Digital Exposure Handbook
 

Digital Exposure Handbook
Ammonite Press | 2013 | ISBN: N/A | English | 192 pages | True PDF | 17 MB  

Exposure is a fundamental part of photographic technique, but is often thought of as mysterious or difficult to understand. In this revised edition of Ross Hoddinott’s successful book ‘Digital Exposure Handbook’ the nitty gritty of this fascinating subject is unravelled and presented in a clear and easy-to-understand way. This practical, handbook size, jargon-free guide will be your essential companion out in the field, so slot it in your backpack and start taking some stunning shots. Although the process of making a successful exposure is based on science, a photographer’s individual interpretation means that creativity becomes part of the equation. Digital cameras have brought a new dimension to exposure control, offering photographers the ability to review images in the field, as well as being able to change the sensitivity of the sensor from shot to shot. This comprehensive book will give you the confidence to put theory into practice and enable you to achieve creative control over your images.

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Professional HDR Photography
 

Professional HDR Photography: High Dynamic Range (HDR) Shooting and Postproduction for Amazing Detail and Color on Any Scene or Subject by Mark Chen
2013 | HQ PDF | ISBN: 1608956377 | 129 pages | 103 Mb  

Building on a professional photographer's on-the-job experience using the high dynamic range (HDR) imaging technique, which captures an astounding range of tones that far exceeds the native abilities of any camera, this guide shows serious photographers how a more sophisticated approach to HDR can produce images that lack visual pretense, stand the test of time, and realistically capture details that would otherwise elude the photographer. It demonstrates the basic procedure for creating an HDR image step-by-step, then explores progressively more complex and refined techniques that can be applied as the scene dictates or the artist’s personal aesthetic requires. Ample image sequences with plenty of screen shots let the reader follow the entire process through from start to finish. Unique techniques are presented for the treatment of special subjects, ranging from landscapes to still lifes and portraits. Ultimately, the handbook demonstrates that HDR imaging is a powerful tool and the professional photographers who take the time to fully master its potential can mean substantial rewards, both creatively and financially.

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Landscape Photography
 

Landscape Photography
Ammonite Press | ISBN: N/A | English | 202 pages | True PDF | 16 MB  

This new series of Expanded Guides focuses on photographic techniques to give you a comprehensive grounding in the subject and also takes you a step further to enable you to get much more from your photography. Landscape Photography is a detailed guide to capturing outstanding images in the great outdoors, using today's sophisticated digital SLR and compact digital cameras. From choosing the correct camera, lenses, filters and other outdoor photographic accessories to the practicalities of gauging the weather, tide times and the optimum time of day to shoot, this comprehensive handbook discusses the theory and technicalities of exposure, composition, light and colour.

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500 Poses for Photographing Children: A Visual Sourcebook for Digital Portrait Photographers
 
500 Poses for Photographing Children: A Visual Sourcebook for Digital Portrait Photographers by Michelle Perkins
English | 2012 | ISBN: 1608954838 | 125 pages | EPUB,PDF, MOBI | 19 MB  

Filled with images by accomplished portrait, fashion, and editorial photographers, this collection is designed to solve any issues associated with photographing young subjects. From newborns and toddlers through grade school students and high school seniors, this resource addresses many issues faced by portrait photographers, including replacing stale poses with fresh ideas, retaining the attention of infants, allowing a subject’s individuality to show, capturing group portraits, and posing kids of different ages together. Organized in chronological order, this book’s accessibility is further enhanced by images that are arranged from head shots to full-length portraits for each age group. Providing inspiration for remaining creative on a daily basis, this work is the perfect resource for portrait photographers.

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500 Poses for Photographing Men : A Visual Sourcebook for Digital Portrait Photographers By Michelle Perkins
 

500 Poses for Photographing Men : A Visual Sourcebook for Digital Portrait Photographers By Michelle Perkins
English | 128 Pages | ISBN: 1608952703 | PDF | 42 MB


Offering a variety of options for refining poses and spicing up portrait sessions, this visual sourcebook addresses the problems that photographers often run into when taking portraits of men, whether the pictures are for male fashion shoots, weddings, family shots, or individual portraits.  
For ease of use, this reference groups sample images according to how much of the subject is included in the frame—from head-and-shoulders shots to full-length portraits. Containing contemporary images from leading professionals, this indispensable manual explains posing fundamentals as well as how to offset the fears, concerns, and insecurities that men can bring to a portrait session.

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500 Poses for Photographing Women: A Visual Sourcebook for Portrait Photographers By Michelle Perkins
 

 

500 Poses for Photographing Women: A Visual Sourcebook for Portrait Photographers By Michelle Perkins
English | PDF | ISBN: 1584282495 | 126 pages | 20 MB
Next to lighting, posing is the most challenging aspect of photography—with so many body parts to capture, the possibilities are endless, and it’s all too easy to make a wrong turn. This illustrated reference provides both amateur shutterbugs and seasoned pros with the perfect place to turn when in need of quick posing strategies and fresh ideas. Containing 500 contemporary images by leading photographers, this indispensable manual explains posing fundamentals as well as how to create a flattering, feature-specific photograph—one that focuses on the head, shoulders, arms, torso, or feet—in different levels of close-ups, from head-shots to full-lengths.  

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100 Photographs That Changed The World
 

Harry Benson, Eddie Ad, "100 Photographs That Changed The World"
English | 2003 | ISBN: 1931933847 | 176 pages | PDF + EPUB + MOBI | 186 MB
 
A celebration of the power of photography offers a stunning portfolio of one hundred of the most important and vivid still images of all time, including Robert Capa's images from the beaches of Normandy, Joe Rosenthal's famed study of the flag raising at Iwo Jima, and works by Harry Benson, Eddie Ad

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Night & Low Light Photogrpahy
Night & Low Light Photogrpahy
Ammonite Press | 2012 | ISBN: N/A | English | 192 pages | True PDF | 18 MB


Targeting the advanced/professional market, Jill Waterman presents a cutting edge look at night and low-light photography, featuring examples, hints and tips from today’s top 30 night and low-light photographers. Subjects include: the moon and stars, atmospheric effects, cityscapes, water, industrial light, fireworks, night events, night landscapes, and much more. Topics/conditions discussed in the book include the following: indoors and out, black and white and colour, digital and film, fine art and commercial. She also addresses digital and post-production work and, of course, newer equipment and accessories.

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Photographic Digital Painting
Photographic Digital Painting
Ammonite Press | 2013 | ISBN: N/A | English | 192 pages | True PDF | 15 MB


Most digital photographers will wish to output their images for display purposes, or to use in promotional or publishing work, so it's essential to have an understanding of the printing process and the options available. How, for example, do you ensure that your print matches what you see on your computer screen? How do you get the most from the files taken with your digital camera? Professional photographer David Taylor offers invaluable guidance and expert tips for all keen photographers on the basics of printing, from choosing a suitable printer and printer software to selecting the right papers and inks. Advice is given on how to use image manipulation software to adjust exposure and contrast, improve highlights, correct colour, sharpen an image, reduce digital noise, remove dust and other marks, crop and resize prior to printing. There's also advice on shooting and printing black and white images, plus how to produce sepia, split-toned, old-style grainy or artistic lith prints. Finally, there's information on print on demand services for producing calendars, photo books and greetings cards.

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Secrets of Backyard Bird Photography
 

Secrets of Backyard Bird Photography by J. Chris Hansen
English | 2014 | ISBN: 1937538559 | 128 pages | PDF | 41,5 MB  

Photographing birds in your backyard is a convenient, rewarding, and addictive adventure. Secrets of Backyard Bird Photography is a guide to that pursuit. In this book, author and wildlife photographer J. Chris Hansen teaches techniques for creating professional-quality images of the subjects right in your yard.

This book covers all aspects of backyard bird photography, including the best camera equipment to use and the basics of attracting birds using bird feeders, perches, backgrounds, and photo blinds. You'll learn about the common camera settings and composition styles used to create outstanding backyard bird images.

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500 Poses for Photographing Brides: A Visual Sourcebook for Professional Digital Wedding Photographers (Epub)
Michelle Perkins, "500 Poses for Photographing Brides: A Visual Sourcebook for Professional Digital Wedding Photographers"
ISBN: 158428272X | 2010 | EPUB | 128 pages | 53 MB


Containing numerous contemporary images by leading photographers, this indispensable manual concerning wedding portraits explains posing fundamentals as well as how to create a flattering, feature-specific photograph-one that focuses on the head, shoulders, arms, legs, or torso-in different levels of close-ups, from head-shots to full-lengths. Since posing is the second most challenging aspect of photography and with the added complications of a wedding-from the bride's personal style to her figure and gown-it can be very easy for a photographer to make a wrong turn. This perceptive reference provides the perfect place to turn when in need of quick posing strategies and fresh ideas.

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Jeff Smith\'s Posing Techniques for Location Portrait Photography (Epub)
Jeff Smith, "Jeff Smith's Posing Techniques for Location Portrait Photography"
ISBN: 1584282258 | 2007 | EPUB | 128 pages | 5 MB


This comprehensive guide to location portraits teaches the basics of good head-to-toe posing, indoors and out, and shows the classical approaches used throughout photographic history to create a pleasing rendition of the human form. Additional introductory chapters detail the four main posing styles and reveal how to determine which will work best with a subject, their clothing, the location, and the purpose of the portrait. Chapters for advanced photographers highlight the creation of a wide variety of individual and group poses-including ground, seated, head-and-shoulders, and standing-to be utilized in tandem with stairs, rocks, and other architectural and natural elements. A chapter devoted to the essential business skills needed to professionally schedule appointments, work through consultations, manage sessions, and present and deliver final prints is also included.

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Monte Zucker\'s Portrait Photography Handbook (Epub)
Monte Zucker, "Monte Zucker's Portrait Photography Handbook"
ISBN: 1584282134 | 2007 | EPUB | 128 pages | 30 MB


Master of portraiture Monte Zucker presents page after page of essential photographic lessons to enable photographers to achieve and exceed their financial and artistic goals. Providing instructions on how to conduct a well-crafted client consultation, readers will learn which angles of the face to photograph, how to pose the body, where to place the camera, and the proper positioning of lighting equipment in order to cultivate an emotional connection with clients to produce an ideal image. Chapters with expert advice on digital imaging cleanup and finishing techniques, clothing and makeup selection, and location and studio backdrop options to reinforce portrait concepts are also included.

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Understanding RAW Photography - The Expanded Guide
Understanding RAW Photography - The Expanded Guide
Ammonite Press | 2014 | ISBN: N/A | English | 192 pages | True PDF | 17 MB


The RAW file format is digital photography's equivalent of a negative in film photography: it contains untouched, 'raw' pixel information straight from the digital camera's sensor, which must be processed to produce the final result. In depth text offers hints and tips on interpreting RAW images and gives step-by-step information on processes such as demosaicing and white balance, interpreting and converting images, adjusting colour saturation and final generation of JPEG or TIFF format.

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Canon Rebel SL1/EOS 100D - The Expanded Guide
Canon Rebel SL1/EOS 100D - The Expanded Guide
Ammonite Press | 2014 | ISBN: N/A | English | 240 pages | True PDF | 20 MB


Flagged as the world's smallest and lightest DSLR camera (among cameras using the APS-C size equivalent sensors), and an ideal model for those stepping up from a smartphone or compact camera, Canon's Rebel SL1/EOS 100D packs an impressive specification into its petite body. With its 18.0 Megapixel CMOS sensor and fast DIGIC 5 Image Processor, the camera is capable of delivering high quality images, and boasts an impressive ISO range of 100–12800 (expandable to H: 25600) for stills and 100–6400 (expandable to H: 12800) for video. Up to 4.0 fps continuous shooting means the camera performs well in dim lighting or when capturing fast action subjects. To ensure crisp and clear photos and movies, the SL1's Hybrid CMOS AF II delivers accurate AF tracking during Live View shooting. Full HD Movie Mode with Movie Servo AF work together with STM lenses for smooth, quiet continuous AF. The SL1 has an Optical Viewfinder in addition to a bright, wide Touch Screen 3.0" Clear View LCD monitor II. Special scene modes and Creative Filters are available in real-time display.

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Digital photography for beginners : how to create great photos for fun and profit
Digital photography for beginners : how to create great photos for fun and profit
English | ISBN: 1552704475 | 2012 | 105 pages | PDF | 0.3 MB


If you want to become a digital shutterbug, the place to start is by reading this excellent introduction which tries to explain everything in plain, non-technical terms.

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The Daily Book of Photography: 365 readings that teach, inspire & entertain
The Daily Book of Photography: 365 readings that teach, inspire & entertain by Simon Alexander, Grier Cooper, Bill Diller and David Greenberg
English | 2010 | ISBN: 1600582117 | ISBN-13: 9781600582110 | 376 pages | PDF | 23,1 MB



Designed for both the photography enthusiast and weekend warrior, this daily reader offers a broad look at life through the camera lens. From brief biographies of world-renowned photographers to techniques in fashion photography and trends, there is something for every reader inside.

 

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Improve Your Wildlife Photography (Epub)
Jim Harmer, "Improve Your Wildlife Photography"
ISBN: n/a, ASIN: B00492CQ16 | 2010 | EPUB | 41 pages | 2 MB


Most photographers think that being a wildlife photographer simply requires a long lens and getting close to the animals; however, their pictures lack the impact and drama of a professional wildlife photographer.

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Christopher Grey\'s Lighting Techniques for Beauty and Glamour Photography: A Guide for Digital Photographers (Epub)
Christopher Grey's Lighting Techniques for Beauty and Glamour Photography: A Guide for Digital Photographers by Christopher Grey
2010 | ISBN: 1608952347 | English | 125 pages | EPUB | 18 MB


Incorporating several categories of beauty photography—maternity, fitness, boudoir, Maxim style, Goth glamour, and fetish glamour—this guide describes the artistic and technical nuances of each genre while teaching posing and compositional techniques. Explaining how to choose popular lights and modifiers, the guide helps novice and professional photographers create stunning portraits with mood and personality that highlight the most desirable aspects of the subject. A series of case studies from portrait sessions and detailed diagrams for recreating the shots are also included.

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Painting with a Lens: The Digital Photographer's Guide to Designing Artistic Images In-Camera (True PDF)
Painting with a Lens: The Digital Photographer's Guide to Designing Artistic Images In-Camera
Rod Deutschmann, Robin Deutschmann | 2011 | True PDF | ISBN: 1608952371 | 128 pages | 15 Mb



Arguing that photography should be about more than gear, shooting modes, and computer programs, this book highlights methods for creating artistic photographs in the moment a picture is taken, rather than later in the editing process. In stark contrast to the “fix everything in post production” approach dominating modern digital photography, this reference demonstrates a more purposeful approach to shooting each frame—carefully considering the subject’s focus and determining the best camera settings, lighting, lens choice, and composition to achieve that objective.

 

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The Art of Pregnancy Photography (Epub)
The Art of Pregnancy Photography by Jennifer George
English | 2008 | ISBN: 1584282185 | 123 pages | EPUB | 4 MB


Capturing the beauty of pregnancy through photographs is an increasingly popular trend, and this timely guide covers the basics of maternity photography from both artistic and business standpoints. The details of creating a successful maternity portrait are addressed, including how to select a meaningful location, what props and fabrics to use, how to pose the subject, and how to produce a flattering lighting scheme. Helpful digital effects that can enhance skin tone and impart a wide variety of polished and artistic effects are discussed, as are tactics for incorporating other family members in the portrait. Also included are tips for building a strong connection with the subject that can lead to a profitable, lifelong client relationship.

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Just Available Light: Techniques for Digital Photographers (Epub)
Just Available Light: Techniques for Digital Photographers by Rod Deutschmann, Robin Deutschmann
English | 2013 | ISBN: 1608955567 | 93 pages | EPUB | 5,6 MB


Emphasizing the usefulness of ambient lighting, this guidebook gives unlimited access to the methods used by professionals. Starting with a discussion of the advantages and challenges of working with natural light, the text then explores the positive impact it can have on a photographer’s creativity and how to deal with the compromises that using available light sometimes require. Examples from this preliminary section emphasize learning through experimentation. Next, the book explores camera settings including white balance, contrast, and saturation. The authors demonstrate that thoughtful adjustment to these settings can yield images that more closely reflect the mood of the scene and minimize postproduction editing. Several chapters deal with modifying available light through the delicate use of reflectors to bounce light, polarizers to cut glare, and the proper procedure for adding neutral density filters to control brightness. With the techniques presented, photographers will learn to use available light to its fullest advantage.

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Hollywood Portraits: Hot-Light Techniques for Professional Photographers (Epub)
Hollywood Portraits: Hot-Light Techniques for Professional Photographers by Lou Szoke
English | 2012 | ISBN: 160895305X | 158 pages | EPUB | 8 MB


With lighting techniques beneficial for professional photographers but also accessible for those less experienced with a camera, this handy reference offers insights into utilizing “hot lights” (tungsten-based continuous light sources) to achieve glamorous, Hollywood-inspired shots. This “Hollywood” lighting—characterized by dramatic contrast, sharp shadows, and a sultry mood—is simple to create and allows photographers to “sculpt” the subject, accentuating their best features while minimizing flaws. Though the focus is on nostalgic lighting style, the book acknowledges modern advances in photographic technology and discusses how to produce these dazzling retro effects using both digital and traditional film cameras. Throughout the book, lighting diagrams showing the photograph’s setup accompany nearly every image, carefully illustrating the lighting techniques for easy re-creation.

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Painting with a Lens: The Digital Photographer\'s Guide to Designing Artistic Images In-Camera (Epub)
Painting with a Lens: The Digital Photographer's Guide to Designing Artistic Images In-Camera by Rod Deutschmann, Robin Deutschmann
English | 2011 | ISBN: 1608952371 | 122 pages | EPUB | 6,2 MB


Arguing that photography should be about more than gear, shooting modes, and computer programs, this book highlights methods for creating artistic photographs in the moment a picture is taken, rather than later in the editing process. In stark contrast to the “fix everything in post production” approach dominating modern digital photography, this reference demonstrates a more purposeful approach to shooting each frame—carefully considering the subject’s focus and determining the best camera settings, lighting, lens choice, and composition to achieve that objective.

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Master\'s Guide to Off-Camera Flash: Professional Techniques for Digital Photographers (Epub)
Master's Guide to Off-Camera Flash: Professional Techniques for Digital Photographers by Barry Staver
English | 2011 | ISBN: 1608952487 | 160 pages | EPUB | 8,3 MB


By emphasizing basic principles of good lighting and how to apply them, this informative guide shows advanced amateur photographers and professionals how to improve their photographic skills. After explaining different types of light, flash basics, and the benefits of on- and off-camera lighting techniques, it discusses how to use this information to increase the “gasp factor”—that powerful, emotional response that compels the viewer to take a second look at a photograph. Also included are assignments meant to help solidify this new flash knowledge for the photographer in order to put it into practice. As a bonus, the book contains inspirational stories demonstrating real-world applications of the techniques from a photojournalist with decades of experience.

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