Take Your Best Shot (Popular Photography): Essential Tips and Tricks for Taking Amazing Photos

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Gorgeous full-color photography how-to book gathers the best photo tips from professionals and amateurs, as well as how to use all the latest technology.

From the shutter-snapping experts at Popular Photography magazine, Take Your Best Shot takes your from camera novice to point-and-shoot pro. Learn how to:

-set up flattering window-lit portraits
-capture breathtaking ...

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Overview

Gorgeous full-color photography how-to book gathers the best photo tips from professionals and amateurs, as well as how to use all the latest technology.

From the shutter-snapping experts at Popular Photography magazine, Take Your Best Shot takes your from camera novice to point-and-shoot pro. Learn how to:

-set up flattering window-lit portraits
-capture breathtaking underwater images
-take eye-defying motion-blur action shots
-shoot surprising abstract compositions

. . . all with the help of this manual's collection of tips from pro photographers. Take Your Best Shot starts with expansive sections on basic gear and camera functions, and then devotes entire chapters to photographing people, places, and things, offering insightful techniques for taking impressive photos. Includes illustrated step-by-step how-tos and diagrams that break down each shot so it's as easy as 1, 2, 3.

"An excellent roadmap to the joys of photography. Even experienced photographs will find it a vivid reminder of what first sparked their passion for photography."

—Brian Smith, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer

"What's not to love? Smart, fun, fresh, and hip to history, this is a really hot book that comforts the beginner and challenges the old pro."

- Anthony Bannon, Director of the George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography & Film

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616281212
  • Publisher: Weldon Owen
  • Publication date: 10/4/2011
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 774,118
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Miriam Leuchter is the editor of Popular Photography, the world’s largest imaging magazine. She has juried many international photography competitions, and her own photography has been published and exhibited in magazines, newspapers, and art galleries in the United States and Europe.

With more than 2 million readers and over 70 years of expertise, Popular Photography is the world’s largest how-to monthly magazine for image-making enthusiasts. The magazine’s editor are just great how-to writers, they are all talented photographers, who really know how to get the most of any image.

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  • Posted October 27, 2011

    Perfect Book to Move to the Next Level

    I am often asked to recommend a book to help new photographers learn how to do more than simply point, shoot, and hope for the best. The books I have seen so far are either so elementary that they are insulting or just advanced enough that a beginner can not understand them. "Take Your Best Shot" is the perfect book for those ready to take the next step. It is not a cookie cutter recipe for success in every instance, but it gives enough information to get the reader started on the right track, teaching you how to explore the skills needed for each activity. It is not for someone who has never picked up a camera before, but it will take the new photographer who is ready to move away from all-automatic everything to one who can learn how to control their camera for more consistent and predictable results.

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