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Landscape Photography: Art and Techniques

Landscape Photography: Art and Techniques is a well set out book by Neil Creighton, who has 40 years experience in photography. The book first goes through the difference between photojournalism and art photography, and the pros and cons of using film over digital, before going on to discuss your camera. Creighton looks at the difference between the kinds of cameras, and what kind is best for different types of landscape photography. He also looks at all the different equipment you might nee...

Don Gionnatti's guide to Professioanl Photography

Don Giannatti's Guide to Professional Photography is aimed at you achieving creative and financial success through your photography. The book is a mixture of Don's own tips and techniques, and 'meeting' other professional photographers that have made it big. Basically, this consists of a page of that photographer's best works. It is sandwiched in between two pages of one of Don's own chapters, breaking up the text and adding a bit of variety. Gionnatti covers everything from getting and ...

Retromania: The Funkiest Cameras of Photography's Golden Age

Retromania – The Funkiest Cameras of Photography's Golden Age is certainly a captivating read, if nothing else. For someone relatively new to photography, perhaps someone who has grown up in the digital age and doesn't really know anything of the time before, this book is a real eye opener to cameras of all decades. It is great to see how cameras evolved over the years, especially these, the funkiest of all time! The book starts right back in 1907, with a Kodak Brownie, perhaps the first...

Canon EOS 5D Mark III For Dummies

Canon EOS 5D Mark III For Dummies claims to make everything easier for learning how to use a top of the range DSLR. It is set out exactly like your old school text books, to make everything clear and easy to understand, with handy remember pointers clearly visible. This is a feature that could patronise some, but does work in terms of getting you to remember and be able to use your camera to the fullest of its abilities. This book is clearly for a beginner at photography. How many begin...

Beautiful Beasties: A Creative Guide to Modern Pet Photography

Beautiful Beasties: A Creative Guide to Modern Pet Photography is quite a large title that tells you everything you could possibly need to know about pet photography. Author Jamie Pflughoeft wrote the book for 'passionate hobbyists and professional pet photographers alike' so, whether you photograph pets as a job, or you simply can't get enough of the medium, then this book is for you. It is very much a guide book, and is set out a lot like a school text book, with the addition of lots o...

The Lens: A Practical Guide For The Creative Photographer

The Lens: A Practical Guide For The Creative Photographer covers everything about the lens, from its origins, to how it works and how its effects can be applied to their best uses. The book should help you choose a lens that's right for you, or help you swat up on the different lenses and how you can utilise them to take great photos. The book is quite lengthy and helps you to understand the fundamental concepts needed to be able to make an informed decision and choose the right lens and...

Photographing Models: 1,000 Poses

Photographing Models: 1,000 Poses is the ultimate guide to posing your models. The first part of the book explains how to shoot models effectively, from how to set up your lighting to suing an exposure that will flatter the shot. The technical know how section also covers using the correct angles to get a provocative shot, and also how to creatively crop your images to make them look stunning. Also covered is how to make you shoots look like editorial and advertisement shots, and how to ...

The New Complete Guide To Digital Photography

The New Complete Guide To Digital Photography is an updated version of a hugely successful photography book that tells the amateur photographer everything they need to know about digital photography. The book begins by looking at hardware, that fundamental part of all photography, the camera. Author Michael Freeman looks at how digital cameras work, before going on to how different lenses affect an image, white balance, and exposure rules. Freeman is very good at using layman’s language, with...

The Photographer's Story

The Photographer’s story is all about the art of visual narrative within a picture or series of pictures. Author Michael Freeman has traveled all over the world, and is well versed in telling stories through his photography, through working for a wide number of publications in his professional career. This book is a testament to just how much a visual narrative can add to a piece of work. Not only telling a story, good photographic narratives get under the skin of the photograph, telling us a...

The MovieMaking With Your Camera Field Guide

The MovieMaking With Your Camera Field Guide is a handy sized book, covering all the fundamentals of shooting video with HDSLRs and digital cameras. Split into easy to recognise sections, it is easy to find what you need from this little book that will easily fit into your luggage whilst out in the field. Olivia Speranza starts by introducing us to the different types of camera available and basic settings that should help you to get a good picture from your video. She discusses how diffe...