Michael Freeman's Photo School Fundamentals

Exposure, Light & Lighting, Composition

Author: Michael Freeman

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1135020779

Category: Photography

Page: 352

View: 5621

Photography is international best-seller Michael Freeman’s life, and in this book he works together with fellow photography experts to share his and their knowledge with anyone who wants to learn not only how to take better photos, but also why those photographs work and where they fit in with the history of the craft. Inspired by the structure of a college course and the benefits of a collective learning environment, this book teaches the fundamentals of photography not just through comprehensive lessons and instructions, but also through challenges in which readers can participate. Sample work from Michael’s students provides inspiration, and critical evaluations of the results ensure that the core concepts are being grasped every step of the way. Additionally, readers can join in by sharing their work via the series’ dedicated website.

The Complete Guide to Digital Photography

Author: Michael Freeman

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781600593017

Category: Photography

Page: 224

View: 9765

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.

The Complete Guide to Light & Lighting in Digital Photography

Author: Michael Freeman

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781579908850

Category: Photography

Page: 224

View: 5297

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

Michael Freeman's Top Digital Photography Tips

Author: Michael Freeman

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781600594182

Category: Photography

Page: 176

View: 7463

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.

How to Cheat in Maya 2013

Tools and Techniques for Character Animation

Author: Eric Luhta,Kenny Roy

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136146210

Category: Art

Page: 320

View: 6854

All professional animators know a handful of secrets that give them an edge in a production environment. "How to Cheat in Maya" puts these secrets in your hands! Learn time and energy saving techniques tested in real Hollywood productions in this book, jam-packed with screenshots and scene files designed to get you up to speed quickly. From menus to modeling, lipsync to lighting, How to Cheat in Maya 2013 covers all of the methods available in the latest version of Maya. Get up to speed quickly and produce stellar results with these insider workflows. With new, updated cheats for the latest version of Maya, "How to Cheat in Maya" is an essential guide for amateur and professional 3D animators alike. Fulyl updated with gold-mine coverage including: expanded sections on production workflow, all new chapters covering rigging cheats and Maya's referencing tools, and brand new project files demonstrating production-proven techniques. The companion website includes complete scene files for exercises and techniques, extra rigs, Quicktime movies of full projects, and video tutorials.

Michael Freeman's Photo School Fundamentals

Exposure > Light & Lighting > Composition > Digital Editing

Author: Michael Freeman

Publisher: Ilex Press

ISBN: 178157216X

Category: Photography

Page: 352

View: 4264

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 Photo School

Portrait

Author: Michael Freeman,Gary Eastwood

Publisher: Ilex Press

ISBN: 9781908150950

Category: Photography

Page: 160

View: 8851

An original, collaborative approach to developing your photographic skills. Learn to capture character and personality in this complete course on producing vibrant portraits. Michael Freeman teaches not only how to pose your subject and frame your shots, but also how to build and capitalise on flattering lighting scenarios, whether its natural window light or advanced studio setups. Consider the optimal backgrounds and settings, learn simple and effective retouching techniques, and elevate your portrait work with creative and personal interpretations. As with all of the Photo School titles, this book employs an innovative, collaborative approach to mastering photographic technique, with the work of talented students given the benefit of Michael Freemans experience in thoughtful critiques. A variety of creative challenges and exercises also will help photographers develop their own vision and produce portrait photos that command attention.

The Photographer's Story

The Art of Visual Narrative

Author: Michael Freeman

Publisher: Ilex Press

ISBN: 1781570469

Category: Photography

Page: 192

View: 8541

Having already taught you how to compose and interpret great photos, Michael Freeman now continues his best-selling series by exploring the most successful methods for presenting photography meaningfully and in an engaging format. This is the critical ?next step? that separates adequate image galleries from captivating collections ? and disinterested viewers from enthralled audiences. Tapping into his decades of experience shooting for such publications as Smithsonian, GEO, and Condé Nast Traveller (among many others), Michael Freeman studies the photo-essay phenomenon that took the world by storm and gave storytellers a completely new set of tools to construct their narratives. Having established how rhythm, pacing, and careful organisation build tension and cultivate interest, Freeman goes on to explain what this means for presenting your own photos, particularly in the new digital formats of online galleries, slideshows, and tablets. The Photographer?s Story will enliven your images, refresh your perspective, and elevate your understanding of how photographs work together to tell a story. Your audiences will thank you for it.

Capturing The Moment

The Essence of Photography

Author: Michael Freeman

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1317564162

Category: Photography

Page: 256

View: 8642

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 Elements of Photography

Understanding and Creating Sophisticated Images

Author: Angela Faris Belt

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136103414

Category: Photography

Page: 436

View: 4540

The greatly revised and expanded edition of The Elements of Photography is a new kind of textbook for a new generation of photographers. Moving far beyond the usual technical manual, Angela Faris Belt dives deep into merging technique and vision, allowing you to master craft while adding meaning to your images. Here you'll really learn to see photographically, expand your creative and conceptual use of apertures and shutter speeds, and choose the right media to create the look and feel you want.

The Art of the Photograph

Essential Habits for Stronger Compositions

Author: Art Wolfe, Inc.,Rob Sheppard,Dewitt Jones

Publisher: Amphoto Books

ISBN: 0770433766

Category: Photography

Page: 256

View: 8303

Learn to take better pictures in this step-by-step, how-to photography guide filled with tips on lighting, equipment, inspiration, and more. Featuring more than 200 of master photographer Art Wolfe's stunning images, The Art of the Photograph helps amateur photographers of all levels break bad habits and shatter common yet incorrect assumptions that hold many photographers back. This is Wolfe’s ultimate master class, in which he shares the most important insights and techniques learned in four decades of award-winning photography. Along with co-author Rob Sheppard, Wolfe challenges us to stop focusing on subjects we feel we should photograph and instead, to “see like a camera sees,” seek out a personal point of view, and construct stunning, meaningful images. You’ll also learn how to: · Reexamine prejudices that define (and limit) what you photograph · See beyond the subject to let light and shadow lead you to the right image · Find inspiration, including the story behind Wolfe's own photographic journey. · Use formal art principles to build more compelling images. · Choose the right camera and lens for the image you see in your mind's eye. · Recognize the 10 deadly sins of composition—and how to avoid them. · …and even get a behind-the-lens look at Wolfe’s equipment and workflow. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The New Complete Guide to Digital Photography

Author: Michael Freeman

Publisher: Ilex Press

ISBN: 9781781570005

Category: Photography

Page: 224

View: 4320

Revised and updated, the new edition of the best-selling classic: over 500,000 copies of previous editions in print worldwide Every new generation of digital cameras offers more photographic possibilities, and the options can be baffling. This completely updated edition of Michael Freemans best-selling Complete Guide to Digital Photography introduces all the knowledge youll need to cut to the chase and create perfect photographs every time. You'll gain a thorough understanding of how today's cameras work, an introduction to digital editing techniques that make the most of the technology's capabilities, and a grounding in photography's fundamentals; all the expertise that Michael Freeman has gained in his successful career as a professional assignment photographer. With over 600 examples, a no-nonsense, jargon-busting glossary of terms and a full index for easy reference, it is an indispensable onestop source of photographic information and expertise.

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

View: 6799

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

Art Beyond the Lens

Working with Digital Textures

Author: Sarah Gardner

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136108696

Category: Photography

Page: 192

View: 5652

Vintage-looking, dream-like textures can open up a whole new world in your photography. However, there is much, much more to working with textures than simply merging them with an image via Photoshop. In this gorgeous new guide from texture guru Sarah Gardner, you'll learn everything there is to know about how to maximize the potential of these exciting tools. In addition to hundreds of beautiful example images, this book is also packed with practical advice on what makes a good texture, and how and when to use them. How an image is initially captured and processed has a significant impact on the effect a texture will have, so you'll also learn what to consider when composing and shooting (rather than simply relying on post-processing) and how to use lighting and background considerations effectively for later work with textures. Workshop notes and a supplemental website will help you put Sarah's techniques into practice immediately. Beautiful enough to sit on your coffee table yet practical enough to store near your computer, this book will show you everything you need to know to get that coveted vintage-feel in your images, whether you're a casual family snapper or a seasoned professional.

Lensbaby

Bending your perspective

Author: Corey Hilz

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 113608925X

Category: Photography

Page: 328

View: 9397

If you've ever wished you could learn about all of the creative possibilities the Lensbaby offers, this is the book for you! Seeing subjects with a new perspective is at the heart of the Lensbaby experience, and with the essential information found in this book, you'll be able to take your creative exploration to the next level. Written by Lensbaby Guru Corey Hilz, Lensbaby: Bending Your Perspective starts off with an overview of each lens in the Lensbaby suite. Then comes the fun stuff! Packed with tips on composition and techniques for capturing your best images, you'll be immersed in the wonderful world of Lensbaby in no time. On nearly every page you'll find a full color image created by a Lensbaby expert to inspire your own shooting. You'll also find complete coverage of all of the Lensbaby accessories, from the Optic Swap System to a macro kit, creative aperture discs, and a super wide angle lens. With this gorgeous and practical book by your side, you'll never see the world in the same way again.

The Photographer's Mind

Author: Michael Freeman

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136089012

Category: Photography

Page: 193

View: 1068

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.

ABCs of Beautiful Light

Author: Rosanne Olson

Publisher: Amherst Media

ISBN: 1608957187

Category: Photography

Page: 128

View: 5335

Everything we see is lit by one source or another. The questions are: what and how? That is what this book is designed to teach you. Through Rosanne Olson’s tried-and-true course on lighting principles for photography, video, and art in general, you will discover how the angles and heights of your light sources affect your pictures. You will learn how to work with light modifiers to change the quality of your light, and how to control light to create a feeling of depth and dimension—whether you’re shooting with natural light, continuous artificial light, studio strobes, dedicated flash, or a combination of sources. Assignments are included to help you put each concept into practice as you perfect your skills and train your eyes to see the subtleties of light. You will never look at a photograph or painting in the same way after you read this book!

Plug In with Nik

A Photographer's Guide to Creating Dynamic Images with Nik Software

Author: John Batdorff

Publisher: Peachpit Press

ISBN: 0133064956

Category: Photography

Page: 240

View: 9401

Extend your photographic vision and harness the full power of Nik's Plug-In Suite (now re-branded as the Nik Collection by Google) with this beautifully illustrated guide that covers the full plug-in suite: Dfine 2.0, Viveza 2, HDR Efex Pro 2, Color Efex Pro 4 Complete Edition, Silver Efex Pro 2, and Sharpener Pro 3.0. Pro photographer John Batdorff provides easy-to-follow instructions for processing and enhancing your landscapes, portraits, and streetscapes with Nik from start to finish. Nik Collection by Google offers precise and natural enhancements without complicated selections or masks. John includes the benefits of each plug-in and how to incorporate each one in your workflow, whether you use Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, or Aperture, to create more dynamic photographs. In this guide you will learn to: recognize and reduce digital noise using Dfine; fine-tune your color images using Global and Selective adjustments in Viveza; combine existing presets; understand key adjustments for creating HDR images; and create your own presets in Silver Efex Pro, HDR Efex Pro, and Color Efex Pro.

The Landscape Photography Workshop

Author: Ross Hoddinott & Mark Bauer

Publisher: GMC PUBLICATIONS LTD

ISBN: 1781450498

Category: Photography

Page: 176

View: 5414

Learn the art of capturing awe-inspiring landscape shots with this workshop within a book. Two of the UKs leading landscape photographers come together to share their wealth of experience and teaching skills in this new title. The Landscape Photography Workshop aims to take the reader from the very basics of equipment and exposure through to advanced techniques. Landscape essentials, such as composition and filtration, are covered in depth and explained in a precise yet easy-to-understand manner.