You like to take photos, but they don't always turn out as you would like them to. You have looked at some of the books on the shelf, but they get into so much technical detail that it makes it hard to follow. The goal of 101 Quick And Easy Secrets To Create Winning Photographs is to show you some tips and techniques that will improve the composition of your photos to make them look their best without a lot of confusing terms.
In 101 Quick And Easy Secrets To Create Winning Photographs, you will see how to take better photos using the features of your digital camera. Each chapter covers different theme and comes with instructions on how to achieve the same style of shot. Written in easy to understand language this book is 236 pages and is divided into 15 chapters.
Chapter 1, "Making Your Photographs Look 3D ," examines how you can make your photos look more real by adding depth to them. This chapter shows you how to work with depth of field, vanishing point, angles, blur, and composition to add more feel to your shots.
Chapter 2, "Painting with Light," is what you do when you take a photograph. Everything in the frame is light-dependant. Here you will look at many things regarding light that affect your photo such as working with available light, reflected light, fill flash, backlighting, and working with low light.
Chapter 3, "Adding Action to Your Frame," can give your image a sense of motion. In this chapter you will examine things give your image a sense of movement as well as things you have to factor for when introducing motion. These include panning, blur, your subjects, close-ups, and subtle movement like ripples in water.
Chapter 4, "Adding or Subtracting with Shadows," describe how to introduce or reduce the light in your image by the use of shadows. Some of the things that are discussed is to not introduce unwanted shadows into the frame, learning how to mix shadows and sun, using a shadow as the main subject, using shadows to create contrasting color backgrounds, and framing shadows so they appear to move from foreground to background.
Chapter 5, "Making Art From Architecture," looks at capturing the best of an architect's design. Now you will explore the use of a tripod for getting those night shots of a building alight, how to avoid flash when shooting in-doors, including exterior fixtures in the foreground of a building for effect, and creating dramatic converging lines for more drama.