This book starts with the technical aspects of photography; how to see, compose, find the right light, and select the best lens for a specific shot.
Author: Alain Briot
Thirteen essays on landscape photography by master photographer Alain Briot. Topics include practical, technical, and aesthetic aspects of photography to help photographers build and refine their skills. Also covered is how to be an artist in business. Alain Briot is one of the leading contemporary landscape photographers. He received his education in France and currently works mostly in the southwestern part of the United States. This book starts with the technical aspects of photography; how to see, compose, find the right light, and select the best lens for a specific shot. It continues by focusing on the artistic aspects of photography with chapters on how to select your best work, how to create a portfolio, and finally concludes with two chapters on how to be an artist in business.
Landscape photography can be a solitary experience, but award-winning landscape photographer David Taylor believes creativity requires a certain amount of peaceful contemplation to flourish.
Author: David Taylor
Publisher: Ammonite Press
Landscape photography can be a solitary experience but award-winning photography David Taylor believes creativity requires peaceful contemplation to flourish. The ability to ignore being cold or wet, an understanding of how the weather and seasons impact on the environment, and an appreciation of navigational skills are vital attributes of the landscape photographer. Illustrated with the author's own stunning images, this book reveals the skills and techniques required to capture compelling photographs in empathy with the natural world. Chapters cover equipment, exposures, lighting, preparation, filters, composition and plenty of advice on postproduction, image corrections and some helpful website addresses.
Award-winning Yosemite Valley landscape photographer and experienced instructor Phil Hawkins will have you capturing spectacular landscape shots in no time!
Author: Hawkins video2brain
Award-winning Yosemite Valley landscape photographer and experienced instructor Phil Hawkins will have you capturing spectacular landscape shots in no time! This exceptional training course includes 4 hours of high-quality HD video, complete with lesson files, assessment quizzes, and review materials. The video is wrapped in a unique interface that allows the viewer to jump to any topic at any time. The unique Watch-and-Work mode shrinks the video into a small window to allow you to work alongside the video. The streaming video is bundled with an online booklet that provides supplemental material to enhance the video training. Project files used in the lessons are included with the video so viewers can practice what they've learned.
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Leading lines guide and lead the eye into the photograph They are part of the
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Author: Alain Briot
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Alain Briot states that, "The personality of the photographer must be present in the image for an artistic photograph to have value." And in this book he sets out to teach the things that are essential in achieving this goal. Following his successful first book, Mastering Landscape Photography, Briot goes beyond the conventional rules of composition and takes on a fresh, new approach to teaching the art of photography. Based upon his personal experiences as an artist, teacher, and photographer, he opens new doors to the reader-doors leading to new ways of seeing and composing images. Briot approaches fine art photography as being a combination of art and technique. In this new book he addresses both of these by presenting artistic and technical information. On the artistic side, Briot introduces artistic concepts that have been rarely, if ever, associated with photography. On the technical side, he presents numerous tools that can help you learn how to create better photographs and provides technical solutions to common photographic problems. The author practices photography as a fine art. What matters most to him is how photography can be used to express feelings and emotions. For Briot, a good photograph must be both artistically inspired and technically excellent. To have just one of these two elements is not enough for a fine art photograph to be successful. Topics include: - How to compose with color, with black and white, and with light - Why you need to consider your audience while composing a photograph - Recreate the emotions you felt when you captured your photographs - How the elements of color-hue, contrast, and saturation-work in your images - How to control the elements that have a visual effect in your photographs - How to draw upon your personal way of seeing and then share your vision - How to diagnose image maladies and apply the proper remedies - How to define a color palette for a specific photograph - How to use compositional elements to develop a personal style Forweword by Tony Sweet
So whether you want to master star trail photography, shoot cityscapes at dusk, paint with light, or use blur creatively, Mastering Long Exposure Photography is the only book you'll need.
Author: Ross Hoddinott
Publisher: Ammonite Press
This photography guide has a unique structure that leads the reader on an hour-by-hour, picture-by-picture journey from dawn to dusk, and then on into the night. Each chapter focuses on the benefits and challenges of shooting in the available light at a particular time of the day, highlighting suitable landscape types, styles of photography and processing techniques of that moment. There are regular "technique" panels to help readers hone their camera skills, and each chapter concludes with an awe-inspiring double-page image that demonstrates the results that are possible--accompanied by an extended caption and a personal anecdote from the photographer.
A final chapter in this definitive guide for all serious photographers discusses photography and its relationship to art before offering a considered conclusion to the exploration of this fascinating topic.
Author: Richard Garvey-Williams
Publisher: Ammonite Press
Going beyond the rule of thirds, this offers invaluable tips and tools to help the photographer take control of the creative process with emphasis on four elements: an impactful subject, dynamic composition, effective use of lighting, and an ability to invoke an emotional response in the viewer What makes a great photo? Flicking through the pages of popular photography magazines you might get the impression that there's only one rule of importance--the rule of thirds. Indeed it appears that some will judge the merit of a photograph based almost solely on this. Rarely do you hear discussion about visual weight, balance, negative space, depth, and so on. Author and professional photographer Richard Garvey-Williams argues that success lies in a combination of four elements: an impactful subject; dynamic composition; effective use of lighting; and, perhaps the most crucial, ability to invoke an emotional response in the viewer. Citing examples gleaned from a study of history--the Ancient Greeks' Golden Ru≤ Fibonacci's mathematical ratio; and the principles known as the Gestalt theory--the author analyzes the concepts, rules, and guidelines that define successful composition in photography and offers practical guidance to achieving great results. In clear, concise, and jargon-free text he also considers the role of tone and color in good composition, and offers invaluable tips and the tools to help the photographer take control of the creative process. The book is illustrated with examples of the author's own beautiful nature photography, along with diagrams and notation to explain techniques most clearly. A final chapter in this definitive guide for all serious photographers discusses photography and its relationship to art before offering a considered conclusion to the exploration of this fascinating topic.
One of the most over-used, yet misunderstood pieces of photographic equipment is the flash unit in its many forms.
Author: David Taylor
Publisher: Ammonite Press
One of the most over-used, yet misunderstood pieces of photographic equipment is the flash unit in its many forms. While a flash unit - either built in to the camera or a separate device - offers the advantage of adding light to your images, its biggest disadvantage is the complex nature of the flash, which prevents many from using it to its full potential. Seeking an understanding of the nomenclature, the buttons and dials on the flash itself, and the menus inside is akin to trying to learn a foreign language. What is FEC? What does TTL mean and how is it used effectively? What is high-speed synchronisation? How can the less technically gifted photographer understand the complexities of such systems and put them to effective use in the field? Studying a manual full of technical jargon is a daunting task and just as confusing as the flash itself. Professional photographer Robert Harrington takes the confusion out of the subject of photographic lighting, and offers invaluable guidance and expert tips that will benefit all keen photographers. Jargon-free text explains: * basics of flash, both on- and off-camera * how to utilise direct and bounce flash * the basics of off-camera flash * how to take great portraits with a single Speedlight * the use of off-camera flash modifiers, such as softboxes and grids * the creative employment of Speedlights, including use outdoors. AUTHOR: Bob Harrington is an accomplished headshot and editorial photographer based in Milford, CT, and whose work has appeared in numerous magazines and on web sites. He also specialises in flash and off camera flash photography, teaching OCF to anyone who will listen across the United States. His love of photography and helping others forward their photographic vision has led to a successful career in this expanding field.
Author: Richard Garvey-WilliamsPublish On: 2015-05
The book also contains an essential guide to lighting, composition, the emotive response to the subject, how best to photograph groups of animals or birds, plus techniques for capturing action, close-ups and studies of botanicals.
Author: Richard Garvey-Williams
Category: Wildlife photography
Wildlife is one of the most popular yet challenging subjects for photopgraphers, and this book takes the reader on safari across savannahs and arid deserts, through tropical rainforests to the polar extremes. Richard Garvey-Williams reveals the wealth of fascinating creatures that exist in these diverse areas, and explains how to capture them in compelling images. Emphasizing the ethics of animal welfare, the protection of the environment and the responsibilities of the photographer, he covers the practical techniques of photography and how to create stunning images of quarry that is often endangered, sometimes dangerous and typically shy and elusive.
This guide covers the basics of photography and discusses the common problems and solutions in landscape work. 190 full-color illustrations.
Author: John Shaw
Publisher: Amphoto Books
An acclaimed nature photographer teaches that producing good photos means knowing how to control the tools of photography: camera equipment, lenses, film, light, and exposure. This guide covers the basics of photography and discusses the common problems and solutions in landscape work. 190 full-color illustrations.
Post processing techniques in the digital darkroom round off this invaluable guide to getting the best results from your photography.
Author: David Taylor
Publisher: Ammonite Press
Explains the fundamentals of exposure and how varying three parameters--shutter speed, aperture, and ISO--can be used creatively and practically to determine correct exposure, but deliver substantially different images.
Tom Till reveals his time-tested professional secrets on everything from equipment and composition to getting great results in poor conditions and mastering the digital darkroom.
Author: Tom Till
Publisher: Photographers Inst Press
Success with Landscape Photography is a comprehensive guide for all those wanting to capture beautiful, striking images. There is guidance on which type of camera to use, accessories such as zoom lenses and filters and the equipment you will need in the field. There's professional advice on exposure and metering, how to shoot in even the worst of conditions and how to get the best results from the scene in front of you, whether it's mountains, lakes, jungle or desert. An invaluable section on the digital darkroom teaches essential workflow and post-processing practice and how to output your images.
"In this book, you will first be introduced to Photoshop's origins and general uses. You will then learn about the basic tools, which you will need in order to edit and style your photos just like the professionals do. You will learn what color grading is and why it is so popular today, what you should never do in Photoshop, why Photoshop is considered the best image editing software on the market, and why it is used worldwide by so many professionals."--Introduction.
Night photography and astrophotography can be two of the most frustrating sub-genres of landscape. A lot of the reason for this is because it really is a hard subject to master due to the lack of light.
Discover The Secrets to Mastering Landscape Photography At Night! Night photography and astrophotography can be two of the most frustrating sub-genres of landscape. A lot of the reason for this is because: 1. It really is a hard subject to master due to the lack of light. 2. People don’t understand how to go about mastering it. It’s very technical, math based, and has a lot of steps. While this can put a lot of people off, I’m here to break it down for you. Planning is absolutely key, and I’ll walk you through every step you need to make your shoot successful. Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn Inside... Tips and Tricks for Photographing in Low Light: Before diving right into night photography, I think it’s best to get your feet wet with a little introduction into the world of low light photography. If you can master this, night photography is the next logical step. The tips include information on the importance of selecting ISO and using a tripod to reduce shake. These things carry over into night photography. Astrophotography and Night Photography: I explain the difference; inclusion of landscape along with the sky or without. How Dark Does it Need to Be?: This chapter discusses how to figure out the light pollution in your area, and a few tips on how to combat it and use it to your advantage if need be. The Gear: This comprehensive list breaks down the essential gear you need to make it work. Planning Your Shoot and Composition: Talks about all the steps you need to take to make your shoot successful. Have a list of all the equipment you need and make sure to pack it all (and extra) at least the night before. Get to know your equipment and make sure it’s all set where it should be in the daylight, before you get to your location. This chapter also discusses the way in which composition differs when you work at night. Getting Star Trails: How to make beautiful star trails in your image Getting Point Stars: Provides opposite techniques to the previous tip, including how to determine exposure time for this style. Editing: Night photography has its own kind of retouching that you have to do to get the perfect image, and I break down all the steps and how to make them work for you. Simply scroll back up the page to download your very own copy today! ----------------- Tags: photography, photoshop, photography books, photography magazine, photoshop cc, photo books, photoshop cs6, photography for dummies, photography for beginners, photography business, photography compostion, photography for kids, photography coffee table books, photography lighting, dslr, photography composition, landscape photography, darkroom photography, photography for beginners, photography lighting, digital photography for beginners, digital photography, dslr photography for beginners, portrait photography, dslr photography
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Author: David Busch
Publisher: Cengage Learning Trade
Mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras are hot! Smaller and lighter than older-style SLRs, mirrorless ILC models use more compact lenses and accessories, and can be easily adapted to use lenses and gear originally designed for conventional SLR cameras—so you can downsize your camera kit and continue using much of your favorite gear. Many mirrorless ILC models are also loaded with popular features like built-in GPS, Wi-Fi, touch screens, autofocus systems, high speed shooting, and other innovations. If you’re the proud owner of a new mirrorless ILC, DAVID BUSCH'S MASTERING MIRRORLESS INTERCHANGEABLE LENS PHOTOGRAPHY will show you how to get the most out of this unique technology. In this full-color guide, you’ll learn everything from operating the camera’s basic controls to more advanced topics such as resolution, aperture/priority exposure, focus zones, flash synchronization options, and much more. David Busch will help you understand the ins and outs of digital photography and show you how to take great photos with your mirrorless interchangeable lens camera.
David now splits his time between commercial photographic work and writing
articles and books on photography, including Mastering Landscape Photography
. When he isn't shooting for a client, David's favorite photography spot is the coast
Author: Chris Gatcum
Publisher: Hachette UK
400 pages to take you from beginner to expert photographer"The must have book for EVERY photographer" - Diana Elizabeth Whether you're a complete beginner, a casual snapper or a seasoned photographer, there is a lot to be learned from this extensive photography guide. Take the guesswork out of your photography and understand not just what to do with your camera, but how and why this affects the photos you take. Make More Impact You'll learn how to compose a shot for visual impact, focus it to attract the viewer's eye, expose it so every detail is captured and so much more. Get More Book At 400 superbly designed & illustrated pages, this book represents better value than anything else. Any Camera Photography never stands still so it doesn't matter what camera you have, whether you own an SLR, film camera or a compact digital camera, Chris will teach you how to take the best photos possible. Easy to Read Chris Gatcum's writing is clear and instructive, covering a vast range of essential photography aspects in great detail so that you can truly understand how to take a great photo that stands out. The Voice (& Photos) of Pros As well as Gatcum's expertise on the subject, Complete Photography is packed with tips and masterclasses from other inspirational professionals. Stunning Photography and Bespoke Diagrams Each point is illustrated with carefully selected, beautiful photography examples along with clear diagrams to inspire and instruct. Table of professionals case studies in this bookSectionMasterclassProfessional Master-PhotographerExposureLandscape David Taylor PortraitsBen Anker SportsIan MacNicol InteriorsAdrian WilsonLight & ColourFoodStuart Ovenden Still LifeDaniel Brooke FashionDixie DixonLensesStreet PhotographyBrian Lloyd Duckett WildlifeRichard Garvey-Williams MacroAndy Small ArchitechtureJanie Airey AbstractRyan BushPost-processingRetouchingMiss AnielaIn The BagDocumentaryMichelle Frankfurter The cover design features a mirrorless digital camera with interchangeable lenses, a reto-style film camera and an iPhone 7 because this book applies to every different way you can take a photo.
An inspiring photography workshop full of illustrations and examples that will get you grabbing for your camera. Full of practical advice and memorable principles on Landscape Photography. This is one workshop not to be missed.
Author: Filippo Nigro
An inspiring photography workshop full of illustrations and examples that will get you grabbing for your camera. Full of practical advice and memorable principles on Landscape Photography. This is one workshop not to be missed. Lessons in Composition, Natural Light, Camera Settings, Long Exposure, Editing and more. You will master the foundations that will take your photography to the next level. The workshop is skilfully written so everyone can understand. There are many professional tips to help you on your journey to mastering landscape photography. The question is are you ready to take the next step?
Bridging theory and practice, this book demonstrates how mastering a variety of different photographic techniques can help you communicate ideas, explore themes, and develop more abstract concepts.
Author: J.A.P. Alexander
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Perspectives on Place provides an inspiring insight into the territory of landscape photography. Using a range of historic and contemporary examples, Alexander explores the rich and diverse history of landscape photography and the many ways in which contemporary photographers engage with the landscape and their surroundings. Bridging theory and practice, this book demonstrates how mastering a variety of different photographic techniques can help you communicate ideas, explore themes, and develop more abstract concepts. With practical guidance on everything from effective composition, to managing challenging lighting conditions and working with different lenses and formats, you'll be able to build your own varied and creative portfolio. Each chapter concludes with discussion questions and an assignment, encouraging you to explore key concepts and apply different photographic techniques to your own practice. Richly illustrated with images from some of the world's most influential photographers, Perspectives on Place will help you to explore the visual qualities of your images and represent your surroundings more meaningfully.
I do not, therefore, go into the preliminary chemical rudiments of photography, but assume your knowledge, and leave you to perfect it from any of the manuals now published.
Author: H. P. Robinson
Publisher: Williamson Press
Letters On Landscape Photography. The student must have a good knowledge of what a negative really ought to be. He must also learn how the values of nature should appear in a print, and he will find that his mechanical means will enable him to get what he desires. This power of seeing values belongs to the art side of photography, and is not so easily attained but what I want to point out is, that when you can see, there is no great difficulty in mastering the mechanical means of representing what you see. I do not, therefore, go into the preliminary chemical rudiments of photography, but assume your knowledge, and leave you to perfect it from any of the manuals now published...