Photography Explained: From Capture to Presentation Book


Photography Explained: From Capture to Presentation Book


To get those great shots – the ones that people stop and say wow to – you don’t have to be a professional photographer.

Anyone can do it.

That’s right – anyone. All you need under your belt are the fundamentals.

Just enough about the technical side, so you’re free to be creative when it matters.

Introducing… Photography Explained: From Capture to Presentation Book


In Photography Explained: From Capture to Presentation Book you will discover:

  • How to choose your digital camera: what really matters. Page 4.
  • The key to image quality. Page 9.
  • The principles of focal length, angle, lens speed and focusing. Page 10.
  • The truth about lenses. Page 12.
  • How to set wide angle or tele effect. Page 12.
  • How to master the power of light. Page 14.
  • The secrets of shooting raw. Page 15.
  • How to make light work for you – instead of you chasing it. Page 16.
  • Aperture explained in plain English. Page 16.
  • The right and wrong way to use shutter. Page 17.
  • ‘The Matrix Method’ – easy way to freeze or blur your photos like a Hollywood director. Page 17.
  • 6 fundamentals of capturing the depth of field. Page 18.
  • How to choose ISO sensitivity (3 points to check, plus a simple 5 level comparison chart to help you get it right). Page 19.
  • Your camera’s controls demystified – NO jargon! Page 21.
  • And few warnings about them. Page 20.
  • A simple way to determine the ideal exposure. Page 22.
  • Understand light meter patterns. Page 22.
  • 6 common scenes that DEMAND exposure compensation. Page 23.
  • How to ‘harmonise’ your camera with your object – so you almost can’t fail. Page 24.
  • How to capture the magic of light. Page 24.
  • A mistake that could KILL you. Page 25.
  • Why most photos lose the WOW factor when moving from computer to print … And how to make sure yours have it. Page 26.
  • A simple way to multiply your chances of success – before you leave home with your gear. Page 27.
  • How to ‘paint with light’ like an award winning pro. Page 28.
  • A photographer’s cheat sheet: what to shoot in different light. Page 29.
  • Tips on how to capture the real beauty of sunrise and sunset (the real secret to winning awards and admiration). Page 30.
  • How to work with mist, rain, beaches – and pelicans. Page 31.
  • The timeless principles of perspective. Page 32.
  • People and animals – how your camera can record their real beauty. Page 33.
  • How to compose award-winning shots like National Geographic photographers. Page 34.
  • More on composition. Classic ‘can’t fail scenes’ … point of interest, linear perspective, aerial perspective, foreground interest, scale, leading lines, tonal modelling, streak or blue lines, overlapping objects, colour dominance, selective focus, diminishing scale, colour contrast, the secret of balance and much more. Pages 34 – 38.
  • Camera file formats: what to use and when. Page 39.
  • How to use flash: 2 easy tricks to stack the odds in your favour. Page 40.
  • Our shutter rule of thumb for when you shoot hand-held. Page 43.
  • Your tripod can be your secret weapon or worst enemy. 8 simple tips on how to tame it. Page 44.
  • My quick image download method for when you’re on the road. Page 47.
  • ‘A time saver’ – the digital-photography workflow from A to Z. Page 46.
  • The ugly truth about backups. Page 47.
  • A pro way to manage your digital library. Never lose a photo again. Page 46.
  • Serious post-processing – how to get it right. Page 49.
  • Hard won advice on production. Page 50.
  • Printers and the only brand we recommend (after countless tests and bitter mistakes). Page 51.
  • How to identify a good photo lab to give you the results you deserve. Page 52.
  • Framing, albums and sharing – fun stuff! Page 53.
  • Our #1 tip on success – no matter what level you are at. Page 54.
  • The 26 point checklist to transform you as photographer. Pages 54 – 55. (easily worth $20 alone)
  • All this and much, much more

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Photography Explained: From Capture to Presentation Book