Amazon's #1 rated and best-selling digital photography book, and the first ever Gold Honoree of the Benjamin Franklin Digital Award, gives you five innovations no other book offers:1. FREE VIDEO TRAINING. 100 videos totaling 14+ HOURS of video training integrated into the book’s content (requires Internet access). Travel around the world with Tony and Chelsea as they teach you hands-on. Appendix A lists the videos so you can use the book like an inexpensive video course.2. TEACHER AND PEER SUPPORT. After buying the book, you get access to the private Stunning Digital Photography Readers group on Facebook where you can ask the questions and post pictures for feedback from Tony, Chelsea, and other readers. It’s like being able to raise your hand in class and ask a question! Instructions are in the introduction.3. FREE LIFETIME UPDATES. This book is regularly updated with new content (including additional videos) that existing owners receive for free. Updates are added based on reader feedback and questions, as well as changing photography trends and new camera equipment. This is the last photography book you'll ever need.4. HANDS-ON PRACTICES. Complete the practices at the end of every chapter to get the real world experience you need.5. 100+ PRACTICE QUESTIONS. Ungraded tests teach you to apply what you've learned.6. 500+ ORIGINAL PICTURES. Detailed example pictures taken by the author and his wife in 15 countries demonstrate both good and bad technique. NO STOCK PHOTOS. Many pictures include links to the full-size image so you can zoom in to see every pixel. In this book, Tony Northrup (award-winning author of more than 30 how-to books and a professional portrait, wildlife, and landscape photographer) teaches the art and science of creating stunning pictures. First, beginner photographers will master:* Composition* Exposure* Shutter speed* Aperture* Depth-of-field (blurring the background)* ISO* Natural light* Flash* Troubleshooting blurry, dark, and bad pictures* Pet photography* Wildlife photography (mammals, birds, insects, fish, and more)* Sunrises and sunsets* Landscapes* Cityscapes* Flowers* Forests, waterfalls, and rivers* Night photography* Fireworks* Raw files* HDR* Macro/close-up photographyAdvanced photographers can skip forward to learn the pro’s secrets for:* Posing men and women. including corrective posing (checklists provided)* Portraits (candid, casual, formal, and underwater)* Group photos* Remotely triggering flashes* Using bounce flash and flash modifiers* Using studio lighting on any budget* Building a temporary or permanent studio at home* Shooting your first wedding* High speed photography* Location scouting/finding the best spots and times* Planning shoots around the sun and moon* Star trails (via long exposure and image stacking)* Light painting* Eliminating noise* Focus stacking for infinite depth-of-field* Underwater photography* Getting close to wildlife* Using electronic shutter triggers
Published by: Mason Press | Publication date: 12/11/2011Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 241 pages
This newly revised edition of Bryan Peterson's most popular book demystifies the complex concepts of exposure in photography, allowing readers to capture the images they want. Understanding Exposure 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.
Published by: Amphoto Books | Publication date: 03/15/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 178 pages
An eye-opening history of Manhattan told through its most celebrated street.In the early seventeenth century, in a backwater Dutch colony, there was a wide, muddy cow path that the settlers called the Brede Wegh. As the street grew longer, houses and taverns began to spring up alongside it. What was once New Amsterdam became New York, and farmlands gradually gave way to department stores, theaters, hotels, and, finally, the perpetual traffic of the twentieth century’s Great White Way. From Bowling Green all the way up to Marble Hill, Broadway takes us on a mile-by-mile journey up America’s most vibrant and complex thoroughfare, through the history at the heart of Manhattan.Today, Broadway almost feels inevitable, but over the past four hundred years there have been thousands who have tried to draw and erase its path. Following their footsteps, we learn why one side of the street was once considered more fashionable than the other; witness the construction of Trinity Church, the Flatiron Building, and the Ansonia Hotel; the burning of P. T. Barnum’s American Museum; and discover that Columbia University was built on the site of an insane asylum. Along the way we meet Alexander Hamilton, Emma Goldman, Edgar Allan Poe, John James Audubon, "Bill the Butcher" Poole, and the assorted real-estate speculators, impresarios, and politicians who helped turn Broadway into New York’s commercial and cultural spine.Broadway traces the physical and social transformation of an avenue that has been both the "Path of Progress" and a "street of broken dreams," home to both parades and riots, startling wealth and appalling destitution. Glamorous, complex, and sometimes troubling, the evolution of an oft-flooded dead end to a canyon of steel and glass is the story of American progress.
Published by: W. W. Norton & Company | Publication date: 04/17/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 528 pages
"I need you to understand something. I wrote this for you. I wrote this for you and only you. Everyone else who reads it, doesn't get it." Started 2007, I Wrote This For You is an acclaimed exploration of hauntingly beautiful words, photography and emotion that's unique to each person that reads it. This book gathers together nearly 200 of the most beautiful entries into four distinct chapters; Sun, Moon, Stars, Rain. Together with several new and exclusive entries that don't appear anywhere else, each chapter of I Wrote This For You focuses on a different facet of life, love, loss, beginnings and endings.
Published by: Central Avenue Publishing | Publication date: 12/01/2011Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 202 pages
David Busch's Sony Alpha a7R III Guide to Digital Photography is most comprehensive resource and reference for Sony’s high-speed, high-resolution full frame mirrorless camera. Capable of 10 frame-per-second bursts even at 42 megapixels, the a7R III is fast enough for sports photography with the image quality that the most demanding landscape photographer demands. Coupled with remarkable low-light performance, fast sensor-based phase detect autofocus, and improved 5-axis in-body image stabilization, it gives you all the tools needed to take incredible images. This book will show you how to master those features as you explore the world of digital photography and hone your creativity with your a7R III.Filled with detailed how-to steps and full-color illustrations, David Busch's Sony Alpha a7R III Guide to Digital Photography covers every feature of this camera in depth, from taking your first photos through advanced details of setup, exposure, lens selection, lighting, and more, and relates each feature to specific photographic techniques and situations. Also included is the handy camera "roadmap," an easy-to-use visual guide to the camera's features and controls. Learn when to use every option and, more importantly, when not to use them, by following the author’s recommended settings for each menu entry. With best-selling photographer and mentor David Busch as your guide, you'll quickly have full creative mastery of your camera’s capabilities, whether you're shooting on the job, as an advanced enthusiast exploring full frame photography for the first time, or are just out for fun. Start building your knowledge and confidence, while bringing your vision to light with the Sony a7R III.
Published by: Rocky Nook | Publication date: 03/26/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 456 pages
Amazon Best Seller! #1 Photography Reference Book for most of 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 Mastering the Exposure Triangle is the key to photographic excellence.Without a guide on your path to better pictures, you run the risk of spending a great deal of time and money heading down the wrong road. Frustration and confusion can easily take the wind from your sails and replace excitement with disappointment. This guide to EXPOSURE builds a solid foundation of photographic knowledge with easy-to-follow discussions of everything that you need to know in order to create better images with confidence. Every photographic term used in the book is clearly defined and thoroughly explained. All terms are also highlighted by using BOLD CAPS so that you can easily find them again to refresh your memory. By the time you finish reading this book, you will be well on your way to Mastering Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO and ExposureThere are thousands of Photography Books in the Kindle Store. So, why should you buy this book?
- Al Judge is an exceptional teacher. His books are arguably the best on the topic of Photography.
- This book requires no prior knowledge of Photography or Photographic Jargon.
- It is highly illustrated, well written and easy to understand.
- In a few hours, you will learn what others have taken years to learn. You will not waste your time reading meaningless banter.
- There is no risk. If you are not 100% satisfied, you can return it for a full refund within the first seven days. This only takes a single click on “Manage My Kindle.”
Published by: Subtle Visions Media | Publication date: 01/09/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 72 pages
The Flash Book: How to fall hopelessly in love with your flash, and finally start taking the type of images you bought it for in the first place
Scott Kelby, the world’s #1 best-selling photography technique books author, is here with a new concept in photography and flash books—one that’s designed from the ground up to get you straight to whatever it is you need to do with a flash right now, get your answer fast, and get you back to shooting with your flash.Thanks to inexpensive flashes that are compatible with all major camera manufacturers (such as Yongnuo), owning and using a flash is now easily within reach for nearly all shooters, whether you're a hobbyist or aspriring professional. Once you own a flash, though, you'll have a lot of questions about how to get it to create the light you need—questions about camera and flash settings, questions about direction, quality, and quantity of light. And in addition to knowing how to use your flash, you need to know which modifiers and triggers you might need, and you need to learn use them quickly.That’s why this book was created: to quickly get you to the technique, the setting, or exactly the right thing you need to do right now to improve your work.Here’s how it works: When you need to know how to do a particular thing, you turn to the chapter where it would be found, find the thing you need to do (it’s easy, each page covers just one single topic), and Scott tells you exactly how to do it just like he was sitting there beside you, using the same casual style as if he were telling a friend. That way, you get back to shooting fast. This isn’t a book of theory, full of confusing jargon and detailed multi-step concepts. This is a book on which button to click, which setting to use, and exactly how and when to use it, so you’re never “stuck” wondering how to use your flash again. This will be your “go to” book that sits within reach any time you’re shooting with flash, and you are going to love having this type of help right at your fingertips.
Published by: Rocky Nook | Publication date: 11/15/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 211 pages
Nikon D850 Experience - The Still Photography Guide to Operation and Image Creation with the Nikon D850
Nikon D850 Experience is a comprehensive user guide that goes beyond the manual to help you learn the features, settings, and controls of this sophisticated and highly customizable camera. Most importantly it also explains how, when, and why to use the camera's features, settings, and controls in your photography.You can read this e-book on your PC or Mac or take it into the field on your iPad, Kindle, tablet, or phone with free Kindle Reading Apps.As with all Full Stop guides, this book is written in a clear, concise, and user-friendly manner to help you learn to use your D850 quickly and competently, and consistently make the types of images you desire. As one reader has said about Full Stop guides:"I don't know how I could fully take advantage of all the features the camera has to offer without this publication! It's well-organized, easy to understand, and succinct enough to keep your attention while still containing a wealth of information to get the most out of your camera."Take control of your Nikon D850 and the photos you create!For Intermediate and Enthusiast Photographers - This guide is designed for enthusiast dSLR photographers who wish to take full advantage of the capabilities of their camera and shoot competently in A, S, and M modes; take full control of the powerful 153-Point autofocus system; and learn how, when, and why to use and customize the controls and features of the D850. It covers standard dSLR camera functions and exposure concepts for those learning digital SLR photography, and explains more advanced camera controls and operation such as metering modes and exposure compensation.For Experienced Photographers - This guide explains the new and advanced features and settings to help you quickly start taking advantage of these capabilities and getting the most from the camera. It explains the camera controls and how to customize them, and how to take advantage of the features including Highlight-Weighted Metering, Group-Area AF, and Focus Shift. The book also covers back-button focusing, Live View, 4K, HD, and Slow-mo video, and guides you through all the D850 Menu and Custom Setting items to help you set up and customize the camera for your shooting needs.The guide contains a link to a detailed D850 Setup Spreadsheet, to help set up your menus and settings for various shooting situations.Nikon D850 Experience focuses on still-photography with an explanation of the Movie settings and functions. Sections include:
- Setting Up Your D850 - All the Menus and Custom Settings, with explanations and recommended settings to set up and customize the advanced features to work best for the way you photograph.
- Aperture Priority (A), Shutter Priority (S), and Manual (M) Modes - How and when to use them to create dramatic depth of field, freeze or express motion, or take total control over exposure settings.
- Auto Focusing Modes and Area Modes, and Release (Drive) Modes - Learn the AF Modes, AF Area Modes, and AF Custom Settings, how they differ, how and when to take advantage of them to capture both still and moving subjects.
- Exposure Metering Modes - How they differ, how and when to use them for correct exposures in every situation.
- Histograms, Exposure Compensation, Bracketing, and White Balance - Understanding these features for adjusting to the proper exposure in challenging lighting situations.
- The Image Taking Process - Tutorials for using the settings and controls to take photos of both still and moving subjects.
- Introduction to Video Settings - Explanations of the settings and options to get you started.
- Composition - Tips and techniques, including the creative use of depth of field.
- Lenses - Intro to Nikon lenses and lens notations.
- Photography Accessories - Useful accessories for the D850 and dSLR photography.
Published by: Full Stop Media | Publication date: 11/30/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 748 pages
This book is a complete guide to the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV camera. With this book, author Alexander S. White provides users of the RX10 IV with a manual covering all aspects of the camera’s operation. Using a tutorial-like approach, the book shows beginning and intermediate photographers how to accomplish things with the RX10 IV, and explains when and why to use the camera’s many features.The book provides details about the camera’s shooting modes as well as its menu options for shooting, playback, setup, video, Wi-Fi, and special effects. The book covers all features of the RX10 IV that are new for this model, including its enhanced focusing system with phase detection autofocus; its ability to use a touch screen for focusing and enlarging images in some situations; and a variety of new or enhanced menu options. The book includes more than 500 color photographs that illustrate the camera’s controls, display screens, and menus. The images include photographs taken using the RX10 IV’s Scene mode, with settings optimized for subjects such as landscapes, sunsets, portraits, and action shots; and its Creative Style and Picture Effect menu options, with settings that alter the appearance of images.The book provides concise introductions to topics such as street photography and infrared photography, and explains how to use the camera’s Wi-Fi and Bluetooth features to transfer images to a smartphone or tablet, to control the camera from such a device, and to add location information to images.The book includes a full discussion of the video features of the RX10 IV, which can shoot HD and 4K (ultra-HD) movies, with manual control of exposure and focus during recording. The book explains the camera’s numerous features for professional-level videography, including Picture Profiles that allow adjustment of settings such as gamma curve, black level, knee, and detail. The book describes steps for recording 4K video to an external video recorder using the “clean” video output from the camera’s HDMI port.In three appendices, the book discusses accessories for the RX10 IV, including cases, power sources, remote controls, microphones and external flash units, and includes a list of websites and other resources for further information. The book includes an appendix with “quick tips” on how to take advantage of the camera’s features in the most efficient ways possible.This guide to the RX10 IV includes a detailed index, so the reader can quickly locate information about any particular feature or aspect of the camera.
Published by: White Knight Press | Publication date: 11/27/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 286 pages
This new ebook edition includes for first time over 100 never-before-published photographs taken during the author's epic, thousand mile horseback journey across Arizona and New Mexico. It also includes rare and extraordinary historical photographs of the Old West, Native Americans, pioneers, prospectors, Indian pueblos, and vanished landscapes. “The Old West’s last glimmers flicker through this piercingly beautiful adventure, an unforgettable saga in which Preston, astride his horse Popeye, traverses the desert and mountain wilderness of Arizona and New Mexico retracing the trail-blazing 1540-41 expedition of Spanish Explorer Francisco Vasquez de Coronado in search of the legendary Seven Cities of Gold … In place of the mythical winning of the West, Preston unfolds a harrowing tale of loss.” –Publishers Weekly“The entire book is a sheer pleasure to read.” –The San Diego Union-Tribune“A Blue Highways on horseback, well worth the trip.” –Kirkus Reviews“A riveting yarn, with as many turns as a switchback road.” –The Christian Science Monitor“A fearful, fascinating tale.” –Los Angeles Times“A journey of historical importance.” –The New York Times“By setting out with a companion and four horses to track Coronado’s army across a thousand miles of brutal desert and mountain country, from the Mexican border through Arizona and New Mexico, the author is ready to risk his life to try to see with his own eyes, as it were, ‘that moment, 450 years ago, when the peoples of the Old World and New World first encountered each other’ and quickly began the strife-torn redefining of America. Throughout the book, Preston intersperses the original reports and memoirs of Coronado’s adventure with accounts of his own party’s hard progress, making the centuries dissolve into a common, first-person, present-tense narrative. And along the way he records stories of the people and places he encounters, making brief excursions into mining booms and busts, the history of livestock ranching, the impact of barbed wire and windmills, the first mail routes, homesteading, the destruction of the Indian nations, and much more.” –Smithsonian magazine
Published by: William Morris Endeavor Entertainment LLC | Publication date: 10/13/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 480 pages