What makes a great photo? Flicking through the pages of most popular photography magazines you might get the impression that theres only one rule of importance: the rule of thirds. Indeed it appears that some will judge the merit of a photograph based almost solely on this. Rarely do you hear discussion about visual weight, balance, negative space, depth and so on. Author and professional photographer Richard Garvey-Williams argues that success lies in a combination of four elements: an impactful subject; dynamic composition; effective use of lighting; and, perhaps the most crucial, ability to invoke an emotional response in the viewer.
This digital photography guide is jam-packed with inspirational images and jargon-free tips to demystify the technical elements of photography and get you taking great shots every time.
Includes the latest developments in digital cameras, equipment and software, this stunning guide explores the pros and cons of all types of camera, from camera phones to top-of-the-range DSLRs. Learn how to manipulate your pictures to perfection and pick up trouble-shooting advice to make the most out of your camera.
Since Lightroom 1.0 first launched, Scott’s Kelby’s The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Book for Digital Photographers has been the world’s #1 bestselling Lightroom book (it has been translated into a dozen different languages), and in this latest version for Lightroom 6, Scott uses his same award-winning, step-by-step, plain-English style and layout to make learning Lightroom easy and fun.
Creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Photoshop choose Adobe Photoshop CC Classroom in a Book (2017 release) from Adobe Press. The 15 project-based lessons in this book show users step-by-step the key techniques for working in Photoshop and how to correct, enhance, and distort digital images, create image composites, and prepare images for print and the web.
This is more than a book - it's a unique way to learn photography. Grab your camera and a pen, and start ticking off what you know, filling in what you've learnt, and practising every week. Every chapter has just one skill to learn, and comes with a detailed explanation, plenty of examples, and a project to complete. There are tests to make sure you understand, and a Facebook group you can join to ask questions. This is Book 1 in a 2 part series: in this book are the lessons to take you from January to mid-May, and Book 2 will finish the year. This is a practical workbook, printed in black and white, designed to be written in and picked up every week - not a coffee table book to put on your shelf and never look at. Be warned - there are plenty of photographs and illustrations, but they are not colour and they are not fine art quality. This workbook is designed for you to make progress with, not to sit on a shelf looking pretty.
Exposure is a fundamental part of photographic technique, but is often thought of as mysterious or difficult to understand. In this revised edition of Ross Hoddinotts successful book Digital Exposure Handbook the nitty gritty of this fascinating subject is unravelled and presented in a clear and easy-to-understand way. This practical, handbook size, jargon-free guide will be your essential companion out in the field, so slot it in your backpack and start taking some stunning shots.
Outdoor Photographer of the Year presents a stunning collection of the winning, commended and shortlisted photographs from the 2016 Outdoor Photographer of the Year competition. Featuring over 150 winning, commended and selected images from entrants based all around the world, it captures the magnificent diversity of our planet. The annual competition, organized by Outdoor Photography magazine and now in its sixth year, last year received over 12,000 entries from more than 35 countries.
This powerful collection features the 100 winning images from the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017 competition. They represent the skill and talent of photographers from around the planet and the many different ways of portraying the beauty, drama and diversity of the natural world. The photographs were chosen by an international jury for their artistic merit and originality, mindful of the high ethical standards that the competition champions. The final 100, representing 22 nationalities, were selected from more than 42,000 entries from 96 countries. The book includes images of unforgettable behaviour, wild and dramatic landscapes and thought-provoking reportage. This memorable book also tells the often memorable stories behind the pictures and serves as a reminder of the truly glorious nature of life on Earth.
One of the most highly published and sought after British landscape photographers, Charlie Waite has been widely acknowledged for redefining the genre of landscape photography in the 1980's. Now, with his latest collection Waite is once again sharing his unique vision and artist's eye in ways that surprise, inspire and enthrall. Each of the 65 distinctive black and white and colour images made around the world including the British Isles, encourages us to look with fuller awareness at the world around us so that we too may recognise some of the extraordinary juxtapositions of form, light, contrast and composition that Waite's images are so full of.
Explore the landscape wonders of Britain in this new collection of fifty photographs by Joe Cornish, widely acknowledged as Britain’s finest landscape photographer. Taking its cue from these Isles' extraordinarily diverse geology, This Land ranges from the ancient quartzite rocks of the Scottish Highlands to the gritstones and limestones of the English Pennines and the rolling chalk downs of Southern England. There are sections on Mountains, Islands, Forests and Coasts, as well as a fascinating look at the ways in which British people have shaped the landscape over thousands of years. Accompanying text by leading outdoors writer and campaigner Roly Smith explains how each type of rock creates its own distinctive landforms and vegetation, and how these have often been made the subject of local folklore and legend.
A beautifully designed monograph surveying the works of the highly acclaimed contemporary photographer. Kenna’s photographs captivate viewers through their silent drama and magnetism: rather than being accurate descriptions of a place, the photographer seems interested in capturing the invisible lines which enclose space, and in so doing arousing a viewer’s imagination and reverie. Michael Kenna is an artist for whom the subject is above all the opportunity for a tremendous but constant variation in his view of the world.
Originally published as a large format hardcover in 2006, this carefully curated retrospective of Elliott Erwitt's work is now available in a less expensive edition. This is a classic collection of images by a master of the art form.
Annie Leibovitz: Portraits 2005-2016 is the photographer's follow-up to her two landmark books, Annie Leibovitz: Photographs, 1970-1990 and A Photographer's Life, 1990-2005. In this new collection, Leibovitz has captured the most influential and compelling figures of the last decade in the style that has made her one of the most beloved talents of our time. Each of the photographs documents contemporary culture with an artist's eye, wit, and an uncanny ability to personalize even the most recognizable and distinguished figures.
This is the first book dedicated to the portraiture of legendary photographer Terence Donovan (1936-1996). Donovan's interest in portraiture spanned the entirety of his four-decade career, when he worked for major British and international magazines including Vogue, Marie Claire, Harper's Bazaar and Elle. Donovan undertook numerous private portrait commissions, photographing public figures from the worlds of arts, politics, and business, in addition to members of the British Royal family. Some of his many sitters include Yasser Arafat, Naomi Campbell, Sean Connery, Diana Princess of Wales, Laurence Olivier, and Charlotte Rampling, among many others.
Terry O'Neill is one of the world's most celebrated and collected photographers. No one has captured the frontline of fame so broadly - and for so long. Terry O'Neill's Rock 'n' Roll Album contains some of the most famous and powerful music photographs of all time. At the same time the book includes many intimate personal photos taken 'behind the scenes' and at private functions.
Vanity Fair 100 Years showcases a century of personality and power, art and commerce, crisis and culture--both highbrow and low. In the sumptuous 384-page coffee table book, the editors of Vanity Fair have created the definitive history of the most talked-about magazine of our day. From its inception in 1913, through the Jazz Age and the Depression, to its reincarnation in the boom-boom Reagan years (after a 47-year hiatus), to the image-saturated Information Age, Vanity Fair has presented the modern era as it has unfolded--using wit, imagination, peerless literary narrative and bold, groundbreaking imagery.
This stunning volume showcases approximately 40 classic cars from 1945 on. Using the finest materials and craftsmanship available, some literally are one-of-a-kind, built for statesmen, entrepreneurs and pop stars. Interspersed with photographs of these iconic vehicles are vintage images from celebrated races such as the Mille Miglia.
Wildlife is one of the most challenging and popular subjects for photographers. With strong emphasis on the ethics and legalities of animal welfare, the protection of the environment and the responsibilities of the photographer, Richard Garvey-Williams' concise, comprehensive yet accessible text covers the practical techniques of photography and how they relate to capturing stunning images of quarry that is invariably erratic, often endangered, and typically shy and elusive.
In The Photographers Vision, he examines the work of photographys greats, explaining how to look at a photo and how to learn from looking at it. The featured work includes some of the most distinguished names in photographys history: Nick Knight, Frederick Henry Evans, Frans Lanting, Tim Page, Wolfgang Tillmans, Nan Goldin, Paul Outerbridge, Walker Evans, Cindy Sherman, Elliott Erwitt, Trent Parke, Jeff Wall, Paul Strand, Romano Cagnoni, Horst Faas, James Casebere and many more, making this book visually stunning as well as intellectually authoritative.
Beautifully illustrated and far-reaching in scope, this guide is destined to be a standard reference for years to come. Alongside the work of author Michael Freeman, you'll find the classic photography of renowned black and white photographers such as Ansel Adams, Ian Berry, Bill Brandt, Edward Curtis, Brett Weston and Edward Weston.
Freeman covers all aspects of black-and-white digital photography: the fine art tradition as well as the techniques. Learn how to see and expose in black and white, digitally convert colour to monochrome and develop a black and white digital workflow using the latest software.
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.
The eagerly awaited follow up to global bestseller The Photographer's Eye will show you the paths the greatest photographers took to excellence so you too can take stand-out drilling photographs.
By looking at the work of other great photographers, as well as Freeman's own work, the book provides the reader with 50 "paths" they can explore to think about taking photos, looking at subjects from cliché to zen, so you will be able to hit the right point in surprise, originality, insight and execution every time.
A good-sense composition is what separates a phenomenal photograph from a snapshot. In this title, Michael Freeman and Daniela Bowker teaches how to use a photographic eye to not only seek out engaging subjects, but also approach them from the best angle, in optimal light, for the maximum effect. Going beyond the basics of how to capture images, this title explains why certain photographs succeed, uncovering the mysteries of abstract aesthetics to give practical rules and real-world advice to push images to the next level.
Learn to "read" light in this complete course on the building blocks of photography. Michael Freeman teaches not only how to see the subtle nuances of light and shade, but also how your camera views and records them, to make sure you approach each scene with the optimal settings and appropriate technical know-how.
The photographs in Deep South, many produced with the nineteenth-century collodion process and a variety of toning techniques, capture what Sally Mann calls the "radical light of the American South." Borrowing methods favored by early masters of landscape photography, Mann bends classic craftsmanship to serve the expressive needs of a heightened contemporary sensibility.
Short essays by the photographer open the three main sections of the book, and Mann's writing proves as engaging and poetic as her images. Deep South evokes the strange beauty of the Southern landscape as seen by one of our preeminent artists.
Intimate Distance is the first comprehensive monograph charting the career of acclaimed American photographer Todd Hido. Though he has published many smaller monographs of individual bodies of work, this gathers his most iconic images for the first time and brings a fresh perspective to his oeuvre with the inclusion of many unpublished photographs. Well-known for his photographs of landscapes and suburban housing across the United States, and for his use of luminous color, Hido casts a distinctly cinematic eye across all that he photographs, digging deep into his memory and imagination for inspiration.
Award-winning photographer Stuart Franklin's exploration of how we, as humans, are driven to visually document our experiences and the world around us.
Stuart Franklin took one of the most powerful photographs of the twentieth century - the 'tank man' in Tiananmen Square, Beijing, 1989. From his insightful position as a photographer, Franklin explores why we are driven to visually document our experiences and the world around us. He focuses on photography but traces this universal need through art, literature and science.
Raised on an isolated farm in southern Iceland, Ragnar Axelsson (born 1958) became captivated early on by the brutal beauty of the North Atlantic and the delicate interactions between its inhabitants and their environment. Born of that fascination, Faces of the North, first published in a small print run in 2004, established Axelsson as one of the leading documentary photographers of our time. It contained about 100 lushly austere, powerful images of Greenland, Iceland and the Faroe Islands, taken over two decades. Long out of print, Faces of the North is now republished in a special anniversary edition that echoes the format of Axelsson's latest publications, Last Days of the Arctic and Behind the Mountains.
Photography is generally considered the art of light, but Finnish photographer Petri Juntunen (born 1975) is a photographer of all-encompassing darkness. This publication showcases his At the Heart of It All series, which features time-worn objects, overgrown landscapes, wrecks and ruins photographed at night.
The definitive book on the work of a virtuosic and revered American photographer Irving Penn (1917-2009) was among the most esteemed and influential photographers of the 20th century. Over the course of a nearly seventy-year career, he mastered a pared-down aesthetic of studio photography that is distinguished for its meticulous attention to composition, nuance, and detail. This indispensable book features one of the largest selections of Penn's photographs ever compiled, including famous and beloved images as well as works that have never been published. Celebrating the centennial of Penn's birth, this lavish volume spans the entirety of his groundbreaking career.