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The Digital Photography Book, Part 4
The Digital Photography Book, Part 4
by Scott Kelby
Paperback from Peachpit Press
ISBN: 0321773020
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Scott Kelby, author of The Digital Photography Book (the best-selling digital photography book of all time), is back with another follow-up to his smash best-seller, with an entirely new book that picks up right where volume 3 left off. It's even more of that "Ah ha, so that' s how they do it," straight-to-the-point, skip-the-techno-jargon stuff people can really use today, and that made volume 1 the world's best-selling book on digital photography.
This book truly has a brilliant premise, and here's how Scott describes it: "If you and I were out on a shoot and you asked me, 'Hey Scott, I want the light for this portrait to look really soft and flattering. How far back should I put this softbox?' I wouldn't give you a lecture about lighting ratios, or flash modifiers. In real life, I'd just turn to you and say, 'Move it in as close to your subject as you possibly can, without it actually showing up in the shot.' Well, that's what this book is all about: you and I out shooting where I answer questions, give you advice, and share the secrets I've learned, just like I would with a friend--without all the technical explanations and techie photo speak."
Each page covers a single concept on how to make your photography better. Every time you turn the page, you'll learn another pro setting, tool, or trick to transform your work from snapshots into gallery prints. If you're tired of taking shots that look "okay," and if you're tired of looking in photography magazines and thinking, "Why don't my shots look like that?" then this is the book for you.
This isn't a book of theory, full of confusing jargon and detailed concepts. This is a book on which button to push, which setting to use, and when to use it. With another 200 of the most closely guarded photographic "tricks of the trade," this book gets you shooting dramatically better-looking, sharper, more colorful, more professional-looking photos every time.
 
The Digital Photography Book
The Digital Photography Book
by Scott Kelby
Paperback from Peachpit Press
ISBN: 032147404X
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Scott Kelby, the man who changed the "digital darkroom" forever with his groundbreaking, #1 bestselling, award-winning book The Photoshop Book for Digital Photographers, now tackles the most important side of digital photography--how to take pro-quality shots using the same tricks today's top digital pros use (and it's easier than you'd think).
This entire book is written with a brilliant premise, and here's how Scott describes it: "If you and I were out on a shoot, and you asked me, 'Hey, how do I get this flower to be in focus, but I want the background out of focus?' I wouldn't stand there and give you a lecture about aperture, exposure, and depth of field. In real life, I'd just say, 'Get out your telephoto lens, set your f/stop to f/2.8, focus on the flower, and fire away.' You d say, 'OK,' and you'd get the shot. That's what this book is all about. A book of you and I shooting, and I answer the questions, give you advice, and share the secrets I've learned just like I would with a friend, without all the technical explanations and without all the techno-photo-speak."
This isn't a book of theory--it isn't full of confusing jargon and detailed concepts: this is a book of which button to push, which setting to use, when to use them, and nearly two hundred of the most closely guarded photographic "tricks of the trade" to get you shooting dramatically better-looking, sharper, more colorful, more professional-looking photos with your digital camera every time you press the shutter button.
Here's another thing that makes this book different: each page covers just one trick, just one single concept that makes your photography better. Every time you turn the page, you'll learn another pro setting, another pro tool, another pro trick to transform your work from snapshots into gallery prints. There's never been a book like it, and if you're tired of taking shots that look "OK," and if you're tired of looking in photography magazines and thinking, "Why don't my shots look like that?" then this is the book for you.
 
On-Camera Flash Techniques for Digital Wedding and Portrait Photography
On-Camera Flash Techniques for Digital Wedding and Portrait Photography
by Neil van Niekerk
Paperback from Amherst Media, Inc.
ISBN: 1584282584
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With this guidebook, photographers learn how to create stunning, professional images while avoiding the common pitfalls of using an on-camera flash. Techniques for using simple accessories--such as bounce cards and diffusers as well as how to improve a lighting scenario by enhancing it rather than overwhelming it--show photographers how to master this challenging aspect of portraiture. For wedding and environmental portrait photographers who must work in ever-changing lighting scenarios, executing these tips to evade flat, lifeless images with harsh shadows, washed-out skin tones, cavernous black backgrounds, and other unappealing visual characteristics results in not only better images, but happier clients and more sales.
 
Off-Camera Flash Techniques for Digital Photographers
Off-Camera Flash Techniques for Digital Photographers
by Neil van Niekerk
Paperback from Amherst Media, Inc.
ISBN: 1608952789
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Rather than focusing on the gear needed to use off-camera flash, this specialized resource hones in on the techniques needed addressing photographers' most common questions and providing practical examples of off-camera flash used on real assignments. Seeking to address the various challenges of off-camera lighting, professional photographers and advanced amateurs alike will find a range of confidence-building instruction, beginning with basic how's and why's of lighting for creative effect, the types of equipment available and instruction about their proper use, clear definitions of various technical concepts such as managing shutter speed and controlling flash exposure, using ambient light as well as natural sunlight during a shoot, and incorporating off-camera flash into a portrait session. Concluding this lesson plan is a look at five different real-life photo sessions, each employing a different flash technique. Here, photographers get a deeper understanding of each concept put into practice, marrying the elements of lighting with the natural elements presented by the shoot.

 
Creative Landscapes: Digital Photography Tips and Techniques
Creative Landscapes: Digital Photography Tips and Techniques
by Harold Davis
Paperback from Wiley
ISBN: 1118027329
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Capture the beauty of the world around you with this professional advice

Landscape photography inspires millions of photographers. If you're one of them, you'll find new insight into landscape photography in this book by professional photographer Harold Davis, as well as tips, tricks, and technical advice to help you improve the quality of your photos. You'll learn to use lighting and composition creatively, choose and use appropriate equipment, look at your subject matter in a new way, and even when to break the rules in order to capture the best image of all. Illustrated with the author's own spectacular landscape photos.

  • Landscape photography intrigues and inspires photographers, but there is more to getting great landscape photos than many photographers expect
  • Professional photographer Harold Davis teaches tricks and techniques that will enhance your skills
  • Explains how to approach the subject creatively, choose and use appropriate equipment, and refine photographic technique to create spectacular landscape shots
  • Looks at how lighting, texture, and composition affect landscape imagery

  • Lavishly illustrated with the author's own photos
 
Creative Black and White: Digital Photography Tips and Techniques
Creative Black and White: Digital Photography Tips and Techniques
by Harold Davis
Paperback from Wiley
ISBN: 0470597755
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Learn how breaking photographic rules can result in stunning black-and-white photos

Black-and-white photography poses unique challenges; without color to guide the eye, contrast, lighting, and composition take on even more importance. Renowned photographer Harold Davis explains these elements and demonstrates the basic rules of black and white photography as well as when and how to break them. He breaks through the complexity of this photographic medium, explores opportunities for black-and-white imagery, and shows how to capitalize on every one.

Richly illustrated with the author's own images, this beautiful guide presents the skills needed for great black-and-white photos while encouraging your confidence and creativity.

  • Goes beyond basics to teach photographers how to conquer the challenges posed by black-and-white photography
  • Appeals to professionals and serious amateurs who are interested in exploring creative black-and-white imagery
  • Presents photography fundamentals and shows how black and white requires some of the rules to be bent
  • Encourages creative thinking and confidence
  • Lavishly illustrated with Harold Davis's outstanding monochromatic photos
Whether you're a professional just venturing into black and white or a serious amateur, Creative Black & White will both educate and inspire you.
 
 
Christopher Grey s Lighting Techniques for Beauty and Glamour Photography: A Guide for Digital Photographers
Christopher Grey's Lighting Techniques for Beauty and Glamour Photography: A Guide for Digital Photographers
by Christopher Grey
Paperback from Amherst Media, Inc.
ISBN: 1608952347
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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.

 
Digital Photography: Advanced
Digital Photography: Advanced
by Andy McKee, Vook
Kindle Edition with Audio/Video from Vook
Published: 2011-05-04

 

"Digital Photography: Advanced" features Digital Photography Expert, Andy McKee, as he walks you through all the steps of becoming a Digital Photography Pro. This Vook features 8 amazing videos that teach you everything from Advanced Photoshop Skills to Customizing Your Digital Camera Features. If you have ever wished you could wow your friends with your Digital Photography skills, this Vook is for you.

"Digital Photography: Advanced" features Digital Photography Expert, Andy McKee, as he walks you through all the steps of becoming a Digital Photography Pro. This Vook features 8 amazing videos that teach you everything from Advanced Photoshop Skills to Customizing Your Digital Camera Features. If you have ever wished you could wow your friends with your Digital Photography skills, this Vook is for you.

 
Short Course in Photography, A (8th Edition)
Short Course in Photography, A (8th Edition)
by Barbara London, Jim Stone
Paperback from Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0205066402
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The London, Upton, Stone series has helped over 1,000,000 photography students capture their potential.

The new 8th edition of A Short Course in Photography introduces students to the fundamentals of photography and suggests ways in which they might create photographs that have meaning. With a special focus on black and white photography, the book also explores digital techniques and web photography resources, equipment, cameras and camera accessories, the exposure and development of film, and the making and finishing of prints. All aspects of the process are explained and illustrated clearly in two-page spreads, each of which addresses a self-contained topic.

 
Bryan Peterson s Understanding Photography Field Guide: How to Shoot Great Photographs with Any Camera
Bryan Peterson's Understanding Photography Field Guide: How to Shoot Great Photographs with Any Camera
by Bryan Peterson
Paperback from Amphoto Books
Published: 2009-08-18
ISBN: 0817432256
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Everything you need to know in one take-anywhere field guide! 
This all-in-one guide from renowned photographer, instructor, and author Bryan Peterson will help you take better photos anytime, anywhere-with any camera.
Want to finally understand exposure? Interested in learning to "see" and composing your images more creatively? Ready to master the magic of light? It's all here, the techniques every amateur photographer needs to take better nature, landscape, people, and close-up photos. You'll even get creative techniques, like making "rain" and capturing "ghosts," and practical advice on gear, equipment, and postprocessing software. Filled with Bryan's inspirational photographs, this is the one essential guide for every camera bag.
 
The Ansel Adams Guide : Basic Techniques of Photography
by Adams Ansel, John Paul Schaefer
Listed under Ansel Adams
 
The Complete Guide to Night and Low-Light Photography
by Lee Frost
Paperback - 192 pages (March 15, )
Amphoto; ISBN: 0817450416
 
The A-Z of Creative Photography : Over 70 Techniques Explained in Full
by Lee Frost
Paperback - 160 pages 
Watson-Guptill Pubns; ISBN: 0817433139

The Basic Darkroom Book
by Tom Grimm et al.
Listed under Darkroom & Processing

Basic 35mm Photo Guide for Beginning Photographers
by Craig Alesse
Paperback - 112 pages 5th edition 
Amherst Media; ISBN: 1584280301

Kodak Pocket Guide to 35mm Photography
Kodak Staff
Sterling Publications / March 1998

Infrared Photography Handbook
Laurie White
Paperback: Amherst Media; ISBN: 0936262389; (November )

The Lighting Cookbook : Foolproof Recipes for Perfect Glamour, Portrait, Still Life, and Corporate Photographs
by Jenni Bidner
Paperback: 144 pages
Amphoto; ISBN: 0817441964; (April )

People in Focus : How to Photograph Anyone, Anywhere
by Bryan Peterson
Paperback - 144 pages (December 1993)
Amphoto; ISBN: 0817453881
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The Photographer's Master Printing Course
Tim Rudman
Listed under Darkroom & Processing

National Geographic Photography Field Guide: Secrets to Making Great Pictures
by Peter K. Burian, et al
Paperback: 352 pages
National Geographic Society; ISBN: 0792274989; (September )

Mastering the Basics of Photography
by Susan McCartney
(Paperback -- January )

Vera Wang on Weddings
by Vera Wang
(Hardcover -- October 23, )

Master Posing Guide for Portrait Photographers
by J. D. Wacker
(Paperback -- August 27, )

Capturing the Night With Your Camera: How to Take Great Photographs After Dark
Norbert Wu, 1994

Photography for Dummies
by Russell Hart, Dan Richards

Paperback - 404 pages 
IDG Books Worldwide; ISBN: 0764550659

101 Essential Tips: Photography
by Deni Bown

Paperback 
DK Publishing; ISBN: 0789401746

Steve Sint's Tips, Tricks and Hint's : 101 Secrets of a Professional Photographer (Magic Lantern Guides)
by Steve Sint
(Paperback)

Zone VI Workshop
Fred Picker, 1976

Mastering Flash Photography
by Susan McCartney
Paperback - 144 pages 
Amphoto; ISBN: 0817445455

The Photographer's Market Guide to Photo Submission and Portfolio Formats
by Michael Willins
Paperback from Writers Digest Books

Photographers Market Guide to Building Your Business
by Vik Orenstein
Paperback from Writers Digest Books

The Negative
by Ansel Adams
Listed under Ansel Adams

Techniques of Natural Light Photography
by Jim Zuckerman
Paperback (March )
Writers Digest Books; ISBN: 0898797160
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Digital Photography

Adobe Photoshop Master Class: John Paul Caponigro
John Paul Caponigro. 2000 

Adobe Photoshop 7 Digital Darkroom
by Lisa A. Bucki
Paperback from Premier Press

Adobe Photoshop 6.0 for Photographers
Martin Evening,  2001

The Art of Digital Photography
Tom Ang

50 Fast Digital Photo Techniques
by Gregory Georges, Cris Rys
(Paperback -- July )

Silver Pixels: An Introduction to the Digital Darkroom
Tom Ang, 2000

The New Media Guide to Creative Photography : Image Capture and Printing in the Digital Age
John Carucci, 1999

Real World Digital Photography
by Deke McClelland and Katrin Eismann
Graphic designers, students, and other professionals can find out how to dive into digital photography with "Real World Digital Photography," a practical guide to buying and using digital cameras. It discusses how the technology differs from traditional film photography and offers extensive help in taking, editing, digitally correcting, and storing images. There is even advice on the basics of sound picture-taking, ie framing, cropping, and lighting.

Real World Scanning and Halftones: The Definitive Guide to Scanning and Halftones from the Desktop
David Blatner, Glenn Fleishman, Stephen R. Roth, 1998

Secrets of the Digital Darkroom: The Complete Illustrated Guide to Getting the Best Results from Your Digital Photographs
by Peter Cope
Paperback from Amphoto

Adobe® PhotoDeluxe® 4 For Dummies®
Julie Adair King, Julia Adair King, May 2000

PhotoDeluxe Home Edition for Windows: Visual Quick Start Guide
Jennifer Alspach, Ted Alspach, 2000

More Digital Photography Books

Handcoloring Photographs

The Painted Photograph 1839-1914: Origins, Techniques, Aspirations
Heinz Henisch and Bridget Henisch
Hardcover 
Pennsylvania State Univ Pr (Trd); ISBN: 0271015071
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Handcoloring Photographs
James A. McKinnis, 1994

Handcoloring Photographs: Step by Step
Sandra Laird, Carey Chambers, 1997

Hand Coloring Black & White Photography: Step-By-Step Guide
Laurie Jean Klein, Laurie Allen Klein, 1998

Toning and Handcoloring Photographs
by Tony Worobiec
Paperback from Amphoto

The Art of Handpainting Photographs
by Cheryl Machat Dorskind
Paperback from Amphoto

 
 

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