Michael Freeman's Perfect Exposure

The Professional's Guide to Capturing Perfect Digital Photographs

Author: Michael Freeman

Publisher: Focal Press

ISBN: 9781138119857

Category:

Page: 192

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This second edition of Michael Freeman's best-selling Perfect Exposure continues the celebrated approach to understanding exposure by laying out the necessary decisions and sequences a photographer faces with absolute clarity and completely updated coverage of the latest, powerful post-processing techniques. Choosing the exposure for a photograph is infinitely complex and one of photography's most absorbing paradoxes. Freeman clearly guides photographers in this book with a lucid and accessible method, using unique workflow illustrations, histograms, and clear, visual examples to explore the subtleties of the subject and enable you to shoot with confidence.

The Photographer's Exposure Field Guide

The Essential Guide to getting the Perfect Exposure; any subject, anywhere

Author: Michael Freeman

Publisher: Ilex Press

ISBN: 1908150041

Category: Photography

Page: 192

View: 4464

Choosing the exposure for a photograph is both alarmingly simple and infinitely complex; in fact, it?s one of photography?s most absorbing paradoxes. Exposure is at the very heart of photography. It has always been a subject of fascination to aspiring amateurs and professional photographers alike. Developments in digital technology have transformed the ways in which exposures can be manipulated, and this in turn has forced photographers to think about what they can achieve by understanding the variables of aperture, ISO, and time. In this book Michael Freeman takes you through this difficult and fast-moving area using unique workflow illustrations, histograms, and clear, visual examples to explore the subtleties of the subject and enable you to shoot with confidence. Divided into six sections ? Fast-track & Foolproof, Technical, The Twelve, Style, Post-processing, and Reference ? the book will provide you with the necessary instruction to get perfect exposure anywhere and with any subject matter.

Perfect Exposure (2nd Edition)

Author: Michael Freeman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1781573638

Category: Photography

Page: 192

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This second edition of acclaimed bestseller Perfect Exposure looks at the way professionals address the fundamentals of photography, laying out the decision-making process with the absolute clarity Michael Freeman is famed for. While addressing a subject as old as photography, exposure, this book is fully updated to cover the influence of all the latest technology. Chapter one introduces not just the key camera settings, but also the photographer's ideal decision flow, a process you can easily use in your own work. Chapter two examines all the camera technology designed to assist you in capturing the perfect photo, giving honest thoughts on its advantages and disadvantages. Chapter three is a complete theory and practice of exposure broken down into every shooting scenario you'll ever encounter, from evenly lit scenes to those with wild contrast. Chapter four deals with developing style through exposure, including ideas like high key photography, silhouette and more, as well as a look at the zone system, pioneered by photographers like Ansel Adams, in a digital context. Finally Chapter 5 looks at the powerful post-processing techniques.

Michael Freeman's Photo School Fundamentals

Exposure > Light & Lighting > Composition > Digital Editing

Author: Michael Freeman

Publisher: Ilex Press

ISBN: 178157216X

Category: Photography

Page: 352

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Designed by expert professional Michael Freeman, this complete course will let you take exceptional photos and develop a deeper understanding of what makes a great photo work. Inspired by the structure of a college course and the benefits of collective learning, in-depth lessons are punctuated by shooting challenges, encouraging you to get out and practice your new skills. Start by taking creative control of your images, learning the science behind exposure, getting comfortable with the full range of camera controls, and leaving Auto mode behind. Next, learn to read the light itself and capture consistently high-quality images even in the most difficult lighting conditions. Then take a step back and develop your photographic eye to recognize potential design and compositional choices, making the most of stunning scenes as they occur. Once you get back to your computer, wrap it up with a complete overview of the most important digital-editing techniques, cutting through the clutter and honing in on the tools and workflows that are relevant to your own photographic style. By the end of this course you will understand the principles of photography, you?ll know what makes a successful photograph, and you?ll have the skills to take excellent photos yourself.

Michael Freeman's Top Digital Photography Tips

Author: Michael Freeman

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781600594182

Category: Photography

Page: 176

View: 9499

For the very first time, renowned international photographer and bestselling author Michael Freeman reveals all the insider secrets that professionals keep for themselves alone. Everyone from enthusiastic amateurs to seasoned experts will learn plenty of the tried-and-true, field-tested techniques Freeman has discovered through years of experience. He helps you think and shoot like an expert, providing advice on everything from shooting in poor weather conditions to simulating complex lighting setups, from enhancing depth of field to fixing damaged files and organizing your photos effectively. His easily digestible nuggets of information explain how to make the most of your digital camera…even if you have limited resources. And that’s important, because to get a great photo, you must fully exploit your camera’s capabilities—and this guide shows you how.

The Photographer's Mind

Author: Michael Freeman

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136089012

Category: Photography

Page: 193

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The source of any photograph is not the camera or even the scene viewed through the viewfinder-it is the mind of the photographer: this is where an image is created before it is committed to a memory card or film. In The Photographer's Mind, the follow-up to the international best-seller, The Photographer's Eye, photographer and author Michael Freeman unravels the mystery behind the creation of a photograph. The nature of photography demands that the viewer constantly be intrigued and surprised by new imagery and different interpretations, more so than in any other art form. The aim of this book is to answer what makes a photograph great, and to explore the ways that top photographers achieve this goal time and time again. As you delve deeper into this subject, The Photographer's Mind will provide you with invaluable knowledge on avoiding cliché, the cyclical nature of fashion, style and mannerism, light, and even how to handle the unexpected. Michael Freeman is the author of the global bestseller, The Photographer's Eye. Now published in sixteen languages, The Photographer's Eye continues to speak to photographers everywhere. Reaching 100,000 copies in print in the US alone, and 300,000+ worldwide, it shows how anyone can develop the ability to see and shoot great digital photographs.

The Low Light Photography Field Guide

The essential guide to getting perfect images in challenging light

Author: Michael Freeman

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1136110054

Category: Photography

Page: 192

View: 7753

In bright light, it is easier to take a beautiful photograph with your DSLR. When the sun starts to go down or you are shooting indoors, a whole new skill set is needed. This new addition to the successful Field Guide Series will help you shoot what potentially could be the most lovely image without the help of natural light. No more harsh flash photographs with dreary backgrounds and no more blurry night shots that were exposed too long. Opening with a section on the qualities of different kinds of low light, the book then deals with ways of overcoming gloomy situations, whether you are shooting hand-held or on a tripod. Post-production fixes are also covered, allowing you to turn difficult shots into real works of art.

The Complete Guide to Digital Photography

Author: Michael Freeman

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781600593017

Category: Photography

Page: 224

View: 9639

With over 600 illustrations, this updated edition contains all the information photographers need to create crisp images every time. Here are all the most exciting and up-to-date digital technologies, uncovered: larger-resolution sensors, built-in image stabilization, the latest improvements in cameras and lenses, printers and inks, and the newest versions of image-processing software such as Photoshop CS3. Other sections present the current developments in workflow managers like Lightroom, as well as analyses of raw-file development. A discussion of shooting and processing techniques offers advice on everything from portraits to still lifes.

Capturing Light

The Heart of Photography

Author: Michael Freeman

Publisher: Ilex Press

ISBN: 1781571635

Category: Photography

Page: 256

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For professional photographers, chasing the light, waiting for it, sometimes helping it, and finally capturing it is a constant preoccupation and for some, an obsession. Drawing on four decades of working with light, Michael Freeman takes a simple but practical approach to interpreting, reacting to, and capturing photography's most valuable commodity. Practical advice is organised into three straightforward sections: Waiting, Chasing, and Helping. Begin by mastering the art of patience, and recognise the immense value of anticipating and planning for gorgeous light that's just over the horizon. Then learn the techniques to meet otherwise transient and fleeting lighting conditions halfway, with quick thinking and fast reactions. Finally, make the most of the tools at your disposal to enhance and manipulate light as you find it, covering everything from in-the-field shooting choices to technical transformations in post-production. This is the method of a working professional the way to interpret, approach, and master whatever lighting situation is thrown at you and always get the shot, no matter what.

The Complete Guide to Light & Lighting in Digital Photography

Author: Michael Freeman

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781579908850

Category: Photography

Page: 224

View: 6040

A comprehensive guide to lighting techniques in digital photography covering topics including working with artificial light and daylight.

The Complete Guide to Black & White Digital Photography

Author: Michael Freeman

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781600595233

Category: Photography

Page: 224

View: 8730

Michael Freeman--our top digital photography author and a worldwide name--presents the most comprehensive book yet on black-and-white digital photography. Oversized, beautifully illustrated, and far-reaching in scope, this guide is destined to be a standard reference for years to come. Freeman covers all aspects of black-and-white digital photography: its fine art tradition as well as its techniques. Learn how to see and expose in black and white, digitally convert color to monochrome, and develop a black-and-white digital workflow. Explore creative choices and how to interpret various subjects most skillfully in monochrome. Finally, get an expert’s advice on printing and displaying black-and-white photographs to best effect.

Capturing The Moment

The Essence of Photography

Author: Michael Freeman

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1317564162

Category: Photography

Page: 256

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This is not a book about the fundamentals of shutter speed or how your camera works; it is a book that will teach photographers of all levels how to work with their cameras to capture moments whether they are occurring quickly or unfolding over many hours. Capturing the Moment is about a gesture, an expression, a ball in the net, a whale breaching, like Marilyn Monroe’s skirt flying up or Alfred Eisenstaedt’s image of a kiss between a soldier and nurse in Times Square. Moments in all forms are the true core of photography, and this book will explain how to anticipate them, recognise them, choose them, and capture them, through the eyes and wisdom of award-winning photographer and celebrated author Michael Freeman.

The Photographer's Vision Remastered

Understanding and Appreciating Great Photography

Author: Michael Freeman

Publisher: Ilex Press

ISBN: 1908150661

Category: Photography

Page: 192

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In The Photographer?s Eye, Michael Freeman showed what a photographer needs to do in the instant before the shutter is released. In the sequel, The Photographer?s Mind, he explained the way that professional photographers think a picture through before taking it. Both of these international best-sellers featured Michael?s own photography: stunning landscapes, revealing portraits, and fascinating street photography. Now, in The Photographer?s Vision, he examines the work of photography?s greats, explaining how to look at a photo ? and how to learn from looking at it. The featured work includes some of the most distinguished names in photography?s history: Nick Knight, Frederick Henry Evans, Frans Lanting, Tim Page, Wolfgang Tillmans, Nan Goldin, Paul Outerbridge, Walker Evans, Cindy Sherman, Elliott Erwitt, Trent Parke, Jeff Wall, Paul Strand, Romano Cagnoni, Horst Faas, James Casebere and many more, making this book visually stunning as well as intellectually authoritative.

The Photographer's Pocket Book

Author: Michael Freeman

Publisher: Ilex Press

ISBN: 9781781573433

Category:

Page: 256

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Digital cameras have detailed manuals concentrating on technical features but neglecting the fact that great photographers not only know how to navigate menus - they understand how the operation of their camera will help them to take better pictures. In a handy, take-anywhere format this book, revised from The Photographer's DSLR Pocketbook for the mirrorless age (not forgetting SLRs), gives the reader the benefit of Michael Freeman's decades of professional experience. Opening with the anatomy of a digital camera, the book then covers settings, exposure, capture and image workflow, clarifying the operations of your camera and allowing you to operate it with speed, confidenceand accuracy. Michael's own photography and diagrams illuminate his points perfectly, making this an attractive and informative read.

The Photographer's Eye: Graphic Guide

Composition and Design for Better Digital Photos

Author: Michael Freeman

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1136108297

Category: Photography

Page: 192

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First published in 2013. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Mastering Color Digital Photography

Author: Michael Freeman

Publisher: Lark Books

ISBN: 9781579907068

Category: Photography

Page: 160

View: 8865

Renowned photographer and author Michael Freeman provides a thorough look at the essential ways of dealing with color that will help photographers create striking color digital photographs. Using helpful tips and exercises, he covers everything from capture and calibration to workflow management and output.

Black and White Photography Field Guide

The essential guide to the art of creating black & white images

Author: Michael Freeman

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1135052654

Category: Photography

Page: 192

View: 7418

In this pocket-sized, portable guide, renowned photographer Michael Freeman addresses one of photography's most popular--and challenging--areas: black and white. With advice on lighting, shooting, conversion, and post-production, this is know-how that no photographer can afford to be without. Perfect for the digital photographer who wants to shoot and process RAW files as black and whie images.

Understanding Exposure

How to Shoot Great Photographs With Any Camera

Author: Bryan Peterson

Publisher: Random House LLC

ISBN: 0817439390

Category: Photography

Page: 176

View: 430

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.

Digital Photography Reference System

Author: Michael Freeman

Publisher: Ilex

ISBN: 9781905814831

Category: Photography

Page: 608

View: 3437

Drawing on decades of experience as an internationally acclaimed photographer, author Michael Freeman presents a comprehensive tome on digital photography that takes the reader from initial inspiration, all the way to digital processing and printing. Inside the lavish aluminium photographers case are five new volumes, a handy wallet-sized shooting guide plus a DVD featuring masterclasses from the author himself. 'The Art of Digital Photography' showcases Freemans finest work, and explains how composition, exposure, colour and tone are all crucial for a photograph with impact. 'The Digital Camera Handbook' explores the machinations of digital cameras, outlining the key technologies that photographers need if they want to get great results from their digital SLR, and how to employ them to best effect in real world situations. 'Digital Photography Workflow' is a guide to the all-important areas of image management; from shooting and processing Raw files, through to outputting your images online or in print. 'Creative Image Editing and Special Effects' an essential guide to the digital darkroom features practical and inspirational projects, and is packed with hints and tips. 'Pocket Guide to Shooting' is the perfect companion for the photographer on the move, acting as both a source of inspiration and an aide memoire for key camera settings. 'The Shooting Tips Wallet Guide' is a carry-anywhere, quick-reference for those all important shooting settings. The Digital Imaging DVD contains video masterclasses and on-location, behind-the-scenes footage of the author.

The Photographer's Studio Manual

Author: Michael Freeman

Publisher: Amphoto Books

ISBN: 9780817454647

Category: Photography

Page: 256

View: 2259

A guide to controlled photography in the studio. The first half of the book considers the studio itself, while the second half looks at the relationship between technique and final effect. All levels of equipment and accessories are described, with special attention being paid to lighting.