SmokingStrobes.com – It’s very useful to have a cotton photo backdrop. Just one example: It helps you to turn a hair saloon into a photo studio when shooting studio photos of hairdos. In this shoot I used to photo backdrops, in white and in gray. Have a look: I wish you good light! — Michael from SmokingStrobes.com
Taking amazing pictures is getting easier and easier with the advances in digital photography. In Take Your Best Shot, the first book in this series with Popular Photography, our expert writers and photographers showed how to capture amazing images in the moment, and how to set up a breath-taking shot.
This book takes image-making to the next level, showing how to create a wide range of photo effects, from the subtle (adjusting the color in a picture to create a different mood) to the artistic (compositions merging several photos to dramatic effect) to the downright amazing (how to photograph yourself levitating . . . it’s easier than you think!)
Competition titles either treat image-manipulation and trick shots as an afterthought, or concentrate solely on specific software products and techniques. This book does nothing but show such insider hints—and proves that you don’t have to be a Photoshop whiz—or even own Photoshop—to pull off the fantastic feats in this book.
Set-ups and techniques are described in detail, with easy-to-understand illustrations and diagrams, and a wealth of beautifully inspirational photography. Beginners will learn ways to quickly move into new realms of expertise, and even old pros will pick up some new tricks. Anyone who has ever looked at an amazing composition or a skillful composite and said, “How did they do that?” will find this book irresistible.
“An excellent roadmap to the joys of photography. Even experienced photographs will find it a vivid reminder of what first sparked their passion for photography.” – Brian Smith, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer
“What’s not to love? Smart, fun, fresh, and hip to history, this is a really hot book that comforts the beginner and challenges the old pro.” – Anthony Bannon, Director of the George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography & Film
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