Rather than seeking to replace books on underwater photography, Glass and Water focuses on freediving techniques, equipment and photo opportunities. By carefully choosing or adapting freediving and photographic equipment some early hurdles can be avoided. Using appropriate freediving techniques can increase the length of time available for taking photographs underwater. And by being aware of the possibilities, frustrations can be avoided and good subjects sought out.
Includes photos and/or contributions from Fred Buyle, Sue Flood, Danny Kessler, Dr Anne-Marie Kitchen-Wheeler, Laura Storm, Andrew Sutton, Shane Wasik, and a Foreword by Dan Bolt.
Contents include: Foreword by Dan Bolt; Freediving Equipment for Underwater Photography; Photographic Equipment; Underwater Photography Basics; Challenges and Opportunities for Freedivers; Lungcraft; Finning; Descents and Ascents; Neutral Buoyancy; Hydrodynamics; Safety; Creature by Creature; A Virtual Dive; Behind the Lens. Plus a Glossary of key terms.Reviews
‘A very informative book which will help freedivers improve their images… The nicest surprise for me was the “Virtual Dive” chapter. This chapter alone was worth the price of the book… Glass and Water is obviously aimed at freedivers but scuba divers would also benefit from the content of this book': UWP magazine.
‘It’s most unlikely that you’ll come away without learning something brand new and innovative… I’m very impressed indeed’: Martin Edge. (Read Martin’s full review of Glass and Water here).
‘Glass and Water should be as essential as a pair of fins and a camera for underwater photographers. Mark shares his tremendous expertise … the methodical and well-illustrated techniques will benefit anyone wishing to produce great images in the sea’: Brian Skerry.
The text is supported by images from some of the most beautiful diving areas on Earth. Also included are countless tips and tricks for the beginner and intermediate photographer.
Choosing the right equipmentComposing your imagesWide-angle photographyMacro photographyImage editingCase studiesDiagrams of shooting positionsAn added bonus is the 22-page Guest Gallery featuring images by some of today's most recognized names in underwater photography, including Ernie Brooks, Alex Mustard, Richard Salas, Imran Ahmad, and Eric Cheng.
The abundance of breathtaking underwater images contained in this book is sure to inspire you to plan your next dive.
Foreword by Ernie Brooks.
With Ben Long's creative tips and technical advice, you have the perfect, camera-bag-friendly reference that will help you capture stunning pictures anywhere, anytime. The Nikon D90 Companion will show you how to:Take creative control and go beyond automatic settingsLearn the basic rules of compositionCapture decisive moments, including fast-moving objectsDiscover ways to use a flash indoors and outdoorsLearn about different lenses, and the best time to use themUnderstand the options for shooting RAW, and whether it's right for youUse the D90's ability to shoot high definition video
For all levels of photographers this book provides an easy to follow guide to superb digital SLR photography.
Digital SLR Pocket Guide takes you step by step from choosing the right camera and lenses through to understanding the key functions that produce perfectly exposed photos.
The guide is fully illustrated with sample images and practical shooting tips that show you how to use the most important DSLR controls effectively.
1. DSLR Camera Overview
2. Buying Guide
3. Lenses: The Heart of a System
4. Basic Camera Settings
5. Key Controls – exposure metering, histogram, bracketing, dynamic range
6. Sensitivity and Colour Controls
7. Focusing and Depth of Field
8. Shooting in Live View Mode
9. Why Shoot Raw?
10. Editing and Sharing Photos
It describes the use of lens aperture and depth of field in relation to exposure and outlines the principles of in-camera and hand-held light meters: their strengths, limitations and correct use in a wide variety of lighting situations.
Offering a detailed guide to using exposure for expressive purposes, this is an invaluable reference tool to all students and practitioners of photography.
The second edition includes new images, as well as all new case studies and practical assignments - using examples from a range of international artists. The book has also been updated and restructured to take into account the technical innovations since it first published in 2009.
- Understanding the difference between macro and close-up photography
- Choosing dedicated macro equipment and learning how to use it
- Modifying existing equipment for macro and close-up photography using reversing rings, extension tubes, macro couplers, and diopters
- Creating on-camera, off-camera, and external lighting solutions
- Do-It-Yourself projects for creating a variety of reflectors and diffusers
- Learning an array of macro and close-up shooting techniques
- Mastering the fundamental issues of shooting macro and close-up, such as depth of field, natural and artificial lighting, proper exposure, subject and camera movement, and principles of light and shadow
- Employing elements of art and style for better bokeh, creative focus, unique perspective, inventive exposure, and proper composition
- Processing macro and close-up photographs using editing software
The volume also includes information and links to useful gadgets, equipment, graphics, and online communities relevant to macro and close-up photography.
If you're a new or established photographer, someone interested in a different genre of photography, or someone who has an interest in shooting close-ups, this book will help you learn the basics needed to take beautiful macro and close-up photos.