National Geographic Photography Field Guide: Secrets to Making Great Pictures

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National Geographic, 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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National Geographic photography field guide: secrets to making great pictures

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Written by two National Geographic writer/photographers, this fairly comprehensive introduction to taking photographs details basic equipment (cameras, lenses, and other gear), film, light ... Read full review

Nice beginners book

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Bought this for a beginners photography class. Photos are great terms and concepts are described in an easy to understand way. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
7
Section 2
30
Section 3
41
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Peter K. Burian, a writer and stock photographer living near Toronto, Canada, has written more than 16 camera-specific guidebooks. He is the co-author of the best-selling National Geographic Photography Field Guide (with Robert Caputo) and sole author of Mastering Digital Photography and Imaging. Currently, he is a contributing editor with Canadian magazines Here's How, Photo Life, Photo Solution, and Marketnews, and he is known downunder as a contributing editor to Australian Photography magazine. He has contributed regularly to Outdoor Photographer and Shutterbug and was the editor of Shutterbug's Outdoor & Nature Photography.

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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