- Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 2nd Edition edition (5 Aug. 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1118024540
- ISBN-13: 978-1118024546
- Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 2.3 x 23.4 cm
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,488,438 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Exposure Photo Workshop Paperback – 5 Aug 2011
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Use it as a reference manual or work your way through it step by step–either way it will improve your photography . (Black & White Photography, December 2011)
From the Back Cover
Master exposure and enhance your professionalism
Since the first edition of this book, camera technology has seen dramatic improvements. Light, however, hasn′t changed nor has the importance of just the right exposure. Master photographer Jeff Wignall, assisted by a stunning sampler of images, shows you exactly how to visualize an effect, truly see the light, and work with your camera′s sophisticated controls to capture the perfect photo. Learn these techniques and watch your images develop a new dimension.
Understand what makes good exposure and how it creates a mood
Learn to adjust ISO, aperture, and shutter speed in various combinations for different results
Work with natural light at different times of day
Venture into night photography and experiment with creative effects
Explore the wide variety of flash techniques
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Even though I've been a professional photography for a little over three years, I'm constantly learning and deepening my understanding of the craft. This book will be one that I come back to again and again. I just might get another copy and re-read it again next year.
All I can say is that if you're really wanting to understand how to work with various lighting conditions in relationship to aperture, shutter speed, ISO, white balance controls, and flash, this book will help you. Assignments are included at the end of each chapter, and each page includes space to jot notes. Though technical language is used, the author does a good job of breaking down complicated terms.
I can't recommend this book enough for serious amateurs and emerging professional photographers.
I studied film, slr's, web sites, photography forums and the most "popular" authors, and came to the conclusion that I must be too dense to ever be more than a point and shoot snapshot guy. Then as a last resort, I noticed a review of this book that seemed to indicate that this might help.
A few days later, and 4 chapters in, I could duplicate/imitate any shot in this book with a Panasonic FZ28 with no problem. Suddenly, everything made sense. Now I know what "they" are talking about. It may well be that Wignall's approach is much better suited to the point and shoot, and easier to relate to, but it has to apply better to a dslr also. Simple, straightforward, no trips to foreign lands and exotic locations. Just go into your backyard or down the dirt road, frame the subject, adjust exposure, set white balance and shoot. Like learning to ride a bicycle for the first time. Pedal, balance and steer. He'll give you a push, you can do it.
It's hard to explain or believe the difference this book has made in my photos and my understanding of how to take them, but without a doubt, Jeff Wignall and the Exposure Photo Workshop are responsible. If you "want" to learn, you "will". I finally did.
This book has numerous color photos with an explanation of the approach used leading up to each. The description of the final settings used accompanies each photo, i.e. - lens, shutter speed, f-stop, ISO and whether handheld or tripod. I found myself looking at each photo and trying to guess the settings used before I actually read them. I learned a lot from this and improved in my guessing as I progressed through the book!
In keeping with the "workshop" portion of the title, "Assignments" are located throughout this book to give you practice on what you've read. There is also a website you can access to share your photos with others and share comments.
It's safe to say I will be revisiting this book quite often.