Photography Books and Tutorials
It doesn't matter how experienced you are, there is always room to improve your photography. Even the best photographers consistently struggle to get their desired results. Sometimes the reasons are obvious, such as too slow a shutter speed or poor focus, but at other times, you're left perplexed as to what more you could do. This is where photography books and tutorials can help out. Written and produced by photographers who've been down the same road, they're full of practical insights on how to take and edit better pictures.
Photography Cheat Sheets
Today's cameras have incredible capabilities. Unfortunately, learning and remembering their features isn't so easy, especially as many cameras have manuals hundreds of pages long. Get around this with easy-to-use photography cheat sheets. These foldable, waterproof, full-color, double-sided sheets cover all camera features, and are great resources to take with you when you're out.
Learn how your camera works with digital photography books. These books include diverse topics such as the effects of sensor size and pixel density, as well as autofocus systems, image stabilization, ISO speed and lenses, and how to get the best out of your camera.
Learn Better Photographic Techniques
The best photography books explain camera basics such as the interaction between shutter speed, aperture, and exposure. Other topics include the effect of aperture on depth of field and how to use shutter speed to freeze action or obtain motion blur. More advanced books cover topics such as night photography, light painting, nature, and portrait photography. Understand more about your camera's video capabilities with videography books and tutorials.
Using Editing Software
Although most cameras take high-quality jpeg photos, further editing improves the final result, particularly if you shoot in RAW. Editing has always been a key aspect of film photography, and has remained just as important for digital photography. Photo editing and graphic design tutorials are an ideal way to learn how to use editing software, especially how techniques such as layers, shadows and highlights, spot removal, and filters enhance photos. Photography tutorials teach you how to use these techniques.
Appreciating Lighting Techniques
Proper lighting is critical when capturing compelling images. Too little light means dark, dull, and grainy photographs, while too much light leads to loss of detail. Whether shooting indoors, outdoors, or in a studio, lighting books and tutorials show you how to use natural and artificial lighting to improve your photography.
Choose from a wide selection of photography books and tutorials at B&H Photo and Video, and notch up the quality of your work.