Depth of Field

Tips on Photojournalism and Creativity

Author: Alex Garcia

Publisher: Agate Digital

ISBN: 1572844531

Category: Photography

Page: 82

View: 3691

DEAR READERS: Please note this is a fixed-layout ebook. For the best reading experience, please read on a large-screen reading device or tablet (Kindle, iPad, etc). Comprised of weekly blog posts by author and Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Alex Garcia that originally appeared on the Chicago Tribune website, Depth of Field is a comprehensive and useful handbook on how to become a better photographer. It is both a practical guide that has many applicable lessons and entertaining anecdotes, serving both amateurs just picking up a camera for the first time as well as seasoned photojournalists. Garcia discusses the demands of photojournalism and interviews his peers who are pursuing a variety of projects, lending the book a broad perspective on numerous fields. The advice contained in Depth of Field discusses techniques, gadgets, and technology, as well as cliches to avoid. Throughout the book, Garcia displays his talents with pictures, portraits, and full-color examples of his best work. Depth of Field is perfect for anyone interested in the academic as well as practical elements of photojournalism, providing an in-depth portrait of the ethical, artistic, and journalistic concerns that go into this powerful storytelling medium.

Creative Composition

Digital Photography Tips and Techniques

Author: Harold Davis

Publisher: John Wiley and Sons

ISBN: 9781118076163

Category: Photography

Page: 240

View: 645

Creative Close-Ups

Digital Photography Tips and Techniques

Author: Harold Davis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118076192

Category: Photography

Page: 240

View: 3548

Understanding Exposure

How to Shoot Great Photographs With Any Camera

Author: Bryan Peterson

Publisher: Random House LLC

ISBN: 0817439390

Category: Photography

Page: 176

View: 6944

Now refreshed with current technologies and terms, and more than 25 percent new images and an all-new chapter, this bestselling guide shows readers how to shoot great photographs with any type of camera.

Bryan Peterson's Understanding Composition Field Guide

How to See and Photograph Images with Impact

Author: Bryan F. Peterson

Publisher: Amphoto Books

ISBN: 0770433081

Category: Photography

Page: 288

View: 5228

Learn to “see” more compelling images with this on-the-go field guide from Bryan Peterson! What makes an image amazing? Believe it or not, it is not about the content. What makes a photo compelling is the arrangement of that content—in other words, its composition. The right composition gives your images impact and emotion; the wrong one leaves them flat. In this handy, take-anywhere guide, renowned photographer, instructor, and bestselling author Bryan Peterson frees amateur photographers from the prejudices of what is “beautiful” or “ugly” so that they can instead focus on color, line, light, and pattern. Get the tools you need to show your distinct voice and point of view in every image you shoot. With this guide in your camera bag, you’ll be equipped not only to “see” beautiful images but to successfully shoot them each and every time. Also available as an ebook

Focus on Close-up and Macro Photography

Author: Clive Branson

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0240823982

Category: Photography

Page: 185

View: 2881

"Macro and close-up photography isn't all about the equipment. In fact, most DLSR users that love to shoot close-up do not even have a Macro lens. This type of photography does, however, involve a unique set of challenges and skills. The composition and lighting are key elements of shooting something close-up. Done right, a photographer can make the most extraordinary photo out of something common without being too complex. This author shows you how to achieve stunning and creative results without overloading the reader with too much technical info"--

John Shaw's Nature Photography Field Guide

Author: John Shaw

Publisher: Amphoto Books

ISBN: 0817400303

Category: Photography

Page: 160

View: 825

An updated bestseller, this book of extraordinarily beautiful photographs of nature contains state-of-the-art instruction on how any photographer can aim for equally impressive results every time a camera is focused on the great outdoors. Even highly skilled photographers are often baffled by the problems facing them when they work outdoors. But with this exceptional field guide in hand, every photographer—beginner, serious amateur, semi-pro, and pro—can conquer the problems encountered in the field. Using his own exceptional work as examples, the author discusses each type of nature subject and how to approach photographing it. Specific advice and information cover selection of equipment and lenses; how to compose a shot; how to get close ups; and other tips covering a range of techniques to enrich various types of nature photographs. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Optics in Photography

Author: Rudolf Kingslake

Publisher: SPIE Press

ISBN: 9780819407634

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 289

View: 9478

This book explains fundamental optical principles that apply to photography, cameras, and lenses. It is intended for professionals and serious amateur photographers as well as lens designers and optical engineers.

Camera & Craft: Learning the Technical Art of Digital Photography

(The Digital Imaging Masters Series)

Author: Andy Batt,Candace Dobro,Jodie Steen

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1135041377

Category: Photography

Page: 402

View: 2277

#2 on Photo.net's list of Best Photography Books of 2014! To create successful imagery, you need to balance technical know-how and aesthetic vision. In Camera & Craft, we deconstruct photographic principles in new ways to help you think through your process. Together with nine guest photographers, we explore photographic practice and follow up with inventive exercises and demonstrations that challenge you to engage with your tools—all with the goal of helping you work more creatively. Along the way are conversations with our guest photographers that address each topic, from how the professionals work with clients and models to what they think about as they look through the viewfinder. Here’s what you’ll find inside: Advice and insights from professionals working in a variety of fields, from photojournalism and portraiture to fine-art, landscape and commercial photography Technical explanations about how photographic tools work—so you can connect knowledge to your practice and work more instinctively and creatively Key steps for improving digital workflow Innovative exercises at the end of each chapter as well as on our companion website that encourage you to experiment with and understand the photographic process—from learning how far you can push your camera’s sensor to exploring the effects of neutral vs. creative color Interviews with technical and creative experts about developing skills and making images that matter This book is part of The Digital Imaging Masters Series, which features cutting-edge information from the most sought-after and qualified professionals and instructors in the photography field. Based on the progressive curriculum of the Master of Professional Studies in Digital Photography (MPS DP) program created by Katrin Eismann at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City, these books are the next best thing to being in the classroom with the Digital Photography Masters themselves.

Nikon D3100

From Snapshots to Great Shots, Portable Documents

Author: Jeff Revell

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0132614030

Category: Photography

Page: 288

View: 6267

Now that you've bought the amazing Nikon D3100, you need a book that goes beyond a tour of the camera's features to show you exactly how to use the D3100 to take great pictures. With Nikon D3100: From Snapshots to Great Shots, you get the perfect blend of photography instruction and camera reference that will take your images to the next level! Beautifully illustrated with large, vibrant photos, this book teaches you how to take control of your photography to get the image you want every time you pick up the camera. Follow along with your friendly and knowledgeable guide, photographer and author Jeff Revell, and you will: Learn the top ten things you need to know about shooting with the D3100 Use the D3100’s automatic scene modes to get better shots right away Move on to the professional modes, where you have full control over the look and feel of your images Master the photographic basics of composition, focus, depth of field, and much more Learn all the best tricks and techniques for getting great action shots, landscapes, and portraits Find out how to get great shots in low light Fully grasp all the concepts and techniques as you go, with assignments at the end of every chapter With Nikon D3100: From Snapshots to Great Shots, you’ll learn not only what makes a great shot work–you’ll learn how to get that shot using your D3100. And once you've got the shot, show it off! Join the book’s Flickr group, share your photos, and discuss how you use your D3100 at: flickr.com/groups/nikond3100fromsnapshotstogreatshots.

National Geographic Kids Guide to Photography

Tips and Tricks on How to Be a Great Photographer from the Pros and Your Pals at My Shot

Author: Nancy Honovich,Annie Griffiths

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426320663

Category: JUVENILE NONFICTION

Page: 160

View: 6248

A child friendly guide to the essentials of photography.

Extreme Close-Up Photography and Focus Stacking

Author: Julian Cremona

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1847977200

Category: Photography

Page: 176

View: 967

This practical book explains what is meant by macro photography and how to get even closer to your subject: not just a close-up of a butterfly, but details of the eye and wing scales. The techniques described explore ways to photograph virtually any creature, whether terrestrial, marine or from freshwater. All the key elements to achieve extreme close-ups are built in a clear way, for both outdoor and studio use, and special attention is given to focus stacking, with both software and further enhancements covered. Topics covered include an explanation of the equipment and techniques needed to gain extreme close-ups; advice on different lighting and support equipment, including the practicalities of tanks and aquatic organisms; suggestions on how to achieve sharpness, detail and ultimate depth of field; and coverage of all aspects of focus stacking with ideas for improvement. Step-by-step examples cover a wide range of wildlife. Superbly illustrated with 219 colour photographs.

The Bare Bones Camera Course for Film and Video

Author: Tom Schroeppel,Chuck DeLaney

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1621535274

Category: Photography

Page: 176

View: 7926

A timeless classic with more than 165,000 copies sold, The Bare Bones Camera Course for Film and Video has been chosen by over 700 colleges to teach basic film and video techniques. Written by a working professional, The Bare Bones Camera Course is the most user-friendly book available on the subject of film and video production; it reduces the shooting experience to its essence, making complicated concepts easy to grasp. Using simple clear language and more than 150 illustrations, the book explains: Exposure Lenses Composition Basic sequence Crossing the line Lighting And much more! When you finish this book, you will know and understand how to shoot good pictures that will edit together seamlessly in post-production. With added chapters on sound and editing, this new edition of The Bare Bones Camera Course for Film and Video rounds out the education of any filmmaker. Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

Mastering Digital Photography

The Photographer's Guide to Professional-Quality Digital Photography

Author: David D. Busch

Publisher: Course Technology Ptr

ISBN: 9781592001149

Category: Computers

Page: 310

View: 5285

An expert in the field of digital photography shares a series of creative photo techniques designed to help readers create professional-looking images, discussing the differences and similarities between digital and film cameras, the special needs of digital imaging, how to create a variety of special visual effects, and other important topics. Original. (Intermediate)

Tony Northrup's DSLR Book: How to Create Stunning Digital Photography

Author: Tony Northrup

Publisher: Tony Northrup

ISBN: 0988263408

Category: Photography

Page: 250

View: 7241

The top-rated and top-selling photography ebook since 2012 and the first ever Gold Honoree of the Benjamin Franklin Digital Award, gives you five innovations no other book offers: Free video training. 9+ HOURS of video training integrated into the book’s content (requires Internet access). Travel around the world with Tony and Chelsea as they teach you hands-on. Appendix A lists the videos so you can use the book like an inexpensive video course.Classroom-style teacher and peer help. After buying the book, you get access to the private forums on this site, as well as the private Stunning Digital Photography Readers group on Facebook where you can ask the questions and post pictures for feedback from Tony, Chelsea, and other readers. It’s like being able to raise your hand in class and ask a question! Instructions are in the introduction.Lifetime updates. This book is regularly updated with new content (including additional videos) that existing owners receive for free. Updates are added based on reader feedback and questions, as well as changing photography trends and new camera equipment. This is the last photography book you’ll ever need.Hands-on practices. Complete the practices at the end of every chapter to get the real world experience you need.500+ high resolution, original pictures. Detailed example pictures taken by the author in fifteen countries demonstrate both good and bad technique. Many pictures include links to the full-size image so you can zoom in to see every pixel. Most photography books use stock photography, which means the author didn’t even take them. If an author can’t take his own pictures, how can he teach you? In this book, Tony Northrup (award-winning author of more than 30 how-to books and a professional portrait, wildlife, and landscape photographer) teaches the art and science of creating stunning pictures. First, beginner photographers will master: CompositionExposureShutter speedApertureDepth-of-field (blurring the background)ISONatural lightFlashTroubleshooting blurry, dark, and bad picturesPet photographyWildlife photography (mammals, birds, insects, fish, and more)Sunrises and sunsetsLandscapesCityscapesFlowersForests, waterfalls, and riversNight photographyFireworksRaw filesHDRMacro/close-up photography Advanced photographers can skip forward to learn the pro’s secrets for: Posing men and women. including corrective posing (checklists provided)Portraits (candid, casual, formal, and underwater)Remotely triggering flashesUsing bounce flash and flash modifiersUsing studio lighting on any budgetBuilding a temporary or permanent studio at homeShooting your first weddingHigh speed photographyLocation scouting/finding the best spots and timesPlanning shoots around the sun and moonStar trails (via long exposure and image stacking)Light paintingEliminating noiseFocus stacking for infinite depth-of-fieldUnderwater photographyGetting close to wildlifeUsing electronic shutter triggersPhotographing moving carsPhotographing architecture and real estate

The Art of Game Design

A Book of Lenses, Second Edition

Author: Jesse Schell

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498759564

Category: Computers

Page: 600

View: 2408

Good game design happens when you view your game from as many perspectives as possible. Written by one of the world's top game designers, The Art of Game Design presents 100+ sets of questions, or different lenses, for viewing a game’s design, encompassing diverse fields such as psychology, architecture, music, visual design, film, software engineering, theme park design, mathematics, puzzle design, and anthropology. This Second Edition of a Game Developer Front Line Award winner: Describes the deepest and most fundamental principles of game design Demonstrates how tactics used in board, card, and athletic games also work in top-quality video games Contains valuable insight from Jesse Schell, the former chair of the International Game Developers Association and award-winning designer of Disney online games The Art of Game Design, Second Edition gives readers useful perspectives on how to make better game designs faster. It provides practical instruction on creating world-class games that will be played again and again.

Focus and Filter

Professional Techniques for Mastering Digital Photography and Capturing the Perfect Shot

Author: Andrew Darlow

Publisher: Ulysses Press

ISBN: 1612436226

Category: Photography

Page: 200

View: 7658

Indispensable tricks and techniques for great photos in any situation Free yourself from Auto mode!Revealing insider secrets and easy-to-learn techniques for stunning photos, this book teaches you how to take beautiful, professional-quality images anywhere with DSLR or mirrorless cameras. Focus & Filter, a must-have guide by award-winning photographer Andrew Darlow, features 50 techniques, 50 Pro Assignments and more than 250 color photographs that show you how to capture: •CANDID AND FORMAL PORTRAITS •SAFARI QUALITY ANIMAL PICTURES •SPECTACULAR NIGHTTIME CITYSCAPES •BREATHTAKING FIREWORKS PHOTOS •DRAMATIC HIGH-SPEED MOTION •MOUTHWATERING FOOD PHOTOS •GLARE-FREE SHOTS THROUGH GLASS Whether you are advancing a hobby or a career in photography, Focus & Filter includes all the technical advice you need to hone your skills, from choosing your equipment and setting up your studio to mastering camera settings, working in the field, and building rapport with your models.

David Busch's Sony Alpha a6500/ILCE-6500 Guide to Digital Photography

Author: David D. Busch

Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.

ISBN: 168198251X

Category: Photography

Page: 416

View: 5650

David Busch’s Sony Alpha a6500/ILCE-6500 Guide to Digital Photography is the most comprehensive reference and guide book available for Sony’s advanced APS-C mirrorless camera. This eagerly-anticipated enthusiast/professional digital camera adds in-body image stabilization, a useful touch screen, and better low light performance at up to ISO 51,200. It features a 24 megapixel sensor with 425 embedded phase-detect pixels for lightning-fast autofocus at up to 11 frames per second. With an electronic shutter that provides a silent shooting option, and stunning 4K/UHD video capabilities, the a6500/ILCE-6500 is a versatile digital camera that’s simple to use, yet boasts features demanded by the most avid photo buff. With this book in hand, you will discover all the capabilities of the Sony Alpha a6500/ILCE-6500 as you explore the world of digital photography, develop your creativity, and capture the best photographs you’ve ever taken. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Times New Roman'} span.s1 {font: 12.0px Times} Filled with detailed how-to steps and full-color illustrations, David Busch’s Sony Alpha a6500/ILCE-6500 Guide to Digital Photography describes every feature of this sophisticated camera in depth, from taking your first photos through advanced details of setup, exposure, lens selection, lighting, and more. It relates each feature to specific photographic techniques and situations. Also included is the handy camera “roadmap,” an easy-to-use visual guide to the a6500/ILCE-6500’s features and controls. Learn when to use every option and, more importantly, when not to use them, by following the author’s recommended settings for every menu entry. With best-selling photographer and mentor David Busch as your guide, you’ll quickly have full creative mastery of your camera’s capabilities, whether you’re shooting on the job, taking pictures as an advanced enthusiast pushing the limits of your imagination, or are just out for fun. Start building your knowledge and confidence, while bringing your vision to light with the Sony Alpha a6500/ILCE-6500.

John Shaw's Guide to Digital Nature Photography

Author: John Shaw

Publisher: Amphoto Books

ISBN: 0770434991

Category: Photography

Page: 240

View: 7237

Photography legend John Shaw returns with his much-anticipated guide to digital nature photography, complete with more than 250 extraordinarily beautiful photographs. For over four decades, John Shaw’s authentic voice and trusted advice has helped photographers achieve impressive shots in the great outdoors. In his first-ever book on digital photography, Shaw provides in-depth advice on everything from equipment and lenses to thorough coverage of digital topics including how to use the histogram. In addition, he offers inspirational and frank insight that goes far beyond the nuts and bolts of photography, explaining that successful photos come from having a vision, practicing, and then acquiring the equipment needed to accomplish the intention. Easily digestible and useful for every type of photographer, and complete with more than 250 jaw-dropping images, John Shaw’s Guide to Digital Nature Photography is the one book you’ll need to beautifully capture the world around you. From the Trade Paperback edition.