The Betterphoto Guide To Creative Digital Photography

Author: Jim Miotke
Editor: Amphoto Books
ISBN: 0817425004
Size: 20,94 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Master composition and design to take your photos from okay to wow You already own the most important photography tool—your creative eye. With this book, you’ll learn how classic design and composition principles can be applied to a wide range of photographic situations to create images with impact. Jim Miotke and Kerry Drager, both veteran photographers and experienced instructors, share time-tested design guidelines, composition techniques, even tips on when to break the rules, that will transform the way you make photographs.

The Betterphoto Guide To Digital Photography

Author: Jim Miotke
Editor: Amphoto Books
ISBN: 0817400184
Size: 17,15 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Whether you have a simple point & shoot or a DSLR camera, learning the basics of digital photography can be confusing. With The BetterPhoto Guide to Digital Photography, those mysterious icons, strange jargon, and dizzying array of imaging software and hardware quickly become tools to create great pictures. Illustrated with full-color photos for guidance, this easy, practical, lesson-based workbook gives you a step-by-step tutorial in getting bright, crisp, beautiful pictures from your digital camera every time. "Assignments" at the end of each chapter give you the opportunity to go out and test your new skills in real life. Learn about exposure, file formats and quality settings, low-light photography, digital filters and white balance, composition and lens choice, manipulating images, printing, and much more, all in a handy, bring-along format. Everyone who wants to create great photos needs The BetterPhoto Guide to Digital Photography!

The Betterphoto Guide To Digital Nature Photography

Author: Jim Miotke
Editor: Amphoto Books
ISBN: 0817400265
Size: 12,47 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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From the tiniest ladybug to a towering glacier, from a horse running in a field to a leaf falling slowly from a tree, nature subjects offer some of the greatest challenges and the greatest rewards to photographers. In the BetterPhoto tradition, here’s a complete photo course in a book. Hands-on lessons cover every aspect of digital nature photography, from buying the right camera for close-ups, landscapes, and movement, to understanding how the camera works, to taking great pictures. Author Jim Miotke uses straightforward text and inspiring yet informative photos to show the best ways to approach nature photography. Everything a beginner or intermediate photographer needs to know is here, including a buyer’s guide, full information on camera features, file formats and settings, exposure, low-light photography, filters and white balance, composition and lens choice, creative ideas, manipulating, and printing, along with a glossary and list of useful websites. The Better Photo Guide to Digital Nature Photography helps photographers everywhere get great photos in the great outdoors. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Betterphoto Guide To Photographing Light

Author: Jim Miotke
Editor: Amphoto Books
ISBN: 0817425020
Size: 14,28 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Learn how light can breathe new life into your photos Do you take too many snapshots and not enough “wow” shots? If so, you may be spending more time thinking about your subjects than thinking about the light. In The BetterPhoto Guide to Light, veteran photography instructors Jim Miotke and Kerry Drager help amateur shooters of all levels master this basic ingredient of compelling photography. You’ll learn how to identify the best light, fix common lighting problems, and, most important, take stunning photos with whatever light you have. Full of image examples, hands-on assignments, and proven techniques, this book will show you how to expand your vision and take your photography to the next level.

The Betterphoto Guide To Photographing Children

Author: Jim Miotke
Editor: Amphoto Books
ISBN: 0817400257
Size: 13,33 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Start taking pictures that are just as cute as they are! Part of the popular BetterPhoto series, this book shows photographers how to get great shots of children of all ages, under any conditions, and with any subject. Learn how to use light, composition, and exposure to help improve photographs, how to capture a moving target and how to develop rapport with even the shyest or most rambunctious child. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Betterphoto Basics

Author: Jim Miotke
Editor: Amphoto Books
ISBN: 0817400249
Size: 14,96 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Absolutely anyone can take better photos! If you can press a button, you can take great pictures. It’s as simple as that. In BetterPhoto Basics, Jim Miotke, founder of the popular online photography school BetterPhoto.com, shares tips and tricks to improve your photos right away, no matter what camera you’re using. Too busy to read a book? No problem—flip to any page for an instant tip to use right away! Learn to compose knockout shots, make the most of indoor and outdoor light, and photograph twenty popular subjects, from sunsets and flowers to a family portrait. Those who want to go further get tips on controlling exposure and the secrets behind ten advanced creative techniques. And everyone will appreciate Jim’s breakdown of easy fixes to make in Photoshop. No matter what your level of experience, you’ll be amazed how easy it is to start taking photos like the pros.

The Betterphoto Guide To Exposure

Author: Sean Arbabi
Editor: Amphoto Books
ISBN: 0817400206
Size: 11,25 MB
Format: PDF
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Exposure. It’s essential to producing high-quality photographs, but mastering exposure is difficult. At last there’s a BetterPhoto guide to exposure, packed with BetterPhoto’s signature assignments, diagrams, tips, and illustrations. It’s like a full-scale photography course between the covers of the book–all taught the BetterPhoto way, just like photographers learn at the top photography-instruction site on the web. There’s plenty of information here on both digital and film photography, discussing how different file formats affect exposure, how to adjust digital files, color correction, combining digital exposures, and much more. The author’s stunning full-color photographs make this hardworking guide as inspiring as it is instructive.

Life Guide To Digital Photography

Author: Joe McNally
Editor: Life
ISBN: 9781603201278
Size: 16,27 MB
Format: PDF
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Photography has been the business and the passion of LIFE since the original weekly magazine's inception in 1936, and it continues to be the business and passion of LIFE Books and LIFE.com in the new millennium. But photography has surely changed during these many decades. The rigs and gear of old have given way-first slowly, then all at once-to sleek miracle machines that process pixels and have made the darkroom obsolete. The casual photog puts eye to lens, sets everything on auto and captures a photograph that is . . . perfectly fine. One of LIFE's master shooters-in fact, the final in the long line of distinguished LIFE staff photographers-was Joe McNally, and he has always believed that with a little preparation and care, with a dash of enthusiasm and daring added to the equation, anyone can make a better photo-anyone can turn a "keeper" into a treasure. This was true in days of yore, and it's true in the digital age. Your marvelous new camera, fresh from its box, can indeed perform splendid feats. Joe explains in this book how to take best advantage of what it was designed to do, and also when it is wise to outthink your camera or push your camera-to go for the gold, to create that indelible family memory that you will have blown up as large as the technology will allow, and that will hang on the wall forevermore. As the storied LIFE photographer and photo editor John Loengard points out in his eloquent foreword to this volume, there are cameras and there are cameras, and they've always been able to do tricks. And then there is photography. Other guides may give you the one, two, three of producing a reasonably well exposed shot, but Joe McNally and the editors of LIFE can give you that, and then can show you how to make a picture. In a detailed, friendly, conversational, anecdotal, sometimes rollicking way, that's what they do in these pages. Prepare to click.

The Complete Guide To Nature Photography

Author: Sean Arbabi
Editor: Amphoto Books
ISBN: 0817400176
Size: 13,82 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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The authoritative guide for photographing nature in today’s digital world Infused with both a passion for nature and an abundance of technical expertise, The Complete Guide to Nature Photography guides amateur photographers through every stage of shooting landscapes, close-ups, and animal portraits in today’s digital world. Master nature photographer Sean Arbabi offers insider advice on everything from packing your gear bag to selecting sites, staying safe while working in the field, getting a perfect exposure, composing your images for maximum impact, and processing your digital images afterward. Packed with more than 200 inspiring and instructive images, this complete course is the only book you’ll need to capture the beauty of the world around you.

The Life Pocket Guide To Digital Photography

Author: The Editors of LIFE Books
Editor: Life
ISBN: 9781603209359
Size: 19,89 MB
Format: PDF
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When LIFE published the first edition of this book in 2010, Scott Kelby, Editor-in-Chief of Photoshop User magazine (and a guru in the world of digital shooting), wrote, "Joe McNally has put together the LIFE Guide to Digital Photography, which is packed full of tips, tricks, how-to, and beautiful pictures from Joe's thirty-plus-year photo career. If you've ever experienced one of Joe's workshops or seminars, you know he's a fantastic teacher, and this book is an extension of that. While he does write about the basics of photography, if you know Joe, you know that he's found a way to work his own sense of humor and familiarity in with all the nuts and bolts to make it an entertaining read." Thousands of photo fans agreed, and eagerly joined Joe on his happy journey through the pixelated world of modern-day photography. In so doing, they learned from one of LIFE's master shooters-in fact, the final in the long line of distinguished LIFE staff photographers-who encouraged them that, with a little preparation and care, with a dash of enthusiasm and daring, anyone can make a better photo: Anyone can turn a "keeper" into a treasure. It has since become clear to Joe and the editors of LIFE that their Guide to Digital Photography was built to last-that its tips and tone had struck a chord with photography enthusiasts everywhere. One thing it wasn't, however, was built to fit in your camera bag when you were heading into the field. Now it is! Here's the digest-sized version, filled with the same wonderful collection of McNally photography, beautifully illustrating the points Joe is making. Everything you need to know about light and lenses, about color or composition, is in these pages. And now, when you're just about to click and you wonder "What would Joe advise?" the answer is at your fingertips.