Discover how to get the very best from your photography with clear step-by-step guidance from expert photographer, Tom Ang.
In this fully comprehensive photography companion, renowned photographer and teacher Tom Ang teaches you how to capture, enhance, and transform your photographs.
The first half of the book explains all of the essential techniques that every photographer needs to learn - from how to handle your camera correctly and understand its features, to composing a successful shot.
The second half develops your understanding of photography, guiding you through a range of projects that focus on different photographic genres and subjects, including landscapes, cityscapes, and live events. It explains how to digitally enhance your images, not only to improve the original shot, but also to apply creative techniques that will take your image to a new level. This section also gives advice on the best way to share your work, to choosing the most suitable equipment, and should you wish, how to develop a career in photography.
About the Author
Tom Ang is an award-winning photographer and best-selling author, and is the host of BBC TV's A Digital Picture of Britain. He was Senior Lecturer in Photographic Practice at the University of Westminster, London, for 12 years and has worked as a technical and picture editor for numerous specialist magazines.
His own photographs have been exhibited around the world, and he has contributed to magazines such as What Digital Camera, MacUser, and Creative Arts. Tom won the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award for his photographic coverage of the Marco Polo Expedition, which retraced the modern land crossing from Europe to China via Central Asia. He is now a full-time photographer, writer, and television host.
Books by Tom Ang available from DK Publishing include: Digital Photographer's Handbook, Digital Photography, Digital Photography Masterclass, Digital Video Handbook, Digital Video-An Introduction, and Eyewitness Companion: Photography.
"In Ang's hands, ordinary subjects… become fodder for a whole array of colorful and intimate still lifes, portraits, and captured moments that anyone can emulate with a little practice and honing of technique." — Booklist