Shoot to Thrill: A Hard-Boiled Guide to Digital Photography
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Shoot to Thrill: A Hard-Boiled Guide to Digital Photography

by Derek Pell
     
 

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Shoot to Thrill

“If you’re looking for a fresh, offbeat style, you’ll enjoy this book.” --John Nack

If you’re packin’ heat and a D-SLR, SHOOT TO THRILL is like having a bullet-proof vest. Loaded with tips, dames, laughs, tales of noir, and photos shot from the hip!

HARD TIMES, TOUGH TALK, HARD-BOILED

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Shoot to Thrill

“If you’re looking for a fresh, offbeat style, you’ll enjoy this book.” --John Nack

If you’re packin’ heat and a D-SLR, SHOOT TO THRILL is like having a bullet-proof vest. Loaded with tips, dames, laughs, tales of noir, and photos shot from the hip!

HARD TIMES, TOUGH TALK, HARD-BOILED SOLUTIONS

A BOOK TO INSPIRE AMATEURS & PROS ALIKE.

Written in the style of a pulp detective novel, this book goes beyond the mechanics of shooting and teaches us all how to “see” with a fresh vision. Shoot to Thrill teaches creative techniques such as

  • Achieving dramatic film noir lighting
  • Getting the ring flash look (the rage in fashion photography)
  • Experimenting with High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
  • Capturing breaking news, and a lot more

Offers valuable “two-fisted tips” on how to score killer shots—from still life to action.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789742407
Publisher:
Que
Publication date:
10/12/2009
Pages:
254
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Derek Pellis a writer, visual artist, and photographer. He’s the author of more than 20 books, including Morbid Curiosities, Doktor Bey’s Bedside Bug Book, Assassination Rhapsody, and The Little Red Book of Adobe LiveMotion. Novelist Robert Coover calls Pell “...a wordplay master and a parodist of great wit and cunning.” Larry McCaff ery declared him “the most wickedly funny writer in America.” The New York Times Book Reviewreferred to him as “a British misanthrope-humorist”—despite the fact he was born in New York City. He describes himself as “self-uneducated,” although he attended The Art Institute of Chicago and The Goodman School of Drama.

Pell worked as a press photographer for United Press International (UPI) for several years. As a freelance photojournalist, his photographs have appeared in many newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times Sunday Magazine, Rolling Stone, Lens Culture, L.A. Weekly, The London Times, New York Magazine, Interview, The Village Voice, American Forests, and Zink.

He created the popular “hard-boiled” column The Laptop Detective, which appeared monthly in PC Laptop Magazine, and for 12 years served as editor-in-chief of the online technology review, DingBat. Today, Derek lives in San Diego, California, where he edits Zoom Street(www.zoomstreet.org), an online magazine devoted to digital photography.

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