Secrets to Making Great Pictures
Author: Peter K. Burian,Robert Caputo,National Geographic Society (U.S.)
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Offers advice to both beginners and professionals on how to create striking and original photographs of people, landscapes, and wildlife.
A Complete Guide to the New Art of Do-It-Yourself Aerial Photography
Author: Chase Guttman
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Drones are the next frontier in photography. This cutting-edge technology, still unexplored by the masses, can bring visual artistry to new and exciting heights. The Handbook of Drone Photography will be the go-to manual for consumers wishing to harness the power of drones to capture stunning aerial photographs. This book covers everything one needs to choose the right drone, to get airborne, and to capture and share incredible content. With easy and straightforward instruction, the text will familiarize readers with their craft and its controls. Readers will master drones’ extraordinary image-capturing capabilities and review detailed photography tips that can bring their artistic vision to life. For the first time, aerial photography is open to everyone, and award-winning travel photographer Chase Guttman will guide readers’ drone ventures from beginning to end. The Handbook of Drone Photography can help anyone break into this thrilling, high-potential space and launch their own lofty explorations today.
A Guide to the Industrial Landscape
Author: Brian Hayes
Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
Category: Social Science
“Original, highly readable. . . . An extraordinary book.” —Anne Eisenberg, Scientific American
Author: Simon Kitchin
Author and local North Wales photographer Simon Kitchin describes over 100 locations and several hundred viewpoints for the reader to visit. Each location chapter starts with an overview describing historical, literary, geological, and natural history features including the photographic potential of a location.
101 Top Tips
Author: Heather Angel
Publisher: Lark Books
Presents 101 tips for taking effective outdoor photographs, covering such topics as meters, composition, lighting, action shots, and post shooting tasks.
The Topography of the Psychedelic Experience
Author: Dan Carpenter
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
A bold cartography of the inner landscape visible only to those experiencing altered states • Presents the psychedelic experience as an objective landscape that embodies the Other, rather than a subjective state of mind • Provides corroboration of phenomena encountered by those who venture into this domain Journeying into the invisible world revealed by his use of the dissociative psychedelic DXM (dextromethorphan), Dan Carpenter found that what he experienced was not simply subjective sensations and psychological states but an objective world of familiar, if inordinately odd, landmarks and characters. The running diary he kept of these voyages recounts impressions of a landscape charted by other travelers into this Inner Space and includes descriptions of many of the same phenomena recorded by such mind travelers as Terence and Dennis McKenna, Alexander and Ann Shulgin, and others who have experienced the hive mind--the pool of all consciousness. Into this territory where expression is like chaos theory, where oddly symmetrical order manifests out of the seemingly anarchic swirl of images and events, the author ventures with the mind-set of a naturalist, accepting whatever might be rather than what he hopes he might find. What emerges is not a location crafted by subjective experience, but a landscape that embodies the Other and that represents a conscious state in which the barriers between the self and the not-self dissolve.
Author: Julie Adair King
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Your fun guide to digital photography with any device Whether you're shooting with an inexpensive point-and-shoot camera, a smartphone or tablet, a high-priced contraption, or one of those new-fangled action cameras, it's possible to take your digital photos from good to great by applying a few simple tricks—and Digital Photography For Dummies shows you how! Packed with tips, advice, and insight you won't find in your camera's manual, this friendly guide quickly gets you up to speed on proven photography techniques to help your digital pictures say more than a thousand words! No longer a hobby or profession limited to those with access to fancy and expensive equipment, digital photography is all around us. But if you want to take your shoots a bit more seriously and produce images you'd be proud enough to give as gifts or decorate your home, this friendly guide has you covered. From figuring out how to make the most of your camera's settings to applying exposure tricks the pros use all the time, frame-worthy digital photos are a page—and a click—away. Interpret your camera's settings and apply them for better photos Shoot better portraits, action shots, and low-light photos Collect your photos in a place where you won't lose them Grasp simple digital photography techniques that apply to any kind of camera If you've been experimenting with digital photography for a while or just caught the bug, this new edition of Digital Photography For Dummies is the picture-perfect guide you'll turn to again and again.
Author: Glenn Randall
Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.
The Art, Science, and Craft of Great Landscape Photography teaches photographers how to convert their visual peak experiences-moments of extraordinary natural beauty that evoke a sense of wonder and awe-into stunning images that elicit the same awestruck emotion in their viewers. Randall is an experienced wilderness photographer, and whether you want to venture into the mountains for once-in-a-lifetime shots of raw nature, or simply hone your landscape photography skills from the safety of your back deck, Randall explains the art, science and craft of creating astounding images.Randall begins by focusing on the art of landscape photography. He describes his three-step process for composing a photograph and shows how good composition is an organic process that begins with rules but ultimately transcends them. Randall then explores the science behind successful landscape photographs, which requires understanding key concepts from geography, optics, vision, and psychology. These concepts include: Understanding how the position of the sun at sunrise and sunset varies throughout the year, which will help you plan when and where to shoot. Understanding optics to predict where rainbows will appear, how polarizers will interact with reflections, and where to find spectacular light. Understanding how to use topographic maps and computerized mapping tools to help you find the most promising shooting locations in the wilderness. Understanding how our visual system analyzes images and the psychology of how we view art. These insights will help you produce successful photographs. Exposure is a central aspect of the craft of landscape photography, and Randall tackles the challenges of this topic from every angle-from tips on calculating exposures in the field, to achieving correct exposure in high-contrast lighting situations, to the best digital darkroom techniques.Great landscape photography can be mastered with practice and by applying the techniques taught in this book. The Art, Science, and Craft of Great Landscape Photography is intended for those who already understand the basics of photography and who are ready to master the finer nuances of creating magnificent landscape photographs. Foreword by Reid Callanan Director, Santa Fe Photographic Workshops
Author: Joseph K. Lange
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Acclaimed professional Joseph K. Lange shares his expertise in straightforward text and lavish color photos throughout.
The Art of the Traveling Photographer
Author: Bob Krist
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications
The natural synergy between photography and travel is explored in these exquisite, lavishly illustrated, and instructive pages that demonstrate how artful camera use can record the true spirit of a place. On this thrilling worldwide tour, the author shows traveling nonprofessional photographers how to bring home memorable pictures of people, festivals, wildlife, architecture—even aerial and underwater shots. Directions are detailed for composing landscapes with a variety of lenses, working in both natural and artificial lilght. Valuable tips tell how to pack and carry photo equipment, deal with airport and hotel security, and prepare for various locations and weather conditions.
225 of the World's Most Amazing Places
Author: National Geographic
Publisher: National Geographic Books
National Geographic takes you on a photographic tour of the world’s most spectacular destinations, inspiring tangible ideas for your next trip. Hundreds of the most breathtaking locales—both natural and man-made—are illustrated with vivid images taken by the organization's world-class photographers. These images, coupled with evocative text, feature a plethora of visual wonders: ancient monoliths, scenic islands, stunning artwork, electric cityscapes, white-sand seashores, rain forests, ancient cobbled streets, and both classic and innovative architecture. Loaded with hard service information for each location, Destinations of a Lifetime has it all: when to go, where to eat, where to stay, and what to do to ensure the most enriching and authentic experience. From the Hardcover edition.
How to Shoot Great Photographs With Any Camera
Author: Bryan Peterson
Publisher: Random House LLC
Now refreshed with current technologies and terms, and more than 25 percent new images and an all-new chapter, this bestselling guide shows readers how to shoot great photographs with any type of camera.
Author: Scott Kelby
Publisher: Pearson Education
Offers advice for shooting different types of photographs in different environments, including using natural light, using hot-shoe flash, and shooting landscapes and nature photography.
From Snapshots to Great Shots
Author: Rob Sylvan
Publisher: Pearson Education
Annotation With this manual, readers will learn how to use the Nikon D5300 to create the type of photos that inspired them to buy the camera in the first place. Rob Slyvan guides readers through the operating features, giving practical advice on which settings to use when.
Author: Julie Adair King
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Your guide to capturing that perfect shot The Nikon D7500 has created a buzz in the photography community, gaining recognition for its appealing combination of high-end features and compact size. If you’re upgrading your existing dSLR or even purchasing your very first camera, Nikon D7500 For Dummies will help you feel like a pro in no time. This book highlights the importance of understanding all of the basic features of your new camera, before diving into insights about how to take top-notch photos. You’ll learn about when and how to use flash, understand exposure, and control focus and depth of field. There is also information on taking expert action, close-up, and landscape shots, and how to access and download those photo files. Photography is a great way to capture lifelong memories, and this book makes it easy to get started. Learn photography terminology Shoot, view, and trim movies Master color controls Discover ways to customize your camera Don’t just settle for auto mode; take advantage of all the D7500’s amazing features with the help of Nikon D7500 For Dummies!
A Guide to the Natural Landmarks of Southern Utah
Author: Laurent Martres
Volume 1 will take you to the heart of Southern Utah, home to some of the Colorado Plateau's most outstanding highlights. Beyond the National Parks of the famed “Grand Circle”, you'll discover many hidden locations of Red Rock Country as well as Indian rock art and cliff dwellings. Enough for weeks of new discoveries in the area!
Author: Peter Watson
Publisher: GMC PUBLICATIONS LTD
It is not only what we see but how we see that makes a difference... In his sequel to Capturing the Light, Peter Watson revisits the often delicate process of interpreting and capturing landscapes in photography. His, almost scientific, approach challenges us to see like an artist and seize creative opportunities, whilst comprehensive tools and techniques coverage allow us to put his theories into practice, with impressive results.
From Snapshots to Great Shots
Author: Jeff Revell
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Now that you’ve bought the amazing Canon 50D, you need a book that goes beyond a tour of the camera’s features to show you exactly how to use the 50D to take great pictures. With Canon 50D: From Snapshots to Great Shots, you get the perfect blend of photography instruction and camera reference that will take your images to the next level! Beautifully illustrated with large, vibrant photos, this book teaches you how to take control of your photography to get the image you want every time you pick up the camera. Follow along with your friendly and knowledgeable guide, photographer and author Jeff Revell, and you will: • Learn the top ten things you need to know about shooting with the 50D • Use the 50D’s automatic modes to get better shots right away • Move on to the Creative zone, where you have full control over the look and feel of your images • Master the photographic basics of composition, focus, depth of field, and much more • Learn all the best tricks and techniques for getting great action shots, landscapes, and portraits • Find out how to get great shots in low light • Fully grasp all the concepts and techniques as you go, with assignments at the end of every chapter With Canon 50D: From Snapshots to Great Shots, you’ll learn not only what makes a great shot work—you’ll learn how to get that shot using your 50D. And once you’ve got the shot, show it off! Join the book’s Flickr group, share your photos, and discuss how you use your 50D to get great shots at flickr.com/groups/canon_50dfromsnapshotstogreatshots.
In an odyssey that spanned more than 20 years and 300 visits, QT Luong focused his lenses on iconic landscapes and rarely seen remote views, presenting his journey in this sumptuous array of more than 500 images. Accompanying the collection of scenic masterpieces is a guide that includes maps of each park, as well as extended captions that detail where and how the photographs were made. Designed to inspire visitors to connect with the parks and invite photographers to re-create these landscapes, the guide also provides anecdotal observations that give context to the pictures and convey the sheer scope of Luong's extraordinary odyssey.