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Nikon D7100 Experience

The Nikon D7100 experience is an e-book all about creating great photography with the Nikon D7100. Author Douglas J. Klostermann is a travel and culture photographer in Latin America and the USA. He has written popular guides on using the Nikon D600 and Canon EOS 5D mark III. This is his 15th e-book. The e-book begins by talking us through the components of the camera, and what it features, before going into taking control of your images. We are taken through the controls of the camera, ...

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...

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...

The Beginner's Photography Guide

The Beginner's Photography Guide is an ideal book for the complete novice wanting to get into digital photography more seriously. In traditional Dorling Kindersley style, the book is laid out very simply and reads very much like a traditional guide. Each section is split into introducing, explaining and applying sections, so that you understand what you're doing before you implement it, speeding up the learning process. The book begins by looking at equipment, and what different cameras ...

Michael Freeman's Photo School - Landscape

Michael Freeman's Photo School: Landscape is a detailed and informative book all about getting the best out of your landscape shots. The book begins with a few words on the theory of landscape photography and how it evolved, before going into what makes a good landscape shot, beginning with how important the sky is in a shot. As always in Freeman's series, this book introduces to a few students of landscape photography who submit photos to be commented on by Michael at the end of each mi...

Michael Freeman's Photo School - Street

Street is one of the latest books in Michael Freeman's growing Photo School collection. Past titles have included exposure, composition and black and white. Freeman seems to be moving away from techniques and on to genres of photography with these latest additions. The book begins introducing the student photographers that will have their images critiqued by Michael throughout, after completing mini challenges. It then moves on to look at techniques, and how different lenses will influen...

Surreal Photography: Creating the Impossible

Surreal Photography: Creating the Impossible is all about creating unique and thought provoking images, whatever camera equipment or software you use. The book begins by talking us through what surreal photography means, before going into the different types of cameras available and the pros of each for the creation of surreal images. It involves quite a detailed guide into each type of camera and how they work. The second chapter looks at phone-ography and compact cameras. It discusses ...

Shooting yourself

Shooting Yourself is a book all about creating self portraits with attitude. The book begins with a few words from author Haje Jan Kamps on why he likes self portrait photography, and how it's important to be yourself when it comes to photography. Everyone has different interpretations, and you should follow yours. The book then introduces lots of different artists who specialise in self portrait photography, and a few words on why the author likes them, before they each go into why they ...

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...

iPad For Digital Photographers

IPad for Digital Photographers is a guide on not only using your iPad for taking photos, but how it can be used in your day to day life as a photographer. Much smaller than a computer, an iPad can be ideal for processing images on the move, transferring them straight to the internet, and loads more. Author Derrick Story encourages us to move with technology and use it to our advantage, rather than living in the past. The book begins by looking at adding pictures to your iPad. We are shown...