Michael Freeman - Perfect Exposure (2nd Edition) - Octopus

Perfect Exposure (2nd Edition)

Fully Revised & Updated Edition

By Michael Freeman

  • Paperback
  • £19.99

Clear, direct and guaranteed, Perfect Exposure looks at the way professionals work, and lays out the decisions and sequences with absolute clarity, while incorporating the latest, powerful post-processing techniques. Choosing the exposure for a photograph is both alarmingly simple, and infinitely complex. Simple, because there is ultimately only one dosage of light, controlled as it always has been, by a shutter speed, aperture and ISO setting. But arriving at the perfect exposure is also complex, because it affects everything in the image. There are endless subtleties in the brightness, readability and mood of every part of every scene, as the myriad exposure decisions photographers take testifies. Perfect Exposure enables total confidence in your work - invaluable for every photographer.

This second edition of acclaimed bestseller Perfect Exposure looks at the way professionals address the fundamentals of photography, laying out the decision-making process with the absolute clarity Michael Freeman is famed for. While addressing a subject as old as photography, exposure, this book is fully updated to cover the influence of all the latest technology.

Chapter one introduces not just the key camera settings, but also the photographer's ideal decision flow, a process you can easily use in your own work. Chapter two examines all the camera technology designed to assist you in capturing the perfect photo, giving honest thoughts on its advantages and disadvantages. Chapter three is a complete theory and practice of exposure broken down into every shooting scenario you'll ever encounter, from evenly lit scenes to those with wild contrast. Chapter four deals with developing style through exposure, including ideas like high key photography, silhouette and more, as well as a look at the zone system, pioneered by photographers like Ansel Adams, in a digital context. Finally Chapter 5 looks at the powerful post-processing techniques.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781781571224
  • Publication date: 05 Nov 2015
  • Page count: 192
  • Imprint: Ilex Press
Mitchell Beazley

From the Oven to the Table

Diana Henry
Authors:
Diana Henry
Ilex Press

What They Didn't Teach You in Photo School

Demetrius Fordham
Authors:
Demetrius Fordham

This book won't tell you how to take photographs. It will, though, teach you a much more difficult set of skills: how to be a photographer.Passing on hard-earned lessons from a successful career in commercial, editorial and lifestyle photography, Demetrius Fordham shows how to snag the best internships and assistant roles, impress at an interview, develop an amazing portfolio, forge strong relationships with clients, and lay the foundations of your own successful career. Illustrated throughout with Demetrius' own duotone photography, dramatically typeset to appeal to visual thinkers, and presented in an appealing handbook format, this is the book that will launch the careers of the next generation of photographers.

Mitchell Beazley

For the Love of White

Chrissie Rucker & The White Company
Authors:
Chrissie Rucker & The White Company

'The thing about white is that it goes with everything, it is a canvas for life, whoever you are and whatever your tastes. You just can't beat it.' - Chrissie RuckerWhether you live in a tiny city apartment, a rambling country cottage or an elegant town house, For the Love of White offers the definitive guide to creating a home with white and neutral tones. Published to mark the 25th anniversary of iconic brand, The White Company, the book explores 12 inspirational homes in varied decorating styles but unified by a passion for a white. For each location The White Company founder, Chrissie Rucker, highlights clever styling details that the reader can try out in their own home - with calming, versatile and beautiful results.Illustrated with specially commissioned photography by leading interiors photographer, Chris Everard and organized into three sections - Country, Town and Coast - the book provides both the advice and the inspiration needed to transform your home.

Ilex Press

Tate: The Photography Ideas Book

Lorna Yabsley
Authors:
Lorna Yabsley

Bored of bokeh? Fed up with f-stops? Then it's time to refresh your creativity with a lively exploration of photography at the cutting edge. There's always a new angle with which to shoot your subject, a different light to capture, or a completely new genre to try out, so there's never an excuse for your camera - whatever kind it is - to gather dust!This little book, full of big ideas from a range of iconic and contemporary photographers, will inspire you to think differently. With a new concept on every page, you will discover fresh ways of tackling your subjects to create work that is original and exciting.

Cassell

Kate Bush: Symphony of You

Gered Mankowitz
Authors:
Gered Mankowitz
Ilex Press

The Photographers Eye: A graphic Guide

Michael Freeman
Authors:
Michael Freeman
Ilex Press

Urban Photography

Tim Cornbill
Authors:
Tim Cornbill

The urban environment offers a whole host of subjects to photograph, even in the smallest of towns. In the time it takes to walk a street or two, you can photograph panoramic skylines, people up close, at work or play, abstract architectural details, frenetic street activity and peaceful park scenes. You can capture elements of the past and present through the city's architecture in one carefully composed street scene, then, within minutes, frame up the most recognisable landmark in the city.

Ilex Press

Creative Photography

Dan M Lee, Adam Juniper
Authors:
Dan M Lee, Adam Juniper
Ilex Press

Imagine. Shoot. Create.

Annegien Schilling
Authors:
Annegien Schilling

Annegien Schilling's imaginative self-portraits inspire just under 1 million followers under the account @fetching_tigerss. In this, her first book, she guides her readers through simple step-by-steps to beautiful, surreal imagery and teaches her successful method of conceiving an idea (Imagine), capturing it correctly (Shoot), and editing them efficiently (Create), all without expensive camera gear or complicated software. This book will inspire you explore your imagination and create photos you never thought possible!

Ilex Press

Tate: Photography Decoded

Susan Bright, Hedy Van Erp
Authors:
Susan Bright, Hedy Van Erp

In the two centuries that photography has been practical, it has created a means of communication , the understanding of which is essential to anyone navigating this very visual world.From Daguerre's early images to the real-life sharing of Instagram, photography has never really been "the truth," though nor is it necessarily dishonest. It is ambiguous, complicated and subjective, fleeting and lasting at the same time. This book will introduce the best examples and show you how you can 'read' every image.

Ilex Press

Life in 50mm: The Photographer's Lens

Tanya Nagar
Authors:
Tanya Nagar
Ilex Press

Wildlife Photography at Home

Richard Peters
Authors:
Richard Peters

Richard Peters won the European Wildlife Photographer of the Year award for a photograph taken in his very ordinary suburban back garden. In this book, he shares the methods he used to get stunning professional nature photos without having to head out on safari.Starting with the basics, this book will show a complete beginner how to capture pro-level pictures from their garden. It covers where to place your camera, how optics can completely change your shot, reveals the gadgets that can enhance your photos, and even how to overcome the elements. This is the perfect book for bird-watchers and animal lovers who want to capture what they see and share their passion with the world. Social media definitely loves a good animal photo!

Ilex Press

Take Stock Photography That Sells

Dale Wilson
Authors:
Dale Wilson
Mitchell Beazley

RHS Design Outdoors

Matthew Keightley
Authors:
Matthew Keightley

Do you want your outdoor space to look as stylish and as well designed as your home? RHS Design Outdoors will give you the ideas and know-how you need to make that happen. Award-winning designer Matt Keightley has curated a collection of 35 gardens, created either by him or by other leading contemporary designers, that will provide theinspiration to transform your outdoor space. Gardeners features include award-winning designers Jo Thompson, Tom Stuart Smith, Tony Woods, Charlotte Rowe and Andrew Wilson. For each case study there is a detailed plan, information on the plants and materials used and a wealth of gorgeous photography by leading garden photographer Marianne Majerus.The designs are organized into five categories: Showstoppers at Home - high-design concepts that are nonetheless achievable; Family-friendly - gardens that incorporate play areas and socialising; Minimalist - spaces with larger areas of hard landscaping and bold, restrained planting; Plants First - gardens where more than half of the outdoor space is planted; and Other Spaces - roof terraces, basement areas and front gardens. This wide array of garden styles means that there is inspiration for all types of garden, and for all types of gardener.

Mitchell Beazley

BIRDS Watercolour Art Pad

Emma Faull
Authors:
Emma Faull
Cassell

Uncovered

Ian Birch
Authors:
Ian Birch
Mitchell Beazley

The Life of Tea

Michael Freeman, Timothy d'Offay
Authors:
Michael Freeman, Timothy d'Offay

Shortlisted for the André Simon Drinks Book of the Year Award'Masterfully written, beautifully photographed' Nigel SlaterThis journey to the world's finest teas, captured in extraordinary photography, brings alive the aroma, taste and texture of this drink in all its many nuances, and will give connoisseurs and casual readers alike a much deeper understanding of how great tea is created.Includes sections on botany, cultivation, processing methods and the impact tea has had, and continues to have, on culture. The Life of Tea also follows Michael and Timothy's travels in China, Japan, India and Sri Lanka, featuring the producers of some of the world's finest teas and the characteristics that make these teas so sought after. This book is the ultimate guide for tea enthusiasts, following the journey from plantation to pot.

Ilex Press

The Photographer's Mind Remastered

Michael Freeman
Authors:
Michael Freeman
Mitchell Beazley

RHS Gardening School

Simon Akeroyd, Dr Ross Bayton
Authors:
Simon Akeroyd, Dr Ross Bayton
Cassell

1001 Photographs

Paul Lowe
Authors:
Paul Lowe