The Reading List: Digital Photography




Understanding Exposure, Fourth Edition: How to Shoot Great Photographs with Any Camera
Understanding Exposure, Fourth Edition:
How to Shoot Great Photographs with Any Camera
Paperback – March 15, 2016
by Bryan Peterson (Author)
ISBN-10: 1607748509
ISBN-13: 978-1607748502

The book, Understanding Exposure, Fourth Edition: How to Shoot Great Photographs with Any Camera, that has taught generations of photographers how to shoot the images they want by demystifying the complex concepts of exposure in photography.

In this newly updated edition, veteran photographer Bryan Peterson explains the fundamentals of light, aperture, and shutter speed and how they interact with and influence one another. With an emphasis on finding the right exposure even in tricky situations, Understanding Exposure shows you how to get (or lose) sharpness and contrast in images, freeze action, and take the best meter readings, while also exploring filters, flash, and light.

With all new images, as well as an expanded section on flash, tips for using colored gels, and advice on shooting star trails, this revised edition will clarify exposure for photographers of all levels.




Digital Photography Masterclass, 3rd Edition: Advanced Techniques for Creating Perfect Pictures
Digital Photography Masterclass, 3rd Edition:
Advanced Techniques for Creating Perfect Pictures
Paperback – April 4, 2017
by Tom Ang  (Author)
ISBN-10: 1465457615
ISBN-13: 978-1465457615

Digital Photography Masterclass is a one-on-one photography course, perfect for readers looking to master advanced techniques.

Structured around tutorials, assignments, and projects, and featuring key advice from experts, Digital Photography Masterclass provides the perfect guide to developing skills with your camera. With expert guidance and encouragement from Tom Ang, readers will learn how to snap masterful, stunning photographs.

Updated with the latest developments in technology and equipment, including new cameras, photo editing methods, and importing pictures, Digital Photography Masterclass teaches you how to take expert photos using expert techniques.




The Art of Photography: A Personal Approach to Artistic Expression
The Art of Photography:
A Personal Approach to Artistic Expression
2nd Edition
by Bruce Barnbaum (Author)
ISBN-10: 1681982102
ISBN-13: 978-1681982106

Updated and newly revised edition of the classic book The Art of Photography: An Approach to Personal Expression. Originally published in 1994 and first revised in 2010, The Art of Photography has sold well over 100,000 copies and has firmly established itself as the most readable, understandable, and complete textbook on photography. Featuring nearly 200 beautiful photographs in both black-and-white and color, as well as numerous charts, graphs, and tables, this book presents the world of photography to beginner, intermediate, and advanced photographers who seek to make a personal statement through the medium of photography.

Topics covered includes Elements of Composition, Visualization, Light and Color, Filters, Black-and-White, The Digital Zone System, Zone System for Film, Printing and Presentation, Exploding Photographic Myths, Artistic Integrity, Realism, Abstraction, and Art, Creativity and Intuition, A Personal Philosophy, and much, much more...




Digital Camera School: The Step-by-Step Guide to Taking Great Pictures (Practical Photography)
Digital Camera School:
The Step-by-Step Guide to Taking Great Pictures (Practical Photography)
Hardcover – April 4, 2017
by Ben Hawkins (Author)
ISBN-10: 1780978812
ISBN-13: 978-1780978819

Created by an editor for Practical Photography magazine, Digital Camera School offers a unique photography course that’s designed for both beginners and experts. Illustrated with more than 400 photographs, it features 25 subject-based projects that start simple and become more challenging. You’ll learn all the basic skills needed to shoot fantastic images, from understanding your DSLR and essential camera settings to image editing. Individual modules cover self-portraits, artistic light paintings, landscapes, night photography, nature, reflections, action shots, and much more so you can hone both your technique and your artistry.

Ben Hawkins is the Editor of Practical Photography magazine. Practical Photography is a publication aimed at anyone looking to take better photographs and get more from their DSLR. With a circulation of over 25,000 per month, the magazine includes articles on photographic products and techniques and offers advice, as well as exhibiting and commenting on reader's photographs and profiling professional photographers.




Inspire Yourself: Use Personal Projects to Spark Creativity in Your Photography
Inspire Yourself:
Use Personal Projects to Spark Creativity in Your Photography
Paperback – March 14, 2017
by Mark Campbell (Photographer)
ISBN-10: 1682031926
ISBN-13: 978-1682031926

Every professional photographer finds him or herself in a bit of a creative rut at some point in their career.
In this unique book, award-winning photographer and digital artist Mark Campbell (Wheeling, WV) shares with readers images that represent a three-year journey of creative self-discovery aimed at creating portraits that break the mold.

Campbell shows how he came up with four creative concept categories—Saints and Sinners, Body Art, Underwater Portraits, and Creative Freestyle—to really push the limits of his artistic approach and see his portrait sessions in a whole new light.

Readers will learn the approaches Campbell used to create each striking work of art—from conceptualization to posing, lighting, camera techniques, and postprocessing. Armed with these techniques and inspirational images, readers will find themselves ready to take creative risks in order to break through plateaus and achieve greater artistic and financial gains.


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Resource Links:
Photography Tips and Tutorials for Beginners
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