Most popular Photographic equipment & techniques books
The most popular Photographic equipment & techniques books currently available. Updated weekly.
Photography is now more popular than ever thanks to the rapid development of digital cameras. Suitable for this new wave of DSLR dabblers and amateur snapshooters, this title contains no graphs, no techie diagrams and no camera-club jargon. It inspires readers through iconic images and playful copy packed with hands-on tips.
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.
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.
Features technical tips for anyone, novice or professional, who wants to take top-notch pictures of people. This book gives readers a practical insights into the ideas and techniques of a wide range of historical and contemporary masters so they can put it all into practice themselves.
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.
With a completely refreshed look to celebrate it's tenth anniversary, Michael Freeman's iconic bestseller, The Photographer's Eye, has never looked better.
Read This if You Want to Be Instagram Famous features tips covering photographic techniques, captioning, codes of conduct, kit and managing your account.
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.
Stay ahead of the professional crowd.
Let your creativity run wild and breathe new life into your photography.
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.
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.
If you want to inject more excitement into your photography than just applying a filter in an app, this book is for you. It will inspire you to take your photos further, with ideas aimed at all levels of ability.
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
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.
Instantly understand composition & design by deconstructing successful photos to see how they work.
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
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.
Packed with ideas to refresh and reinvigorate your photography, and make you fall back in love with your camera
The Complete Beginners Guide To Photography explains all the photography concepts beginners need. Once you've mastered these basics, you can then move on to the more advanced skills section featuring practical how-to guides for shooting a range of core subjects. Take your photography to the next level and start learning today!
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.
Covering all of the essentials, this book is all you need to master photography.
Delve into the works of 16 masters in drone photography, through interviews and beautifully reproduced images accompanied by extended captions and detailed technical information.
Steve Miller's photographs, created using x-ray technology, are printed onto skate- and surfboards, creating a hip confluence of lifestyle and art.
Aims to take the reader from the very basics of equipment and exposure through to advanced techniques. In this title, landscape essentials, such as composition and filtration, are covered in depth. It also has chapters dedicated to post-processing and printing, enabling the reader to go successfully from camera to print.
Take your passion to the next level with these steps to becoming a great photographer.
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.
What makes some photographs stay in the memory forever? Sometimes it's the subject matter alone, but more often it's the skill of the artists who took them. This book showcases 100 of the greatest images in the history of the art and will provide an indispensable guide to the technicalities behind the well-known masterpieces and more.
Helps you hone your photography skills across composition, exposure, lighting, lenses and observation. This title is packed with fun photography prompts and inspiring images by master photographers. It also helps you create your own highly personal photobook by sticking in your pictures with the adhesive corners provided.
The fifth edition of Lonely Planet's Guide to Travel Photography shows readers how to develop their photographic skills and avoid common mistakes. This ultimate step-by-step guide to taking better travel photographs is full of practical exercises and tips to hone technique.
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.
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.
Learn how to make your photography skills pay with this enlightening, engrossing, no-nonsense guide to professional shooting in the real world.
Photography has always been about experimentation. This book takes the reader through the world of photography special effects and manipulations documenting techniques, approaches, experimenters, camera makers and their extraordinary creations.