Arts & Photography Photography & Video Books

Beginner's Digital SLR Crash Course: Complete guide to mastering digital photography basics, understanding exposure, and taking better pictures.

Who Else Wants To Take Better Pictures?

That's what this guide is all about; making the most of your digital camera, so that you can create beautiful photographs. You won't find all the complicated technical jargon that fills other books and blogs. I was like you at one point - I was just a guy who had no clue how to use all the fancy features of my new digital camera, and it was an extremely frustrating experience. My pictures were awful, and I was starting to question why I spent so much money on a DSLR.



Sound familiar?



I decided I wouldn't settle for mediocre results, so I spent years of trial and (mostly) error to figure out all the tips and little known tricks that I'll help you learn in this concise digital photography guide.



Give Me 24 Hours - And I'll Make You A Better Photographer

I'm going to teach you how to take better photos today. You'll see an improvement in your photos right away and they'll keep getting even better as you practice. Students in my digital photography workshops pay $100 per hour to see drastic improvement in their photography, and you get all the same information at a fraction of the cost. I believe in the 80/20 rule; I'm going to give you 20% of the tricks that will get 80% of the results so you can spend more time doing what you love.



Are You Harnessing The Creative Power Of These 3 Camera Modes?

Shooting in automatic mode can produce a decent photo every now and then, but you have zero creative control. The digital SLR cameras on the market offer several better modes to create beautiful photos. I'm going to walk you through each one of those modes, one at a time, so that you know exactly how and when to use them. The camera modes we'll master together include:

Aperture Priority mode (Av, A)Shutter Priority mode (Tv, S)Manual Mode (M)Warning: If You Shoot In Auto Mode, You Have Wasted $1000

Prices have come down significantly, but cameras are still really expensive. There's no point in having an expensive camera if you're just shooting in Auto mode, because you could have spent a tenth the money for the same results. If you don't take advantage of the more advanced modes that you'll master with this guide, you've wasted hundreds or even thousands of dollars on a tool you can't use properly.



11 More Things You'll Learn About Your Digital Camera

In addition to all the shooting modes, I'll teach you everything you need to know about:

Image size Image qualityMemory cardsColor spaceISO speedDigital noiseHistogramsWhite balanceComposition tipsPhoto storage tipsCamera accessories for the (not so) beginnerScroll up, click the BUY NOW button and get started right now!



5 Simple Ways To Be A Better Photographer Than 99% Of Beginners

Once you understand the basics in this book, it's really not hard to be a great photographer. I'm not promising that you'll sell out galleries in New York, but I guarantee if you follow these five simple principles that are covered in depth within this guide, you'll stand out from the crowd of beginners.

Set yourself up for success by pre-programming your camera.Capture tack sharp photos, every single time.Find subjects that jump off the screen.Harness the correct camera mode for the situation. Effectively use composition principles to lead the viewer's eye.

If You Don't Learn The Basics Now, You Won't Forgive Yourself Later

This photography crash course has helped thousands of people get the most out of their digital SLR cameras, which has lead to tens of thousands of beautiful photos being taken, which has ultimately lead to hundreds of thousands of smiling faces. What are you waiting for?



How To Take Better Pictures In 7 Days...Or Your Money Back

If you're not totally convinced that this book will improve your photography, all you have to do is click one button within 7 days and Amazon will return 100% of your purchase price. You have nothing to lose.

13 BAD HABITS that can ruin your photography: Plus dozens more inspirational tips

This book covers five topics related to eliminating errors or developing new photographic habits. There are 45 tips listed on these pages, so you will have no excuse for leaving your camera in the cupboard. Let's get you motivated!

Topics include:

13 Bad Habits That Can Ruin Your Photography

5 Habits Of Highly Effective Photographers

12 Ways To Find New Inspiration

10 Commandments For Landscapers

5 Resources & Courses

Digital Landscape Photography: A guide to better landscape photos

Landscape photography is a popular genre in photography. As a landscape photographer you will find great subjects everywhere. Despite this, taking great landscape photos is more of a challenge. In fact landscape photography is one of the most difficult genres in photography to get right.

This book discuss the basics and what you can do to improve as a landscape photographer. This is a beginners guide but intermediate landscape photographers will also find useful information in the book.

Correct exposure and sharp images are the two biggest struggles for landscape photographers. The book covers both topics.

Topics covered in the book:

What to look for when buying a camera for landscape photography

Learn basic camera settings and understand exposure

Different lenses and how focal length impact on your landscape images

The importance of light and time in landscape photography

How to compose striking landscape photos

How to choose you image editing software

Implement the tactics discussed in the book and you will immediately improve your landscape photography.

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Jump-Start Your Photography In 30 Minutes: Introduction To Digital Photography

Back to basics guide to improve your knowledge of and practice of photography.

Topics include camera and lens types, lighting, exposure, composition and image editing.

Insights From Beyond the Lens: Inside the Art & Craft of Landscape Photography

Insights from Beyond the Lens is a short new book from landscape photographer Robert Rodriguez Jr that explores the art and craft of landscape photography from a holistic perspective. Based on real world experiences as a photographer as well as an instructor, speaker, and blogger, Robert distills his approach to capturing evocative images in a series of essays based on his popular Beyond the Lens blog.

Beautifully illustrated with Robert's original photographs, you'll get an inside look at the mental process Robert uses when he's in the field scouting and making his images.

While many books focus on the gear and technology, the aim here is to look inside the motivation, passion, and vision involved in successful landscape photography. Go behind the scenes as Robert explains how several images were made, how he draws inspiration from the Hudson River School of painters, and what resources he recommends for further exploration.

8 Types Of Natural Light That Will Add Drama To Your Photographs

The first step to becoming a better nature photographer is to understand light. This eBook will help new photographers learn how to make the most of any type of light.

Discover the 8 types of natural light and learn techniques you can use to increase the quality and dramatic effect of your images.

BACKLIGHT - make flowers glow, make dramatic silhouettes

SIDELIGHT - emphasize texture and shape

FRONT LIGHT - great for sunset shots

REFLECTED LIGHT - make peaceful water reflections

DIFFUSED LIGHT - great for close-ups

DRAMATIC LIGHT - there's nothing like a storm to create a dramatic image

TWILIGHT - beautiful blues and pinks in the sky

NIGHT - great for capturing city lights

Learn techniques you can use to increase the quality and dramatic effect of your images simply by understanding how light works.

Turn your snapshots into fine art.

Travel eGuide: Prague & its region: Discover the pearl of the Czech Republic and Central Europe! (Travel eGuide city Book 7)

Would you like to discover a gorgeous cuty full of palaces, castles, churches and architectural jewelry?

So... Welcome to Prague & its region!

Want to discover the history, be dazzled by the beauty of a harmonious blend of architectural styles and taste a varied gastronomy with delicious desserts?

So, the Prague and its region is for you!

Our Travel eGuide will definitely prove it to you.

Discover at your own pace and browse by photos, places or hobbies

We are Cristina & Olivier. We have been traveling all around the world since our studenthood and have visited more than 50 countries so far. We love to find convenient and affordable travel solutions in order to maximize our touristic budget and discover hidden treasures during the journey, just like you! We are happy to offer you a UDEMY COURSE included with our tips & tricks to travel free without ruining yourself.

Prepare and live your holidays... differently!

In this innovative Travel eGuide, a vitaminized additive to other tourist guides, we will share with you our passion for travel and our crush for this small Republic which is full of historical riches. A pearl that will seduce the most demanding travelers by the diversity of its treasures: magnificent castles and palaces, a rich culture and cuisine, restaurants and lively terraces and a special atmosphere ...

So, if you do not know where to spend the next holidays, why not pay a visit for a few days to this amazing capital of Central Europe? All its treasures are waiting for you!

A Little History of Photography Criticism; or, Why Do Photography Critics Hate Photography? (Chicago Shorts)

In A Short History of Photography Criticism; or, Why Do Photography Critics Hate Photography?, Susie Linfield contends that by looking at images of political violence and learning to see the people in them, we engage in an ethically and politically necessary act that connects us to our modern history of violence. For many years, Linfield's acute analysis of photographs--from events as wide-ranging as the Holocaust, the Chinese Cultural Revolution, and recent acts of terrorism--has explored a complex connection between the practices of photojournalism and the rise of human rights ideals. By asking how photography should respond to the darker shadows of modern life, Linfield insists on the continuing moral relevance of photojournalism, while urging us not to avert our eyes from what James Agee once labeled "the cruel radiance of what is."

StoneScapes: A Photographic Tribute to Stone Formations

This original photographic collection of some of August Farrow's favorite rock formations features stunning, full color photographs of some of the most scenic stone formations in the world.

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This collection includes more than 35 full color images! View them in color on your color-enabled Kindle device OR download the free Kindle app by clicking "Read On Any Device" (below the cover) to view this title on your smart phone, tablet, laptop, netbook or computer!

Natural Portraits

Learn how to take stunning portraits using just natural light. I'll take you through photography basics and teach you techniques of exposure and composition for creating the most natural looking portraits without any form of light modifier.

If you have an interest in children and family portraits or any form of portraits using natural light then take a look at this book.

Any readers of portrait photography should enjoy this book.

Posing Mastery - Sitting, Kneeling & Lying Down (On Target Photo Training Book 15)

Posing Mastery - Sitting, Kneeling & Lying Down

Revised Edition with even more illustrations!

Posing Mastery IS within your reach! It is really easy once you learn and understand the basic silhouette shapes that lead to all the posing variations!!

Sitting and Kneeling poses offer a lot of challenges... and opportunity. After you've checked out this simply written, easy to read - easy to understand - course lesson, you will totally understand how to pose your models so that they will look their best!

For a sample of what is covered, here is the Table Of Contents:

Introduction

Posing Overview And Review

The Overall Shape - Groups

The Pyramid

The Diamond

The Diagonal

The Overall Shape - Individuals

The "I" Pose

The "C" Pose

The "S" Pose

The Zig Zag

Sitting and Kneeling

It's The Angles That Matter

Perpendicular Lines Vs. Non-Perpendicular Lines

The Four Basic Sitting and Kneeling Silhouettes

The Geometric Pose

The Acute Angle Pose

The Obtuse Angle Pose

The Mixed Angle Pose

Lying Down

Mixed Posing Silhouettes

The Modified "I"

The Modified "C"

The "S" In Lying Down Poses

The Photo Notebook

Here Are A Couple More Samples

Photo Exercise

How To Improve Your Photography

Other Books By Dan Eitreim

In this volume, we learn the Zig Zag pose - this is the basic silhouette that leads to all the various sitting and kneeling options. AND...

Four Basic Sitting and Kneeling Silhouettes - Here is where we go into the various angles ...90 degrees, acute and obtuse that are used to create all those stunning portraits you see. Before you know it, you'll be making them too!

Check out this volume and in an hour or so, you will never look at sitting and kneeling poses the same way again!

Get YOUR copy right now!

Feel Namibia - A Travel Guide for the Soul: 50 WAYS to Feel & Experience the Magic of Namibia with All Your Senses

Here is more information for TRAVELERS and PHOTOGRAPHERS to Namibia about another FREE eBook:

Download our pdf eBook in FULL COLOR with insider information on 7 TIPS to FIND and PHOTOGRAPH WILDLIFE in ETOSHA, here: photos-namibia.com/7-tips-ebook (just copy and paste into your browser).

'FEEL NAMIBIA - A TRAVEL GUIDE FOR THE SOUL' is a travel guide for the soul that shows you the best ways to experience the essence and beauty of Namibia on your special journey through the country (also available as a FULL COLOUR pdf eBook here: photos-namibia.com/feel-namibia (just copy and paste into your browser).

It's a great photo guide with valuable information and insider tips to inspire you to travel to Namibia and feel, smell, hear & see this wonderful country and its magnificent wilderness for yourself. It tells you what you need to know so that you don't miss the best moments.

"I downloaded the book and the photos are out of this world .... fantastic, amazing, I just want to pack my bags and go there ..... check it out ...."' (Elizabeth K.)

Expect cloudless sky, ever present sun, lots of open air activities ... a feeling like eternal summer. Add endless horizons and breathtaking views on your travel through the country and it's evident why YOU, just like most first time visitors to Namibia, might fall in love with the country at first sight.

Claudia & Wynand du Plessis know Namibia as few others. They've lived and worked in Namibia for over 20 years as professional wildlife & landscape photographers and also as environmental ecologists in the Etosha National Park. Their love for wild Namibia and their deep insider knowledge on nature photography and on Namibia's ecology are truly reflected in their eBooks.

Have a great journey to Namibia!

Paths to Wholeness: Selections

Most of us try to be fully present to this amazing existence we were born into, and often we can be. But sometimes, we look for help.

In these selections from Paths to Wholeness: Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas, psychotherapist, photographer, and near-death survivor David J. Bookbinder brings his capacity for inspiring personal transformation to his readers.

In this stunning collection of Flower Mandala images and their accompanying meditative essays and inspirational quotes, Bookbinder shows us how to find balance, build resilience, overcome fear, grant forgiveness, and love more fully.

Described by one reader as "the best self-help book I've ever read" and by another as "like having a therapist in a book," Paths to Wholeness serves as a guide for successfully traversing the hills and valleys of our existence.

Keep it by your bedside, thumb through it as you drift off to sleep, knowing you are not alone on your journey.

TIP: For a more vivid experience of the images, try setting the background to Black.

Picturing the family

This 12-hour free course explored how photographs can reveal important information about the past, and require careful analysis and interpretation.

DB30YEARS: Special Dragon Ball 30th Anniversary Magazine

Kanzenshuu, the leading Dragon Ball fansite, provides an in-depth look at and celebration of 30 years for our favorite Japanese manga and anime series.

Ladakh in Pictures

This is a photo book that captures the essence of Ladakh, a high altitude cold desert in the Himalayas. These photographs were captured during a road trip from Manali to Leh, one of the most challenging drives in the world. The photographs are accompanied by a short description of the place where they were clicked and have been arranged in the order they were clicked so as to give the reader a realistic idea of how the landscape changes during the journey from Manali to Leh.

Butt Ugly Dogs: A Photography Survey of the Top 10 Ugliest Dog Breeds in the World! (Butt Ugly Stuff)

"Okay, let's get to it. There are lots of nasty looking dog breeds out there, but which ones are the absolute ugliest?"

"Which ones make the Gorgon blush? Which ones, when we happen to see them, cause us to involuntarily cross ourselves and mutter under our breath..."

And so begins this irreverent countdown of the foulest-looking tail wags in the world by enthusiastic, but savvy, dog-lover Dizzy Daphne.

If you enjoy the droll humor of The Oatmeal, October Jones or Jeremy Greenberg, then you'll surely like Dizzy's silly survey, which features multiple mug shots and spy agency profiles of these notoriously homely pooches.

So, which ones are the butt ugliest? Find out now. Pick up your copy and take a peek... you may be in for a surprise!



HANDS: Gift of a Generation

Hands: Gift of a Generation is a book born from the multi-sensory exhibition of the same name by the Singapore Memory project (SMP) held between August and October 2013 at the National Library in Singapore. Comprising 45 individual profiles, each accompanied by a striking photograph, this book is a valuable collection of stories that reflects the transformation of Singapore through the years. These anecdotes encapsulate a diverse cross-section of everyday Singaporeans, each connected through their unique experiences and perspectives of Singapore.

Reflecting this diversity, the book contains 10 translated profiles in each of Singapore's mother-tongue languages of Chinese, Malay and Tamil.

About the photographer

Sean Lee is a teller of short stories through his photographs. He was a winner of the 2011 ICON de Martell Cordon Bleu and a member of the Reflexions Masterclass (2011-2013). His work has been exhibited all over the world.

Tarnished: The True Cost of Gold

Tarnished: The True Cost of Gold tells the stories of those who mine the gold, the risks they take and the dangers they face: from injury and drowning to mercury poisoning and lung damage. Here are portraits of people whose way of life is threatened and who now are fighting back--a miner who calls for fair trade and fair mine certification, "a modern-minded mayor who takes a stand against modern mining," a Romanian farmer-philosopher.

Children as young as four haul buckets of water and smash boulders. Activist farmers stage roadblocks to protest the foreign takeover of a local mine. Indigenous peoples are displaced and environments despoiled. All of this in the service of gold--the lustrous, coveted symbol of wealth that is too often borne of poverty, danger and disease.

Eleven journalists traveled to 10 countries, from Peru to the Philippines, to tell these stories. Their work combines first-rate reporting, vivid imagery and video, previously published by the Pulitzer Center, an innovative non-profit that supports international journalism.

Ground Level Modena. A New Look to an Ancient Italian Town

You can observe and understand a town from its ground side, with a look that rarely rises above one meter above the pavement level; in this case, the ancient town of Modena is interpreted through its rain-pipes, garbage bins, crusts on the walls, and so on. A small parade of "useless" details which are mostly destined to disappear; but for a few months - or several years - they have given their small seal to our daily lives, far from official monuments. Fifty-seven pictures in a passionate (and anything but technical) research on colours, rather than on forms.

New York City Guide! NYC in 14 Days: Exploring The Concrete Canyons of the Big Apple, New York, USA (Road Trip Travel)

This book is a photo essay with 240 photos of a visit to New York City over 14 days during the Thanksgiving Holiday, Fall (Autumn) 2017. It includes a complete itinerary, travel tips and a long photo essay of the holiday trip.

We've written this book for those interested in discovering New York City and who are looking to learn more about visiting and travelling through the massive metropolis.

This photobook is a photographic summary of some of the places of interest, food and culture of the area. Hopefully this book will help guide those planning and intending to visit New York City or simply be entertaining and fascinating to other readers.

This book is part of a photo essay series of travel by Jerome Palmer taken over the years. Other books by Jerome Palmer:



Utah, Arizona and Nevada (Road Trip! Utah, Arizona and Nevada in 8 Days)

Mexico City (Discover Mexico City in 7 Days)

San Francisco and Los Angeles. (Road Trip! San Francisco and Los Angeles in 6 days)



Also included is my own travel packing list which I've fine-tuned over the years. There is also a section highlighting travel tech tips as well as some holiday financing information. Holidays and trips abroad are expensive after all! In this short chapter we cover the real cost of credit cards as well as travel insurance and rewards points. Being able to finance your trip effectively without breaking the bank will help you afford to travel more in future!

Wild Thoughts Photos: Madame Tussauds

Photos of waxwork people from Madame Tussauds, Sydney, Australia. Celebrities, sports people, musical artists etc.

Sexy Brazilian Women in High Heels: Beautiful Brazilian women in high heels

My name is Carlos Tadeu from Brazil. I like to travel all over Brazil. And I met several beautiful women.

This ebook contains 31 photos of my Brazilian girlfriends. All beautiful women wearing high heels in Rio de Janeiro, Niteroi, Guaruja, Bahia. All models are 18+

Sexy Brazilian Women in High Heels: Beautiful Brazilian women in high heels

My name is Carlos Tadeu from Brazil. I like to travel all over Brazil. And I met several beautiful women.

This ebook contains 34 photos of sexy Brazilian women. All beautiful women wearing high heels in Rio de Janeiro, Niteroi, Guaruja, Bahia. All models are 18+

Black Dress

This book is on the tamer sides compared to the other books we have, but you can see Skyes expression and energy in these shots, she loves to model and has fun doing it.

Abandonment Project

Abandonment Project. Roaming the mean streets of Taunton, Somerset, I started to notice all the abandoned objects, most of which were truly random. So I set myself some rules to go by and set out on an adventure on my bicycle with my trusty Pentax in hand.

A slightly humorous documentation of our throw away life style. This book is my findings. Please be warned that some photos show distressing scenes of littering. Green Peace have been notified.