Learning To See Creatively Third Edition

Author: Bryan Peterson
Publisher: Amphoto Books
ISBN: 1607748282
Size: 48.77 MB
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Completely revised and updated throughout, Bryan Peterson's classic guide to creativity helps photographers visualize their work, and the world, in a whole new light by developing their photographic vision. Fully revised with all new photography, this best-selling guide takes a radical approach to creativity by explaining that it is not an inherent ability but a skill that can be learned and applied. Using inventive photos from his own stunning portfolio, author and veteran photographer Bryan Peterson deconstructs creativity for photographers. He details the basic techniques that go into not only taking a particular photo, but also provides insights on how to improve upon it--helping readers avoid the visual pitfalls and technical dead ends that can lead to dull, uninventive photographs. This revised edition features a complete section on color as a design element and all new photographs to illustrate Peterson's points. Learning to See Creatively is the definitive reference for any photographer looking for a fresh perspective on their work.

The Challenge Of Effective Speaking In A Digital Age

Author: Rudolph F. Verderber
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 133751456X
Size: 52.69 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Grounded in the latest research and best practices, THE CHALLENGE OF EFFECTIVE SPEAKING IN A DIGITAL AGE, 17th Edition, emphasizes the role of technology and digital media in all aspects of preparing, presenting, and interpreting public speeches in face-to-face and online environments. This bestseller's proven six Speech Plan Action Steps skillfully guide readers through topic selection, audience analysis and adaptation, research, organization, presentational aids, and language and delivery. In addition, hands-on activities, techniques to address anxiety, ethical dilemma exercises, and critical-thinking prompts help readers sharpen their skills and become confident speakers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Photo 1 An Introduction To The Art Of Photography

Author: Katie Stern
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1111036411
Size: 27.96 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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PHOTO 1: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE ART OF PHOTOGRAPHY is the must have book for photographers looking to bridge the gap between traditional and digital photography. This comprehensive introductory text eases the transition from one system to the other while developing the student's understanding of the scope and importance of this evolution. Not only will students learn how and why to create photographs, but also how to evaluate them from both a technical and aesthetic viewpoint. Through strong visual examples and artist statements from photographers around the world, PHOTO 1 investigates photography as an artistic and visual communication tool. Unique among other introductory photography books, this text also introduces students to copyright law and best business practices for photographers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud Revealed Update

Author: Elizabeth Eisner Reding
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285982878
Size: 44.96 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Your Adobe Creative Cloud package includes two components: 1) Online access to Adobe Creative Cloud updates on your CourseMate product, and 2) the CS6 edition of your Adobe book. CourseMate enriches your learning with thorough, chapter-by-chapter summaries of the new Adobe Creative Cloud release. Author-created video introductions cover each chapter's learning objectives, emphasizing their importance for the contemporary design professional. Flashcards, quizzes, and games are also included. Your printed book covers fundamental concepts, starting with the workspace and proceeding logically and intuitively to more advanced topics. Step-by-step tutorials and user-friendly design result in a resource that is comprehensive, clear, and effective. Contact your Learning Consultant to learn more about how CourseMate can enhance the way you teach and your students learn. The online Creative Cloud content updates are for the June 2013 release of Adobe Creative Cloud. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Portrait Pro

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Publisher: Amherst Media
ISBN: 1608957365
Size: 38.98 MB
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Droves of hobbyist photographers make a move to professional photography every year. They read a few books, watch rock star photographers shoot online, make business cards, and forge their path to a new career. When they book clients, work through the session, proof their images, and conduct a sales session, though, they encounter artistic, organizational, and financial problems they had not anticipated, and many stall out. In this book, Jeff Smith focuses on finding an audience and a target demographic, honing your posing and lighting skills, working with clients, and managing business and personnel concerns. Smith begins by taking a close look at the mind-set required for forging ahead as a professional photographer. He shows you how to define and target the clientele you want to work with and teaches you skillful approaches for creating and maintaining a strong photographer–client relationship. He notes that many photographers enter the business to create images that please them and explains that to be successful, photographers must instead learn to gain insight into just what the client wants to see in the final photos in order to maximize profits and keep clients coming back for more. With a clearly defined objective and approach outlines, Smith moves on to tackle common technical issues that new pros find daunting. He provides tips for creating perfect lighting in the studio and outdoors. He also discusses positioning for every part of the body, to create an ideal presentation to the camera. Next, he provides compositional tips—from where to position the subject in the frame, to selecting the best camera angle, to cropping for impact—in order to maximize image impact and present the best-possible image to your client. Finally, with the technical and artistic fields addressed, Smith turns to a discussion on the business side of the profession. He offers advice on acquiring equipment, understanding costs and pricing, creating new business opportunities, identifying an ideal studio location, and even managing your time.