Synopses & Reviews
Editor Freeman presents this photography guide in four broad sectionswith detailed accounting of subheadings in the table of contents. First exposure is treated, discussing the relative nature and typesof effects produced by over- and underexposure, as well as the technical parameters of ISO speed, shutter speed, lens aperture,depth of field, and metering that control the effect. The related topic of lighting is covered next, including choice of naturallighting, artificial lighting, diffusers, reflectors, light tents, and the camera flash. Geometric composition, color, subject, and lensselection make up the next section. Finally digital editing is addressed, including software, workflow, tools, functions, and how to implement desired changes.Annotation ©2014 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Photography is international best-seller Michael Freeman s life, and in this book he works together with fellow photography experts to share his and their knowledge with anyone who wants to learn not only how to take better photos, but also why those photographs work and where they fit in with the history of the craft. Inspired by the structure of a college course and the benefits of a collective learning environment, this book teaches the fundamentals of photography not just through comprehensive lessons and instructions, but also through challenges in which readers can participate. Sample work from Michael s students provides inspiration, and critical evaluations of the results ensure that the core concepts are being grasped every step of the way. Additionally, readers can join in by sharing their work via the series dedicated website.