Most popular Photographic equipment & techniques books
The most popular Photographic equipment & techniques books currently available. Updated weekly.
A unique look at the history of the Apollo 11 mission through the lens of the camera they took with them.
From Gavin Thurston, the award-winning Blue Planet II and Planet Earth II cameraman, comes extraordinary and adventurous true stories of what it takes to track down and film our planet's most captivating creatures.
Photographing London is the definitive photo-location and visitor guidebook to London, invaluable to both visitors and locals alike. Over 400 locations are described - illustrated with over a thousand stunning images - showing you where to take the best photographs in London with tips and techniques on how to improve your photography.
Whether dark, edgy or humorous, street photography shows us that daily life can be a little surreal but also gently poignant. Photo sharing on Flickr and Facebook has rejuvenated the genre, and its spirit has been reborn. This book is about the possibilities of street photography, and how it can be approached in a tangible way.
Everything you need to know to buy the right digital camera for you and to get the best out of it.
Citing examples gleaned from a study of history - the Ancient Greeks' Golden Rule; Fibonacci's mathematical ratio; and the principles known as the Gestalt theory, the author analyses the concepts, rules and guidelines that define successful composition in photography and offers practical guidance to achieving great results.
Mastering Street Photography is a practical guide to capturing the candid moments that reveal life at its most dramatic, absurd or beautiful. A guide to equipment and technical skills leads into lessons in finding inspiration, developing projects and composing different subjects and scenes.
This books takes 50 exceptional images, and 50 instant explanations, and shows you how to start taking serious photos and stop making simple mistakes.
A concise and accessible guide to techniques for detecting doctored and fake images in photographs and digital media.
Stay ahead of the professional crowd.
Read This if You Want to Take Great Photographs of Places is an indispensable guide with essential techniques for photographing landscapes, cityscapes, architecture and interior
Packed with stunning photography throughout, this book features expert advice, tips and tricks as well as masterclasses from some of the world's leading long-exposure champions, each sharing the secrets of their success.
The definitive history of Leica's SLRs, from the way they evolved from the SLs into a technological tour de force. The book takes in all major markets and uses stunning contemporary photography gathered from all over the world to help owners establish authenticity or simply take a trip down memory lane.
Today's photographic equipment allows amateurs to take pictures of the stars that far surpass images taken just a few decades ago by the largest observatories-and this book will teach you how. Author and world-renowned astrophotographer Thierry Legault teaches the art and techniques of astrophotography-from simple camera-on-tripod night-scene imaging of constellations, star trails, eclipses, artificial satellites, and polar auroras to more intensive astrophotography using specialized equipment for lunar, planetary, solar, and deep-sky imaging. Legault shares advice about equipment and guides you through techniques for achieving excellent results. The first edition of this book received the jury special prize at the Astronomy Festival of Haute-Maurienne in France. Now in its second edition, Astrophotography provides the most thorough treatment of the topic available. This richly illustrated book is intended for all sky enthusiasts-newcomers and veterans alike. Learn how to: Select the most useful equipment: cameras, adapters, filters, focal reducers/extenders, field correctors, and guide telescopes Set up your camera (digital, video, or CCD) and your lens or telescope for optimal results Plan your observing sessions Mount the camera on your telescope and focus it for razor-sharp images Polar-align your equatorial mount and improve tracking for pin-point star images Make celestial time-lapse videos Calculate the shooting parameters: focal length and ratio, field of view, exposure time, etc. Combine multiples exposures to reveal faint galaxies, nebulae details, elusive planetary structures, and tiny lunar craters Adjust contrast, brightness, light curves, and colors Postprocess your images to fix defects such as vignetting, dust shadows, hot pixels, uneven background, and noise Identify problems with your images and improve your results
For still and multimedia photographers including landscape, studio, wedding and portrait pros, the D810 will ignite your creativity and help you capture images that astound. Intended for still and multimedia photographers, this is a comprehensive step-by-step guide that includes a pull-out quick reference card.
There is an astonishing world just waiting to be photographed underwater. From information about diving equipment and cameras, to crucial advice on understanding and controlling light underwater, this book provides all the background you need before you take the plunge.
PHOTOGRAPHING WILDLIFE IN THE UK is a photography-location guidebook. Author and professional wildlife photographer Andrew Marshall describes 70 of the best locations for wildlife photography in the UK in this lavishly illustrated guidebook with over 450 stunning wildlife photographs.
With a completely refreshed look to celebrate it's tenth anniversary, Michael Freeman's iconic bestseller, The Photographer's Eye, has never looked better.
This book combines visual inspiration with tried and tested 'street smart' advice from leading professionals, providing everything the aspiring street photographer needs to create their own distinctive urban portfolio.
Packed with ideas to refresh and reinvigorate your photography, and make you fall back in love with your camera
Mastering Film Photography is a fast-track guide to shooting emulsion in the digital age.
What Makes Great Photography showcases 80 outstanding photographs from the first daguerrotypes to today's digital masterpiece.
Read This if You Want to Be Instagram Famous features tips covering photographic techniques, captioning, codes of conduct, kit and managing your account.
Mastering Macro Photography is the definitive guide to the essentials of modern macro. It explains the basics of equipment, focusing, exposure and magnification ratios alongside such topics as lighting for effect, employing colour as a compositional device and using depth of field creatively.
Assumes a good working knowledge of the technical basics - such as correct exposure, filtration, and sharpness - and concentrates on the 'heart and soul' of landscape photography: the principles of composition and aesthetic design to convey meaning and emotion.
This revised edition of Bryan Peterson's popular book demystifies the complex concepts of exposure in photography, allowing readers to capture the images they want. 'Understanding Exposure' shows how to get sharpness and contrast in images, how to freeze action and how to take the best meter readings, while also exploring filters, flash and light.
Steve Miller's photographs, created using x-ray technology, are printed onto skate- and surfboards, creating a hip confluence of lifestyle and art.
Instantly understand composition & design by deconstructing successful photos to see how they work.
Take your passion to the next level with these steps to becoming a great photographer.
Learn how to make your photography skills pay with this enlightening, engrossing, no-nonsense guide to professional shooting in the real world.
Bird photography is one of the most challenging genres of photography, and can test even modern high-specification cameras to their limits. This practical book guides you through both how to understand your camera and how to develop your own style and approach. It also emphasizes the importance of fieldcraft and understanding your subject.
Delve into the works of 16 masters in drone photography, through interviews and beautifully reproduced images accompanied by extended captions and detailed technical information.
Packed with world-renowned photographs, from the daguerreotype to polaroid and biographies of leading photographers, this book will expose you to new ideas about your camera and your photography.
Examines the production and consumption of fashion images from the points of view of industry and academia, the museum, the auction house, and the art gallery. Illustrated in black and white and colour, this book discusses issues in fashion photography and establishes a space for different ways of looking to emerge on this dynamic visual form.
Explains what is meant by macro photography and how to get even closer to your subject: not just a close-up of a butterfly, but details of the eye and wing scales. This book includes techniques suited to any budget look at ways to photograph virtually any creature, whether terrestrial, marine or from freshwater.
Offers practical examples that take you step-by-step through the basic techniques of underwater photography from photographing shipwrecks, divers, marine life and abstract images to taking photographs at night. This title contains chapters that cover the digital workflow needed to handle your images using the software such as Lightroom.
Sharpen your skills and your pictures with award-winning travel photographer Richard I'Anson, who's spent over 30 years capturing the world. Whether you're a novice or enthusiast, wield a smartphone or DSLR, this new and expanded edition features ten golden rules and 45 practical tips for creating brilliant photographs.
This book will set adventurous street photographers on the right track.