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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...

Build Your Own Pinhole Cameras

Build Your Own Pinhole Cameras is a great little book that includes everything you'll need to create your own pinhole cameras, and images. It comes with a CD ROM pre-loaded with camera designs that you can print out and build yourself. They vary from 'Pinolta' to 'Holeiflex' and many more. The book begins by introducing pinhole photography and explains what it is and how it came about. It then moves on to discuss what's on the included disk, and talks users through how to find the camera...

Bryan Peterson's Exposure Solutions

Bryan Peterson's Exposure Solutions looks at the most common photography problems with exposure and how to solve them. Bryan Peterson explains that there is a key difference between what your camera says is the right exposure, and what is the creatively correct exposure. Your camera may tell you what it thinks is right, but you might want to achieve a different effect, and so the book takes us on a journey of how to master exposure in almost any situation. The first chapter discusses ho...

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...

Beautiful Beasties: A Creative Guide to Modern Pet Photography

Beautiful Beasties: A Creative Guide to Modern Pet Photography is quite a large title that tells you everything you could possibly need to know about pet photography. Author Jamie Pflughoeft wrote the book for 'passionate hobbyists and professional pet photographers alike' so, whether you photograph pets as a job, or you simply can't get enough of the medium, then this book is for you. It is very much a guide book, and is set out a lot like a school text book, with the addition of lots o...

Great Photos - Simple Cameras

Great Photos Simple cameras is a book all about lomography cameras, film cameras, and simple digital cameras, that can still take great images despite their age or status. The book goes through different types of cameras in turn, showing the reader loads of fantastic images that the camera has taken. Bernd Daub is a very knowledgeable author, and he guides us through the cameras, introducing them, giving us a case history, and explaining just why they are still so great. The book cover...

The New Street Photographer's Manifesto

The New Street Photographer's Manifesto is a handy and informative guide to street photography, no matter what camera you may have. The introduction makes a point that the book can be used by anyone to take great street shots, as it is more about the technique than the equipment. The book also brings your attention to the various safety aspects for street photography, and the importance of knowing cultural norms when travelling to avoid getting into unnecessary scrapes. Street photograph...

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...