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The Passionate Photographer 2nd Ed

By Steve Simon
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Steve Simon
Take your passion for photography and close the gap between what you hope to achieve and what you do, following one of the world's most highly regarded photographers. This book will help you think about your photography and find a visual voice. It follows a clear structure which will make it useful for any reader, and is fully illustrated with Simon's own inspiring photography and some work from the historical greats. Simon's understanding of photography makes for a book filled with tips you can immediately fold into your own shooting, quickly establishing your own vision, learning what to concentrate on in a shot, and pushing you beyond your comfort zone. It also includes "lessons learned" from Steve's experience, so you can neatly side-step some problems even the pros have had to endure.
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  • The Photographer's Vision Remastered

    By Michael Freeman
    Authors:
    Michael Freeman
    In The Photographer's Vision, international bestseller Michael Freeman examines the work of photography's greats, explaining how to view a photo and how to learn from looking at it. Photographers featured include some of the most distinguished names in photography's history: Nick Knight, Frederick Henry Evans, Frans Lanting, Tim Page, Wolfgang Tillmans, Nan Goldin, Walker Evans, Cindy Sherman, Elliott Erwitt, Trent Parke, Jeff Wall, Paul Strand, Romano Cagnoni and many more, making this book visually stunning as well as intellectually rigorous.
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  • Project Collage

    By Bev Speight
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    Bev Speight
    Cut it, stick it, twist it! Collage is the art of reinvention, a magical and tactile process that invites you to collect, experiment, combine and transform. Requiring no specialist equipment - only everyday materials - it is an art form for everyone and every budget. From striking architectural builds to mixed-media menageries, this book offers fresh ideas and guidance to help you cut and paste your way to your own unique artworks.
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  • The Power of NO

    By Abbie Headon
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    Abbie Headon
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    The Photography Bible

    By Michael Freeman
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    Michael Freeman
    Created by expert professional photographer Michael Freeman, this convenient book is divided into the four essential areas for photographers to understand; the exposure, light & lighting, composition and editing. It's quick and easy to refer to in the field, by the computerIn a convenient take-anywhere format, this book packs in a lot of value for anyone interested in photography, and without skimping on quality. You'll find how to get great portraits, perfect landscapes and take outstanding artistic compositions; important information whatever camera you choose.
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  • The Power of YES

    By Abbie Headon
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    Abbie Headon
    Discover the power of "yes" and all the amazing things it can do for you.So often we are afraid of failure, of disappointment, of being vulnerable, that we settle for "no". The practical tips and inspirational advice within these pages will help you embrace positivity and find a new sense of freedom in each area of your life, from your career, to your relationships, to your dreams and ambitions.
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  • The Photographer's Mind Remastered

    By Michael Freeman
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    Michael Freeman
    You've done your research. You've bought your camera. You've learnt how to use it. Now what? The secret behind a good photograph is not your camera. It's not even the scene viewed through the viewfinder. It's the mind of the photographer which turns an average photograph into an exceptional one. In The Photographer's Mind, professional photographer and author Michael Freeman unravels the mystery behind the creation of a photograph and reveals how to capture photos that really make you feel something.The aim of this book is to answer what makes a photograph great, and explore the ways that top photographers achieve this goal time and time again. The Photographer's Mind will provide you with invaluable knowledge on:· Avoiding cliché· The recurring nature of trends· Style and composition· Capturing light· How to handle the unexpected
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    The Photographer's Handbook

    By Michael Freeman
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    Michael Freeman
    Know the equipment, refine your technique and express your style. Combining straightforward guidance with artistic insight, this comprehensive handbook is an essential piece of kit for photographers of every style and experience level. Michael Freeman shows you how to: · Make the most of the gear you have · Master the classic styles & subjects · Compose shots with skill and confidence · Share your work in a meaningful way It's everything you need to be a successful photographer.
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  • The Portrait Sketchbook

    With centuries of artistic wisdom, The Portrait Sketchbook offers everything you need to train your eye, hand, and mind. Explore and experience the creative processes of iconic draughtsmen to realize your own original style; quickly sketch passersby with da Vinci; create a ghostlike form with Seurat; master Ingres' evocation of the most kissable lips; and adopt Freud's liberating directness.Featuring 20 works and a host of helpful prompts from leading artists, critics, and art historians-as well as plenty of blank space to practice in-this sketchbook will guide you to a fresh understanding of the tools, materials, and skills necessary to master this most personal subject.
  • The Photographer's Eye Remastered 10th Anniversary

    By Michael Freeman
    Authors:
    Michael Freeman
    With a completely refreshed look to celebrate its tenth anniversary, Michael Freeman's iconic bestseller, The Photographer's Eye, has never looked better.Design is the single most important factor in creating a successful photograph. The ability to see the potential for a strong picture and then organize the graphic elements into an effective, compelling composition has always been one of the key skills in making photographs. Of course, digital photography has brought a new, exciting aspect to design first because the instant feedback from a digital camera allows immediate appraisal and improvement; and second because image-editing tools make it possible to alter and enhance the design after the shutter has been pressed. This has had a profound effect on the way digital photographers take pictures. The Photographers Eye shows how anyone can develop an eye for seeing great digital photos. The book explores all the traditional approaches to composition and design, but crucially, it also addresses the new digital technique of shooting in the knowledge that a picture will later be edited, manipulated, or montaged to result in a final image that may be very different from the one seen in the viewfinder.
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    The Photographer's Pocket Book

    By Michael Freeman
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    Michael Freeman
    Digital cameras have detailed manuals concentrating on technical features but neglecting the fact that great photographers not only know how to navigate menus - they understand how the operation of their camera will help them to take better pictures. In a handy, take-anywhere format this book, revised from The Photographer's DSLR Pocketbook for the mirrorless age (not forgetting SLRs), gives the reader the benefit of Michael Freeman's decades of professional experience.Opening with the anatomy of a digital camera, the book then covers settings, exposure, capture and image workflow, clarifying the operations of your camera and allowing you to operate it with speed, confidenceand accuracy. Michael's own photography and diagrams illuminate his points perfectly, making this an attractive and informative read.
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    The Passive-Aggressive Colouring Book

    By Charlotte Farmer
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    Charlotte Farmer
    Are you tired of all those colouring books claiming that they are the answer to your inner peace and sense of calm? Do you twitch at the thought of yoga mums, bikini diets, excessive coffee choices and people who just have the whole thing under control? Then this book is your antidote. We don't mind if you want to give The Passive-Aggressive Colouring Book to your dog to chew; feel free to use it to light the fire or prop up the table leg. If you feel really desperate you may even want to colour it in...or scribble it out. The choice is yours.Whatever you choose to do we advise you first to enjoy the fabulous, humorous illustrations by the inspiringly angry Charlotte Farmer. And if her brilliance and talent drives you round the twist, you know what to do. Just warn us to duck first.

    The Photographer's iPad

    By Frank Gallaugher
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    Frank Gallaugher
    This state-of-the-art display, professional image editor, and fully connected device has revolutionized what's possible on the road and in the studio. It's time to realize its potential. No longer merely a consumer tablet, the iPad has evolved into a powerful computer that slips into your photographic workflow as easily as it fits into your camera bag. Featuring the latest and best software, this comprehensive guide details everything that's possible, from managing your photos immediately after a shoot to processing Raw files with top-of-the-line apps, with straightforward, step-by-step instructions for making the most of every feature and function available. Break out of Apple's walled garden and learn how to easily import photos, move them between apps, and share with other devices Take your image catalog wherever you go with full editing capabilities using Adobe Lightroom Mobile Turn your iPad into an essential and exhilarating piece of photographic gear
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  • Perfect Exposure (2nd Edition)

    By Michael Freeman
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    Michael Freeman
    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.
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    Photography Beyond Auto

    By Chris Gatcum
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    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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    The Photographer's Master Guide to Colour

    By Jeff Wignall
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    Jeff Wignall
    Colour is key in photography, but very few photographers actually understand how it works - and new software and ever-improving camera sensors have now given them an infinite number of options.Finally, a thorough course on colour and the role it plays in digital photography. The latest book by best-selling photographer Jeff Wignall will give you a new understanding of the important role colour plays in the creation of successful photos, and let you take outstanding colour photographs with any digital camera.Filled with Wignall's inspirational work, this is the essential guide for everyone wishing to create awesome photographs that capitalise on the nuances and interplay of colour, without having to rely entirely on the saturation slider.
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    The Photographer's Story

    By Michael Freeman
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    Michael Freeman
    Having already taught you how to compose and interpret great photos, Michael Freeman now continues his best-selling series by exploring the most successful methods for presenting photography meaningfully and in an engaging format. This is the critical "next step" that separates adequate image galleries from captivating collections - and disinterested viewers from enthralled audiences.Tapping into his decades of experience shooting for such publications as Smithsonian, GEO, and Condé Nast Traveller (among many others), Michael Freeman studies the photo-essay phenomenon that took the world by storm and gave storytellers a completely new set of tools to construct their narratives. Having established how rhythm, pacing, and careful organisation build tension and cultivate interest, Freeman goes on to explain what this means for presenting your own photos, particularly in the new digital formats of online galleries, slideshows, and tablets.The Photographer's Story will enliven your images, refresh your perspective, and elevate your understanding of how photographs work together to tell a story. Your audiences will thank you for it.

    Photographing the Elements

    By Gary Eastwood, Joseph Meehan
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    Gary Eastwood, Joseph Meehan
    Blizzards, tornados, volcanic eruptions, and desert sandstorms? Forget about seeking shelter - these are the prime times to grab your gear and get one-of-a-kind photographs of the most exotic and extraordinary subjects on earth. Miles away from your typical landscape and nature shots, these powerful images are a stunning survey of natural wonders, a vibrant addition to any portfolio, and a testament to the adventurous spirit of the extreme photographer. Get out of your comfort zone and embrace the elements!

    Practical HDR (2nd Edition)

    By David Nightingale
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    David Nightingale
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    The Photographer's Exposure Field Guide

    By Michael Freeman
    Authors:
    Michael Freeman
    Choosing the exposure for a photograph is both alarmingly simple and infinitely complex; in fact, it's one of photography's most absorbing paradoxes.Exposure is at the very heart of photography. It has always been a subject of fascination to aspiring amateurs and professional photographers alike. Developments in digital technology have transformed the ways in which exposures can be manipulated, and this in turn has forced photographers to think about what they can achieve by understanding the variables of aperture, ISO, and time.In this book Michael Freeman takes you through this difficult and fast-moving area using unique workflow illustrations, histograms, and clear, visual examples to explore the subtleties of the subject and enable you to shoot with confidence.Divided into six sections - Fast-track & Foolproof, Technical, The Twelve, Style, Post-processing, and Reference - the book will provide you with the necessary instruction to get perfect exposure anywhere and with any subject matter.