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The Busy Girl's Guide to Digital Photography : A Really Useful Introduction to Taking Great Photos - Lorna Yabsley

The Busy Girl's Guide to Digital Photography

A Really Useful Introduction to Taking Great Photos

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This is the only complete guide to photography that is designed specifically for women looking to improve their photography skills for pleasure and profit. With inspirational case studies and examples from professional and semi-pro female photographers, user-friendly technical explanations and image critiques, this book is a practical and useful toolkit for busy girls who enjoy photography. Becoming an accomplished and competent photographer needs to be approached in three stages: - Understand your camera and learn how to drive it - Composition - tune in and understand your subject - Post production - share and print However, rather than explain every technical function from the outset, the aim of this book is to demystify the jargon and take you, step by step, back to the basic fundamental principals of photography; first putting you in control of the camera which will, in turn, free up the composition and creativity. The more advanced features of the camera and in-depth processes can be explored once the basic principals are understood. This is a fun, contemporary photography book that will become your essential tool for taking your passion for photography to the next level.

About the Author

Lorna has worked at the 'high end' of the photographic industry for over twenty-five years. Coming into the business at an early age from an arts background, she learnt her craft working alongside some of Britain's leading photographers. Leaving London and relocating to her native Devon she established her studio; dispelling the tired and staid image of social photography, she pioneered the reportage approach in her bridal work and applied her clean, graphic eye to the commercial field ... her unique style has been widely emulated. Founder and principal photographer of Bangwallop, Lorna and her highly skilled creative team have established a unique and exciting photographic company.

Introduction Section 1 Understanding your camera This section is a guide to understanding the different types of cameras and lenses, modes and functions. Learn how to use the camera and lenses - 'getting off auto' using A 'aperture priority' and S 'shutter priority' and M 'manual' taking full control of exposure. Understanding ISO and how to use the meter. TOP TIPS Providing more detailed explanations on the more technical aspects of each subject. Cameras - smart phone, compact, bridge, micro system, DSLR, medium & large format Lenses - prime, macro, wide angle, zoom, telephoto Exposure - controlling ISO, aperture, shutter & using your meter Composition - basic composition guides, recording an image, file types and image quality: Selecting metering modes Selecting focus mode Evaluating exposure and using a histogram Section 2 Composition and approach by subject The principals of composition. How to tune in and 'ways of seeing'. Aspect ratio and the nonsense of 10x8". Using your gear to best effect. Pushing boundaries and breaking rules. Subjects The subject chapters are full of great images with explanations on how the images were achieved from a composition perspective and tips on how to approach each subject matter. people - babies, children, teens and families events - weddings, parties, celebrations animals & wildlife - landscape & nature travel product & still life Section 3 Understanding post production A step-by-step, basic guide Photo software explained What you do and don't need to know An introduction to lightroom File types - jpeg, raw, tiff advantages of shooting RAW files and introduction to RAW processing Workflow - downloading & backing up, cataloguing your images and understanding meta-data Basic post production - digital manipulation, print/sharing basic editing, cropping, colour correction and retouching. Print & sharing - exporting for print and email. Section 4 Turning pro and profitable - busy girl case studies Lemon Zebra - Two mums who have specialise in a school photography business. Rona Wheeldon - photography for flower arranging business. Lola Rose - Creative wedding photographer.

ISBN: 9781446303160
ISBN-10: 1446303160
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 1st October 2013
Publisher: DAVID & CHARLES
Dimensions (cm): 22.0 x 21.8  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 1