Download PDF by Philip Andrews, Michael Langford: Langford's Starting Photography: The Guide to Creating Great

By Philip Andrews, Michael Langford

ISBN-10: 0240521102

ISBN-13: 9780240521107

'The' Focal Press introductory images e-book, this authoritative vintage via major images author and lecturer Michael Langford has been refreshed and revised via best-selling images writer Philip Andrews for present day photographers. Strongly fascinated with electronic, yet with key references to standard images the place correct, to supply a whole grounding within the subject, Langford's beginning images is a perfect technical creation. the entire middle fundamentals are incorporated, from tips on how to pick out and compose an outstanding photograph to how varied cameras function and the way to decipher their controls. diverse topics are explored, with suggestion on the way to take on humans, locations, animals, landscapes and close-ups, and necessary information on featuring and assessing comprehensive paintings. This demonstrated, distinct beginner's advisor is the precise selection in case you are seeking to advance your wisdom and abilities, and take your images to the following point. * a longtime, technical consultant that can assist you grasp the suggestions and strategies in the back of profitable images * Strongly thinking about electronic images but additionally overlaying key conventional ways to provide you with an entire knowing of the subject* hundreds of thousands of pictures and illustrations support to encourage and clarify so you are out taking nice photographs of your personal very quickly

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There is also a whole range of filters designed for creating special effects. 32 Useful camera accessories. (1) Extra lenses. (2) SLR eyepiece corrector. (3) Extension tube (close-up ring) between SLR body and lens. (4) Tripod and camera clamp. (5) Cable release or remote release. (6) Flashgun, fits on the hot shoe connector. (7) Lens hood. (8) Lens filters. 42 CAMERA, SENSORS AND FILM 2 So which camera is best? There is no ideal camera, which is why so many variations exist even within the types discussed here.

The trouble is that, when using these modes, you are unable to make individual settings – such as distance, shutter speed and aperture – which means that you deprive yourself of many of the creative visual possibilities, as shown here in the next parts of this book. For someone who wants to understand photography and is prepared to learn to set the controls, it is still difficult to beat an advanced compact with a manual mode or an entry level SLR. Such cameras generally accept a great range of accessories.

Make a series of five photographs which feature each of these elements in turn. 14 Using landscape or urban architecture as your subject create two photos of the same environment, one using symmetrical balance and the other using asymmetrical or off-center balance. 2 Camera, Sensors and Film Camera principles T he word photography means drawing (or writing) with light. It’s a good description because every time you take a photograph you are really allowing light from the subject to draw its own picture on the sensor or film.

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