Beautifully illustrated and clearly written with the minimum of jargon, Creative Digital Photography is an inspiring and informative guide for everyone interested in creative image-making.
Photographic technology has reached new heights of sophistication, so you can produce technically perfect photographs more easily than ever before. Unfortunately, no matte how clever a camera is, it's still a tool and can only do what you tell it to do - so if you want to produce anything more than mere record shots, you need to use your imagination and apply a little photographic magic.
The Creative Photography Handbook provides all the magic you will need, Written and illustrated by bestselling author Lee Frost, it sets out an exciting selection of creative techniques and subject ideas to to help you produce inspiring, innovative images.
Whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced photographer looking for something to spice up your picture-taking, The Creative Photography Handbook will prove to be an invaluable sourcebook of ideas and effects.
Creative darkroom techniques: tone line, solarisation, tone separation, tone elimination, and combination printing are growing in popularity among photographers with enquiring minds who want to experiment beyond the basics of developing and printing. They can be used in design of all kinds, in graphic art, in op-Art and in other experimental art forms.
This book is devoted to these derived processes - in comprehensive detail. The problems of exposure, development and registration normally associated with them are helpfully simplified by the author's logical approach, and details are given for the construction of any equipment needed.
A special feature is the author's system whereby effects can be carried out under controlled conditions; this means that it is possible to repeat them with precision, and to obtain the same results twice ceases to be a hit or miss affair.
The lone worker will find here practical answers to his questions and clear directions as to how to tackle technical problems. Advanced students and experienced photographers will welcome the fresh and stimulating ideas, new methods and short cuts to established processes. Amateurs will gain much satisfaction from achieving unusual and attractive pictures both for their own pleasure and for exhibition.
The text is illustrated with examples and explanatory diagrams which show how each stage in the evolution of an image is achieved.
Covering a broad range of topics related to the use of the 35mm camera, Woolley presents innumerable bits of valuable information, both theoretical and practical in nature.
Ian Bradshaw is a British-born photographer whose work appears in books and magazines published internationally. In Pro Techniques of Creative Photography he explains the simple, but thoughtful, techniques that have brought him award-winning success. The book features a selection of his best and boldest work to show how you can take better pictures.
Learn the know-how of creative photography. Probe into the mind of the professional photographer. How to think the shot through before you press the shutter button - or even before you leave home.
With beautiful and inspiring step-by-step photos, Pro Techniques of Creative Photography shows how a picture builds in the photographer's mind. It covers the most popular photographic situations - portraiture, still-life, glamour, sports and action, travel, children, animals, and more.
Analyze the techniques of every shot by considering the six key questions of creative photography: WHO? WHAT? WHERE? WHEN? WHY? and HOW? With the answers - and this book - you can take more creative pictures right away.
The Tao is an ancient Chinese guide to living in harmony with the universe. This age-old philosophy is still immensely popular today, and is seen by many as a route to greater fulfillment in their 21st-century lives. Using Taoist concepts, Tao of Photography aims to breathe new life into the photographic manual.
Unlike other introductions to photography, Tao of Photography treats the subject as a unified process - for example, exposure cannot be properly considered without reference at the same time to development or even tot he scanning process. The radical approach of Tao of Photography offers a new balance that makes sense of the latest technologies through the poetic, potent words of ancient wisdom. It explains the process using the easy to-grasp notions of the operation of opposites and the need to find a middle way. Applied to photography, these shine fresh light on technique and lead the way to a richer enjoyment of the whole process.
For an explanation of how Taoist concepts can provide the photographer with a useful and practical way on how and what to photography,the book covers the basic grounding in technical matters with a unique discussion of the concept and practicalities of inspiration and creativity. There then follows sections that feature photographs and projects that aim to inspire by demonstration, showing the steps that lead up to the final choice or creation of an image.
In harmony with our times, Tao of Photography opens the door to a new age of photography.