National Geographic photography field guide: secrets to making great pictures

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National Geographic, Jun 1, 2003 - Photography - 368 pages
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An updated, accessible guide to photography from two leading experts in the field, the National Geographic Photography Field Guide 2nd Edition appeals to both aficionados and amateurs with its encyclopedia coverage of everything from choosing film to virtual photography. Featuring up-to-the-minute information on new film, filters, cameras, lenses, and advances in digital photography as well as step-by-step instruction, this revised guide is an indispensable tool for creating superb pictures.Professional photographers Peter K. Burian and Robert Caputo reveal every secret and component involved in creating photos, including the basics of composition, color, and light; manipulating film, exposure, and shutter speeds; coping with situations from weather to fast-moving subjects; techniques for shooting architecture, close-ups, portraits, and underwater adventures; plus a new section explaining black and white photography-all in a user-friendly and easy-to-reference format. With exquisite images and useful tips from award-winning professionals, this inspiring and informative volume illustrates the keys to turning everyday situations into vibrant visual moments to cherish forever.

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Review: National Geographic Photography Field Guide: Secrets to Making Great Pictures (National Geographic Photography Field Guide)

User Review  - Jerry - Goodreads

A good book and for someone who shoots film, it was nice to get insight and options on using that medium. Read full review

Review: National Geographic Photography Field Guide: Secrets to Making Great Pictures (National Geographic Photography Field Guide)

User Review  - Lindsey - Goodreads

This is a photography book for absolute beginners, with a focus on composition. It's also 10 years old and makes too many references to then-current camera technology, so a good portion of the book is ... Read full review


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Tim Grey is the author of many books and articles on Photoshop and digital photography and is Microsoft's chief ambassador to professional photographers. He presents workshops around the world on digital imaging and publishes a daily e-mail list, "Digital Darkroom Questions."

Peter K. Burian is a freelance photographer. He is the author of "Mastering Digital Photography and Imaging" (Sybex) and several successful digital camera guides. He is a regular contributor to "Shutterbug," "Photo Life," "Here's How," "Australian Photography," and many other publications.

Robert Caputo a master photographer, cameraman, and writer, has contributed photographs to "National Geographic" and other leading magazines for more than thirty years. He has written photographic books for children and adults, including the single-volume "National Geographic Field Guide to Photography" and the landscape book in our original photography field guide series.

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