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Powerful Imagery - The Photographer's Insight

Powerful Imagery – The Photographer's Insight is the latest e-Book from top travel photographer Mitchell Kanashkevich. Mitchell wants you to learn from his photos, and as such the book takes a few of his stunning images and deconstructs them so that you learn exactly how they were taken, giving you the tools to go out and have a go yourself. Each photo has different sections relating to it: the photo page, the story, objectives, light, overcoming challenges, creative decisions in the f...

Scotland's Fifty Finest Mountains: A Photographic Exploration

Scotland's Fifty Finest Mountains is a detailed photographic exploration into some of the most stunning views of Scottish mountains. John Parminter has been a landscape photographer for a relatively short time, yet his images speak of years of experience in the hills. Since he was young he has felt an affirmation with mountains, fells and hills, and this exploration brings his love of Scottish mountains into photos. The book sets out to showcase the very finest mountains that Scotland ha...

101 Top Tips for Digital Landscape Photography

101 Top Tips for Digital Landscape Photographers is an ideal book for anyone wanting to get into landscape photography. Author Carl Heilman II is a professional wilderness photographer, and certainly knows his stuff when talking about landscape photography. The book is simply laid out into 101 tips, with each tip having its own double page spread. It is further split into seven different chapters. Chapter one looks at the equipment and accessories you'll need, along with some general...

Figure Photography: Techniques for Digital Photographers

Figure Photography – Techniques for Digital Photographers is a book all about figure photography, from the history right through to techniques and ideas for posing. The book begins with fundamental techniques for figure photography, starting with location selection. You are encouraged to experiment, and take advantage of unexpected opportunities to make your photography stand out. Also looked at is privacy and permits, and adding props to your photos. Lighting and exposure is next to b...

Step By Step Lighting For Studio Portrait Photography

Step By Step Lighting for Studio Portrait Photography is a well set out and easy to follow title that guides you through the world of studio portrait lighting and how to best achieve the look you're going for. Author Jeff Smith encourages you to learn from what you know and not to rely on set styles too much, the aim here is to create your own. The book begins with learning lighting and learning to previsualise the image you're going for. It then moves on to achieving what the client wan...

500 Poses for Photographing Group Portraits

500 Poses for Photographing Group Portraits is a source book full of images for photographers to draw inspiration from. There is a small forward at the front, which explains that the book is meant to act as a 'springboard' for posing ideas. Thinking of ways to pose large groups of people can be a challenge, and the book provides plenty of ideas for you to implement. It is split into sections of different group sizes, and goes from just two people right up to fifteen plus, so no matter wh...

Just Available Light: Techniques For Digital Photographers

Just Available Light: Techniques for Digital Photographers is all about getting the best out of your photos using just the available light around you. Rod and Robin Deutschmann believe that passion and creativity are the key to capturing great images with natural light, and promote the use of manual settings, to put you firmly in control of all the settings. The book begins by looking at what available light is, and how the direction, colour, and whether it's hard or soft light will affe...

Nikon D7100 Experience

The Nikon D7100 experience is an e-book all about creating great photography with the Nikon D7100. Author Douglas J. Klostermann is a travel and culture photographer in Latin America and the USA. He has written popular guides on using the Nikon D600 and Canon EOS 5D mark III. This is his 15th e-book. The e-book begins by talking us through the components of the camera, and what it features, before going into taking control of your images. We are taken through the controls of the camera, ...

Direction and Quality of Light

Direction and Quality of Light is your guide to getting better portrait photography, anytime, anywhere. Author Neil van Niekerk begins by telling us a bit about what is good light and what is bad light, and how composition, lighting and mood can all add up to create the effect you want. Also discussed is the quality of light and how bouncing the flash can create a more flattering effect. The book looks at working with available light and using reflectors, as well as using your exposure m...

High School Senior Portrait Photography

High School Senior Portrait Photography is quite a specific book all about photographing teens in Senior school. Author Ellie Vayo has been in the business for years, and has focused on senior school photography for most of that time, making her the ideal guide for this subject. The book begins with business basics, getting your name known and spreading the message about your work. Ellie explains that volunteering your skills is important as a starting point. The book next looks at marke...