Author: Henry Carroll
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
Photography is now more popular than ever thanks to the rapid development of digital cameras. Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs is for this new wave of DSLR dabblers and users of compact system, and bridge cameras. It contains no graphs, no techie diagrams and no camera club jargon. Instead, it inspires readers through iconic images and playful copy packed with hands-on tips. Split into five sections, the book covers composition, exposure, light, lenses, and seeing. Images taken by master photographers – including Henri Cartier- Bresson, Sebastião Salgado, Fay Godwin, and Martin Parr – serve to illustrate points and encourage readers to try out new ideas. Today's aspiring photographers want immediacy and see photography as an affordable way of expressing themselves quickly and creatively. This book answers that need, teaching readers how to take photographs using professional techniques.
Author: Henry Carroll
Publisher: John Blake
Did you know that when 14 or more zebra are grouped together on the Serengeti Plain, they become visible from space? Or that lightning strikes account for 42% of all giraffe deaths? This hilariously wacky book documents the "findings" of Carroll & Howlett, the world's most illustrious adventure-traveling duo. With beautifully illustrated "facts" interspersed with comical extracts from their expedition log, this book will transport you to a bizarre world where anything is possible. Enter the world of Fourteen Zebra.
Author: Julie Adair King
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Your fun guide to digital photography with any device Whether you're shooting with an inexpensive point-and-shoot camera, a smartphone or tablet, a high-priced contraption, or one of those new-fangled action cameras, it's possible to take your digital photos from good to great by applying a few simple tricks—and Digital Photography For Dummies shows you how! Packed with tips, advice, and insight you won't find in your camera's manual, this friendly guide quickly gets you up to speed on proven photography techniques to help your digital pictures say more than a thousand words! No longer a hobby or profession limited to those with access to fancy and expensive equipment, digital photography is all around us. But if you want to take your shoots a bit more seriously and produce images you'd be proud enough to give as gifts or decorate your home, this friendly guide has you covered. From figuring out how to make the most of your camera's settings to applying exposure tricks the pros use all the time, frame-worthy digital photos are a page—and a click—away. Interpret your camera's settings and apply them for better photos Shoot better portraits, action shots, and low-light photos Collect your photos in a place where you won't lose them Grasp simple digital photography techniques that apply to any kind of camera If you've been experimenting with digital photography for a while or just caught the bug, this new edition of Digital Photography For Dummies is the picture-perfect guide you'll turn to again and again.
Author: Fil Hunter, Steven Biver, Paul Fuqua
Publisher: CRC Press
Photographic lighting is a topic that will never go out of style, no matter how sophisticated cameras and other technology get. Even with the most high-tech gear, photographers still need to put a lot of thought and vision into lighting their photographs in order to get great results. This key skill has the power to dramatically and quickly improve photographs. Light Science and Magic provides you with a comprehensive theory of the nature and principles of light, with examples and instructions for practical application. Featuring photographs, diagrams, and step-by-step instructions, this book speaks to photographers of varying levels. It provides invaluable information on how to light the most difficult subjects, such as surfaces, metal, glass, liquids, extremes (black-on-black and white-on-white), and portraits. This new edition includes: All new chapter titled "Setting Up Your New Studio" A re-vamped and expanded chapter 8 now titled "Making Portraits" New appendix of reliable photo gear sources Over 100 new photographs and informational sidebars Updated information about advances in flash equipment, LED panels and fluorescent lights Styles of lighting continue to change, but the nature of light will always remain the same. Once photographers understand the basic physics of lighting, they can apply that knowledge to a broad range of photographic styles.
Author: Bryan Peterson
Publisher: Amphoto Books
Everything you need to know in one take-anywhere field guide! This all-in-one guide from renowned photographer, instructor, and author Bryan Peterson will help you take better photos anytime, anywhere–with any camera. Want to finally understand exposure? Interested in learning to "see" and composing your images more creatively? Ready to master the magic of light? It’s all here, the techniques every amateur photographer needs to take better nature, landscape, people, and close-up photos. You’ll even get creative techniques, like making "rain" and capturing "ghosts," and practical advice on gear, equipment, and postprocessing software. Filled with Bryan’s inspirational photographs, this is the one essential guide for every camera bag.
Author: Philip G. Zimbardo
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
Discusses why people are susceptible to the power of evil, the ability of group dynamics and situational pressures to transform human behavior, the significance of disobedience, and the true nature of heroism.
Author: Mary Warner Marien
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
Photography Visionaries is an inspiring guide to 75 of the most influential photographers from c.1900 to the present. Entertainingly written by an expert on photography, it provides a fascinating insight into the lives and careers of men and women working in a medium which perhaps more than any other in the visual arts has been deeply affected by technological change. The entries are arranged chronologically, instilling in the reader an understanding of what marks each photographer as a visionary. Each entry is less about providing a full biography of the person and more about creating a sense of excitement regarding their work and the lasting impact that it has had on photography. With the aid of an arresting selection of photographs, some well-known and others less so, this book offers a unique and engaging perspective on the development of photography through some of its most inventive practitioners.
Author: Truman Capote
In Cold Blood reconstructs the 1959 murders of a Kansas farmer, his wife and two of their children. Truman Capote's comprehensive study of the killings and subsequent investigation explores the circumstances surrounding this terrible crime and the effect it had on those involved. At the centre of his study are the amoral young killers Perry Smith and Dick Hickcock, who, vividly drawn by Capote, are shown to be reprehensible yet entirely and frighteningly human. The book that made Capote's name, In Cold Blood is a seminal work of modern prose, a remarkable synthesis of journalistic skill and powerfully evocative narrative. "The best documentary account of an American crime ever written." - New York Times.
Author: Colin Pantall, Zheng Ziyu
Many of Magnum_s most renowned photographers _ beginning with Robert Capa and Henri Cartier-Bresson on assignment in the 1930s _ have been captivated by China. They_ve returned time and again, their fascination growing in line with China_s burgeoning accessibility and international influence. _ both an outstanding photobook and a fascinating social history _ illustrates the agency_s evolving relationship with this increasingly influential nation to give a visually rich, informed photographic account of the country, its people and the changes witnessed over the last nine decades. Chronologically organized to present key periods in the development of the modern state and its associated territories, Magnum China presents in-depth portfolios by individual photographers, accompanied by introductory commentaries on the featured projects and group selections illustrating the diversity of Magnum_s interaction with the region. Supplemented with introductory essays by Jonathan Fenby, historical timelines, lists of photographers_ travels and a fold-out map of China, Magnum China offers detailed and perceptive socio-political, geographical and historical context to complement the outstanding photography of some of the world_s finest photographers.
Author: David DuChemin
Publisher: Pearson Education
The Visual Toolbox: 60 Lessons for Stronger Photographs is author David duChemin's conception of a “curriculum” for the first year of a photography school that doesn't exist, but could. It's what he calls “the bones”—a year's worth of lessons and assignments for photographers who want to do more than just master their cameras; it's for those who want to create photographs. It's for photographers who are stuck and for those having a hard time making it an aesthetic art and not merely a technical craft. The book is targeted at any aspiring, hobbyist, or pro photographer who can benefit from sitting with a photographer and teacher who has learned—and is still learning—these lessons the hard way and wants others to benefit from them. This book is not made up of magic bullets or quick tips, but if the reader studies the book's lessons and completes the assignments, he or she will become a stronger photographer faster than they would by just picking up a bunch of quick tips and platitudes out there in other books. With 60 short “micro¿chapter” lessons, where David pairs an explanation of the concept (“Learn to Isolate”) with an active assignment for the reader to complete, every one of the lessons is a stepping stone to becoming more proficient with the tools of the photographic art, and the means by which the reader can create stronger experiences with their images. Some of these tools are the camera and lens, but many of them have to do with composition, balance, tension, and scale—the tools of the visual language itself—or with being present, perceptive, and learning to see. And they're all practical, get¿out¿there¿and¿do¿it kind of lessons, because in the end one doesn't truly improve her photography by only reading from a book, but from time spent making photographs. This book is a collection of 60 guided steps in that direction.
Author: Andrea G. Stillman, John P. Schaefer
Publisher: Little, Brown
Renowned as America's pre-eminent black-and-white landscape photographer, Ansel Adams began to photograph in color soon after Kodachrome film was invented in the mid 1930s. He made nearly 3,500 color photographs, a small fraction of which were published for the first time in the 1993 edition of ANSEL ADAMS IN COLOR. In this newly revised and expanded edition, 20 unpublished photographs have been added. New digital scanning and printing technologies allow a more faithful representation of Adams's color photography.
Author: Lee Frost
Starting with a technical discussion and then tackling a wide range of themes and lighting situations, this book presents specific guidelines for shooting low-light landscapes, portraits, buildings, carnivals, and more. 200 color, 80 b&w illustrations.
Author: Brassai, Agnes De Gouvion Saint-Cyr
Publisher: Flammarion-Pere Castor
Shortly before his death in 1984, Brassaï explained how the city of Paris had served as an infinite source of inspiration-a unifying theme that characterized each phase of his artistic oeuvre and lay at the very heart of his work. Through 250 photographs, this volume presents the diverse facets of Brassai's beloved Paris: from the nostalgic city that he discovered as a child in the 1900s, to the fleeting and ever-changing graffiti on the city's walls ; from the revelers in the Bohemian bars and clubs during the Années Folles, to his reciprocal artistic exchange with Picasso in their portrayals of 1930s Paris; and finally to Brassai's vision of an eternal Paris, in which he captured everyday Parisians at leisure and elevated the familiar to the sublime.