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Just Available Light: Techniques for Digital Photographers is all about getting the best out of your photos using just the available light around you.
Rod and Robin Deutschmann believe that passion and creativity are the key to capturing great images with natural light, and promote the use of manual settings, to put you firmly in control of all the settings.
The book begins by looking at what available light is, and how the direction, colour, and whether it's hard or soft light will affect the outcome of your images. Explained in detail is why manual mode is so important in helping you to get the photos you want, before looking at exposure settings in different situations, including sections on ISO, shutter speed and aperture, and also taking control of depth of field with depth of field preview.
Also looked at are white balance, contrast and saturation, all factors that will make or break an image. Each section features several images an an explanation as to why they turned out differently. This allows you to learn about what will work and what won't while reading.
The book covers creating mood in your images, using polarizing filters to improve images and grad filters to improve balance between light and dark areas. Using a flash stick and reflectors is looked at, as well as taking night time images and black and white conversions.
Overall, Just Available Light will help you to create better photos while using manual mode, and provides plenty of pictures for you to see how shots were improved by manipulating the natural light to behave how you want it to.