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Learning To See Creatively

Learning To See Creatively is all about learning to see design, colour and composition in photography. Author Bryan Peterson wants you to learn how to 'see' properly, paying more attention to the everyday things around you and thinking how they can be made into a great image. The book begins by looking at how we see, and comparing human vision to camera vision. It explains how different focal lengths can shed a completely different view onto a scene and how you can change your angle to cr...

The Mobile Photographer

The Mobile Photographer is a book dedicated to using Android phones, tablets and Apps in a photography workflow. It's designed to guide you through the process of integrating Android devices into your workflow, and the book begins by looking at the different android devices available including phones and tablets, and how to go about choosing one. Next the book looks at mobile accessories, like keyboards for your tablet to make typing easier, cases, storage and supports. Productivity apps ...

Unravelling the Mysteries of the Little Black Box

Unravelling the Mysteries of the Little Black Box is an interactive ebook available for Mac and iPad. Designed like a graphic novel, the idea is quite simple - to teach a complete novice the basics of photography in bite-size chapters. The book begins with a little of the history of photography. There are elements in the book that require you to tap and slide to get extra information or scroll through images, adding a bit of fun to the conventional reading style. Next the book goes on ...

Mastering Exposure

Mastering Exposure claims to tell you all you need to know to take perfect images with any camera. The first chapter covers technical considerations, including the cameras and equipment necessary before going into an introduction to exposure. This covers everything from how an image is captured digitally to understanding histograms. Exposure values and the exposure triangle are also looked at in detail, before the book moves on to cover shutter speeds in more detail. How to deal with low...

30 Second Photography

30-Second Photography contains the 50 most thought provoking photographers, styles and techniques, each explained in half a minute. The book is split into 7 chapters; visual language, historical movements, capturing the image, composition, light & lighting, photographic theory and image processing and reproduction. This is a clever, well thought out book, with each double page spread consisting of a topic or photographer of particular note, discussed in 30 seconds worth of reading time. ...

Take Great Digital Photos In 24 Hours

Take Great Digital Pictures In 24 Hours is a book that claims anyone can better their photography in just 24 hours by reading it. Including over 300 professional techniques, and incorporating the LAP (Learn , Appreciate, Practice) system of learning, the book is essentially a complete digital photography course that can be undertaken in bite size chunks over the course of 24 hours. The book is broken up into 24 1 hour sections each comprising of a different area of photography to digest...

The Photographer's Master Guide To Colour

The Photographer's Master Guide To Colour is a book all about colour and colour theory, a subject of great importance in photography. The book will help you understand the art and science of colour theory and its relevance to photography, master specialised techniques to capitalise on unique colour situations as they appear, as well as how to compose with colour and arrange graphic elements so they are pleasing to the eye. The first chapter of the book is all about colour basics, and loo...

Instaphotographers 2014

Instaphotographers 2014 is a round-up of the best smartphone photographers currently using photography app Instagram. Immensely popular, Instagram has become a household name, and there is some stunning talent out there that solely use their smartphone for all types of photography, including digital art. This book pulls together selected photographers with a large following on Instagram, and looks at their work. For each artist, there are examples of their work along with some key stats a...

The Art of the Photograph - Essential Habits for Stronger Compositions

The Art of the Photograph by Art Wolfe and Rob Sheppard is an inspirational book all about how you can create stronger compositions in your images by becoming familiar with a few essential habits for making the process easier. The book begins with Art Wolfe telling the story of his life, and how he started off by painting, which can help you to visualise compositions that work better in photography. He explains that it's important to put your own slant on an image, whilst still drawing from...

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...