THE SOFT TOUCH A PHOTOGRAPHERS GUIDE TO MANIPULATING FOCUS

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The Soft Touch

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ISBN : 9781608959501
Genre : Photography
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Image sharpness is one of photography’s yin/yang propositions. Soft focus can impair a photograph, and just as readily enhance it—in some cases, greatly enhance it. What we perceive as blur, as soft zones in a picture, function in very much the same manner as deep shadows or overexposed highlights. By minimizing or concealing certain details in the image by selectively throwing areas out of focus at will, the photographer can direct a viewer’s attention through the image as he or she intends. Like the rest stops in a piece of music, creatively manipulated zones of softness can totally govern a photograph’s overall impact. There are dozens of ways to selectively reduce sharpness in any part of an image, and three important reasons for a photographer to be fluent in his or her ability to create a soft-focus look: (1) to emphasize important picture details by subordinating or eliminating others; (2) to reduce or remove details of a subject that undermine a picture’s intent, and (3) to create a mood impression, an aura, that suggests something about a subject that doesn’t actually appear in the frame. In this book, Jim Cornfield surveys in detail the art of selectively using soft focus in your photography. Readers will learn about the history of soft-focus photography, then move to technical discussions for creating the effect in-camera (taking advantage of spherical aberrations, circles of confusion, and bokeh—the way a lens, due to its unique properties and specific aperture shape, renders image areas that lie outside of the focus range—often described as “good” or “bad” bokeh). Next, readers will move on to a study of post-capture image manipulations using Photoshop and third-party plugins in order to re-create traditional effects. Finally, the author includes an appendix of currently available optical and digital products intended for the creative application of soft-focus effects. Armed with the tools needed to produce a predictable soft-focus look, readers will be able to expand their photographic repertoire for enhanced artistic expression and stand-out work that will draw clients and generate client referrals.
Category: Photography

Photographer S Guide To The Panasonic Lumix Dc Zs70 Tz90

Author : Alexander S. White
ISBN : 9781937986650
Genre : Photography
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Photographer’s Guide to the Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS70/TZ90 is a complete guide to the use of the Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS70 camera, which is known as the TZ90 outside of North America. The book shows beginning and intermediate photographers how to capture excellent images and video sequences with the ZS70. The book explains the use of autofocus, manual focus, aperture, shutter speed, exposure compensation, white balance, and ISO, and many other settings. The book discusses the camera’s options for playback, setup, and customizing the operation of its controls. The book contains more than 450 color photographs showing the camera’s controls, display screens, and menus. The book includes photographs taken using the many creative settings of the camera, including the Photo Style settings; the Creative Control mode picture effects, which provide the ability to customize the appearance of images in dramatic ways; and the camera’s features for burst shooting and shooting in high-contrast lighting conditions. The book includes a full discussion of the video recording abilities of the ZS70 camera, which offers manual control of exposure and focus during movie recording, and provides ultra-high definition 4K recording of motion pictures. The book also explains the camera’s features for extracting still images from 4K video and using the Post Focus and Focus Stacking features to produce sharply focused images after a shooting session. In three appendices, the book discusses accessories for the ZS70, including cases, power supply options, and other items, and includes a list of websites and other resources for further information. The book includes an appendix with helpful Quick Tips that explain how to take advantage of the camera’s features in the most efficient ways possible.
Category: Photography

The Savvy Guide To Digital Photography

Author : Paula M. Kalamaras
ISBN : 0790613093
Genre : Photography
File Size : 35.66 MB
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Focuses on the use of a digital camera and the peripheral devices that go along with the art. This work covers scanning, manipulation and artistic effects, and aims to help users make most of their digital camera. It includes topics such as taking photos, scanning and storage, printing and sharing budget considerations, and choosing a camera.
Category: Photography

David Busch S Canon Eos 5d Mark Iv Guide To Digital Slr Photography

Author : David D. Busch
ISBN : 9781681982403
Genre : Photography
File Size : 45.79 MB
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David Busch’s Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Guide to Digital SLR Photography is your essential reference and guide book for Canon’s ground-breaking 30.4 megapixel full frame dSLR. Canon’s most versatile professional/enthusiast camera is adept at still photography, combining a high-resolution sensor with 7 fps continuous shooting, blazing fast autofocus, and excellent high-ISO performance. Those shooting video will be equally impressed with its 4K Ultra High Definition movie mode and Dual Pixel AF that allows continuous autofocus even when capturing video. Touch screen access to features, a 150,000-pixel RGB+infrared exposure sensor, and built-in Wi-Fi and GPS add to the 5D Mark IV’s appeal. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Times New Roman'} span.s1 {font: 12.0px Times} With this book in hand, you will discover all the capabilities of the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV as you explore the world of digital photography, develop your creativity, and capture the best photographs you’ve ever taken. Filled with detailed how-to steps and full-color illustrations, David Busch’s Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Guide to Digital SLR Photography describes every feature of this sophisticated camera in depth, from taking your first photos through advanced details of setup, exposure, lens selection, lighting, and more. It relates each feature to specific photographic techniques and situations. Also included is the handy camera “roadmap,” an easy-to-use visual guide to the Mark IV’s features and controls. Learn when to use every option and, more importantly, when not to use them, by following the author’s recommended settings for every menu entry. With best-selling photographer and mentor David Busch as your guide, you’ll quickly have full creative mastery of your camera’s capabilities, whether you’re shooting on the job, taking pictures as an advanced enthusiast exploring photography for the first time, or are just out for fun. Start building your knowledge and confidence, while bringing your vision to light with the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV.
Category: Photography

Photographing Pattern Design In Nature

Author : Arnold Wilson
ISBN : 9781408110966
Genre : Photography
File Size : 64.62 MB
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How to take close up photos of natural objects, revealing the beautiful patterns within.
Category: Photography