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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Take Control of Your Camera... but Only When You Have To 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. SimplePhotography Beyond Auto is an easily accessible guide which will set you free. Concise Unlike other books, Photography Beyond Auto does not attempt to explain every switch, dial and button on your camera, or explore precisely where each pixel comes from. 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. Time-saving Auto mode does a good job a lot of the time, so Photography Beyond Auto will help you understand, in easy-to-understand terms, why camera auto makes the decisions it does, and whether they will help or hinder your creative vision. Inspiring Filled with creative examples that'll make you want to get shooting straight away.

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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Kreative Fotografie

52 Wochenendprojekte
Author: Chris Gatcum
Publisher: Pearson Deutschland GmbH
ISBN: 9783827244703
Category:
Page: 52
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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.

Digital Photography

Expert Techniques
Author: Ken Milburn
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9780596526900
Category: Computers
Page: 387
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Provides information on digital photography, covering such topics as getting the best shot, panoramas, photo corrections, converting photographs to paintings, retouching photographs, color printing, and creating a digital slide show.

The New Language of Digital Photography


Author: Brian Leng
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 1491873655
Category: Photography
Page: 44
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Digital Photography was first introduced to the general public around 1989, depending in what part of the world you were during that time. Since then, people have been getting rid of their film cameras and turning them in for new DSLR s (Digital Single Lens Reflex) which has given photographer many new options to choose from that they didn t have with film cameras. Since DSLR s affords so many options, unless you know a lot about digital photography, you might think that if you went out and purchased a $2000.00 camera you d be able to take photographs just like a National Geographic photographer. But just buying an expensive camera won t make you take better photographs then you did with your film camera. When I teach my Basic Digital Photography I tell the class that you need to first and foremost, you need to learn the language of photography which is not as easy as one may think. Learning how to make photographs rather than take photographs requires one to understand the many options that digital photography has to offer. Most people get frustrated in learning how to use their camera and just wind up setting the automatic setting on the camera which defeats the whole purpose of buying a digital camera in the first place. Because a digital camera gives more options to the photographer, what this booklet does is cut the many options down to three basic camera controls. Once you ve learn the three controls you can move on in learning more advanced options of the camera."

Master Guide for Underwater Digital Photography


Author: Jack Drafahl,Sue Drafahl
Publisher: Amherst Media
ISBN: 1608952002
Category: Photography
Page: 126
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From camera selection to enhanced exposure, everything necessary to capture underwater digital images is available in this handy reference. Photographers will learn how to select, test, and use digital cameras for technically perfect images, adapt traditional photo techniques to underwater conditions, confidently shoot and light underwater images for great exposure, and remedy common problems that plague underwater photographers. Helpful hints on maintaining, cleaning, transporting, and insuring a digital camera are included. With full-color images that both instruct and inspire, this handbook provides information on every conceivable aspect of creating the right conditions for beautiful underwater photographs.

Beyond Point-and-Shoot

Learning to Use a Digital SLR or Interchangeable-Lens Camera
Author: Darrell Young
Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.
ISBN: 1457165171
Category: Photography
Page: 140
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There are two types of new photographers: those satisfied with their low-cost point-and-shoot cameras, and those more enthusiastic photographers who recognize the limitations of low-cost equipment and want to improve their pictures. No longer satisfied with simple snapshots, the enthusiast moves up to a more complex digital camera-one with interchangeable lenses and manual controls-to satisfy their artistic urge. Assuming little to no knowledge of photographic terms, techniques, or technology, Beyond Point-And-Shoot is intended to help smooth the transition from photographic newbie to "real" photographer who is experienced, in-control, and passionate about their craft. Author Darrell Young explores various types of interchangeable-lens cameras, focusing on those with larger imaging sensors, such as digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) cameras. Learn how to get the most out of your camera's automatic and semi-automatic exposure modes, as well as how to move beyond those modes and take full, manual control of your camera. Watch your photography improve as you discover how to apply important photographic principles, such as depth of field, white balance, and metering. With this newfound knowledge you'll move beyond point-and-shoot and begin taking truly great photographs. Other topics include: Camera types Lenses Aperture, shutter speed, and ISO Metering and shooting controls Lens focal lengths and angles of view The histogram Color spaces Sensors Filters Image file formats Managing digital noise And much more!

The Adobe Photoshop CC Book for Digital Photographers (2014 release)


Author: Scott Kelby
Publisher: New Riders
ISBN: 0133900916
Category: Photography
Page: 408
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Scott Kelby, Editor and Publisher of Photoshop User magazine–and the best-selling photography book author in the world today–once again takes this book to a whole new level as he uncovers more of the latest, most important, and most useful Adobe Photoshop techniques for digital photographers. This update to his award-winning, record-breaking book does something for digital photographers that’s never been done before–it cuts through the bull and shows you exactly “how to do it.” It’s not a bunch of theory; it doesn’t challenge you to come up with your own settings or figure it out on your own. Instead, Scott shows you step by step the exact techniques used by today’s cutting-edge digital photographers, and best of all, he shows you flat-out exactly which settings to use, when to use them, and why. That’s why the previous editions of this book are widely used as the official study guide in photography courses at colleges and universities around the world. LEARN HOW THE PROS DO IT Each year, Scott trains thousands of professional photographers on how to use Photoshop, and almost without exception they have the same questions, the same problems, and the same challenges–and that’s exactly what he covers in this book. You’ll learn: The sharpening techniques the pros really use. The pros’ tricks for fixing the most common digital photo problems fast! How to process HDR (High Dynamic Range) images to get realistic looking images, as well as the heavily tone-mapped hyperreal look. How to master Photoshop’s Content-Aware features. How to use Photoshop’s video editing features to make movies from your DSLR videos. How to process RAW images like a pro (plus how to take advantage of all the new Camera Raw features in CC). The latest Photoshop special effects for photographers (there’s a whole chapter just on these!). A host of shortcuts, workarounds, and slick “insider” tricks to send your productivity through the roof! Plus, Scott includes a special chapter with his own workflow, from start to finish, and each chapter ends with a Photoshop Killer Tips section, packed with time-saving, job-saving tips that make all the difference. He also provides four bonus chapters, along with all the images used in the book for download on the book’s companion webpage. If you’re a digital photographer, and if you’re ready to learn all the “tricks of the trade”– the same ones that today’s leading pros use to correct, edit, retouch, and sharpen their work–then you’re holding the book that will do just that.

Visual Poetry

A Creative Guide for Making Engaging Digital Photographs
Author: Chris Orwig
Publisher: New Riders
ISBN: 9780132104845
Category: Photography
Page: 304
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A great photograph has the potential to transcend verbal and written language. But how do you create these photographs? It’s not the how that’s important, but the who and the what. Who you are as a person has a direct impact on what you capture as a photographer. Whether you are an amateur or professional, architect or acupuncturist, physician or photographer, this guide provides inspiration, simple techniques, and assignments to boost your creative process and improve your digital images using natural light without additional gear. Chris Orwig’s insights—to reduce and simplify, participate rather than critique, and capture a story—have made him an immensely popular workshop speaker and faculty member at the prestigious Brooks Institute. His engaging stories presented as lessons follow his classroom approach and highlight what students say is his contagious passion for life. In this accessible and beautifully illustrated four-color guide you will: Discover visual poetry in the creative process Use less to say more with your subject matter Learn to see light, color, shape, and expression Understand what gear is essential Create compelling portraits Make lasting memories of your family and kids Capture the outdoors and adventure Begin the transition from amateur to professional Chris also includes exclusive interviews with such photographers as: Steve McCurry, Chris Rainier, John Sexton, Rodney Smith, Joyce Tenneson, John Paul Caponigro, Marc Riboud, and Pete Turner. Share your work with the author and other readers at www.flickr.com/groups/visual-poet and visit the Web site: www.visual-poet.com.

Photopedia

The Ultimate Digital Photography Resource (Adobe Reader)
Author: Michael R. Miller
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780132714303
Category: Photography
Page: 624
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Photopedia: The Ultimate Digital Photography Resource Whether you own a low-cost point-and-shoot camera or an expensive digital SLR, great photographs are within your reach–with the help of this book. Photopedia: The Ultimate Digital Photography Resource shows you everything you need to know to take great-looking digital photos, from basic camera operation to advanced Photoshop techniques. Photopedia’s easy-to-read text, accompanied by colorful photographic examples, leads you step-by-step from choosing the right digital camera to taking impressive pictures to printing your photos and sharing them via the Web. Photopedia includes detailed instructions for taking all kinds of different photos. Want to take an attractive portrait, or a stunning action shot? Or perhaps you just want to capture shots on your upcoming vacation, or shoot some product photos for eBay? Whatever type of photo you want to take, you’ll learn how in this book. Read the text, look at the pictures, and then start shooting! HERE’S SOME OF WHAT’S COVERED INSIDE: • Choosing the right digital camera • Learning your camera’s functions and controls • Selecting essential camera accessories • Using different lenses and filters • Mastering essential photographic techniques, such as composition, lighting, color, exposure, and focus • Choosing the best photo editing software • Using Photoshop to edit and enhance your photos • Shooting the perfect photo–from portraits to still life • All aspects of digital photography from equipment, composition, digital darkroom/editing, and output. • Shooting in black and white • Storing, managing, and printing your photos Michael Miller has written more than 75 nonfiction how-to books, including Que’s iPodpedia: The Ultimate iPod and iTunes Resource, Googlepedia: The Ultimate Google Resource, Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Computer Basics, Tricks of the eBay Masters, and Bad Pics Fixed Quick. Learn more at his website: www.molehillgroup.com. Category: Digital Photography User Level: Beginner to Advanced

PaintShop Photo Pro X3 for Photographers


Author: Ken McMahon
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136098852
Category: Photography
Page: 336
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If you are a digital photographer who's new to Paint Shop Pro Photo or digital imaging in general, or have recently upgraded to the all-new version XX, this is the book for you! Packed with full color images to provide inspiration and easy to follow, step-by-step projects, you'll learn the ins and outs of this fantastic program in no time so you can start correcting and editing your images to create stunning works of art. Whether you want to learn or refresh yourself on the basics, such as effective cropping or simple color correction, or move on to more sophisticated techniques like creating special effects, everything you need is right here in this Corel-recommended guide. Useful information on printing and organizing your photos and a fantastic supplemental website with tons of extras rounds out this complete PSPP learning package.

Photography


Author: John Ingledew
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 9781856694322
Category: Photography
Page: 256
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"John Ingledew: Photography provides a basic introduction for students across the visual arts. This accessible, inspirational guide to creative photography explores the subjects and themes that have always obsessed photographers and explains technique in a clear and simple way. Embracing the whole spectrum of photography from traditional to digital, it introduces the work of the masters of the art as well as showing fresh, dynamic images created by young photographers from all over the world. An essential resource, the book also provides a valuable overview of careers in photography and a comprehensive reference section, including a glossary of technical vocabulary."--BOOK JACKET.

The BetterPhoto Guide to Digital Photography


Author: Jim Miotke
Publisher: Amphoto Books
ISBN: 0817400184
Category: Photography
Page: 224
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Digital cameras are the hot new tech toy-but many of the millions of people who are buying the cameras aren't getting the most out of their new purchase. Mysterious icons, strange jargon, a dizzying array of imaging software and hardware...stumbling blocks quickly become tools to create great pictures with The BetterPhoto Guide to Digital Photography. This practical, lesson-based workbook gives readers a step-by-step tutorial in getting bright, crisp, beautiful pictures from their digital cameras every time. Learn about exposure, file formats and quality settings, low-light photography, digital filters and white balance, composition and lens choice, manipulating images, printing, and much more, all in a handy, bring-along format. Everyone who has a digital camera-or who is thinking about getting one-needs The BetterPhoto Guide to Digital Photography!

Nikon D3400 For Dummies


Author: Julie Adair King
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119336244
Category: Photography
Page: 352
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Discover the essentials to getting better photos with the Nikon DLSLR D3400 The Nikon D3400 hits stores as Nikon's most advanced entry-level DSLR camera. Along with the pixel power to deliver sharp images, it also offers tools to be instantly creative and quickly share photos to a smartphone. This book will get you up to speed on the D3400 in a flash—teaching you all the basic photography skills needed to get great shots from a DSLR camera, while also giving you clear, hands-on guidance through the D3400's specific controls. Nikon D3400 for Dummies helps you learn the ins and outs of the Nikon D3400, including how to get started right away in auto mode, get creative with scene modes, and take full control in manual mode. Filled with practical, easy-to-follow instructions, this book will help you transform from an inexperienced beginner to an advanced shutterbug whose shots could grace the cover of any popular magazine. Get the lowdown on the controls and settings on a Nikon D3400 Learn how pro photographers set their cameras to get better shots Discover the tools that control your camera's exposure settings Put your newfound knowledge together to shoot better portraits, action shots, and low-light images If you're ready to put down your dinky, dim-lit, non-zooming smartphone and pick up a real professional-grade DSLR camera, do so with the help of Nikon D3400 for Dummies.

Tomorrow's World


Author: Davie Henderson
Publisher: Medallion Media Group
ISBN: 1605428949
Category: Fiction
Page: 350
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In a world on the verge of environmental catastrophe, supercomputers have determined that the only way to sustain life is to run communities logically by rationing every resource and monitoring every action to make sure it is in accordance with the Common Good. Amidst a division between Names (naturally born people) and Numbers (those created through genetical engineering), detective Ben Travis and his Number partner Paula are on the case of a murdered plant prospector. They end up discovering a fatal corruption that leads Ben to uncover a random emotional error in his partner: a belief in love. On the run in the ruins of a world that has been abandoned for 60 years, Ben and Paula encounter other survivors and rediscover the reverence for nature, life, and love.

The Design of Everyday Things

Psychologie und Design der alltäglichen Dinge
Author: Norman Don
Publisher: Vahlen
ISBN: 3800648105
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 320
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Apple, Audi, Braun oder Samsung machen es vor: Gutes Design ist heute eine kritische Voraussetzung für erfolgreiche Produkte. Dieser Klassiker beschreibt die fundamentalen Prinzipien, um Dinge des täglichen Gebrauchs umzuwandeln in unterhaltsame und zufriedenstellende Produkte. Don Norman fordert ein Zusammenspiel von Mensch und Technologie mit dem Ziel, dass Designer und Produktentwickler die Bedürfnisse, Fähigkeiten und Handlungsweisen der Nutzer in den Vordergrund stellen und Designs an diesen angepasst werden. The Design of Everyday Things ist eine informative und spannende Einführung für Designer, Marketer, Produktentwickler und für alle an gutem Design interessierten Menschen. Zum Autor Don Norman ist emeritierter Professor für Kognitionswissenschaften. Er lehrte an der University of California in San Diego und der Northwest University in Illinois. Mitte der Neunzigerjahre leitete Don Norman die Advanced Technology Group bei Apple. Dort prägte er den Begriff der User Experience, um über die reine Benutzbarkeit hinaus eine ganzheitliche Erfahrung der Anwender im Umgang mit Technik in den Vordergrund zu stellen. Norman ist Mitbegründer der Beratungsfirma Nielsen Norman Group und hat unter anderem Autohersteller von BMW bis Toyota beraten. „Keiner kommt an Don Norman vorbei, wenn es um Fragen zu einem Design geht, das sich am Menschen orientiert.“ Brand Eins 7/2013 „Design ist einer der wichtigsten Wettbewerbsvorteile. Dieses Buch macht Spaß zu lesen und ist von größter Bedeutung.” Tom Peters, Co-Autor von „Auf der Suche nach Spitzenleistungen“