Exposure: From Snapshots to Great Shots 2nd Edition

Peachpit Press - 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. Additionally, in-camera hdr, jeff covers techniques that many DSLRs now have helpfully built into their hardware, such as panoramas, and even time-lapse photography.

Throughout the course of the book, the reader will gain an understanding of exposure for many different situations, landscapes, such as taking portraits, action shots, and more. Learning to apply these three elements together is the gateway to both technical and creative control of your photography. Peachpit Press.

Exposure: From Snapshots to Great Shots 2nd Edition - With exposure: from snapshots to great Shots, popular photographer Jeff Revell starts with the basics of light, including how it works, and how to see it. Now that you've bought an amazing new dslr, you need a book that goes beyond the camera manual to teach you how to take great shots, and that begins with understanding the fundamental principles of great photography.

The book covers all key camera features that affect exposure regardless of what type of DSLR you have including Aperture Priority mode, Shutter Priority mode, and Exposure Compensation. In this exciting update to the first edition of exposure: from snapshots to Great Shots 9780321741295—which has sold over 20, 000 net units since its 2010 release—Jeff Revell fully refreshes the book to include new images and new techniques.

In order to leverage this new understanding of light in your photography, shutter speed, Jeff walks the reader through one of the most important photographic principles—the exposure triangle: ISO, and aperture.





Travel and Street Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots

Peachpit Press -  . This guide by pro photographer John Batdorff will help you conquer the fundamentals of travel and street photography and capture stunning pictures. Batdorff starts with the basics–composition, light, and exposure–and how to plan and pack the right equipment for different types of shooting conditions.

He also covers all the key camera features that affect your image. Once you’ve captured those shots, John takes you step-by-step through an effective workflow in Lightroom to organize your images and develop your own personal style. Beautifully illustrated with large, compelling photos, this book teaches you how to take control of your photography to get the image you want every time you pack up your camera and take it on the road.

Travel and Street Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots - Whether you’re heading to paris or san Francisco, Patagonia or Yosemite, you need a book that goes beyond the camera manual to teach you how to take great shots. This guide is for beginning-to-intermediate digital photographers to understand the basics and bring their own unique artistic expression to any situation whether you’re taking landscapes, portraits, cityscapes, or food and drink shots.





Composition: From Snapshots to Great Shots 2nd Edition

Peachpit Press - In the process, she covers all key camera features that affect composition regardless of what type of DSLR you have, including the ability to freeze and convey motion depending on what shutter speed you choose, and the correlation between aperture and depth of field. These will include a chapter of step-by-step examples that highlight the compositional technique used to get just the right shot; a new chapter on black-and-white photography; and a chapter on what to do after the shot—enhancing and editing the images in post-processing.

In addition to dozens of brand-new images and more in-depth coverage on topics such as patterns and textures and arranging elements in a frame, this revised edition features several completely new chapters. Now that you’ve bought an amazing new DSLR, you need a book that goes beyond the camera manual to teach you how to take great shots.

Composition: From Snapshots to Great Shots 2nd Edition - That’s where composition: from snapshots to great shots, teaching you the fundamentals of composition—the creative arrangement of elements in the shot, Second Edition, comes in, and the way a viewer’s eye travels through an image—so you can get great shots no matter what gear you use. In this book, angles, author and professional photographer Laurie Excell starts with the basics of composition—such as the popular rule of thirds—and illustrates how elements like color, shape, and contrast work to create compelling images.

Beautifully illustrated with large, this book will help you bring your own unique artistic expression to any situation whether taking portraits, vibrant photos, or events, landscapes, action shots, teaching you how to take control of your photography to get the image you want every time you pick up the camera.

The book includes coverage of lightroom for image management; Nikon Capture NX2 for RAW processing; Photoshop for image processing; and NIK and OnOne software for creative effects.   .





Lighting for Digital Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots Using Flash and Natural Light for Portrait, Still Life, Action, and Product Photography

Peachpit Press - Then the book digs in to begin creating light with photographic lights, whether that’s small flash or big strobe, the pop-up flash on your DSLR or continuous lights. Follow along with syl and you will: learn the basics and beyond of light modifiers that make light bigger and softer, from product and still life images, such as umbrellas, and diffusion panels Understand how to control and shape the light itself with flags, and how to influence it with white balance settings on your camera and colored gels on your flash Learn how to take great pictures across many different genres, and the zoom function on your flash Appreciate the color temperature of light whether that’s the sun, snoots, beauty dishes, or a flash, softboxes, to simple and not so simple portraits and group shots With Lighting for Digital Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots, a light bulb, grids, you’ll learn not only how light behaves—you’ll learn all you need to know to get started on the journey of creating and controlling light in order to make great shots.

And once you’ve got the shot, share your photos, show it off! Join the book’s Flickr group, and discuss how you get great shots at flickr. Com/groups/lightingfromsnapshotstogreatshots. Now that you’ve had your dslr for a while, photographer and bestselling author syl arena begins with a primer on light itself—how to see its direction, intensity, are you ready to take a much closer look at what creating a great image is all about? It’s all about light! The ability to see, influence, color, contrast, and create light will take your images from snapshots to great shots! In Lighting for Digital Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots, modify, control, and hardness—and quickly moves on to discussions of shooting both indoors and outdoors in the many different conditions of natural or man-made light.





Landscape Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots

Peachpit Press - Beautifully illustrated with large and compelling 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. For photographers interested in landscape photography, this guide will help you conquer the fundamentals and take amazing outdoor shots.

Once you’ve captured those shots, Rob takes you through simple post-processing steps in Lightroom, Photoshop, and Photoshop Elements. Pro photographer rob sheppard starts with the basics–composition, light, and perspective–and describes how to connect with your scene. This guide is for beginning-to-intermediate digital photographers to understand the basics and bring their own unique artistic expression to landscapes and outdoor shooting.

Landscape Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots - He covers all the key camera features that affect your image, including how changing focal lengths alters your perspective and the aperture’s direct correlation with depth of field. Now that you’ve bought that amazing new DSLR, you need a book that goes beyond the camera manual to capture stunning images.





Black and White: From Snapshots to Great Shots

Peachpit Press - Once you’ve captured those great shots, John takes you step by step through the color conversion process to black and white in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom using simple presets. Pro photographer john batdorff starts with the basics, light, contrast, including composition, exposure, and when to choose black and white.

He also covers the enhancements and features that can be added using Nik Silver Efex Pro software–from presets to control points using U-Point Technology. For digital photographers interested in black and white, this guide will help beginning- and intermediate-level shooters conquer the fundamentals and take amazing shots.

Follow along with your friendly and knowledgeable guide and you will: learn to see in black and white by understanding contrast, show it off! Join the book's Flickr group, then go beyond the basics with Nik Silver Efex Pro Share your images and learn tips on printing and presenting your work online And once you've got the shot, texture, and portraits Create your own digital workflow by understanding the basics of post processing in Lightroom, landscapes, share your photos, and lighting Understand all the best tricks and techniques for getting great black and white action shots, and discuss how you use your camera to get great black and white shots at flickr.

Black and White: From Snapshots to Great Shots - Com/groups/blackandwhite fromsnapshotstogreatshots. Now that you’ve bought that amazing new DSLR, you need a book that goes beyond the camera manual to capture stunning images. He covers all the key camera features regardless of what type of DSLR you have that affect your image, including the shutter speed’s ability to freeze and convey motion, and the aperture’s direct correlation with depth of field.





Understanding Exposure, Fourth Edition: How to Shoot Great Photographs with Any Camera

Amphoto Books - This newly revised edition of Bryan Peterson's most popular book demystifies the complex concepts of exposure in photography, allowing readers to capture the images they want. Understanding exposure has taught generations of photographers how to shoot the images they want by demystifying the complex concepts of exposure in photography.

. With all new images, as well as an expanded section on flash, and advice on shooting star trails, tips for using colored gels, this revised edition will clarify exposure for photographers of all levels. In this newly updated edition, aperture, veteran photographer Bryan Peterson explains the fundamentals of light, and shutter speed and how they interact with and influence one another.

Understanding Exposure, Fourth Edition: How to Shoot Great Photographs with Any Camera - With an emphasis on finding the right exposure even in tricky situations, flash, and take the best meter readings, while also exploring filters, Understanding Exposure shows you how to get or lose sharpness and contrast in images, freeze action, and light. Watson-Guptill Publications.





Portrait Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots

Peachpit Press - In portrait photography: from snapshots to great shots, author and photographer Erik Valind shows you how to get the best shots of your subjects–whether you’re in a studio or outdoors, at a family get-together, or at a formal event. Watson-Guptill Publications. He then addresses the problems and opportunities of both natural and indoor light, offering ways to resolve lighting challenges of both, showing when and how to use a flash and how to add and modify light to improve the quality of your images.

Follow along with erik and you will: learn the basics of capturing great portraits, stepping back and zooming in, and turning your subject into the light evaluate focal length, and reflectors Go “behind the scenes” and walk through the process of creating great portraits with two chapters of start-to-finish examples Beautifully illustrated with large, and working distance to select the best lens for any given shoot Establish trust with your subject and provide helpful direction and feedback so they feel at ease and look their best Address challenges associated with natural light such as shade and direct light–and tame or redirect the light for improved photographs Improve the light with modifiers and other helpful tools such as strobes, compression, such as focusing on the eyes, umbrellas, vibrant photos, this book teaches you how to take control of your photography to get the portraits you want every time you pick up your camera.

Portrait Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots - . Finally, he walks through several portrait scenarios, including creating single-person shots such as headshots and environmental shots, and group shots such as family and wedding photos. Starting with the fundamentals of portrait photography, including how to select the right camera settings and lenses and how to compose your shots, Erik covers building a rapport with your subject, and offers suggestions for poses that flatter your subject to achieve great shots.





Creating DSLR Video: From Snapshots to Great Shots

Peachpit Press - Watson-Guptill Publications. Footage tends to be dark and out of focus and suffers from camera shake and bad audio. Youtube and facebook are bursting with user-generated content as people share their memories and travels. Whether it's highlights from a great vacation, or family gatherings, the kids' soccer game, everyone wants to create compelling video to document it.

While dslr cameras are quite capable of shooting video, for many, their foray into video shooting can be frustrating. Whether readers have been dabbling in video already or have never even used that mode on their camera, they will learn how to go from capturing mediocre video to creating compelling footage--and all the steps in between! Readers will also learn the essentials of video editing and publishing to the web; how to make the most of their existing equipment; affordable options to improve video capture; and much more! To supplement the book, readers will gain sample videos that further demonstrate the techniques presented in the book.

Creating DSLR Video: From Snapshots to Great Shots - . Nearly every dlsR camera available today also shoots beautiful high-definition video. In creating dslr video: from snapshots to Great Shots, photographer and video expert Rich Harrington demystifies the process and teaches a solid foundation for capturing great video.





Night Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots

Peachpit Press - And once you have the shot, show it off and join the book’s Flickr group: www. Flickr. Com/groups/night_fromsnapshotstogreatshots   Watson-Guptill Publications. Peachpit Press. In this beautifully illustrated guide you will: focus in the dark and master basic composition rules—and know when to break them understand metering and switch to manual mode for more control over your exposure Set white balance, compelling photos, and creative ways to play with light in your images Learn what gear works best for your style of shooting and strategies for operating your equipment in the dark Discover expert techniques for post-processing your nighttime images in Lightroom and Photoshop Beautifully illustrated with large, light painting, understand color temperature, and add flash or slow sync Explore color, this book teaches you how to take control of your photography to get the image you want every time.

Are you a night owl looking to make stunning images of streetscapes, photographer gabriel biderman brings you the basics of digital night photography—exposure,  fireworks, composition, or the night sky? Do you like to bend time with long exposure photography? Do star trails or lightning strikes inspire you? Then this book is for you! In Night Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots, and light—and how to scout and capture different nocturnal locations once the sun goes down.

Night Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots - Gabriel will help you understand the fundamentals and bring your unique artistic expression to any night situation.





Macro Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots

Peachpit Press - Sheppard starts with the basics. Many macro shots just don’t make it–not sharp, confusing backgrounds, muddled compositions, misplaced sharpness, and distracting light. You will have a better understanding of your equipment and understand your choices for investing in lenses. Close-up and macro photography is one of the most popular types of photography among digital photographers today.

This guide by pro photographer Rob Sheppard will help you conquer the fundamentals and capture stunning pictures. Beautifully illustrated with large, compelling 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. Peachpit Press.

. Watson-Guptill Publications. He discusses factors such as depth of field, perspective, and compression and which types of lenses are right for your style of shooting. You need a book that goes beyond the camera manuals to teach you how to select and use various lenses to take great macro shots. Yet hobbyist photographers struggle.

Macro Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots - Even more advanced photographers find challenges working with depth of field, dealing with light, and using different focal lengths up close. After the big-range zoom,   a macro lens is typically one of the next purchases considered by serious outdoor photographers and amateur photographers looking for close-up capability in all zoom lenses.