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Skin

Skin

The Complete Guide to Digitally Lighting, Photographing, and Retouching Faces and Bodies

  • Author: Lee Varis
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0470906634
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 368
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Skin

Skin

The Complete Guide to Digitally Lighting, Photographing, and Retouching Faces and Bodies

  • Author: Lee Varis
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0470906618
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 368
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Skin

Skin

The Complete Guide to Digitally Lighting, Photographing, and Retouching Faces and Bodies

  • Author: Lee Varis
  • Publisher: Sybex
  • ISBN: 9780470047330
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 432
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Achieving accurate skin tones is one of the most challenging tasks in digital photography. Master this challenge with professional photographer Lee Varis as he covers a range of skin: women and men, young and old, various tones, in-studio and outdoors, tattoos, and more. His step-by-step tutorials and before-and-after illustrations demonstrate various techniques for topics such as digital-specific lighting challenges and what can and cannot be done in post-process. A free CD-ROM accompanies the book and contains sample image files to use while following the tutorials, plus equipment recommendations and technical reference materials that enhance and reinforce the instruction. Order your copy of this practical guide today and get a complete start-to-finish approach to integrating everything from posing models to shooting and retouching candid scenes.

Mastering Exposure and the Zone System for Digital Photographers

Mastering Exposure and the Zone System for Digital Photographers

  • Author: Lee Varis
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 1435454685
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 275
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And you don’t need expensive equipment or training, because this book will show you how to have an incredible adventure in your own backyard this weekend. Bring your open mind and your sense of wonder. Get ready for legend tripping!

The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Book

The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Book

The Complete Guide for Photographers

  • Author: Martin Evening
  • Publisher: Adobe Press
  • ISBN: 0133441393
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 736
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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom was designed from the ground up with digital photographers in mind, offering powerful editing features in a streamlined interface that lets photographers import, sort, and organize images. In this completely updated bestseller, author Martin Evening describes features in Lightroom 5 in detail from a photographer’s perspective. As an established commercial and fashion photographer, Martin knows firsthand what photographers need for an efficient workflow. He has been working with Lightroom from the beginning, monitoring the product’s development and providing valued feedback to Adobe. As a result, Martin knows the software inside and out, from image selection to image editing and image management. In this book he’ll teach you how to: Work efficiently with images shot in raw or JPEG formats Import photographs with ease and sort them according to your workflow Create and manage a personal image and video library Quickly apply tonal adjustments to multiple images Integrate Lightroom with Adobe Photoshop Export images for print or Web as digital contact sheets or personal portfolios Make the most of new features in Lightroom 5, such as extended spot removal, Upright™ corrections, and Smart Previews Photographers will find Lightroom 5—and The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Book—indispensable tools in their digital darkrooms. “With Martin’s expert guidance, you’ll soon find that you have precisely the tools you need to turn your concentration back where it belongs—on making better pictures!” —George Jardine, digital photography consultant “As a photographer himself, Martin Evening knows what tools photographers need to realize their creative vision. In this book, he shows not only how Adobe Photoshop Lightroom works but also why it will become an essential part of any photographer’s workflow.” —Greg Gorman, photographer

Portrait Photography

Portrait Photography

Secrets of Posing and Lighting

  • Author: Mark Cleghorn
  • Publisher: Lark Books
  • ISBN: 9781579905484
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 127
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This book teaches all the fundamentals of portraiture and has detailed photo sequences showing how to arrange light and lighting accessories. It includes information on creating a wide range of styles, choosing the right equipment, composing the background and placing and positioning the subject for maximum effect.

Photoshop LAB Color

Photoshop LAB Color

The Canyon Conundrum and Other Adventures in the Most Powerful Colorspace

  • Author: Dan Margulis
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780321356789
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 366
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Beautiful, full-colour guide reveals the transformative magic of working with Photoshop's colour correction model, 'lab colour.'

The Photographer's Guide to Posing

The Photographer's Guide to Posing

Techniques to Flatter Everyone

  • Author: Lindsay Adler
  • Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1681981963
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 448
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When photographing people, you can have a great composition, perfect light, and the right camera settings, but if your subject doesn’t look right—if the pose is off—the shot will not be a keeper. Posing is truly a crucial skill that photographers need to have in order to create great photographs. If you’re looking to improve your ability to pose your subjects—whether they’re men, women, couples, or groups—best-selling author and photographer Lindsay Adler’s The Photographer’s Guide to Posing: Techniques to Flatter Everyone is the perfect resource for you. In the first half of The Photographer’s Guide to Posing, Lindsay discusses how the camera sees, and thus how camera angle, lens choice, and perspective all affect the appearance of your subject. Lindsay then covers things that ruin a pose—such as placement of the hands, and your subject’s expression and posture. Next, Lindsay dives into “posing essentials,” outlining her approach to start with a “base pose,” then build on that to create endless posing opportunities. She also discusses posing the face—with specific sections dedicated to the chin, jaw, eyes, and forehead—as well as posing hands. In the second half of the book, Lindsay dedicates entire chapters to posing specific subject matter: women, men, couples, curvy women, families and small groups, and large groups. In each chapter, Lindsay addresses that subject matter’s specific challenges, provides “go-to poses” you can always use, and covers how to train the eye to determine the best pose for your subject(s). Lindsay also teaches you how to analyze a pose so that you can create endless posing opportunities and continuously improve your work.

Professional Portrait Retouching Techniques for Photographers Using Photoshop

Professional Portrait Retouching Techniques for Photographers Using Photoshop

  • Author: Scott Kelby
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • ISBN: 9780132118712
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 360
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Each year, Scott Kelby, Editor-in-Chief of Photoshop User magazine and the #1 best-selling Photoshop author, trains literally thousands of photographers on how to retouch portraits using Photoshop through his live seminars, online classes, DVDs, and standing-room only workshops at the Photoshop World Conference & Expo. Now you can learn the same techniques he uses in his own retouching workflow, in the only book of its kind–one written expressly for photographers who do their own retouching. As a pro photographer himself, Scott understands that photographers make their living shooting, not retouching. But, delivering fully retouched images is now expected by clients. That’s why Scott put together this amazing resource for teaching photographers the quickest, easiest, and most effective ways to create professional-looking, retouched final images without spending hours grinding away at painstaking, detailed techniques. LEARN HOW THE PROS DO IT It’s all here–the step-by-step methods for fixing, enhancing, and finishing your portraits in Photoshop. Using the techniques in this book, you’ll create images that will absolutely wow your clients. You’ll learn: • How to soften skin and still retain detail and texture • The best tricks for beautifully enhancing eyes, eyebrows, and eyelashes • How to selectively sharpen portraits without complicated masking • How to create gorgeous-looking lips • How to remove blemishes fast and keep the most detail • The pros’ tricks for body sculpting • How to make your subject’s hair look fabulous • How to give your retouches that natural look that sets them apart • Plus, you get Scott’s complete 5-minute, 15-minute, and 30-minute start-to-finish workflows If you’re ready to learn the “tricks of the trade”–the same ones that today’s leading pro photographers use to retouch, tuck, tighten, and tone their images for that pro-retouched look–you’re holding the book that will do exactly that. It will radically change the way you retouch your portraits from here on out, and give you the best-looking, most natural retouches you’ve ever done.

The Art of Photography

The Art of Photography

An Approach to Personal Expression

  • Author: Bruce Barnbaum
  • Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1457111934
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 364
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This is a newly revised edition of the classic book The Art of Photography (first published in 1994), which has often been described as the most readable, understandable, and comprehensive textbook on photography. In his accessible style, Barnbaum presents how-to techniques for both traditional and digital approaches. Yet he goes well beyond the technical as he delves deeply into the philosophical, expressive, and creative aspects of photography. This book is geared toward every level of photographer who seeks to make a personal statement through their chosen medium. Bruce Barnbaum is recognized as one of the world’s finest photographers as well as an elite instructor. This newest incarnation of his book, which has evolved over the past 35 years, will prove to be an invaluable photographic reference for years to come. This is truly the resource of choice for the thinking photographer. Filled with over 100 beautiful photographs, as well as numerous charts, graphs, and tables.

The Digital Photography Book

The Digital Photography Book

  • Author: Scott Kelby
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • ISBN: 0133856887
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 221
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Offers advice for shooting different types of photographs in different environments, including using natural light, using hot-shoe flash, and shooting landscapes and nature photography.

Professional Photoshop

Professional Photoshop

The Classic Guide to Color Correction, Fifth Edition

  • Author: Dan Margulis
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press
  • ISBN: 9780132712040
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 528
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The commonsense, by-the-numbers approach of Professional Photoshop has shaped the workflows of a generation of Photoshop experts. This new edition, the first in nearly five years, is completely updated for the age of digital photography. It continues the book’s tradition of introducing astoundingly effective, previously unknown methods of image enhancement. The original photographs found in the book come from a variety of professional sources, and all correction exercises are on the included CD. Professional Photoshop has changed radically from edition to edition, and this time is no exception—with almost 90 percent new content and completely overhauled coverage of curves, channel blending, and sharpening.Professional Photoshop offers a full explanation of: How curves bring out detail in the most important areas of the imagen A comprehensive strategy for blending channels to create deeper, stronger images The strengths and weaknesses of CMYK, LAB, and RGB, and when to use each one The first detailed look at the Shadow/Highlight command—and even more sophis-ticated ways to enhance contrast in the lightest and darkest parts of the imagen Sharpening strategies, in three full chapters, including the innovative hiraloam method (High Radius, Low Amount). Plus, a fiendishly effective method of merging hiraloam and conventional unsharp masking The realities—and the politics—of preparing files for commercial offset printing and how to deal with colors that are out of the press’s gamut What Camera Raw and similar acquisition modules can offer Typical problems of digital captures that were not found in the age of film— and how to correct for them

The Photoshop Workbook

The Photoshop Workbook

Professional Retouching and Compositing Tips, Tricks, and Techniques

  • Author: Glyn Dewis
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • ISBN: 0134008464
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 288
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Master the Photoshop techniques used by professionals to create captivating composites, special effects, and more! The Photoshop Workbook reveals the creative skills that photographer and retoucher Glyn Dewis uses for his global clients. In this guide you will learn not only his step-by-step Photoshop techniques, but how and when to apply them so that you, too, can take your images to a whole new level. Glyn starts by covering the individual Photoshop skills that are the essential building blocks of his process: mastering selections and cutouts; dodging and burning and using the “power of gray” for composites; applying lighting effects; creating special effects; and turning day into night using a nondestructive workflow. It's one thing to learn the techniques, but to master them you need to understand when to apply them and in what order. In the second part of the book, Glyn brings everything together with his real-world projects. He covers six complete, start-to-finish projects–including all the images for you to download and follow along–that show you how to apply the techniques to a variety of scenarios.

Commercial Photography Handbook

Commercial Photography Handbook

Business Techniques for Professional Digital Photographers

  • Author: Kirk Tuck
  • Publisher: Amherst Media
  • ISBN: 1584285621
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 127
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Targeting new and experienced commercial photographers alike, this invaluable guide explores the different aspects and challenges of succeeding in the industry. Approaching the subject systematically, the topics begin with determining what kind of commercial photography to pursue and how to get the training needed to carve out a niche in the market. Continuing to delve further, the topics expand to marketing techniques, negotiation skills, estimating and charging for work, maximizing profits while minimizing expenses, and ethical business behavior. Armed with this information, commercial photographers who are developing or expanding their businesses will know how to evolve and grow during periods of both prosperity and recession.

John Shaw's Nature Photography Field Guide

John Shaw's Nature Photography Field Guide

  • Author: John Shaw
  • Publisher: Amphoto Books
  • ISBN: 0817400303
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 160
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An updated bestseller, this book of extraordinarily beautiful photographs of nature contains state-of-the-art instruction on how any photographer can aim for equally impressive results every time a camera is focused on the great outdoors. Even highly skilled photographers are often baffled by the problems facing them when they work outdoors. But with this exceptional field guide in hand, every photographer—beginner, serious amateur, semi-pro, and pro—can conquer the problems encountered in the field. Using his own exceptional work as examples, the author discusses each type of nature subject and how to approach photographing it. Specific advice and information cover selection of equipment and lenses; how to compose a shot; how to get close ups; and other tips covering a range of techniques to enrich various types of nature photographs. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Creative Portraits

Creative Portraits

Digital Photography Tips and Techniques

  • Author: Harold Davis
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9781118076187
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 240
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Go beyond the basic rules of photography to capture stunning portraits Portrait photography is a vital topic for photographers of every level of experience, from amateur to professional. Written by renowned photographer Harold Davis, this inspirational book encourages you to define our own photographic style and capture stunning, creative, and unique portraits. You'll discover tips and techniques for "breaking the rules" of basic digital photography so that you can go beyond the fundamentals such as composition, lighting, and exposure in order to create memorable and incomparable portraits. Explores the most common subject of most photographers-people-and explains when, why, and how to forgo the fundamentals to capture memorable portraits Encourages you to define your own unique photographic style and offers information and inspiration to help you do so Delves into a variety of creative techniques that you can use when exploring ways to take lively and stunning portraits Illustrated with Harold Davis's striking portrait photography, Creative Portraits will both inform and inspire you.

Photograph Like a Thief

Photograph Like a Thief

Using Imitation and Inspiration to Create Great Images

  • Author: Glyn Dewis
  • Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.
  • ISBN: 168198184X
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 408
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No photographer works in a vacuum. Photographers, like all artists, stand on the shoulders of those who came before them, and they are informed and influenced by those working around them contemporaneously. If you are striving to find your own style, one of the most powerful exercises you can practice is to find influence and inspiration in the work of those around you, and then emulate that work in an effort to define, shape, and grow your own photographic voice. By collecting, imitating, and eventually reshaping and combining the work of those around you, your unique voice can be found and the quality of your work can soar. In Photograph Like a Thief, photographer, author, and retoucher Glyn Dewis embraces the idea of “stealing” and recreating others’ work in order to improve as an artist. By “stepping inside” others’ images, you can learn to reverse engineer their creation, then build an image yourself that simultaneously pays homage to that work yet is also an original creation itself. The book is divided into two parts. In Part 1, Glyn discusses his approach, covering the process of "stealing ideas" and finding inspiration. He also covers the gear he uses, as well as his retouching and post-processing workflow. In a very helpful chapter on “reverse engineering” a photograph, Glyn discusses how to “read” an image by the catchlights, shadow position, and the hardness/softness of the shadows. This is a crucial skill to acquire if you want to recreate another’s look. In Part 2, Glyn works through a series of images, from initial concept and influence to lighting, shooting, and post-processing the image to get to the final result. For each image, he reverse engineers the shot to describe how it was created and discusses how the image influenced him, then works through the gear he used, the lighting for the image, and the post-processing of the image—from the RAW out-of-camera shot to the finished piece. While Glyn's work primarily focuses on portraiture, he finds inspiration and influence from a wide variety of work, from legendary photographers to animated films to book covers to movie posters. By working alongside Glyn in Photograph Like a Thief, you too can learn to find inspiration all around you, discover how that work can influence you, improve your photographic and post-processing skill set, and begin your own journey to defining your unique style. Who knows? Soon, others may be stealing from you.

Photography

Photography

The New Complete Guide to Taking Photographs - From Basic Composition to the Latest Digital Techniques

  • Author: John Freeman
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781843405535
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 304
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Guides aspiring photographers through the process of creating great images in both film and digital formats, with instructions, tips, and advice on such basics as lighting, camera equipment, and increasing depth of field.

Studio Anywhere

Studio Anywhere

A Photographer's Guide to Shooting in Unconventional Locations

  • Author: Nick Fancher
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press
  • ISBN: 0134084187
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 264
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What’s your definition of a photo studio? Is it a room with a white seamless backdrop or a cyc wall? Maybe it’s simply anywhere you’re in control of the lighting. In a perfect world, where every day is a breezy 72 degrees with partial cloud coverage, we would all have a 5,000-square-foot studio–and the entire catalog of B&H™ in our equipment lockups. But the reality is that you may have an outdated DSLR with two decent lenses (which took you several years to save up for), and all you have at your disposal is an unfinished basement, your garage, or the empty conference room at your office. That’s where Studio Anywhere comes in. With photographer Nick Fancher as your guide, you’ll learn how to get portfolio-ready photos while working in some of the most problematic scenarios imaginable. Whether shooting a corporate portrait, a test shoot with a model, or a promo shoot with a band, you’ll discover that most of the time, there’s no need for an expensive studio–you just have to get creative. Studio Anywhere is a resource for photographers to learn through behind-the-scenes photos and lighting diagrams from a range of photo shoots–but it doesn’t stop there. Because directing a photo shoot involves more than simply knowing how to wield a camera or process a raw file, Nick also lets you in on the aesthetic decisions he makes in his signature photos, inspiring you to develop your own vision. And, finally, he describes his Lightroom and Photoshop workflow so you can learn how to deftly navigate post-processing. Shows how to create images with minimal equipment that is within reach of anyone’s budget Takes you through the entire shoot, from concept to lighting to exposure to post-processing in Lightroom and Photoshop Teaches how to build a portfolio without a dedicated studio space

Creative Black and White

Creative Black and White

Digital Photography Tips and Techniques

  • Author: Harold Davis
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9780470873021
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 240
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Learn how breaking photographic rules can result in stunning black-and-white photos Black-and-white photography poses unique challenges; without color to guide the eye, contrast, lighting, and composition take on even more importance. Renowned photographer Harold Davis explains these elements and demonstrates the basic rules of black and white photography as well as when and how to break them. He breaks through the complexity of this photographic medium, explores opportunities for black-and-white imagery, and shows how to capitalize on every one. Richly illustrated with the author's own images, this beautiful guide presents the skills needed for great black-and-white photos while encouraging your confidence and creativity. Goes beyond basics to teach photographers how to conquer the challenges posed by black-and-white photography Appeals to professionals and serious amateurs who are interested in exploring creative black-and-white imagery Presents photography fundamentals and shows how black and white requires some of the rules to be bent Encourages creative thinking and confidence Lavishly illustrated with Harold Davis's outstanding monochromatic photos Whether you're a professional just venturing into black and white or a serious amateur, Creative Black & White will both educate and inspire you.