Author: Markus Kapferer

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1291707816

Category: Art

Page: N.A

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Learn how to create better photos with deliberate image composition, regardless of the technical equipment you use. This book will show which methods can be consciously used to direct the way photos are viewed and the emotions triggered by them. Create better photos with simple tricks! About the contents: Create dynamic images Leading lines Image area Frames Arranging image elements Symmetry Group formation Light & shadow Shooting position Focus range Colors Horizon Foreground & background Reduction Telling stories Checklist for difficult subjects
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A Field Guide for Shooting after Dark

Author: Jennifer Wu,James Martin

Publisher: Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 159485839X

Category: Photography

Page: 176

View: 7175

Photography: Night Sky will give you the tips and techniques you need to take stunning photographs in the dark. You’ll learn how to overcome the unique issues that confront nighttime photographers and capture images of which you’ll be proud. Co-author Jennifer Wu, an elite Canon “Explorer of Light” professional photographer, has become renowned for her ability to capture nighttime phenomena, from quarter-phase moon rises to shooting stars to the ephemeral Milky Way. this new guide reveals her methods and concentrates on photographing four principal subjects: stars as points of light, star trails, the moon, and twilight. these subjects share common photo techniques and considerations, but each also requires a distinct approach. Once captured, your digital images must be fi nished on the computer; coauthor and author of the bestselling Photography: Outdoors, James Martin, delves into the settings and procedures that elevate an image from mundane to striking. This clear and practical guide will help photographers of all levels portray the stunning spectacle of the night sky, preserving those special memories and moments from a life outdoors.
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A Visualization-Driven Workflow

Author: Guy Tal

Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.

ISBN: 168198220X

Category: Photography

Page: 328

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The first step to creating a successful photograph happens before you even click the shutter: the act of visualizing the final result—viewing the landscape in front of you and seeing, in your mind’s eye, the final image that you want to create—is the true first act of the creative process. Once you know the end result you want to achieve, connecting the dots from capture through post-processing in Adobe Camera Raw and Photoshop becomes an intentional and logical act. Instead of randomly (and desperately) pushing and pulling sliders in Photoshop with the hope that your image will look “better,” you execute a logical series of steps that closes the gap between the initial capture and your earlier visualization. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Avenir Next'} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Avenir Next'; min-height: 16.0px} p.p3 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px Symbol; min-height: 11.0px} span.s1 {font: 11.0px Symbol} span.Apple-tab-span {white-space:pre} In The Landscape Photographer’s Guide to Photoshop: A Visualization-Driven Workflow, photographer, author, and educator Guy Tal provides you with a roadmap to help you learn to implement such a visualization-driven approach in your landscape photography. Guy covers process, workflow, and the hands-on Photoshop techniques you need to know in order to achieve your expressive goals. In this book, you’ll learn: • Techniques and strategies to help you effectively implement visualization in your photographic process • How to perform “gap analysis,” where you learn to identify the gaps between the image at any point in time and the desired outcome • How to use Adobe Camera Raw to optimize your digital negative in advance of further editing in Photoshop • The best ways to set up your Photoshop preferences for optimal performance • How best to employ Photoshop’s tools and features (such as the Healing Brush, Cloning tool, Cropping tool, and blending modes) • How to become proficient with layers, masks, selections, and actions • Dodging and burning techniques to masterfully direct the viewer’s eye • Image-blending techniques for dynamic range and focus stacking • Post-processing strategies for black-and-white conversions, including toning your images • Printing and other output techniques, covering sizing, sharpening, noise reduction, and color management Bringing all of these techniques together, Guy presents a series of image case studies, beginning with his earlier visualization for each image in mind and working through the post-processing, from RAW capture to the final print.
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Author: Carl Heilman II

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN: 158157715X

Category: Travel

Page: 112

View: 6101

Get great photos whether you use a cell phone or a top-of-the-line digital camera. New York’s Adirondack Park is a treasure trove of photographic possibilities; you just need to know where to find them. In this new guidebook, Carl Heilman, an Adirondacks insider, takes you to the best photo sites in the park and shows you how and when to shoot them for your best results ever. This ruggedly beautiful National Park stretches through a large portion of New York State. Much of it is easily accessible, and yet it offers some of the most striking and dramatic natural features to be found anywhere in the Northeast. With the help of this informative guide you’ll know just where to go to find its loveliest spots and how best to capture them on film. Now that virtually everyone has a good digital camera in his cell phone, we can all benefit from the tips and advice in this guide. Your visit to Adirondack Park will remain forever memorable with the photos you’ll make using the expert help provided in this book. Carl Heilman II is an award-winning outdoor photographer who specializes in nature photography of New York State and the Adirondacks. He has written and provided photographs for several books, and he regularly leads nature-photography workshops to sites in the Adirondacks and in Acadia National Park in Maine. Find out more at www.carlheilman.com.
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Author: Glenn Randall

Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.

ISBN: 1457189038

Category: Photography

Page: 240

View: 7881

The Art, Science, and Craft of Great Landscape Photography teaches photographers how to convert their visual peak experiences-moments of extraordinary natural beauty that evoke a sense of wonder and awe-into stunning images that elicit the same awestruck emotion in their viewers. Randall is an experienced wilderness photographer, and whether you want to venture into the mountains for once-in-a-lifetime shots of raw nature, or simply hone your landscape photography skills from the safety of your back deck, Randall explains the art, science and craft of creating astounding images.Randall begins by focusing on the art of landscape photography. He describes his three-step process for composing a photograph and shows how good composition is an organic process that begins with rules but ultimately transcends them. Randall then explores the science behind successful landscape photographs, which requires understanding key concepts from geography, optics, vision, and psychology. These concepts include: Understanding how the position of the sun at sunrise and sunset varies throughout the year, which will help you plan when and where to shoot. Understanding optics to predict where rainbows will appear, how polarizers will interact with reflections, and where to find spectacular light. Understanding how to use topographic maps and computerized mapping tools to help you find the most promising shooting locations in the wilderness. Understanding how our visual system analyzes images and the psychology of how we view art. These insights will help you produce successful photographs. Exposure is a central aspect of the craft of landscape photography, and Randall tackles the challenges of this topic from every angle-from tips on calculating exposures in the field, to achieving correct exposure in high-contrast lighting situations, to the best digital darkroom techniques.Great landscape photography can be mastered with practice and by applying the techniques taught in this book. The Art, Science, and Craft of Great Landscape Photography is intended for those who already understand the basics of photography and who are ready to master the finer nuances of creating magnificent landscape photographs. Foreword by Reid Callanan Director, Santa Fe Photographic Workshops
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Author: John Shaw

Publisher: Amphoto Books

ISBN: 0817400303

Category: Photography

Page: 160

View: 3515

An updated bestseller, this book of extraordinarily beautiful photographs of nature contains state-of-the-art instruction on how any photographer can aim for equally impressive results every time a camera is focused on the great outdoors. Even highly skilled photographers are often baffled by the problems facing them when they work outdoors. But with this exceptional field guide in hand, every photographer—beginner, serious amateur, semi-pro, and pro—can conquer the problems encountered in the field. Using his own exceptional work as examples, the author discusses each type of nature subject and how to approach photographing it. Specific advice and information cover selection of equipment and lenses; how to compose a shot; how to get close ups; and other tips covering a range of techniques to enrich various types of nature photographs. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Seeing and Creativity

Author: Bruce Barnbaum

Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.

ISBN: 1492016268

Category: Photography

Page: 196

View: 8210

There is a lot more to photography than simply picking up a camera, pointing it toward something, and tripping the shutter. Achieving a great photograph requires thought and preparation, an understanding of the photographic process, and a firm grasp of how light and composition affect a photo. There must be personal involvement and personal expression. There must be experimentation, with the recognition that only a small percentage of experiments end successfully. In this book, best-selling author and world-renowned photographer and teacher Bruce Barnbaum explores these seldom-discussed issues by drawing upon his personal experiences and observations from more than 40 years of photographing and teaching. In addition to photographs, Bruce also uses painting, music, and writing, as well as the sciences and even business, to provide pertinent examples of creative thinking. These examples serve as stepping-stones that will lead you to your own heightened ability to see and be creative. Creativity is a topic that is almost wholly ignored in formal education because most instructors think that it cannot be taught or learned. To the contrary, Bruce has proven that photographic seeing and creativity can be taught, learned, and improved. This book expands on the ideas that are central to Bruce's method of teaching photography, which he has used in workshops for the past 41 years. Included in the book are in-depth discussions on the following topics: Defining your own unique rhythm and approach as a photographer How to translate the scene in front of you to the final photograph The differences and similarities between how an amateur and a professional approach photography The differences between realism and abstraction, and the possibilities and limitations of each Learning to expand your own seeing and creativity through classes, workshops, and associating with other photographers Why the rules of composition should be ignored How to follow your passion When to listen to the critics and when to ignore them The book is richly illustrated with over 90 photographs taken by Bruce as well as other photographers.Seeing and creativity are difficult to teach, but not impossible. This very different, perhaps groundbreaking book is sure to inspire photographers of all skill levels-from beginners to seasoned professionals-to think deeply about the issues involved in creating successful photographs.
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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
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Essays on Art, Creativity, Photography, Nature, and Life

Author: Guy Tal

Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.

ISBN: 168198010X

Category: Photography

Page: 256

View: 5803

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The Complete Field Guide for Beginning and Intermediate Photographers and Birders

Author: Tim Boyer

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781985582231

Category:

Page: 154

View: 4051

Learn the Art of Bird Photography is a comprehensive field guide to bird photography - so you can create beautiful bird images. Bird photography can be difficult, but with this book, you will learn how to make it easier, and you'll learn how to be more successful and create beautiful images. This book contains more information about bird photography techniques than any other book on the market today. There are comprehensive chapters on: how to set up your camera for bird photography, how to master your camera and settings, the best settings for photographing birds in flight for beginners and intermediate photographers, practice sessions at the end of each chapter so you'll master the concepts and techniques quickly, the basics of light, composition, exposure, depth of field, how to get the best point of view, and how to get sharp photos. There's a complete list of the bird photography hot spots in North America by week, so you'll know where and when to go! This book is designed to make you successful in your quest to photograph birds and create stunning bird images Tim Boyer is a graduate of the Seattle Audubon Master Birder Program, an award-winning photographer, an experienced instructor and bird photography workshop leader.
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Author: Julie Adair King

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119448328

Category: Computers

Page: 352

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Your guide to capturing that perfect shot The Nikon D7500 has created a buzz in the photography community, gaining recognition for its appealing combination of high-end features and compact size. If you’re upgrading your existing dSLR or even purchasing your very first camera, Nikon D7500 For Dummies will help you feel like a pro in no time. This book highlights the importance of understanding all of the basic features of your new camera, before diving into insights about how to take top-notch photos. You’ll learn about when and how to use flash, understand exposure, and control focus and depth of field. There is also information on taking expert action, close-up, and landscape shots, and how to access and download those photo files. Photography is a great way to capture lifelong memories, and this book makes it easy to get started. Learn photography terminology Shoot, view, and trim movies Master color controls Discover ways to customize your camera Don’t just settle for auto mode; take advantage of all the D7500’s amazing features with the help of Nikon D7500 For Dummies!
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Author: Rick Sammon,Susan Sammon

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN: 1682680606

Category: Travel

Page: 224

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The essential guide to enjoying and photographing the Mother Road “Rick Sammon has a super power: he makes any photographic technique or concept simple to understand.” — PhotoFocus.com From legendary photographer Rick Sammon and his wife, Susan, The Route 66 Photo Road Trip is the perfect companion to enjoying and photographing everything that the country’s most famous highway has to offer, whether you’re hauling professional gear or just your phone! One of the earliest cross-country routes for the first American motor tourists, Route 66 still teems with nostalgic attractions and natural wonder. The Sammons guide you from Amarillo to Las Vegas, focusing on the thriving and historical southwest segment of the highway featuring classic venues like the 66 Diner and the Hotel Andaluz. This guide includes recommendations for dining and lodging, lists of attractions, hour- by- hour road itineraries, and essential tips for capturing memorable photographs by day or night, stopped or in a moving car, with a DSLR or an iPhone.
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Author: Darrell Young

Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.

ISBN: 1457188945

Category: Photography

Page: 528

View: 9198

Olympus launched the OM-D E-M1 camera with a specific purpose in mind: to create a Micro Four Thirds camera for professional and advanced enthusiast photographers. As the flagship Micro Four Thirds camera, the E-M1 is the peak of the Olympus digital imaging system. It is a true system camera for those who demand the best in cameras, lenses, and image quality. Darrell Young's Mastering the Olympus OM-D E-M1 explores the features and capabilities of the camera in a way that far surpasses the user's manual. It is designed to guide readers through the camera's features with step-by-step setting adjustments; color illustrations; and detailed how, when, and why explanations for each option. Every button, dial, switch, and menu configuration setting is explored in a user-friendly manner, with suggestions for setup according to various shooting styles. Darrell's friendly and informative writing style allows readers to easily follow directions while feeling as if a friend dropped in to share his knowledge. The learning experience for new E-M1 users goes beyond just the camera itself and covers basic photography technique. This book is based on firmware 3.0.
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The Art of the Traveling Photographer

Author: Bob Krist

Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications

ISBN: 9780817458942

Category: Photography

Page: 160

View: 588

The natural synergy between photography and travel is explored in these exquisite, lavishly illustrated, and instructive pages that demonstrate how artful camera use can record the true spirit of a place. On this thrilling worldwide tour, the author shows traveling nonprofessional photographers how to bring home memorable pictures of people, festivals, wildlife, architecture—even aerial and underwater shots. Directions are detailed for composing landscapes with a variety of lenses, working in both natural and artificial lilght. Valuable tips tell how to pack and carry photo equipment, deal with airport and hotel security, and prepare for various locations and weather conditions.
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A Guide to Landscape Photography at Night

Author: Glenn Randall

Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.

ISBN: 1681983087

Category: Photography

Page: 232

View: 4834

In the past, landscape photography largely ended when the last light of dusk faded from the sky. Today it’s only beginning. The latest digital cameras have made it easy to create images of the landscape at night that film and early digital photographers could only dream of. Equipped with off-the-shelf cameras, more and more photographers are venturing into the night, far beyond the comforting glow of city lights, and returning with spectacular images of places both familiar and unknown that are unlike anything seen before.

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Dusk to Dawn: A Guide to Landscape Photography at Night is your guide to this new photographic world. In it, photographer Glenn Randall—author of the bestselling The Art, Science, and Craft of Great Landscape Photography—teaches you how to plan, shoot, and process professional-quality images of the Milky Way, the aurora, lunar eclipses, meteor showers, star trails, and landscapes lit solely by moonlight. Throughout the book, Randall emphasizes ways to integrate beautiful depictions of the night sky with equally compelling renditions of the land below it to create complete landscape images that evoke a sense of place—and a sense of wonder. Equipped with the knowledge in this book, readers will be prepared to create their own nocturnal masterpieces.

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55 Photographic Principles You Need to Know

Author: Jordana Wright

Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.

ISBN: 1681983443

Category: Photography

Page: 232

View: 6758

If you’re a passionate photographer and you’re ready to take your work to the next level, The Enthusiast’s Guide book series was created just for you. Whether you’re diving head first into a new topic or exploring a classic theme, Enthusiast’s Guides are designed to help you quickly learn more about a topic or subject so that you can improve your photography.

The Enthusiast’s Guide to Travel Photography: 55 Photographic Principles You Need to Know teaches you what you need to know in order to shoot great images when you’re on the road. Chapters are broken down into numbered lessons, with each lesson providing all you need to improve your photography. Photographer and author Jordana Wright covers planning your journey, the gear and equipment you’ll need, and how to shoot great shots of landscapes, details, portraiture, wildlife, urban environments, food, and more. Lessons include:

Written in a friendly and approachable manner and illustrated with examples that drive home each lesson, The Enthusiast’s Guide to Travel Photography is designed to be effective and efficient, friendly and fun. Read an entire chapter at once, or read just one topic at a time. With either approach, you’ll quickly learn a lot so you can head out with your camera to capture great shots.

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Author: Andrew S. Gibson

Publisher: Peachpit Press

ISBN: 0134044991

Category: Photography

Page: 102

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What’s the best way to determine exposure? How do you know which settings to use for various lighting scenarios? Why does exposure differ for digital photography versus film photography? In this ebook, photographer Andrew S. Gibson answers these questions and more, showing how to use the histogram to obtain optimum exposure in your images. Going beyond simply focusing on how to achieve the “right” exposure for a given situation, he examines how the question of exposure is as open to creative interpretation as any other aspect of photography. By the end of this guide, you’ll understand how to take a photo that is correctly exposed using the tools provided by your DSLR camera. In this updated edition, he provides in-depth coverage of using Manual mode, including how to use Live View with a filter to make adjustments to composition and focus, and using manual lens attachments to ensure proper metering for correct exposure. In addition, he provides greatly expanded coverage of three key scenarios: the subject brightness matches the dynamic range of the sensor; the subject brightness is less than the dynamic range of the sensor; and the subject brightness is greater than the dynamic range of the sensor. This coverage includes details on how to use diffusers, portable flash, reflectors–and much more.
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Author: Brian Black

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781520305523

Category: Photography

Page: 80

View: 8254

2017 Edition * * * FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY * * * Buy the Paperback and Get the eBook for FREE! (Please note that the paperback version is in black and white to keep the price you pay low!) Taking Your Photography to the Next Level You've Spent Hundreds on A High Quality Camera - Wouldn't You Like to Do More with It than Just Point and Shoot? Whether you want to pursue photography as a hobby or looking at launching a career, you want to be able to explore all the possibilities of photography as an art form - and I'm here to show you how. This book will show you how the physics of photography and the dimensions of light can turn a snapshot into a piece of art, and how you can turn a basic understanding of your Digital SLR camera into the ability to wield it as the most important tool of your trade. I've Spent Years Discovering All There Is To Know About the Possibilities of Photography. Now I'm Here to Help YOU! Hi, I'm Brian. I'm a professional photographer with a long career that was made possible by one single tool: my camera. I've explored the boundaries of photography for many years and watched it evolve into a high-tech profession that still follows the same, basic rules. I'm here to share these insights with you, to help you turn that basic know-how that's got you this far into a full-fledged understanding of the physics and rules of photography. Give Me 48 Hours and I'll Teach You the Art of Exposure Give me a week and I'll train your eye to see all the possibilities as you angle a shot. By the time you've put the advice in this guide into practice, you'll understand everything from light metering, depth of field and exposure to contrast and special effects. In this book, we'll cover: All you need to know about creative digital photography The physics of photography, including aperture speed, motion capture and light meters The dynamics of light - and what they mean to a photographer The secrets of portrait, close-up, panoramic and landscape photography The special effects that are possible with nothing more than your shutter speed And much, much more. My Secret Ingredient... Sure, there are expensive course out there that cover some of the information included in this book, but the secret ingredient is that I know how to turn mechanical understanding into artistic brilliance - and it'll cost you less than the price of a memory stick to find out what that ingredient is. All it takes is a few key pieces of knowledge and you'll be on your way to turning a deep and profound understanding of your camera into a hobby, or even a career. Start Taking More Professional Photos In Less Than a Week... or Your Money Back! If you follow the steps in this guide and don't see a single difference in the quality of your images, simply click one button within 7 days and Amazon will return 100% of your money. That's how confident I am that I have the answer to your problem - I really can help you find become a professional-standard photographer. Just scroll up now and click the BUY NOW button to start taking BRILLIANT photographs, TODAY!
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From Snapshots to Great Shots

Author: Gabriel Biderman,Tim Cooper

Publisher: Peachpit Press

ISBN: 0133510670

Category: Photography

Page: 240

View: 3582

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
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