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Photographing Families

Photographing Families is a practical guide to using natural light, flash, posing and more to create professional images. It features quick lessons for posing, lighting and more for easy learning, and includes lots of different photo scenarios to enable you to photograph just about any family effectively. The book features each different scenario over a two page spread, showing how you could pose the family, and take a variety of images whilst also sharing information about the settings ...

Professional HDR Photography

Professional HDR Photography covers everything you could possibly want to know about capturing, processing and creating HDR photos. It includes optimal camera settings, solutions for subject motion, HDR panoramics, and how to create portrait, still life and landscape HDR images. The book also includes the opportunity to download free practise files, to help aid you in the learning process. Author Mark Chen is an Adobe Certified Expert, and guides you through everything you need to know a...

Shooting Shallow

Shooting Shallow is the latest e-Book by Northern Irish photographer David Cleland. In this e-Book, he sets out to better inform us about shallow depth of field in photography, from the theory behind the different settings to the practical skills of taking good photos using the lower f/ numbers and creating stunning bokeh to boot. The book is split into four main sections; knowing the concepts of shooting shallow, knowing your camera, learning how to take better shots through practise an...

The Ilex Introduction To Photography

The Ilex Introduction To Photography is a guide to everything you need to shoot, edit and share great digital photos. It is designed to help you capture the moment every time, no matter what camera you have. Author Haje Jan Kamps spells out right from the start that you don't necessarily need the top end expensive kit or a 'natural talent and good eye' to become a great photographer. With the right knowledge under your belt, you can capture great images. The book then looks at the differ...

The Photographer's Guide To The Lake District

The Photographer's Guide To The Lake District is a definitive guide to all the great photographic destinations in the Lake District, of which there are a lot. The Lake District is renowned as a British beauty spot, and so it's not surprising that so many flock to the Lakes on a regular basis for photographic purposes. The book is split into sections, and each section covers a different area of the lake district, from Ambleside and Windermere to Grasmere and Rydal water, and everywhere in...

Commercial Photographer's Master Lighting Guide

Commercial Photographer's Master Lighting Guide by Robert Morrissey aims to de-mystify and simplify commercial photographic lighting. The book begins with the basics, looking at the different kinds of light available and what effect they will have on your image. Also looked at is exposure, aperture and shutter speed, and reading your histogram correctly to get a true to life lighting representation. Next, looked at is equipment, different types of camera, lighting, modifiers and studio e...

Photographer's Mental Gear

Photographer's Mental Gear is a book by established photographer Peter Finnie. The book focuses on an area of photography that's not often looked at in great detail in other titles, and that's the mental and psychological side to being a successful photographer. It looks in detail at the mental and people skills that drive the business side of photography. Peter says that even though we may have the technical tools to make amazing pictures, we need to be aware of more than this to be a su...

Digital Macro and Close-up Photography

Digital Macro and Close-up Photography is a revised and expanded edition of a book first published back in 2007. It has been updated to feature all the latest cameras and technology that gifted wildlife photographer and author of this book, Ross Hoddinott, now uses. The book begins with what macro photography actually is, before moving on to look at modern equipment that can be used for close up work, including camera phones with adaptors, bridge cameras, and DSLRs. The book then mov...

Dynamic Posing Guide - Modern Techniques For Digital Photographers

Dynamic Posing Guide provides modern techniques for digital photographers in the art of posing your subjects. The book starts with information on how to break down the human figure, enabling you to better understand how the rules of posing work. The book goes into great detail on how the stance and angle you put on your subject can make a huge difference, with plenty of images showing you both the correct and incorrect poses, so you can see the improvement. Next, the book moves on to the...

The Photographer's Eye - Complete Book + DVD

The Photographer's Eye – Complete Book + DVD Course is a one-stop shop for all your digital photography knowledge. Shot over a year at locations across the world, the book is a real testament to author Michael Freeman's commitment and passion for teaching others about the wonders of travel photography. The book includes 2 DVDs, which all in all have more than four hours of video instruction. The book in this case is more of a reference guide for the DVDs, and includes everything from t...