This how-to series presents fundamental explanations of important photography techniques and software programs. These books help serious beginner and hobbyist photographers cut through instructional industry jargon and hone their photography skills.
The Focus On series is written by highly respected professional photographers who tap into their respective areas of expertise to simplify the concepts of lighting, composition and photographing people, and address the fundamental uses of photography software. Each book offers actionable advice, easy-to-digest information, step-by-step visuals, tip boxes, tutorials and assignments to help readers practice what they have learned.
By Asgeir Falch-Eriksen, Karmen Toros
August 05, 2022
This book explains and discusses how a child’s right to freedom of expression is upheld through practice and decision-making in Child Protection Services (CPS). Using the right to expression as stipulated in Article 12.2 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) as a point ...
By Corey Hilz
July 13, 2011
Are you into photography not photomanipulation? Frustrated that you are spending too much time in front of the screen and not enough behind the lens? Feel like you are not getting the most out of the powerful processing functions of Apple Aperture? This straightforward, inspiring guide is ...
By Clive Branson
October 15, 2012
Want to get the best out of your digital camera? Not quite sure how to capture up-close shots? Want easy to follow, expert advice on the best ways to creatively capture macro shots you can be proud of? This is your ticket to go beyond a snapshot to create a fine art print that you'll be so proud of...
By Peter Ensenberger
April 18, 2011
As digital cameras and software packages become more advanced, seemingly by the minute, it has become easier than ever to overlook the basic elements which have always resulted in the best photographs, no matter how fancy (or primitive) the camera itself. Composition is the single most important ...
By David Asch
September 18, 2018
Are you bewildered by the advanced editing options available in Photoshop Elements? Do you want to get the most out of your image without going bleary-eyed in front of a computer screen? This handy guide will explain the ins and outs of using Photoshop Elements, without having to spend hours ...
By Dave Stevenson, Nik Rawlinson
May 22, 2013
Compatible with all versions of Lightroom Unsure where to start with Photoshop Lightroom? Feeling daunted by other 600 page monster user guides? Want to learn how to get the best out of your photography with the program in a snap? Focus on Photoshop Lightroom teaches you how to stay organized by ...
By Matt Armendariz
September 12, 2012
Sharing your kitchen concoctions on your personal food blog has never been as popular as it is right now, but if you've ever had trouble getting your tasty temptations to look like pretty plates on camera, you know how difficult it can be to take amazing pictures of food. Matt Armendariz, of ...
By Haje Jan Kamps
October 15, 2012
Author Haje Jan Kamps knows that you are travelling for two good reasons: to experience great things, and to get great photos of your travels. He also understands very well how people's eyes tend to glaze over when phrases like "Circles of Confusion" or the "Inverse Square Law" are brandished about...
By Haje Jan Kamps
November 12, 2012
Taking good photographs of people is a combination of many factors: What is the best light for the subject? How should they stand? What aperture should you use for maximum impact? This easy-to-follow, highly visual guide to portraiture explains the technical and aesthetic considerations of creating...