Amherst Media 2005 Photo Books Catalog
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Photo Books2005 CATALOG
PUBLISHER OF PHOTOGRAPHY BOOKS
Master Lighting Guide for Portrait Photographers
128 pages 81/2"x11" 300 color photographs index ISBN 1-58428-125-1 MASTER THE SKILLS NEEDED TO CREATE FLAWLESS LIGHT FOR ANY PORTRAIT SUBJECT OR STYLE $29.95 list Order number: 1778
the disposal of portrait photographers. It sculpts the face, adds definition to the body, and puts a sparkle in the eyes. It creates drama and intrigueor even a soft, romantic feel at the photographers whim. In this book, master photographer Christopher Grey teaches portrait lighting from start to finish, showing you how to control light effectively for unmatched results. Youll learn the function and positioning of studio lighting, aided by clearly illustrated lighting diagrams that will help you to emulate a vast array of lighting effectsfrom soft and flattering to edgy and dramatic. From high and low key lighting strategies, to techniques for simulating the look of sunlight in the studio, to understanding light ratios, to the creative application of mismatched film setting and light source, this book will open your eyes to a whole new world of imaging possibilities. Armed with these must-have skills, youll be able to create photographs that are more flattering, highly marketable, and more creative than ever before.
IGHT, VIBRANT AND MALLEABLE, IS THE GREATEST TOOL AT
Techniques for digital and film photography Selecting professional lighting equipment for studio portraits Understanding light ratios and how to use them effectively The classic lighting styles and how to create them Selecting and lighting the background for creative effects Versatile portrait-lighting setups for any subject Creative ideas for outstanding headshots Techniques for business portraits, editorial portraits, glamour portraits, bridal portraits, and more
Basic 35mm Photo GuideFIFTH EDITION
108 pages 9"x8" 178 photographs ISBN 1-58428-030-1 $12.95 list Order number: 1051
THE ULTIMATE, LOW-COST CAMERA GUIDE! TEACHES BEGINNERS THE BASICS OF SLR PHOTOGRAPHY LIKE NO OTHER BOOK.
Covers what the cameras instruction manual left out. Popular Photography How I wish I had seen a copy of this when I started photography. Jay Pees,Warren, PA
seller is written and fully illustrated in a step-by-step, easy-to-understand format that teaches beginners the basics of 35mm photography like no other book. Amply illustrated every step of the way, this book features the latest in autofocus cameras and all of the most commonly used films. Included are techniques for loading and unloading your camStep-by-Step Format era, focusing for manual and automatic cameras, exposure control (including how to select the right f-stop and shutter speed combination), and controlling depth of field. The book also features techniques for using in-camera or handheld light meters, successful electronic flash techniques, tips for improving your composition, as well as lens and camera care. Presented in short, easy-to-digest sections that facilitate learning, this book is a must-have resource for those new to 35mm photography.
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Professional Techniques for Digital Wedding PhotographySECOND EDITIONJeff Hawkins and Kathleen Hawkins
ET THE SKILLS YOU NEED TO SUCCEED IN
digital wedding photography. From 81/2"x11" selecting equipment, to building an effi- 95 color images cient digital workflow, to increasing your index profits, the authors show you how to make ISBN 1-58428-110-3 digital work for you. Youll learn how to $29.95 list discuss digital technology with your Order number: 1735 clients, develop effective marketing strategies, retouch, and even add special effects to your images.
Advanced Digital Camera TechniquesJack and Sue Drafahl
EARN TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR DIGITAL
imaging using techniques that will 81/2"x11" enhance your results and maximize your 200+ color images creativity. In this book, Jack and Sue index Drafahl teach you the skills youll need to ISBN 1-58428-099-9 take your images to the next level. Youll $29.95 list learn how to select the best exposure mode Order number: 1758 for various subjects; create motion in your photographs using controlled shutter speeds, camera movement, and zoom techniques; take 360-degree panoramas; edit, catalog, and print your images; and much more.
New!Big Bucks Selling Your PhotographyTHIRD EDITIONCliff Hollenbeck
EARN THE INS AND OUTS OF THE PHOtography business and gain the musthave marketing skills you need to make it in this highly competitive field. Includes a list of marketing resources and sample forms that can be copied for business use.
This is a no-nonsense, hard-nosed, nitty-gritty exploration of a tough, competitive business.
144 pages 81/2"x11" 30 b&w images appendix, index ISBN 1-58428-127-8 $17.95 list Order number: 1177
The Portrait Photographers Guide to Posing
128 pages 81/2"x11" 200 color photographs glossary, index ISBN 1-58428-126-X $29.95 list Order number: 1779 THE VERY NATURE OF POSING IS CHANGING. WILL YOU STAY ON THE CUTTING EDGE OR BE LEFT BEHIND?
Posing basics, refinements, and strategies for clients of all ages Corrective posing techniques that will help you flatter every client Techniques for digital and film-based photographers Posing for weddings, families, children, and more 200 striking images from the top photographers in the industry
OSING IN PORTRAITURE HAS A TRADITION OF CLASSICAL
elegance. The great portrait photographers of today havent forgotten the fundamental rules of the past, of course, but they prefer to interpret them less formallyand the result is portraits that range from beautifully natural to utterly dynamic. In this book, Bill Hurter, the editor of Rangefinder magazine, teaches you the classical rules of posingand when to break them. Featuring techniques for all types of portraiture (from weddings and families, to children and high-school seniors), youll learn simple ways to flatter the human form. Corrective posing techniques are also provided, helping you to make every client look their best. With 200 beautiful portraits and advice from the top shooters in the portrait industry, this book is filled with ideas that will help you create better portraitsimages that will please your clients and help you meet both your artistic and financial goals.
Wedding Photography with Adobe Photoshop
Rick Ferro and Deborah Ferro
EVELOP THE SKILLS YOU NEED TO MAKE
your images look their best, add artis- 81/2"x11" tic effects, and boost sales. From shooting 150 color images techniques, to step-by-step instructions for index color correcting and retouching your ISBN 1-58428-095-6 images, to ideas for creating savvy market- $29.95 list ing pieces that will set your studio apart, Order number: 1753 the authors show you how to use Adobe Photoshop to correct problem images, add stand-out artistic effects, streamline your workflow, and realize your financial and artistic goals.
Photographers Guide to the Digital PortraitSTART TO FINISH WITH ADOBE PHOTOSHOPAl Audleman
HOTOSHOP PUTS NEARLY UNLIMITED CON- 128 pages trol into the hands of the portrait photog- 81/2"x11" rapher. You can now retain control of every 120 color images aspect of the image-making processfrom index capture, to retouching, to outputwith min- ISBN 1-58428-118-9 imal expense and in little time. This book $29.95 list will show you how to set your Photoshop Order number: 1771 preferences, correct color, use the programs powerful tools to fix image flaws, sharpen portraits, crop your photographs, and much more.
Group Portrait Photography HandbookBill Hurter tographing groups is particularly chal- 81/2"x11" lenging. In this book, Bill Hurter takes a 120 color photographs critical look at the art of group portraiture, glossary, index providing the information you need to ISBN 1-58428-082-4 select the right equipment and locations, $29.95 list and guiding you in orchestrating effective Order number: 1740 groupings, flattering poses, and a cohesive look. Covering tips and techniques for working with groups of all sizesfrom couples to the giant staff of a corporationthis book provides strategies you can rely on to yield unmatched results.
F ALL THE PORTRAIT SPECIALTIES, PHO-
New!Portrait PhotographyTHE ART OF SEEING LIGHTDon Blair with Peter Skinner experience, master photographer Don Blair shows you the lighting techniques he relies on when creating his timeless images. Youll learn to really see light and truly harness its best features, both in the studio and on location. Covering all the steps needed to create portraits with lasting impact, Blair begins with techniques for finding (or creating) great backgrounds and preparing for the shoot. Next, youll learn how to modify and enhance the light and meter with confidence for consistent results. Also included are lighting ideas appropriate for designing family portraits, childrens portraits, executive portraits, group portraits, and more.128 pages 81/2"x11" 100 color photos index ISBN 1-58428-131-6 $29.95 list Order number: 1783
RAWING ON MORE THAN FIFTY YEARS
Techniques for film and digital photography Ideas for making the most of bare bulb flashindoors and out Using punch-panel lights,