Focus in Photography

Understand the Fundamentals, Explore the Creative, Take Beautiful Photos

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Author: John Neel

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1781573395

Category: Computers

Page: 176

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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.

Focus On Composing Photos

Focus on the Fundamentals

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Author: Peter Ensenberger

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136088938

Category: Photography

Page: 153

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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.

Focus In Photography

Master the advanced techniques that will change your photography forever

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Author: John Neel

Publisher: Ilex Press

ISBN: 9781781572382

Category: Photography

Page: 176

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Focus is an important artistic tool, directing your viewers into and around your image, but a technical challenge too. In this book, the first serious treatent of the topic in the digital age, John Neel shows how a mastery of your lens will greatly enhance the quality and 'wow' factor of your photographs. Never losing sight of what real-life photographers need to know, Focus in Photography will let you master bokeh and other focus techniques, giving you a complete understanding of optics-and what actually happens to light within the camera in your hand. Richly illustrated with John's own amazing images, and drawing on his well-known authority in the field, it will be a valuable asset to students of photography, enthusiasts looking to refine their art, product photographers and commercial shooters alike.

Focus On Food Photography for Bloggers (Focus On Series)

Focus on the Fundamentals

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Author: Matt Armendariz

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136108858

Category: Photography

Page: 160

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Sharing your kitchen concoctions on your personal food blog has never been as popular as it is right now, but if you've ever had trouble getting your tasty temptations to look like pretty plates on camera, you know how difficult it can be to take amazing pictures of food. Matt Armendariz, of Mattbites food blog fame, shares his experiences and best practices for creating wonderful food photos in Focus On Food Photography for Bloggers. Written specifically for you the blogger, Matt discusses the ins and outs of equipment, lighting, composition, propping, sparking your inspiration, and getting creative, all with what you have on hand at home! Learn how to avoid common pitfalls with foods that are notoriously camera shy, how to successfully snap your dinner at a restaurant as well as on your kitchen table, and how to style your food with what you have in your cupboards. He also includes advice on post-processing, posting, and protecting your prized images. As well as on his blog, Matt's photography has been featured in The Skinny Bitch Cookbook, on Martha Stewart, Paula Deen's Best Dishes, and Gordon Ramsay's Hell's Kitchen, along with numerous food magazines and newspapers. Let this seasoned blogger give your food photography the boost it needs to really make your readers salivate!

Focus On Lighting Photos

Focus on the Fundamentals

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Author: Fil Hunter,Robin Reid

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136088458

Category: Photography

Page: 217

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Have you ever wondered if you need to use a flash in sunlight? What the best lighting is for a macro shot? How long your exposure should be in low lighting? If you have, this book is for you! Lighting affects composition, focus, exposure decisions, and pretty much everything about taking a picture. Further, the mood of the photograph is totally dependent on the lighting - and can make or break the image. It is also one of the hardest things for a budding photographer to grasp. The existing lighting books tend to require expensive equipment and extensive knowledge on how to light photos. For those who aren't at that level yet, this guide shows how to take shots in certain settings and times, such as lighting for specific seasons, back-lighting, water lighting, available light at mid-day, and more. Loaded with photos, tips, tricks, and inspiration, you can't help but walk away from this book with the critical knowledge you need to know to take the perfect picture.

BetterPhoto Basics

The Absolute Beginner's Guide to Taking Photos Like the Pros

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Author: Jim Miotke

Publisher: Amphoto

ISBN: 081740502X

Category: Photography

Page: 239

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Absolutely anyone can take better photos! If you can press a button, you can take great pictures. It's as simple as that. Jim Miotke shares tips and tricks to improve your photos right away, no matter what camera you're using. Learn to compose knockout shots, make the most of indoor and outdoor light, and photograph twenty popular subjects, from sunsets and flowers to a family portrait.

Focus on Close-up and Macro Photography

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Author: Clive Branson

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0240823982

Category: Photography

Page: 185

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"Macro and close-up photography isn't all about the equipment. In fact, most DLSR users that love to shoot close-up do not even have a Macro lens. This type of photography does, however, involve a unique set of challenges and skills. The composition and lighting are key elements of shooting something close-up. Done right, a photographer can make the most extraordinary photo out of something common without being too complex. This author shows you how to achieve stunning and creative results without overloading the reader with too much technical info"--

Night Photography

From Snapshots to Great Shots

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Author: Gabriel Biderman,Tim Cooper

Publisher: Peachpit Press

ISBN: 0133510670

Category: Photography

Page: 240

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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

Learning to See Creatively

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Author: Bryan Peterson

Publisher: Amphoto Books

ISBN: 0817400230

Category: Photography

Page: 160

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Almost everyone can “see” in the conventional sense, but developing photographic vision takes practice. Learning to See Creatively helps photographers visualize their work, and the world, in a whole new light. Now totally rewritten, revised, and expanded, this best-selling guide takes a radical approach to creativity. It explains how it is not some gift only for the “chosen few” but actually a skill that can be learned and applied. Using inventive photos from his own stunning portfolio, author and veteran photographer Bryan Peterson deconstructs creativity for photographers. He details the basic techniques that went into not only taking a particular photo, but also provides insights on how to improve upon it—helping readers avoid the visual pitfalls and technical dead ends that can lead to dull, uninventive photographs. This revised edition features the latest information on digital photography and digital imaging software, as well as an all-new section on color as a design element. Learning to See Creatively is the definitive reference for any photographers looking for a fresh perspective on their work.

Bryan Peterson's Understanding Composition Field Guide

How to See and Photograph Images with Impact

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Author: Bryan F. Peterson

Publisher: Amphoto Books

ISBN: 0770433081

Category: Photography

Page: 288

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Learn to “see” more compelling images with this on-the-go field guide from Bryan Peterson! What makes an image amazing? Believe it or not, it is not about the content. What makes a photo compelling is the arrangement of that content—in other words, its composition. The right composition gives your images impact and emotion; the wrong one leaves them flat. In this handy, take-anywhere guide, renowned photographer, instructor, and bestselling author Bryan Peterson frees amateur photographers from the prejudices of what is “beautiful” or “ugly” so that they can instead focus on color, line, light, and pattern. Get the tools you need to show your distinct voice and point of view in every image you shoot. With this guide in your camera bag, you’ll be equipped not only to “see” beautiful images but to successfully shoot them each and every time. Also available as an ebook

The Fundamentals of Digital Photography

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Author: Tim Daly

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350034037

Category: Photography

Page: 200

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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.

Using the View Camera

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Author: Steve Simmons

Publisher: Amphoto Books

ISBN: 9780817463533

Category: Photography

Page: 141

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Traces the history of view cameras, discusses lenses, shutters, and accessory equipment, and offers practical advice on working with large format cameras

Dslr Photography for Beginners: Take 10 Times Better Pictures in 48 Hours Or Less! Best Way to Learn Digital Photography, Master Your Dslr Camera & Im

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Author: Brian Black

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781519093691

Category: Photography

Page: 130

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The Original "DSLR Photography for Beginners". 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!) Who Else Wants to Take Mind Blowing Pictures? If you want to stand out from the crowd and capture all those magic moments for posterity, you have come to the right place. Most guides to Digital SLR photography will overwhelm you with jargon, but you and I both know that''s not what photography is all about. When I first started out, I couldn''t find any course or guide that actually helped me become a better photographer. Everything out there was either packed to overflowing with technical terms or far too expensive for my means. All I wanted was to know how to take the photographs I could see in my mind - and nobody was helping me do that. That''s why I''ve written this guide - so you don''t have to go through what I did. Give Me Just 48 HOURS and I''ll Make You TEN Times a Better Photographer And I will do it for less than the cost of a cup of coffee. Signing up for an expensive course can cost you upwards of $1000. What a waste when all you need to know is in this book. Owning a Digital SLR Camera Is All about Taking Beautiful Pictures If you have paid out money to invest in a decent camera, I''m betting that, like me, you haven''t done so just to learn how many buttons it has or what lenses are made out of. In this guide, we''ll be sidestepping the boring technical information and focusing on what really matters: showing you how to use your camera to take the photographs you''ve always dreamed of, using all the benefit of my many years of experience as a photographer and the hard-earned knowledge I have gathered along the way. Some of the things we''ll cover are: How to compose an image to put the focus where you want it. The tricks and techniques the professionals use to make magic with their lens. How to tell stories with your camera by manipulating your angles and framing. Everything that makes an image pop, from the rule of thirds to context and focal points. How to mix things up with specialized alternatives, from wide angle to telephoto and fish eye to tilt and shift. How to use polarizing filters, neutral density filters and ultraviolet filters to best effect. Developing an Eye for Photography IS Possible - Even If You''re a Complete Beginner! Even if you have never picked up a camera in your life, this book will help you look at everyday scenes with the practice eyes of a professional. By the time you complete this guide, you will know exactly what makes a photograph work - and exactly how to take it. Don''t Just Take My Word for It... This book covers all you need to know about your digital SLR camera and developing an eye for photography. Thousands of readers have already proved this right. Here''s what just some of them had to say: "I took a beginner''s course a couple of years ago, and this book contains everything I learned in that course for a lot less money." -J. Sherwin "To say this book is a real value is an understatement. I would have paid double the cost for this book and still been pleased with the information gained." -powers All that you need is found inside. 100% Ironclad Money-Back Guarantee! I''m so sure you''ll walk away from this book a SIGNIFICANTLY better photographer, that I''m offering a 100% ironclad money-back guarantee. If you''re not completely satisfied with the results and improvement you see, simply click one button within a week of the purchase and Amazon will return 100% of your money back. No risk, nothing to lose! Just Scroll up, click the BUY NOW button and get started now!

Creative Lighting

Digital Photography Tips and Techniques

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Author: Harold Davis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118084014

Category: Photography

Page: 256

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How to make digital photography lighting more creative—and less challenging! How do you master the art of lighting your photographs? Go beyond the basics, go beyond the "rules," and get creative with the help of renowned photographer Harold Davis. In this book, Harold shows you how to break the boundaries of conventional wisdom and create unique, lively, and beautifully lit photographs. Packed with tips and tricks as well as stunning examples of the author’s creativity, this book will both inform and inspire you to create your own lighting style. Teaches you when and how to control the light in your photographs Reviews the basic “rules” of digital photography lighting and shows you how to break the rules to create your own uniquely lit images Helps you start building a lighting style of your own Includes stunning examples of the author’s photography and lighting techniques Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned digital photographer, you'll find ideas and techniques to spark your creativity.

John Shaw's Nature Photography Field Guide

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Author: John Shaw

Publisher: Amphoto Books

ISBN: 0817400303

Category: Photography

Page: 160

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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.

Understanding Exposure

How to Shoot Great Photographs With Any Camera

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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.

Hasselblad Masters

Vol. 1, Passion

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Author: Christian Nørgaard

Publisher: teNeues

ISBN: 3832792627

Category: Photography

Page: 240

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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.

Photographing Flowers

Exploring Macro Worlds with Harold Davis

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Author: Harold Davis

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136109811

Category: Photography

Page: 208

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Capture stunning macro floral images with this gorgeous guide by acclaimed photographer Harold Davis. You'll learn about different types of flowers, macro equipment basics, and the intricacies of shooting different floral varieties in the field and in the studio. Harold also shows you techniques in the Photoshop darkroom that can be applied to flower photography to help you get the most out of your images. Beautiful and authoritative, this guide to photographing flowers is a must-read for every photographer interested in flower photography. Photographing Flowers will also win a place in the hearts of those who simply love striking floral imagery.

Exploring Biology in the Laboratory, 3e

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Author: Murray P Pendarvis,John L Crawley

Publisher: Morton Publishing Company

ISBN: 161731756X

Category: Science

Page: 832

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This full-color, comprehensive, affordable introductory biology manual is appropriate for both majors and nonmajors laboratory courses. All general biology topics are covered extensively, and the manual is designed to be used with a minimum of outside reference material. The activities emphasize the unity of all living things and the evolutionary forces that have resulted in, and continue to act on, the diversity that we see around us today.

Night Photography

Finding your way in the dark

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Author: Lance Keimig

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136097252

Category: Photography

Page: 280

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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.