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.
Filled with detailed how-to steps and full-color illustrations, David Busch's Nikon D3400 Guide to Digital Photography covers all the camera's features 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 the handy visual guide to the D3400, with close-up photos and descriptions of the camera's essential features and controls. Learn when to use each option and, more importantly, when not to use them, by following the author’s recommended settings for every 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, as an advanced enthusiast, or are just out for fun. Start building your knowledge and confidence, while bringing your vision to light with the Nikon D3400 today.
Part one looks at the cameras, the lenses and other hardware accessories, explains the technology behind them and helps you choose exactly what you need. Part two explores the art of photography itself, from composing a shot to considerations such as depth of field, focus or exposure. It also examines a series of themes such as landscapes, weddings and holidays providing tips and ideas for how to photograph them. Part three moves into the "digital darkroom." Here, expert instruction will give you the confidence to correct common problems and get the most out of your images, while a series of masterclasses focuses on professional image manipulation techniques and artistic effects, breaking them down into step-by-step stages for you to follow. Finally, part four looks at printing your photographs--whether to paper or on to the web. For those interested in taking their photography a little further, it explores building a portfolio and offers advice on copyright and selling your pictures.
In this new, updated edition Doug Harrman includes the very latest developments in digital technology, equipping you with everything you need to become an accomplished 21st-century photographer.
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.
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.