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  • 100 Ideas that Changed Photography

    By Mary Warner Marien

    Our Price: $29.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781856697965
    • Publisher: Laurence King Publishers
    • Published: October 2012
    This compelling book chronicles the most influential ideas that have shaped photography from the invention of the daguerreotype in the early 19th century up to the digital revolution and beyond. Entertaining and intelligent, it provides a fascinating resource to dip into. Arranged in a broadly chronological order to show the development of photography, the ideas that comprise the book include innovative concepts, cultural and social incidents, technologies, and movements. Each idea is presented through lively text and arresting visuals, and explores when the idea first evolved and its subsequent impact on photography.
  • 101 Digital Photo Tips in Easy Steps

    By Nick Vandome

    Our Price: $14.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781840783087
    • Publisher: Computer Step
    • Published: November 2005
    Designed to turn your fun camera gadget into a creative picture-making tool. With clearly written text and helpful sidebar tips, this primer teaches you camera techniques; the nuances of lighting indoors and out; the subtleties of exposure and metering; and even the fine art of keeping the camera steady. Its radiant full color photographs illustrate the do's and don't's of cropping, focusing, and settings. But this nifty photo tip handbook doesn't stop there. It contains individual chapters on photographing people, architecture, and landscapes. The final section of the book covers advanced topics such as taking action photos, sharpening your composition techniques, and taking pictures at night or under extreme weather conditions.
  • 150 Projects to Strengthen Your Photography Skills: Essential Techniques, Exercises, and Projects for Aspiring Photographers (Aspire)

    By John Easterby

    Our Price: $21.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780764144707
    • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
    • Published: March 2010
    Presents techniques, exercises, and projects to improve skills, and discusses equipment and methods needed for editing and presentation.
  • 2015 Photographer's Market

    By Mary Burzlaff Bostic

    Our Price: $14.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781440335679
    • Publisher: North Light Books
    • Published: September 2014
    Offers complete listings for more than 1,500 online and off-line markets for photographers, providing all the information one needs to submit his or her works, as well as informative essays on selling one's photography and access to a regularly updated online database. Original.
  • 500 Cameras: 170 Years of Photographic Innovation

    By Todd Gustavson

    Our Price: $26.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781402780868
    • Publisher: Sterling Signature
    • Published: November 2011
    "Drawing upon the archives of the George Eastman House Collection, 500 Cameras takes a unique approach to the fascinating story of photography. Tracing the medium's history through some of the most important equipment ever used by professionals and amateurs, this remarkable survey presents 500 cameras, all beautifully illustrated in spectacular images."--P. [2] of cover.
  • 500 Poses for Photographing Children: A Visual Sourcebook for Digital Portrait Photographers

    By Michelle Perkins

    Our Price: $34.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781608954834
    • Publisher: Amherst Media
    • Published: August 2012
    Covering all age levels of infants and children, a helpful resource looks at how to hold the child's attention long enough to take the photo, capturing group portraits, highlighting a child's individuality and much more. Original.
  • 500 Poses for Photographing High School Seniors: A Visual Sourcebook for Digital Portrait Photographers

    By Michelle Perkins

    Our Price: $34.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781608953110
    • Publisher: Amherst Media
    • Published: February 2012
    In this sourcebook, Perkins collects 500 poses photographers can use in portraits of high school seniors. The images are from portrait, fashion, and editorial photographers and include color head-and-shoulders portraits, those that include hands, waist-up portraits, three-quarter-length portraits, and full-length images, both seated and standing. The appendix explains posing fundamentals. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
  • 500 Poses for Photographing Infants and Toddlers: A Visual Sourcebook for Digital Portrait Photographers

    By Michelle Perkins

    Our Price: $34.95
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781608956029
    • Publisher: Amherst Media, Inc.
    • Published: August 2013
    About This BookAs any experienced portrait photographer will tell you, working with children can be both challenging and rewarding. When things aren't going well, the shoot can come to a crashing halt---but when they come together well, the results can be amazing depictions that families will cherish for generations to comeIn this book, we'll look at poses for the very youngest (and most frequently photographed) of child portrait subjects: newborns and toddlers. Obviously, poses that work with a sleepy newborn are quite different from those that suit an adventurous toddler, so why group these kids into one book? There are some good reasonsIt can be difficult to remain creative day after day, year after year, but sometimes all you need to break through the slump is a little sparkFirst, much of early childhood photography involves documenting developmental milestones---the newborn holding her head up, the child's ability to sit up unassisted, the toddler taking his first steps, etc. These are best understood when viewed in the context of what came before (what the younger child couldn't yet do) and what will come later (what only an older child can do)A second common thread in these portraits is an emphasis on relationships. More than with any other age group, very young children are commonly depicted with their parents or siblings. These portraits offer special posing challenges and opportunities, so a section of the book is devoted to images with more than one subject. The child's relationship with their environment is a related theme, so children are often shown interacting with props. Props can assist with posing, but they also need to be managed carefully and never allowed to overwhelm the small subjectA final---and critical---common thread is the need for speed and efficiency. Portrait sessions with infants and toddlers are generally not long, drawn-out affairs. While flexibility is important, walking into the session with a few great ideas ready to go can help make the session a successFilled with images by accomplished portrait, fashion, and editorial photographers, this book provides a resource for photographers seeking inspiration. Stuck on what to do with a particular child? Flip through the sample portraits, pick something you like, then adapt it as needed to suit your tastes. Looking to spice up your work with some new poses? Find a sample that appeals to you and look for ways to implement it (or some element of it) with your subject. For case of use, the portraits are grouped according to the age of the subject, and further delineated by the type of pose (seated, standing, with a parent, etc.)It can be difficult to remain creative day after day, year after year, but sometimes all you need to break through a slump is a little spark. In this book, you'll find a plethora of images designed to provide just that
  • 500 Poses for Photographing Women

    By Michelle Perkins

    Our Price: $34.95
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781584282495
    • Publisher: AMHERST MEDIA INC.
    • Published: March 2009
    Next to lighting, posing is the most challenging aspect of photography?with so many body parts to capture, the possibilities are endless, and it’s all too easy to make a wrong turn. This illustrated reference provides both amateur shutterbugs and seasoned pros with the perfect place to turn when in need of quick posing strategies and fresh ideas. Containing 500 contemporary images by leading photographers, this indispensable manual explains posing fundamentals as well as how to create a flattering, feature-specific photograph?one that focuses on the head, shoulders, arms, torso, or feet?in different levels of close-ups, from head-shots to full-lengths.
  • 75 Portraits by Hernan Rodriguez: Lighting and Posing Techniques for Portrait Photographers

    By Hernan Rodriguez

    Our Price: $29.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781608955121
    • Publisher: Amherst Media
    • Published: September 2012
    Full of outstanding images created on real assignments, this book provides a valuable insight into the creative process of one of today’s top portrait photographers. In support of each portrait image is a setup image, an outtake image from the shoot, or both. Rodriguez is a master of lighting, so lighting diagrams are provided for every shot, making it easy for readers to adapt the setups to their own subjects and shooting style. The guide also provides ample description of the effects achieved through the selection of each light modifier and the placement of each light source within the overall setup. Posing techniques are covered in detail, with tips for both refining the appearance of the subject and for communicating the individual’s personality through the pose selected. This book is a valuable addition to the library of any professional photographer or advanced student of photography.

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