But what are the ingredients for a successful architectural photograph? What equipment do you need? How can you improve your images in your digital darkroom? Why does a building look different in reality than in a photographic image? In this book you will find the answers to these questions and much more.
Author Adrian Schulz-both an architect and a photographer by training-uses real-world projects to teach you how to:
Capture outstanding images of buildings, inside and outChoose the right equipment and use it effectivelyCompose architectural shotsWork with ambient and artificial lightProcess images in an efficient workflow based on Adobe PhotoshopThis book is a step-by-step guide to architectural photography for both the aspiring amateur photographer interested in architectural photography and the professional photographer wanting to expand his skills in this domain. Moreover, architects themselves will find this book motivating and inspiring.
This second edition has been extensively revised and includes 80 new images and illustrations, as well as an expanded chapter on shooting interior spaces. Also included is an updated discussion of post-processing techniques and the latest technical developments in the world of photography. With this book, you will learn a variety of creative tips, tricks, and guidelines for making the perfect architectural image.
But to take full advantage of a digital camera, you need to be an experienced photographer and an expert at digital photography too. With more than 15 years of experience as a photojournalist, author Derrick Story brings you Digital Photography Pocket Guide, 3rd Edition. For everyone who owns or will own a digital camera (and that pretty much means everyone!), this is the perfect on-the-go guide for taking top-notch digital photos.
In this third edition of the bestselling pocket guide, Story expands on the basic photography techniques that he introduced in earlier editions, including an explanation of each camera component and what it does, tips for choosing just the right settings for your needs, and much more. This indispensable guide covers everything from how to shoot sports action, close ups, and night shots, to dealing with image resolution, archiving, and memory cards.
Affordable and portable, Digital Photography Pocket Guide, 3rd Edition offers full-color photographs, screen shots, and line art illustrating all the topics in the guide's three main sections ("Digital Camera Components," "Standard Camera Functions," and "How Do I?"). Contents are labeled A to Z for quick reference. There's also a comprehensive table of contents and index so you'll waste no time flipping to the specific information you need--whether you want to transfer images, make a QuickTime movie, or just figure out what purpose that mystery setting on your camera serves. There's even a section of easy-to-read reference tables for quick look-up of white balance settings, exposure compensation, camera mode explanations, and plenty more.
With this book in hand, you will quickly master this camera’s exciting features as you explore the world of digital photography, improve your skills, develop your creativity, and take great photographs with your a68/ILCA-68.
Filled with detailed how-to steps and full-color illustrations, David Busch's Sony Alpha a68/ILCA-68 Guide to Digital Photography covers every feature of this camera in depth, from taking your first photos through advanced details of setup, exposure, lens selection, lighting, and more, and relates each feature to specific photographic techniques and situations. Also included is a handy camera "roadmap" chapter, an easy-to-use visual guide to the camera's features and controls. Learn when to use every option and, more importantly, when not to use them, by following the author’s recommended settings for each menu entry. With best-selling photographer and mentor David Busch as your guide, you'll quickly have full creative mastery of your camera’s capabilities, whether you're shooting on the job or for fun, or you’re an advanced enthusiast exploring full HD movie making for the first time. Start building your knowledge and confidence, while bringing your vision to light with the Sony a68/ILCA-68.
Learn at your own pace as this practical, comprehensive course helps you develop your key photographic techniques. Contents include: step-by-step projects on exposure, aperture, lenses, light, filters, colour, black and white and image enhancement; plus professional secrets and stunning shots from around the world.
The fully interactive and project-based approach of Collins Complete Photography Course will help you to raise both your camera confidence and your level of photography.
Filled with detailed how-to steps and full-color illustrations, David Busch’s Nikon D500 Guide to Digital SLR Photography describes every feature of this sophisticated camera in depth, from taking your first photos through advanced details of setup, exposure, lens selection, lighting, and more. It relates each feature to specific photographic techniques and situations. Also included is the handy camera “roadmap,” an easy-to-use visual guide to the D500’s features and controls. Learn when to use every option and, more importantly, when not to use them, by following the author’s recommended settings for every menu entry. With bestselling photographer and mentor David Busch as your guide, you’ll quickly have full creative mastery of your camera’s capabilities, whether you’re shooting on the job, taking pictures as an advanced enthusiast, or just out for fun. Start building your knowledge and confidence, while bringing your vision to light with the Nikon D500.
In addition to helping you choose the right equipment and settings to optimize your shoot for HDR, the book explains how to use post-processing software to create natural-looking photographs, blend source images with layer masks, and establish an efficient workflow. By teaching you to effectively use all the most important tools of HDR, it will expand the scope of your portfolio and allow you to create images that you never thought were possible.
Key features include:
What to look for when choosing a camera for HDR
Description of gear that is important to the HDR photographer
How to use the HDR software applications Photomatix and SNS-HDR Pro to achieve natural-looking results
Discussion of blending multiple source images using simple masks and techniques
An in-depth examination of the use of Luminance Masks for blending and editing bracketed images to a photorealistic composite
Guide to workflow, from organizing images on the computer to pre-merge editing of RAW files using both Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Bridge
The use of black-and-white in HDR and image-blending, including ways to convert color images to black-and-white
I capitoli finali, propongono invece un corso avanzato e professionale per imparare le più innovative tecniche fotografiche digitali come la QTVR, la panoramica, l'HDR, il light painting, il 3D. I punti di forza di questo corso sono la grande attenzione alle tecniche più moderne, le splendide illustrazioni, le fotografie esplicative e la facile comprensione anche degli argomenti più complessi. Nelle varie versioni è diventato via via più completo.