Teach Yourself Fine Art Photography

Fine art photography is one of the most difficult genres to define. Everyone has their own interpretation and that is what makes it an incredibly exciting genre. It all begins with a concept. Fine art photography is a way of expressing a message or emotion. It is a way of pushing boundaries and creating more than just a photograph, and a way of creating a piece of art that would not look out of place on the wall of a gallery.

Teach Yourself Fine Art Photography introduces you to the idea of fine art photography and explains how to go from concept to execution. Discover how to refine your compositions, shoot stunningly striking black and white imagery, impactful portraits and tasteful nudes. Learn from the informative features and follow the in-depth shooting and editing tutorials that will help you to produce high-quality professional looking captures. If that wasn’t enough, hear from four experienced photographers about why they got into the genre and how they develop and produce a successful body of work.

Mastering the Model Shoot: Everything a Photographer Needs to Know Before, During, and After the Shoot

For the first time ever, world-famous photographer and fashion lighting instructor Frank Doorhof takes you behind the scenes to reveal every step of his model-photography workflow–the same workflow that has made him a hero to photographers around the world thanks to his practical, budget conscious, no-nonsense approach.

In this groundbreaking book, Frank starts right at the beginning with how to find models, find great locations, work with backgrounds (you’ll be amazed at his tricks for creating stunning backgrounds for just a few bucks), and work by yourself or with a team (stylist, hair stylist, and makeup artist) to create an image that will get your photography noticed. Then, it’s on to an in-depth look at the lighting setups and looks that made Frank famous (complete with diagrams and detailed explanations).

You’ll see how Frank lights his images (you’ll be shocked at how simple most of his lighting setups are and you’ll be able to create these same setups yourself), plus he covers the critical little stuff nobody else is talking about, including: how to calibrate your monitor (and why it’s so important); how to use a color target to nail your color every single time; and why (and how) to use a light meter to get consistent, reproducible lighting each and every shoot.

Frank also shares his own retouching techniques through step-by-step tutorials, and he takes you from start to finish through a number of different looks so you can see exactly how it’s done, and recreate these same looks yourself. If you’ve ever wished there was one book that covers it all, the whole process of photographing models from start to finish, not leaving anything out, then this is the book for you.

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Mastering the Model Shoot: Everything a Photographer Needs to Know Before, During, and After the Shoot

by Frank Doorhof

Digital Photography – The Complete Guide 2017

Overview: Photography has been with us since the 1800s. It actually means ‘drawing with light’ and to become a better photographer, you need to know how to work with light to get those shots. A modern camera can do most of the thinking for you and take a snap, but to turn a snap into a masterpiece, you need to take control of both the camera and the light and understand how they work together.

Love photography?
If you’re passionate about your craft, or someone who wants to take it to the next level, our guide has something for everyone. We have many tips and guides about equipment, techniques, and becoming more creative. Delve deeper into the world of photography and you’ll discover there’s more to it than you thought possible. You can finesse your core skills and then go have some fun on a creative project.
Let’s get technical
This guide is designed to provide fresh insights behind the main technical aspects of photography that ultimately will let you flourish and become more confident and creative. All the main areas are covered including exposure, metering, composition and flash lighting. We also delve into some of the more advanced ideas behind hyperfocal distance and the inversesquare law.
New creative ideas
When you’re ready, we have a collection of projects that we hope will fire up your creativity and get you excited about trying new things and exploring new photographic techniques. From promo photography for a rock band, creating your own custom bokeh images, to tips on how to make the most of the photographic potential of the winter months, it’s all here. Take a fresh look at your photography and get inspired.
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Digital Photography – The Complete Guide 2017
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