The ability to take a photograph - to stop a moment in time - is a very powerful act in and of itself. When this skill is used in the creation of imagery in support of worship, or even as an act of worship, it can be truly breathtaking. A great photograph can make a point or elicit an emotion in ways nothing else can, but what makes a truly great photograph? It's not the camera Ansel Adams said, "The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it." In other words...you. Cameras and technology have made incredible advances through the years, but the basic elements of photography haven't changed for over a century. Great cameras do not make great photographers any more than great guitars make great guitarists. You have to learn how to "play" - What is good composition? - How much of the image do I want in focus? - Where do I place my subject? - How do I manipulate my image after I take it? This book will teach you the basics of photography through simple explanations and practical examples, and more important, how to "see" the image in advance, with special emphasis on creating imagery for use in worship.
These are the exposure situations that prove frustrating time and time again, from exposing high-contrast scenes to freezing action in low light, photographing a full moon, exposing subjects against a sunset sky, balancing subjects in shade with brightly lit backgrounds, and so on. For each, Bryan points out common pitfalls and then offers a simple solution, showing you how to approach the exposure differently and transform your shot.
A complement to Understanding Exposure, Bryan Peterson's Exposure Solutions digs deeper to help you break bad habits, take control of your exposure, and approach even tricky situations with confidence.
Roger Ballen challenges the ways in which we perceive the 'reality' of photography. This body of work is a product of the decades Ballen has spent working with and photographing the common folk of rural and suburban South Africa.
Zen Camera is an unprecedented photography practice that guides you to the creativity at your fingertips, calling for nothing more than your vision and any camera, even the one embedded in your phone.David Ulrich draws on the principles of Zen practice as well as forty years of teaching photography to offer six profound lessons for developing your self-expression. Doing for photography what The Artist's Way and Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain did for their respective crafts, Zen Camera encourages you to build a visual journaling practice called your Daily Record in which photography can become a path of self-discovery. Beautifully illustrated with 83 photographs, its insights into the nature of seeing, art, and personal growth allow you to create photographs that are beautiful, meaningful, and uniquely your own. You'll ultimately learn to change the way you interact with technology--transforming it into a way to uncover your innate power of attention and mindfulness, to see creatively, and to live authentically.