The Complete Photo Manual (Popular Photography)

300+ Skills and Tips for Making Great Pictures

The Complete Photo Manual (Popular Photography)

Ever wanted to take a photo of a cyclist in motion? Shoot portraits of your loved ones that show them at their best, or compose fine-art images that reveal your creativity? With The Complete Photo Manual, picture-perfect photos are just a shutter's click away. Photography books tend to be long, technical, and full of complicated jargon. For the amateur or pro who just wants to get quick-hitting tips and loads of inspiration, this is the book that does the job. In 355 handy, easy-to-grasp hints, this book gives you what you need to know to grasp the basics of lighting, composition, gear, working with models, and much, much more. Pro tips make this much more than a beginner’s guide. Taking amazing pictures is getting easier and easier with the advances in digital photography, and The Complete Photo Manual is here to help you take full advantage! Organized into three useful chapters (Gear & Setup, Shooting & Composing, and Processing & Beyond), this book from the experts at Popular Photography magazine helps you select and use cutting-edge cameras and accessories; teaches you to see the world as a photographer does and shoot in the moment to capture great shots as they happen; and then tweak your images in photo-processing software for next-level effects. From the subtle (adjusting the color in a picture to create a different mood) to the artistic (compositions merging several photos to dramatic effect) to the downright amazing (how to photograph yourself levitating . . . it’s easier than you think!), The Complete Photo Manual opens up a whole world of photographic possibility. Set-ups and techniques are described in detail, with easy-to-understand illustrations and diagrams, and a wealth of beautifully inspirational photography. Beginners will learn ways to quickly move into new realms of expertise, and even old pros will pick up some new tricks. Anyone who has ever looked at an amazing composition or a skillful composite and said, “How did they do that?” will find this book irresistible.

The Complete Portrait Manual

200+ Tips and Techniques for Shooting Perfect Photos of People

The Complete Portrait Manual

For beginners looking to master the portrait or lifelong photographers looking to try a new twist on the classic genre, this is your photo book. The Complete Portrait Manual provides over 300 tips techniques to help you successfully capture the portrait you want. The editors of Popular Photography pooled all their knowledge from their 70] years of experience to bring you the most comprehensive guide to portraits on the market: The Complete Portrait Manual. Whether you're after snapshots of loved ones laughing, impressive studio headshots, fun yet tasteful selfies, or lightning-fast captures of athletes doing the thing they love, this guide will help you produce the perfect portrait. In chapters on how to flatter your subjects with poses and angles, light them just right, and retouch your photos in post-production.

The Complete Digital Photo Manual

Your #1 Guide for Better Photography

The Complete Digital Photo Manual

A comprehensive manual for photographers of any skill level features coverage of the latest equipment as well as tips on such topics as choosing a subject, achieving vivid colors and creating high-quality prints, in a guide that supplements sample photos with informative technical notes.

The Complete Photo Manual (Revised Edition)

Skills + Tips for Making Great Pictures

The Complete Photo Manual (Revised Edition)

Today’s cameras are more powerful and easy to use than ever—and thanks to The Complete Photo Manual Revised Edition, picture-perfect photos are just a shutter’s click away! This revised edition includes a fresh basics section to help true novices master their machine, with fantastic info on exposure, focus, aperture, shutter speed, flash, and more. Plus, it contains updated software advice and tons of new, on-trend tutorials for the aspiring photographer! This comprehensive, all-in-one guide demystifies today’s DSLRs and ILCs, walking you through their basic functions and setting you up for photo-making success, as well as offering creative projects for more advanced photographers. From setting a proper exposure to Photoshopping images together into clever composites, The Complete Photo Manual Revised Edition has you covered! With chapters on: Camera Basics Take a crash course in exposure, focus, aperture, shutter speed, white balance, and more so you can master the fundamentals. Composition & Shooting Get out there and start shooting! This chapter helps you pick subjects, compose on the fly, work your camera settings as you go, correct for problematic situations, use a tripod, choose the right lens for your scene, and explore different storytelling idioms. Setup & Gear Graduate to a more robust photography kit with discussions of lights, light modifiers, and more. Here, you’ll learn how to shoot more ambitious portraits, still lifes, and action shots. Photo Editing & Beyond Make your photos even better with tried-and-tested tutorials in Photoshop and Lightroom, plus quick tips and image organization hacks.

Contemplative Vision

Photography as a Spiritual Practice

Contemplative Vision

• Your cell phone camera can be a window to wonder – and God • Includes practical guidance, reflection questions, activities, and examples • Can be used by youth or adult groups or for individual spiritual practice There’s more to life than selfies! With the advent of digital photography and the widespread use of camera-equipped smart phones, we have all become photographers. Can the same technology that makes the upload of selfies and endless posting to Instagram and Facebook also function as a tool for quiet contemplation, connection, and deeper meaning? Indeed yes: the practice of contemplative photography invites people of faith to set aside distractions of contemporary life to view the world through the eyes of the divine and uncover the extraordinary in the ordinary. Reflection questions, suggested activities, invitations to journal and create a volume of discovery, and original photographs taken by the author are accompanied by inspirational quotes and passages from scripture. Providing practical guidance for photography as a means of meditation and reflection and a form of prayer, readers will be encouraged to be seekers, open and present, ready to be refreshed, renewed, and delighted.

The Complete Guide to Sony's Alpha 100 DSLR (B&W Edition)

The Complete Guide to Sony's Alpha 100 DSLR (B&W Edition)

The Friendly Manual with Professional Insights! This comprehensive 398-page book explains every knob, button, and feature of the Sony A100 DSLR digital camera. Generously sprinkled with insights and real-world examples, this clear manual was written in a way that is not condescending nor intimidating. Get the most from your investment from a professional photographer who has used them! Instantly downloadable .pdf file also available for $19.95 at FriedmanArchives.com/ebooks .

Photography Business: The Complete Idiot's Guide to Digital Photography

Photography Business: The Complete Idiot's Guide to Digital Photography

What I Can Teach You About Photography A home photography business doesn’t necessarily require formal photography training. What it does require is a passion for photographic art, an artistic flair, the technical skills to operate the equipment and the ability to market the business. Here's a preview of what you will learn: - How a digital camera works - How do filters work - Tips to successful amateur photography - and More GRAB YOUR COPY TODAY!

Boudoir Photography

The Complete Guide to Shooting Intimate Portraits

Boudoir Photography

A guide to intimate portraits offers advice on equipment, makeup, styling, lighting, shooting, retouching, and postproduction techniques.