Starting Photography: A Guide to Better Pictures for Film and Digital Camera Users

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If you are serious about learning photography this is the book needed to get started.

This authoritative classic, written by a leading international photography writer and lecturer has been updated by successful photographer, lecturer and best-selling Photoshop Elements author, Philip Andrews.

Benefit from his skill, experience and knowledge quickly as you learn how to use ...

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Overview

If you are serious about learning photography this is the book needed to get started.

This authoritative classic, written by a leading international photography writer and lecturer has been updated by successful photographer, lecturer and best-selling Photoshop Elements author, Philip Andrews.

Benefit from his skill, experience and knowledge quickly as you learn how to use photography creatively, from scratch. All the fundamental basics are covered: how to select and compose a good picture; how different cameras operate, whether film or digital; how to use the camera's controls - shutter speed, focus, zoom, flash etc; advice on how best to tackle different subjects - people, places, animals, landscapes, or close-ups, as well as invaluable scanner and printing techniques.

If you are serious about learning photography this is the book needed to get started.

This authoritative classic, written by a leading international photography writer and lecturer has been updated by successful photographer, lecturer and best-selling Photoshop Elements author, Philip Andrews.

Benefit from his skill, experience and knowledge quickly as you learn how to use photography creatively, from scratch. All the fundamental basics are covered: how to select and compose a good picture; how different cameras operate, whether film or digital; how to use the camera's controls - shutter speed, focus, zoom, flash etc; advice on how best to tackle different subjects - people, places, animals, landscapes, or close-ups, as well as invaluable scanner and printing techniques. Comprehensive and friendly guide to get you started fast whether using film or digital cameras

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780240519678
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/28/2005
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.64 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Meet the Author

Philip Andrews is Adobe Australia's official Photoshop and Elements Ambassador. He is an experienced photographer, author, magazine editor and online course creator. He was previously a lecturer at the Queensland School of Printing and Graphic Arts, Australia and Nescot, England. He is a beta tester for Photoshop, an alpha tester for Photoshop Elements and a Photoshop specialist demonstrator for Adobe Australia. Contributing numerous articles and videos to AdobeTV and the inspirational browser, Philip is a leading source in adobe information and instruction.
Philip is also co-founder of photo-college.com an online photography training college. He's a regular contributor to several magazines including Shutterbug, Amateur Photographer, Australian Photography and Better Photography, he is senior contributing editor for Better Digital, columnist for What Digital Camera and Co-editor and publisher of Better Photoshop Techniques magazine.

Michael Langford, renowned author, teacher, and practitioner, is a legend because of his skill that balanced art and technique. He inspired and taught thousands. As Photography Course Director at the Royal College of Art, London, UK, his key involvement with photography courses and exams set the standard worldwide.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.
1 - Picture Making: Seeing and photographing, Using the viewfinder - framing up, Creating a point of emphasis, Picking lighting conditions, Pattern, texture and shape, Using colour. Projects.
2 - Picture Taking: Camera principles, The 35mm camera, Films, Sensors, Scanners.
3 - Creative use of Camera Controls: Shutter speeds and movement, Focus and aperture, Choice of exposure, Changing focal length, Flash and its control, Projects.
4 - Tackling Subjects: People, Places, Animal portraits, Landscapes, Close-up subjects, Projects tackling self set-themes.
5 - Troubleshooting: Assembling your results from the lab, Assessing digital results.
6 - Using a Studio: Layout and lighting, Portraits, Products, Projects.
7 - Film processing and Printing (B & W): Processing a film, Contact printing, Enlarging.
8 - Digital Processing and Printing: Download and browsing, Simple editing techniques, Enhancing, Printing.
9 - Experimental and Constructed Pictures: Letting the lens move, Exploring reflections, Using lens attachments, Combining pictures, Manipulating prints. Projects.
10 - Presenting and Assessing Your Work: Finishing off, Presenting pictures in sets, Non-print based output, Evaluating your results. Appendices: Roll and film cameras. Using a hand-held meter. Batteries. Health and safety in photography. Chemically treating B & W prints. Color printing overview. Glossary. How they were taken.

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