The Handbook of Bird Photography is a new book from photographers Bence Mate, Jari Peltomäki and Markus Varesvuo.
“In this book, you’ll learn about all of the elements that lead to a great bird photograph, including:
- The bird photographer’s equipment
- Shooting techniques: exposure, focus, how to show movement and freeze action, etc.
- In the field: bird behavior, hides, and how to attract birds
- How to use light and compose and crop images
- The best sites for finding and photographing birds”
The Handbook of Bird Photography retails for $49.95; however, it is currently available for $26.35 on Amazon.com. It is also available as a Kindle edition for only $9.99.
Check out the below BTS video for Profoto Master Series with Greg Heisler as he talks his way through the his approach to shooting Bill & Melinda Gates and Bono for the cover of Time’s Person of the Year cover for 2005.
Lots of good pre-production thoughts and then curve ball adjustments once people started arriving on his set. [click to continue…]
The Minimalist Photographer is a new book from photographer Steve Johnson.
“ The Minimalist Photographer covers photography from a minimalist perspective, proving that it is possible to take excellent photographs with relatively cheap equipment. The minimalist process emphasizes the importance of knowing what you want to achieve as a photographer and choosing the most effective equipment, subject matter, and approach to meet your goals. The minimalist photographer works with the idea that the brain and the eye are far more important than the camera.”
The Minimalist Photographer retails for $32.95; however, it is currently available for $17.38 at Amazon.com. The Minimalist Photographer is also available in a Kindle edition.
The HDRI Handbook 2.0 is a new book from Christian Bloch that updates the original HDRI Handbook from 2007. It is a 672 beast of a book covering all things HDR.
“It has been completely rewritten and is packed with practical hints and tips, background knowledge, reference tools, breathtaking artist portfolios, and inspiring interviews. The book includes dozens of new step-by-step tutorials, which are easy to follow with the material provided on the DVD. Beginners will get a methodically solid introduction and advanced readers will be able to refine their technique to perfection.”
The HDRI Handbook 2.0 retails for $59.95; however, it is currently available for $31.62 on Amazon.com.
Do you know someone who has all the latest DSLR gear but has no idea how to use it? Check out the above video as it pokes a little fun of those DSLR users.
And, if you find yourself in that boat, check out these three articles on the basics of exposure for a step in the right direction:
- Lens Speed and Aperture
- Shutter Speed
X-Rite is offer two free webinars in September.
On Tuesday September 11, Landscape Image Edits and Enhancements in Lightroom 4 will be shown at 11AM EDT and 1PM EDT. Topics for this webinar include: [click to continue…]