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.
Becoming an accomplished and competent photographer needs to be approached in three stages: Understand your camera and learn how to drive it; Composition - tune in and understand your subject; Post production - share and print.
Rather than explain every technical function from the outset, the aim of this book is to demystify the jargon and take you, step by step, back to the basic fundamental principals of photography; first putting you in control of the camera which will, in turn, free up the composition and creativity. The more advanced features of the camera and in-depth processes can be explored once the basic principals are understood.
This is a fun, contemporary photography book that will become your essential tool for taking your passion for photography to the next level.
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
Practical, inspiring and informative, Collins Complete Photography Manual takes you from choosing the right camera and understanding what different lenses can achieve, to creating the best possible composition. In addition, key techniques, such as image manipulation, are illustrated with stunning images and accompanied by easy-to-follow jargon-free text.
There are separate sections on different themes, such as landscapes and nature, still life and sports shots, architecture, weddings, animals, and how to take a good portrait. In addition, professional tips throughout help you to avoid potential problems and show you how to get the best out of your camera and raise your level of photography.
This attractive, pocket-sized photography book will give you all the practical and inspirational help you need when out and about taking photographs. Contents include:
BASICS - Getting started
THEMES - What to shoot outdoors
TIME & PLACE - When and where to shoot outdoors
TECHNIQUES - How to shoot outdoors
KIT - What you need to shoot outdoors
BACK-UP - Storing, editing and sending images outdoors