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The Flash Stick

The Flash Stick is a book all about how to best utilise the effects of the flask stick in your photography. The flash stick is a long pole with a flash unit on the end, which allows you to light the shot from a different angle without investing in free standing lighting. It can be retracted, so is easy to store in a large bag. The book first begins by taking us through the essentials of shooting with a flash stick, including what camera modes to use and how different apertures and shutter...

On-Camera Flash - Techniques for Digital Wedding and Portrait Photography

On-Camera Flash – Techniques for Digital Wedding and Portrait Photography is a detailed and easy to follow book that covers two very popular areas of photography. Neil van Niekerk has tried to make the book as easy to follow as possible, without using the technical jargon that can confuse newcomers to the subject. We are taken through some essential concepts of on camera flash, and a little guidance on equipment, before looking at exposure metering in your photos. Examples of what the sa...

Available Light Glamour Photography

Available Light Glamour Photography is a book more about how to light the shots than the models themselves. The book begins with author Joe Farace talking us through why you should use available light. He comes up with three main answers; it�s cheap, less stressful for the models and fast to �set up�. It will save you buying loads of expensive studio equipment, which can only be a good thing. Farace explains the different temperatures of light, and the effects they have on a photo,...

Master Posing Guide For Portrait Photographers

The Master Posing Guide for Portrait Photographers covers everything the portrait photographer needs to know. JD Wacker begins by re-iterating the importance of letting the subject’s personality shine through in portrait photography, as the shots should reveal something about them. He then goes on to tell us some dos and don’ts of portrait photography, right from the start of beginning research, all the way through to after the shoot and post production. Wacker’s experience shines throug...

Lensbaby: Bending Your Perspective

Lensbaby: Bending your perspective opens your eyes to the wide world of Lensbaby lenses, and introduces you to new tips and techniques if you have already discovered Lensbabies. The Lensbaby is a versatile and innovative invention that bends and moves to create unique off centre focusing points and lovely bokeh. This book starts at the very beginning, by introducing you to the various different Lensbabies and their properties. There are five different Lensbaby lenses, Composer, Composer Pro,...

Creative Photography: 52 More Weekend Projects

Creative Photography: 52 More Weekend Projects is designed to keep you busy for a year with creative photography ideas that everyone who has a passion for photography can have a go at. Creative Photography gives you the ideas for the images, and then talks you through how to achieve them step by step, whether it be focus stacking to create a brilliant perfectly clear image or learning the secret of levitation, the book shows you how to do it all. There is a nice mix of physical technique...

Michael Freeman's Photo School: Black and White

Michael Freeman's Photo School: Black and White is your all round guide to the world of black and white photography. Michael Freeman is an acclaimed photographer that has already written four guides in this style that are ideal for those wishing to learn more about a certain area of photography. These books are written with the student of photography in mind, and includes challenges after each technique description for you to home in your skills. The book introduces you to students, that...

Global Model Village

Global Model Village is a very metaphorical little book that makes you think. Using model people and everyday objects as props, photographer Slinkachu depicts the world according to little plastic model people, using them to represent current and past issues within our society. The book contains little wording apart from the introduction, which provides a very bleak explanation of what the world is like for us 'little people'. It then jumps straight into these pictures of model people, w...

Wildlife Photographer of the Year Portfolio 22

Wildlife Photographer of the Year Portfolio 22 is a collection of winning images from the Veolia Wildlife Photographer of the year competition 2012. The book is a brilliant collection of stunning images from all over the world. More than just a collection of images, though, each picture is accompanied by a small paragraph about the nature of the animal photographed, and sometimes the photographer's aim with the photo as well as some technical information about what camera was used and the s...

Camera: A History of Photography from Daguerreotype to Digital

Camera: A History of Photography from Daguerreotype to Digital is an almanac for photographers. Documenting everything from the very beginnings of photography right through to the rise of the digital age and beyond, this book is a must for any photography enthusiast wanting to learn about just how the equipment they use came to be. Packed with all the information you could ever want to know about each and every camera, and going through them in order of their age, this book, is a great a...