Professional Filter Techniques for Digital Photographers
Amherst Media, Inc. | ISBN: 1584281960 | 2006-12-01 | 128 pages | PDF | 3.6 MB
Providing total control of a photograph, this guidebook details camera filters and the simple, inexpensive ways they can be employed in order to move from simply taking pictures to capturing imaginative images. Discussing a vast array of filters—from screw-in and slide-on filters for traditional film cameras to the cutting edge, post-production software associated with digital cameras—photographers will find practical, professional advice alongside photo examples that illustrate the differences in every filtering decision. From manipulating flesh tones in portraits to color-balancing an architectural interior, this resource provides the methods to allow photographers to express their complete creative vision. Three helpful appendices—discussing light theory, how sensors record images, and metering systems—are also included.
Graphic Novelists: Profiles of Cutting Edge Authors and Illustrators. 3 Volume Set
U·X·L | ISBN: 1414404409 | 2006 | PDF | 634 pages | 36 MB
Grade 6 Up—Following the recent boom in the graphic-novel industry, and the growing acceptance of the genre in schools, this excellent work is the next logical step in reference publishing. Focusing on 75 authors and artists, it provides a solid resource for research, emphasizing influential masters of the field and those who create graphic novels primarily for youth. While not comprehensive, the essays feature a variety of creators, including a number of popular manga artists. Most include a photograph, biographical information, a sidebar listing the subject's best-known works, and a short bibliography of books, periodicals, and Web sites. Entries are written in a straightforward, lively voice that students will enjoy for both research and personal reading. The work downplays the adult materials by individual creators and is clear when materials mentioned are controversial. Also included are a short history of graphic novels, an essay on manga, and an annotated list of graphic-novel publishers.
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.