The Wild Side of Photography: Unconventional and Creative Techniques for the Courageous Photographer [NOOK Book]


Geared toward the adventurous photographer, The Wild Side of Photography provides a rich source of ideas and inspiration for fun projects ranging from clever to unconventional.

Learn to build a shift/tilt lens for your DSLR from an old...

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The Wild Side of Photography: Unconventional and Creative Techniques for the Courageous Photographer

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Geared toward the adventurous photographer, The Wild Side of Photography provides a rich source of ideas and inspiration for fun projects ranging from clever to unconventional.

Learn to build a shift/tilt lens for your DSLR from an old junkyard 120 film camera, try the camera toss, shoot images from a kite, use a peephole door viewer as a fisheye lens, or build your own pinhole camera. Get ready to capture the perfect aerial shot on your next commercial flight, and to paint beautiful night scenes using a flashlight as a lightbrush.

Author/designer, Cyrill Harnischmacher, brought together 20 international authors and their unique projects to produce this intriguing book.

Each project is presented with easy to understand instructional text, background info about the author and the project, and beautiful color images to illustrate what can be accomplished and how you can do it too.

Topics include:

- Laptop ministudio
- Camera hacks
- Pole monopods for aerial photography
- Blur (motion blur, camera motion, out-of-focus)
- Low budget astrophotography
- Kite photography
- Using the scanner as a camera
- LittlePlanet views
- Texture blending
- Camera and lens building projects

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781457100628
  • Publisher: Rocky Nook
  • Publication date: 8/15/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • File size: 12 MB
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Meet the Author

Cyrill Harnischmacher is a photographer and designer who lives and works in southern Germany. His first book "lowbudgetshooting" won him the prestigeous Fotobuch-award of the German Booksellers Association in 2005. Cyrill is a studio photographer by profession and a nature and infrared photographer by passion.

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Table of Contents

A Walk on the Wild Side;
Chapter 1: Landscape Blurs;
1.1 Introduction;
1.2 From Film to Digital;
1.3 Equipment;
1.4 Quality of Light;
1.5 Lenses;
1.6 Processing;
1.7 Conclusion;
Chapter 2: Landscape Blurs;
2.1 Introduction;
2.2 Processing Workflow;
2.3 RAW Conversion In Lightroom;
2.4 A - Histogram, color balance and exposure adjustments;
2.5 B - All the other adjustments I made in Lightroom;
2.6 C - Lightroom Presets;
2.7 A - Selective Color;
2.8 B - Black Point Adjustment Curve;
2.9 C - High Pass Contrast Filter;
2.10 D - Smudge Tool;
2.11 E - Shadows/Highlights Adjustments;
2.12 F - Vibrance Adjustment;
2.13 Conclusion;
Chapter 3: Show Time;
Chapter 4: Near and Far;
4.1 Telescopes;
4.2 Converting Your Lens;
4.3 Digiscoping;
4.4 A Simple Microscope;
4.5 Don’t Be Afraid to Experiment;
Chapter 5: Camera Obscura;
5.1 The Pinhole;
5.2 The Optics of Pinholes;
5.3 Back to Our Construction Kit;
5.4 First Attempts;
5.5 Dirty Sensors;
5.6 Problems with Flange Depth;
Chapter 6: Graffiti Made of Light;
6.1 Equipment;
6.2 Your Camera;
6.3 Sources of Light;
6.4 Tripods;
6.5 Other Accessories;
6.6 Planning Your Shoot;
6.7 What to Write?;
6.8 When to Go Light Writing;
6.9 Where Can I Go Light Writing?;
6.10 How Many People Are Involved?;
6.11 Camera Settings;
6.12 Off into the Night!;
6.13 Useful links and sources:;
Chapter 7: The Earth from Above;
7.1 Kites;
7.2 The Flowform Kite;
7.3 The Delta and the Delta Conyne Kite;
7.4 The Rokkaku Kite;
7.5 The Dopero Kite;
7.6 Kites continued... Line and Accessories;
7.7 More on Kite Safety;
7.8 Cameras;
7.9 Shutter Control Options;
7.10 The Camera Rig;
7.11 Point-and-Shoot Cameras;
7.12 SLR Cameras;
7.13 The Picavet;
7.14 Kite Aerial Photography Online Resources;
Chapter 8: Selective Focus;
8.1 Modifying the Lens;
8.2 Shoot Intuitively;
8.3 Cleaning the Lens;
Chapter 9: Color, Blur, and Verve;
9.1 The Search for Ideas;
9.2 Technique;
Chapter 10: Diver Down;
10.1 First Steps;
10.2 Sources of Light;
10.3 Underwater Camera Housings and Waterproof Compacts;
10.4 The Nikonos V;
10.5 ewa-marine;
10.6 Hard Plastic Housings;
10.7 Nikonos RS;
10.8 Periscopes and Other Shooting Aids;
10.9 Half and half—The Best of Both Worlds;
10.10 Photographing Fish in Aquaria;
10.11 For Serious Underwater Photographers;
Chapter 11: Night Sights;
11.1 Cameras and Lenses;
11.2 The Flash Unit;
11.3 Tripods;
11.4 Techniques;
11.5 Timed Multiple Exposure;
11.6 Fill Flash;
Chapter 12: The Sun, the Moon, and the Stars;
12.1 Shooting the Moon;
12.2 Avoiding Camera Shake;
12.3 The Top Hat Method;
12.4 Focusing;
12.5 The Right Place at the Right Time;
12.6 Exposure;
12.7 Inside Your Photos;
12.8 Detail Photos;
12.9 Photographing the Sun;
12.10 Solar Exposure Times;
12.11 Build Your Own Sun Filter;
12.12 Additional Sun Filters;
12.13 Specialized Solar Telescopes;
12.14 Shooting from a Fixed Viewpoint;
12.15 Lenses;
12.16 Shooting Techniques;
12.17 Photographing Star Trails;
12.18 Image Processing on a Computer;
Chapter 13: Klip-Klap;
13.1 Viewing Techniques;
13.2 Shooting Techniques;
13.3 The Stereo Base;
13.4 Links;
Chapter 14: The Flatbed Camera;
Chapter 15: What do You Print On?;
15.1 Other Suitable Printers;
Chapter 16: Gotcha!;
16.1 Equipment;
16.2 The Basic Setup;
16.3 Choosing Your Subject and Planning Your Shot;
16.4 The Famous Egg;
Chapter 17: Soft-Focus Lens;
17.1 Preparing for the Shoot;
17.2 Applying the Vaseline;
17.3 Horizontal Smears;
17.4 Vertical Smears;
17.5 Diagonal Smears;
17.6 Circular Smears;
17.7 Radial Smears;
17.8 Partial Smears;
17.9 Clear Center;
17.10 Make X Patterns;
17.11 Experiment;
17.12 Shooting Techniques;
17.13 Cleaning Off the Filter;
Chapter 18: Little Planets;
18.1 Spherical Panoramas;
18.2 Recommended Equipment;
18.3 Shooting Technique;
18.4 Capturing the Nadir;
18.5 Skillfully Twisted;
18.6 A Few Words about HDR Panoramas;
18.7 An Alternative Tool for the Thrifty;
18.8 Interactive Planets;
18.9 Useful links:;
Chapter 19: Light Changes Everything;
19.1 Introduction;
19.2 Outdoor People Shoot;
19.3 Indoor/Studio People Shoot;
19.4 Conclusions;
Chapter 20: A View From Above;
20.1 Materials List;
20.2 Step by Step Instructions for Construction;
20.3 Using the Aerial Photography Monopod in the Real World;
20.4 Real World Photo Examples;
Chapter 21: Camera Hacking;
21.1 Modifying Your Firmware;
21.2 Installing CHDK;
21.3 RAW Processing;
21.4 Additional Functionality;
21.5 Scripts;
21.6 Motion Detection Scripts;
21.7 Configuring a Script;
21.8 Sample Script;
21.9 Conclusions;
The Authors;
Michael Benecke;
Christian Bloch;
Anett Boettcher;
Berthold Daum;
Alain Briot;
Michael Diechtierow;
Mike Hagen;
Cyrill Harnischmacher;
Gottfried Huettemann;
Martin Krolop;
Michael & Karen McAllister;
Niklas Plessing;
Tobias Pohl;
Gerhard Rossbach;
Kai Wallasch;

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