So, you don’t know which eBooks to start with? Or maybe you are looking for the perfect gift for your photography-loving friend? Well, here’s your solution. The Apprentice Series is a bundle of our three most popular eBooks – Learning to See, Vibrant Colors, and What the Heck is a Histogram? These three books are the perfect place to start learning. Together, they offer a broad and inspiring overview of some of the most important concepts in photography – from field work and creative techniques to histograms and bracketing… and so much more.
Become a better photographer with this starter collection. The Apprentice Series includes these popular books:
Learning to See: Simple Ideas for Creative Photographers
Learning to see creatively is about thinking outside the box. Professional photographers, Varina and Jay Patel have expanded and improved their original eBook to create a fantastic, in-depth guide for any photographer who has ever felt uninspired by light, subject, or location. There are more than thirty brilliantly colorful pages filled with examples of creative compositions, unique perspectives, and unusual techniques. Varina and Jay work hard to make the most of their time on location. Discover the tricks they use to capture beautiful images in any conditions, and build up your own collection of creative options. Get ready to exercise the right side of your brain and expand your photographic vision!
- Every page offers new ideas and suggestions for expanding your creative repertoire. More than 15 brand new pages offer even more depth and knowledge!
- A dynamic collection of original photographs by Varina and Jay Patel provide real-world examples for each technique – with detailed explanations to help you use the ideas in your own work.
- A detailed “field guide” pulls together the most important points for easy reference when you need inspiration or ideas.
Vibrant Colors: A Field Guide
Varina and Jay can’t count the number of times they’ve been asked about the vibrant colors in their photographs. People ask if they “crank up the saturation” in Photoshop or use special film to create an enhanced “effect”. Although they don’t believe there’s anything wrong with adjusting colors in Photoshop – artists should feel free to use whatever tools they choose – they rarely think about enhancing colors in Photoshop. For Varina and Jay, the art of capturing a colorful image begins in the field.
This eBook isn’t about photo-manipulation. It’s about capturing vibrant colors through the lens. The Patels discuss eight important factors to consider in your search for intense colors – from geology and weather to exposure and white balance. This eBook is strikingly beautiful as well as useful – showcasing the stunning photographic works of award-winning photographers, Varina and Jay Patel. Their clear, down-to-earth teaching style makes this an excellent learning tool for amateurs and professionals alike!
What the Heck is a Histogram?
This in-depth guide to histograms provides all the information you’ll need to learn to make the most of one of the most powerful – and often overlooked – tools in digital photography. A quick glance at this little graph on the back of your camera can tell you if you have captured detail in the shadows, if your highlights are blown, if you need to bracket your images, and if your image is properly exposed. Professional nature photographers and accomplished teachers, Varina and Jay Patel will walk you through the process of reading, interpreting, and using histograms – while you are in the field and during post-processing in Adobe Photoshop. They use simple language and a wealth of real-world examples to teach you how to use your histogram.
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