In contrast to the jargon-filled manuals that come with most digital cameras, The Beginner's Photography Guide presents step-by-step digital slr camera basics, while introducing and demonstrating a wide variety of techniques that will inspire the novice digital photographer. Grouped together by themes-color, composition, natural light, framing, and more-each camera technique is broken down into an easy-to-follow step-by-step sequence, and features annotated photographs and suggestions on getting the best from digital slr cameras and taking eye-catching photos.
Author: Susan Sontag
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Winner of the National Book Critics' Circle Award for Criticism. One of the most highly regarded books of its kind, On Photography first appeared in 1977 and is described by its author as "a progress of essays about the meaning and career of photographs." It begins with the famous "In Plato's Cave"essay, then offers five other prose meditations on this topic, and concludes with a fascinating and far-reaching "Brief Anthology of Quotations."
Author: Mark Zepezauer
The CIAs Greatest Hits details how the CIA: • hired top Nazi war criminals, shielded them from justice and learned—and used—their techniques • has been involved in assassinations, bombings, massacres, wars, death squads, drug trafficking, and rigged elections all over the world • tortures children as young as 13 and adults as old as 89, resulting in forced “confessions to all sorts of imaginary crimes (an innocent Kuwaiti was tortured for months to make him keep repeating his initial lies, and a supposed al-Qaeda leader was waterboarded 187 times in a single month without producing a speck of useful information) • orchestrates the media—which one CIA deputy director liked to call “the mighty Wurlitzer—and places its agents inside newspapers, magazines and book publishers • and much more. The CIAs crimes continue unabated, and unpunished. The day before General David Petraeus took over as the twentieth CIA director, federal prosecutors announced that they were dropping 99 investigations into the deaths of people in CIA custody, leaving just two active cases theyre willing to pursue. The first edition of The CIAs Greatest Hits sold more than 38,000 copies. This fully revised and updated second edition contains six completely new chapters.
Author: David D. Busch
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
The perennial DSLR bestseller—now expanded with more photography tips Digital SLR Cameras & Photography For Dummies has remained the top-selling book on DSLR photography since the first edition was published. Now in its Fifth Edition, itcovers the latest technologies in the world of DSLR cameras and photography to help you master the techniques that will take your digital photography skills to the next level. Written in plain English and complemented with full-color photos, this hands-on, friendly guide covers the mechanics of the camera; exposure, lenses, and composition; how to capture action, portrait, and low-light shots; editing and sharing images; tips for improving your digital photography skills; and much more. Digital SLR cameras offer the mechanisms and flexibility of traditional pro-level cameras with the instant results and output of digital cameras. If you're a proud owner of a DSLR camera and want to take stunning shots that were once only achievable by the pros, this is the guide you need. Written by one of the most recognized authors in digital photography, this accessible resource makes it fast and easy to start capturing professional-quality photos. Full-color format helps bring the information to life Includes coverage of the latest DSLR cameras to hit the market Provides a foundation on exposure settings, file formats, and editing photos Offers expanded content on capturing the portraits, action shots, nature shots, and night shots photographers love to take If you're interested in capturing more than just a "selfie" and truly want to hone the craft of digital SLR photography, Digital SLR Cameras and Photography For Dummies sets you up for success.
Author: Austin Kleon
Publisher: Workman Publishing
Presents practical advice for increasing productivity on creative projects and improving their chances for success through strategies of networking and sharing works and ideas with like-minded members of the community and on the Internet.
Author: Michael Freeman
Publisher: Ilex Press
For professional photographers, chasing the light, waiting for it, sometimes helping it, and finally capturing it is a constant preoccupation and for some, an obsession. Drawing on four decades of working with light, Michael Freeman takes a simple but practical approach to interpreting, reacting to, and capturing photography's most valuable commodity. Practical advice is organised into three straightforward sections: Waiting, Chasing, and Helping. Begin by mastering the art of patience, and recognise the immense value of anticipating and planning for gorgeous light that's just over the horizon. Then learn the techniques to meet otherwise transient and fleeting lighting conditions halfway, with quick thinking and fast reactions. Finally, make the most of the tools at your disposal to enhance and manipulate light as you find it, covering everything from in-the-field shooting choices to technical transformations in post-production. This is the method of a working professional the way to interpret, approach, and master whatever lighting situation is thrown at you and always get the shot, no matter what.
Author: Michael Freeman
Publisher: mitp Verlags GmbH & Co. KG
Komposition und Design Theorie und Praxis von Komposition und Design in der Digitalfotografie Traditionelle Komposition während der Aufnahme sowie die Möglichkeiten der Bildgestaltung durch spätere Bildbearbeitung Situationen und Standorte erkunden, um die beste Ausgangslage für fesselnde Fotos zu finden Verständliche Beispiele realer fotografischer Aufgaben durch schematische Illustrationen, die aufzeigen, wie und wieso ein Foto gelungen ist Aus dem Inhalt: Der Rahmen Designgrundlagen Grafische und fotografische Elemente Komposition mit Licht und Farbe Die Intention Entstehungsprozess Mit den Zutaten für eine gute Bildkomposition die eigenen Bildideen optimal umsetzen Design ist der wichtigste Faktor für eine erfolgreiche Fotografie. Die Fähigkeit, das Potenzial für ein starkes Bild zu erkennen und daraufhin die grafischen Elemente zu einer effektiven und überzeugenden Komposition zu organisieren, waren immer schon die wichtigsten Handfertigkeiten eines Fotografen. Die Digitalfotografie hat dem Design einen neuen aufregenden Aspekt beschert – zuallererst, weil das unverzügliche Feedback der Kamera eine direkte Auswertung und Verbesserung ermöglicht. Und zweitens, weil man mit Bildbearbeitungstools das Design eines Fotos umgestalten und weiterentwickeln kann, nachdem der Auslöser gedrückt wurde. Dies beides hat grundlegende Auswirkungen auf die Art und Weise, wie Digitalfotografen Fotos machen. Der fotografische Blick ermöglicht es jedem, großartige Motive zu erkennen und somit besondere Momente in wunderbaren Fotos festzuhalten. In diesem Buch lernen Sie grundlegende Gestaltungsprinzipien kennen, die zum Teil aus anderen Kunstsparten wie der Malerei entlehnt sind. Zudem legt der Autor Michael Freeman großen Wert auf die Intention eines Bildes und gibt Ihnen einen fantastischen Einblick in den Entstehungsprozess seiner Fotografien, sodass Sie mit dem nötigen Hintergrundwissen Ihre eigenen fotografischen Visionen vollenden können. Über den Autor: Michael Freeman ist ein international bekannter Fotograf und Autor, der sich auf Reise, Architektur und asiatische Kunst spezialisiert hat. Er ist zudem bekannt für seine Expertise bezüglich Special Effects. Er arbeitet für renommierte Magazine wie National Geographic und hat bereits mehr als 20 Fotografie-Bücher verfasst.
Author: Adrian Schulz
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Architectural photography is more than simply choosing a subject and pressing the shutter-release button; it's more than just documenting a project. An architectural photograph shows the form and appeal of a building far better than any other medium. With the advent of the digital photographic workflow, architects are discovering exciting new opportunities to present and market their work. But what are the ingredients for a successful architectural photograph? What equipment do you need? How can you improve your images in your digital darkroom? Why does a building look different in reality than in a photographic image? In this book you will find the answers to these questions and much more. Author Adrian Schulz-both an architect and a photographer by training-uses real-world projects to teach you how to: Capture outstanding images of buildings, inside and out Choose the right equipment and use it effectively Compose architectural shots Work with ambient and artificial light Process images in an efficient workflow based on Adobe Photoshop This book is a step-by-step guide to architectural photography for both the aspiring amateur photographer interested in architectural photography and the professional photographer wanting to expand his skills in this domain. Moreover, architects themselves will find this book motivating and inspiring. This second edition has been extensively revised and includes 80 new images and illustrations, as well as an expanded chapter on shooting interior spaces. Also included is an updated discussion of post-processing techniques and the latest technical developments in the world of photography. With this book, you will learn a variety of creative tips, tricks, and guidelines for making the perfect architectural image.
Author: Valérie Jardin
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
With both training and preparation, a street photographer needs to make rapid decisions; there may only be a fraction of a second to immortalize a moment in time that has never happened before and will never happen again. This is where Street Photography: Creative Vision Behind the Lens comes in. Follow Valérie Jardin on an inspiring photo walk around the world. After an overview of the practical and technical aspects of street photography, Valérie takes you along on a personal photographic journey as she hits the streets of her favorite urban haunts. She shows you the art of storytelling through her photographs, from envisioning the image to actually capturing it in the camera. Learn about the technical and compositional choices she makes and the thought process that spurred the click of the shutter.? Perfect for both the new photographer excited to capture the world around them and for the experienced street photographer wishing to improve their techniques and images, Street Photography requires no special equipment, just a passion for seeing and capturing the extraordinary in the ordinary.
Author: Axel Hausberg, Anton Simons
Publisher: Dom Pub
Professional architectural photography confronts architects and photographers with challenges, which this volume in the Construction and Design Manualseries deals with in detail. After an introduction to the history and the various areas in which architectural photography is used, the authors, themselves professionals working in the fields of building and documentation,address the technical and design-related aspects.They discuss the best equipment for the job as well as such vital issues as focal length, perspective, white balance, filters, HDR and digital post-processing on the computer. The practical section describes with clarity and precision just how the theory should be applied in practice.
Author: Russell Hart
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Your personal photographs have a worth that can’t be measured in dollars and cents. They’re likely the one thing you would grab on the way out of a burning house – an irreplaceable record of the life you lead, of friends and family, and of the occasions with which you mark passing years. The funny thing is, most people aren’t entirely happy with their photographs. And that's where Photography For Dummies comes in. You don't need a fancy camera with multiple, removable lenses to get good pictures. The problem is, nearly every book on photography assumes that you're using one. But this book assumes that you're using a point-and-shoot camera for all your pictures. In fact, this may be the most complete guide available for taking pictures with a modern point-and-shoot camera. This revised edition of Photography For Dummies helps you choose film (much simpler than you’d think), load film into the camera (no big sweat), and understand how to hold the camera (yes, there are right and wrong ways). You'll also discover tips about dealing with your photofinisher – a far more important factor in getting good results than most people realize, especially in the digital age. What's more, you'll gain insight into Working with your camera, and how different settings make your camera do different things Understanding the importance of light in a photograph, and applying design strategies that make your subjects stand out Getting shots that both flatter people and capture their personalities Shooting landscapes, and the special considerations of travel photography Taking pictures filmlessly, and the pleasures and pitfalls of digital photography Troubleshooting your camera, and discovering what do try if it won't shoot Today’s point-and-shoot cameras are remarkably reliable devices. So why aren’t your pictures better? The main secret to better photographs is knowing what to shoot, when to shoot it, and how to shoot it. You need Photography For Dummies, because it lets you in on this secret.
Author: Thomas Hoepker
Thomas Hoepker hat in seiner langen Karriere als Fotojournalist die ganze Welt bereist und für Zeitschriften und Magazine viele dramatische Situationen fotografiert. Er hat aber auch immer ein Auge gehabt für verrückte, kuriose, lustige Momente und Begegnungen, die wir in diesem prächtigen Bildband zusammengestellt haben.
Author: Louis Benjamin
Publisher: Pearson Education
Discover everything you want to know about Photoshop CS6 in this easy to use guide, from the most essential tasks that you’ll want to perform, to solving the most common problems you’ll encounter. Photoshop CS6 In Simple Stepscovers every practical aspect of using Photoshop CS6 on your PC or laptop; from getting acquainted with essential Photoshop CS6 tools, to basic retouching and adjusting, through to advanced techniques using selections, layers and masks. This book is filled with easy to understand practical tasks that will help you to achieve immediate results. This series of vibrant books will teach you exactly what you need to know using A friendly, visual approach Easy-to-understand language Practical hands-on tasks Full-colour large format screenshots To build your confidence and help you to get the most out of your computer, practical hints, tips and shortcuts feature on every page: § ALERT!– Explains and provides practical solutions to the most commonly encountered problems § HOT TIPS– Time and effort saving shortcuts § SEE ALSO… - Points you to other related tasks and information § DID YOU KNOW? – Additional features to explore § WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?– Jargon and technical terms explained in plain English