Build your photography skills week-by-week The Digital Photography Complete Course is the perfect one-on-one learning program for any aspiring photographer. This modular 20-week course guides you through every aspect of digital photography, using a combination of tutorials, step-by-step photo shoots, practical assignments, and fun Q&As. Demystify digital photography and build your photography skills with comprehensive guides on everything you need to know, from conveying movement and using natural light, to understanding exposure and mastering composition.
Why be a good photographer when you can be a great one! This guide will help you use your digital camera to its full potential in just 20 weeks. This modular photography course is the ultimate master class in digital photography. Using a combination of tutorials, step-by-step demonstrations, practical assignments, and fun Q&As, you'll go from photography novice to pro in no time. Build your photography and image-editing skills with this comprehensive course that guides you through every aspect of digital photography. From conveying movement and using natural light, to understanding exposure and mastering composition, this book will teach you how to take professional-looking pictures you'll be proud to display. Packed with helpful advice and stunning images, this one-on-one learning program is a great resource for people who want to take photography more seriously. Learn about the different modes on bridge and system cameras (DSLR or mirrorless), and demystify digital photography jargon such as aperture, exposure, shutter speed, and depth-of-field. This photography book will show you how to control and understand every element of your camera. With the aid of simple text and innovative graphics, you'll explore a wide variety of photography skills and genres. Find out how to create landscapes, portraits, still life, and action shots as you discover the full range of your camera. Master the Art of Photography in As Little As 20 Weeks Digital Photography Complete Course teaches you everything you need to know about photography in 20 weeks through easy-to-understand tutorials. The program is completely customizable to your schedule, so you can work through the modules at your own pace. It's also an especially thoughtful gift for aspiring photographers. This digital photography course will guide you through every aspect of digital photography: - Interactive and user-friendly with 20 different modules. - Combines practical demonstrations, step-by-step tutorials, and creative assignments. - Packed with no-nonsense advice and stunning images.
The perfect one-on-one photography course, this week-by-week tutorial develops your photography skills - from how to focus to using lenses and flash effectively to mastering photographic composition. Tom Ang teaches you everything you need to know in 20 weeks through no-nonsense tutorials that combine easy-to-understand instruction with illustrations and photographs. If you're a beginner, you'll be an expert in no time. Combining tutorials, step-by-step photoshoots, practical assignments, and fun Q&As, this book will teach you about the sometimes intimidating range of modes on bridge and system cameras (DSLR or mirrorless); untangle photographic jargon such as aperture, exposure, shutter speed, and depth-of-field; show you how to convey movement and use natural light in photos; and help you to master composition for that perfect photo and use your camera to its full potential.
The top-rated and top-selling photography ebook since 2012 and the first ever Gold Honoree of the Benjamin Franklin Digital Award, gives you five innovations no other book offers: Free video training. 9+ HOURS of video training integrated into the book’s content (requires Internet access). Travel around the world with Tony and Chelsea as they teach you hands-on. Appendix A lists the videos so you can use the book like an inexpensive video course.Classroom-style teacher and peer help. After buying the book, you get access to the private forums on this site, as well as the private Stunning Digital Photography Readers group on Facebook where you can ask the questions and post pictures for feedback from Tony, Chelsea, and other readers. It’s like being able to raise your hand in class and ask a question! Instructions are in the introduction.Lifetime updates. This book is regularly updated with new content (including additional videos) that existing owners receive for free. Updates are added based on reader feedback and questions, as well as changing photography trends and new camera equipment. This is the last photography book you’ll ever need.Hands-on practices. Complete the practices at the end of every chapter to get the real world experience you need.500+ high resolution, original pictures. Detailed example pictures taken by the author in fifteen countries demonstrate both good and bad technique. Many pictures include links to the full-size image so you can zoom in to see every pixel. Most photography books use stock photography, which means the author didn’t even take them. If an author can’t take his own pictures, how can he teach you? In this book, Tony Northrup (award-winning author of more than 30 how-to books and a professional portrait, wildlife, and landscape photographer) teaches the art and science of creating stunning pictures. First, beginner photographers will master: CompositionExposureShutter speedApertureDepth-of-field (blurring the background)ISONatural lightFlashTroubleshooting blurry, dark, and bad picturesPet photographyWildlife photography (mammals, birds, insects, fish, and more)Sunrises and sunsetsLandscapesCityscapesFlowersForests, waterfalls, and riversNight photographyFireworksRaw filesHDRMacro/close-up photography Advanced photographers can skip forward to learn the pro’s secrets for: Posing men and women. including corrective posing (checklists provided)Portraits (candid, casual, formal, and underwater)Remotely triggering flashesUsing bounce flash and flash modifiersUsing studio lighting on any budgetBuilding a temporary or permanent studio at homeShooting your first weddingHigh speed photographyLocation scouting/finding the best spots and timesPlanning shoots around the sun and moonStar trails (via long exposure and image stacking)Light paintingEliminating noiseFocus stacking for infinite depth-of-fieldUnderwater photographyGetting close to wildlifeUsing electronic shutter triggersPhotographing moving carsPhotographing architecture and real estate
An illustrated introduction to digital photography, examining hardware such as cameras, computers, scanners, and printers and the relationship between them; looking at image-editing software, tools, and techniques; featuring step-by-step instructions for taking professional-quality photographs; and discussing special-effects options.
"Once an image is in digital form, what you can do with it is practically endless." Tom Ang Make sure you're picture perfect with this concise and easy-to-use guide to digital photography from expert photographer and bestselling author Tom Ang. Now available in ebook(PDF) format. Understand what to look for when buying cameras, software, or accessories. Follow the essentials of good picture-taking and get expert tips on how to make the most of your digital images from covering the basics to image manipulation and special effects. Plus, "quick fix" pages on how to solve common problems mean your camera can learn to lie. Get clicking and get outstanding results every time. Updates to this edition Ch. 1 Buyers' Guide (was Total Photography) A guide to cameras and accessories. All new products. Spreads newly presented as "Buyers' Guides", to help the reader decide which products are most suited to their needs. Ch. 2 Photo Techniques (was Photography for the Digital Age) Skills, trade secrets, and techniques of digital photography. Updated text, some new photographs. Ch. 3 A Compendium of Ideas (New, not in previous 2 editions) 36 pages of projects, concepts, subject areas, approaches, and ideas. All new text and photographs, taken from Digital Photographer's Handbook 4th edition. Ch. 4 All About Image Manipulation Filters, image effects, distortion, color control, and manipulation. Some minor reorganization of information, text updated. New text, images and layouts for Filter Effects, pp. 170-177. New spread on High Dynamic Range. Ch. 6 The Output Adventure Proofing and printing, uploading images to the web. Text updated. New spread on Creating a Website.
Furnishes an overview of digital photography, covering such topics as cameras, exposure, lighting, shutter speed, depth of field, and resolution--and tips on how to avoid hours of photo-editing by taking great photographs the first time.
The Beginner's Photography Guide, 2nd Edition is DK's bestselling manual for any novice photographer who wants to unlock the potential of their new digital camera. Assuming no prior knowledge, this guide's easy-to-follow, step-by-step layout makes it accessible as it takes you through every technique you need to create stunning images, from exposure to flash to image enhancement. Handy checklists provide a quick rundown of the equipment and camera settings for each technique, and at-a-glance comparison images show how camera settings can produce remarkably different results. Hundreds of inspirational images provide even more motivation to reach your goal. Fully updated to reflect all the latest developments in technology and creative trends in digital image-making, The Beginner's Photography Guide, 2nd Edition will empower you to achieve your full potential as a digital photographer.