Author: Chris Bucher

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118090336

Category: Photography

Page: 288

View: 2802

How to create stunning black and white photos in a digital format Shooting pictures in black and white presents unique challenges for beginners and experienced digital photographers alike. A strong understanding of photography’s fundamentals is crucial to capturing great black and white images, and factors such as contrast and lighting are much more integral to black and white photography than to color. Black and White Digital Photography Photo Workshop teaches digital photographers the skills they need to master black and white photography. Focuses on the rules of photography and how they apply differently to black and white photography Offers guidance for properly uploading digital images to a computer Explains insider tips and tricks for using Photoshop and Lightroom to successfully enhance black and white images Black and white photography presents different challenges than color photography. In Black and White Digital Photography Photo Workshop, photographers learn how to identify great opportunities for black and white photographs and how to turn those opportunities into stunning monochrome images they can be proud to display.
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Digital Photography Tips and Techniques

Author: Harold Davis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470873021

Category: Photography

Page: 240

View: 4864

Learn how breaking photographic rules can result in stunning black-and-white photos Black-and-white photography poses unique challenges; without color to guide the eye, contrast, lighting, and composition take on even more importance. Renowned photographer Harold Davis explains these elements and demonstrates the basic rules of black and white photography as well as when and how to break them. He breaks through the complexity of this photographic medium, explores opportunities for black-and-white imagery, and shows how to capitalize on every one. Richly illustrated with the author's own images, this beautiful guide presents the skills needed for great black-and-white photos while encouraging your confidence and creativity. Goes beyond basics to teach photographers how to conquer the challenges posed by black-and-white photography Appeals to professionals and serious amateurs who are interested in exploring creative black-and-white imagery Presents photography fundamentals and shows how black and white requires some of the rules to be bent Encourages creative thinking and confidence Lavishly illustrated with Harold Davis's outstanding monochromatic photos Whether you're a professional just venturing into black and white or a serious amateur, Creative Black & White will both educate and inspire you.
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Author: John Beardsworth

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781600592102

Category: Photography

Page: 192

View: 684

"Taking full advantage of the latest features in Adobe Photoshop CS3, this book works at the frontier of black-and-white photography and digital imaging. You will discover the most creative ways to convert your picture to black and white, how to fine-tune the monochrome image, and how to emphasize your subject's qualities."-[book cover].
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The essential guide to the art of creating black & white images

Author: Michael Freeman

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1135052662

Category: Photography

Page: 192

View: 6551

In this pocket-sized, portable guide, renowned photographer Michael Freeman addresses one of photography's most popular--and challenging--areas: black and white. With advice on lighting, shooting, conversion, and post-production, this is know-how that no photographer can afford to be without. Perfect for the digital photographer who wants to shoot and process RAW files as black and whie images.
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Author: Nat Coalson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118090322

Category: Photography

Page: 304

View: 366

A how-to guide for capturing stunning photographs in nature Photographing nature poses unique challenges and demands that you have special skills and a working knowledge of how to work in—and with—nature. This Photo Workshop is a must-have how-to guide for shooting nature images in nearly any situation you might encounter. You'll learn which equipment is right in different settings and why it should be used, how to get an amazing photo of a fast-moving animal, and how to handle a myriad of tricky weather scenarios. This book covers composition, exposure, fill-flash, special creative techniques, and more. Plus, assignments at the end of each chapter sharpen your skills to for taking unique, artistic nature photographs. Shows you what equipment to use in different settings and why to use it Offers essential advice for photographing a fast-moving animal and dealing with weather obstacles Provides a clear understanding of the basic fundamentals of photography Addresses composition, exposure, fill-flash, creative techniques, and more Shares Photoshop tips for sharpening and improving photos you’ve already taken Packed with inspirational color photos throughout, this workshop guide encourages you to improve your technique for taking nature photographs.
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Author: Chris Bucher

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118079264

Category: Photography

Page: 304

View: 2437

A rigorous practical guide to photographic lighting techniques, complete with hands-on assignments Offering digital photographers a complete course in photographic lighting, this book covers everything from using flash systems and studio lights to working outdoors in bright or low-light conditions. Full-color examples show how the right lighting can enhance color, improve contrast, and open the door to new creative possibilities.
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Author: Pete Carr,Robert Correll

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047052619X

Category: Photography

Page: 288

View: 3844

Expand your artistic vision with HDR photography By artfully blending multiple exposures, you can create images with incredible detail, photos that mimic fine paintings, surrealistic imagery — once you understand the process, your options are virtually endless. This book explains the tools you need to get started and how to create high dynamic range (HDR) images. You learn to evaluate a scene, photograph different subjects for the best HDR results, gain skill with software, and begin a lifetime of exploration. See how HDR compensates for the camera's limited ability to record the visible range of light Examine the necessary camera features and accessories Learn to process HDR images using Photomatix and Photoshop® Elements Learn to create HDR photos from single exposures Experiment with landscapes, cityscapes, interior shots, black-and-white, nighttime photos, and more Save 15% on Photomatix software when you buy this book! Details inside!
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12 Secrets to Master the Art of Black and White Photography

Author: James Carren

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781517702960

Category: Black-and-white photography

Page: 34

View: 1658

Tips for those who would like to explore shooting for the focus of black and white photography rather than simply deciding to go black and white in post. Although this book focuses on the use of black and white in digital photography, it is important to understand the implication it has when you use it. You will learn to examine when the time is right to use black and white, and when to use color.
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Develop Your Digital Photography Talent

Author: Ginny Felch

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470335580

Category: Photography

Page: 237

View: 6876

While digital technology has made acceptable photos easy to achieve, this book is about taking exceptional photos that preserve the essence of childhood.You?ll learn to trust your instincts and your own unique vision and discover how to create beautiful photographs in a variety of lighting situations, all while sharpening your observation skills and learning how to involve your subjects. Plus, insightful tips on understanding what equipment is right for you will help you get great results when working with any age group.
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Techniques for Creating Superb Images in a Digital Workflow

Author: Torsten Andreas Hoffmann

Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.

ISBN: 1457117827

Category: Photography

Page: 264

View: 4498

Over the last few years, most books on photography have been focused on the new breed of cameras and how to master the digital imaging workflow. In The Art of Black and White Photography author and photographer Torsten Andreas Hoffmann takes a different approach, focusing on image composition and image capture, with an emphasis on the creative aspects of black and white photography rather than on the digital workflow. After introducing the ground rules of composition, Hoffmann illustrates their applications with his own stunning black and white images that cover various photographic genres, including architecture, street photography, portraiture, and surreal photography. Also discussed are the elements of a "photographic language"', which distinguishes creative photography from random shooting. Finally, you will learn valuable post-processing techniques, mostly using Photoshop, that emphasize the functions necessary for creating outstanding black and white images. This second edition has been updated to include Photoshop CS5, as well as brand new images, content, and a revised layout.
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Making and Processing Stunning Digital Black and White Photos

Author: Harold Davis,Phyllis Davis

Publisher: The Monacelli Press, LLC

ISBN: 158093479X

Category: Photography

Page: 208

View: 5667

The Photographer’s Black & White Handbook is your complete guide to making and processing stunning black and white photos in the digital era. You’ll find inspiration, ideas, techniques, and tools to use in your black and white photography, along with a soup-to-nuts workflow to take you from black and white pre-visualization through capture and post-production. Along the way you will lean over Harold’s shoulder as he travels to exciting photo destinations and creates stunning black and white imagery, explaining his creative and technical processes as he goes. This definitive guide includes: ■ How to see in black and white ■ Pre-visualization in digital photography ■ Understanding black and white composition ■ How to create your own black and white workflow ■ Black and white in ACR, Lightroom, and Photoshop ■ Using black and white plug-ins including Nik Silver Efex Pro and Topaz B&W Effects ■ Extending tonal range with multi-RAW processing and monochromatic HDR ■ Post-production techniques for working with dynamic range ■ Creative black and white special effects ■ Find out how to tone, tint, colorize, solarize, and simulate IR ■ Work with LAB to create unique black and white effects ■ Great tools for unleashing your photographic imagination ■ Beautiful photographs by Harold Davis chosen to inspire and guide you
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The essential guide to getting perfect images in challenging light

Author: Michael Freeman

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1136110062

Category: Photography

Page: 192

View: 4202

In bright light, it is easier to take a beautiful photograph with your DSLR. When the sun starts to go down or you are shooting indoors, a whole new skill set is needed. This new addition to the successful Field Guide Series will help you shoot what potentially could be the most lovely image without the help of natural light. No more harsh flash photographs with dreary backgrounds and no more blurry night shots that were exposed too long. Opening with a section on the qualities of different kinds of low light, the book then deals with ways of overcoming gloomy situations, whether you are shooting hand-held or on a tripod. Post-production fixes are also covered, allowing you to turn difficult shots into real works of art.
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Author: John Blakemore

Publisher: David & Charles

ISBN: 9780715317211

Category: Photography

Page: 160

View: 8538

A master of the black-and-white medium offers practical insights into his photographic techniques, technical advice on the processes involved, and helpful advice for photographers of all levels.
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Finding your way in the dark

Author: Lance Keimig

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136097252

Category: Photography

Page: 280

View: 6362

Night photographers have one big thing in common: a true love of the dark. Rather than looking at night photography as an extension of daytime shooting with added complications, they embrace the unique challenges of nocturnal photography for the tremendous wealth of creative opportunities it offers. That's just what this book does. But if the idea of setting out into the deep, dark night with just your camera (and maybe a cup of coffee) gets your creative juices flowing, dive right in. Lance Keimig, one of the premier experts on night photography, has put together a comprehensive reference that will show you ways to capture images you never thought possible. If you have some experience with photography and have always wanted to try shooting at night, you'll learn the basics for film or digital shooting. If you're already a seasoned pro, you'll learn to use sophisticated techniques such as light painting and drawing, stacking images to create long star trails, and more. A chapter on the history of night photography describes the materials and processes that made night photography possible, and introduces the photographers who have defined night photography as an artistic medium. A chapter on how to use popular software packages such as Lightroom and Photoshop specifically with night time shots shows you how to make the final adjustments to your nocturnal creations. In this book you'll find history, theory, and lots of practical instruction on technique, all illustrated with clear, concise examples, diagrams and charts that reinforce the text, and inspiring color and black and white images from the author and other luminaries in the field, including Scott Martin, Dan Burkholder, Tom Paiva, Troy Paiva, Christian Waeber, Jens Warnecke and Cenci Goepel, with Foreword by Steve Harper.
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Author: Owen Butler

Publisher: Kodak

ISBN: 9780879857608

Category: Photography

Page: 104

View: 5286

Features techniques for achieving high quality at both the camera and darkroom stages of making a photograph, with emphasis on image control, appearance, and fine-art presentation. Includes toning comparisons as well as a section on hand-coloring prints.
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The Creative Photographer's Guide to Interpreting Places and Spaces

Author: N.A

Publisher: Amherst Media

ISBN: 160895966X

Category: Photography

Page: 128

View: 9103

Numerous books on the market teach photographers how to produce a technically sound black & white landscape image. Others expound tips and tricks you can use to enhance the artistry of those images. This book takes a less-traveled path. Author Chuck Kimmerle teaches photographers who’ve mastered their camera controls to see the possibilities in every landscape. You’ll learn how to identify a scene that lends itself to black & white (and determine which scenes just don’t work), you’ll explore high- and low-key presentations, the effects of various lenses, and how and when to produce straight, graphic, or interpretive presentations of your scene. You’ll also learn how to create “score-and-performance” RAW image and postproduction pairings that lead to pure mastery in every finished photograph. Armed with the insights in this book, readers will learn to see, conceptualize, and create the black & white landscape images that always seemed out of reach.
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Photo Workshop

Author: Erin Manning

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118079558

Category: Photography

Page: 272

View: 2985

The secret to taking great “people pictures” is to observe your subjects, connect with them, and use your camera to its best advantage. Here’s how to work with lighting, location, angle, composition, physical characteristics, environment, and countless other variables, including the unique challenges of photographing babies, group activities, and action. Learn to capture facial expressions, tell a story with a series of candids, add interest to large-group shots, and more. Apply these techniques and watch your subjects come to life.
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Author: Laurie Klein

Publisher: Amherst Media

ISBN: 1608957209

Category: Photography

Page: 128

View: 2501

Photographing female nudes is about more than just the body. For Laurie Klein, it is about capturing the feminine spirit. Laurie’s creative medium is nature. The landscape plays as much of a role in her photos as does the model. Laurie's unique way of using infrared photography, and the caring, personal way she captures her subject's innermost emotions becomes a transformational experience for both photographer and client. In this book, Klein details her techniques and her inspirations in creating these unforgettable images. Shooting nudes in nature is complex. The photographer needs to know when to start with the model and arrange nature around them or see something in nature and treat the model as part of the nature. Klein gives many ideas for posing models in relationship to nature and the landscape. She masterfully uses infrared photography to capture the beauty of the surroundings and the female form. Each photo in the book is accompanied by details of the location or setting, camera settings, composition concepts and insight into the idea and execution of the shot. Part of what makes Klein’s photos so unique and vibrant is that she develops a trusting environment that allows the subject to give themselves over completely to a transcendent photographic experience. Out of this usually comes a series of fine art portraits or a substantial book for them to enjoy, share and pass on through the generations. Using the body as a landscape, Klein crafts unique and sometimes abstract images that emphasize the beauty of the female form in different ways. Sometimes the simplicity of the image is the beauty of it. The infrared photography format provides striking contrasts between the skin tones and the natural surroundings. Tips are given for choosing unique locations that can work best for creating artful images like the ones in the book. Being able to improvise and set-up a shoot when discovering a unique setting or lighting scenario can be the key to crafting a stunning portrait. Sometimes the unexpected can occur and a prepared and creative photographer can turn that into a magical moment captured in infrared. Klein is recognized for her signature infrared photography style. This book provides in insight into her creative process.
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A Visual Design Workshop

Author: Freeman Patterson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781550135909

Category: Composition (Photography).

Page: 168

View: 3485

Renowned photographer Freeman Patterson knows how important visual design is. In Photographing the World Around You he details the "building blocks" of effective visual design - light, shape, line, texture, and perspective. He explains how to use these elements to arouse emotion and convey ideas clearly in you own photographs. Including assignments to develop your skills and a section on self-evaluation, Patterson provides challenging instructional guide that will help photographers to broaden their visual horizons.o broaden their visual horizons. (1994)
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