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Film & Digital Techniques for Zone System Photography

Glenn Rand

Film & Digital Techniques for Zone System Photography by Glenn RandAvid art photographers will learn how to model their work after legendary black-and-white photographer Ansel Adams in this instructional guide. Adams' methodology, known as the Zone System, takes what the viewer will see-the final print-into consideration at the beginning of the photographic process, rather than focusing strictly on what the photographer sees. Once this concept, called "previsualization," is presented and defined, the book then follows a step-by-step approach to incorporating these ideas into all aspects of the photographic process, including lighting, exposure, development...
2011 / 1 / 18
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Behind the Shutter: The Digital Wedding Photographer's Guide to Financial Success

Salvatore Cincotta

Behind the Shutter: The Digital Wedding Photographer's Guide to Financial Success by Salvatore CincottaWritten primarily for wedding photographers, this manual starts with the basics of creating a solid business plan, finding customers and marketing to them through online social media outlets and old-fashioned face-to-face meetings, and goes on to coach readers how to build their brand, differentiate their studio from others, and offer enhanced and value-added products and services. Photographers are visionaries by nature, and this book shows them how to look to the future and use what they see to keep their studio on track and in touch with current and future customers. Advances in technology,...
2011 / 11 / 27
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High Impact Portrait Photography: Creative Techniques for Dramatic, Fashion-Inspired Portraits

Lori Brystan

High Impact Portrait Photography: Creative Techniques for Dramatic, Fashion-Inspired Portraits by Lori BrystanExamining the creative process behind portrait photography for media and advertising, this book will help photographers create and sell portraits that look like they were pulled from the latest fashion magazine. Creating portraits of men, women, couples, teens, children, and families, this guide explores a variety of simple techniques for adding a high-impact feel to photography. In some instances, unconventional posing adds the right flair to a shot; in others, alternative processing of the film adds a dramatic blast of color. Creative props, action shots, and clothing selection also help add...
2013 / 7 / 10
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Beginner's Guide to Adobe Photoshop

Michelle Perkins

Beginner's Guide to Adobe Photoshop by Michelle PerkinsAdobe Photoshop is an image-editing software solution that allows users to manipulate photo design and production for print media and the Web. This guide provides new Photoshop users with concise, practical information on this world-standard software solution. Techniques show how to avoid common mistakes and frustrations while creating high-quality, imaginative images that can immediately be put to practical use. Each topic in the book 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...
2014 / 4 / 1
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Butterfly Photographer's Handbook: A Comprehensive Reference for Nature Photographers

William B. Folsom

Butterfly Photographer's Handbook: A Comprehensive Reference for Nature Photographers by William B. FolsomAn in-depth look at butterflies and how to best capture them on film, this fascinating handbook is equal parts field guide and photography handbook. A complete overview of the winged creatures' ecological system is provided, which details everything from species identification and the habits and habitats of North American butterflies to differentiating moths from butterflies and learning where and when it is best to find these beautiful insects. Armed with a solid understanding of butterfly biology, photographers can then comfortably explore the technological aspects of nature photography. Composition,...
2010 / 1 / 15
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500 Poses for Photographing Women: A Visual Sourcebook for Portrait Photographers

Michelle Perkins

500 Poses for Photographing Women: A Visual Sourcebook for Portrait Photographers by Michelle PerkinsNext to lighting, posing is the most challenging aspect of photography-with so many body parts to capture, the possibilities are endless, and it's all too easy to make a wrong turn. This illustrated reference provides both amateur shutterbugs and seasoned pros with the perfect place to turn when in need of quick posing strategies and fresh ideas. Containing 500 contemporary images by leading photographers, this indispensable manual explains posing fundamentals as well as how to create a flattering, feature-specific photograph-one that focuses on the head, shoulders, arms, torso, or feet-in different...
2010 / 1 / 15
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Doug Box's Guide to Posing for Portrait Photographers

Doug Box

Doug Box's Guide to Posing for Portrait Photographers by Doug BoxOften overshadowed by complicated lighting techniques or advanced postproduction tips, this resource seeks to remind the professional photographer of the fundamental importance of a subject's pose. Conveniently designed in two-page spreads-a striking portrait on one side, a comprehensive how-to of the strategies used on the other-this reference includes countless techniques for studio sessions as well as outdoor and location shoots, with individuals or groups, male or female clients, and in sitting, standing, or lying poses. With advice from a well-known and respected professional,...
2010 / 1 / 15
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Master Posing Guide for Wedding Photographers

Bill Hurter

Master Posing Guide for Wedding Photographers by Bill HurterOutlining a theory that combines the refinement of traditional posing techniques with the more organic, spontaneous techniques of photojournalism, this creative and informative resource offers poses that rely on personality and interaction. These instructions from a veteran wedding photographer provide the skills needed to recognize what makes a great pose and how to subtly direct your clients to achieve the needed balance between looking great and looking comfortable. Ultimately, this grouping of modern and traditional shots offers answers to the complications faced when attempting to pose...
2010 / 1 / 15
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Minimalist Lighting: Professional Techniques for Studio Photography

Kirk Tuck

Minimalist Lighting: Professional Techniques for Studio Photography by Kirk TuckPhotographers learn how to create amazing photography with this simple, basic, money-saving approach to working in the studio. While exploring available lighting and equipment, this reference tackles the concerns of studio photographers regarding too much gear, not enough space, and a strict budget and offers alternative techniques for photographing subjects. Tips for how to set up a studio in a limited amount of space, what kind of equipment works best for different effects, and finding great tools for budget prices make this a truly comprehensive reference.
2010 / 1 / 15
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Master Guide for Photographing High School Seniors

Dave Wacker & Jean Wacker & J. D. Wacker

Master Guide for Photographing High School Seniors by Dave Wacker & Jean Wacker & J. D. WackerIn this instructive resource, seasoned photographers illustrate how to become an elite senior-portrait photographer. Whether the student wants a simple headshot for the yearbook, classic studio portraits, or fashion-oriented images shot on location, this resource outlines every phase of the process-from selecting the right equipment, poses, and light to generating great expressions and using the computer to retouch the face. An emphasis to stay ahead of the competition in terms of style, technology, customer service, and advertising offers photographers no-nonsense ideas for shooting better...
2010 / 1 / 15
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Ellie Vayo's Guide to Boudoir Photography

Ellie Vayo

Ellie Vayo's Guide to Boudoir Photography by Ellie VayoThe secrets of boudoir photography-such as attracting clientele, setting the right mood, shooting flawless hair and gorgeous make-up, and adding subtle sex appeal-are revealed in this illustrated guide for professional photographers. The reference provides the essential steps for adding this service, as well as case studies of numerous real-life sessions. By implementing the tasteful marketing strategies and the elegant, classy style of image-making offered in this guide, photographers will vamp up not only their studio offerings but also their sale
2010 / 1 / 15
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On-Camera Flash Techniques for Digital Wedding and Portrait Photography

Neil van Niekerk

On-Camera Flash Techniques for Digital Wedding and Portrait Photography by Neil van NiekerkWith 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...
2010 / 1 / 15
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Commercial Photography Handbook: Business Techniques for Professional Digital Photographers

Kirk Tuck

Commercial Photography Handbook: Business Techniques for Professional Digital Photographers by Kirk TuckTargeting new and experienced commercial photographers alike, this invaluable guide explores the different aspects and challenges of succeeding in the industry. Approaching the subject systematically, the topics begin with determining what kind of commercial photography to pursue and how to get the training needed to carve out a niche in the market. Continuing to delve further, the topics expand to marketing techniques, negotiation skills, estimating and charging for work, maximizing profits while minimizing expenses, and ethical business behavior. Armed with this information, commercial...
2010 / 1 / 15
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Christopher Grey's Studio Lighting Techniques for Photography: Tricks of the Trade for Professional Digital Photographers

Christopher Grey

Christopher Grey's Studio Lighting Techniques for Photography: Tricks of the Trade for Professional Digital Photographers by Christopher GreyTaking the guesswork out of lighting, this invaluable examination provides tools and techniques from an accomplished expert. The most essential principles for photo shoots are presented through lengthy image sequences, considering different finishes for reflective surfaces, types of light sources, light modifiers, and even light placements. From creating fundamental looks to the effect of fine-tuning placement and setting, this detailed guidebook enables photographers to maximize productivity on any shoot. Concluding with the most effective solutions for solving lighting problems, this study...
2010 / 1 / 15
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The Photographer's Guide to Color Management: Professional Techniques for Consistent Results

Phil Nelson

The Photographer's Guide to Color Management: Professional Techniques for Consistent Results by Phil NelsonProviding effective color-management strategies for producing predictable, repeatable color in digital images, this sourcebook expertly educates readers on the complex relationship between cameras, scanners, monitors, and printers. Focusing on understanding the full capabilities of popular color-management tools, both amateur and professional photographers will learn to ensure the proper handling of image files throughout the production process. From building a color-managed workflow to properly setting up software, this authoritative guide is a must for photographers wanting to create images...
2010 / 1 / 22
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Children's Portrait Photography Handbook

Bill Hurter

Children's Portrait Photography Handbook by Bill HurterPacked with practical techniques that both inform and inspire, this professional guidebook to photographing babies, small children, and teenagers presents new strategies to maximize client cooperation and ensure smooth sessions. The entire child-based photographic process is addressed, including proper equipment selection, physical and behavioral controls for young subjects, working with black-and-white exposures, assessing raw versus JPEG modes, and evaluating digital exposures by determining over- and underexposure metering. Chapters devoted to mastering studio lighting-from direct and...
2010 / 2 / 16
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Existing Light Techniques for Wedding and Portrait Photography

Bill Hurter

Existing Light Techniques for Wedding and Portrait Photography by Bill HurterPacked with stunning images from more than 40 of the world's most acclaimed wedding and portrait photographers, this book shows how to put together a lightweight, low-cost, and highly portable lighting kit that allows photographers to make quick work of creating perfect lighting in any location. Responding to a preference in the market for more natural, spontaneous-looking images, the guide explains how to achieve professional-quality lighting in parks, churches, schools, and other locations-all with lightweight, highly portable strobes, reflectors, scrims, and mo
2010 / 2 / 22
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The Sandy Puc' Guide to Children's Portrait Photography

Sandy Puc'

The Sandy Puc' Guide to Children's Portrait Photography by Sandy Puc'Famed for her masterful children's portraits and innovative methods, industry giant Sandy Puc' presents every conceivable aspect of children's portraiture in this quintessential guidebook. As great portrait sessions begin with top-notch planning and a working knowledge of the equipment, Puc' first offers her insights regarding the benefits of being well prepared from the start, including strategies for enhancing the technical aspects of the shoot, from lighting to posing to post-capture techniques. Puc' then uses her renowned interpersonal skills to offer advice regarding working with parents...
2010 / 2 / 23
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The Art of Children's Portrait Photography

Tamara Lackey

The Art of Children's Portrait Photography by Tamara LackeyContemporary photographs that cleverly capture a child's mood or personality-whether that's a big, toothy grin or a teary tantrum-are easily created with the tips and techniques explored in this in-depth handbook. Often called "lifestyle photography," modern techniques such as tightly cropped close-ups, vignettes, wide angles, and shallow depths produce images that are markedly less stiff and more expressive than traditional portraitures. From capturing great expressions and body language to integrating meaningful locations into the shoot to further express the subject's personality, this guide...
2010 / 4 / 16
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50 Lighting Setups for Portrait Photographers: Easy-to-Follow Lighting Designs and Diagrams

Steven H. Begleiter

50 Lighting Setups for Portrait Photographers: Easy-to-Follow Lighting Designs and Diagrams by Steven H. BegleiterThis cookbook-style guide to portrait lighting contains all the ingredients necessary for a successful photo shoot. With 60 two-page spreads highlighting the techniques used to create stunning portraits alongside the portraits themselves, aspiring photographers will have a clear sense of both the "how" and the "why" of good lighting. Difficult questions such as How can I downplay a double chin and dark shadows under the eyes? and How can I produce a soft, romantic feel in a woman's portrait? Are addressed and resolved in this no-nonsense guide to good lighting.
2010 / 4 / 16
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