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Lightroom 4: Streamlining Your Digital Photography Workflow

For those who are new to Lightroom it can be difficult knowing exactly where to start and this is when a tutorial style book, such as this one, comes in handy. It's a clear, comprehensive guide (more like a detailed manual actually) that covers, in detail, what Lightroom has to offer. Explanations are easy to understand and the book is easy to work through thanks to its simple layout. Everything is in sections which are then separated by headings and although there really isn't that ...

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 FAQs

Lightroom's a popular piece of software so it stands to reason there a few books on the market that feature Lightroom as their focus of topic. Most software books have a standard layout which uses screengrabs, instructions and a similar method for working through topics, however this title by Stan Sholik stands out from the crowd. Why does it do this? Well there are 365 questions (feel free to take a look at one each day of the year if you wish!) that are each answered on a separate page so ...

101 Top Tips For Black and White Digital Photography

101 Top Tips for Black and White Digital Photography is a well organised and easy to follow book about converting and taking good black and white images in a digital age. The book mainly focuses on turning your existing photos into black and white images, and how this can be more complicated than you think. There are many different ways to turn a photograph black and white, and this book gives you 101 tips on doing this successfully using an image editing software. You are encouraged to u...

Flash Photography

Flash Photography is a detailed book that covers studio and location techniques for digital photographers. Covered in detail is using various different flash methods, and making sure that you have all the avenues for flash covered. The book begins by talking us through the importance of lighting in our photos. How you use flash can greatly effect the outcome of your photo, and author Barry Staver talks us through clearly how different types of lighting and flash can affect your image. ...

The Flash Stick

The Flash Stick is a book all about how to best utilise the effects of the flask stick in your photography. The flash stick is a long pole with a flash unit on the end, which allows you to light the shot from a different angle without investing in free standing lighting. It can be retracted, so is easy to store in a large bag. The book first begins by taking us through the essentials of shooting with a flash stick, including what camera modes to use and how different apertures and shutter...

On-Camera Flash - Techniques for Digital Wedding and Portrait Photography

On-Camera Flash – Techniques for Digital Wedding and Portrait Photography is a detailed and easy to follow book that covers two very popular areas of photography. Neil van Niekerk has tried to make the book as easy to follow as possible, without using the technical jargon that can confuse newcomers to the subject. We are taken through some essential concepts of on camera flash, and a little guidance on equipment, before looking at exposure metering in your photos. Examples of what the sa...

Available Light Glamour Photography

Available Light Glamour Photography is a book more about how to light the shots than the models themselves. The book begins with author Joe Farace talking us through why you should use available light. He comes up with three main answers; it�s cheap, less stressful for the models and fast to �set up�. It will save you buying loads of expensive studio equipment, which can only be a good thing. Farace explains the different temperatures of light, and the effects they have on a photo,...

Master Posing Guide For Portrait Photographers

The Master Posing Guide for Portrait Photographers covers everything the portrait photographer needs to know. JD Wacker begins by re-iterating the importance of letting the subject’s personality shine through in portrait photography, as the shots should reveal something about them. He then goes on to tell us some dos and don’ts of portrait photography, right from the start of beginning research, all the way through to after the shoot and post production. Wacker’s experience shines throug...

Lensbaby: Bending Your Perspective

Lensbaby: Bending your perspective opens your eyes to the wide world of Lensbaby lenses, and introduces you to new tips and techniques if you have already discovered Lensbabies. The Lensbaby is a versatile and innovative invention that bends and moves to create unique off centre focusing points and lovely bokeh. This book starts at the very beginning, by introducing you to the various different Lensbabies and their properties. There are five different Lensbaby lenses, Composer, Composer Pro,...

Creative Photography: 52 More Weekend Projects

Creative Photography: 52 More Weekend Projects is designed to keep you busy for a year with creative photography ideas that everyone who has a passion for photography can have a go at. Creative Photography gives you the ideas for the images, and then talks you through how to achieve them step by step, whether it be focus stacking to create a brilliant perfectly clear image or learning the secret of levitation, the book shows you how to do it all. There is a nice mix of physical technique...