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on Apr 7, 2014 in Great Stuff

Gaberial Knows Photography, Knows Fun!


So I’m holding my book on Night Photography (You should have been sent a copy a long time ago – please advise if you didn’t get it) and the other book is Brian Smith’s book on the Sony A7/A7r.

The Night Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots is THE book to get you successfully shooting once the sun goes down. It is aimed at newbies to the night but definitely has advanced techniques as well as tons of inspiring images. It is co-written by Tim Cooper and covers:

Focusing in the dark
Composition – knowing the rules and when to break them.
How to successfully figure out exposures for seconds, minutes, and even hours!
Color – dialing in the right white balance for tricky night scenes – adding flash, slow sync, and using gels.
Light painting – adding new light and color to the scene.
Lightroom and Photoshop techniques for the night owl – star stacking, HDR, and blending.
Gear – breaking down the essential tools you need to better capture the nightscapes.

Brian Smith’s book is The Sony A7/A7r: From Snapshots to Great Shots
This book goes beyond the manual and inspires you to get the most out of your A7/R camera. Brian Smith is a celebrity portrait photographer who is known for his bold, iconic portraits of celebrities and athletes. In Brian’s book – he gives you practical advice on which settings to use in specific situations as well as real-world insights into how to tap into the full potential of this camera.