The Complete Photo Manual (Revised Edition): Skills + Tips for Making Great Pictures

The Complete Photo Manual (Revised Edition): Skills + Tips for Making Great Pictures

by The Editors of Popular Photography


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781681882703
Publisher: Weldon Owen
Publication date: 10/17/2017
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 528,455
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Combining stunning images, expert advice, and rigorous product testing and analysis, Popular Photography gives photographers at every level of experience all the tools, techniques, and inspiration they need to make great pictures. It shares both unmatched authority and you-can-do-it enthusiasm with its audience in print and digital editions, social media and mobile apps, and on the Web. With over 70 years of expertise, Popular Photography is the world’s largest how-to monthly magazine for image-making enthusiasts.

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You can’t control a bird in flight, but you can fine-tune your own stance and settings to get the best shot. First, watch the bird’s trajectory with your eyes before you look through the viewfinder—this provides a smooth transition from spotting to tracking a bird. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart so you can move freely when you do begin to track through the viewfinder. With small, quick birds, you’ll probably have to shoot handheld; try to maintain a secure but easy grasp on your camera. Keep motion smooth while panning, and follow through: Don’t stop when the shutter releases. If your bird is very fast, aim slightly ahead of its path before you shoot. Manual exposure works best for birds on the wing, so use partial or evaluative metering to get a light reading. Shutter speed is vital to freeze motion: 1/1250 or faster, with an ISO of 320 to 400. Even when no bird is in sight, keep your camera on and in the “ready” position at your chest. A fly-by can happen at any moment.

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Anonymous 9 days ago
This is an excellent book. Each topic is about 1/3 to 1/4 of a page. These how to tips for different effects are great. Easy to read!