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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...

Creating Stylish and Sexy Photography

Creating Stylish and Sexy Photography is all about producing great glamour and flattering fashion images. Author Chris Nelson has been a professional photographer for many years, and received his Master photographer award from WPPI. The book begins with a few words about your potential client base and the many reasons women go for glamour and fashion shoots, before moving on to discuss what glamour photography actually is. It's all about what your subject wants and how they'd like to be ...

Digital Imaging for the Underwater Photographer

When I first came across this book my initial reaction was WHAT. Im not an underwater photographer and couldnt see why anyone would benefit from this over a typical digital photography guide, but as I turned the pages I soon began to see the benefits. This book written by two professional underwater journalists focuses on all the issues a diving photographer would have moving over to digital. It shows typical problems and how to correct them using Photoshop. You will learn how to remove backscat...

Direction and Quality of Light

Direction and Quality of Light is your guide to getting better portrait photography, anytime, anywhere. Author Neil van Niekerk begins by telling us a bit about what is good light and what is bad light, and how composition, lighting and mood can all add up to create the effect you want. Also discussed is the quality of light and how bouncing the flash can create a more flattering effect. The book looks at working with available light and using reflectors, as well as using your exposure m...

Don Gionnatti's guide to Professioanl Photography

Don Giannatti's Guide to Professional Photography is aimed at you achieving creative and financial success through your photography. The book is a mixture of Don's own tips and techniques, and 'meeting' other professional photographers that have made it big. Basically, this consists of a page of that photographer's best works. It is sandwiched in between two pages of one of Don's own chapters, breaking up the text and adding a bit of variety. Gionnatti covers everything from getting and ...

Figure Photography: Techniques for Digital Photographers

Figure Photography – Techniques for Digital Photographers is a book all about figure photography, from the history right through to techniques and ideas for posing. The book begins with fundamental techniques for figure photography, starting with location selection. You are encouraged to experiment, and take advantage of unexpected opportunities to make your photography stand out. Also looked at is privacy and permits, and adding props to your photos. Lighting and exposure is next to b...

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. ...

High Impact Portrait Photography

This book, written and illustrated by ex model and studio owner Lori Brystan, has many good examples of portrait photography with a difference. Its laid out in the usual Amherst Media Style Full page pic on one side and technique on the other making it quick to locate a style and read how it was created. Lori shares her ideas about posing and working with the models who could be babies, children or adults. Theres fashion, family, glamour and social examples with some superb tips that any portrai...

High School Senior Portrait Photography

High School Senior Portrait Photography is quite a specific book all about photographing teens in Senior school. Author Ellie Vayo has been in the business for years, and has focused on senior school photography for most of that time, making her the ideal guide for this subject. The book begins with business basics, getting your name known and spreading the message about your work. Ellie explains that volunteering your skills is important as a starting point. The book next looks at marke...

Just Available Light: Techniques For Digital Photographers

Just Available Light: Techniques for Digital Photographers is all about getting the best out of your photos using just the available light around you. Rod and Robin Deutschmann believe that passion and creativity are the key to capturing great images with natural light, and promote the use of manual settings, to put you firmly in control of all the settings. The book begins by looking at what available light is, and how the direction, colour, and whether it's hard or soft light will affe...