Andy is in the process of writing a series of books on black and white photography. These publications include The Dark Art – A Black and White Digital Printing Workshop Manual already available. The latest in the series is “The ABC of CameraWork Manual “. The last and yet to be started is a book on photographic vision, style and intent with a working title of “Snap Decisions”.
The ABC of CameraWork Manual
How to See Photographically
A great picture needs your thinking and composition to be right before you press the shutter.
The core message of the ABC of CameraWork Manual is a solution to unlock the critical issue of not appreciating how your picture will look – artistically and technically, before you press the shutter. The CameraWork Manual offers straightforward, memorable keys, applicable to any photographic genre.
The ABC of CameraWork Manual opens the door to:
- Getting the picture right in the camera so you do not miss a great shot
- Structured advancement to reach out and connect with your potential
- Innovative methods of composing the photographic moment
- Highly practical tutorials, an easily remembered mnemonic, inspiration
- Encouragement, fresh insights, hot hints and embedding skills exercises
296 pages, A5 landscape, 59 photographs, diagrams and illustrations, coil bound to stay flat.
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An excerpt form The ABC of CameraWork Manual
The ABC of CameraWork manual unravels the process of instantly made viewfinder decisions.
Discover how you can decide artistically and technically what your picture will look like before you press the shutter release. This manual solves the tricky issue of not knowing how to think systematically when using your camera. Photographers need to think rationally. In 2011, to help you think logically, I devised a method of seeing called the ABC of CameraWork. The clear benefits of the ABC of CameraWork are an easy to follow, practical blueprint for your photographic progress. This is what the ABC of CameraWork is about; it helps you avoid making unconscious decisions.
Your camera does not know you or love you; it is not a mind reader. Your camera has nothing to do with photography. Cameras do not take pictures, the photographer does. The way humans see the world is highly subjective; your digital camera, on the other hand, is exceedingly objective because it only records the brightness of the light reflected onto the sensor. As the photographer in charge of the picture taking and making process, you have to decide why, what, how, and when to press the shutter release. The ABC of CameraWork is an easily recalled mnemonic; a straightforward way of taking and making pictures. In a very short space of time, with practice, your picture taking decisions will be transformed.
All the key areas of expressive photography are covered:
Depth of field choices
Gently press the shutter
Enhance your skills and knowledge as an expressive photographer with The ABC of CameraWork Manual – How to See Photographically
Learn > Grow > Express
“Thank you, Andy, for an enjoyable and enlightening time. Your ‘ABC’ organises the fundamentals of good photographic practice and makes it accessible and memorable. An excellent blueprint for advancement.” Kevin Scott – Glastonbury
The Dark Art – A Black and White Digital Printing Workshop Manual
How many times have you looked at a stunning black and white digital print and thought, I wish I could print like that?
Now, you can.
This Workshop Manual will satisfy your desire to make stunning black and white digital prints with a full range of delineated tones, luminosity and presence.
Discover your printing; vision, style and intent, by deciding what is paramount to you.
- You too, can quickly learn the personal workflow settings of a master black and white printer.
- Gain fresh insights and deepen your perception with Hot Hints.
- Shorten your time to learn and grow as an experienced expressive printer.
- Gain peace of mind with neutral black and white prints.
- Adobe Photoshop CC and Lightroom CC tutorials.
Part One – Strategic Photographic Thinking
Part Two – Preparing to Print
Part Three – A Photoshop Black and White Workflow
Part Four – A Lightroom Black and White Workflow
Part Five – The Output
180 pages, A5 Landscape printed, coil bound to stay flat. Many before and after example illustrations of post-processing workflows.
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“I have a huge book collection and I like books to ‘feel’ right’. The initial reaction is that it looks and feels an excellent workbook with good quality images and a very clear layout. The spiral binding allows me to have it flat without risking damaging the spine which can happen.” Dennis Jeffery MSc BA FCA ATT
“Admire greatly the wide range and style of your photos. Great stuff. I live in Provence and struggle to achieve what I want from my photography, partly due to the difficulties of learning in another language. SO …. when I came across your book it seemed a fabulous source of invaluable information.” Rosie Jackson
The Master Photographer – The journey from good to great
There is no other photography book like this one – our EPF method is brand new.
This new ground-breaking book is based on 40 years of academic research. We offer you a straightforward, innovative and structured technique of taking pictures with your digital camera.
Passionate photographers who have the desire, energy and persistence to progress from good to great will find this book a great source of inspiration and encouragement. We share with you how master photographers learn their effortless command of their chosen genres.
Read this book and you will find master photographers have these skills at their intuitive command
- Unconscious competence – master photographers know what they know without rational thinking – it’s just second nature.
- Master photographers have mastery over the technical and artistic, freeing their compelling creative vision.
- Master photographers are at one with themselves, the subject and the camera.
27cm x 21cm 139 pages with pictures illustrations and annotated references.
Congratulations on your excellent new book “The Master Photographer” – a refreshing new way of thinking that every photographer, teacher and image analyst should read, mindfully assimilate and endeavour to practice. It will indeed help me on my journey. Thank you. Peter Phillips ARPS