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Chris Gatcum



Chris Gatcum has lived and breathed photography for over two decades, working as a pro photographer, journalist, specialist magazine and book editor, and best-selling author. A passionate advocate of experimental digital and traditional photography, he is as comfortable conducting technical camera tests as he is demystifying the art of photography for the rest of us.
Ilex Press

Complete Photography

Chris Gatcum
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Chris Gatcum

400 pages to take you from beginner to expert photographer"The must have book for EVERY photographer" - Diana ElizabethWhether you're a complete beginner, a casual snapper or a seasoned photographer, there is a lot to be learned from this extensive photography guide. Take the guesswork out of your photography and understand not just what to do with your camera, but how and why this affects the photos you take. Make More Impact You'll learn how to compose a shot for visual impact, focus it to attract the viewer's eye, expose it so every detail is captured and so much more.Get More Book At 400 superbly designed & illustrated pages, this book represents better value than anything else. Any Camera Photography never stands still so it doesn't matter what camera you have, whether you own an SLR, film camera or a compact digital camera, Chris will teach you how to take the best photos possible.Easy to Read Chris Gatcum's writing is clear and instructive, covering a vast range of essential photography aspects in great detail so that you can truly understand how to take a great photo that stands out.The Voice (& Photos) of Pros As well as Gatcum's expertise on the subject, Complete Photography is packed with tips and masterclasses from other inspirational professionals.Stunning Photography and Bespoke Diagrams Each point is illustrated with carefully selected, beautiful photography examples along with clear diagrams to inspire and instruct.Table of professionals case studies in this bookSectionMasterclassProfessional Master-PhotographerExposureLandscape David Taylor PortraitsBen Anker SportsIan MacNicol InteriorsAdrian WilsonLight & ColourFoodStuart Ovenden  Still LifeDaniel Brooke FashionDixie DixonLensesStreet PhotographyBrian Lloyd Duckett  WildlifeRichard Garvey-Williams MacroAndy Small ArchitechtureJanie Airey AbstractRyan BushPost-processingRetouchingMiss AnielaIn The BagDocumentaryMichelle FrankfurterThe cover design features a mirrorless digital camera with interchangeable lenses, a reto-style film camera and an iPhone 7 because this book applies to every different way you can take a photo.

Ilex Press

Photography Beyond Auto

Chris Gatcum
Authors:
Chris Gatcum

Take Control of Your Camera... but Only When You Have ToWhen you first buy a camera it's great to just shoot away, taking advantage of all the sophisticated automatic features of 'full auto' mode. Real photographers are able to take better photos because they understand what their cameras's auto mode is doing, and when to over-rule it and let creativity reign. This book will make you a real photographer.SimplePhotography Beyond Auto is an easily accessible guide which will set you free.ConciseUnlike other books, Photography Beyond Auto does not attempt to explain every switch, dial and button on your camera, or explore precisely where each pixel comes from. It concentrates on the key creative controls, including exposure, focus and colour; essential skills that'll enable you to take the sensational pictures that Auto mode simply can't.Time-savingAuto mode does a good job a lot of the time, so Photography Beyond Auto will help you understand, in easy-to-understand terms, why camera auto makes the decisions it does, and whether they will help or hinder your creative vision.InspiringFilled with creative examples that'll make you want to get shooting straight away.

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Landscape Photography

Chris Gatcum
Authors:
Chris Gatcum

The changing of the seasons presents the landscape photographer with nature's most dramatic sights, as well as many of the genre's most rewarding photographic challenges.Chris Gatcum uses the work of the field's most exciting contemporary photographers to illustrate this lavishly-presented four-volume set, and the result is a unique package that combines practicality with inspirational gift appeal. A magnetic closure on the outer case holds four individual seasonal volumes securely in place: each is packed with inspirational images and practical tips, and the hardback pocketbook format means that they are an easy addition to the camera bag.

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Creative Photography

Chris Gatcum
Authors:
Chris Gatcum
Ilex Press

Light & Shoot 50 Fashion Photos

Chris Gatcum
Authors:
Chris Gatcum
Ilex Press

Creative Digital Photography

Chris Gatcum
Authors:
Chris Gatcum

Do you wish you could take better, more exciting photos? Now you can, with 'Creative Digital Photography: 52 Weekend Projects'. Through this collection of handy weekend projects you will get expert insights and clear step-by-step instructions across the field of photography so you too can learn diverse techniques for taking and processing photos, and discover how to make useful equipment for minimal cost. Whether you're making a simple diffuser for your flash, setting up a time-lapse shoot or simply taking a chance and tossing your camera in the air, you will develop your skills, making your own stunning images and standing out from the crowd. Designed for photographers of all levels with the projects graded in complexity.