The Photographer s Playbook

Presents assignments and ideas, with stories and anecdotes from professional photographers, offering advice for better shooting and editing and creative ways to start new projects.

Author: Jason Fulford

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781597112475

Category: Photography

Page: 427

View: 221

Presents assignments and ideas, with stories and anecdotes from professional photographers, offering advice for better shooting and editing and creative ways to start new projects.

The Brand Photography Playbook

A comprehensive guide for entrepreneurs, answering all their questions about brand photography and walking you through how to plan a successful photo shoot.

Author: Mallika Malhotra

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780692887936

Category:

Page:

View: 207

A comprehensive guide for entrepreneurs, answering all their questions about brand photography and walking you through how to plan a successful photo shoot. Also includes storytelling photography that will both inspire and illustrate the power of visual storytelling.

The Posing Playbook for Photographing Kids

The book begins with a discussion of “organic posing,” an approach to directing the subject that focuses on making small adjustments that build up to a successful shot.

Author: Tamara Lackey

Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.

ISBN: 1681985551

Category: Photography

Page: 272

View: 297

Anyone who has photographed children knows: kids don’t really do posing. But, as the photographer, it’s your job and your responsibility to deliver lasting, impactful images in which kids look great. More importantly, the goal is to create photographs of kids that are authentic, engage their spirit, and convey their unique personalities.

So how do you get beyond the “cheese” smile? How do you harness the wild energy of a kid who won’t stop moving? How do you create energy and dynamism with a kid who just seems…bored and not into it? How do you do all that and achieve a compelling composition with flattering light and the proper exposure?

Tamara Lackey has been photographing children and families for years, and in The Posing Playbook for Photographing Kids, she teaches you her strategies and techniques for successfully posing and photographing children. The book begins with a discussion of “organic posing,” an approach to directing the subject that focuses on making small adjustments that build up to a successful shot. Tamara moves on to the psychology of photographing children, covering how to read your subjects, work with different personality types, and elicit genuine engagement. She also discusses gear, accessories, composition, lighting, and camera settings.

Then, in five chapters that are the real core of the book, Tamara tackles typical shooting scenarios and works through each kind of shoot, explaining what worked, what didn’t, and how each shoot progresses from start to finish. Covering the real-world challenges you’ll face when photographing children, Tamara discusses photographing children in the studio, in urban settings, on commercial and fashion shoots, in outdoor natural settings, and in groups. At the end of each of these chapters, she provides a handy reference guide of poses to fuel and inspire your shoots.



TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction
Chapter 1: Organic Posing
Chapter 2: The Psychology Behind Photographing Children
Chapter 3: Gear and Accessories
Chapter 4: Framing, Lighting, and Settings
Chapter 5: What to Keep in Mind When Finalizing a Shot
Chapter 6: In Studio
Chapter 7: Urban Settings
Chapter 8: Commercial and Fashion Shoots
Chapter 9: Outdoor Natural Settings
Chapter 10: Posing Children Together

The Meaning in the Making

<p><b>Become inspired, find your voice, and create work that matters.</b></p> <p>Why are human beings driven to make?</p> <p>It’s as if we collectively intuited, long before science gave us the language, that the universe bends toward ...

Author: Sean Tucker

Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.

ISBN: 1681987252

Category: Self-Help

Page: 328

View: 472

Become inspired, find your voice, and create work that matters.

Why are human beings driven to make?

It’s as if we collectively intuited, long before science gave us the language, that the universe bends toward entropy, and every act of creation on our part is an act of defiance in the face of that evolving disorder.

When we pick up a paintbrush, or compose elements through our camera viewfinders, or press fingers into wet clay to wrestle form from a shapeless lump, we are bending things back toward Order and wrestling them from Chaos.

But making things is often not enough.

We also want the things we make to be filled with meaning. We’re each trying to describe what we know about life, to create a collective sense of “safety in numbers.” When we reach the end of our traditional descriptive powers, it’s time to weave collective meaning from poetry, painting, writing, dancing, photographing, filmmaking, storytelling, singing, animating, designing, performing, carving, sculpting, and a million other ways we daily create Order out of the Chaos and share it with each other for comfort.

On this journey we need a creative philosophy which will help us find our voice, discover our message, deal with the responses to our work, maintain inspiration, and stay mentally healthy and motivated creators as we strive to find “the meaning in the making.”


Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Order
Chapter 2: Logos
Chapter 3: Breath
Chapter 4: Voice
Chapter 5: Ego
Chapter 6: Control
Chapter 7: Attention
Chapter 8: Envy
Chapter 9: Critique
Chapter 10: Feel
Chapter 11: Shadows
Chapter 12: Meaning
Chapter 13: Time
Chapter 14: Benediction

Experimental Digital Photography

Presents a variety of methods to create expressive and experimental images with digital photography, covering such topics as shutter speed, movement, lighting, white balance, imagery, and editing images.

Author: Rick Doble

Publisher: Pixiq

ISBN: 9781600595172

Category: Photography

Page: 192

View: 411

Presents a variety of methods to create expressive and experimental images with digital photography, covering such topics as shutter speed, movement, lighting, white balance, imagery, and editing images.

A Beautiful Mess Photo Idea Book

The creators of the hugely popular blog A Beautiful Mess, sharing their love of photo-taking, show readers how to document their real lives with beautiful images by providing a wealth of inspiration and tips on finding great light, ...

Author: Elsie Larson

Publisher: Amphoto Books

ISBN: 0770434037

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 240

View: 510

The creators of the hugely popular blog A Beautiful Mess, sharing their love of photo-taking, show readers how to document their real lives with beautiful images by providing a wealth of inspiration and tips on finding great light, capturing emotion, recreating old photos and more. Original.

Photography Night Sky

Co-author Jennifer Wu, an elite Canon “Explorer of Light” professional photographer, has become renowned for her ability to capture nighttime phenomena, from quarter-phase moon rises to shooting stars to the ephemeral Milky Way. this ...

Author: Jennifer Wu

Publisher: Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 159485839X

Category: Photography

Page: 176

View: 604

Photography: Night Sky will give you the tips and techniques you need to take stunning photographs in the dark. You’ll learn how to overcome the unique issues that confront nighttime photographers and capture images of which you’ll be proud. Co-author Jennifer Wu, an elite Canon “Explorer of Light” professional photographer, has become renowned for her ability to capture nighttime phenomena, from quarter-phase moon rises to shooting stars to the ephemeral Milky Way. this new guide reveals her methods and concentrates on photographing four principal subjects: stars as points of light, star trails, the moon, and twilight. these subjects share common photo techniques and considerations, but each also requires a distinct approach. Once captured, your digital images must be fi nished on the computer; coauthor and author of the bestselling Photography: Outdoors, James Martin, delves into the settings and procedures that elevate an image from mundane to striking. This clear and practical guide will help photographers of all levels portray the stunning spectacle of the night sky, preserving those special memories and moments from a life outdoors.


Photographs Not Taken

Short essays by photographers describing the photographs they didn't take, and why.

Author: Will Steacy

Publisher: Daylight Press

ISBN: 9780983231615

Category: Photography

Page: 223

View: 547

Includes brief biographies of the contributors.

The Education of a Photographer

What does it mean to become a photographer in the twenty-first century? This thoughtful collection of essays illuminates the spirit of the people who make the indelible images of our times.

Author: Steven Heller

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1581158300

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

View: 453

• Ideal for art students at every level • Illuminating words about creating great images • Published in association with New York’s School of Visual Arts. What does it mean to become a photographer in the twenty-first century? This thoughtful collection of essays illuminates the spirit of the people who make the indelible images of our times. Aspiring and professional photographers—especially those in arts programs throughout the United States—will appreciate the comprehensive vision of The Education of a Photographer. Classic writings from the twentieth century as well as the thoughts of the most influential talents working today, plus essays from designers, editors, and gallery owners, make this a compelling look at what drives and inspires photographers to create great work. Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

The Beginner s Photography Guide

In contrast to the jargon-filled manuals that come with most digital cameras, The Beginner's Photography Guide presents step-by-step digital slr camera basics, while introducing and demonstrating a wide variety of techniques that will ...

Author:

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 146541634X

Category: Photography

Page: 192

View: 344

In contrast to the jargon-filled manuals that come with most digital cameras, The Beginner's Photography Guide presents step-by-step digital slr camera basics, while introducing and demonstrating a wide variety of techniques that will inspire the novice digital photographer. Grouped together by themes-color, composition, natural light, framing, and more-each camera technique is broken down into an easy-to-follow step-by-step sequence, and features annotated photographs and suggestions on getting the best from digital slr cameras and taking eye-catching photos.

Why it Does Not Have to be in Focus

This lively, informed defense of modern photography focuses on not focusing--and other unconventional methods that have been successfully employed by acclaimed photographers.

Author: Jackie Higgins

Publisher: Prestel Pub

ISBN: 9783791348513

Category: Photography

Page: 224

View: 126

This lively, informed defense of modern photography focuses on not focusing--and other unconventional methods that have been successfully employed by acclaimed photographers. From portraits to documentary images and from abstractions to landscapes, the author identifies 100 important images that are emblematic of innovation in modern photography, revealing the frequently complex processes involved in their composition. In so doing, she offers a provocative reminder of what makes a great photograph.

Think Then Shoot

A Photographer’s Pocket Notebook Simple and straight forward.

Author: John Kossik

Publisher: John Kossik

ISBN: 149966673X

Category: Photography

Page: 116

View: 729

A Photographer’s Pocket Notebook Simple and straight forward. Page to enter your camera and film settings on one side, a grid-marked blank page on the other for notes, sketches, and whatever other details you need to document. Camera and film settings page has enough entries for most film sizes on one sheet. Also included is a handy simple Exposure Guide Chart for those times when you leave the light meter in the car of just want a second opinion on just what the correct settings should be. Shooting digital? This neat little notebook is perfect for jotting down details not necessarily noted in your camera's Exif file

Weegee s New York

Weegee held a mirror up to New York and revealed a city that was provocative and gripping, while at the same time managing to capture the City's heart. --Miles Barth, International Center of Photography.

Author: Paul Hutchens

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781881270164

Category: New York (N.Y.)

Page: 30

View: 382

Weegee held a mirror up to New York and revealed a city that was provocative and gripping, while at the same time managing to capture the City's heart. --Miles Barth, International Center of Photography.

Making a Photographer

Highlighting the artist’s persistence in forging a career path and his remarkable ability to learn from experience as he sharpened his image-making skills, this beautifully illustrated volume also looks at the significance of the ...

Author: Rebecca A. Senf

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300243944

Category: Photography

Page: 288

View: 728

An unprecedented and eye-opening examination of the early career of one of America’s most celebrated photographers One of the most influential photographers of his generation, Ansel Adams (1902–1984) is famous for his dramatic photographs of the American West. Although many of Adams’s images are now iconic, his early work has remained largely unknown. In this first monograph dedicated to the beginnings of Adams’s career, Rebecca A. Senf argues that these early photographs are crucial to understanding Adams’s artistic development and offer new insights into many aspects of the artist’s mature oeuvre. Drawing on copious archival research, Senf traces the first three decades of Adams’s photographic practice—beginning with an amateur album made during his childhood and culminating with his Guggenheim-supported National Parks photography of the 1940s. Highlighting the artist’s persistence in forging a career path and his remarkable ability to learn from experience as he sharpened his image-making skills, this beautifully illustrated volume also looks at the significance of the artist’s environmentalism, including his involvement with the Sierra Club.

PhotoWork

PhotoWork is a collection of interviews by forty photographers about their approach to making photographs and, more importantly, a sustained body of work.

Author: Sasha Wolf

Publisher: Aperture

ISBN: 9781597114592

Category: Photography

Page: 256

View: 595

PhotoWork is a collection of interviews by forty photographers about their approach to making photographs and, more importantly, a sustained body of work. Curator and lecturer Sasha Wolf was inspired to seek out and assemble responses to these questions after hearing from countless young photographers about how they often feel adrift in their own practice, wondering if they are doing it the "right" way. The responses, from both established and newly emerging photographers, reveal there is no single path.

Omaha Sketchbook

Omaha Sketchbook is ultimately a meditation on America, on the men and boys who inhabit it, and on the mechanics of aggression, inadequacy, and power

Author: Gregory Halpern

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781912339440

Category:

Page:

View: 567

For the last fifteen years, Gregory Halpern has been photographing in Omaha, Nebraska, steadily compiling a lyrical, if equivocal, response to the American Heartland. In loosely-collaged spreads that reproduce his construction-paper sketchbooks, Halpern takes pleasure in cognitive dissonance and unexpected harmonies, playing on a sense of simultaneous repulsion and attraction to the place. Omaha Sketchbook is ultimately a meditation on America, on the men and boys who inhabit it, and on the mechanics of aggression, inadequacy, and power.

Photography and Cinema

"This account of photography and cinema shows how the two media are not separate but in fact have influenced each other since their inception.

Author: David Campany

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781861893512

Category: Photography

Page: 160

View: 859

"This account of photography and cinema shows how the two media are not separate but in fact have influenced each other since their inception. David Campany explores photographers on screen, photographic and filmic stillness, photographs in film, the influence of photography on cinema, and the photographer as a filmmaker"--OCLC

Personal Branding for Photographers E Book

These stories illustrate the importance of aligning your passion for working behind the camera and the business of being a professional photographer.

Author: Maurice Jager

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9082858827

Category: Design

Page:

View: 110

Everybody seems to be a photographer these days and there, undoubtedly, is an abundance of beautiful photographs nowadays. For professional, and aspiring photographers, it can be a daunting task to stand out from the crowd and grab an audience’s attention. However, the good news is that there are possibilities to reach an audience and gain a following. Photographer Maurice Jager is an internationally-renowned headshot and portrait photographer. He has developed a method to build a clientele for his business. In his book, he offers a comprehensive, step-by-step process to identify, develop and share your personal story, brand story, and how it captures an audience’s attention. In addition to Maurice sharing how he consistently evolves his personal brand, the book also offers the stories of ten professional international photographers and how they’ve built their brands in a way that it has enabled them to reach their financial goals and live a fulfilled life. These stories illustrate the importance of aligning your passion for working behind the camera and the business of being a professional photographer. It offers readers a chance to see how successful photographers have built their business by being themselves in order to attract your target audience, to create a life in which you do what you love. As a result, there is no better time than now to start building your brand.

Hotel Oracle

"Hotel Oracle is a sustained visual meditation on the cosmos -- what constitutes it, what its future might be and how to reconcile the world of the supernatural with the world of the 99-cent store.

Author: Jason Fulford

Publisher: Soon Inst

ISBN: 9789081058445

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 246

Jason Fulford has arranged his third collection of photographs into eight distinct chapters that can be read as a game, a series of essays, an abstract visual narrative or all of the above. "The intention of this edit and layout," Fulford explains, "is to create as many relationships as possible between the pictures as well as the chapters. I like the idea of a meticulously planned-out event that remains unpredictable." The work in 'Raising Frogs for $ $ $' was selected from the photographer's personal archive, from images taken in various countries between 1997 and 2005. Fulford's photographs have been used on book covers by Don Delillo, John Updike, Bertrand Russell, Terry Eagleton, Ha Jin and many others.