Ten Photo Assignments: to develop your photographic skills

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Become a Better Digital Photographer, One Assignment at a Time

There is no better way to learn than by doing. While theories, histories, best practices, and sciences ground a thorough knowledge of any subject, at some point you have to apply that information to truly garner knowledge.

This book provides real-world assignments that guide prospective photographers to a true understanding and mastery of the craft. Each assignment includes a list ...

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Overview

Become a Better Digital Photographer, One Assignment at a Time

There is no better way to learn than by doing. While theories, histories, best practices, and sciences ground a thorough knowledge of any subject, at some point you have to apply that information to truly garner knowledge.

This book provides real-world assignments that guide prospective photographers to a true understanding and mastery of the craft. Each assignment includes a list of goals, detailed instructions, illustrations, and examples. Individual assignments build on one another, allowing your mastery to grow as the book continues.

Learn about the capabilities and limitations of your equipment; the proper ways to expose a scene for digital capture; dos and don'ts of cropping and scene placement; how to color manage a scene in-camera; and how to see, manipulate, and augment light to obtain the best possible native files.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933952796
  • Publisher: Rocky Nook
  • Publication date: 11/30/2011
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 946,739
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Amanda Quintenz-Fiedler is a writer, photographer, and educator. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Purdue University in 2000 with a major in Interdisciplinary Film Studies and minors in Photography, English, and Math. She went on to pursue a MFA in Photography from Brooks Institute, graduating in 2009. Her MFA culminating project, "American Narcissism", was a visual and verbal examination of modern American attitudes. She has written articles regarding photographers, digital fine art theory, and fine art education for publications such as Rangefinder, Digital Photo Pro, Photographers Forum, and the Photo Imaging Education Association (PIEA) Journal.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Section A You're Smarter Than Your Equipment 8

Assignment 1 The Perfect Baseline Your EL Test 10

Assignment 2 Lens Choices 17

Section B Color Counts 26

Assignment 3 Choosing the Right Preset 29

Assignment 4 The Perfect Balance 43

Section C Exposing Exposures 48

Assignment 5 Equivalent Exposures 51

Assignment 6 Mastering Metering 63

Section D Compose Yourself 74

Assignment 7 Rule of Thirds 77

Assignment 8 Get Closer 82

Section E Follow the Light 90

Assignment 9 Find the Light 92

Assignment 10 Manage the Light 101

Touchdown 109

Index 110

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