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Photographing The Lake District

Photographing The Lake District is a full and comprehensive guide to shooting in one of the most beautiful places in the UK. The book is split into the different areas of the lakes, much like a guide book, making it really easy to find your destination, or indeed to find one that you like the look of to explore. There is also a detailed technique section at the back of the book. At the beginning of the book, there is an introduction to the area, and the Lake District National Park, along...

The Street Photographer's Manual

The Street Photographer's Manual is a book designed to aid your knowledge of street photography by showing you inspirational images of street photography and giving you handy tips and hints on how to improve your work. From the outset, author David Gibson explains that he was put off by the technical side of photography when learning about it, and rather learnt more quickly by studying images he liked and trying to emulate them. He explains that everyone has an opinion on photography, and th...

Photographing People Like A Pro

Photographing People Like A Pro is a guide to digital portrait photography, available in a handy e-Book. The original hardback and paperback has also been completely updated and revised with new images and lots more text. Beginning with an introduction to what makes a good portrait image, Rod explains that anyone can take a portrait image, but it's the elements within the image and the personality of the person that needs to shine through in order for your portraits to work. The book look...

Take Great Digital Photos In 24 Hours

Take Great Digital Pictures In 24 Hours is a book that claims anyone can better their photography in just 24 hours by reading it. Including over 300 professional techniques, and incorporating the LAP (Learn , Appreciate, Practice) system of learning, the book is essentially a complete digital photography course that can be undertaken in bite size chunks over the course of 24 hours. The book is broken up into 24 1 hour sections each comprising of a different area of photography to digest...

Beauty In Decay

Beauty In Decay is a title featuring beautiful images by several photographers of abandoned places all over the world. Sometimes called urban exploration, the genre of photography here is sometimes seen as controversial, as a lot of the places photographed are supposedly off limits to the general public. But in this book, we see a different side to these often dank, rotting abandoned places. We see beauty in their decay, through these photos, a lot of which are really visually stunning, ...

Soviet Ghosts

Soviet Ghosts is a compelling and interesting book that grants you an insight into an area of the world you'll most likely never get to visit – the abandoned buildings and places of the Soviet Union. The photos contained in this book are thought provoking and spooky. There are images of hospitals, old school gyms, and abandoned homes, theatres and public spaces that are in a dire state of disrepair. In each chapter of the book, the photographer gives a brief outline of the trip, why th...

The Photographer's Master Guide To Colour

The Photographer's Master Guide To Colour is a book all about colour and colour theory, a subject of great importance in photography. The book will help you understand the art and science of colour theory and its relevance to photography, master specialised techniques to capitalise on unique colour situations as they appear, as well as how to compose with colour and arrange graphic elements so they are pleasing to the eye. The first chapter of the book is all about colour basics, and loo...

Memory City

Memory city is a book covering photographer Alex Webb's journey across Rochester, New York. With his last rolls of the now discontinued Kodak Kodachrome film, he took images of Rochester, New York in what may be the last days of film as we know it. Kodachrome used to be a vibrant colour film, that can now only be processed as black and white. The resulting images have a weathered quality, like the fading memories of the film era. Along with the black and white images, Alex also took...

Shooting Models

Shooting Models is a book with tips, techniques and testimony from both the photographers and the models. This is a complete guide to the modelling process, from finding a model and building a profile to casting and approaching agencies with your work. It then goes on to cover different types of shoot, posing tips, shooting beauty images and lighting techniques. It also covers how to relax situations where the model is uncomfortable or shy, and how to maintain control of the shot when wo...

The Citizen Journalist's Photography Handbook

The Citizen Journalist's Photography Handbook is written by the author of the 'Photography is not a crime' blog, and aims to guide you through how citizen journalism works in the modern age, as well as telling you your rights as a photographer. Citizen journalism is a photography type on the rise, with most of the population now carrying smartphones that have quick access to social media websites, meaning millions more of us can contribute images of public issues in our own communities. ...