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.