The Landscape Photographer's Guide to Photoshop

A Visualization-Driven Workflow
Author: Guy Tal
Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.
ISBN: 168198220X
Category: Photography
Page: 328
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The first step to creating a successful photograph happens before you even click the shutter: the act of visualizing the final result—viewing the landscape in front of you and seeing, in your mind’s eye, the final image that you want to create—is the true first act of the creative process. Once you know the end result you want to achieve, connecting the dots from capture through post-processing in Adobe Camera Raw and Photoshop becomes an intentional and logical act. Instead of randomly (and desperately) pushing and pulling sliders in Photoshop with the hope that your image will look “better,” you execute a logical series of steps that closes the gap between the initial capture and your earlier visualization. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Avenir Next'} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Avenir Next'; min-height: 16.0px} p.p3 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px Symbol; min-height: 11.0px} span.s1 {font: 11.0px Symbol} span.Apple-tab-span {white-space:pre} In The Landscape Photographer’s Guide to Photoshop: A Visualization-Driven Workflow, photographer, author, and educator Guy Tal provides you with a roadmap to help you learn to implement such a visualization-driven approach in your landscape photography. Guy covers process, workflow, and the hands-on Photoshop techniques you need to know in order to achieve your expressive goals. In this book, you’ll learn: • Techniques and strategies to help you effectively implement visualization in your photographic process • How to perform “gap analysis,” where you learn to identify the gaps between the image at any point in time and the desired outcome • How to use Adobe Camera Raw to optimize your digital negative in advance of further editing in Photoshop • The best ways to set up your Photoshop preferences for optimal performance • How best to employ Photoshop’s tools and features (such as the Healing Brush, Cloning tool, Cropping tool, and blending modes) • How to become proficient with layers, masks, selections, and actions • Dodging and burning techniques to masterfully direct the viewer’s eye • Image-blending techniques for dynamic range and focus stacking • Post-processing strategies for black-and-white conversions, including toning your images • Printing and other output techniques, covering sizing, sharpening, noise reduction, and color management Bringing all of these techniques together, Guy presents a series of image case studies, beginning with his earlier visualization for each image in mind and working through the post-processing, from RAW capture to the final print.

Photoshop for Landscape Photographers


Author: John Gravett
Publisher: The Crowood Press
ISBN: 1785001191
Category: Photography
Page: 300
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This practical book explains the process of landscape photography, leading you easily through the stages of editing an image to lift your photographs and bring out the image you captured at the taking stage. Topics covered include: screen grabs; black and white landscapes; combining photos into realistic high-dynamic-range images; creating stitched panoramas; popular plug-ins for Photoshop and shortcuts and keystrokes to speed-up your Photoshop work. With step-by-step instructions and practical advice, this book an essential guide for photographers keen to capture the true beauty of a scene. Beautifully illustrated with 300 stunning colour photographs.

Exploring Black and White Photography

A Masterclass
Author: Paul Gallagher
Publisher: RHE Media Limited
ISBN: 1910226378
Category: Photography
Page: 86
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Renowned photographer Paul Gallagher offers us the benefit of over 30 years’ experience in this practical and inspiring guide to the world of black and white photography. In 'Exploring Black and White Photography: A Masterclass', Paul explores all aspects of the subject in an approachable way, providing keen amateur photographers with the tools and techniques to achieve success with monochrome images. Beginning with a discussion on the reasons why black and white photography is still so popular today, this PhotoWise title also includes sections on: - what works in black and white; - exposure and filters; - using forms, lines and textures; - contrast and tones; - converting colour images into black and white. As an experienced author, Paul Gallagher is able to produce a book that provides us with the essence of black and white photography in an engaging style, which makes learning a pleasure. With a gallery of Paul’s own photographs to provide inspiration for aspiring black and white photographers, 'Exploring Black and White Photography' is also an enjoyable read for those who appreciate monochrome photography at its very best.

Developing Vision & Style

A Landscape Photography Masterclass
Author: Joe Cornish,Charlie Waite,David Ward,Eddie Ephraums
Publisher: Argentum Press
ISBN: 9781902538495
Category: Photography
Page: 157
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The authors of Developing Vision and Style are three of Britain’s most respected landscape photographers; in this book they have combined forces to share their wide-ranging experience and expertise with those who aspire, as they do, to create images that reflect their own visions of a chosen landscape and which have a distinctive personal style. Alongside a portfolio of their latest work, each of the three authors writes about the genre for which they are so well-known: how they came to it, what inspires them, how each developed his own particular style. The book also features photographs submitted in response to an invitation to participants in Light & Land workshops and readers of Outdoor Photography magazine accompanied by comments, critiques and advice from the three authors who suggest ways in which these contributors might further develop and refine their work. The combination of stunning imagery with inspirational and insightful three-to-one advice makes Light & Land a truly unique experience, which no landscape enthusiast will want to do without. This is the second book in the ‘Light & Land’ series.

Science for the Curious Photographer

An Introduction to the Science of Photography
Author: Charles S. Johnson, Jr.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1351811851
Category: Photography
Page: 286
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While there are many books that teach the "how-to" of photography, Science for the Curious Photographer is a book for those who also want to understand how photography works. Beginning with an introduction to the history and science of photography, Charles S. Johnson, Jr. addresses questions about the principles of photography, such as why a camera needs a lens, how lenses work, and why modern lenses are so complicated. Addressing the complex aspects of digital photography, the book discusses color management, resolution, "noise" in images, and the limits of human perception. The creation and appreciation of art in photography is discussed from the standpoint of modern cognitive science. A crucial read for those seeking the scientific context to photographic practice, this second edition has been comprehensively updated, including discussion of DSLRs, mirror-less cameras, and a new chapter on the limits of human vision and perception.

Mastering Digital Panoramic Photography


Author: Harald Woeste
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781933952451
Category: Photography
Page: 151
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The unusual perspective of a panoramic image creates a unique and intriguing visual experience for the viewer. Skillfully executed, panoramic photography can realize scenes which could otherwise never be captured in an image or seen with the naked eye. Panoramas offer new possibilities for creative photographers, either as flat, two-dimensional images, or mapped into a 3D space that can be visited on a virtual tour. New, powerful, panorama software makes the workflow easier and more efficient than ever before. Author Harald Woeste takes the reader on a tour from the basics of capturing panoramas, all the way through stitching, editing, and printing panoramic images. He provides a detailed description of the necessary equipment and materials, as well as the various software tools that can be used in the workflow. The latter half of the book illustrates the making of panoramas through a number of example projects. In Mastering Digital Panoramic Photography you will find everything you need to know to create amazing panoramic images.

Takeoff

The Alpha to Zulu of Aviation Photography
Author: Moose Peterson
Publisher: New Riders
ISBN: 0134609611
Category: Photography
Page: 240
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Aviation photography is the perfect mix of sleek, beautiful machines, blended with nature’s beautiful skies and fields, along with a fascinating collection of fearless pilots and capable crew, all wrapped in a rich, significant, and crucial part of history. Few genres combine this many elements, and invoke this much passion from photographers. This one-of-a kind book from Moose Peterson, one of the world’s most recognized experts in aviation photography, not only teaches you exactly what you need to know to start making beautiful, intriguing photographs of aircraft, but inspires you and pushes you creatively and technically every step of the way. Moose takes you through all the basics for camera gear and settings, showing you what he travels with and the settings he uses to get those tack sharp images. He covers one of the most important aspects of aviation photography–light! And, he gives you a number of examples of how to take the best advantage of that light any time of the day. He shares the critical techniques you’ll need to master to create the illusion of flight, speed, and romance in a still image, including which types of prop blur you’re aiming for (and which types you want to avoid). You’ll learn how to make the most out of air shows and fly-ins–what to shoot while you’re there, and what you might want to skip or avoid altogether (and why). You’ll learn how to photograph aircraft on the ground, from ground-to-air, and ultimately air-to-air, and how to capture one of the most important elements in aviation photography today: the fascinating pilots and crew–the people! Moose shares many wonderful stories and adventures along the way, which illustrate how, as photographers, we’re also storytellers, and the importance of bringing out those stories in our aviation photos. Plus, you’ll gain free access to his acclaimed KelbyOne film, Warbirds and the Men Who Flew Them. With this book, your camera, and your passion, your success in aviation photography will quickly take flight!

Magic Light and the Dynamic Landscape


Author: Jeanine Leech
Publisher: Amherst Media
ISBN: 1608957292
Category: Photography
Page: 128
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Moments of peak action are well-known in sports photography, but they also happen in nature photography. The light can change within seconds and the best light may occur only long enough for a single frame. To create dramatic images, landscape photographers must first recognize those moments of magic light that get the heart pumping and blood flowing. While the sunrise and sunset hours provide recognized opportunities, the keen photographer will soon see that magic light can also happen at other times of the day. (Have you ever noticed how dramatic the sky can be before or after storm? Or seen a shaft of light shimmering through a snow squall over the mountain ridge?) After identifying the light, capturing the moment requires fast action; often, you need to set up fast and shoot within seconds to get the shot. At every phase of the process, from finding magic light throughout the day to making best use of it when you do, this book arms you with the skills you need to succeed—and use magic light to transform everyday landscapes into ethereal visions.

A Photographer's Life

A Journey from Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photojournalist to Celebrated Nature Photographer
Author: Jack Dykinga
Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.
ISBN: 168198072X
Category: Photography
Page: 216
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It’s not often that a career in photography makes as many twists and turns as it has for Jack Dykinga. Early in Jack's career as a photojournalist he won the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography. He then worked as a photo editor and later became a wilderness guide. Today, Jack’s work as a landscape photographer is world-renowned. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Bookman Old Style'} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Bookman Old Style'; min-height: 14.0px} After a near-death experience, Jack formed a new perspective that provided a framework for self examination and a deeper look into why images resonate with a photographer’s feelings. As the images displayed in this book progress through the distinct periods in Jack’s life, he describes the influences and events that shaped his changing style and his design sense. With an intense sense of gratitude, he explains the forces that caused his focus to evolve, and he describes the often-subtle changes that define his work. A virtual “who’s who” of editors, writers, and photographers have influenced Jack’s photographic journey, which has spanned 50 years. His amassed images form a body of work that is diverse and profound. From huddled figures in mental institutions to sweeping landscapes, his images span an enormous emotional range from disturbing to celebratory to sublime. They are touchstones in a life of photography.

Masters of Landscape Photography


Author: Ross Hoddinott
Publisher: Ammonite Press
ISBN: 9781781453209
Category: Landscape photographers
Page: 176
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Landscape photography is one of the most popular genres for amateur photographers. Mastering the genre, however, takes time: time to perfect exposure, color, composition, and--perhaps above all else--the ability to see and record the landscape in a way that will make your photographs stand above the rest. This guide delves into the world of 16 leading lights, each with their own unique take on how, where, and why the landscape should be recorded. Through probing interviews and beautifully reproduced images, the reader is given an insight into the artist's working practices, from equipment to techniques. Glorious color photographs sit beside atmospheric monochrome, the latest digital techniques rub shoulders with traditional film-based imaging, and conventional landscape mores are countered by experimental artworks, guaranteeing something to inspire every reader.

The Anti-HDR HDR Photography Book

A Guide to Photorealistic HDR and Image Blending
Author: Robert Fisher
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317334221
Category: Photography
Page: 232
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The Anti-HDR HDR Photography Book contains everything you’ll need to know in order to get the best results from your High Dynamic Range images. Designed for those who want to extend the dynamic range in their work, but are frustrated by over-processed and hyper-saturated images, this book proves that HDR techniques are capable of producing photographs that are both stunning and realistic. In addition to helping you choose the right equipment and settings to optimize your shoot for HDR, the book explains how to use post-processing software to create natural-looking photographs, blend source images with layer masks, and establish an efficient workflow. By teaching you to effectively use all the most important tools of HDR, it will expand the scope of your portfolio and allow you to create images that you never thought were possible. Key features include: What to look for when choosing a camera for HDR Description of gear that is important to the HDR photographer How to use the HDR software applications Photomatix and SNS-HDR Pro to achieve natural-looking results Discussion of blending multiple source images using simple masks and techniques An in-depth examination of the use of Luminance Masks for blending and editing bracketed images to a photorealistic composite Guide to workflow, from organizing images on the computer to pre-merge editing of RAW files using both Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Bridge The use of black-and-white in HDR and image-blending, including ways to convert color images to black-and-white

The Flash Book


Author: Scott Kelby
Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.
ISBN: 1681982757
Category: Photography
Page: 208
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The Photographer's Guide to Luminar


Author: Jeff Carlson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781681984049
Category: Computers
Page: 288
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For photographers looking for either an alternative to Adobe Lightroom or simply a fantastic photo-editing application at a great price, Luminar is increasingly the solution for both professional and amateur photographers. From a powerful RAW engine that includes real-time noise reduction and advanced color processing and sharpening tools to customizable workspaces, intelligent photo editing filters, and adaptive presets that streamline your photo editing, Luminar has everything you need to quickly create stunning photos. While the software is intuitive and fairly easy to use, you'll still benefit greatly from having a guide walk you through the amazing capabilities of this software to discover its true depth and speed. In The Photographer's Guide to Luminar, photographer Jeff Carlson helps you discover Luminar's best features to take full advantage of the program for all your photography needs. From importing your images to editing, managing, and exporting your files, Jeff showcases the power, precision, and control of Luminar while teaching you to work quickly and efficiently. In this book, you'll learn all about: - Workspaces: Take advantage of Luminar's custom workspaces--such as Landscape, Portrait, Street, Aerial, and Black and White--and learn to create your own custom workspace to optimize your workflow - Filters: Experiment with more than 40 non-destructive filters to make your images look their best with minimal effort--Structure, Bi-Color Toning, High-Key, Image Radiance, Accent AI, Cross Processing, Polarizing Filter, Sun Rays, Dodge and Burn, Hue Shift, and much more - Presets and LUTs (Lookup Tables): Learn how to use adaptive presets and Lookup Tables for to bring the look of simulated film stocks and creative color grades to your work; you can even use your favorite Lightroom presets after converting them into LUTs - Advanced editing topics such as blending modes, masking tools, and lens correction tools - Digital asset management: Organize and manage your photos with Luminar's brand-new digital asset management module - Sharing images: Whether you're printing your images or sharing them online, learn how to make your photos look their best no matter what output solution you need

Landscape Beyond

A Journey into Photography
Author: David Ward,Joe Cornish
Publisher: Aurum Press
ISBN: 9781902538518
Category: Photography
Page: 128
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Critically acclaimed photographer David Ward explores the essential attributes of a successful landscape photograph—simplicity, ambiguity, and beauty—in this intriguing companion to his first book, Landscape Within. David discusses how the notion of beauty has been viewed by artists and psychologists and how, despite various modifications over the centuries, the concept of beauty remains relevant. David suggests that all photographers’ work either poses a question or seeks to impose the photographer’s viewpoint, and he goes on to investigate how photography affects our interpretation of the world around us. Accompanied by a selection of David’s stunning, large-format landscape images, this is an elegant and insightful look into the nature of photography.

The DAM Book

Digital Asset Management for Photographers
Author: Peter Krogh
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 0596100183
Category: Computers
Page: 280
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Provides information on building an archive for digital photographs.

Vision and Art (Updated and Expanded Edition)


Author: Margaret S. Livingstone
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
ISBN: 9781419706929
Category: Art
Page: 240
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A Harvard neurobiologist explains how vision works, citing the scientific origins of artistic genius and providing coverage of such topics as optical illusions and the correlation between learning disabilities and artistic skill.

Learn Adobe Photoshop CC for Visual Communication

Adobe Certified Associate Exam Preparation
Author: Rob Schwartz
Publisher: Peachpit Press
ISBN: 0134878345
Category: Computers
Page: 288
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As the most popular image-editing application on the market today, Adobe Photoshop is an indispensable part of any creative designer’s toolkit. Mastering Photoshop for photo retouching or general design work should be the first step on your path to a career in the visual design field. Learn Adobe Photoshop CC by building cool creative projects that teach you how to: Fix common problems with photographs Colorize black and white photos Design eye-catching invitations and fliers Create fantastic composite images by combining elements from different photos Design your own wallpaper for your computer or phone This study guide uses more than 13 hours of video integrated with text to help you gain real-world skills that will get you started in your career in visual design using Adobe Photoshop CC. It lays the foundation for taking the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) certification exam and helps prepare you for an entry-level position in a competitive job market. Purchasing this book gives you access to valuable online extras. Follow the instructions in the book’s “Getting Started” section to unlock access to: Web Edition containing instructional video embedded in the complete text of the book with interactive review questions along with product updates Downloadable lesson files you need to work through the projects in the book

The Enthusiast's Guide to Travel Photography

55 Photographic Principles You Need to Know
Author: Jordana Wright
Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.
ISBN: 1681983443
Category: Photography
Page: 232
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If you’re a passionate photographer and you’re ready to take your work to the next level, The Enthusiast’s Guide book series was created just for you. Whether you’re diving head first into a new topic or exploring a classic theme, Enthusiast’s Guides are designed to help you quickly learn more about a topic or subject so that you can improve your photography.

The Enthusiast’s Guide to Travel Photography: 55 Photographic Principles You Need to Know teaches you what you need to know in order to shoot great images when you’re on the road. Chapters are broken down into numbered lessons, with each lesson providing all you need to improve your photography. Photographer and author Jordana Wright covers planning your journey, the gear and equipment you’ll need, and how to shoot great shots of landscapes, details, portraiture, wildlife, urban environments, food, and more. Lessons include:

Written in a friendly and approachable manner and illustrated with examples that drive home each lesson, The Enthusiast’s Guide to Travel Photography is designed to be effective and efficient, friendly and fun. Read an entire chapter at once, or read just one topic at a time. With either approach, you’ll quickly learn a lot so you can head out with your camera to capture great shots.