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The Complete Photographer

The Complete Photographer
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Following on from the success of Tom Ang's Digital Photography Masterclass, The Complete Photographer expands on the genre section of that title to provide a thorough grounding in ten of the most popular fields of photography. It encourages you to explore every discipline and experiment with different approaches, hone your skills, and find your own personal style. There are two key features that make the book unique. The first is the structure. Almost invariably, photography books parcel up information in such a way that the technical elements of photography are dealt with separately from creative ideas, which in turn are dealt with separately from projects and genres. The Complete Photographer takes a completely different, holistic approach, with insights, ideas, tips, and techniques that focus specifically on each genre. The second unique feature is the "behind-the-scenes" coverage. Where Masterclass showcased the work of a number of professional photographers working in a variety of fields, The Complete Photographer goes further. It shows in step-by-step, photographic detail the planning, setting up, and shooting of 20 superb images taken especially for the book. In a running commentary, each photographer reveals the ideas and inspiration behind the shot, how decisions on location, lighting, camera angle, and props are arrived at, and, where relevant, demonstrates any image manipulation that has been carried out to produce the final image. Galleries of selected works are accompanied by notes on each image and how it was made. As with Digital Photography Masterclass, Tom's tutorials are presented in a highly visual, logical way that makes concepts easy to grasp. Images are grouped together to reveal how different approaches to the same subject can produce dramatically different results. Individual images are analyzed to show why they are successful, and how specific effects are achieved. Side-by-side comparisons highlight common problems and show how to avoid them. Each tutorial includes an assignment that encourages the reader to experiment, think outside the box, and practice new skills. The Complete Photographer will provide inspiration and be a beautiful book to look at, as well as delivering engaging, hardworking content that unlocks the secrets of success for the reader and provides a fascinating insight into the techniques of the professionals. The Contents Prelims (7pp)general Introduction (2pp) 1. Portraits (38pp) Formal and candid, in the studio and outdoors, individuals and groups, children and pets. Tom's tutorial (8pp) Image analysis (4pp) Assignment (4pp) Behind-the-scenes with... (12pp) Gallery (8pp) 2. Landscape and nature (38pp) Different times of day and weather conditions. From breathtaking vistas to close-ups. Tom's tutorial (8pp) Image analysis (4pp) Assignment (4pp) Behind-the-scenes with... (12pp) Gallery (8pp) 3. Fashion and street (38pp) Studio set-ups, on location, props and styling. Capturing moments on the city streets. Tom's tutorial (8pp) Image analysis (4pp) Assignment (4pp) Behind-the-scenes with... (12pp) Gallery (8pp) 4. Wildlife (38pp) On safari and close to home, in the wild and in captivity, up close and in the environment. Tom's tutorial (8pp) Image analysis (4pp) Assignment (4pp) Behind-the-scenes with... (12pp) Gallery (8pp) 5. Sport (38pp) Key moments, capturing action, the spirit and emotion of the sport. Tom's tutorial (8pp) Image analysis (4pp) Assignment (4pp) Behind-the-scenes with... (12pp) Gallery (8pp) 6. Documentary (38pp) Finding and telling a story, observation, capturing decisive moments. Tom's tutorial (8pp) Image analysis (4pp) Assignment (4pp) Behind-the-scenes with... (12pp) Gallery (8pp) 7. Events (38pp) Live music, graduation, wedding, new baby etc. Tom's tutorial (8pp) Image analysis (4pp) Assignment (4pp) Behind-the-scenes with... (12pp) Gallery (8pp) 8. Travel (38pp) Spirit of place, capturing atmosphere, people. Cultural and social considerations. Tom's tutorial (8pp) Image analysis (4pp) Assignment (4pp) Behind-the-scenes with... (12pp) Gallery (8pp) 9. Architecture (38pp) Ancient and modern, interior and exterior. Light and angles, details and wide views. Tom's tutorial (8pp) Image analysis (4pp) Assignment (4pp) Behind-the-scenes with... (12pp) Gallery (8pp) 10. Fine art (38pp) Color and black and white, fine-art printing. Still life, abstracts, nudes, stock photography etc. Tom's tutorial (8pp) Image analysis (4pp) Assignment (4pp) Behind-the-scenes with... (12pp) Gallery (8pp) Index/Acknowledgments (11pp)
DK Publishing; July 2010
402 pages; ISBN 9780756672614
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