In the world of digital photography, inspiration can come at any time. Great images are created behind the camera and then refined at the computer. Photographers live in the moment when shooting, and I believe we do the same when in front of the monitor, writes Kevin Ames, veteran photographer and Photoshop master. Building on his popular column in Photoshop User magazine, Kevin expands the scope of the original articles to include in-depth information about all aspects of digital photography. With this book, you ll gain a focused yet thorough understanding of Adobe s suite of digital photography applications Photoshop CS3 (including the Camera Raw plug-in), Lightroom, and Bridge. You ll not only learn what these powerful applications can do, you ll also learn which one is best for a given task and see how the applications come together to allow you to work efficiently all while creating and delivering stunning photographs. Whether dealing with workflow, organization, or truly creative enhancements, Kevin candidly shares his personal image-making process from start to finish. In addition, there are clear and illuminating explanations of many issues relevant to the digital photographer, such as the profound differences between RAW and JPEG, the many benefits of shooting tethered, and how lighting really works. Whether you ve been shooting digital for years or you re just making the switch from film, The Digital Photographer s Notebook is an essential guide to managing your portfolio and creating head-turning photographs."
Exposure. It's essential to producing high-quality photographs, but mastering exposure is difficult. At last there's a BetterPhoto guide to exposure, packed with BetterPhoto's signature assignments, diagrams, tips, and illustrations. It's like a full-scale photography course between the covers of the book-all taught the BetterPhoto way, just like photographers learn at the top photography-instruction site on the web. There's plenty of information here on both digital and film photography, discussing how different file formats affect exposure, how to adjust digital files, color correction, combining digital exposures, and much more. The author's stunning full-color photographs make this hardworking guide as inspiring as it is instructive.
A master photographer's guide to capturing the natural landscape -- written for hobbyists and pros.
Photographers around the world admire Tim Fitzharris for his creative eye and technical expertise. His readers have purchased nearly 200,000 copies of his photography guides.
This updated edition of the classic guide has 30 new pages with new photographs and Tim's expert guidance on such topics as setting white balance, sharpness, LCD monitors, and the digital workflow.
Tim gives step-by-step instructions and uses pictograms and before-and-after comparisons to provide a complete course in capturing a landscape's natural beauty. He reveals the foolproof techniques he has developed over decades of fieldwork in a wide variety of settings. Outstanding examples of his photography highlight detailed information on the equipment, exposure, shutter speed and filters used.
- The best equipment and how to use it
- Detailed field techniques for a wide variety of natural settings
- Using filters
- Fine art composition, simplified and diagrammed
- A step-by-step guide to recognizing and finding great scenic shooting sites
- Getting a correct exposure every time
- Recording mirror-like reflections in lakes and shooting postcard-perfect sunrises and sunsets
- Creating high-quality panorama images.
Filled with personal tips and strategies gained from decades of experience, this outstanding guide includes all that is required for taking professional-caliber photographs of great landscapes.
How to Photograph Food is the gorgeous, informative photography book you didn't know you needed. For budding photographers and social media personalities, the perfect image has never been easier to capture, and How to Photograph Food puts it all within reach. Chapters include:
- Frame and Balance
- Food Styling
- Photo Editing
- Thinking like a Pro
You'll learn the essential equipment, how to keep food looking good on a shoot, how to work with props, managing lighting, and much more, all from a skilled photographer and teacher. With only a digital camera and a little practice, you'll be able to turn out images with great contrast, balance, and appeal that look as good as they taste.