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This how-to series presents fundamental explanations of important photography techniques and software programs. These books help serious beginner and hobbyist photographers cut through instructional industry jargon and hone their photography skills.

The Focus On series is written by highly respected professional photographers who tap into their respective areas of expertise to simplify the concepts of lighting, composition and photographing people, and address the fundamental uses of photography software. Each book offers actionable advice, easy-to-digest information, step-by-step visuals, tip boxes, tutorials and assignments to help readers practice what they have learned.

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Focus On Photoshop Lightroom: Focus on the Fundamentals

Focus On Photoshop Lightroom: Focus on the Fundamentals

1st Edition

Dave Stevenson, Nik Rawlinson
May 22, 2013

Compatible with all versions of Lightroom Unsure where to start with Photoshop Lightroom? Feeling daunted by other 600 page monster user guides? Want to learn how to get the best out of your photography with the program in a snap? Focus on Photoshop Lightroom teaches you how to stay organized by...

Focus On Lighting Photos: Focus on the Fundamentals

Focus On Lighting Photos: Focus on the Fundamentals

1st Edition

Fil Hunter, Robin Reid
May 02, 2013

Have you ever wondered if you need to use a flash in sunlight? What the best lighting is for a macro shot? How long your exposure should be in low lighting? If you have, this book is for you! Lighting affects composition, focus, exposure decisions, and pretty much everything about taking a picture....

Focus on Travel Photography: Focus on the Fundamentals (Focus On Series)

Focus on Travel Photography: Focus on the Fundamentals (Focus On Series)

1st Edition

Haje Jan Kamps
October 15, 2012

Author Haje Jan Kamps knows that you are travelling for two good reasons: to experience great things, and to get great photos of your travels. He also understands very well how people's eyes tend to glaze over when phrases like "Circles of Confusion" or the "Inverse Square Law" are brandished about...

Focus On Close-Up and Macro Photography: Focus on the Fundamentals

Focus On Close-Up and Macro Photography: Focus on the Fundamentals

1st Edition

Clive Branson
October 15, 2012

Want to get the best out of your digital camera? Not quite sure how to capture up-close shots? Want easy to follow, expert advice on the best ways to creatively capture macro shots you can be proud of? This is your ticket to go beyond a snapshot to create a fine art print that you'll be so proud of...

Focus on Food Photography for Bloggers: Focus on the Fundamentals

Focus on Food Photography for Bloggers: Focus on the Fundamentals

1st Edition

Matt Armendariz
September 12, 2012

Sharing your kitchen concoctions on your personal food blog has never been as popular as it is right now, but if you've ever had trouble getting your tasty temptations to look like pretty plates on camera, you know how difficult it can be to take amazing pictures of food. Matt Armendariz, of...

Focus On Adobe Photoshop: Focus on the Fundamentals

Focus On Adobe Photoshop: Focus on the Fundamentals

1st Edition

Corey Hilz
September 10, 2012

Are you into photography not photomanipulation?Frustrated that you are spending too much time in front of the screen and not enough behind the lens? Bewildered by the multitude of advanced editing options available to you in Adobe Photoshop? If any of the above is true then, whatever your Photoshop...

Focus On Apple Aperture: Focus on the Fundamentals (Focus On Series)

Focus On Apple Aperture: Focus on the Fundamentals (Focus On Series)

1st Edition

Corey Hilz
July 13, 2011

Are you into photography not photomanipulation? Frustrated that you are spending too much time in front of the screen and not enough behind the lens? Feel like you are not getting the most out of the powerful processing functions of Apple Aperture? This straightforward, inspiring guide is...

Focus On Photographing People: Focus on the Fundamentals (Focus On Series)

Focus On Photographing People: Focus on the Fundamentals (Focus On Series)

1st Edition

Haje Jan Kamps
April 18, 2011

Taking good photographs of people is a combination of many factors: What is the best light for the subject? How should they stand? What aperture should you use for maximum impact? This easy-to-follow, highly visual guide to portraiture explains the technical and aesthetic considerations of creating...

Focus On Composing Photos: Focus on the Fundamentals (Focus On Series)

Focus On Composing Photos: Focus on the Fundamentals (Focus On Series)

1st Edition

Peter Ensenberger
April 18, 2011

As digital cameras and software packages become more advanced, seemingly by the minute, it has become easier than ever to overlook the basic elements which have always resulted in the best photographs, no matter how fancy (or primitive) the camera itself. Composition is the single most important...

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