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Painting With Light: Lighting and Photoshop Techniques for Photographers

Painting With Light is an innovative and unique book about using light images to create stunning photos of landscapes, objects and people. Using a combination of natural and studio lighting, and sometimes photoshop effects, creating images by painting with the light is a rewarding, although sometimes time consuming technique. Author Eric Curry has been a professional photographer for over 30 years, and specialises in photographing still life objects. He gets a fulfillment out of photogra...

Tabletop Photography

Tabletop Photography is the latest in a line of helpful and innovative books from rockynook. Tabletop photography is something that everyone can have a go at, and this book talks you through a number of ways that you can create brilliant tabletop photography images without breaking the bank in the process. A tabletop studio is a great place for photographers to experiment and perfect some key skills such as macro and close up photography, and using the correct lighting to compliment a sc...

The Long Exposure

The Long Exposure is a specialist ebook on long exposure photography. Author David Cleland runs the FixelPix website, which is a reportage photography website. He is an experienced photographer who sees long exposure photos as the most relaxing form of image capture. He obviously loves what he does. The Long Exposure is full of stunning images from the British coast, displaying David's skill at capturing silky smooth seas using long exposures. The ebook starts at the very beginning, ...

Food Photography For Bloggers

Food Photography for Bloggers is one of a series of titles in the Focus On series from Focal Press. Written by top food photographer Matt Armendariz, this book is mouth watering all the way through. Matt's blog, MattBites, is one of the best 50 food blogs in the world. Being a good food blogger is all about having appetising looking images, and so Matt talks us through every step of getting your photos spot on. Starting at the very beginning, Matt goes through the history of food pho...

Night & Low Light Phorography

Night and Low Light Photography is a guide to taking shots when lighting isn't so good. More than just a book, this guide provides you with various tools to help you, including a fold out grey card and wallet sized push out reference cards to help you adjust settings to your needs quickly and effectively with great results. This extended version has everything in it that you could possibly need to know about low light photography. It starts off by looking at that all important photography...

The Sony SLT-A77: The Unofficial Quintessential Guide

As a long-time Sony SLT-A55 user and recent Sony SLT-A77 purchaser, I know the complexity of both cameras and I also know the deficiencies of Sony camera manuals. The manuals, more or less, cover the capabilities of the cameras, but make many assumptions about the knowledge level of the camera users. Perhaps, more important, the manual writers assume all purchasers of Sony cameras have the same familiarity with both digital photography and camera technology. Of course, that’s far from the realit...

The Digital Photography Handbook

The Digital Photography Handbook has been a best seller in the UK, and this version is now fully updated to include the latest developments in digital technology. This book is the perfect accompaniment for any photographer looking to learn more about photography as a whole. It starts from the very beginning, looking at digital cameras and their features before looking at different types of camera available to help you choose what is right for you. The book then provides a guide to simple ...

Fashion Photography 101

Fashion Photography 101 is written by Lara Jade, a fashion photographer who started showcasing her photos on ePHOTOzine a few years ago. She is now a big name in the fashion photography circle, and this book shares her knowledge of the genre with you. The book is marketed as 'A complete course for new fashion photographers', and it does not let the reader down. It starts with the very basics – equipment. To be a good fashion photographer, you need to have the right equipment to create tho...

The Rules Of Photography And When To Break Them

The Rules Of Photography And When To Break Them is a very informative book that challenges the general rules of photography. The book starts off by going through some basic photography techniques, from which type of camera to choose through to how to get the best exposure, before going into the rules and how they can be broken to create some great photos. This book is great because it not only tells you how to take great photos using the rules, but also covers how to break the rule and st...

20/20 vision

2020 vision is not strictly a book about photography. It is a book concerning the conservation of key wildlife habitats all over the UK. It is, in essence, a magnificent collection of some of the best wildlife photography you have ever seen in one book. It tells the story of 20 flagship projects across the UK aiming to preserve and conserve key wildlife habitats all over the UK. The book is ordered into sections, from woodland and forests, to peat bogs and salt marshes. Each section feat...