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    DescriptionPhotography is now more popular than ever thanks to the rapid development of digital cameras. Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs is for this new wave of DSLR dabblers and amateur snapshooters. It contains no graphs, no techie diagrams and no camera-club jargon. Instead, it inspires readers through iconic images and playful copy packed with hands-on tips. Split into five sections, the book covers composition, exposure, light, lenses, and the art of seeing. Masterpieces by acclaimed photographers including Henri Cartier- Bresson, Sebastiao Salgado, Fay Godwin, Nadav Kander, Daido Moriyama and Martin Parr serve to illustrate points and encourage readers to try out new ideas. Todays aspiring photographers want immediacy and see photography as an affordable way of expressing themselves quickly and creatively. This handbook meets their needs, teaching them how to take photographs using professional techniques.


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    Title
    Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Henry Carroll
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 128
    Width: 144 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 240 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781780673356
    ISBN 10: 1780673353
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: PHO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.4
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 06
    BIC subject category V2: AJG
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24240
    B&T General Subject: 625
    Ingram Subject Code: AP
    Libri: I-AP
    Abridged Dewey: 770
    B&T Approval Code: A06282000
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: PHO018000
    DC23: 771
    Thema V1.0: AJT
    LC classification: TR267 .C369 2014
    Illustrations note
    50 colour illustrations
    Publisher
    Laurence King Publishing
    Imprint name
    Laurence King Publishing
    Publication date
    25 March 2014
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Henry Carroll studied photography at the Royal College of Art and his work has been featured in a number of international exhibitions and publications. Building on his experience teaching aspiring photographers of all ages, Henry founded frui.co.uk, one of the UK's leading providers of photography holidays and courses. Henry's clear, jargon-free style of teaching has demystified digital photography and inspired thousands to get creative with their cameras.
    Review quote
    ""Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs" goes beyond typical technical jargon.and should you master.composition, exposure, light, lenses, and seeing you will indeed be making great photographs." - "Uncrate"
    Table of contents
    Introduction Start by ignoring everything Composition Leading lines / Landscape or portrait? / Framing / Foreground interest / Close-ups / Symmetry / The rule of thirds / Working the frame / Visual weight / Breaking the rules Exposure Modes / Shutter speed and shutter priority / Slow shutter speeds / Tripods / Fast shutter speeds / Aperture and aperture priority / Shallow depth of field / Deep depth of field / ISO / Manual / Exposure compensation Light Hard light / Soft light / Natural and artificial light / White balance / Inbuilt flash / Fill flash Lenses Lenses made easy / Wide angle: short focal length / Telephoto: long focal length / Standard focal length / Prime lenses / Macro photography Seeing Decisive moments / The dangers of perfectionism / What is beauty? / The art of seeing / Get physical / Tough love / Take your time / Be specific / The importance of intrigue / The X factor / Shoot a project Conclusion The secret to taking great pictures