Photography

Outdoor Flash Photography

Author: John Gerlach

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN:

Category: Photography

Page: 190

View: 391

Maximizing the power of your camera’s flash is difficult enough in a studio set-up, but outdoors literally presents a whole new world of challenges. John Gerlach and Barbara Eddy have taken the most asked about subject from their renowned photography workshops and turned it into this guidebook that is sure to inspire your next outdoor shoot, while also saving you time and frustration. Outdoor Flash Photography covers a range of practices from portrait to landscape, including unique strategies that the authors have pioneered through 40 years in the field. Mastering the use of multiple flashes to freeze action is shown through one of most challenging subjects in nature, hummingbirds in flight. This book will benefit photographers of all experience levels who are eager to evolve their outdoor photography and get the most out of their equipment.
Nature

Backyard Bird Photography

Author:

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Nature

Page: 224

View: 669

Fans of bird watching will rejoice with Backyard Bird Photography, a guide for learning how to set up your backyard in order to take the best photographs of your local birds. In addition to guiding you through the first steps of setting up your plantings and bird feeders, this book describes the types of photographic equipment you will need to get just the right image; how to maneuver yourself into just the right position to create a quality bird photograph; how to compose your shots for the greatest visual effect; and how to use more advanced techniques such as macro lenses and external flash techniques. Author and bird photographer Mathew Tekulsky breaks down the challenges of photographing these beautiful creatures and explains how utilizing your own natural surroundings can create stunning shots that rival those shot in the wild. Tekulsky explains that when your garden is set up as a tiny oasis for these feathered friends—with the right foliage, water sources, and feeders—then your backyard will be frequented by a variety of species on any given day. With tips for gaining the bird’s trust and composition, every photograph will come out a stunner.
Nature

Hummingbirds of North America

Author: Dan True

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN:

Category: Nature

Page: 221

View: 216

Provides detailed information on each of the sixteen species, includes maps showing where the species can be spotted, and discusses how to photograph hummingbirds in flight
Photography

Moose Peterson's Guide to Wildlife Photography

Author: Bruce Peterson

Publisher: Lark Books

ISBN:

Category: Photography

Page: 192

View: 191

With more than 20 years' experience in wildlife photography, Moose Peterson is America's most accomplished documenter of endangered species. He reveals his professional secrets and techniques in his most comprehensive and spectacularly photographed guide to date. Peterson explains exactly how to make the most of your equipment and how to use animals' habits to optimize your results. Find the right tools for the job, including every type of lens; learn techniques such as panning, shooting from blinds, and remote triggering of the flash; and take expert advice on how to make the subject really come to life in your images. Understand how to use animals' habits to optimize your results, see how to frame the animal within a background for that perfect shot, and explore techniques for modifying the natural light to really highlight your subject. Of course, Peterson has fascinating stories to tell about his own experiences, and his fabulous photos provide real enjoyment even as they teach valuable lessons.
Photography

Secrets of Backyard Bird Photography

Author: J. Chris Hansen

Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.

ISBN:

Category: Photography

Page: 128

View: 295

Photographing birds in your backyard is a convenient, rewarding, and addictive adventure. Secrets of Backyard Bird Photography is a guide to that pursuit. In this book, author and wildlife photographer J. Chris Hansen teaches techniques for creating professional-quality images of the subjects right in your yard. This book covers all aspects of backyard bird photography, including the best camera equipment to use and the basics of attracting birds using bird feeders, perches, backgrounds, and photo blinds. You'll learn about the common camera settings and composition styles used to create outstanding backyard bird images. This book also offers ideas and examples of ways to exhibit your photography, including step-by-step instructions for a variety of fun, easy projects for the do-it-yourselfer. Secrets of Backyard Bird Photography contains a collection of beautiful, detailed images that illustrate the important aspects of creating stunning photographs of the birds right in your backyard.
Photography

Digital Nature Photography

Author: John and Barbara Gerlach

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN:

Category: Photography

Page: 208

View: 798

Over 50,000 photographers can't be wrong! John and Barbara Gerlach finally write the book their workshop attendees have been asking for! Digital Nature Photography is a how-to guide for photographers who want to take their work to the next level. Written by professionals with over 20 years experience, the Gerlachs reveal enlightening techniques for shooting nature images in the field. The combination of artistic approach and impeccable technique will help you capture your next great image.

Hummingbird Photography

Author: Evita Merica

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 46

View: 785

Hummingbirds are a beautiful animal and also a challenge for photographers. This book focuses on the Ruby the Mid Atlantic hummingbird but applies to all species in North America. This book will show you how to draw hummingbirds into your camera lens, and will give you the basics and professionalism of how to get a good shot. This book is full of pictures and diagrams to help you choose the right supplies, choose the best plants, and lure hummingbirds into your balcony or backyard. Even if you're not in the Middle Atlantic, the advice on feed and then photography will be invaluable. Buy it right now
Nature

Digital Wildlife Photography

Author: John Gerlach

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN:

Category: Nature

Page: 209

View: 425

"From how many frames you need to shoot per second to capture that WOW moment to where to focus on a bird with a big beak to get the best depth of field, this book has it all for the wildlife photographer. It is an impressive mix of technology with just plain good advice for image-taking, and they discuss each point specifically for shooting wildlife, because it is a totally unique type of photography. The lighting and shutter speed for a macro flower shot is not the same that you'd need for a bird in flight or a kangaroo jumping across a field. Mix together this fantastic info with the many years of experience that the Gerlachs have shooting and teaching and the absolutely jaw-dropping images and you really do have a perfect storm for a book"--
Photography

Creative Garden Photography

Author: Harold Davis

Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.

ISBN:

Category: Photography

Page: 360

View: 144

Make great photos of flowers, gardens, landscapes and the beautiful world around us

Gardens are everywhere, all around us. In this long-awaited guide to garden photography, noted botanical photographer and author Harold Davis tackles the subject of garden photography with an expansive brush. In this book, you’ll find techniques for photographing extreme macro subjects while becoming a better landscape photographer. From tiny flowers to vast landscapes, your photography can be enhanced using the techniques you will discover in Creative Garden Photography.

What is a garden? The topic of garden photography encompasses a huge range of photographic styles and techniques that can be applied to almost any kind of photography. Learn to use this toolset from one of the acknowledged modern masters of photography.

    • Explore gardens, types of gardens, and how best to photograph them
    • Create stunning floral macros and high-key imagery
    • Learn techniques for adding impressionism to your photos
    • Use light and creative exposures to enhance your imagery
    • Master close-up focusing, depth-of-field, and focus stacking
    • Create your own custom field studio “in a bucket”
    • Complete exposure data and the story behind every photo

“My goal as a photography teacher and writer about photography is to inspire and to help you become the best and most creative photographer and image-maker that you can be.”
—Harold Davis

“Harold Davis’s etherial floral arrangements have a purity and translucence that borders on the spiritual.”
Popular Photo Magazine

“Davis is a pioneer and a new art form—part photographer, part digital illusionist.”
Rangefinder Magazine

“Harold Davis’s Creative Photography series is a great way to start a photography library.”
PhotoFidelity



TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

ENTERING THE GARDEN
Understanding Gardens
Garden Styles and Purposes
Different Kinds of Garden Photography
Garden Purpose and Design Informs Photography


OF LIGHT AND GARDEN
Sunrise, Sunset, Blue Hours, Golden Hour

ON LOCATION: THE ROMANTIC GARDEN, SCHWETZINGEN AT SUNRISE, GERMANY

ON THE IPHONE: SNAPSEED

USING A TRIPOD
Using a Tripod for More Creative Options
Tripods for Garden Photography: Materials, Legs, Types of Heads
Tripod Tips and Tricks


BLENDING EXPOSURES TO EXTEND RANGE

BLACK AND WHITE IN THE GARDEN
Photographing the Zen Garden

ON LOCATION: IMPERIAL GARDENS OF OLD NARA, JAPAN

CONVERTING TO BLACK AND WHITE

IMPRESSIONISTIC PHOTOGRAPHY
Camera in Motion
Subject in Motion with Camera Stationary
Creative Exposures
In-Camera Multiple Exposures
Post-Production


ON LOCATION: PHOTOGRAPHING MONET'S GIVERNY, FRANCE

ON THE IPHONE: WATERLOGUE

FOCUSING ON REPETITION
Compositions with Repeating Garden Elements and Patterned Spaces
Best Practices in Focus
Depth of Field


ON LOCATION: THE PARC DE SCEAUX, FRANCE

FOCUS STACKING

DRAGONFLIES, BEES, AND WASPS
Stopping Motion
Getting Close
Dealing with Those that Sting
Auxiliary Lighting: Reflectors, Macro Strobes, LED Lighting


WATER DROPS AND SPIDER WEBS
Refractions in Close-Up Photography
Spider-Web Studio


MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY GEAR

GARDENS OF THE MIND

PRINTING GARDEN PHOTOS

NOTES & RESOURCES
Off-Beat Garden Photography Tools
Places to Practice Garden Photography
Recommended iPhone Apps for Garden Photography
iPhone Workflow
ImageBlender


NOTES AND RESOURCES
GLOSSARY
INDEX

The Secret To Photographing Hummingbirds

Author: Gabriel Mate

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 46

View: 247

Hummingbirds are a beautiful animal and also a challenge for photographers. This book focuses on the Ruby the Mid Atlantic hummingbird but applies to all species in North America. This book will show you how to draw hummingbirds into your camera lens, and will give you the basics and professionalism of how to get a good shot. This book is full of pictures and diagrams to help you choose the right supplies, choose the best plants, and lure hummingbirds into your balcony or backyard. Even if you're not in the Middle Atlantic, the advice on feed and then photography will be invaluable. Buy it right now
Photography

The Basic Book of Digital Photography

Author: Tom Grimm

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: Photography

Page: 528

View: 940

The ultimate, up-to-the-minute digital photography handbook-from the authors of the bestselling Basic Book of Photography. The Basic Book of Digital Photography is the definitive guide to the expansive world of digital photography from two of the field's most established authorities. The Grimms' classic guide, The Basic Book of Photography, has sold over 400,000 copies since the first edition was published in 1974. Now they are steering photographers through the new era of digital imaging. This comprehensive handbook covers how to compose the best shots with cameras from point-and-shoot to the increasingly popular SLR (single lens reflex) models-and even cell phone cameras- and takes readers through the steps to improve, display, and preserve their images. The guide includes over 400 photos and illustrations, an extensive glossary and addresses everything from choosing a digital camera to storing files and printing photos. An indispensable accessory for amateur shutterbugs or dedicated professionals, this is the one handbook no digital photographer will want to do without.
Photography

The Complete Guide to Bird Photography

Author:

Publisher: Amherst Media, Inc

ISBN:

Category: Photography

Page: 128

View: 623

Birding is a popular pastime, and more enthusiasts than ever are taking up the task of photographing the winged wonders they encounter in the field. In this book, author Jeffrey Rich discusses the tools you will need to increase the odds that you’ll be prepared to capture technically correct, sharply focused, artful, evocative images. He also shares tips for reading bird behavior, attracting birds, and using hides to improve the odds of capturing sought-after images of even the most elusive subjects. Next, you will investigate some Lightroom and Photoshop edits you can use to make the most of your photographs. Finally, you’ll find discussions on the ethics of bird photography and will read tips for making the most of your bird photography while traveling in the US and abroad, sharing your images, and using your images to educate the public and raise awareness for bird/nature conservation.
Biography & Autobiography

He Saw a Hummingbird

Author: Norma Lee Browning

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 168

View: 868

Despite severe diabetes, Russell Ogg was a successful photographer who traveled worldwide with his wife, journalist Norma Lee Browning. He's always been able to cope with anything, but when diabetes began to rob him of his sight, "it was like a violinist losing his fingers." When Norma Lee saw him sitting day after day on the patio of their home in Palm Springs, slumped in despair, his sightless eyes fixed on nothing, she too became depressed. But a miracle was about to happen. Then suddenly a red hummingbird appeared that changed their lives. Norma Lee frankly describes her doubts and the errors she made in identifying the birds her husband tried to photograph. She also concludes, from her close observation of the hummers, that "the experts" are wrong on many counts. But the miracle that provides the heart-warming conclusion to this unusual story involves Russell Ogg's eyesight. His sight improved. His eye doctor said he saw better than it was possible for him to see. "There is no way to explain medically how he does it ... his photographs tell us something about the magnificence of man." His inspiring story is a testament to human courage and hope.
Photography

Mastering Bird Photography

Author: Marie Read

Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.

ISBN:

Category: Photography

Page: 340

View: 952

In Mastering Bird Photography: The Art, Craft, and Technique of Photographing Birds and Their Behavior, acclaimed bird photographer and author Marie Read shares techniques and stories behind her compelling images, offering fresh insights into making successful bird photographs, whether you’re out in the field or in the comfort of your own backyard.

In this richly illustrated book, you’ll learn how to be in the right place at the right time and how to obtain tack sharp portraits. Marie then teaches you to take your skills to the next level in order to capture action shots, illustrate birds in their habitats, and portray birds in evocative and artistic ways.

Building on basic technical topics such as camera choice, lens choice, and camera settings, Marie reveals how fieldcraft, compositional decisions, and knowledge of bird behavior contribute greatly to a successful bird photograph. Captions for the over 400 images contained in the book provide details on the equipment used, as well as camera settings. Throughout the book, bird behavior insights provide bird photographers of all skill levels a wealth of essential insider information that will help you produce images that stand out from the crowd.

Topics include:

  • Equipment and accessories
  • Focus, exposure, and light
  • Composition and creativity
  • Bird photography ethics
  • Capturing bird behavior
  • Storytelling images
  • Action and in-flight shots
  • Backyard photo studio
  • Weather, water, and mood
  • Top bird photo sites in North America
  • Basic image editing
  • …and much more

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  • Nature

    Hummingbirds

    Author: Crawford H. Greenewalt

    Publisher: Courier Corporation

    ISBN:

    Category: Nature

    Page: 162

    View: 904

    Definitive study of 65 known species of hummingbird: physical characteristics, habitat, behavior and flight dynamics, much more. Magnificently illustrated complete text containing much groundbreaking information. Published under the auspices of The American Museum of Natural History. 75 full-color photographs. 163 black-and-white illustrations. Index. Maps. Graphs. Diagrams.
    Photography

    Digital Landscape Photography

    Author: John and Barbara Gerlach

    Publisher: CRC Press

    ISBN:

    Category: Photography

    Page: 208

    View: 187

    Photographing landscape with a film camera is different than with a digital camera. There are several books on the market that cover landscape photography, but none of them are specifically for the digital photographer. This book is what you are looking for! Digital Landscape Photography covers: * equipment such as accessories and lenses * exposure from shutter speed to common mistakes * shooting * light and its importance * composing your perfect photo * printing * and a special section on specific subjects such as waterfalls and sunrises Digital Landscape Photography, written by experts that have been shooting outdoors for decades, is a fresh look at current ways to shoot landscapes by making the most of digital format.
    Photography

    Photographer's Market 2018

    Author: Noel Rivera

    Publisher: Penguin

    ISBN:

    Category: Photography

    Page: 608

    View: 222

    Discover Powerful Secrets of Successful Photographers Thousands of successful photographers have trusted Photographer's Market as a resource for growing their businesses. This edition contains the most comprehensive and up-to-date market contacts for working professional photographers today: magazines, book publishers, greeting card companies, stock agencies, advertising firms, photo contests, and more. In addition to the more than 1,500 individually verified contacts, 2018 Photographer's Market includes: • Up-to-date information on how to start and run a photography business, including how to find clients, who to contact to submit your photos, what types of photos they need, and how to submit both digital and film images • Markets for fine art photographers, including hundreds of galleries and art fairs, magazine and book publishers, contests, and more • Informative articles on business topics, such as maintaining records, customers service, trends in photography, gallery partnerships, and what makes a photo marketable • Inspiring and informative interviews with successful professionals, including wedding, concept, fashion and magazine photographers
    Photography

    2017 Photographer's Market

    Author: Noel Rivera

    Publisher: Penguin

    ISBN:

    Category: Photography

    Page: 688

    View: 837

    The successful photographer's secret! Thousands of successful photographers have trusted Photographer's Market as a resource for growing their businesses. This edition contains the most comprehensive and up-to-date market contacts for working photographers today: magazines, book publishers, greeting card companies, stock agencies, advertising firms, contests, and more. In addition to the more than 1,500 individually verified contacts, 2017 Photographer's Market includes: • A FREE 1-year subscription to ArtistsMarketOnline.com, where you can search industry contacts, track your submissions, get the latest photography news, and much more (NOTE: the free subscription only comes with the print version) • Up-to-date information on how to start and run a photography business, including how to find clients, who to contact to submit your photos, what types of photos they need, and how to submit both digital and film images • Markets for fine art photographers, including hundreds of galleries and art fairs • Informative articles on business topics, such as submitting to galleries, creating a business plan, networking with other photographers, improving your portfolio, and more • Inspiring and informative interviews with successful professionals, including wedding, magazine, and commercial photographers
    Nature

    World of Hummingbirds

    Author: Erik Hanson

    Publisher: Stackpole Books

    ISBN:

    Category: Nature

    Page: 160

    View: 415

    Engaging natural history information for a general audience on one of the most beloved groups of birds, including tips on attracting and watching hummingbirds. Stunning photographs of common North American and exotic world species. Explains the details of the tiny hummingbird's amazing twice-yearly migration.