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Professional photographers Peter K. Burian and Robert Caputo reveal every secret and component involved in creating photos, including the basics of composition, color, and light; manipulating film, exposure, and shutter speeds; coping with situations from weather to fast-moving subjects; techniques for shooting architecture, close-ups, portraits, and underwater adventures; plus a new section explaining black and white photography—all in a user-friendly and easy-to-reference format. With exquisite images and useful tips from award-winning professionals, this inspiring and informative volume illustrates the keys to turning everyday situations into vibrant visual moments to cherish forever.
ESSENTIAL BASICS 8
Getting Started With Photography 10
Electronic Flash And Accessories 92
Film: The Photographer's Palette 112
Exposure And Exposure Metering 134
Gear And Maintenance 150
A WORLD OF SUBECTS 160
Art and Photojournalism 168
Beyond the Barriers 190
Getting Close to People 210
Making History Come Alive 224
Festivals, Parades, And Sports 230
Capturing the Essence 234
Close-Up Photography 240
Motion---Stopping It, Using It 244
Finding the Symbol 250
Evening And Night 256
The Cultural Essay 264
MAKING PHOTOGRAPHS UNDER PRESSURE 270
Visual ImpactUnderwater 274
Working on Wild Turf 294
Environmental Photojournalism 312
COMPUTER AND PHOTOGRAPHY 318
USEFUL INFORMATION 336
Preparing For Travel 336
Displaying And Organizing Your Photographs 339
Web Sites 341
Photography Magazines And Books 342
Glossary Of Terms 344
Posted November 7, 2001
I bought the book with the expectation of learning some advanced techniques that National Geographic photographers use in getting some of the stunning shots shown in the magazine but was sadly mistaken. Any beginning how to book covers the same subject matter. Overpriced for what you get.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 18, 2000
I have only positive things to say about this book. It's portable, easy to understand, logical and intuitive layout, has beautiful pictures with explanations, some of National Geographic's pro photographer's inspiring stories and backgrounds.. an all-around must-have for any person seriously interested in photography. An indispensable, inspiring guide to beginners and pros alike.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 30, 2000
What better group to share their skills and techniques than National Geographic's best photographers. This book is the best I have read on the subject. It is concise, logically layed out and filled with valuable tips on all aspects of photography. It even includes a gray card for metering on the inside covers.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 17, 2000
I have read many books on this subject and found this book to be very straightforward and easy to follow. Photography is only a hobby for me, and this book gave me all the information I needed to take better pictures. I originally checked out this book at a local library and liked it so well I bought my own copy! This is also the first book I've seen that addresses digital cameras.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 10, 2000
This book is a wealth of info for the photographer, regardless of ability. The information is very clearly presented. It is not only a good addition to your library but because of its compact size you will probably end up adding it to your camera bag.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.