Secrets to Making Great Picturesby Peter K. Burian, Peter Burian, Robert Caputo, Bob Caputo
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 photographyall 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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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.