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Sony A200

$23.95

For an understanding of your camera's many controls and features, check out the section called “;The Camera.”; If all you need is a quick explanation, you'll find it. If you're looking for the whole story, you'll find that, too. Settings that affect how your pictures look are accompanied by full-color examples that show you exactly what you can expect. This section also covers the camera's menus, playback features, memory, and power sources.

Canon EOS Digital Rebel Xsi/450D

$23.95

Just bought a Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi/450D and looking to combine practical know-how with inspiration? This one-stop, easy-to-read guide covers all the basic functions of the camera, and everything beyond.For the basics, turn to the quick start guide, which will get you up and running in five minutes.For an understanding of your camera's many controls and features, check out the section called “;The Camera.”; If all you need is a quick explanation, you'll find it. If you're looking for the Whole Story, you'll find that, too. Settings that affect how your pictures look are accompanied by full-color examples that show you exactly what you can expect. This section also covers the camera's menus, playback features, memory, and power sources.

Stand-Out Shorts, 1st Edition Shooting and Sharing Your Films Online

$23.95

Stand-Out Shorts, 1st Edition

Shooting and Sharing Your Films Online

Key Features

Stand-Out Shorts covers:

  • How to make movies: all the technical and practical stuff you need to know
  • How to share movies online: prep your film for the web, develop a promotional strategy, and create a buzz
  • What movie to make: tips and tools for documentaries, short films, sports videos, sci-fi, and more!
  • How to make sure your movie happens: schedules for 48-hour, one-week, and one-month projects

The book’s companion website, http://booksite.focalpress.com/companion/, includes bonus content not available in the book!

Description

Making movies is no different than any other creative work – don’t wait to be told you’re good enough, just pick up a camera and start! Use this book to find out the essentials that work for most people, then go ahead and add your own ideas.

Stand-Out Shorts is a distillation of the basics you need to know, packed into a small space. Road-tested by emerging filmmakers like you, this book offers real experience, real interviews and tried and tested ideas and techniques to offer the simplest, most direct way to get started making movies. Loaded with check lists, tools, handy reference charts, this book covers just what you need to know to start: nothing more, nothing less.

Readership

DV beginners; students; amateurs

Focal Digital Camera guides Nikon D90

$23.95

Just bought a Nikon D90 and looking to combine practical know-how with inspiration? This one-stop, easy-to-read guide covers all the basic functions of the camera, and everything beyond.

Inside, you'll find detailed explanations of every control and every feature, including full-color illustrations showing how changing each setting will affect your photos. But this book's greatest strength isn't its focus on the camera; it's the detailed, easy-to-follow instruction it offers on using your camera to take superior photographs. The lens, the subject matter, the light – all these variables are covered in depth, and always in the context of the Nikon D90.

Written by a widely acclaimed photographer and photography instructor, the Nikon D90 Digital Camera Guide shows you how to get the shots you can see in your head but have never been able to capture with a camera.

*Get up and running in five minutes with the quick start guide

*Profit from dozens of tips and tricks

*Master all of your camera's many features and controls

*See first-hand how different settings affect your photos

*Refine and manage your photos using the Nikon photo software

*Be inspired by hundreds of gorgeous, full color photographs, and learn how to get the same effects in your own shots

**Get you FREE Nikon D90 Pocket Guide with purchase! Visit www.focalpress.com/camerapocketguides for more info**

*Reveals the creative potential of your camera with clear, practical guidance, great tips, and advice from an experienced photographer

*Highly visual approach with camera screenshots, highlighted tip boxes, and inspiring photos throughout

*Includes valuable advice on general digital photography techniques as well as camera-specific information

Contents

Introduction; Visual Tour; Quick Start: How to Get Good Images out of the Camera in 5 Minutes; First Principles; Part I: The Camera: Making Pictures; Viewing the Images; Menus; Cards, Batteries and Maintenance; Part II: The Software: Nikon Software; Digital Photo Professional; RAW Conversion; Fundamentals of Color Management; Building an Image Library; Backing Up; Part III: The Light: Using Natural Light; Part IV: The Lenses; Part V: The Subjects: Portraits & People; Travel; Pets and Animals; Action; Products; Part VI: Accessories; Glossary; Index; Links

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS/1000D Focal Digital Camera Guide

$23.95

Just bought a Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS/1000D and looking to combine practical know-how with inspiration? This one-stop, easy-to-read guide covers all the basic functions of the camera, and everything beyond.

Inside, you’ll find detailed explanations of every control and every feature, including full-color illustrations showing how changing each setting will affect your photos. But this book’s greatest strength isn’t its focus on the camera; it’s the detailed, easy-to-follow instruction it offers on using your camera to take superior photographs. The lens, the subject matter, the light €”all these variables are covered in depth, and always in the context of the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS/1000D.

Focus on Photoshop Lightroom

$28.95

Compatible with all versions of Lightroom

Unsure where to start with Photoshop Lightroom? Feeling daunted by other 600 page monster user guides? Want to learn how to get the best out of your photography with the program in a snap?

Focus on Photoshop Lightroom teaches you how to stay organized by using Lightroom’s industry-standard keywording and captioning features, bring out the very best in your photography with the processing module, and how to create image presets that make polishing a series of images quick and easy. Expert photographers and Lightroom users Dave Stevenson and Nik Rawlinson lead you through the ins and outs of the program with easy-to-follow steps and projects to get your creative juices flowing!

  • Discover time-saving features and shortcuts to navigate Lightroom’s deceptively simple interface.
  • Learn how to use the different Lightroom modules: how to import, organize, and sort your photos, edit them, create a book, video clips, or a slideshow, and how to make a great print!
  • Be inspired by gorgeous photography and editing tips and tricks.

Focus On Apple Aperture

$28.95

232 pages
Copyright 2011
USD 19.95, Softcover

Key Features

  • No-nonsense end-to-end professional Aperture workflow for photographers who want to spend more time behind the lens, and less in front of a screen

  • Unique approach tailored specifically for traditional ‘realistic’ photography in the digital age, tells the busy photographer exactly what they need to know to get the best from their photos

  • Clear format with emphasis on the visual aspect throughout, in a handy, affordable, guide

    Description

    Are you into photography not photomanipulation?

    Frustrated that you are spending too much time in front of the screen and not enough behind the lens?

    Feel like you are not getting the most out of the powerful processing functions of Apple Aperture?


    This straightforward, inspiring guide is aimed at photographers whose goal is to use the software to bring out the best in their photographs. Professional photographer and educator Corey Hilz leads you through a highly effective, professional’s workflow with Aperture, from importing your photos from your camera and making image adjustments, to labelling each photo with metadata and keywords for effective organization and searching, and finally outputting your images for print or social media. He focuses on the vital aspects for photographers such as correcting tone and color, targeted adjustments, metadata, and managing a fast expanding library.

    Focus On Apple Aperture is packed with stunning photographs and screenshots to illustrate every tweak the author makes, to effortlessly teach the new or beginning user the fundamentals of the software. Users of all versions of Aperture will benefit from this book.

  • Author Information

    By Corey Hilz, Corey Hilz’s work is seen in magazines, books, calendars and catalogues, as well as in art galleries and several Focal Press books. He is the author of best-selling Lensbaby: Bending Your Perspective.

  • FILM SCHOOL: A Practical Guide to an Impractical Decision

    $29.95

    Develop the tools you will need to succeed before, during, and after your film school education.

    Film School: A Practical Guide to an Impractical Decision is a specific, straightforward guide to applying, getting into, and thriving in film school and in the industry in general. Not only does this book appeal to both prospective and current film students, it also features an in depth discussion of the application process, both from the graduate and undergraduate perspectives. You will learn how to choose between different schools and programs, avoid debt, succeed at festivals, and transition out of film school and into the work world. Author Jason Kohl offers:

    • Tips on how to develop your voice before attending film school
    • A chronological layout that allows you to continually refer to the book throughout your film school process
    • Advice on how to gauge the cost of attending film school

    Whether you are a recent film school graduate, or just starting the application process, Film School gives important advice and insider knowledge that will help you learn and grow in the film industry. Film School is a must-have for anyone who wants to know what it takes to succeed in film school and beyond.

    Digital Landscape Photography

    $29.95

    Photographing landscape with a film camera is different than with a digital camera. There are several books on the market that cover landscape photography but few of them are specifically for the digital photographer. This book is what you are looking for!

    Pet Photography 101 see F1138472273

    $30.95

    Show off your pet with the ultimate guide for capturing those quirky moments that make us LOVE our dogs and cats. With easy-to-follow tips for finding the best lighting, the best angle and the best pose, your pet will be the topic of conversation among the pet lovers in your life! Pet Photography 101 is packed with beautiful photos with helpful and entertaining tips on everything you need to take better photos of your furry friends, as well as the people with whom they share their lives. Everything from choosing a camera to photo organization to post-production is explained in easy-to-understand language. www.photopettips.com provides more photos and links to valuable product information, articles, and additional resources.

    Practical HDR, 2nd Edition

    $32.95

    Practical HDR, 2nd Edition

    A complete guide to creating High Dynamic Range images with your Digital SLR

    Print Book

    Key Features

    *Create stunning HDR images – from photorealistic to the hyper-real

    *Covers in-camera image capture and digital darkroom techniques

    *Combines sound, step-by-step advice with an inspirational gallery of images

    Description

    HDR is both a technical solution to the limitations of digital camera sensors, and a creative tool that can give any image much more impact – but it is not without its pitfalls, and it’s essential to understand these if you want to take full advantage of this innovative technique. The second edition of David Nightingale’s successful Practical HDR is completely updated with the latest techniques and technologies in HDR. Practical HDR provides you with an abundance of step-by-step examples that will quickly make you an expert on the theory and practice of shooting and processing HDR images, allowing you to get the best possible results every time.

    As well as practical advice on shooting and processing, the book also contains a global showcase of inspirational HDR images – you will quickly find that HDR offers unparralleled opportunities for indulging your creative instincts, from photo-realistic to hyper-realism.

    Readership

    Intermediate level Digital SLR Photographers who want to learn how to create incredible HDR images  

     

    Photographing Flowers

    $34.95

    Photographing Flowers

    Exploring Macro Worlds with Harold Davis

    By Harold Davis

    208 pages
    Copyright 2012

    Key Features

    With Photographing Flowers: Exploring Macro Worlds with Harold Davis, you’ll get:

  • An authoritative guide to capturing breathtaking flower images

  • Tips and techniques from master photographer Harold Davis

  • Stunning photographs to inspire your creativity and give you ideas for your own flower photos

    Description

    Capture stunning macro floral images with this gorgeous guide by acclaimed photographer Harold Davis. You’ll learn about different types of flowers, macro equipment basics, and the intricacies of shooting different floral varieties in the field and in the studio.

    Harold also shows you techniques in the Photoshop darkroom that can be applied to flower photography to help you get the most out of your images.

    Beautiful and authoritative, this guide to photographing flowers is a must-read for every photographer interested in flower photography. Photographing Flowers will also win a place in the hearts of those who simply love striking floral imagery.


    Contents

    Introduction: Why Photograph Flowers; Equipment and Lighting; One World Many Flowers; The Bee’s Eye View; Flowers and Sensuality; Flowers in the Digital Darkroom; More About Flowers; Glossary; Index

    Author Information

    By Harold Davis, is an award-winning photographer and the best-selling author of more than 30 books, including The Photoshop Darkroom and The Photoshop Darkroom 2, both for Focal Press. Harold blogs at Photoblog 2.0 and is a regular photography and Photoshop columnist for Photo.net.

  • The Art of the Storyboard- Third Edition, 2nd Edition

    $34.95

    The Art of the Storyboard- Third Edition, 2nd Edition

    A filmmaker’s introduction

    By John Hart

    224 pages
    Trim Size 8 1/2 X 10 15/16 in
    Copyright 2008

    Key Features

  • Plan effectively, communicate clearly and budget accurately with strong storyboards

  • See how it’s done – with more than 150 detailed sketches and storyboards illustrating every point

  • If you are just starting your filmmaking career and want to get to grips with this vital preproduction tool – let John Hart show you how!

    Description

    Communicate your vision, tell your story and plan major scenes with simple, effective storyboarding techniques.

    Using sketches of shots from classic films, from silents to the present day, John Hart leads you through the history and evolution of this craft to help you get to grips with translating your vision onto paper, from the rough sketch to the finished storyboard. More than 150 illustrations from the author’s and other storyboard artists’ work illuminate the text throughout to help you master the essential components of storyboarding, such as framing, placement of figures, and camera angles.

    Level: Novice


    Readership

    Beginning college film/TV, animation, art students as well as amateur filmmakers. Novice.

    Contents

    The Storyboard’s Beginnings: Where it all started
    The Storyboard Artist Is a Part of Preproduction Team
    Basic components of the Storyboard
    Create on Demand – How to Accommodate the Production Team
    On Planes and Perspective
    Added Emphasis on Design, Composition and Color
    Showing Action in Your Storyboard
    Depth of Field and Light Sources
    Dynamics of the Shot
    Animatics – The Future of Motion Control

    Author Information

    By John Hart, Award-winning author, lecturer, storyboard artist, graphic designer and photographer. Based in New York.

  • DJ Skills – The essential guide to Mixing and Scratching By Stephen Webber

    $34.95

    288 pages
    Trim Size 7 1/2 X 9 1/4 in
    Copyright 2008
    USD 29.95, Softcover, Reference

    Key Features

  • In-depth interviews with the best DJ’s for their genre offering insight, tips and techniques

  • Covers the hottest new trends- DVD video mixing, effects, computerised DJ

  • CD with audio samples features US National DCM champion DJ Perseus to demonstrate techniques

    Description

    DJ Skills: The Essential Guide to Mixing & Scratching is the most comprehensive, up to date approach to DJing ever produced. With insights from top club, mobile, and scratch DJs, the book includes many teaching strategies developed in the Berklee College of Music prototype DJ lab.

    From scratching and mixing skills to the latest trends in DVD and video mixing this book gives you access to all the tools, tips and techniques you need. Topics like hand position are taught in a completely new way, and close-up photos of famous DJ’s hands are featured. As well as the step-by-step photos the book includes an audio CD to demonstrate techniques. This book is perfect for intermediate and advanced DJs looking to improve their skills in both the analogue and digital domain.


    Readership

    Intermediate DJs who wish to delve deeper into certain skills, and hear what some of the many high-profile professionals featured in the book have to say about these topics. People with a little bit of experience on DJ gear (bedroom DJs), those with an interest in the art itself, Music Fans

  • 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

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