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101 Quick and Easy Secrets to Create Winning Photographs 1st Edition
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The book is divided into 15 chapters:
Chapter 1 Making your photographs look 3D. This chapter describes how to use objects to give your photo some dimensionality using foreground and background objects.
Chapter 2:Painting with light. The chapter covers using available light vs. flash vs. reflected light
Chapter 3 Adding action to your frame. This chapter covers using long exposures. It also covers taking shots of people in motion and how to convey what they are doing through photography.
Chapter 4. Adding or subtracting shadow. This chapter covers how to use shadows to emphasize the subject as well as how to get rid of unwanted shadows.
Chapter 5. Making Art from architecture. This chap0ter is basically about photographing buildings in interesting ways.
Chapter 6. Creating mood shots using weather. This chapter is about using exposure compensation to bring out color. It's also about using black and white photography to set the mood.
Chapter 7 Beautifying with color. This is about finding color in the shot and then emphasizing it. Making the color jump off of the page.
Chapter 8.Read more ›
I don't have a lot of time to read a book chuck full of technical terms and instructions. The layout of this book fits well into what I desire as leisure photographer that wants to memorialize events in my life or reproduce lovely vistas in nature. Bamberg provides a concise table of contents and a full index that allows the would-be photographer to check out their problem point and quickly flip to the two facing pages that outline the photo issue and offers a solution complete with photo examples.
For example: there are times when my portraits of people simply do not come out as crisp as I would like when I am shooting inside in artificial light.Read more ›
Making Your Photographs Look 3D; Painting with Light; Adding Action to Your Frame; Adding or Subtracting with Shadows; Making Art from Architecture; Creating Mood Shots Using Weather; Beautifying with Color; Breathing Life into People; Making Animal Photos Sharp and Fun; Spicing Up Photos with Lens Flare, Noise, and Other Unusual Effects; Composing with Landscape; Shaping Up with Symmetry; Technical Tango; Daytime, Nighttime, Anytime; Back to the Future; Index
The layout of the book is perfect for picking up new ideas. Each two page spread (left and right) shows a photo, introduces a technique, and tells how he was able to pull it off. He also covers exactly what camera settings were used in the shot (f-stop, shutter speed, ISO, and lens length). Granted, knowing all that does *not* guarantee that your picture will come out the same, but at least you have a starting point. But more important than just the mechanics of taking the picture, he also explains the composition and lighting of the shot. That makes the most difference. For instance, his tips on photographing neon signs during the day and capturing the grandeur of an old movie palace really hinge on angle, color, and framing. An even better composition example is the item titled "Umbrellas Aren't Always For Rain". He shows how two pictures of the same basic scene can be light years apart in telling a story or capturing a concept.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great practical book with good pictures to illustrate a point. Easy to read and easy to follow.Published 11 months ago by Joe V.
I didnt like the book. The pictures in the book are on the boring side. No originals just imitations of the masters. I found it desapointing.Published on January 17, 2014 by Marco A. Regil
Just a bunch of more or less mediocre photos with descriptions of their origin. Some useful tips for beginners, but those need another book explaining the photo terminology and... Read morePublished on September 5, 2011 by Achim63
as a shooter of the world in all its beauty and unsightliness,([...]) i had to learn the hard way teaching myself the camera, and what it can do for you. Read morePublished on October 12, 2009 by Glenn M. Losack MD
"Quick & Easy Secrets to Create Winning Photographs" is the perfect title for this book! Bamberg includes tips on photographing just about everything from landscapes to portraits... Read morePublished on September 23, 2009 by Ree
Matthew Bamberg's 101 QUICK AND EASY SECRETS TO CREATE WINNING PHOTOGRAPHS is a fine set of winning tips on how to blend composition and technical skills for maximum effect. Read morePublished on September 17, 2009 by Midwest Book Review
'101 Quick and Easy Secrets to Create Winning Photographs' is EXACTLY what the title says it is and THAT is a good thing!! Read morePublished on May 14, 2009 by Dan McKinnon
In "101 Quick and Easy Secrets to Create Winning Photographs", Matthew Bamberg covers all the critical ingredient of a good photographs that you will need to know in a very easy to... Read morePublished on May 6, 2009 by Sidarta Tanu
Matthew Bamberg has style: he has looked through many lenses in his life as a photographer and in this richly colorful, very well illustrated book he shares his secrets of his... Read morePublished on May 5, 2009 by Grady Harp