Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs

Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs Author Henry Carroll
ISBN-10 1780673353
Release 2014-03-25
Pages 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 Places

Read This if You Want to Take Great Photographs of Places Author Henry Carroll
ISBN-10 178067905X
Release 2017-03-07
Pages 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.



Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs of People

Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs of People Author Henry Carroll
ISBN-10 1780676247
Release 2015-09-22
Pages 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.



Understanding Exposure

Understanding Exposure Author Bryan Peterson
ISBN-10 9780817439392
Release 2010
Pages 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.



Bryan Peterson s Understanding Photography Field Guide

Bryan Peterson s Understanding Photography Field Guide Author Bryan Peterson
ISBN-10 9780817400194
Release 2010-12-21
Pages 400
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Everything you need to know in one take-anywhere field guide! This all-in-one guide from renowned photographer, instructor, and author Bryan Peterson will help you take better photos anytime, anywhere–with any camera. Want to finally understand exposure? Interested in learning to "see" and composing your images more creatively? Ready to master the magic of light? It’s all here, the techniques every amateur photographer needs to take better nature, landscape, people, and close-up photos. You’ll even get creative techniques, like making "rain" and capturing "ghosts," and practical advice on gear, equipment, and postprocessing software. Filled with Bryan’s inspirational photographs, this is the one essential guide for every camera bag.



Secrets of Great Portrait Photography

Secrets of Great Portrait Photography Author Brian Smith
ISBN-10 9780132867726
Release 2012-09-26
Pages 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.



Geek Girl Rising

Geek Girl Rising Author Heather Cabot
ISBN-10 9781250112279
Release 2017-05-23
Pages 256
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"I don’t know much about tech, but I do know that these pioneer women are pretty dope. Geek Girl Rising gives a much needed voice to the fearless women paving an important path in the tech world, while forming a lasting sisterhood along the way.” - Kelly Ripa Meet the women who aren’t asking permission from Silicon Valley to chase their dreams. They are going for it—building cutting-edge tech startups, investing in each other’s ventures, crushing male hacker stereotypes, and rallying the next generation of women in tech. With a nod to tech trailblazers like Sheryl Sandberg and Marissa Mayer, Geek Girl Rising introduces readers to the fearless female founders, technologists, and innovators fighting at a grassroots level for an ownership stake in the revolution that’s changing the way we live, work, and connect. Readers will meet Debbie Sterling, inventor of GoldieBlox, the first engineering toy for girls, which topples the notion that only boys can build; peek inside YouTube sensation Michelle Phan’s ipsy studios, where she is grooming the next generation of digital video stars while leading her own mega e-commerce beauty business; and tour the headquarters of The Muse, the hottest career site for millennials, and meet its intrepid CEO, Kathryn Minshew, who stared down sexism while raising millions of dollars to fund the company she co-founded. These women are the rebels proving that a female point of view matters in the age of technology and can rock big returns if you have a big idea and the passion to build it.



People Pictures

People Pictures Author Chris Orwig
ISBN-10 9780132778336
Release 2011-09-15
Pages 216
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Bestselling author/photographer Chris Orwig offers 30 photographic exercises to renew your passion for capturing the people in your world. This is not a traditional portrait photography book. The goal isn’t flattery, but connection and depth. Whether you are a student, busy parent, or seasoned pro photographer, these exercises provide an accessible framework for exploration and growth. With titles like: Be Quiet, Turn the Camera Around, and the Fabric of Family, each of the 30 exercises encourages you to have fun and experiment at your own pace. With step-by-step instructions and using natural light, you will explore everything from street, lifestyle, candid, and environmental shots. The projects are small artistic endeavors meant to change how you see and the pictures that you make. All that’s required is a camera, an intrepid attitude, curiosity, and some imagination.



Photographs Not Taken

Photographs Not Taken Author Will Steacy
ISBN-10 0983231613
Release 2012
Pages 223
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Includes brief biographies of the contributors.



The Photographer s Playbook

The Photographer s Playbook Author Jason Fulford
ISBN-10 159711247X
Release 2014-06-23
Pages 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.



Tony Northrup s DSLR Book How to Create Stunning Digital Photography

Tony Northrup s DSLR Book  How to Create Stunning Digital Photography Author Tony Northrup
ISBN-10 1621545245
Release 2012-11-11
Pages 245
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The world's #1 rated and best-selling digital photography book, and the first ever Gold Honoree of the Benjamin Franklin Digital Award, gives you five innovations no other book offers: FREE VIDEO TRAINING. 6 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. TEACHER AND PEER SUPPORT. After buying the book, you get access to 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. FREE 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+ ORIGINAL PICTURES. Detailed example pictures taken by the author and his wife in 15 countries demonstrate both good and bad technique. NO STOCK PHOTOS. Many pictures include links to the full-size image so you can zoom in to see every pixel. 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: Composition Exposure Shutter speed Aperture Depth-of-field (blurring the background) ISO Natural light Flash Troubleshooting blurry, dark, and bad pictures Pet photography Wildlife photography (mammals, birds, insects, fish, and more) Sunrises and sunsets Landscapes Cityscapes Flowers Forests, waterfalls, and rivers Night photography Fireworks Raw files HDR Macro/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) Group photos Remotely triggering flashes Using bounce flash and flash modifiers Using studio lighting on any budget Building a temporary or permanent studio at home Shooting your first wedding High speed photography Location scouting/finding the best spots and times Planning shoots around the sun and moon Star trails (via long exposure and image stacking) Light painting Eliminating noise Focus stacking for infinite depth-of-field Underwater photography Getting close to wildlife Using electronic shutter triggers



Pring s Photographer s Miscellany

Pring s Photographer s Miscellany Author Roger Pring
ISBN-10 1907579435
Release 2012-08-17
Pages 96
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How did Kodak company get its name? Who invented the Minox spy camera? Were there really fax machines in the mid-19th century? And what would a photographer use Mod Podge for? The answers to all these questions and many, many more are to be found in this intriguing compendium of photographic fascination compiled by Roger Pring. Cloth-bound, packed with arresting images and beautifully typeset by the author himself, Prings Photographers Miscellany will make an intriguing gift for all photographers. Dipping into the book will reveal the origins of the photographers craft, tips and tricks of the greats, a host of revealing quotes and fascinating trivia: and youll not only be richly entertained, you will certainly learn something you can use next time you shoot.



How to Take Great Photographs

How to Take Great Photographs Author John Hedgecoe
ISBN-10 1843403307
Release 2005-07-01
Pages 160
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A guide to the basics of photography covers such topics as composition, film, digital effects, exposure, lighting, lenses, and using a flash.



The Street Photographer s Manual

The Street Photographer s Manual Author David Gibson
ISBN-10 0500291306
Release 2014-06-20
Pages 192
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Provides fully illustrated tutorials on how to capture memorable images of street scenes, including tips on how to train one's eye to observe the unexpected and how to shoot a face in a crowd using smart phones and digital cameras. Original.



How to Take Photos That Move Houses

How to Take Photos That Move Houses Author Ed Wolkis
ISBN-10 0615260543
Release 2009
Pages 151
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This beautifully illustrated, full-color book demonstrates before and after photos, and offers simple to advanced tips and techniques designed to help produce better photos. A picture is worth a thousand words, and good photography can help increase sales by thousands of dollars. Author Ed Wolkis, award-winning Atlanta-based photographer, shares his knowledge and expertise in this fun, classy, easy-to-read guide. If you are a real estate broker, agent, manager, architect, interior designer, home seller, or anyone who needs to be able to show a property in its best light, this book is for you. You'll learn step by step how to produce photos that will stop potential clients in their tracks; what photography equipment you’ll need, and how to use your digital (or film) camera. Dramatic before and after photos demonstrate the difference between great photos and ones that go unnoticed.



Mastering Portrait Photography

Mastering Portrait Photography Author Sarah Plater
ISBN-10 1781450854
Release 2015-10-29
Pages 176
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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.



Why it Does Not Have to be in Focus

Why it Does Not Have to be in Focus Author Jackie Higgins
ISBN-10 3791348515
Release 2013
Pages 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.