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.
William S. McIntosh, "Classic Portrait Photography: Techniques and Images from a Master Photographer"
Amherst Media, Inc | 2004 | ISBN: 1584281324 | 128 pages | PDF | 3,7 MB
From a master photographer who has photographed other famous photographers, Joint Chiefs of Staff for the armed services, and nobility in the United Kingdom, this book pres a behind-the-scenes look at the work of one of the most acclaimed portrait photographers ever. Photographers follow McIntosh's footsteps, uncovering surprising settings, exotic clients, and masterful technique. They learn to create environmental images in challenging locations, modify light to its best effect, and compose and pose clients. With the pairing of instructional text and more than 100 portraits that span McIntosh's career, this book offers a definitive look at the style, strategies, and artistic contributions of this master photographer.
Black & White Photography Techniques with Adobe Photoshop
Amherst Media, Inc. | 2005-11-01 | ISBN: 1584281731 | 128 pages | PDF | 6 MB
Fine art quality, black-and-white prints are within every photographer's reach with the techniques illustrated in this digital image editing guide. Taking advantage of the control and reproducibility that the digital darkroom offers, this handbook teaches photographers how to fine-tune images with contrast and exposure levels, crop and rotate images for dynamic results, and remove flaws such as dust and scratches long after the photograph has been taken. Instruction on techniques that simulate traditional hand coloring and tinting and add special effects such as frames, infrared, and lighting and lens effects helps photographers realize their artistic vision. Screen shots and images guide readers through the presented techniques, allowing photographers to gauge their own results and anticipate the effects of the outlined corrections and enhancements on their own images. A gallery of the author's work provides inspiration for simulating—and improving upon—the chemical-based darkroom experience.
John Collett, David Collett, "Black & White Landscape Photography"
Amherst Media, Inc. | 1999 | ISBN: 1584280042 | 128 pages | PDF | 2 MB
Because landscape photographers are at the mercy of quickly changing weather, uneven illumination, poor contrast or limited tonal range, and other elements, this book shares the skills and techniques needed to turn these liabilities into assets. It explores types of landscape photography, explains what equipment works best, and describes how to find a balance between creativity and technique. It tells how to see the palette of natural light and the tonalities that make for outstanding photography and discusses focus, depth of field, and controlling tonalities in black- and-white landscapes.
Don Marr, "Beginner's Guide to Photographic Lighting: Techniques for Success in the Studio or on Location"
Amherst Media, Inc. | 2004 | ISBN: 1584281332 | 128 pages | PDF | 1,5 MB
Teaching beginner photographers how to create good, flattering light, this book discusses topics such as proper equipment, developing an eye for form, and positioning equipment to maximize the appeal of a subject. As studio photographers face a host of lighting challenges not often encountered outdoors-from lighting reflective objects to photographing food-this guide provides unexpected tips and surprising solutions for adding a jolt of creativity to images. Step-by-step guidance on using the ordinary to create the extraordinary is provided. With its dual focus on creating lighting styles that are both technically correct and creative, this book shows photographers how to effectively light everything from portraits to product shots with confidence.
Michelle Perkins, "Beginner's Guide to Adobe Photoshop"
Amherst Media, Inc. | 2006 | ISBN: 1584281871 | 128 pages | PDF | 3 MB
Amherst Media, Inc. | 2006 | ISBN: 1584281871 | 128 pages | PDF | 3 MB
Pring new Adobe Photoshop users with concise, practical information on this world-standard software, this book shows photographers how to manipulate photos for print media and the Web. Techniques show photographers how to avoid common mistakes and frustrations while creating high-quality, imaginative images, and each topic is broken down into short, easy-to-digest sections with clear, jargon-free discussions and plenty of examples. Topics covered include basic image editing, selection techniques, using layers, and creating original artwork. This edition contains all new images and screen shots, many of which are available for download from the publisher's website.
Artistic Techniques with Adobe Photoshop and Corel Painter: A Guide for Photographers
Amherst Media, Inc. | 2005-11-01 | ISBN: 1584281650 | 128 pages | PDF | 4 MB
Photographers will be able to magically transform photographic images in myriad ways using the digital counterpart of traditional artists' tools and this guide to Adobe Photoshop and Corel Painter. Covering hardware and software requirements, printing actions that will simplify the output process, instructions for adjusting a digital image's canvas size, and other essentials, this manual explains all the skills needed to rev up one's creative arsenal and begin outputting extraordinary and artful images. This handbook is a perfect complement to photographers with a traditional arts background as well as those who are ready to create special niche products to set their images apart.