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: 7917

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.

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: 3709

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.

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: 6408


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: 3020

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.

Understanding Shutter Speed

Author: Bryan Peterson

Publisher: Amphoto Books

ISBN: 0817400214

Category: Photography

Page: 160

View: 2058

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.

Complete Photography

Understand cameras to take, edit and share better photos

Author: Chris Gatcum

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1781574944

Category: Photography

Page: 400

View: 4047

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

Understanding Exposure

How to Shoot Great Photographs With Any Camera

Author: Bryan Peterson

Publisher: Random House LLC

ISBN: 0817439390

Category: Photography

Page: 176

View: 2569

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 Beginner's Photography Guide

Author: N.A

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 146541634X

Category: Photography

Page: 192

View: 6988

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.

Bryan Peterson's Understanding Photography Field Guide

Author: Bryan Peterson

Publisher: Amphoto Books

ISBN: 0817400192

Category: Photography

Page: 400

View: 948

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.

Your Child in Pictures

The Parents' Guide to Photographing Your Toddler and Child from Age One to Ten

Author: Koh, Me Ra

Publisher: Amphoto Books

ISBN: 0823086194

Category: Photography

Page: 144

View: 484

Photography tips for moms and dads on how to take everyday portraits of children Celebrated photographer and best-selling author Me Ra Koh provides step-by-step instruction on photographing your family and taking pictures of your child. As a companion book to Your Baby in Pictures, Your Child in Pictures helps you learn to capture your child's special moments with 40 beautiful “photo recipes” that anyone can do, with any camera. From first haircuts to first days of school, from snuggly teddy bears to favorite dress-up clothes, the toddler and childhood years are full of precious days that disappear all too soon. What parent doesn’t yearn to freeze the memory of their 2-year-old’s chubby cheeks, or their 6-year-old’s toothless grin? From the Trade Paperback edition.

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: 6717

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.

Beyond Portraiture

Author: Bryan Peterson

Publisher: Amphoto Books

ISBN: 0817400273

Category: Photography

Page: 160

View: 7533

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.

Digital Photography Beyond the Camera

Expert Photoshop and Digital Know-how for Top-quality Images and Prints

Author: Ian Farrell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780715325599

Category: Adobe Photoshop

Page: 144

View: 8781

This guide demonstrates expert techniques to help make the best of your photography as well as step-by-step tutorials in achieving the most commonly encountered digital manipulations. It is illustrated with a mixture of fresh and original photographs, with a focus on positive results and how to achieve them.

Nikon D5500 For Dummies

Author: Julie Adair King,King

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119102111

Category: Computers

Page: 352

View: 8214

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!

Bryan Peterson's Understanding Composition Field Guide

How to See and Photograph Images with Impact

Author: Bryan F. Peterson

Publisher: Amphoto Books

ISBN: 0770433081

Category: Photography

Page: 288

View: 4002

Learn to “see” more compelling images with this on-the-go field guide from Bryan Peterson! What makes an image amazing? Believe it or not, it is not about the content. What makes a photo compelling is the arrangement of that content—in other words, its composition. The right composition gives your images impact and emotion; the wrong one leaves them flat. In this handy, take-anywhere guide, renowned photographer, instructor, and bestselling author Bryan Peterson frees amateur photographers from the prejudices of what is “beautiful” or “ugly” so that they can instead focus on color, line, light, and pattern. Get the tools you need to show your distinct voice and point of view in every image you shoot. With this guide in your camera bag, you’ll be equipped not only to “see” beautiful images but to successfully shoot them each and every time. Also available as an ebook

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: 9896


Creative Digital Photography

52 Weekend Projects

Author: Chris Gatcum

Publisher: Ilex Press

ISBN: 9781905814619

Category: Image processing

Page: 165

View: 1357

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.

The Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS/1000D Companion

Author: Ben Long

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 0596154526

Category: Photography

Page: 288

View: 4774

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.

The Art, Science, and Craft of Great Landscape Photography

Author: Glenn Randall

Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.

ISBN: 1457189038

Category: Photography

Page: 240

View: 2015

The Art, Science, and Craft of Great Landscape Photography teaches photographers how to convert their visual peak experiences-moments of extraordinary natural beauty that evoke a sense of wonder and awe-into stunning images that elicit the same awestruck emotion in their viewers. Randall is an experienced wilderness photographer, and whether you want to venture into the mountains for once-in-a-lifetime shots of raw nature, or simply hone your landscape photography skills from the safety of your back deck, Randall explains the art, science and craft of creating astounding images.Randall begins by focusing on the art of landscape photography. He describes his three-step process for composing a photograph and shows how good composition is an organic process that begins with rules but ultimately transcends them. Randall then explores the science behind successful landscape photographs, which requires understanding key concepts from geography, optics, vision, and psychology. These concepts include: Understanding how the position of the sun at sunrise and sunset varies throughout the year, which will help you plan when and where to shoot. Understanding optics to predict where rainbows will appear, how polarizers will interact with reflections, and where to find spectacular light. Understanding how to use topographic maps and computerized mapping tools to help you find the most promising shooting locations in the wilderness. Understanding how our visual system analyzes images and the psychology of how we view art. These insights will help you produce successful photographs. Exposure is a central aspect of the craft of landscape photography, and Randall tackles the challenges of this topic from every angle-from tips on calculating exposures in the field, to achieving correct exposure in high-contrast lighting situations, to the best digital darkroom techniques.Great landscape photography can be mastered with practice and by applying the techniques taught in this book. The Art, Science, and Craft of Great Landscape Photography is intended for those who already understand the basics of photography and who are ready to master the finer nuances of creating magnificent landscape photographs. Foreword by Reid Callanan Director, Santa Fe Photographic Workshops