Hot Shots is a new type of photography book. Forget expensive kit and incomprehensible jargon, Hot Shots is for everyone who points and snaps, and not just enthusiasts and amateurs, but designers, illustrators, and anyone who needs to create imagery for their work and pleasure. If you want to take photographs that look exciting, fun, and professional, this portable, easy-access tome is for you. The aim of this book is to highlight and explain various photographic techniques, qualities, and effects, using extended captions and simple technical information. Issues covered include composition, exposure, low-light, night shots, portraits, perspective, city- and landscapes, speed, movement, abstraction, animals, colour, flash, silhouettes, and black and white, among others. Have you ever wondered how to get a shot of a moving athlete in focus against a blurred background? Or of a landscape without the distraction of focusing on the foreground? Well, here s where you ll find the answer. Examples are arranged by colour, to enhance the visual appeal, pace, and impact of the contents, and to complement the book s flick-through quality.