Illusion: the art and craft of special effects for still photographers
Provides hard-to-find tips and techniques for creating physical, in-camera, optical and laboratory effects. The book is a toolbox for photographers who want to create an altered reality by making impossible images look real or by making real images look impossible. The techniques range from simple, inexpensive effects any photographer can do to complicated effects requiring extensive practice and special equipment.
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