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Social Photography

Social Photography is a book all about making your smartphone photos stand out from the rest. Author Daniela Bowker is an established photoblogger and has the knowledge you'll need to get set up in the online world. The book begins with a few words about what smartphoneography is and how social networking changed how we share photos, before going in to the main social networks used for photo blogging, how they work and what makes them special, along with what types of photo you should s...

Afghanistan On The Bounce

Afghanistan On The Bounce follows photographer Robert L Cunningham as he is embedded with the US army in Afghanistan. Although it doesn't mention much about the actual techniques of photography, the images taken by Cunningham speak volumes about the way of life, and the hardships of the soldiers placed there. Right from leaving your family to go to war, Cunningham captures it all, and helps you to try and understand what it's like a be a modern day soldier. Some of the images are qui...

Capturing Light: The Heart Of Photography

Capturing Light: The Heart Of Photography is the latest book from renowned photographer Michael Freeman. The book allows you to get behind the scenes of Michael's working process, and see how stunning photos are taken from concept to capture. The first chapter is entitled 'Waiting', and looks in great detail at all the different types of lighting a photographer can expect to find when shooting in the field, no matter where in the world they may be. First basics such as timing the sun...

500 Poses For Photographing Infants And Toddlers

Photographing Infants and Toddlers is quite a niche area of photography, and this book is a visual sourcebook for digital portrait photographers. Basically, the book is filled with images of babies and young children, to give you an idea of the poses that work well for each age group. Images incorporating the parents are also included, and explained is how you can use parents or siblings as a kind of prop or support for the child in the photo. At the back of the book there is a small sec...

Photographing Families

Photographing Families is a practical guide to using natural light, flash, posing and more to create professional images. It features quick lessons for posing, lighting and more for easy learning, and includes lots of different photo scenarios to enable you to photograph just about any family effectively. The book features each different scenario over a two page spread, showing how you could pose the family, and take a variety of images whilst also sharing information about the settings ...

Professional HDR Photography

Professional HDR Photography covers everything you could possibly want to know about capturing, processing and creating HDR photos. It includes optimal camera settings, solutions for subject motion, HDR panoramics, and how to create portrait, still life and landscape HDR images. The book also includes the opportunity to download free practise files, to help aid you in the learning process. Author Mark Chen is an Adobe Certified Expert, and guides you through everything you need to know a...

Shooting Shallow

Shooting Shallow is the latest e-Book by Northern Irish photographer David Cleland. In this e-Book, he sets out to better inform us about shallow depth of field in photography, from the theory behind the different settings to the practical skills of taking good photos using the lower f/ numbers and creating stunning bokeh to boot. The book is split into four main sections; knowing the concepts of shooting shallow, knowing your camera, learning how to take better shots through practise an...

The Ilex Introduction To Photography

The Ilex Introduction To Photography is a guide to everything you need to shoot, edit and share great digital photos. It is designed to help you capture the moment every time, no matter what camera you have. Author Haje Jan Kamps spells out right from the start that you don't necessarily need the top end expensive kit or a 'natural talent and good eye' to become a great photographer. With the right knowledge under your belt, you can capture great images. The book then looks at the differ...

The Photographer's Guide To The Lake District

The Photographer's Guide To The Lake District is a definitive guide to all the great photographic destinations in the Lake District, of which there are a lot. The Lake District is renowned as a British beauty spot, and so it's not surprising that so many flock to the Lakes on a regular basis for photographic purposes. The book is split into sections, and each section covers a different area of the lake district, from Ambleside and Windermere to Grasmere and Rydal water, and everywhere in...

Commercial Photographer's Master Lighting Guide

Commercial Photographer's Master Lighting Guide by Robert Morrissey aims to de-mystify and simplify commercial photographic lighting. The book begins with the basics, looking at the different kinds of light available and what effect they will have on your image. Also looked at is exposure, aperture and shutter speed, and reading your histogram correctly to get a true to life lighting representation. Next, looked at is equipment, different types of camera, lighting, modifiers and studio e...