Speedtree 5.0 Applications | 51Mb
+ SpeedTree® 5.0, a complete re-engineering of IDV’s award-winning foliage software, will be available for evaluation beginning on the first day of the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco on March 25, 2009. With SpeedTree 5.0, IDV’s unmatched tree and plant middleware delivers a new level of modeling control and rendering efficiency. The first 5.0 evaluations will be handed out to those who visit IDV’s booth, #5302 in North Hall at the MosconeCenter. SpeedTree, winner of the 2005 Front Line Award for middleware, delivers beautiful, amazingly natural real-time trees and plants with seamless LOD transitions, an array of lighting, physics & wind effects, and an SDK programmed to support any level of engine integration. SpeedTreeRT includes the SpeedTree Modeler, a Windows application that offers a unique hybrid of hand and procedural modeling options. The new version draws on nearly a decade of foliage tool development experience at IDV, Mr. Sechrest added, as well as the countless recommendations and requests from the top studios around the world that make up SpeedTree’s extensive user base.
Bill Hurter, "The Best of Wedding Photography"
Amherst Media, Inc. | 2007 | ISBN: 1584282088 | 128 pages | PDF | 4 MB
Updated with all-new photographs and information on technological advances, this comprehensive resource covers every technique photographers must master to rise to the challenge of being a wedding photographer. Topics covered range from selecting equipment and winning clients to posing and lighting breathtaking images. Critical techniques for success after the shoot are also covered, including tips for presenting images to clients, refining and retouching images, preparing and presenting wedding albums, and much more. Insider techniques from some of the world's most acclaimed wedding photographers accompany stunning images making this resource a great asset to both full-time professionals and weekend-wedding shooters.
Bill Hurter, "The Best of Family Portrait Photography: Professional Techniques and Images"
Amherst Media, Inc. | 2005 | ISBN: 1584281723 | 128 pages | PDF | 5 MB
Artwork from 30 of the industry's top photographers is used to highlight both clear-cut shooting strategies and colorful, cutting-edge approaches to family portraiture in this handbook intended for idea gathering and inspiration. Advice on focal length, perspective, and maximizing the potential of digital equipment highlights the technical aspects of family portraiture while group posing strategies demonstrate how best to flatter each subject and convey a sense of family unity. A lengthy discussion of lighting—the backbone of portraiture—and the manipulation of shadows and highlights instructs photographers on how to create mood and interest in a variety of lighting scenarios, both indoors and out. Specifics on adjusting body lines, colors, and shapes, working with young children, and creating a comfortable atmosphere ensure that the photographer captures the unique personality of each family with dynamic and attractive images.
Jim Shull, "The Beginner's Guide to Pinhole Photography"
Amherst Media, Inc. | ISBN: 0936262702 | 1999 | 80 pages | PDF | 1 MB
Pinhole photography requires no camera, no lenses, and no focusing-just a tiny hole in a can or box pres the light to make images on photographic film or paper. Richly illustrated with pinhole photographs, this book teaches the principles of photography. Starting with step-by-step instructions for building a camera out of household materials, it gives details on shooting images; developing; printing images in a kitchen, bathroom, or darkroom; and building special features such as wide-angle cameras. A complete discussion of the materials needed is included.
Marty Seefer, "The Art of Bridal Portrait Photography: Techniques for Lighting and Posing"
Amherst Media, Inc. | ISBN: 1584280670 | 2001 | 128 pages | PDF | 2 MB
Focusing solely on the bride, this wedding portraiture book provides methods for pre-wedding shots, on-location photographs, and studio sessions. Included are ways to achieve proper exposure and contrast, tips for orchestrating props, and lighting and posing techniques to minimize and conceal flaws. Accompanied by stunning full-color photographs and accompanying technical tips, this guide also includes a complete listing of all the details and preparation work that will ensure a smooth shoot, including pre-wedding appointments and ways to eliminate distracting background elements.
Ellie Vayo, "The Art and Business of High School Senior Portrait Photography"
Amherst Media, Inc. | 2002 | ISBN: 1584280794 | 128 pages | PDF | 2 MB
From bringing in new clients to delivering the final proofs, this book covers all aspects of the highly competitive business of high school portrait photography. Studio owners will learn how to create interest in their product by drawing clients to their studio through appropriate advertising that both targets teenagers and appeals to their parents. Ideas for postcards, CD-ROM business cards, T-shirts, and other materials to help boost a studio's visibility are detailed. Once photographers have learned how to create interest in their product, they will learn how to create an attractive environment in their studio-what styles and types of images should be on display, and how to discuss make-or-break issues such as pricing. Technical advice is also provided on indoor studio- and window-lighting setups, outdoor photography, lighting, sets, exposure, and more.
Bill Hurter, "The Best of Teen and Senior Portrait Photography: Techniques and Images from the Pros"
Amherst Media, Inc. | 2003 | ISBN: 1584281111 | 128 pages | PDF | 3 MB
From yearbook advertisements, postcard mailings, and promotions to web site development and digital graduation announcements, every corner of the teen and senior portrait market is covered in this book of advice from the experts. The artistry of top senior portrait experts, including Fuzzy Duenkel, Jeff Smith, Ellie Vayo, Richard Pahl, Ralph Romaguera, and Deborah Lynn Ferro, reveals the artistic, photographic, and marketing techniques that have propelled them to the top of their field. Advice on posing, communication and expression during sessions, studio lighting, outdoor lighting, working with different client personalities, pricing, and proofing is provided.
Rangefinder's Professional Photography: Techniques and Images from the Pages of Rangefinder Magazine
Rangefinder's Professional Photography: Techniques and Images from the Pages of Rangefinder Magazine
Amherst Media, Inc. | 2007-08-01 | ISBN: 1584281936 | 128 pages | PDF | 4 MB
The best images by the best photographers from around the world are featured in this collection that reflects the pinnacle of contemporary photography, both in terms of technical skill and creative ingenuity. Appealing to photographers of all levels, this book includes images from all genres of photography—from wedding and fashion to portrait and product—as well as more than 100 instructive articles. In each chapter, the images and techniques are thematically grouped to provide for rapid learning and easy cross-referencing. The breadth of topics, the high quality of the images, the technical skills required to create them, and the sheer creativity reflected in each shot, makes this collection an essential addition to any photographer's library.
Professional Posing Techniques for Wedding and Portrait Photographers
Amherst Media, Inc. | 2007-08-01 | ISBN: 1584281707 | 128 pages | PDF | 2 MB
Combining two disciplines—posing and wedding portraiture—this professional resource helps photographers create flattering poses to build the best possible portraits and highest possible sales. Photographers are taught how to position the head, shoulders, torso, arms, hands, legs, and feet to correct figure flaws, make a client feel relaxed, and evoke a dynamic image that tells a story or defines a relationship. The challenges of shooting on location are addressed with tips for adjusting poses in any situation. A discussion of body language and how small adjustments can change an entire mood provides photographers with the ability to help their clients convey a variety of desired messages, whether elegant, sexy, or playful. Standing, seated, and floor poses are covered along with specific techniques for photographing brides, grooms, and wedding parties.
Professional Portrait Posing: Techniques and Images from Master Photographers (Pro Photo Workshop)
Amherst Media, Inc. | 2007-08-01 | ISBN: 1584282118 | 128 pages | PDF | 3 MB
A brief introduction to the basic principles of creating a flattering pose accompanies chapters devoted to 12 acclaimed photographers who present and discuss their favorite, most successful, and most challenging photos. Widely regarded for their flattering, inventive, and cutting-edge posing techniques, these professionals cover why the pose was selected, how it complemented the subject and the scene, and how it works to make the subject look his or her best. The special challenge of group portraits is also covered by many of the contributors. Additional topics of discussion include personalized tips for learning the art of posing, common problems they see in portraits and their solutions, and suggestions and ideas for researching poses.
Professional Portrait Lighting: Techniques and Images from Master Photographers
Amherst Media, Inc. | 2007-08-01 | ISBN: 1584281901 | 128 pages | PDF | 4 MB
Designed for professional photographers who are already well versed in the basics of lighting, this book will take their lighting to the next level, adding the flair and refinement that can turn professional images into world-class photos. Each chapter explores a different master photographer, with a thorough analysis of signature techniques, a look at the creation of his or her top images, and a discussion of past photographs that presented lighting challenges. A virtual master class, this book presents the teachings of nearly two dozen photographers for a fraction of the price of a single photography seminar.
Bill Lemon, "Professional Digital Techniques for Nude & Glamour Photography"
Amherst Media, Inc. | 2006 | ISBN: 1584281782 | 128 pages | PDF | 7 MB
Every nude and lingerie photography shoot will benefit from the camera techniques, posing strategies, and prop selections discussed in this handbook from a seasoned model photographer. Sections on evaluating and modifying light, changing the setup, and ensuring the correct white balance combined with a gallery of set, prop, and posing possibilities provide photographers with the technical and artistic inspiration they need to visually enhance a model's assets and create the perfect mood. A variety of situations are covered, including photographs in water, of couples, and of tattoos. Based on the author's 20 years of experience, this handbook emphasizes the photographer's need to cultivate trustworthy relationships with their models in order to ensure the ease and trust that makes for stunning results.
Jeff Smith, "Posing for Portrait Photography: A Head-to-Toe Guide"
Amherst Media, Inc | 2004 | ISBN: 1584281340 | 128 pages | PDF | 3 MB
Photographers learn how to gauge the needs of their clients before placing them into a stale, preconceived "women's," "men's," or "children's" pose that hardly fits the client's personality or preferences. Pred with a two-pronged approach to fail-safe posing, photographers learn first to determine what the mood of the portrait should be and how to use an appropriate posing genre-traditional, casual, glamour, or journalistic. Photographers are then shown how that genre can be used as a basis to produce a pose that best suits the client, allowing them to create dynamic yet natural-looking pose that the subject-and the intended recipient-will love.
Portrait Photographer's Handbook
Amherst Media, Inc. | 2007-08-01 | ISBN: 158428207X | 128 pages | PDF | 2 MB
Combining time-tested practices with contemporary methods, this guidebook details the fine art of capturing formal and casual posed images. With advice and guidance from the finest and most decorated portrait and wedding photographers in the country, this instructional discusses subjects such as lighting in the studio and on location, improving improvisational shooting techniques, and how to retouch images in the post-production process to create truly flawless looks. A chapter addressing the common problems in taking portraitures—from working with subjects with glasses to subjects that vary in size, facial features, and skin tone—is also included.
Peter Cope, Night and Low-Light Techniques for Digital Photography
Amherst Media, Inc. | 2007-08-01 | ISBN: 158428174X | 128 pages | PDF | 4 MB
The techniques illustrated in this handbook inspire photographers to take photographs when they would otherwise put their camera away—in low-light and nighttime situations. A comprehensive discussion of color and tone teaches photographers how to change their overall perceptions in low-light environments and adjust their exposure settings and filters to suit a variety of light levels. The most adverse lighting situations are covered, such as floodlit cityscapes, lightning, sunsets, stage shows, and fireworks. Tips on taking advantage of the digital environment's ability to manipulate and enhance low-light images both during and after the photo shoot are offered and technical information on both cameras and the latest software is discussed.
Jack Drafahl, Sue Drafahl, "Master Guide for Underwater Digital Photography"
Amherst Media | 2005 | ISBN: 1584281669 | 128 pages | PDF | 5 MB
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 pres information on every conceivable aspect of creating the right conditions for beautiful underwater photographs.
Patrick Rice, "Master Guide for Professional Photographers"
Amherst Media, Inc | 2006 | ISBN: 1584281952 | 128 pages | PDF | 3,4 MB
From shooting basics to image editing, this textbook is an all encompassing reference that can be used by students in any level of photography class as well as those studying to complete the Certified Professional Photographer program. Beginning with an overview of camera choices and basic camera functions, this guide outlines the fundamentals of lighting equipment, light theory, composition, and digital imaging while providing a comprehensive roadmap for efficiently taking images from conception to client presentation. Tips for overcoming obstacles are offered from the hard-won advice of photographers who have successfully passed the Professional Photographer Certification Program tests.
Juxtapoz - June 2010
PDF | 181 pages | 60 Mb | English
- Juxtapoz magazine presents a gallery of underground artists who influence much of the fashion, graphics, and new art we see today, and its readers are the tastemakers who discern the newest cultural trends. Full-color layouts presenting painters, street artists, sculptors, cartoonists, and photographers are featured along with interviews, rare portfolios, sketches, and reviews. Juxtapoz is the brainchild of Robert Williams, world-renowned artist and father of the widely popular school of cartoon surrealism. Target audience is teens to hip adults.
Lou Jacobs Jr., "How to Start and Operate a Digital Portrait Photography Studio"
Amherst Media, Inc. | 2005 | ISBN: 1584281715 | 224 pages | PDF | 5,2 MB
Twenty successful studio owners offer their expertise to aspiring professional photographers in this guide to operating a digital portrait studio. Every element of a thriving studio is covered, from choosing a location and determining a budget to selecting computer equipment and streamlining the digital work flow. Details on selecting backgrounds, sets, and props that set a studio apart and advice on lighting patterns, posing, and clothing selection help photographers ensure that they produce client-pleasing images and return customers. Customer service tips on creating comfortable waiting and viewing areas are included to help photographers set up an attractive space to better profit from their artistic skills.
Bill Hurter, "Group Portrait Photography Handbook"
Amherst Media, Inc | 2005 | ISBN: 1584281596 | 128 pages | PDF | 3 MB
Photographers of human subjects will appreciate the advice in this guide for capturing groups on film. From basics such as posing and composition to technical aspects of focusing and lighting, this handbook addresses concerns for both amateur and professional photographers. Indoor and outdoor settings are discussed, as are tips for working with subjects to capture a variety of emotions and personalities. This latest edition has been freshened with 180 new images and an expanded section on digital technology, including information on white balance, resolution issues, and digital proofing.
Rolando Gomez, "Garage Glamour: Digital Nude and Beauty Photography Made Simple"
Amherst Media, Inc. | 2006 | ISBN: 1584281839 | 128 pages | PDF | 4,2 MB
Nude and beauty photographers can find the invaluable high-impact techniques in this exhaustively illustrated manual that covers everything from compositional tips for clothing, accessories, and poses to more technical challenges such as lighting, lens selection, and exposure, demonstrating how to produce stunning, world-class images using minimal equipment without accruing a burdening investment. Beginning with the Four S's of glamour photography (sexiness, sultriness, sensuality, and seductiveness), amateurs and professionals alike are shown new ways to achieve beautiful shots, with additional tips on working with models that include methods for accentuating assets while minimizing flaws and initiating comfortable working relationships. Photographers are also shown how to turn their hobby into a successful career, or enhance the productivity and income of an existing business by honing marketing and advertising skills and mastering the art of generating business by referral. Based on the author's popular website (www.garageglamour.com), this guide offers helpful instruction to creating glamorous, sexy images like those seen in Playboy, Maxim, and other men's magazines.