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Photography Beyond Auto

Switch off auto mode and take better, more original photos
Author: Chris Gatcum
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1781573255
Category: Photography
Page: 144
View: 6548
When you first buy a camera it's great to just shoot away, taking advantage of all the sophisticated automatic features of 'full auto' mode. Real photographers are able to take better photos because they understand what their cameras's auto mode is doing, and when to over-rule it and let creativity reign. This book will make you a real photographer. Phhotography Beyond Auto is an easily accessible guide which will set you free. Unlike other beginners book it does not attempt to explain each and very button, dial and feature on your camera, or explore precisely where each pixel comes from. Instead it concentrates on the key creative controls, including exposure, focus and colour; essential skills that'll enable you to take the sensational pictures that Auto mode simply can't.

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Beyond Auto

Switch off the auto setting on your camera & start taking better, more original photos
Author: Chris Gatcum
Publisher: Ilex Press
ISBN: 9781781572665
Category: Photography
Page: 128
View: 2384
Beginners in photography will let their camera's Auto mode handle all of the complexities of aperture, shutter speed, white balance and so on. But as useful as Auto is in these early stages, it will rapidly limit you to boring, technically perfect shots that won't spark any interest. Beyond Auto is the easily accessible guide that shows how taking control of your camera's settings sets you free. Unlike other beginner books, it doesn't attempt to explain each and every button, dial and feature on your camera, or explore precisely where a pixel comes from. Instead it concentrates on the photographic "holy trinity" of exposure, focus and color, and the essential skills that will enable you to take the sensational pictures that Auto mode can't.

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Beyond Auto Mode

A Guide to Taking Control of Your Photography
Author: Jennifer Bebb
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118239989
Category: Photography
Page: 320
View: 1675

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Beyond Snapshots

How to Take That Fancy DSLR Camera Off "Auto" and Photograph Your Life like a Pro
Author: Rachel Devine,Peta Mazey
Publisher: Amphoto Books
ISBN: 0817435816
Category: Photography
Page: 240
View: 6723
Ready to Capture Your Story with Beautiful Photos? Let professional photographers Rachel Devine and Peta Mazey show you how to use that fancy DSLR to photograph the story of your life, from falling in love and having a baby, to the everyday moments that are no less precious. You’ll learn: • Common beginner mistakes and how to avoid them • How to take portraits of your children, friends, pets—even yourself • How to capture light to make your photos more dramatic • How to make colors pop, eyes sparkle, and skin tones more realistic • How to capture the uniqueness and wonder of your family, friends, and world After all, why trust your memories to regular snapshots when with just a little knowledge, you can create beautiful photographs? Be inspired to see the beauty around you, every day. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Understanding Shutter Speed


Author: Bryan Peterson
Publisher: Amphoto Books
ISBN: 0817400214
Category: Photography
Page: 160
View: 9137
The first book in the Understanding Photography series, Understanding Exposure, was a runaway best-seller, with more than 250,000 copies sold. Now author Bryan Peterson brings his signature style to another important photography topic: shutter speed. With clear, jargon-free explanations of terms and techniques, plus compelling “before-and-after” photos that pair a mediocre image (created using the wrong shutter speed) with a great image (created using the right shutter speed), this is the definitive practical guide to mastering an often-confusing subject. Topics include freezing and implying motion, panning, zooming, exposure, Bogen Super Clamps, and rendering motion effects with Photoshop, all with helpful guidance for both digital and film formats. Great for beginners and serious amateurs, Understanding Shutter Speed is the definitive handy guide to mastering shutter speed for superb results.

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Complete Photography

Understand cameras to take, edit and share better photos
Author: Chris Gatcum
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1781574944
Category: Photography
Page: 400
View: 671
Finally a fresh, accessible, guide to photography that covers everything, from basics and techniques to digital processing, completely clear and illustrated by masterclasses from famous pros. This is the book for everyone who wants to take great photos but doesn't know where to begin. With it, you'll learn how to compose a shot for visual impact, focus it to attract the viewer's eye, and expose it so every detail is captured. In short, you'll become a photographer! Completely focused on improving your pictures, Complete Photography is packed with the work of inspirational professionals and the expertise of Chris Gatcum, one of the world's best-selling photographer-authors. With clear explanations in everyday language, and carefully selected examples to illustrate every point, Gatcum brings fantastic photography within everyone's grasp. Contents: Introduction Exposure Light & Colour Lenses Composition Post-Processing In the Bag

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Understanding Exposure

How to Shoot Great Photographs With Any Camera
Author: Bryan Peterson
Publisher: Random House LLC
ISBN: 0817439390
Category: Photography
Page: 176
View: 9013
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.

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Bryan Peterson's Understanding Photography Field Guide


Author: Bryan Peterson
Publisher: Amphoto Books
ISBN: 0817400192
Category: Photography
Page: 400
View: 5874
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.

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Beyond Portraiture


Author: Bryan Peterson
Publisher: Amphoto Books
ISBN: 0817400273
Category: Photography
Page: 160
View: 8204
Great portraits go beyond a mere record of a face. They reveal one of the millions of intimate human moments that make up a life. In Beyond Portraiture, renowned photographer Bryan Peterson shows how to spot those “ah-ha!” moments and capture them forever. A teary child...old people laughing together...a smiling girl with big, big hair. Everyone remember pictures like these, usually taken by a mother, a father, a friend holding a camera, forever preserving small yet revealing vignettes of our personal histories. But we always relied on pure luck and chance to catch those moments. Peterson’s approach explains what makes a photo memorable, how to spot the universal themes that everyone can identify with, and how to use lighting, setting, and exposure to reveal the wonder and the joy of everyday moments. Beyond Portraiture makes it easy to create indelible memories with light and shadow. From the Trade Paperback edition.

    • Computers

The Nikon D90 Companion


Author: Ben Long
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 0596159870
Category: Computers
Page: 304
View: 8180
Through a series of easy-to-follow lessons, The Nikon D90 Companion gives you a complete class on digital photography, tailored specifically for people who use this camera. This is not a typical camera guide: rather than just showing you what all the buttons do, this unique book teaches you how to use the D90's features to make great photographs. It's the perfect field reference for taking stunning pictures of any occasion or place, anytime.

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The Beginner's Photography Guide


Author: N.A
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 146541634X
Category: Photography
Page: 192
View: 554
In contrast to the jargon-filled manuals that come with most digital cameras, The Beginner's Photography Guide presents step-by-step digital slr camera basics, while introducing and demonstrating a wide variety of techniques that will inspire the novice digital photographer. Grouped together by themes-color, composition, natural light, framing, and more-each camera technique is broken down into an easy-to-follow step-by-step sequence, and features annotated photographs and suggestions on getting the best from digital slr cameras and taking eye-catching photos.

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Understanding Flash Photography

How to Shoot Great Photographs Using Electronic Flash and Other Artificial Light Sources
Author: Bryan Peterson
Publisher: Amphoto
ISBN: 0817439560
Category: Photography
Page: 160
View: 4666
This guide to on- and off-camera flash picks up where Peterson's "Understanding Exposure" leaves off, helping free photographers from the limitations of auto to get the images they want when natural light isn't enough.

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Light and Shoot 50 Fashion Photos


Author: Chris Gatcum
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1136087419
Category: Photography
Page: 144
View: 8949
First published in 2011. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

    • Image processing

Creative Digital Photography

52 Weekend Projects
Author: Chris Gatcum
Publisher: Ilex Press
ISBN: 9781905814619
Category: Image processing
Page: 165
View: 6719
Do you wish you could take better, more exciting photos but find that your cameras manual wont tell you how? Creative Digital Photography: 52 Weekend Projects is a fun collection of handy weekend projects, offering expert insights and clear step-by-step instructions across the field of photography. You will quickly learn diverse techniques for taking and processing surprising photos, and discover how to make useful equipment for minimal cost. Whether youre making a simple diffuser for your flash, setting up a time-lapse shoot, or simply taking a chance and tossing your camera in the air, you will develop your skills to make stunning images that stand out from the crowd. Designed for photographers of all levels, the projects are graded in complexity, leaving you free to pick and choose your own path to making creative photographs - the shots that the manual wont tell you how to take.

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Beyond Auto Mode

A Guide to Taking Control of Your Photography
Author: Jennifer Bebb
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118239989
Category: Photography
Page: 320
View: 5392

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The Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS/1000D Companion


Author: Ben Long
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 0596154526
Category: Photography
Page: 288
View: 9393
Through a series of easy-to-follow lessons, The Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi/D450 Companion gives you a complete class on digital photography, tailored specifically for people who use this camera. This is not a typical camera guide: rather than just showing you what all the buttons do, this unique book teaches you how to use various Digital Rebel features to make great photographs. With The Canon Digital Rebel XSi Companion in your camera bag, you have the perfect field reference for taking stunning pictures of any occasion or place, any time. You get valuable creative tips and technical advice.

    • Computers

Nikon D5500 For Dummies


Author: Julie Adair King,King
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119102111
Category: Computers
Page: 352
View: 5961
Amazing photos are just a touch away with your Nikon D5500and For Dummies The Nikon D5500 is the ideal camera for the connectedgeneration. With WiFi connectivity and a touchscreen interface, itoffers all the convenience of a smartphone combined with the powerof a DSLR camera. Nikon D5500 For Dummies is the ultimatefull-color guide to your new camera, packed with all the tips,tricks, and know-how you need to start shooting with your NikonD5500. From using camera controls to exploring lens and flashoptions, working in auto modes to making the most of manualsettings, understanding exposure to adjusting color and focus, andeverything in between, this fun and easy resource has youcovered. Walk through the features of your Nikon D5500 and discoverwhat each camera control does Take your first photos in automatic mode, then work your way upto scene modes, priority modes, and manual settings Gain insight into exposure, lighting, composition, color,focus, and other digital photography basics Put your skills to work to shoot better portraits, actionshots, outdoor photos, and night images If you're ready to focus on your Nikon D5500 and all it can do,Nikon D5500 For Dummies is here to help!

Photo-Graphics: Exposure

An Infographic Guide to Photography
Author: David Taylor
Publisher: Ammonite Press
ISBN: 9781781452707
Category:
Page: 176
View: 5433
Photo-Graphics: Exposure looks behind the lens at the science of light, color, and lenses, and then applies this to the practical matters of such essentials as shutter speed, aperture, ISO, depth of field, metering, movement, histograms, exposure adjustment, and dynamic range. All the relevant information is presented in instantly engaging infographics that inform, illuminate, intrigue, and entertain, creating a unique guide to photographic technique that can be studied from start to finish or kept in the camera bag as a dip-in refresher course that s as exciting to the photographer s eye as it is essential to the photographer s craft."

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The Canon EOS Digital Rebel T1i/500D Companion


Author: Ben Long
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 059680363X
Category: Photography
Page: 304
View: 6522
Through easy-to-follow lessons, this handy book offers a complete class on digital photography, tailored specifically for people who use the Canon EOS Digital Rebel T1i/500D. This is not your typical camera guide: rather than just show you what all the buttons do, it teaches you how to use the Digital Rebel's features to make great photographs -- including professional-looking images of people, landscapes, action shots, close-ups, night shots, HD video, and more. With Ben Long's creative tips and technical advice, you have the perfect, camera-bag-friendly reference that will help you capture stunning pictures anywhere, anytime. The Canon EOS Digital Rebel T1i/500D Companion will show you how to: Take creative control and go beyond automatic settings Learn the basic rules of composition Capture decisive moments, including fast-moving objects Discover ways to use a flash indoors and outdoors Learn about different lenses, and the best time to use them Understand the options for shooting RAW, and whether it's right for you Use the Digital Rebel's ability to shoot high definition video

    • Philosophy

Camera Lucida

Reflections on Photography
Author: Roland Barthes
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780374521349
Category: Philosophy
Page: 119
View: 4854
"Examining the themes of presence and absence, the relationship between photography and theatre, history and death, these 'reflections on photography' begin as an investigation into the nature of photographs. Then, as Barthes contemplates a photograph of his mother as a child, the book becomes an exposition of his own mind."--Alibris.