Check out these inspiring BetterPhoto how-to books co-authored by Jim Miotke and Kerry Drager:
The BetterPhoto Guide to Photographing Light
Here's a deceptively simple rule: Start paying more attention to the quality of natural light and your photographs will more consistently match your hopes - and your vision.
That's the theme of this how-to book! In The BetterPhoto Guide to Photographing Light, Jim and Kerry discuss - in words and images - such topics as the direction of light, sunrise and sunset, the color of light, moody and dramatic light, the beauty of overcast light, and so much more.
Also covered are techniques for fixing lighting problems: i.e., fill flash, reflectors, and High Dynamic Range (HDR). In addition, the authors cover tricky exposure situations, such as backlighting, snow photography, and low light.
“Is creativity something that can be learned?”
Jim and Kerry hear this question all the time, and the answer is short and satisfyingly sweet: Absolutely yes! This book is intended to reject the mistaken belief that you either have it or you don’t. In fact, it’s easier than you might think to boost your creativity and improve your skills. With some time-tested techniques and innovative approaches, you can start making memorable photos that stand out from the crowd of forgettable snapshots.
In this book, The BetterPhoto Guide to Creative Digital Photography, you'll learn how to create eye-catching images consistently ... through the artistic use of composition, color, and design.
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