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Ultimate Guide to Photography

Ultimate Guide to Photography

Ultimate Guide to Photography 2016

The Ultimate Guide to Photography is aimed at those looking to take their photography to the next level by learning skills and techniques for a variety of subjects. It is packed with expert advice from many of the UKs leading professional photographers, with emphasis on key in-camera techniques rather than post-processing techniques. With topics covering everything from macro to travel to coastal landscapes, the photographic possibilities are wide and varied. We also bring you our choice of photo equipment to suit the topic, while at the rear you will find an extensive set of reviews to ensure you get maximum value by choosing the best kit for the job.

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Paese:
United Kingdom
Lingua:
English
Editore:
Dennis Publishing UK
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2 minuti
welcome...

“More people than ever are using digital Slrs (and CSCs) to take control of their photography and capture stunning photographs. not only are cameras, lenses and accessories better quality than ever, they are also more affordable too, allowing more people than ever the chance to develop a passion for photography, develop their skills and capture sharp, well-exposed images. The Ultimate Guide to Photography is aimed at those looking to take their photography to the next level by learning skills and techniques for a variety of subjects. it is packed with expert advice from many of the uk’s leading professional photographers, with emphasis on key in-camera techniques rather than post-processing techniques. with topics covering everything from macro to travel to coastal landscapes, the photographic possibilities are wide and varied. throughout the…

1 minuti
go wild!

WE ARE FASCINATED by nature. We enjoy watching the TV documentaries, we love seeing wildlife with our own eyes, and as photographers most of us enjoy capturing nature through the lens. there is probably no subject more challenging or diverse than wildlife, but that certainly hasn’t affected its popularity. the fact that wildlife is rarely obliging just adds to the sense of achievement when you capture a great shot. Birds and mammals can be erratic, elusive and unpredictable, so whether you are photographing big cats in the Maasai Mara or small birds in your own back garden, the quest for the ‘perfect’ image is neverending. Patience is the name of the game. You can’t pose animals or politely request they perform for your camera, so you need to put yourself…

6 minuti
basic wildlife techniques

1 Baiting your subject One of the most reliable ways to entice wildlife close to your lens is through ‘baiting’ – using food or water to attract birds or mammals to a predefined place. Setting up a ‘feeding station’ will give you far more control over lighting and the look of the subject’s background. It is important to use suitable food – for example, carrion for foxes or buzzards; or nuts and seeds to entice small garden birds. Water is another good way to attract wildlife. Subjects will use it to either drink or bathe – and you can capture striking images of subjects along with mirror-like reflections. Feeding stations can be very simple to set up. If you already hang out nut feeders for the birds in your garden, you…

5 minuti
animals in action

Pro tip Don’t be tempted to look at the LCD screen to review your sequence of shots until you are sure all activity has passed. Take your eyes away from the action too soon and you risk missing the best shot. Pro view Steve Bloom “I love slowshutterspeedswhere everything is a bit blurred; it’s verydifficult to get right. the eye is the most important element – i track the eye, keeping it in the same place in the frame throughout so it stays stillwhile the legs and bodyblurwith motion. i always use autofocus and have myCanon eos-1ds mk iii set to one shot and a shutterspeed ofabout 1/4sec, but it depends on howfast the animal is moving; ifit’s a running cheetahyou’ll get blurat 1/100sec.” FOR NATURE PHOTOGRAPHERS, there is nothing more satisfying than capturing a…

5 minuti
animal portraits

Pro tip When shooting tight animal portraits that fill the framewith the face,you should aim foras much symmetryas possible. Keep the face as parallel to the camera as possible and place it centrallyin the frame. Proview Steve Bloom “I believe in the powerofthe eyes, it's howwe communicate, so i tryto get animals'eyes litwell and looking at me.you also need to make the animal feel at ease; acknowledge thatyou’re a guest in theirterritory. tryto use the right body language and approach forthe right animals: for a gorillayou have to use soft rumbling noises to make them feel relaxed, butwith grizzlybears you need to make some noise as theydon’t like being surprised. i shoot on aperture-priority mode all the time and set myaperture forthe depth-of-field iwant and alterthe iso to give me the shutterspeed i need.…

3 minuti
creative wildlife ideas

1 Silhouettes Wildlife can look striking in silhouette. it is best to only shoot animals with a clearly recognisable outline – for example, a puffin, owl or stag. bold, dramatic silhouettes are possible by shooting toward the sun’s direction. by correctly exposing for the subject’s much brighter background, the animal will be recorded as a simple inky outline. to achieve the correct settings, take a spot-meter reading from a bright part of the scene. select a viewpoint where your subject stands out against its backdrop – usually the sky – being careful that its shape doesn’t merge with anything else. trigger the shutter when the subject is nicely in profile and its features clearly recognisable. Colour is often a key ingredient. each sunrise and sunset provides a unique palette of colour…