Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 How Tos

Author: Chris Orwig
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780321637741
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Build your Lightroom expertise, one technique at a time. Why sort through piles of unrelated documentation when you can focus on the essential techniques? In Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 How-Tos, author Chris Orwig brings you the best techniques to quickly organize and correct your digital images using this powerful program created specifically for photographers. Complete with illustrations and practical tips, these bite-sized lessons from Chris’s experience as a photographer and instructor provide just the information you need. Here you can explore the program at your own pace, spending less time at your computer and more time behind the lens taking great pictures. Coverage includes • Customizing the Interface • Understanding File Formats • Finding Images with Text, Refine, and Metadata Filters • Using Presets in Quick Develop • Correcting White Balance • Applying Settings to Other Images • Changing Hue, Saturation, and Luminance • Dodging and Burning with the Adjustment Brush • Customizing Web Galleries

Digital Portrait Photography For Dummies

Author: Doug Sahlin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470590515
Format: PDF, ePub
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A full-color guide to the art of digital portrait photography Portrait photography entails taking posed photographs of individuals or set scenery and is the most common photo style among the most novice photography hobbyist to the most advanced photographer. With this easy-to-understand guide, bestselling author and professional photographer Doug Sahlin walks you through the best techniques for getting professional-quality digital portraits. Packed with hundreds of full-color photos and screen shots, this book discusses best practices for taking formal portraits, wedding photos, event photos, casual photos, and more. You'll examine the difference between using the built-in flash and natural lighting and take a look at the benefits of upgrading to a photo lighting kit and pro backdrop. Portrait photography is the most popular style of photography Features helpful information for everyone from beginner hobbyists to advanced photographers Shares insider tips for selecting equipment and choosing from the various tools for portrait photography Walks you through working with a wide range of subjects, including children, pets, and wildlife Discusses lighting and editing images Takes a look at ways to create a portrait that is suitable for framing Make sure your subjects are ready for their close ups with this fun and friendly guide to digital portrait photography.

The Photographer s Eye

Author: Michael Freeman
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 178157507X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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With a completely refreshed look to celebrate its tenth anniversary, Michael Freeman's iconic bestseller, The Photographer's Eye, has never looked better. Design is the single most important factor in creating a successful photograph. The ability to see the potential for a strong picture and then organize the graphic elements into an effective, compelling composition has always been one of the key skills in making photographs. Of course, digital photography has brought a new, exciting aspect to design first because the instant feedback from a digital camera allows immediate appraisal and improvement; and second because image-editing tools make it possible to alter and enhance the design after the shutter has been pressed. This has had a profound effect on the way digital photographers take pictures. The Photographers Eye shows how anyone can develop an eye for seeing great digital photos. The book explores all the traditional approaches to composition and design, but crucially, it also addresses the new digital technique of shooting in the knowledge that a picture will later be edited, manipulated, or montaged to result in a final image that may be very different from the one seen in the viewfinder.

Photography s Orientalism

Author: Ali Behdad
Publisher: Getty Publications
ISBN: 1606062670
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Middle East played a critical role in the development of photography as a new technology and an art form. Likewise, photography was instrumental in cultivating and maintaining Europe’s distinctively Orientalist vision of the Middle East. As new advances enhanced the versatility of the medium, nineteenth-century photographers were able to mass-produce images to incite and satisfy the demands of the region’s burgeoning tourist industry and the appetites of armchair travelers in Europe. In this way, the evolution of modern photography fueled an interest in visual contact with the rest of the world. Photography’s Orientalism offers the first in-depth cultural study of the works of European and non- European photographers active in the Middle East and India, focusing on the relationship between photographic, literary, and historical representations of this region and beyond. The essays explore the relationship between art and politics by considering the connection between the European presence there and aesthetic representations produced by traveling and resident photographers, thereby contributing to how the history of photography is understood.

Basics Creative Photography 03 Behind the Image

Author: Anna Fox
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 2940411662
Format: PDF, Kindle
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'Research Methods' is a lively exploration of how to undertake research. It brings together a wide range of different approaches and invites learners to consider innovative approaches to the way they work.

Light and Lens

Author: Robert Hirsch
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 024081827X
Format: PDF
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Provides the instruction and building blocks necessary to create thought-provoking digitally based photographs. This book features numerous classroom-tested assignments and exercises from leading photographic educators to encourage you to critically explore and make images from the photographers' eye, an aesthetic point of view.

The Print and the Process

Author: David duChemin
Publisher: New Riders
ISBN: 0133085414
Format: PDF, Docs
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The Print and the Process is a book of ideas, thoughts, and techniques about our photographs and the process that leads us to the final image. (To be clear, it is not an instructional book about how to print your images.) In this beautiful book, David duChemin takes the reader behind the scenes on four distinct photographic projects, discussing motivation, image creation, and post-production. The projects he walks the reader through are from Iceland, Kenya, Antarctica, and Venice–and for each he discusses the hows and whys of his own image-making process. Each project begins with a beautiful series of 20-30 final images from that project–this is "the print" section, and it's geared for the reader to really take in those images holistically. Then, duChemin discusses "the process" behind creating those images. In this section, the reader will see the project images again but as thumbnails, and David goes through each one, explaining very thoroughly his process. duChemin does not "pre-visualize" a scene, as Ansel Adams famously discussed. Instead, he feels it. And it's from that feeling that he begins working with the elements in front of him and looking at the choices available to him. As he moves around, including and excluding elements from the frame, the camera and the photographer become collaborators. It's from this struggle that the final image emerges. DuChemin has been making images for over two decades, and this process has changed and evolved during that time. By exploring duChemin's images and reflecting on the process behind them–both behind the camera and in post-processing–the reader learns to pay more attention to their own process, and identify ways in which their process can be further examined and improved in order to take more compelling images.

Essential Elements of Portrait Photography

Author: Bill Israelson
Publisher: Amherst Media
ISBN: 1608957527
Format: PDF
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Creating an idealized image of a subject is a portrait photographer's job. However, the approach is not quite formulaic. From one subject to the next and one day to the next, there are different goals and scenarios—on Monday, you may be tasked with photographing your subjects under cloudy skies on a beach; on Tuesday, you may need want to downplay your client's wide hips in the studio; on Wednesday, you may want to create dramatic lighting for an actor's portfolio—on-stage. Every day, there is a unique challenge to meet, often under varying conditions. So, how do you make a magically good portrait during every shoot? In this book, Bill Israelson shows you how to tackle the problem of creating a great portrait of your every client. Beginning with a discussion on equipment essentials, breaking the discussion into two topics—gear for studio work and portable equipment for location work. Next, you'll learn simple posing strategies for making women, men, kids, and groups looks their best in any presentation. You'll learn how to position the body from head to toe to maximize assets and downplay common problem areas. Lighting is the backbone of every image. In the studio, you have complete control over every facet of the lighting—from its hardness or softness to its color temperature and direction. On location, the basic principles of good lighting still apply—but the quality and quantity of light is subject to change. Israelson shows you how to harness the available light and supplement it when needed to create saleable images every time. With straightforward, jargon-free text and a wide range of image examples, this book will help you quickly learn how to improve your portrait results to create client-pleasing portraits every time.

Advanced Crime Scene Photography

Author: Christopher D Duncan
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482211874
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The ability to thoroughly and properly document a crime scene through photography is a must for crime scene investigators. Regardless of the time of day, weather conditions, or confines in which a piece of evidence is concealed, photographs must be true and accurate. Capturing all the pertinent information and evidence for use during an investigation and testimony is critically important. Evidence is commonly found in less-than-photographically-friendly environments. Possessing the knowledge and skills necessary to properly photograph those difficult-to-image subjects is vitally important. Advanced Crime Scene Photography explains how to identify crime scene challenges, design plans to capture images correctly, and execute those plans successfully. Seamlessly integrating photography principles with corresponding applications in crime scene photography—moving progressively from basic to more advanced concepts—this book demonstrates how to record photographs in low-light conditions, including the use of flash and painting with light techniques. The book also addresses a variety of topics including impression evidence, fire scenes, laser trajectories, macro-photography, and ultraviolet and infrared photography. Offering tips on everything from creating compelling photos on a limited budget to the photography of Luminol reactions, this Second Edition: Features a new chapter on photographing fire scenes, presenting solutions to problems commonly faced by fire investigators Includes the addition of review questions and photography assignments at the end of each chapter Contains more than 250 full-color images and photographs Anyone can take a photograph in perfect lighting, with the subject sitting out in the open and already positioned for the best composition. Advanced Crime Scene Photography, Second Edition provides crime scene investigators with a comprehensive, step-by-step resource on crime scene photography under the most difficult and adverse conditions.

Real World Digital Photography

Author: Katrin Eismann
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0321712900
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Whether you’re a serious photographer or a hobbyist, the advice and instruction found in this comprehensive, best-selling guide to digital photography will help you advance your skills to produce consistent professional results. Real World Digital Photography addresses the wide range of topics surrounding digital photography, including up-to-date descriptions of the latest camera technologies, expert advice for taking better photographs, and tips and techniques for optimizing images to look their best in print and on the Web. Adventurous photographers can explore new sections explaining high dynamic range as well as panoramic and night photography. You’ll also learn how to establish an effective, efficient workflow using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop — the two must-have tools for any serious photographer. In Real World Digital Photography, Third Edition you’ll learn about: The essential technical considerations and professional skills to improve your photography How digital cameras work and the resulting impact on how and what you photograph Fundamentals of digital photography, including how to use lighting, composition, and lens choice to create compelling images How to establish a digital editing workflow that produces successful, repeatable, reliable results Practical image-editing techniques to improve tone and contrast, correct colors, enhance sharpness, and more How to photograph source images to create stunning high dynamic range and panoramic photographs The essential requirements of a professional color-managed workflow so that what you see is really what you print Expanding your creative options with night photography, time lapse, and stop motion photography As you're reading the book, share your photographs with the authors and others reading it via the book's Flickr group at flickr.com/groups/RealWorldDigitalPhotography.