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Photographic Lighting

Photographic Lighting is a compact and informative guide to lighting in photography. The first chapter looks at the basics of flash, bringing your attention to the different temperatures of light and how different flash strengths will affect the look of the overall shot. It also looks at flash gels, which will affect the temperature and colour of the light given out. The second chapter looks at on camera flash equipment. It covers diffusion panels for your flash, and how tilting and rota...

Digital Image Editing and Special Effects

Digital Image Editing and Special Effects is a title by Michael Freeman, a seasoned pro in all things photography. This book is all about mastering the key techniques of Photoshop and Lightroom. It covers Software tools and techniques, image enhancement, image retouching and special effects. Freeman provides a compact and easy to follow guide on editing your images in the most popular software packages out there today. He talks us through all the basic edits that you might want to mak...

blogging for photographers

Blogging for photographers is an in depth guide to becoming a successful online photography blogger. Author Jolie O'Dell encourages bloggers to showcase their creativity and build and audience through blogging. Blogging can lead to a whole host of things, including being able to earn money from your blog and advertising with top names in the field. The first chapter looks at the basics of blogging, with what hardware you'll need to be able to get your photos online. Covered are what skill...

The Wildlife Photography Workshop

The Wildlife Photography Workshop is full of beautiful and inspiring photos of all different types of wildlife right from the beginning. Written in the style of a workshop, the book is easy to follow and provides everything you need to know about wildlife photography. The book begins with a chapter on what equipment will be necessary, talking us through the different types of lenses available and what features they bring to the table. There is also a section on useful accessories for your sh...

Posing For Portrait and Glamour Photography

Posing For Glamour And Portrait Photography is all about getting the best out of your models and the camera. It begins by taking us through the basics of posing, and some simple dos and don'ts. If the posing is bad, then it can ruin a photo, says author Joe Farace. He uses before and after shots to show us how shots will look better when correctly posed. Also covered is what can distract from a photo as well as well as add to it, for example use of over bright jewellery can take attentio...

Photographing Dogs

Photographing dogs is a book all about how to get the best out of dog photography. Aimed at professional digital photographers, the book assumes you have some background knowledge of photography, and have studio facilities that are dog friendly to be able to shoot in. The book begins with how you should gradually ease into the canine market, and re-iterates that you should never fully lose touch with the human client, as of course these will be the main source of income for your business....

Backgrounds and Backdrops - A Portrait Photographer's Guide

Backdrops and Backgrounds is a book dedicated to teaching portrait photographers what backgrounds will work best with which shots. We are first taught about different materials that can be used for backdrops, and the benefits and drawbacks of them – mainly to do with the amount they'll crease. Then the book looks at painted and printed backdrops, before moving on to paper backdrops that will create a flawless look, and flooring and floor drops. We then learn how to create a pure white ...

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...