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Behind The Image: Research In Photography is the third book in the creative photography series. It is a comprehensive and well thought out guide to how to put together an effective portfolio, and talks the reader through the process very effectively. It begins right at the beginning with a chapter on how to begin researching your project, and goes right through to what the impact of your research will be in the wider world. Once you have planned your research, the book goes into detail o...
OK, just so we can be clear from the start, this book has nothing to do with becoming an evil photographer in the sense that you want to take over the world and not be nice to anyone any more. What it does mean is you'll become better at using mirrorless cameras also known as Electronic-Viewfinder-Interchangeable-Lens (EVIL for short). There's a lot to work through in this book with a wealth of information covering various aspects of EVIL photography. It begins by telling the reader what an ...
There doesn't seem to be much middle ground when it comes to HDR as people will either love it or hate it. However, in the latest revised edition of David Nightingale's book, all based around the use and application of HDR, even those who say they dislike it may soon be warming to the idea of using this technique in some of the work they produce once they've read a few pages. The book is full of excellent, practical examples of how HDR, when used correctly, can work and help the photographer...
Social media is all around us these days and has many business functions, so if you haven't got involved already you really need to. If you've tried social media and haven't been able to get to grips with it, don't know where to begin, feel that you have nothing interesting to say or have social media accounts and have no idea what to do with them, then this book is for you. Aimed specifically at photographers it acts as a guide to marketing yourself and/or promoting your business, the 21st C...
Aimed at students, enthusiasts, semi and pro level photographers this guide covers every detail. A lot of attention has been given to this book and the quality shows. The authors are regularly involved in photography shoots in their own professional careers so their knowledge is nothing short of expert. This extensive guide takes the reader right from writing the brief to post production with every consideration in between, dealing with clients, crew, set-ups, kit and much more. The book ...
This book is a practical guide to sport photography and the chief of sport photography, Andy Hooper at the Daily Mail, acts as the perfect mentor leading the reader through every aspect. The focus of this book is on the London 2012 Olympics and using his knowledge of previous Olympic projects, Hooper sets out a clear and comprehensive methods to capture that perfect moment. After the introduction, Hooper breaks down the guide into 6 main chapters headings which are, Photographing Key Events, ...
From cover to cover this book is visually interesting and packed full of excellent examples of photography. It has an interesting angle as the author, Michael Freeman, has chosen to fill the pages of his latest title with the work of others of which he's then commented / shared his thoughts on. He explains what makes the images work and gives a real insight in to how you can learn from simply admiring other people's work. It's well written, the images are of a decent size and the layout make...
The Complete Guide To Digital Photography is a rather heavy book that's weighed down with pages and pages of extremely useful photography tips and advice. It's a great guide for a beginner to have on their shelves but it shouldn't be overlooked by the more experienced photographer either as there's so much crammed into this book, we're sure they'll be the odd tutorial or two you've not seen before. The book begins by talking you through various essential pieces of photography kit and it ...
This field guide, which is designed to fit in your camera bag, takes a more in-depth look at the settings your camera offers and also offers a few other shooting tips. It's easy to read, simple to follow and gives examples on how you can get the most out of your camera. It's not an exciting read that will have you waiting in anticipation for the next page but it is worth a look at if you're a new Canon EOS Rebel T3i/600D owner.
This is not the most exciting book you'll ever read, however it does give plenty of information about the Canon EOS Rebel T3/1100D. Think of it as an extended manual that also offers tips and techniques. It uses large text which is written in paragraphs that are easy to follow thanks to the use of headings and images throughout. As the book is small it can be placed in your camera bag, making it perfect for taking out on shoots with you when you're still learning about your new camera. I...