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Christopher Grey's Studio Lighting Techniques for PhotographyChristopher Grey's Studio Lighting Techniques for Photography

Taking the guesswork out of lighting, this invaluable examination provides tools and techniques from an accomplished expert. The most essential principles for photo shoots are presented through lengthy image sequences, considering different finishes for reflective surfaces, types of light sources, light modifiers, and even light placements. From creating fundamental looks to the effect of fine-tuning placement and setting, this detailed guidebook enables photographers to maximize productivity on any shoot. Concluding with the most effective solutions for solving lighting problems, this study is an excellent resource for both active professionals as well as intermediate to advanced students of photography.

Usually £24.99 Now £15.00

Creative Wedding Album Design with Adobe PhotoshopCreative Wedding Album Design with Adobe Photoshop

Pairing photographic creativity with digital-manipulation techniques, this unique manual teaches the use of Photoshop to design artful, distinctive, and compelling wedding albums. Showing that the artistic process need not stop at the click of the shutter, the steps for album creation are detailed-reviewing the images, forming a story line, and conveying the tale through well-designed montages. Offering 10 projects with varying levels of complexity and covering diverse skill sets, step-by-step techniques are demonstrated with detailed screen shots. Strategies for designing album covers are also included, and a companion website features downloadable practice files for easy review. Highlighting the sophistication and robustness found in image manipulation, this dynamic guide inspires and enables while emphasizing the marketable edge of adding imaginative graphic design capabilities to any photo studio business.

Was £24.99 Now £15.00

The Photographers Guide to Making MoneyThe Photographers Guide to Making Money

Karen Dorame draws on the advice and insights of over a dozen top professionals in this book designed to help photographers build a successful new business venture or reduce overhead and improve the profitability of an existing photography studio. Packed with tips for every aspect of succeeding as a professional photographer!

Was £21.99 Now £15.00

5050 Lighting Setups for Portrait Photographers

Filled with unique portraits and lighting diagrams, plus the "recipe" for re-creating each image, this book is an indispensible resource you will rely on in a wide range of photographic scenarios and with an array of portrait projects.

Usually £21.99 Now £15.00
Kathleen Hawkins Guide to Sales and Marketing for Professional PhotographersKathleen Hawkins Guide to Sales and Marketing for Professional Photographers

Remaining profitable in today's challenging market requires a well-conceived marketing strategy and top-notch sales skills. In this book, Kathleen Hawkins shows you how to achieve that goal. The book begins with branding, the process by which a studio establishes itself in the marketplace. Once clients are calling, the author shows you how to shape your relationship with the client to ensure a big sale and ensure return visits. Also covered are loyalty-building programs and tips for using special events to keep clients coming b
ack. With these techniques, you'll learn how to thrive financially while creating the images you love.

Usually £21.99 Now £15.00
Commercial Photography HandbookCommercial Photography Handbook

Targeting new and experienced commercial photographers alike, this invaluable guide explores the different aspects and challenges of succeeding in the industry. Approaching the subject systematically, the topics begin with determining what kind of commercial photography to pursue and how to get the training needed to carve out a niche in the market. Continuing to delve further, the topics expand to marketing techniques, negotiation skills, estimating and charging for work, maximizing profits while minimizing expenses, and ethical business behaviour. Armed with this information, commercial photographers who are developing or expanding their businesses will know how to evolve and grow during periods of both prosperity and recession.

Was £21.99 Now £15.00

Existing LightExisting Light

In recent years, wedding and portrait photography styles have become increasingly natural and relaxed. As a result, the whole world has become a studio—with images being shot everywhere from abandoned buildings, to beaches, to lamp-lit city streets. The varying light in these locations presents great creative opportunities for photographers, but also significant challenges. In this book, you'll learn how to take control of each situation and walk away with great images.

Usually £21.99 Now £15.00
Available Light Available Light

There are huge advantages to shooting with natural or available light: it lets you shoot more spontaneously, it puts your portrait subjects at ease, and it makes it easier to see the relationships between highlights and shadows. Above all, working with natural light will get you to think on your feet and become a better photographer, because every time you shoot you'll be presented with a new lighting situation. This book will help you rise to each occasion and create outstanding images with natural light.

Was £24.99 Now £15.00 

The Society Forum - Today on the forum (29/01/10):

RNLI SOS Day our Event Shiraz Or Sangria

SOS day is the RNLI’s biggest fundraising day of the year and it’s a great way to get 2010 off to a cracking start, while helping to save lives at sea. Anyone can take part, anywhere and anyhow! See what you can do to join in and do something to support the RNLI this SOS day January 29th

Friday Night Social Night

As many of you know Micktf (The Landlord) hosts our weekly social night on the forum. Tonight we are running an Image comp just for a bit of fun, the subject for the comp is "Nature". The thread will be up at 19:00 GMT and will take place in The Social Club


https://thesocieties.net/forum/ for more information.
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