Complete Guide to Photography. The ultimate handbook to capture your best ever shots

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Brought to you by the experts at Amateur Photographer magazine, the Complete Guide to Photography has been designed to help you improve your photographic skills. From the basic principles of photography and the essential kit you need, to more creative techniques that will show you how to master a host of photographic disciplines and harness the power of image editing, this guide will allow you to develop and progress your photography. With helpful step-by-step guides and valuable tips, you have everything you need to start taking your best ever images.

Camera Basics

Understand the basics of photography to get the best from your camera

Apertures
Shutter speeds
ISO
Exposure and Metering
Drive modes
Image quality
Understanding white balance
Focusing
Stabilising the camera

Getting Started

From composition to lighting, discover how to take your best shots ever

Time of day
Direction of light
Hard and soft light
Artificial light
Cropping and Orientation
Viewpoint

Equipment

Covering everything from lenses and filters to flash, get to grips with your gear

Lens basics
Lens types
Lens accessories
Secondhand lens advice
Tripods
Filters
Getting to grips with flash
Location lighting
DIY flash grid
Gear maintenance tips

Creative Skills

Expert advice to help you master a range of subjects, from landscapes to portraits

Creating depth
Perfect panoramas
Low light cityscapes
Mono & moody
Focus stacking
HDR landscapes
Landscape tips
Window light
Urban portraits
Child shots
Travel portraits
Freelensing
Portrait and lighting tips
Birds in flight
Flower photography
Wildlife tips
Panning
Action tips

Image Editing

Packed with tips and easy to follow advice to get best from your photos

Raw: The Basics
Choosing a Raw converter
The Interface
Basic Raw adjustments
Localised Raw adjustments
Boosting levels and selective adjustments
Cloning and Healing
Correcting perspective
Advanced retouching
Advanced Black & White conversion
Toning your mono images
Sharpening in software
Home printing
Software tips

 

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