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Creative Digital Photography: 52 Weekend Projects [Paperback]

Chris Gatcum
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5 Oct 2009
Do you wish you could take better, more exciting photos but find that your cameras manual wont tell you how? Creative Digital Photography: 52 Weekend Projects is a fun collection of handy weekend projects, offering expert insights and clear step-by-step instructions across the field of photography. You will quickly learn diverse techniques for taking and processing surprising photos, and discover how to make useful equipment for minimal cost. Whether youre making a simple diffuser for your flash, setting up a time-lapse shoot, or simply taking a chance and tossing your camera in the air, you will develop your skills to make stunning images that stand out from the crowd. Designed for photographers of all levels, the projects are graded in complexity, leaving you free to pick and choose your own path to making creative photographs - the shots that the manual wont tell you how to take.

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Product details

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: ILEX (5 Oct 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1905814615
  • ISBN-13: 978-1905814619
  • Product Dimensions: 1.4 x 21.5 x 23.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 50,542 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Chris Gatcum has been involved in photography for over two decades, working as a photographer, journalist, and author. Like many aspiring photographers, his career started at college where a degree course taught him a wide range of skills and technologies, covering both studio and location work, large format photography through to the then-emerging digital technology, and, of course, Photoshop.

He went on to work as a set-builder on a number of high-end advertising campaigns and as a photographer and retoucher, before joining the UK's longest-standing photography magazine, Amateur Photographer, as technical writer. Magazines led to books, and the rest--as the cliché goes--is history...

Chris' books include Creative Digital Photography: 52 Weekend Projects (published as Camera Creative in the US), Light & Shoot: 50 Fashion Photos, and Landscape Photography: The Four Seasons. He currently lives in East Sussex, UK.

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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars But only if you've got an external Flash..... 3 Jan 2011
By Kestua
Much of the projects are fun, and allow you to really develop your photography, but many of the projects are based around either the construction of little extra's for your external flash unit or printing the images you take in slightly different ways, which are not exactly projects but miniature exercises. Saying all that, I like this book, but the title is very mis-leading.

20 Weekend Projects and other Tips - would be more apt.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very Impressed 9 Mar 2010
By Wobniar
Having been taking photos for over 5 years now i know which subject i like photographing and which ones i don't. Needing a bit of inspiration to try something new and a few challenges that i could shoot with my girlfriend who is new to photography i purchased this book.

Initially i got the feeling that it was not that great i was not going to get anything out of it, how wrong i was. Don't judge a book by is cover and all that.

Sitting down one Sunday evening i read through a number of the different projects it describes and i can say i was pleasantly surprised with what it offered. Fantastic little book that will have something for every one in.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Creative photography project book 28 Oct 2011
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Wow what a book. I am a photography student and have been looking for a little inspiration from books, not found one yet that i thought was worth the money.....that is until now, this book is fantastic, i was gripped after turning the first few pages. Not only does it have 52 projects for you to improve your photography skills and get you using your camera in ways i would never have thought of, it gives you tips along the way as well as teaching you how to make things like a light box and a diffuser from simple things like cardboard and paper! (yes a little blue peter involved). This book would be good for a novice and a more experienced photographer. I really cant praise it enough. It is simply brilliant....
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5.0 out of 5 stars photography 8 Jan 2012
By kaz
This book was bought as a present for a friend who has recently got into photoghraphy. He thought this book was great as he was able to learn a lot
and has advanced his photography. It is packed with lots of ideas and tips.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good 29 Dec 2011
By flikon
This was bought for me as a present, off my wish list. It might not be the definitive guide to amazing photography (There is no such book)but for the price, I think it offers a lot. The projects are pretty simple, the equipment required limited. Overall a good book to add to an enthusiasts library, in my opinion.
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44 of 52 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars DIY photography, not "creative" 3 Feb 2011
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Judging from this book's title, one would assume that it is full of project ideas, interesting photographic subjects and top tips. Well, this is not what this book about, the majority of the ideas are about making your own DIY soft box for a lot more than what you can buy commercially, drilling a hole in your expensive digital SLR's body cap and ruining it, it is about smearing vaseline over your expensive £70 Hoya UV filter (without giving you tips on how to clean it up). In summary, this is a book of photo-related ideas, half a dozen useful ones, and the rest are 'what not to do' ones.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a brillient book 9 Jun 2013
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l bought this book for my son who is a free lance photographer and he does weddings and animals and this book will give him lots of new ideas, the book came very well packaged and in very good condition would well recommend this seller
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3.0 out of 5 stars Nice book for those winter days 15 May 2013
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This book has some nice projects for those long winter days and nights. Some of the projects do require you to set outside but most can be done indoors.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
really interesting projects.
Published 20 days ago by Svetlana
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very helpful if you want a bit of inspiration.
Published 2 months ago by VFellows
3.0 out of 5 stars Happy enough
Enjoying the read :)...but no issues with the transaction, would like to have seen little more info in the book.
Published 4 months ago by Carol M. Hughes
5.0 out of 5 stars Creative Digital Photography
This book is great with some wonderful tips. Have used some tips and have taken some great pictures. Ideal for my
Degree I am taking in photography. Read more
Published 19 months ago by P. Wightman
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely Book
This is a lovely book, great pictures, some really creative projects described in easy to understand language and some money saving tips as well. Read more
Published on 30 Dec 2011 by Cathy
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
Really easy to read and understand I will be doing a number of these projects, and hope to test others soon :)
Published on 16 Oct 2011 by Ms. Louise Em Wells
5.0 out of 5 stars If you're a beginner, or just want to try something different - get...
I'm an average photographer - so wanted something to improve the skills I already have, but that I could do on my own (ie didn't require models etc). Read more
Published on 9 Aug 2011 by PhilB
5.0 out of 5 stars Digital Photography book.
Interesting ideas for projects and different ways in how to use a camera. I am learning from scratch and I think there are some methods here which I found helpful.
Published on 3 Aug 2011 by Currenr Plus
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