Secrets to Making Great Pictures

Secrets to Making Great Pictures

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by Peter K. Burian, Peter Burian, Robert Caputo, Bob Caputo
     
 

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An updated, accessible guide to photography from two leading experts in the field, the National Geographic Photography Field Guide appeals to both aficionados and amateurs with its encyclopedia coverage of everything from choosing film to virtual photography. Featuring up-to-the-minute information on new film, filters, cameras, lenses, and advances in digital

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An updated, accessible guide to photography from two leading experts in the field, the National Geographic Photography Field Guide appeals to both aficionados and amateurs with its encyclopedia coverage of everything from choosing film to virtual photography. Featuring up-to-the-minute information on new film, filters, cameras, lenses, and advances in digital photography as well as step-by-step instruction, this revised guide is an indispensable tool for creating superb pictures.

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.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
Written by two National Geographic writer/photographers, this fairly comprehensive introduction to taking photographs details basic equipment (cameras, lenses, and other gear), film, light, composition, exposure metering, electronic flash, subjects for 35mm photography, special situations (underwater and aerial photography), and computer imaging. But perhaps the most interesting and informative sections of the book are the profiles of Sam Abell, William Albert Allard, Annie Griffiths Belt, David Alan Harvey, James L. Stanfield, Michael Yamashita, and other notable photographers. The book concludes with helpful information on travel, photography publications, websites, and other resources. As one would expect, it is amply illustrated with exquisite, high-impact, color images made on location. This substantial book aimed at photographers looking for practical advice from the pros is highly recommended for public and academic libraries.--Raymond Bial, Parkland Coll. Lib., Champaign, IL Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780792256762
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Publication date:
05/06/2003
Series:
National Geographic Photography Field Guides
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
5.44(w) x 8.46(h) x 0.63(d)

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Guest More than 1 year ago
Covers camera, lens, film, filter and lighting basics. Plus nearly half the book provides examples of how the pros handle over a dozen common and not so common photographic situations. Outstanding illustrations, almost all in color. And there's even an introduction to digital imaging; just enough to get oriented. I teach photography at a community college. Most of my students are pragmatists who just want to do it. What I want in a text book is direct presentation of what you need to know to do it right, along with a sampling of photographs that are likely to inspire the novice to shoot some great shots right from the get go. This book is just about perfect for an introductory course.