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Photographing Shadow And Light

Photographing Shadow And Light is an insight into the dramatic lighting techniques of portrait photographer Joey Lawrence. At just 23 years old, Joey is one of the best young talents out there today. He has photographed a lot of top names in the music business, ranging from rockers Panic! At The Disco to gangster rappers G Unit. In this book, he explains all about how he sets up the lighting in his shots for a whole range of different portfolios and projects. Joey tells us how he first s...

The Panasonic GH3 Menu System Simplified

The Panasonic GH3 Menu System Simplified is an ebook all about how to navigate and use your Panasonic GH3 effectively. The GH3 is quite a complicated camera to navigate at times, and Author David Thorpe aims to make it easier to understand for new owners. David admits that he isn't a video expert, and so focuses only on the still photography aspects of the camera. The ebook basically goes through all the different menus and modes available on the camera, and explains in a comprehensive wa...

Viveza: The Secret To Creating Breathtaking Photography

Viveza: The Secret to Creating Breathtaking Photography is a book all about using NIK Viveza software to adjust your images. Viveza can only be used as a plugin to Photoshop and Lightroom, so you'll need one of these to be able to use it. Robin Whalley shows a clear passion for photography and a will to teach his vast knowledge to other photography lovers wanting to learn more. Robin talks us through in great detail what the different aspects of Viveza will do to your images, especia...

Photography Business Secrets: The Savvy Photographer's Guide to Sales, Marketing, and More

Photography Business Secrets: The Savvy Photographer's Guide to Sales, Marketing, and More is an ideal book to take a look at if you are thinking of becoming, or have recently become, a professional photographer earning money from your work. Lara White is a recognised figure in photography business education, having been a professional photographer for several years before turning her attention to helping other photographers master the business side of the job. The book starts right at t...

The Panasonic Lumix LX5: How to Achieve Exceptional Image Quality

The Panasonic Lumix LX5: How to Achieve Exceptional Image Quality is an ebook for experienced and advanced photographers looking to take their photography skills with the Lumix LX5 to the next level. Author Robin Whalley explains from the beginning that this eBook is designed for photographers wanting to take their work to the next level with RAW files, filters and using post production software to enable them to create stunning A3 sized prints of their images. Whalley looks at all aspects...

How to Avoid and Remove Image Noise with Nik Dfine 2

How to Avoid and Remove Image Noise with Nik Dfine 2 is a very specific ebook by photography enthusiast Robin Whalley. The ebook is very useful for those looking to better their images through minimising and eliminating noise in their photos where possible. Whalley begins by talking us through what noise actually is, so that we can understand how it occurs in camera and what factors will affect it. Whalley explains well the basic facts about noise, and what can be done to avoid it. The m...

Black And White Photography Field Guide

The Black And White Photography Field Guide is a compact and easy to carry book that is designed to be used out on the shoot. Photography maestro Michael Freeman has produced many great photography books, and this one is no different. The book starts off with a chapter on the black and white tradition, covering the history of photography, and leading on to the photographer's choice between black and white, structure and tonal nuance of black and white photography. Freeman then moves on t...

Beyond Auto Mode: A Guide To Taking Control of Your Photography

Beyond Auto Mode: A Guide To Taking Control Of Your Photography is an extremely useful book that talks you through how to use your DSLR, mirrorless or advanced compact effectively without leaving it in auto mode. Author Jennifer Bebb aims to make you so competent with your camera that you stop relying on post processing techniques to make your photos look the way you want them to in camera. Cameras these days are capable of much more than they used to be, and just being able to use yours pro...

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 ...