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Photographing Newborns For Boutique Photographers

Photographing Newborns for Boutique photographers is a detailed guide on not only how to photograph young babies effectively, but also how to run a photography business well, pleasing your clients and keeping the money rolling in. Beginning by looking at business foundation, author Mimika Cooney knows the importance of having a firm understanding of your subject and having a good business model to ensure that your business is sustainable. Covered is branding, marketing and promoting your bus...

Fine Art Portrait Photography From Concept To Completion

Fine Art Portrait Photography is a guide to lighting, posing and post production of your images from concept to completion. The book features many examples of fine art portrait images. Each double page spread shows the finished image, along with the original camera image or images used to create it. Covered is lighting, styling, settings, and image specific elements such as location choices and backstory to the images. Post production is looked at, but techniques used in post production,...

Essential Elements of Portrait Photography : Lighting and Posing Techniques to Make Everyone Look Their Best

For those who are just dipping their toes into the pond of portrait photography this book offers a great foundation for you to work from. Plus, the first section is also relevant to all new photographers, regardless of the type of photography you are interested in. The title looks at both male and female subjects and discusses both indoor and outdoor scenarios, plus lighting set-ups. As well as images, the book features diagrams that illustrate how certain lights can be positioned etc. m...

Portrait Pro: What You MUST Know to Make Photography Your Career

If you are new to photography and are considering making your hobby your career, make sure reading this book is on your to-do list before you make any final decisions. It really does give a great insight into the professional photography world, paying particular attention to the not so great parts of a professional photographer's life so probably won't have even considered when picking up a camera. As well as advice on running a business you'll also find tips designed to help you improve...

Portrait Photography: The Essential Beginner's Guide

Portrait Photography: The Essential Beginner's Guide is a foundation course for beginner portrait photographers in a book. With each chapter giving you a lesson followed by projects, analysis and progress it's designed to teach you in bite-sized chunks. The book begins with the equipment you might need, including cameras, lenses, lighting accessories and other things you'll need like post processing software and memory cards. It also explains what each item is good for. Next, the basi...

Abandoned Planet

Abandoned Planet is the latest urban exploration title from Carpet Bombing Culture. In this title, photographer Andre Govia takes us on a journey through his explorations. Govia explains at the start of this book that the idea is to preserve these abandoned places by taking photographs before they simply become too dangerous or inaccessible to enter, or get demolished. Govia has explored everything, from manor houses to car graveyards abandoned hospitals and many more. With only a short ...

Mastering Exposure

Mastering Exposure claims to tell you all you need to know to take perfect images with any camera. The first chapter covers technical considerations, including the cameras and equipment necessary before going into an introduction to exposure. This covers everything from how an image is captured digitally to understanding histograms. Exposure values and the exposure triangle are also looked at in detail, before the book moves on to cover shutter speeds in more detail. How to deal with low...


Moodscapes is a book all about the theory and practise of fine-art landscape photography. Everything from the origins of photography to the definition of a moodscape is covered, before the basics of photography are explained. Despite a title that might suggest quite a complicated area of photography, the book is great at explaining even the most fundamental aspects of photography, making it accessible to anyone who has an interest and willingness to learn. What kit will be needed is ...

Double Take: Portraits Over Time

Double Take: Portraits Over Time is a book showing portraits of children and young adults as they grow up. Photographer Maggie Evans Silverstein has had a photographic studio in South Miami for 20 years or so, and in that time she has photographed lots of families. In this book, she has taken photographs of these families and their children as they are now, and juxtaposed them against each other, revealing the stark changes that have taken place. The book is nostalgic, and with each set ...

Capturing the Moment: The Essence of Photography

Capturing the moment is all about how and when to capture the perfect photo – this is the essence of photography, and it is this fleeting of moments that will work that sets photography apart from other art forms. Written and conceptualised by top travel photographer Michael Freeman, this book includes all his best knowledge and tips on this quite specific yet highly detailed and thought about area of photography. The book is split into four chapters; camera-work, in-camera moments, fa...