Perfect Digital Photography: Brilliant Pixels from the by Jay Dickman, Jay Kinghorn

By Jay Dickman, Jay Kinghorn

Written by way of images experts--including a Pulitzer-Prize successful nationwide Geographic photographer--this full-color e-book is a must have for newbie photographers excited about bettering either the standard in their pictures and their talent within the electronic darkroom. The booklet is the ideal blend of a technical treatise on electronic imaging and a creative exploration of sunshine, composition, and shape, permitting you to glean the basic thoughts wanted for electronic images with no wasting sight of the inventive and aesthetic facets of the craft. utilizing an easy-to-follow procedure, the authors clarify the picture conceptualization technique via capturing, enhancing, and picture correction to accomplished print. additionally, best photographers from numerous disciplines supply real-world recommendation on how they use electronic images to create compelling photos for high-profile journal articles, advertisements campaigns, and fantastic paintings prints.

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A poster that I donated to UNICEF showing a collage of children’s faces from around the world sold more than 100,000 copies (in several languages)—and raised more than a quarter-million dollars to benefit children in need. Perhaps you could arrange a personal or group exhibit, with proceeds from photo sales benefiting a charity. How about taking pictures of the animals at a pound or pet adoption agency? Ask the manager of your local mall or shopping center to let you hold an exhibit to 1 5 attract people to adopt them.

I was on a shoot for National Geographic in Papua New Guinea, living in a stone-age village for almost three months. Being able to hand someone a Polaroid I’d shot of him helped I n t h e U k r a in e , t wo e x p e r t e q u e s t r ia n s p e r fo r m a tr a d it io n a l h o r s e -r id in g d r ill, K is s a M a id e n , a s p a r t o f a d e m o n s t r a t io n o f t h e ir h o r s e m a n s h ip. S h o t fo r A D a y i n t h e L i fe o f t h e S ov i e t U n i o n , t h is p h o t o illu s t r a t e s th e p owe r o f s t ill p h o t o g r a p hy t o f r e e ze a n o t h e r w is e f le e t in g m o m e n t , a llow in g t h e v ie we r t o s t u d y t h e m a ny as p e c t s o f t h e p h o t o.

When we have instinctual control of our craft, we can stir up images that have more feeling than imagery that follows a recipe, typical of the unstudied, uninvolved, and emotionally unattached photographer. At no time in the history of photography have we had more control of the image-making process, and now is the perfect time to get really good at making images. Still photography archives our personal lives, just as it archives our history as a people. With a few basic principles of composition, along with an understanding of what different lenses and other tools can do for you, you can improve the power of photography in your own work.

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