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One of the most recommended photography books is Bryan Peterson's Understanding Exposure If you haven't read it, I would suggest that book as a start. What are the technical aspects you're after? Peterson's book covers the exposure triangle, metering, use of grey cards, etc. For more technical and in depth coverage of light, read Light: Science and ...


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I'm assuming you are a photographer, and you interact with people. Saying "That one", "good", "extend your leg", "nice", "gorgeous", is part of interacting with people. I don't think any model, not one on the planet, would learn 1000 different names, with 1000 variation levels on each to pose, and to practice ...


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There certainly is a use for his The Negative. It covers light, exposure and the zone system which are relevant to digital. And The Print, which covers post-production in a darkroom has relevance to digital post-processing - can still dodge and burn in Photoshop to bring out the best in a digital "negative" Not to mention those of use who still shoot film ...


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There is a misconception here, it doesn't matter what camera you use. ISO is ISO, exposure is exposure and shutter speed is shutter speed. Whether the book is written for a 400D and 7D or a 5D MK II is completely irrelevant. There are only three areas where important differences exist: 1) The autofocus 2) Video settings 3) Custom Settings All of the above ...


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While not a collection of exercises, I would suggest the title "Light: Science and Magic" by Fil Hunter, Paul Fuqua, and Steven Biver. It's a classic book that discusses how light moves around a scene to better understand difficult lighting challenges. There are several examples to follow if you want to recreate for your own education. Your local library ...


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The book is called Twentysix Gasoline Stations and it was done by Ed Ruscha. It contains 2,5 miles from a Sunset Boulevard area called The Strip. This was done with a automatic camera mounted on a truck. All these were shown in the documentary called "The Genius of Photography".


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Have you seen Charles Poynton's Color and Gamma FAQs? These probably won't cover all the information that you need for your project, but there you'll find good information (and formulas!) for color models and conversions between them.


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"Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Man, The Image & The World" is a great book. Large prints, good quality and a comprehensive selection. Another book to consider is "Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Modern Century" which was printed to accompany the MoMA exhibit by the same name.


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Some of the best advice I've seen for developing a rapport between photographer and subject is a series that was featured on Strobist written by Sara Lando as a guest on the blog. On photographing people, pt. 1: Before the shooting On photographing people, pt. 2: During the shooting On photographing people, pt. 3: After the shooting Lando concentrates ...


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I'd second the suggestion of "Light: Science and Magic" it's an outstanding technical manual for how light behaves. If you find that kind of technical explanation too dry or to abstract you may also want to read something a little more hands on. Scott Kelby's "Light It, Shoot It, Retouch It" is good read. I also liked Kevin Kubotas Lighting Notebook. ...


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I bought and read "The Portrait Photography Course" by Mark Jenkinson but I did not find it to be nearly as helpful as "Light, Science and Magic", which is the single best photography book I have ever read. Once you understand light and how to use it you will be able to make whatever sort of pictures you want, and I absolutely agree that good portraits ...


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As usual with this kind of question, you have to define what you mean by "worth". It's probably (rather: it's surely) not the first book that you should refer to for photography. On the other hand, it is a book of enormous importance in the history of mankind, so it is worth, in the sense that a masterpiece is always worthwhile. In this vein, have ...


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A complete tent ought to do, with the light outside. Put a common mirror from around the house on the other side of the tent. You can get ok results using plain white sheets or cloth from a fabric store. So, you need more stuff but not more expense.


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The easiest way is probably to find reviews of the book and find out what someone else thought about it, and also if the Amazon listing has the "Look Inside!" feature, you could take a turn through at least the table of contents to get a sense of the book's contents.


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The pictures you want to copy are “halftone” images. The original was fractured into countless dots of ink that either vary in size or vary in spacing or both. The halftone method is the mainstay of how pictures are printed on paper with ink. Halftones are made using an assortment of methods depending on the era. You can identify a halftone by examining the ...


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First, do not use regular paper on inkjets. The colors will render poorly and the ink will bleed. Inkjet paper has a special surface coating that causes the ink to instantly dry without soaking in. This also gives rich colors and deep blacks. Some printers have special settings for regular paper which limit the ink. Check the driver settings for that. But ...


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Ansel Adams is my hero. He mastered how to intermix the science of photography and the art of photography. I highly recommend reading his books and those about him. In short, he perfected what he called “previsualization”. In other words, study the vista before you shoot the picture. Know in advance the scale of the picture. Should objects in shadow show ...


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It would be worth reading if you are interested in the history of science. It really depends on your interests. You would probably need a reasonable understanding of optics and physiology, so you can appreciate where he's right or wrong. The wikipedia link you gave also has links to english translations. For example, this one: http://www.worldcat.org/title/...


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I really have stopped using books, I think video's are far superior. If you don't mind paying then take a look at kelby's site, they have linear generalist classes as well as specific technique classes. I agree that the nature of the internet makes it hard to put anything cohesive together, and you never know how good a technique really is. As far as ...


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For a beginner, I think the Scott Kelby books are probably easiest to understand, and if you don't mind his corny sense of humour, they are well written and organised. The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Book for Digital Photographers The Adobe Photoshop CS6 Book for Digital Photographers Since you specifically mentioned portraits, his Professional Portrait ...


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Albeit I'm not in any way a professional photographer I doubt this named list does exist. So my answer is rather to give you an option to grunting "dat one", and that is to build up a list of poses which you feel like using, and put them on a demonstration sheet where you can name or number them to your liking. This allows for you later on to refer to them ...


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I think this may be too specialized a topic to have entire major-publisher books dedicated to it. Hate to sound all LMGTFY, but as I said in my earlier comment, just googling on "photographing childbirth" produces a great many links, FAQs, professional birth photographer websites, etc., and is how I found the following self-published book on Blurb: The ...


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I think Joe McNally's books and blog probably come closest to covering that aspect. While he covers a lot of gear and technique, he really connects with his subjects. Faces of Ground Zero and The Moment it Clicks are two good examples. McNally's work tends to be environmental portraits. For studio work, I recommend Peter Hurley's Mastering Headshot ...


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I enjoy books from the publisher Craft & Vision. They are sold directly from their website in PDF. From there you can import it into the Kindle application for easy synchronization. Kelby Training is another publisher that produces great books but are more of the basics of digital photography but they also have a huge repository of training videos. I ...


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The top shot would be very easy with a shoot through umbrella centered and just up a little, then shooting from center. Think like a photo copier, light up to paper and back to imaging head (or camera in this case.) You just want flat even lighting. Fro the second shot, you have a harder shadow than you will get with a shoot through umbrella, unless it is ...


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My answer will ignore the "photoshop" keyword from your question. I had read some books about photography itself and not only about software. Mostly artistic matters are covered in general books about photography and not about photoshop itself. Search books where there are the following keywords: "composition", "lighting", "rules of thirds", "black and ...


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I wouldn't rule out putting a glass sheet on top, but don't just dump it on the book - using spacers under the glass so the pages only touch at one point (technically a line) and adjusting the glass height and possibly angle should allow pages to curve and get you most of the way towards the effect I think you're looking for. An alternative might be ...


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I think the poses in general (at least most) don't have a specific name, but you can learn a lot about poses from studying Fashion magazines and specially the work by a model called Coco Rocha, she's a genius in posing and coming up with as many different poses as possible. She published a book with 1000 poses (none of them have names) called "Study of ...


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I have the photographers eye. It focuses on composition and gives very good examples.


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I recommend you any work of John Hedgecoe (not their manuals, their memories, criticism, etc) http://www.amazon.com/John-Hedgecoe/e/B000AQTS4S or http://www.alibris.com/booksearch?qsort=&page=2&matches=107&author=John+Hedgecoe&browse=1&aid=2148670


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