Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs

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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.

Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs of People

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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.

Photographers on Photography

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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.

Read This if You Want to Take Great Photographs of Places

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Author: Henry Carroll

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781780679051

Category: Photography

Page: 128

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From the author of the bestselling Read This If You Want To Take Great Photographs series, this jargon-free introduction covers all aspects of photographing places, including landscapes, cityscapes, architecture, and interiors. Whatever your camera, whatever your interest, whatever your level, this indispensible guide gives you all the essential techniques and demystifies the work of acclaimed photographers. Packed with practical tips and iconic images, this accessible book will arm you with the know-how you need to take meaningful pictures of the places that matter to you most. Featuring 50 master photographers, including Alec Soth, Martin Parr, Robert Adams, Todd Hido, Rut Blees Luxemburg, Julius Shulman, Rinko Kawauchi, Thomas Ruff, Tim Hetherington, and Joel Sternfeld.

Why it Does Not Have to be in Focus

Modern Photography Explained

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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.

Read This if You Want to Be Great at Drawing

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Author: Selwyn Leamy

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781786270542

Category: Art

Page: 128

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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.

Passport to Great Photography

Unlock the Secrets of Outstanding Lighting, Composition, Camera Controls, and More

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781682030608

Category: Photography

Page: 128

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Robert Hull introduces the powerful creative controls that DSLR cameras offers--from exposure settings, to focusing controls, to metering, file format options, white balance, and more--providing simple tips and strategies that will allow you to capture the image you have in mind, artfully. Next, he introduces scenes that the average photographer will encounter as he/she begins to capture the outdoors. Readers will learn how to shoot in fog and mist, create silhouettes, ensure sunrise and sunset pictures have color that sings, how to capture waterfalls, fireworks, and more. He also introduces the use of flash, explaining how to best use it to ensure sharp images, lighten too-dark shadows, and bring out the color of your subjects. In summary, readers will learn to identify a great subject and learn how to capture it in a way that makes viewers delve into the story behind the subject and scene.

Photographs Not Taken

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Author: Will Steacy,Lyle Rexer

Publisher: Daylight Press

ISBN: 9780983231615

Category: Photography

Page: 223

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Includes brief biographies of the contributors.

Dictionary of Photography and Digital Imaging

The Essential Reference for the Modern Photographer

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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.

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.

The Rules of Photography and When to Break Them

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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.

When Photography Really Works

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Author: Val Williams

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781742669663

Category: Photographic criticism

Page: 223

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Humanity has always used symbols - material objects used to denote difficult, abstract concepts - to describe thoughts and feelings, or to protect secret truths from common knowledge. This concise A-Z guide is a fascinating work of reference that brings to light all the symbols and symbolisms of the world, many aspects of which have been lost to time, including Freemasonry, the Kabbalah, the tarot, astrology, alchemy, Zoroastrianism, and ancient cultures from Egypt to Japan.

Ultimate Field Guide to Travel Photography

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Author: Scott Stuckey

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426205163

Category: Photography

Page: 159

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A practical reference draws on the expertise of National Geographic Traveler photographers to include coverage of panoramas, portraits and narrative series while sharing guidelines for selecting and transporting equipment. Original.

LIFE Guide to Digital Photography

Everything You Need to Shoot Like the Pros

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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 Digital Photography Book

The Step-by-step Secrets for how to Make Your Photos Look Like the Pros'!

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Author: Scott Kelby

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0321934946

Category: Photography

Page: 239

View: 1911

Furnishes an overview of digital photography, covering such topics as cameras, exposure, lighting, shutter speed, depth of field, and resolution--and tips on how to avoid hours of photo-editing by taking great photographs the first time.

The Best of The Digital Photography Book Series

The step-by-step secrets for how to make your photos look like the pros'!

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Author: Scott Kelby

Publisher: Peachpit Press

ISBN: 0134385276

Category: Photography

Page: 288

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What could top the #1 best-selling photography book of all time? We’re talking about the award-winning, worldwide smash hit, written by Scott Kelby, that’s been translated into dozens of different languages, because it’s the one book that really shows you how to take professional-quality shots using the same tricks today’s top digital pros use. Well, what if you took that book, created four more just like it but with even more tips, plucked out only the best tips from all five of THOSE books, updated the images, referenced all-new gear, and added a completely new chapter on how to make the transition from shooting photos with your phone to making photographs with your new DSLR? In The Best of The Digital Photography Book, you’ll find all of Scott’s favorite tips and techniques curated and updated from The Digital Photography Book, Parts 1-5, along with a brand new chapter on transitioning from your phone to a full-fledged DSLR. You’ll find everything that made the first five titles a success: Scott answering questions, giving out advice, and sharing the secrets he’s learned just like he would with a friend–without all the technical explanations and techie photo speak. This book will help you shoot dramatically better-looking, sharper, more colorful, more professional-looking photos every time.

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.

The Photographer's Playbook

307 Assignments and Ideas

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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.

Secrets of Great Portrait Photography

Photographs of the Famous and Infamous

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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.