Understanding Shutter Speed

Understanding Shutter Speed

The first book in the Understanding Photography series, Understanding Exposure, was a runaway best-seller, with more than 250,000 copies sold. Now author Bryan Peterson brings his signature style to another important photography topic: shutter speed. With clear, jargon-free explanations of terms and techniques, plus compelling “before-and-after” photos that pair a mediocre image (created using the wrong shutter speed) with a great image (created using the right shutter speed), this is the definitive practical guide to mastering an often-confusing subject. Topics include freezing and implying motion, panning, zooming, exposure, Bogen Super Clamps, and rendering motion effects with Photoshop, all with helpful guidance for both digital and film formats. Great for beginners and serious amateurs, Understanding Shutter Speed is the definitive handy guide to mastering shutter speed for superb results.

Creative Shutter Speed

Master the Art of Motion Capture

Creative Shutter Speed

A unique guide to creative shutter speed techniques, illustrated with striking full-color examples Along with available light and aperture, shutter speed is one of the variables that determine exposure–the amount of light that reaches the camera's sensor. Set on automatic modes, cameras typically attempt to reduce or eliminate blur in a picture. But by manipulating shutter speed creatively, photographers can achieve a range of striking motion blur or stop-action effects. Using an array of inspiring photographs depicting people, wildlife, and landscapes, Creative Power of Shutter Speed explains how to "read" the light and movement in a potential photograph and identify the best shutter speed for the desired effect.

Exposure and Lighting for Digital Photographers Only

Exposure and Lighting for Digital Photographers Only

Even with digital cameras and automatic exposure, lighting and exposure remain the most difficult element to master in the quest for quality photography Written by a professional photographer for photographers, this book provides real-world advice to help photographers achieve true creative control over lighting and exposure Includes scores of lighting diagrams, techniques, and stunning full-color photographs showing readers how to take their digital photos to the next level The Photo Marketing Association International (PMA) estimates that about 20 million digital cameras were sold in 2005, accounting for 82 percent of total camera sale Analysts estimate that there will be 5.2 million digital SLRs sold in 2006

The Elements of Photography

Understanding and Creating Sophisticated Images

The Elements of Photography

The greatly revised and expanded edition of The Elements of Photography is a new kind of textbook for a new generation of photographers. Moving far beyond the usual technical manual, Angela Faris Belt dives deep into merging technique and vision, allowing you to master craft while adding meaning to your images. Here you'll really learn to see photographically, expand your creative and conceptual use of apertures and shutter speeds, and choose the right media to create the look and feel you want.

Teach Yourself VISUALLY Digital Photography

Teach Yourself VISUALLY Digital Photography

All-new update to this complete photography guide-over 125 photography tasks explained! Teach Yourself VISUALLY Digital Photography, Fourth Edition is a brand new take by a brand new author and professional photographer, who packs this book with heaps of essential tasks and new photos. Step-by-step screen shots show you best practices for completing more than 125 digital photography activities, including composing and lighting pictures; mixing and matching focus and lens settings; cropping, resizing, and sharpening photos; and enhancing photos with software. You'll find great tips and tricks for capturing your best photos and turning them into impressive prints and photo-based projects. As digital photography technology and photo-editing software evolve, so do the latest digital photography techniques Explores essential digital photography concepts, including composition, lighting, focus, sharpening, and enhancing photos with photo-editing software Demonstrates through step-by-step instructions and numerous, full-color screen shots and photos, so you can see exactly how to perform tasks Offers tips and tricks to help you make the best captures and turn them into impressive prints and photo-based projects See how to produce your best digital photographs ever with this easy-to-follow visual guide!

Mastering Digital Cameras

Understanding Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO and Exposure Time for Capturing Amazing Shots

Mastering Digital Cameras

How amazing will you feel if you take up your camera and capture stunning photographs? Definitely you will feel quite amazing! But do you know that you cannot capture stunning photographs if you do not understand the three key concepts of exposure? These are namely the: -Aperture -Exposure time -And ISO sensitivity Your knowledge of the principles behind these three concepts and your ability to shoot great shots will set you ahead of other photographers due to your unique techniques which this book offers you. "Mastering Digital Cameras" is your special handy tool to mastering special photography skills. Not only are the various chapters properly explained but also you will find this guide very interactive. It will save you from not running the risk of wasting a great deal of time trying to figure out what to do with your camera. Understand how your camera works and save yourself of all the frustrations and confusions that come with your camera manual. With this easy-to-follow guide, your solid foundation of photographic knowledge and everything you need to know to create stunning images is guaranteed. This book will double your photographic confidence from the get go. Would you like to create images that are fascinating, stunning and sharp without blur? Would you like to capture amazing shots? Then, waste no more time. This is the book you need to get your photography skills right. What's more? Order your copy of this informative guide today to perfect your photography techniques on the go.

Photopedia

The Ultimate Digital Photography Resource (Adobe Reader)

Photopedia

Photopedia: The Ultimate Digital Photography Resource Whether you own a low-cost point-and-shoot camera or an expensive digital SLR, great photographs are within your reach–with the help of this book. Photopedia: The Ultimate Digital Photography Resource shows you everything you need to know to take great-looking digital photos, from basic camera operation to advanced Photoshop techniques. Photopedia’s easy-to-read text, accompanied by colorful photographic examples, leads you step-by-step from choosing the right digital camera to taking impressive pictures to printing your photos and sharing them via the Web. Photopedia includes detailed instructions for taking all kinds of different photos. Want to take an attractive portrait, or a stunning action shot? Or perhaps you just want to capture shots on your upcoming vacation, or shoot some product photos for eBay? Whatever type of photo you want to take, you’ll learn how in this book. Read the text, look at the pictures, and then start shooting! HERE’S SOME OF WHAT’S COVERED INSIDE: • Choosing the right digital camera • Learning your camera’s functions and controls • Selecting essential camera accessories • Using different lenses and filters • Mastering essential photographic techniques, such as composition, lighting, color, exposure, and focus • Choosing the best photo editing software • Using Photoshop to edit and enhance your photos • Shooting the perfect photo–from portraits to still life • All aspects of digital photography from equipment, composition, digital darkroom/editing, and output. • Shooting in black and white • Storing, managing, and printing your photos Michael Miller has written more than 75 nonfiction how-to books, including Que’s iPodpedia: The Ultimate iPod and iTunes Resource, Googlepedia: The Ultimate Google Resource, Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Computer Basics, Tricks of the eBay Masters, and Bad Pics Fixed Quick. Learn more at his website: www.molehillgroup.com. Category: Digital Photography User Level: Beginner to Advanced

Understanding Exposure

How to Shoot Great Photographs With Any Camera

Understanding Exposure

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.

The Beginner's Guide to Underwater Digital Photography

The Beginner's Guide to Underwater Digital Photography

Simplifying the seemingly difficult and expensive art of underwater photography, this accessible investigation outlines the four elements of success: focus, exposure, composition, and subject. Beginning with an overview of necessary diving skills, this survey reviews these four categories in detail, depicting how to obtain superior results even without the latest and greatest equipment. Maintenance and first-aid tactics are presented as well, reducing the chance of disappointing malfunctions during a dive. Also covered is the importance of developing a photography plan beforehand—both for the safety of the divers and the protection of the underwater environment. Concluding with post-shoot techniques for choosing the best frames, cropping photos for printing, and the top methods of presentation, this examination demonstrates how underwater images can be used to share the world of diving while promoting important conservation efforts.

Bryan Peterson's Understanding Photography Field Guide

Bryan Peterson's Understanding Photography Field Guide

Everything you need to know in one take-anywhere field guide! This all-in-one guide from renowned photographer, instructor, and author Bryan Peterson will help you take better photos anytime, anywhere–with any camera. Want to finally understand exposure? Interested in learning to "see" and composing your images more creatively? Ready to master the magic of light? It’s all here, the techniques every amateur photographer needs to take better nature, landscape, people, and close-up photos. You’ll even get creative techniques, like making "rain" and capturing "ghosts," and practical advice on gear, equipment, and postprocessing software. Filled with Bryan’s inspirational photographs, this is the one essential guide for every camera bag.