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.
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.