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The Complete Photo Manual Popular Photography

Author : Editors of Popular Photography Magazine
ISBN : 1616282959
Genre : Photography
File Size : 29. 87 MB
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Ever wanted to take a photo of a cyclist in motion? Shoot portraits of your loved ones that show them at their best, or compose fine-art images that reveal your creativity? With The Complete Photo Manual, picture-perfect photos are just a shutter's click away. Photography books tend to be long, technical, and full of complicated jargon. For the amateur or pro who just wants to get quick-hitting tips and loads of inspiration, this is the book that does the job. In 355 handy, easy-to-grasp hints, this book gives you what you need to know to grasp the basics of lighting, composition, gear, working with models, and much, much more. Pro tips make this much more than a beginner’s guide. Taking amazing pictures is getting easier and easier with the advances in digital photography, and The Complete Photo Manual is here to help you take full advantage! Organized into three useful chapters (Gear & Setup, Shooting & Composing, and Processing & Beyond), this book from the experts at Popular Photography magazine helps you select and use cutting-edge cameras and accessories; teaches you to see the world as a photographer does and shoot in the moment to capture great shots as they happen; and then tweak your images in photo-processing software for next-level effects. From the subtle (adjusting the color in a picture to create a different mood) to the artistic (compositions merging several photos to dramatic effect) to the downright amazing (how to photograph yourself levitating . . . it’s easier than you think!), The Complete Photo Manual opens up a whole world of photographic possibility. Set-ups and techniques are described in detail, with easy-to-understand illustrations and diagrams, and a wealth of beautifully inspirational photography. Beginners will learn ways to quickly move into new realms of expertise, and even old pros will pick up some new tricks. Anyone who has ever looked at an amazing composition or a skillful composite and said, “How did they do that?” will find this book irresistible.

Take Your Best Shot Popular Photography

Author : Miriam Leuchter
ISBN : 1616281219
Genre : Photography
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Gorgeous full-color photography how-to book gathers the best photo tips from professionals and amateurs, as well as how to use all the latest technology. From the shutter-snapping experts at Popular Photography magazine, Take Your Best Shot takes your from camera novice to point-and-shoot pro. Learn how to: -set up flattering window-lit portraits -capture breathtaking underwater images -take eye-defying motion-blur action shots -shoot surprising abstract compositions . . . all with the help of this manual's collection of tips from pro photographers. Take Your Best Shot starts with expansive sections on basic gear and camera functions, and then devotes entire chapters to photographing people, places, and things, offering insightful techniques for taking impressive photos. Includes illustrated step-by-step how-tos and diagrams that break down each shot so it's as easy as 1, 2, 3. "An excellent roadmap to the joys of photography. Even experienced photographs will find it a vivid reminder of what first sparked their passion for photography." —Brian Smith, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer "What's not to love? Smart, fun, fresh, and hip to history, this is a really hot book that comforts the beginner and challenges the old pro." - Anthony Bannon, Director of the George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography & Film

Picture Perfect Practice

Author : Roberto Valenzuela
ISBN : 9780132852906
Genre : Photography
File Size : 24. 58 MB
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Foreword by Skip Cohen Translating the chaos of the real world into a breathtakingly simple, beautiful photograph can often seem like an impossible task. With busy, cluttered backgrounds and subjects who don’t know how to pose, how can you take control and get a great shot no matter the situation? In Picture Perfect Practice, photographer Roberto Valenzuela breaks down the craft of photography into three key elements–locations, poses, and execution–that you can use to unlock the photographic opportunities lying beneath every challenging situation. Valenzuela stresses the need for photographers to actively practice their craft every day–just like you would practice a musical instrument–in order to master the art of making great images. With chapters that offer practice exercises to strengthen your photographic abilities, you’ll learn how to approach a scene, break it down, and see your way to a great photograph. The Location section features chapters that cover symmetry, balance, framing, color elements, textures, and much more. The Posing section includes the Five Key Posing Techniques that Valenzuela uses every time he’s shooting people, as well as a complete list of poses and how to achieve, customize, and perfect them. The Execution portion, with sections like “Lighting through Direction” and “Simplicity through Subtraction,” reveals Valenzuela’s overall approach to getting the shot. The book also includes an inspiring and helpful chapter on deliberate practice techniques, where Valenzuela describes his system for practicing and analyzing his work, which leads to constant improvement as a photographer. If you’ve been frustrated and overwhelmed by the challenges of real-world locations, posing your subjects, or executing a great image–or if you simply want to become a better shooter but don’t know where to start–Picture Perfect Practice gives you the tools and information you need to finally become the kind of photographer you’ve always wanted to be: the kind who can confidently walk into any location, under any lighting condition, with any subject, and know that you can create astonishing photographs that have a timeless impact.

The Headshot

Author : Peter Hurley
ISBN : 9780133928785
Genre : Photography
File Size : 67. 8 MB
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It used to be that the only people that needed professional-looking headshots were actors and models, but now thanks to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and social media in general, headshots are hot! They've never been more in demand than they are today, and Peter Hurley's unique headshot style and trademark look have made him the most sought-after headshot photographer in the world today. Here's your chance to learn exactly how to create "the look" that everybody's after. This is bankable stuff! If you're not adding headshots to what you offer as a photographer, you're leaving a lot of money on the table. Peter knows first-hand the secrets to not only lighting your headshots like a pro (there's a whole chapter on that alone), but in this book he reveals, in the very same fashion that made him a famous name with photographers everywhere, how he gets authentic expressions and incredibly flattering positioning that will make your clients look better than they ever have in any photo—period! It's all here: he shows you his positioning techniques, his secrets for getting genuine smiles and images that look so natural you won't believe they're posed (but of course, they are), and you'll learn the very same techniques that Peter uses to create amazing headshots for everyone from execs at top Fortune 500 companies, to Silicon Valley startups, to actors and public figures who know all too well how important a great-looking headshot really is. Peter doesn't hold anything back. He reveals all his tricks of the trade, from his trademark lighting look, to how to create good-looking backgrounds on location, to positioning tricks you won't hear anywhere else, and it's all written in Peter's fun, quirky, inspiring style that lets you know, right from the beginning, you can do this, and you can do this big! These are the techniques that Peter has crafted from years in front of the lens, as a model for top brands like Abercrombie & Fitch and Guess, and years behind the lens, giving him an insight few photographers will ever possess, and he's willing to share every bit of it—every trick, every technique, and every nuance—in this book that will pay for itself at your very next shoot. Yes, it's that good.

The Photography Bible

Author : Daniel Lezano
ISBN : 9780715325995
Genre : Photography
File Size : 64. 42 MB
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A valuable, up-to-date photographic resource covers all the basics in the areas of equipment, techniques, printing, and processing, sharing detailed coverage of such topics as the various types of cameras and how they work, darkroom methods, and manipulating and printing digital images, with new sections on the latest in digital technology advances. Original.

Mastering Portrait Photography

Author : Sarah Plater
ISBN : 1781450854
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Presenting an alternative to the formal, corporate-style poses of yesteryear, this book offers a modern, vibrant approach that aims to capture a moment in the lifestyle of the person or persons in the picture. Clear, concise text discusses the essential technical aspects of photography from choosing a camera and equipment to an appreciation of exposure, aperture, metering, shutter speed, depth of field and white balance settings, in addition to how natural light, color and movement affect a photograph. A guide to posing helps to ensure dynamic and arresting images. Along with advice on setting up a small studio at home, choice of backgrounds and using artificial light, there are hints and tips on pre-shoot preparations such as make-up, hair styling and suitable clothing for the subject of the portrait. Post-production techniques include skin retouching and color correction, plus a guide to printing options and presentation.

Get The Picture

Author : Dan Richards
ISBN : 9781681881102
Genre : Photography
File Size : 45. 28 MB
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Whether you just bought a brand-new, shiny DSLR or ILC or want to make the most of a secondhand model, you’re in good hands with Get the Picture, the latest, most up-to-date guide on digital photography—all from the experts at Popular Photography magazine. Today’s technology has made DSLR and ILC cameras more powerful (and more reasonably priced) than ever, and getting the perfect shot has never been easier—if you know how to get the most out of your machine. Popular Photography contributor Dan Richards walks you through all the functions, modes, buttons, and dials on the latest standard models, providing solid technical advice in handy tips paired with beautiful, aspirational imagery that demonstrates each tactic. With sections on: Photo Primer Get to know your camera's parts, dials, and settings, and learn best practices for cleaning, storage, and uploading before your first shoot. See the Light Your go-to guide for basic camera functionality. You’ll find out how to capture light with the right exposure using aperture, ISO, and shutter speed; make your photos cool or warm with white balance; and banish blur with manual or autofocus. See Through the Lens Once you’ve mastered the essentials, refine your ability to seize the moment for the best shot possible. Frame your scene artfully with the right focal length, perspective, and composition, and reveal the natural beauty of your surroundings with attention to color and timing. See Better with Next-Level Accessories For photo enthusiasts looking to build a starter photography kit beyond their basic camera, this section helps you study up on tripods, accessory flash units, specialty lenses, release triggers, filters, and simple, inexpensive lighting modifiers. Then perfect your RAW photos in post-production software. For amateur photographers, there is no better resource on DSLR and ILC photography.

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