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Photoshop Effects for Portrait Photographers

$35.95

Want to offer your clients more to chose from? Here's how: award winning photographer, Christopher Grey, has developed techniques to enhance portrait photography, using the creative applications available in Photoshop. Photoshop Effects for Portrait Photographers contains detailed explanations of how to replicate many darkroom techniques with Photoshop (Dodging, Burning, Vignettes, etc.) as well as camera and earlier technology techniques (Short Focus, High Speed Film Grain, Hand Coloring, etc.). Grey has also developed almost two dozen ways to replicate traditional painterly and illustrative techniques such as Rough Charcoal Sketch, Wet Watercolor, Silkscreen, and Oil Chalk. Images available for downloading at http://www.ChristopherGrey.com/booksamples.Key Features* Each effect is covered in a 2-4 page full color spread for easy comprehension and step-by-step directions * Effects built with Photoshop CS2, but almost all will work with any version of PS that supports Layers* Takes some of Photoshop features that are not quite up to par and gives you the tips to take the effect to the next level

Studio Photography Essential Skills, 4E

$35.95

Studio photography is a common career path for aspiring photographers and students but the professional and commercial nature of the field makes it a challenging area to break into.

Whilst other introductory books on the subject are often bogged down with too much technical detail or too many €˜show-off’ shots, Studio Photography: Essential Skills offers a practical and accessible guide to the fundamental techniques for successful studio photography. Whether photographing a person or a product, you need control over the light, mood and look to arrive at the perfect result for a particular assignment. This book takes a commercial and creative approach and considers the important elements of lighting, exposure, capture, art direction and the studio setting to ensure a successful shoot.

Instant Sound Forge

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Instant Sound Forge

By Jeffrey P. Fisher

© 2004 – Focal Press

224 pages

The third book in CMP’s new V.A.S.S.T. series produced in cooperation with the Sundance Media Group, Instant Sound Forge is a general guide to the operation of the application and a graphic “cookbook” of specific techniques for using Sound Forge to fix (hide mistakes) and sweeten (improve) audio. Sony’s Sound Forge is a powerful mono and stereo digital audio recorder and editor that beginners and professionals use for audio production of radio, TV, music, video, animation, Web design, and multimedia. Novices can quickly achieve great results by gaining command of the basic recording and editing functions, while professionals will learn how to use the application’s more sophisticated tools, advanced features, and shortcuts to streamline their workflow and achieve new audio heights.

THE ESSENTIAL STUDENT GUIDE TO PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY

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The Essential Student Guide to Professional Photography

1st Edition

By Grant Scott

Routledge

182 pages

This essential reference for photography students explains how to become part of the professional community. By defining professional photography today, and exploring what is expected of professional photographers, the book demystifies this often-misunderstood and misjudged career track. The easily accessible text provides readers with valuable information, inspiration, and education on topics including developing your photographic voice, finding your area of specialization, exploring the moving image, building a website, and understanding self-presentation, promotion, legal aspects, and marketing. It also features inspirational projects for students to embark on their education in photography.

Michael Freeman: The Photographer’s Eye – digitally remastered 10th Anniversary Edition

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The Photographer’s Eye Digitally Remastered 10th Anniversary Edition

Composition and Design for Better Digital Photos

By Michael Freeman

© 2018 – Focal Press

192 pages

Description

Design is the single most important factor in creating a successful photograph. The ability to see the potential for a strong picture, then to organise the graphic elements into an effective, compelling composition has always been one of the critical skills in making photographs.

Since its first publication in 2007, The Photographer’s Eye has established itself as the essential work on this subject, and a key book for modern photographers, with hundreds of thousands of copies sold. It explores all the traditional approaches to composition and design and, crucially, also covers digital possibilities like stitching and HDR.

In keeping with the book’s purpose – to expand the possibilities of the medium without compromising the photographer’s vision – this edition has been completely remastered to celebrate its tenth anniversary. All-new digital reproduction, not available when the book first came out, gives the author’s photography a fresh new look, while retaining the know-how that has given a generation of photographers new purpose.

THE VIDEOMAKER GUIDE TO VIDEO PRODUCTION – 5TH EDITION

$35.95

From the editors of Videomaker Magazine comes this new edition that you have been waiting for. The Videomaker Guide Digital Video, fifth edition, provides information on all of the latest cutting edge tools and techniques necessary to help you shoot and edit video like the pro’s. 

Learn about equipment, lighting, editing, audio, high definition, and all aspects of video from the leading experts on videography!

Make Your Movie

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Make Your Movie

What You Need to Know About the Business and Politics of Filmmaking

By Barbara Freedman Doyle

Focal Press – 2012 – 308 pages

This book is for anyone interested in the business of breaking into the movies. Learn who the key players are when it comes to getting a movie made and how to navigate the politics of filmmaking from start to finish, from first pitch to filling movie seats.

 

Concert and Live Music Photography

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Concert and Live Music Photography

Pro Tips from the Pit

By J. Dennis Thomas

Published February 2nd 2012 by Focal Press – 255 pages

If you’ve ever wanted to take dynamic and vibrant digital photos of your favorite band in concert, but aren’t sure how to tackle such obstacles as approaching the stage, tricky lighting situations, or even what equipment to use, then look no further! Concert and Live Music Photography is a comprehensive guide to shooting live music performances, providing you with the right information on equipment, camera settings, composition, and post-processing to get the best out of each performance shot. J. Dennis Thomas, whose work has appeared in such magazines as Rolling Stone, SPIN, and Country Weekly, shares tips on lighting, common problems, etiquette, and recommended camera settings for shooting in a variety of different venues, including clubs, bars, outdoor concerts, theatres, stadiums, and arenas. He also explains how to get the right credentials to get you closer to each performance.

Jam packed with over 160 photos from today’s top concerts, this book will not only give you the information you need to start taking rockin’ photos of your favorite musicians, but will spark your creativity when you’re anticipating the next shot.

For the on-the-go photographer, a cool companion website features additional tips, venue troubleshooting, and an equipment checklist when you need to think on your feet while running to another gig.

Chapter 1: Gear

Chapter 2: The Basics

Chapter 3: Clubs, bars, and small venues

Chapter 4: Outdoor Concerts

Chapter 5: Theaters

Chapter 6: Stadiums, Arenas, and Amphitheaters

Chapter 7: Backstage and Offstage

Chapter 8: Etiquette

Chapter 9: Composition and Framing tips

Chapter 10: Editing your photos

Chapter 11: Credentials & Marketing

 

The Insider’s Guide to Independent Film Distribution – 2nd Edition

$35.95

Innovation in technology means that almost anyone can make an independent film these days. Although this may be good news for aspiring filmmakers, it also means that the oversupply of independent films on the market has caused acquisition prices to dramatically decrease. As a result, producers and investors rarely recover their initial investment in the films they make. But don’t be discouraged! Use this book to learn the realities of the market in advance and map out a winning distribution plan.

This comprehensive manual for filmmakers and producers dedicated to film distribution and the marketplace could mean the difference between getting your film out to the public and keeping it “in the can.? Learn how to sell your movie to a studio, a cable network, a video distributor, or an international buyer. Self-distribution and other alternatives to traditional distribution are also considered. In addition, you’ll hear some success stories from producers and hear exactly what buyers are seeking.

Stacey Parks has worked with hundreds of hungry filmmakers to get their films a distribution deal and knows how frustrating the whole process can be. Let her show you how you can take control of your filmmaking career and start getting your work seen by audiences with a few little-known distribution secrets.

Features include:

. Interviews and case studies with producers and distributors

. Ten ways to market your film for self-distribution

. Sales projections per territory

. Distribution resources listings

. Negotiation tips for distribution agreements

. Sample distribution agreements

. What you must know to get your independent film distributed

. Written by a distributor who knows the process inside and out

. Interviews with buyers and acquisitions executives from every sector of the business on what kinds of films they look for, what they’re sick of seeing, and how their acquisitions processes work

. Website features sample distribution agreements, budgets, and more!

New to this edition:

. Completely updated for modern distribution practices (broadcast, DVD, VOD, and other kinds of distribution deals)

. New coverage on crowd-funding, social media, film marketing, and deal memos

. Get the best inside distribution secrets from brand new interviews with an international cast of directors, producers, and distribution experts who share their experiences

. Companion website features helpful downloadable forms and templates, sample distribution memos, and a great resource section

Make the Cut : A guide to becoming a successful assistant editor in film and TV

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Make the Cut

A Guide to Becoming a Successful Assistant Editor in Film and TV

By Lori Coleman, Diana Friedberg

Focal Press – 2010 – 230 pages

Being a successful editor is about more than

just knowing how to operate a certain piece of software, or when to

make a certain transition. On the contrary, there are many unwritten

laws and a sense of propriety that are never discussed or taught in film

schools or in other books.

Based on their own experiences, first as upcoming assistant editors,

then as successful Hollywood editors, the authors guide you through the

ins and outs of establishing yourself as a respected film and video

editor.

Insight is included on an array of technical issues such as script

breakdown, prepping for sound effects, organizing camera and sound

reports, comparison timings, assemply footages and more. In addition,

they also provide first-hand insight into industry protocol, providing

tips on interviewing, etiquette, career planning and more, information

you simply won’t find in any other book.

The book concludes with a

chapter featuring Q+A sessions with various established Hollywood

editors about what they expect from their assistant editors.

Sound, Lighting and Video: A Resource for Worship, 1st Edition

$35.95

Sound, Lighting and Video: A Resource for Worship, 1st Edition

Key Features

* Integrate sound, lighting and video together from the ground up for easy application
* Connect with more people in ways you’ve never imagined
* Re-examine and re-incorporate your current media systems
* Be up and running like the pros with this beginner-friendly guide
* Solve your greatest technical problems efficiently, without the information overload
* Better communicate your message using media solutions

Description

Hallelujah! Finally the book you’ve been waiting for! Sound, Lighting & Video: A Resource for Worship is the only book that tackles the integration and use of light, sound and video for houses or worship. Connect with more people in ways you never thought possible. Written by the managing editor of “Worship Arts & Technology Magazine” you’ll learn how to:

* Integrate sound, lighting and video together from the ground up for easy application
* Connect with more people in ways you’ve never imagined
* Re-examine and re-incorporate your current media systems
* Be up and running like the pros with this beginner-friendly guide
* Solve your greatest technical problems efficiently, without the information overload
* Better communicate your message using media solutions

Readership

People that handle the lighting, audio, projection, and AV in houses of worship including (but not limited to):
* Volunteers and Tech Crew
* Church Contractors & Consultants
* Technical Directors
* Worship Leaders and Pastors

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