Exposure Photo Workshop
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New and updated techniques for working with exposure
Exposure involves a variety of skills, but once mastered, can turn a hobbyist into a bona fide photographer. This hands-on resource dissects the components of exposure--ISO, aperture, shutter speed--and shows how they work together to capture the photographer's vision. You'll learn how to leave the safety of automatic settings and understand how controlling the settings can result in beautiful photos. Stunning photos of people, wildlife, and landscapes serve to inspire you to practice your new skills in exposure and create memorable and frame-worthy photos.
Unveils the many intricate levels of exposure and clearly explains how to master each one so that you can capture amazing photos
Encourages you to apply each of the techniques you learn with patience and experimentation when photographing people, wildlife, landscapes, or any other subject matter
Details the essentials for taking frame-worthy photos in a variety of challenges, such as action, night scenes, low light, bad weather, and more
Features updated, stunning, and inspiring full-color photos throughout
Expose yourself to the fantastic and unparalleled advice contained within the pages of Exposure Photo Workshop, Second Edition! Master exposure and enhance your professionalism
Since the first edition of this book, camera technology has seen dramatic improvements. Light, however, hasn't changed--nor has the importance of just the right exposure. Master photographer Jeff Wignall, assisted by a stunning sampler of images, shows you exactly how to visualize an effect, truly see the light, and work with your camera's sophisticated controls to capture the perfect photo. Learn these techniques and watch your images develop a new dimension.
Understand what makes good exposure and how it creates a mood
Learn to adjust ISO, aperture, and shutter speed in various combinations for different results
Work with natural light at different times of day
Venture into night photography and experiment with creative effects
Explore the wide variety of flash techniques
List of contents
CHAPTER 1 The Art of the Exposure.
What Is Exposure and Why Does It Matter?
Recognizing a Good Exposure.
Taking Charge of Your Exposures.
Driving a Lean, Clean Shooting Machine.
The Myth of the Correct Exposure.
Exposure and Mood.
Artful Exposure and the Commercial Lab.
CHAPTER 2 Exposure Controls: A Primer.
Good Exposures with Any Camera.
Essential Exposure Controls.
Equivalent Exposure Settings.
CHAPTER 3 Measuring the Light.
How Light Meters Work.
A World of Grays.
The Zone System.
CHAPTER 4 Lens Apertures and Depth of Field.
A Really Easy Lesson in Aperture Terminology.
The Creative Power of Depth of Field.
Depth of Field Factors.
Depth of Field and Compact Digital Cameras.
Depth of Field and Macro Photography.
Why You Should Always Use a Tripod.
CHAPTER 5 Shutter Speed and Subject Motion.
The Shutter Speed Progression.
Shutter Speed Options: A Gallery.
Manipulating Motion: The Creative Power of Shutter Speed.
Long Shutter Speeds and Dimly Lit Interiors.
CHAPTER 6 Training Wheels Off: Going Beyond the Green Mode.
The Primary Exposure-Control Modes.
CHAPTER 7 Natural Light Exposures.
A Daylight Primer.
White Balance and the Color of Daylight.
Creative White Balance Manipulation.
Quality of Light.
Time of Day.
CHAPTER 8 The Easy Way Out: Simplifying Difficult Situations.
HDRI: The Ultimate Tool for Combating High Contrast.
Creating Dramatic Silhouettes.
Histograms: A Visual Aid for Seeing Contrast.
The RAW Format Solution.
CHAPTER 9 Photography After Dark and in Existing Light.
Considerations for Night Shooting.
A World of Nighttime Subjects.
CHAPTER 10 Special Considerations: Weather and Natural Phenomena.
Changes in Weather.
Sunsets and Sunrises.
CHAPTER 11 Flash Photography.
Flash Modes and Techniques.
Advanced Technique: Wireless Multiple Flash.
About the author
'Use it as a reference manual or work your way through it step by step-either way it will improve your photography'. (Black & White Photography, December 2011)
|Publisher||Wiley, John and Sons Ltd|
|Product format||Paperback / Softback|
|No. of pages||352|
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