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The Photographer's Guide to Light by John Freeman
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This is the fourth title in an exciting twelve-book series, focussing on both film and digital photography, by renowned photographer, John Freeman. These inspiring practical guides explore every area of photography from composition and landscapes to travel and photographing nudes. They include invaluable digital manipulation techniques to help you get the most out of your images. Each book is illustrated with John Freeman's stunning images from all over the world along with helpful diagrams and screen grabs. Light is the lifeblood of photography and without it there would be no shadows. The correlation between light and shade is explored to give the photographer an insight into how stunning images can be achieved even when the light is low. All aspects of light are discussed including daylight, flash, tungsten, HMI, available light and night photography. The colour balance of films and how different light affects them together with the latest digital techniques are explained with clarity and illustrated with a wide range of different images. Diagrams complement the issues raised and compliment the photographs. Equipment is discussed in detail from the most basic flash-gun to a professional studio set-up, as well as the best cameras to use in a variety of different situations. Subjects range from: portraits taken in available light; fill-in flashes; interiors with mixed lighting conditions; when to take the optimum night-time shots - all achieveable by even those with the most modest of equipment.

Author Biography

John Freeman is a highly-experienced photographer as well as the creator of many books including the acclaimed architectural volumes London Revealed and Moscow Revealed. His prize-winning book Practical Photography has sold over half-a-million copies in more than 20 countries throughout the world. He is also the author of Photography: A Practical Guide to Taking Better Pictures, Lighting for Interiors Photography and co-author, with Michael Busselle, of The Photographer's Handbook. He is co-author with Anthony Gardiner of Herbes de Provence which won the Gourmand world cookbook awards category, Best Cookbook Photography in English (UK) 2002. Based in London, he travels extensively and works regularly in the field of publishing for both books and magazines.
Release date NZ
December 10th, 2005
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Over 250 colour photos and illustrations
Collins & Brown
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