Photography Beyond Auto

Switch off auto mode and take better, more original photos
Author: Chris Gatcum
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1781573255
Category: Photography
Page: 144
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When you first buy a camera it's great to just shoot away, taking advantage of all the sophisticated automatic features of 'full auto' mode. Real photographers are able to take better photos because they understand what their cameras's auto mode is doing, and when to over-rule it and let creativity reign. This book will make you a real photographer. Phhotography Beyond Auto is an easily accessible guide which will set you free. Unlike other beginners book it does not attempt to explain each and very button, dial and feature on your camera, or explore precisely where each pixel comes from. Instead it concentrates on the key creative controls, including exposure, focus and colour; essential skills that'll enable you to take the sensational pictures that Auto mode simply can't.

Beyond Auto

Switch off the auto setting on your camera & start taking better, more original photos
Author: Chris Gatcum
Publisher: Ilex Press
ISBN: 9781781572665
Category: Photography
Page: 128
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Beginners in photography will let their camera's Auto mode handle all of the complexities of aperture, shutter speed, white balance and so on. But as useful as Auto is in these early stages, it will rapidly limit you to boring, technically perfect shots that won't spark any interest. Beyond Auto is the easily accessible guide that shows how taking control of your camera's settings sets you free. Unlike other beginner books, it doesn't attempt to explain each and every button, dial and feature on your camera, or explore precisely where a pixel comes from. Instead it concentrates on the photographic "holy trinity" of exposure, focus and color, and the essential skills that will enable you to take the sensational pictures that Auto mode can't.

Beyond Auto Mode

A Guide to Taking Control of Your Photography
Author: Jennifer Bebb
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118239989
Category: Photography
Page: 320
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Beyond Snapshots

How to Take That Fancy DSLR Camera Off "Auto" and Photograph Your Life like a Pro
Author: Rachel Devine,Peta Mazey
Publisher: Amphoto Books
ISBN: 0817435816
Category: Photography
Page: 240
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Ready to Capture Your Story with Beautiful Photos? Let professional photographers Rachel Devine and Peta Mazey show you how to use that fancy DSLR to photograph the story of your life, from falling in love and having a baby, to the everyday moments that are no less precious. You’ll learn: • Common beginner mistakes and how to avoid them • How to take portraits of your children, friends, pets—even yourself • How to capture light to make your photos more dramatic • How to make colors pop, eyes sparkle, and skin tones more realistic • How to capture the uniqueness and wonder of your family, friends, and world After all, why trust your memories to regular snapshots when with just a little knowledge, you can create beautiful photographs? Be inspired to see the beauty around you, every day. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Understanding Shutter Speed


Author: Bryan Peterson
Publisher: Amphoto Books
ISBN: 0817400214
Category: Photography
Page: 160
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The first book in the Understanding Photography series, Understanding Exposure, was a runaway best-seller, with more than 250,000 copies sold. Now author Bryan Peterson brings his signature style to another important photography topic: shutter speed. With clear, jargon-free explanations of terms and techniques, plus compelling “before-and-after” photos that pair a mediocre image (created using the wrong shutter speed) with a great image (created using the right shutter speed), this is the definitive practical guide to mastering an often-confusing subject. Topics include freezing and implying motion, panning, zooming, exposure, Bogen Super Clamps, and rendering motion effects with Photoshop, all with helpful guidance for both digital and film formats. Great for beginners and serious amateurs, Understanding Shutter Speed is the definitive handy guide to mastering shutter speed for superb results.

Complete Photography

Understand cameras to take, edit and share better photos
Author: Chris Gatcum
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1781574944
Category: Photography
Page: 400
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Finally a fresh, accessible, guide to photography that covers everything, from basics and techniques to digital processing, completely clear and illustrated by masterclasses from famous pros. This is the book for everyone who wants to take great photos but doesn't know where to begin. With it, you'll learn how to compose a shot for visual impact, focus it to attract the viewer's eye, and expose it so every detail is captured. In short, you'll become a photographer! Completely focused on improving your pictures, Complete Photography is packed with the work of inspirational professionals and the expertise of Chris Gatcum, one of the world's best-selling photographer-authors. With clear explanations in everyday language, and carefully selected examples to illustrate every point, Gatcum brings fantastic photography within everyone's grasp. Contents: Introduction Exposure Light & Colour Lenses Composition Post-Processing In the Bag

Understanding Exposure

How to Shoot Great Photographs With Any Camera
Author: Bryan Peterson
Publisher: Random House LLC
ISBN: 0817439390
Category: Photography
Page: 176
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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 Photography Field Guide


Author: Bryan Peterson
Publisher: Amphoto Books
ISBN: 0817400192
Category: Photography
Page: 400
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Everything you need to know in one take-anywhere field guide! This all-in-one guide from renowned photographer, instructor, and author Bryan Peterson will help you take better photos anytime, anywhere–with any camera. Want to finally understand exposure? Interested in learning to "see" and composing your images more creatively? Ready to master the magic of light? It’s all here, the techniques every amateur photographer needs to take better nature, landscape, people, and close-up photos. You’ll even get creative techniques, like making "rain" and capturing "ghosts," and practical advice on gear, equipment, and postprocessing software. Filled with Bryan’s inspirational photographs, this is the one essential guide for every camera bag.

Creative Digital Photography

52 Weekend Projects
Author: Chris Gatcum
Publisher: Ilex Press
ISBN: 1908150211
Category: Photography
Page: 176
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Do you wish you could take better, more exciting photos? Now you can, with 'Creative Digital Photography: 52 Weekend Projects'. Through this collection of handy weekend projects you will get expert insights and clear step-by-step instructions across the field of photography so you too can learn diverse techniques for taking and processing photos, and discover how to make useful equipment for minimal cost. Whether you're making a simple diffuser for your flash, setting up a time-lapse shoot or simply taking a chance and tossing your camera in the air, you will develop your skills, making your own stunning images and standing out from the crowd. Designed for photographers of all levels with the projects graded in complexity.

The Beginner's Photography Guide


Author: N.A
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 146541634X
Category: Photography
Page: 192
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In contrast to the jargon-filled manuals that come with most digital cameras, The Beginner's Photography Guide presents step-by-step digital slr camera basics, while introducing and demonstrating a wide variety of techniques that will inspire the novice digital photographer. Grouped together by themes-color, composition, natural light, framing, and more-each camera technique is broken down into an easy-to-follow step-by-step sequence, and features annotated photographs and suggestions on getting the best from digital slr cameras and taking eye-catching photos.

Night Photography

From Snapshots to Great Shots
Author: Gabriel Biderman,Tim Cooper
Publisher: Peachpit Press
ISBN: 0133510670
Category: Photography
Page: 240
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Are you a night owl looking to make stunning images of streetscapes, fireworks, 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, photographer Gabriel Biderman brings you the basics of digital night photography—exposure, composition, and light—and how to scout and capture different nocturnal locations once the sun goes down. Gabriel will help you understand the fundamentals and bring your unique artistic expression to any night situation. 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, understand color temperature, and add flash or slow sync Explore color, light painting, 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, compelling photos, this book teaches you how to take control of your photography to get the image you want every time. And once you have the shot, show it off and join the book’s Flickr group: www.flickr.com/groups/night_fromsnapshotstogreatshots

Beyond Portraiture


Author: Bryan Peterson
Publisher: Amphoto Books
ISBN: 0817400273
Category: Photography
Page: 160
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Great portraits go beyond a mere record of a face. They reveal one of the millions of intimate human moments that make up a life. In Beyond Portraiture, renowned photographer Bryan Peterson shows how to spot those “ah-ha!” moments and capture them forever. A teary child...old people laughing together...a smiling girl with big, big hair. Everyone remember pictures like these, usually taken by a mother, a father, a friend holding a camera, forever preserving small yet revealing vignettes of our personal histories. But we always relied on pure luck and chance to catch those moments. Peterson’s approach explains what makes a photo memorable, how to spot the universal themes that everyone can identify with, and how to use lighting, setting, and exposure to reveal the wonder and the joy of everyday moments. Beyond Portraiture makes it easy to create indelible memories with light and shadow. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Light and Shoot 50 Fashion Photos


Author: Chris Gatcum
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1136087419
Category: Photography
Page: 144
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First published in 2011. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Bryan Peterson's Exposure Solutions

The Most Common Photography Problems and How to Solve Them
Author: Bryan Peterson,Jeff Kent
Publisher: Amphoto Books
ISBN: 0770433057
Category: Photography
Page: 143
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Identifies twenty-eight common exposure problems for amateur photographers and, for each issue, points out pitfalls and offers simple solutions.

Beyond Auto Mode

A Guide to Taking Control of Your Photography
Author: Jennifer Bebb
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118239989
Category: Photography
Page: 320
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Photo-Graphics: Exposure

An Infographic Guide to Photography
Author: David Taylor
Publisher: Ammonite Press
ISBN: 9781781452707
Category:
Page: 176
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Photo-Graphics: Exposure looks behind the lens at the science of light, color, and lenses, and then applies this to the practical matters of such essentials as shutter speed, aperture, ISO, depth of field, metering, movement, histograms, exposure adjustment, and dynamic range. All the relevant information is presented in instantly engaging infographics that inform, illuminate, intrigue, and entertain, creating a unique guide to photographic technique that can be studied from start to finish or kept in the camera bag as a dip-in refresher course that s as exciting to the photographer s eye as it is essential to the photographer s craft."

Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs


Author: Henry Carroll
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 9781780673356
Category: Photography
Page: 128
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Photography is now more popular than ever thanks to the rapid development of digital cameras. Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs is for this new wave of DSLR dabblers and users of compact system, and bridge cameras. It contains no graphs, no techie diagrams and no camera club jargon. Instead, it inspires readers through iconic images and playful copy packed with hands-on tips. Split into five sections, the book covers composition, exposure, light, lenses, and seeing. Images taken by master photographers – including Henri Cartier- Bresson, Sebastião Salgado, Fay Godwin, and Martin Parr – serve to illustrate points and encourage readers to try out new ideas. Today's aspiring photographers want immediacy and see photography as an affordable way of expressing themselves quickly and creatively. This book answers that need, teaching readers how to take photographs using professional techniques.

Nikon D5500 For Dummies


Author: Julie Adair King,King
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119102111
Category: Computers
Page: 352
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Amazing photos are just a touch away with your Nikon D5500and For Dummies The Nikon D5500 is the ideal camera for the connectedgeneration. With WiFi connectivity and a touchscreen interface, itoffers all the convenience of a smartphone combined with the powerof a DSLR camera. Nikon D5500 For Dummies is the ultimatefull-color guide to your new camera, packed with all the tips,tricks, and know-how you need to start shooting with your NikonD5500. From using camera controls to exploring lens and flashoptions, working in auto modes to making the most of manualsettings, understanding exposure to adjusting color and focus, andeverything in between, this fun and easy resource has youcovered. Walk through the features of your Nikon D5500 and discoverwhat each camera control does Take your first photos in automatic mode, then work your way upto scene modes, priority modes, and manual settings Gain insight into exposure, lighting, composition, color,focus, and other digital photography basics Put your skills to work to shoot better portraits, actionshots, outdoor photos, and night images If you're ready to focus on your Nikon D5500 and all it can do,Nikon D5500 For Dummies is here to help!

The Complete Guide to Nature Photography

Professional Techniques for Capturing Digital Images of Nature and Wildlife
Author: Sean Arbabi
Publisher: Amphoto Books
ISBN: 0817400176
Category: Photography
Page: 240
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The authoritative guide for photographing nature in today’s digital world Infused with both a passion for nature and an abundance of technical expertise, The Complete Guide to Nature Photography guides amateur photographers through every stage of shooting landscapes, close-ups, and animal portraits in today’s digital world. Master nature photographer Sean Arbabi offers insider advice on everything from packing your gear bag to selecting sites, staying safe while working in the field, getting a perfect exposure, composing your images for maximum impact, and processing your digital images afterward. Packed with more than 200 inspiring and instructive images, this complete course is the only book you’ll need to capture the beauty of the world around you. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Camera Lucida

Reflections on Photography
Author: Roland Barthes
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780374521349
Category: Philosophy
Page: 119
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"Examining the themes of presence and absence, the relationship between photography and theatre, history and death, these 'reflections on photography' begin as an investigation into the nature of photographs. Then, as Barthes contemplates a photograph of his mother as a child, the book becomes an exposition of his own mind."--Alibris.