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The Bride\'s Guide to Wedding Photography: How to Get the Wedding Photography of Your Dreams, Kathleen Hawkins
Amherst Media, Inc. | ISBN: 1584280948 | April 1, 2003 | 112 pages | PDF | 3 MB
  • The choice of wedding photography styles, packages, and vendors can be overwhelming for brides without a background in photography. This useful guide helps them make smart decisions every step of the way, from determining photo preferences and finding and communicating with the right photographer to choosing dress styles and colors, bouquets, and shades of makeup that positively impact portraits. Suggested time lines help brides stay organized and prepared, and budget advice safeguards the couple against costly mistakes. Tips for displaying images at the reception, creating thank-you albums and framed portraits for parents and bridal parties, proofing and ordering photos, and designing albums are provided.

The Best of Professional Digital Photography, Bill Hurter
Amherst Media, Inc. | ISBN: 158428188X | July 1, 2006 | 128 pages | PDF | 4 MB
  • The opportunities that digital technology presents are almost limitless, but so are the problems that can arise when trying to retrofit a film-based photography business to the new digital marketplace. This guidebook explores digital imaging technology with some of the world's leading wedding, portrait, and commercial photographers, drawing on the experiences of professionals for practical advice for photographers who are still struggling to perfect their digital work flow. Topics include the selection and purchase of the right equipment, choosing the right business model, and tips on innovations in color management and retouching. Step-by-step instructional images and screen shots are included throughout, allowing for a concrete grasp of the detailed processes and techniques.

The Best of Digital Wedding Photography, Bill Hurter
Amherst Media, Inc. | ISBN: 1584281456 | November 1, 2004 | 128 pages | PDF | 4 MB
  • This guide to digital wedding photography offers everything a wedding photographer needs to take full advantage of digital technologies. Essential aspects of digital photography are examined, from image capturing to creating wedding albums—a photographer's greatest source of revenue. Featuring 200 examples of professional digital photography, this book takes a detailed look at many common digital problems and provides techniques for fixing them with Adobe Photoshop.

Wedding Photographer\'s Handbook, Bill Hurter
Amherst Media, Inc. | ISBN: 1584281928 | September 1, 2006 | 128 pages | PDF | 4.3 MB
  • Successful wedding photographers have to master all different types of coverage, perform under pressure, and work in an extremely limited time frame. Every step of the process is examined in-depth in this manual written for professionals by a professional—from selecting equipment, attracting clients, and framing shots, to the final creation of the wedding album and the revolutionary changes made possible by digital photography. All of the events of a wedding ceremony and reception are covered, with handy advice on getting the best shot for each one.

Visualization of Digital Terrain and Landscape Data: A Manual by Rьdiger Mach, Peter Petschek

Publisher: Springer | Number Of Pages: 366 | Publication Date: 2007-06-11 | ISBN-10: 3540304908 | PDF | 29 MB

  • This book approaches the visualization of digital terrain and landscape data by means of clear and practical examples. From data provision and the creation of revealing analyses to realistic depictions for presentation purposes, the reader is led through the world of digital 3D graphics.Combining deep knowledge of the scientific fundamentals and many years of experience in 3D visualization, the authors lead readers through a complex subject dynamically and shed light on previously murky virtual landscapes. Material on data evaluation and analysis, modeling, camera work and lighting, as well as the correct depiction of natural phenomena, atmospherical effects, and many tips for optimization make the book a valuable guide to a fascinating subject.

The Best of Adobe Photoshop: Techniques and Images from Professional Photographers, Bill Hurter

Amherst Media, Inc. | ISBN: 1584281812 | 2006 | 128 pages | PDF | 6 MB

  • Everything that could be done in the traditional darkroom can now be done with Adobe Photoshop, making special effects that were formerly achieved exclusively by expert darkroom technicians available to all photographers. This technological revolution has created new challenges as well as opportunities for increased creativity, allowing photographers to become digital artists as well. With illustrative photos throughout, this book details new, unexpected, and successful techniques used by artists, illustrators, commercial photographers, album designers, wedding photographers, portrait photographers, and teachers. Professional and advanced amateurs will benefit from the instructions for efficiently using the software, minimizing the computer time spent on each photo.

Rolando Gomez\'s Glamour Photography: Professional Techniques and Images

Rolando Gomez's Glamour Photography: Professional Techniques and Images
Amherst Media, Inc. | 2007-07-01 | ISBN: 158428210X | 128 pages | PDF | 3 MB

  • From working with models to lighting and posing, everything aspiring glamour photographers need to know in order to run a successful business and take gorgeous pictures is included in this thorough manual. Written for both the amateur and professional photographer, this handbook explores how to build a professional rapport with subjects while creating sensual portraits similar to those found in Maxim, Playboy, and other men’s magazines. Each of the 150 images is accompanied by explanatory text enabling the reader to re-create the shot in its entirety or emulate just some of the picture’s techniques. Tips on adding personality to images, understanding how the body photographs, and taking elegant pictures of fully clothed models is also included.

Professional Marketing & Selling Techniques for Digital Wedding Photographers, Jeff Hawkins and Kathleen Hawkins
Jeff Hawkins, Kathleen Hawkins, "Professional Marketing & Selling Techniques for Digital Wedding Photographers"
Amherst Media, Inc. | ISBN: 1584281804 | 2005 | 128 pages | PDF | 3 MB
  • Updated to include the latest digital camera models, imaging software, and current image proofing and sales techniques, this business guide teaches wedding photographers how to build a profitable business. From formulating a business plan to presenting final images to clients, the strategies presented help photographers avoid the pitfalls that ruin many wedding photography studios. Photographers learn how to define a target demographic—whether that be low-volume big-budget or high-volume low-budget clients—and market to those demographics in print, on the Internet, through networking and at bridal shows. Customer service tips include how to interview clients to ensure a stress-free and enjoyable portrait experience, conduct presession consultations, and write a contract, as well as presentation techniques for wall-size images, coffee-table–style books, and guestbooks. The featured images and drawings include a gallery of the author's wedding photographs and samples of advertising, marketing, and promotional literature.

Professional Filter Techniques for Digital Photographers, Stan Sholik
Professional Filter Techniques for Digital Photographers
Amherst Media, Inc. | ISBN: 1584281960 | 2006-12-01 | 128 pages | PDF | 3.6 MB
  • Providing total control of a photograph, this guidebook details camera filters and the simple, inexpensive ways they can be employed in order to move from simply taking pictures to capturing imaginative images. Discussing a vast array of filters—from screw-in and slide-on filters for traditional film cameras to the cutting edge, post-production software associated with digital cameras—photographers will find practical, professional advice alongside photo examples that illustrate the differences in every filtering decision. From manipulating flesh tones in portraits to color-balancing an architectural interior, this resource provides the methods to allow photographers to express their complete creative vision. Three helpful appendices—discussing light theory, how sensors record images, and metering systems—are also included.

Graphic Novelists: Profiles of Cutting Edge Authors and Illustrators. 3 Volume Set
Graphic Novelists: Profiles of Cutting Edge Authors and Illustrators. 3 Volume Set
U·X·L | ISBN: 1414404409 | 2006 | PDF | 634 pages | 36 MB
  • Grade 6 Up—Following the recent boom in the graphic-novel industry, and the growing acceptance of the genre in schools, this excellent work is the next logical step in reference publishing. Focusing on 75 authors and artists, it provides a solid resource for research, emphasizing influential masters of the field and those who create graphic novels primarily for youth. While not comprehensive, the essays feature a variety of creators, including a number of popular manga artists. Most include a photograph, biographical information, a sidebar listing the subject's best-known works, and a short bibliography of books, periodicals, and Web sites. Entries are written in a straightforward, lively voice that students will enjoy for both research and personal reading. The work downplays the adult materials by individual creators and is clear when materials mentioned are controversial. Also included are a short history of graphic novels, an essay on manga, and an annotated list of graphic-novel publishers.

The Best of Wedding Photography, Bill Hurter
Bill Hurter, "The Best of Wedding Photography"
Amherst Media, Inc. | 2007 | ISBN: 1584282088 | 128 pages | PDF | 4 MB
  • Updated with all-new photographs and information on technological advances, this comprehensive resource covers every technique photographers must master to rise to the challenge of being a wedding photographer. Topics covered range from selecting equipment and winning clients to posing and lighting breathtaking images. Critical techniques for success after the shoot are also covered, including tips for presenting images to clients, refining and retouching images, preparing and presenting wedding albums, and much more. Insider techniques from some of the world's most acclaimed wedding photographers accompany stunning images making this resource a great asset to both full-time professionals and weekend-wedding shooters.

The Best of Family Portrait Photography: Professional Techniques and Images, Bill Hurter
Bill Hurter, "The Best of Family Portrait Photography: Professional Techniques and Images"
Amherst Media, Inc. | 2005 | ISBN: 1584281723 | 128 pages | PDF | 5 MB
  • Artwork from 30 of the industry's top photographers is used to highlight both clear-cut shooting strategies and colorful, cutting-edge approaches to family portraiture in this handbook intended for idea gathering and inspiration. Advice on focal length, perspective, and maximizing the potential of digital equipment highlights the technical aspects of family portraiture while group posing strategies demonstrate how best to flatter each subject and convey a sense of family unity. A lengthy discussion of lighting—the backbone of portraiture—and the manipulation of shadows and highlights instructs photographers on how to create mood and interest in a variety of lighting scenarios, both indoors and out. Specifics on adjusting body lines, colors, and shapes, working with young children, and creating a comfortable atmosphere ensure that the photographer captures the unique personality of each family with dynamic and attractive images.