unforgettable Photograph

228 Ideas, Tips, and Secrets for Taking the Best Pictures of Your Life

Author: George Lange

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761178716

Category: Photography

Page: 336

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Renowned photographer George Lange’s work is guided by one simple truth: An unforgettable photograph is not about what the subject looks like, but what it feels like. In this entirely new kind of photography guide, written by Mr. Lange and Scott Mowbray, magazine editor and longtime amateur photographer, the rest of us will learn how to take photographs that don’t just document life but celebrate it. No fancy equipment required. Just hundreds of simple, inspiring ideas and lessons—each one illustrated with a photograph—organized around the six essential principles of seeing like a photographer. (Here’s one: Shoot the Moment, Not the Subject.) Here’s why to shoot in natural light—always. The fun of putting babies in surprising places. How to get intimate with food. Using a dramatic sky as your backdrop. The benefit of learning to know the light in every room of your house. Shooting hands or feet instead of faces. How to move past the “I was here” postcard effect. How to catch the in-between moments. Because in the end, it’s about living the moment, shooting the moment—and being in the moment forever.

LIFE Guide to Digital Photography

Everything You Need to Shoot Like the Pros

Author: Joe McNally,Editors of Life

Publisher: Life

ISBN: 9781603201278

Category: Photography

Page: 256

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Photography has been the business and the passion of LIFE since the original weekly magazine's inception in 1936, and it continues to be the business and passion of LIFE Books and LIFE.com in the new millennium. But photography has surely changed during these many decades. The rigs and gear of old have given way-first slowly, then all at once-to sleek miracle machines that process pixels and have made the darkroom obsolete. The casual photog puts eye to lens, sets everything on auto and captures a photograph that is . . . perfectly fine. One of LIFE's master shooters-in fact, the final in the long line of distinguished LIFE staff photographers-was Joe McNally, and he has always believed that with a little preparation and care, with a dash of enthusiasm and daring added to the equation, anyone can make a better photo-anyone can turn a "keeper" into a treasure. This was true in days of yore, and it's true in the digital age. Your marvelous new camera, fresh from its box, can indeed perform splendid feats. Joe explains in this book how to take best advantage of what it was designed to do, and also when it is wise to outthink your camera or push your camera-to go for the gold, to create that indelible family memory that you will have blown up as large as the technology will allow, and that will hang on the wall forevermore. As the storied LIFE photographer and photo editor John Loengard points out in his eloquent foreword to this volume, there are cameras and there are cameras, and they've always been able to do tricks. And then there is photography. Other guides may give you the one, two, three of producing a reasonably well exposed shot, but Joe McNally and the editors of LIFE can give you that, and then can show you how to make a picture. In a detailed, friendly, conversational, anecdotal, sometimes rollicking way, that's what they do in these pages. Prepare to click.

The Luminous Portrait

Capture the Beauty of Natural Light for Glowing, Flattering Photographs

Author: Elizabeth Messina

Publisher: Amphoto

ISBN: 0817400125

Category: Photography

Page: 176

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A reference for wedding and portrait photographers as well as amateur shutterbugs of any experience level demonstrates how to maximize natural lighting for the best effects, drawing on the expertise of an award-winning wedding photographer to outline specific techniques. By the author of Wedding Photography Unveiled. Original.

The Beginner's Photography Guide

Author: N.A

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 146541634X

Category: Photography

Page: 192

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In contrast to the jargon-filled manuals that come with most digital cameras, The Beginner's Photography Guide presents step-by-step digital slr camera basics, while introducing and demonstrating a wide variety of techniques that will inspire the novice digital photographer. Grouped together by themes-color, composition, natural light, framing, and more-each camera technique is broken down into an easy-to-follow step-by-step sequence, and features annotated photographs and suggestions on getting the best from digital slr cameras and taking eye-catching photos.

The Photographer's Playbook

307 Assignments and Ideas

Author: Jason Fulford,Gregory Halpern

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781597112475

Category: Photography

Page: 427

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Presents assignments and ideas, with stories and anecdotes from professional photographers, offering advice for better shooting and editing and creative ways to start new projects.

Dslr Photography

30 Simple, Easy Principles and Techniques to Taking Great Photographs With Your Dslr Camera!

Author: Edward Bailey,Professor of Business Communications Edward Bailey

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781535564090

Category:

Page: 42

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Do you have a DSLR camera? Do you want to improve your photography skills? Do you think that DSLR cameras are complicated?Answering "YES" to all three questions qualifies you for purchasing this book. The second volume of books about DSLR cameras is created to help people who are:* New to the DSLR world * Eager to improve their photography skills* Willing to build their unique style * Passionate about photography in generalThe book aims to help you take perfect photos even if you don't have too much experience as an aspiring photographer. It not only gives you plain instructions, you'll also see explanations that inform you why some adjustments have to be made. The primary objective that stretches across this book is that there is no "one size fits all rule" when it comes to taking photos with a DSLR camera because these cameras allow you to experiment, use different techniques and methods, explore your passion, and improve your skills at the same time. This is one of the biggest advantages of DSLR cameras - everyone can easily use them.This book will teach you to:* Maintain your camera properly * Adjust composition * Set exposure when taking nature photos* Capture photos of people and objects in motion* Take incredible beach photosYou will also get to see how to:* Take breathtaking photos of water* Get better autofocus and sharpness* Take photos of animals and much moreLearn how to use all the tremendous potential that your DSLR camera offers with easy tips and tricks from this book.Tags: photography for beginners, photography for beginners the ultimate, photography for beginners canon, photography books, photography for beginners free, digital photography for beginners, dslr photography for beginners, photography, photography for beginners, photography business, portrait photography, digital photography, photoshop ccphoto editing, photography, Digital Photography for beginners, DSLR Photography For beginners, Photoshop, adobe Photoshop, landscape photography, portrait photography, photography business secrets, wedding photography, photography books, how to start a photography business photography books, erotic photography, photography magazine digital photography photography for dummies, photography art, photography art books photography advanced photo, Photoshop cc, Photoshop elements 13, Photoshop for beginners, photoshop, photoshop elements 13, photoshop cs6, photoshop cc 2015, Photography editing, Portrait photography, Portraits, portrait photography books, portrait photography for beginners, wedding photography, photography,photography, Digital Photography for beginners

The Dramatic Portrait

The Art of Crafting Light and Shadow

Author: Chris Knight

Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.

ISBN: 1681982161

Category: Photography

Page: 240

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Without light, there is no photograph. As almost every photographer knows, the word “photograph” has its roots in two Greek words that, together, mean “drawing with light.” But what is less commonly acknowledged and understood is the role that shadow plays in creating striking, expressive imagery, especially in portraiture. It is through deft, nuanced use of both light and shadow that you can move beyond shooting simply ordinary, competent headshots into the realm of creating dramatic portraiture that can so powerfully convey a subject’s inner essence, communicate a personal narrative, and express your photographic vision.

In The Dramatic Portrait: The Art of Crafting Light and Shadow, Chris Knight addresses portraiture with a unique approach to both light and shadow that allows you to improve and elevate your own portraiture. He begins with the history of portraiture, from the early work of Egyptians and Greeks to the sublime treatment of light and subject by artists such as Caravaggio, Rembrandt, and Vermeer. Chris then dives into a deep, hands-on exploration of light, shadow, and portraiture, offering numerous lessons and takeaways. He covers:

    • The qualities of light: hard, soft, and the spectrum in between
    • The relationships between light, subject, and background, and how to control them
    • Lighting patterns such as Paramount, Rembrandt, loop, and split
    • Lighting ratios and how they affect contrast in your image
    • Equipment: from big and small modifiers to grids, snoots, barn doors, flags, and gels
    • Multiple setups for portrait shoots, including those that utilize one, two, and three lights
    • How color contributes to drama and mood, eliciting an emotional response from the viewer
    • How to approach styling your portrait, from wardrobe to background
    • The post-processing workflow, including developing the RAW file, maximizing contrast, color grading, retouching, and dodging and burning for heightened drama and effect
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    • How all of these elements culminate to help you define your personal style and create your own narrative

What They Didn t Teach You In Photo School

The secrets of the trade that will make you a success in the industry

Author: Demetrius Fordham

Publisher: Ilex Press

ISBN: 9781781572696

Category: Photography

Page: 224

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Classes and workshops are a great way to learn the skills that will let you take great photos, but they don't teach you how to be a photographer. In What They Didn't Teach You in Photo School, Demetrius Fordam will help you make the transition from talented amateur to respected pro, building your own personal brand and business on the way. Passing on hard-earned lessons from a successful career in commercial,editorial and lifestyle photography, he shows how to snag the best internships and assistant roles, impress at an interview, develop an amazing portfolio, form strong relationships with clients, and lay the ground work for your own successful career. With a fresh design, and distinctive real-world photography, this the crucial companion that will make you, and your work, stand out.

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