DIVGo ahead, have fun with your photography. Creative Photography Lab is a collection of fun and silly photography exercises designed to teach you something about your camera (and yourself!). Whether youâ€™re rockinâ€™ a digital SLR, a point and shoot, or even a phone camera, this book will:/divDIV/divDIV- Provide easy exercises to help you discover your own personal style./divDIV- Tackle the technical stuff./divDIV- Explore a new way of seeing./divDIV- Turn your camera into a powerful tool of self-expression./divDIV- Help you capture amazing shots for your blog, social media, photo albums, your wall at home, or just for yourself./divDIVYou donâ€™t have to be a professional photographer or own expensive cameras and equipment to get inspiring shots. If youâ€™ve ever taken a picture, this book is for you. Warning: once you get started, youâ€™ll never want to stop./div
Amongst the wealth of books aimed at helping you to understand and use your camera equipment and software, Creative DSLR Photography is a rare gem that focuses on the real art of photography and the creative, design and composition skills needed to take your work to the next level. Beginning with the basics of visualisation and perception, the book gives clear guidance on how to interpret a scene, define a subject and develop a personal style. It covers the key creative factors to be considered pre-capture, whilst shooting and post-capture, taking a practical approach and offering valuable pointers that you can incorporate into workflow immediately to dramatically improve results. Written by two accomplished professional photographers, Creative DSLR Photography is packed with inspiring images from travel, nature and landscape photography, amongst other genres, and includes pro tips on how these stunning shots were created. Part of Focal's Digital Workflow series, aimed at helping photographers to work faster, work smarter and creative great images. Current series titles include Canon DSLR: The Ultimate Photographer's Guide and Mac OS X for Photographers.
The Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Photography explores the vast international scope of twentieth-century photography and explains that history with a wide-ranging, interdisciplinary manner. This unique approach covers the aesthetic history of photography as an evolving art and documentary form, while also recognizing it as a developing technology and cultural force. This Encyclopedia presents the important developments, movements, photographers, photographic institutions, and theoretical aspects of the field along with information about equipment, techniques, and practical applications of photography. To bring this history alive for the reader, the set is illustrated in black and white throughout, and each volume contains a color plate section. A useful glossary of terms is also included.
In The Way of the Digital Photographer, master photographer and digital artist Harold Davis shows you how to make digital photography an art form. Great digital photographs need both camera and computer to be truly extraordinary. Using detailed examples and case studies from his own work, Davis provides myriad ideas you can use in your own work, and he shows you how to unlock your own creativity to make those special images you have always dreamed of! Readers discover how to effectively use post-processing techniques and gain insight as to how the techniques and steps involved can inform their choices when making a photo and in postproduction workflow.
Join 14 very special artists on a Creative Pilgrimage as they share exciting projects that they teach through the various art retreat venues from across the nation. As they teach their special projects, we experience what it's like to learn from this celebrated cohort of talented artists. Hear their unique perspectives about the importance of teachingâ€”a process where through sharing knowledge, they also gain knowledge and develop community. Featured artists include: â€”Alisa Burke â€”Julie Haymaker Thompson â€”Lisa Kaus â€”Mary Beth Shaw â€”Maya Donenfeld â€”Roxanne Padgett â€”Sarah Ahearn Bellemare â€”Stephanie Jones Rubiano â€”Tracie Lyn Huskamp â€”Heather Smith Jones â€”Carla Sonheim â€”Mati Rose McDonough â€”Alma Stoller â€”Flora Bowley Peppered throughout the book are snapshots that give us a glimpse of some of the most amazing art retreats from across the nation. They are: â€”Squam Art Workshops â€”The Makerie â€”Artfest â€”An Artful Journey â€”Artistic Bliss â€”Valley Ridge Art Studio â€”Art & Soul â€”Silver Bella You'll get a special behind-the-scenes look at these special gatherings from the unique points of view of the coordinators, students, and instructors alike. Take a leap of faith into your quest to learn, teach, grow, and create with Creative Pilgrimage!
Steps for turning your photos into works of art Open up those shoe boxes of photos and discover the joy and excitement of cutting and cropping your pictures. This book will inspire you to move beyond the fear of cutting photos by teaching you how to transform standard, everyday snapshots into unique works of art for your scrapbook pages. More than 300 distinctive cropping techniques, and easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions promise you brilliant results filled with impact. Creative photo cropping is "shear" delight for the entire family!
DIVWhatever art you practice, chances are youâ€™re going to come across image transfer techniques. These valuable techniques allow you to reproduce a unique image from any source and apply it to a myriad of surfaces. The options are endless!/divDIV/divDIVPlaying with Image Transfers is a beautiful and helpful resource that will teach you the four image transfer methods: Packing Tape, Solvent, Medium, and Acrylic transfers, while highlighting basic methods and offering projects across a range of interests and applications. Youâ€™ll learn how to make beautiful items, including gift boxes, albums, sketchbook covers, wall art, accordion books, and much more. Once youâ€™ve mastered the techniques, youâ€™ll also explore multiple surfaces as a base for transferring â€“ wood, fabric, paper, canvas, and book forms. A beautiful gallery will show the use of image transfers in a wide variety of high-end artistic works to get your creative juices flowing./divDIV/divDIVThe â€œConsiderationsâ€? in each chapter offer suggestions on how a single project can be expanded or further adapted if youâ€™re looking to challenge yourself past the basics. By the time you finish this informative book, youâ€™ll be well-equipped to use your own images in your creative work./div
DIVShooting with Soul is glorious and beautiful book for anyone who loves to take pictures. Whether you are an aspirational photographer, artist, creative mom, or blogger, you will enjoy expanding your understanding of this medium by exploring 44 weeks of unique and reflective prompts and exercises aimed to demystify seemingly â€œtechieâ€? topics and enhance your creative self-expression. No matter what camera you own, an SLR, point and shoot, or even a camera phone, this book offers tips and methods for any device that snaps a photo./divDIV/divDIVNew technologyis making it easier to share photography, and interest in photos is being fueled by the popularity of photo-based apps and social networking sites such as Pinterest, Instagram, Hipstamatic, Flickr, and tumblr blogs. Sharing photos with friends and family has become as easy as pushing a button, however, finding the right photos to take and coming up with creative concepts for jaw-dropping photos remains something that needs to be explored and fostered./divDIV/divDIVShooting with Soul teaches successful photography methods through an approach that is very much like journaling. By putting deep thought and feeling into the process, and into the exercises, which focus on personal exploration and autobiographical information, you will become able to create images that are infused with soul and that connect you with your viewers more deeply, whether they are friends and family, a professional art audience, or followers of a blog or website./div