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K.I.S.S. guide to photography

Author: John Garrett
Publisher: New York : DK Pub., ©2001.
Series: Keep it simple series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Contains a concise guide to photography including skills needed to create portraits, landscapes, still-life, action, and travel photography.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Garrett
ISBN: 0789480697 9780789480699 0751334359 9780751334357
OCLC Number: 46959977
Description: 352 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part 1: Before you shoot. The history of photography ; How the camera works ; Which camera to choose? ; Film --
Part 2: The point-and-shoot camera. What you get for your money ; Things you need to know ; Flash ; Framing ; Troubleshooting --
Part 3: The arty stuff. Natural light ; Artificial light ; Lens, aperture, and shutter ; Learning to see ; Space and composition --
Part 4: Photographic themes. Portraits ; Landscapes ; Still life ; Children ; Action ; Travel --
Part 5: Taking things more seriously. Medium and large formats ; Seeing in black and white ; Working with your photofinisher ; Digital photography ; The digital darkroom --
Appendix: Photography on the web. Foreword --
Introduction --
What's inside? --
Extras --
Before you shoot: History of photography: Birth of photography --
Photography explosion --
Photography for the masses --
Keeping things simple --
Modern compact --
How the camera works: What is a camera? --
Camera basics --
Aperture-shutter marriage --
Exposing with the SLR system --
Which camera to choose?: What camera should I buy? --
But I like my current camera ... --
In simple terms --
Film: Film choices --
Film speed --
Color print film --
Color slide film --
Black-and-white film --
Special films --
Point-and-shoot camera: What you get for your money: What are my options? --
Compact camera types --
What will I get for my money? --
Things you need to know: Holding the camera --
Exposure-what the camera is doing --
Autofocus --
Loads of modes --
Flash: How far will the flash reach? --
Flash modes --
Thinking about ambient light --
Party time --
Flash tricks --
Framing: Searching out the ugly --
Filling the frame --
Composing with the zoom --
Horizontal, vertical, or panoramic? --
Camera angles-highs and lows --
Troubleshooting: Problem pictures --
Framing mistakes --
Blurry focusing --
Exposure accidents --
Obstructions --
Lab problems --
Arty stuff: Natural light: Light is everything --
Times of day --
Window light --
Using the weather --
Artificial light: Before you start --
Tungsten light --
Electronic flash units --
Dedicated flash --
Lens, aperture, and shutter: Lenses-what can you do with them? --
Using filters --
All about aperture --
Getting to grips with shutters --
Learning to see: Alternative point of view --
Beauty out of the mundane --
Color management --
Color thinking --
Space and composition: Thinking composition --
Here are the laws! --
Photographic composition --
Creating visual effects --
Photographic themes: Portraits: Putting your subject at ease --
Types of portrait --
Black and white vs. color --
Landscapes: Landscape tradition --
Importance of light --
Choosing your film --
Point-and-shoot landscaping --
Think comfort --
Still life: Getting inspired --
Considering your viewpoint --
Composition --
Light and color --
Word to the wise --
Children: Births and beginnings --
Babies and toddlers --
World of the child --
Kiddie portraits --
Action: Interpreting action --
Getting an angle on the action --
Advantage of autofocus --
Point-and-shoot action --
Travel: What is travel photography? --
Travel photographer --
Thinking equipment --
Land-based travel pics --
Extra tips for the land based --
Underwater and the beach --
Travel themes and obsessions --
Taking things more seriously: Medium and large formats: Why go larger than 35mm? --
Medium format cameras --
Large format cameras --
Comparative image sizes --
Seeing in black and white: Two-tone visualization --
Black-and-white technique --
Darkroom --
Working with your photofinisher: It's a photofinish! --
Choosing a lab --
Photolab --
Custom lab --
Alternative? --
Digital photography: What exactly is digital photography? --
Cameras --
Let's talk about pixels --
What do I do with my images? --
How does the quality compare? --
Digital darkroom: Photography and your computer --
Which computer to choose? --
Peripherals --
Case study: Graeme Harris --
Case study: Maud Larsson --
Appendices: Photography on the web --
Further reading --
Simple glossary --
Index --
Acknowledgments.
Series Title: Keep it simple series.
Other Titles: KISS guide to photography
Guide to photography
Responsibility: John Garrett ; foreword by Martin Sandler.

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Contains a concise guide to photography including skills needed to create portraits, landscapes, still-life, action, and travel photography.

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