This book features 52 color-coded commissions and concepts with alternative ideas for composing, creating and printing eye-catching images from the street. You will discover different ways of approaching your subjects; challenges and games that add a level of mischief and play to your work; ideas for using maps, books and signs to unleash your creativity; lists of the best festivals and events to attend; prompts for alternative subjects and themes; guides to removing clichés from your work; radical techniques for pushing your camera beyond its limits or using alternative cameras; and examples from historic masters; along with ideas for innovative approaches to processing and printing. The rest of the journal's pages are styled for you to add your own thoughts, notes, lists, Top 10s, technical specifications, quotes, and even sketches and doodles, creating a record of your own 52 photographic assignments. These may be completed weekend by weekend over the course of a year, or dipped into every time you need to bring a new concept or creative approach to your street photography.
52 Assignments: Instagram Photography is a collection of inspirational Insta missions, challenges, hacks, and hints from leading Instagram photographers, designed to help you elevate the images in your Instagram feed to miniature works of art. Whether you wish to sharpen your selfies, sprinkle some magic over your food shots, transform your travel album, pimp your pet portraits or brush up your street photography, you'll find a year's worth of weekly commissions and concepts for composing and creating #hashtaggable photography in all its forms. This is the quickest way to shake off old habits, discover new techniques, transform your best nine, and start creating Instagram images that get devoted followers flocking to your feed.
The Fujifilm X100S is a digital camera with a 23mm fixed prime lens. It is intended for amateurs to semi-professionals who want a camera that allows them to make great images faster and with less hassle than any other digital camera. While the camera manual explains what the camera can do, it doesn’t show exactly how to use the camera to create great images! That’s where Fujifilm X100S: From Snapshots to Great Shots comes in. Starting with the top ten things users need to know about the camera, author Kevin Mullins carefully guides readers through the operating features. Readers get practical advice from a pro on which settings to use when, great shooting tips, and end of chapter assignments. From Snapshots to Great Shots is a beautiful how-to photography series that provides the perfect blend of instruction, inspiration, and reference for specific camera models and photography concepts. Featuring a clear, elegant design; outstanding images that educate and inspire; and a friendly, accessible voice, this series helps photographers get great shots every time they pick up their camera.
Photographer’s Guide to the Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II is a complete guide to the use of the LX100 II camera. The 200-page book shows beginning and intermediate photographers how to capture excellent images and video sequences with the LX100 II. The book explains the use of autofocus, manual focus, aperture, shutter speed, exposure compensation, white balance, ISO, and all other settings of the camera. The book discusses the camera’s options for playback, setup, and customizing the operation of its controls. The book contains more than 300 color photographs showing the camera’s controls, display screens, and menus. The book includes photographs taken using the many creative settings of the camera, including the Photo Style settings; the Filter Settings picture effects, which provide the ability to customize the appearance of images in dramatic ways; and the camera’s features for burst shooting and shooting in high-contrast lighting conditions. The book explains how to use the LX100 II’s innovative features such as Light Composition and Sequence Composition, which enable the creation of multiple exposures of scenes with bright flashes, such as fireworks, or scenes involving motion, such as sports events. The book includes a full discussion of the video recording abilities of the LX100 II camera, which offers manual control of exposure and focus during movie recording, and provides ultra-high definition 4K recording of motion pictures. The book also explains the camera’s features for extracting still images from 4K video and using the Post Focus feature to select a sharply focused image after a shooting session. In three appendices, the book discusses accessories for the LX100 II, including cases, power supply options, and other items, and includes a list of websites and other resources for further information. The book includes an appendix with helpful Quick Tips that explain how to take advantage of the camera’s features in the most efficient ways possible. The book has a full table of contents and comprehensive index.
The Fundamentals of Digital Photography explores the guiding principles of great photography through efficient and effective technique. Easy-to-follow instructions teach you how to work with a digital workflow and develop a solid understanding of materials and processes. You will also find creative inspiration through the work of some of the world's great historical photographers, and discover how the history of photography can feed into your own work. Themed projects, featuring stunning images from contemporary international practitioners, will help you focus your ideas to produce truly original photographs. The assignments at the end of each chapter help you to create a body of work that will expand your photographic portfolio. By shooting these carefully devised assignments, you will become a confident software user, and develop the all-important visual and conceptual skills essential to successful photography.