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The Enthusiast's Guide to Multi-Shot Techniques

Book Description

If you’re a passionate photographer and you’re ready to take your work to the next level, The Enthusiast’s Guide book series was created just for you. Whether you’re diving head first into a new topic or exploring a classic theme, Enthusiast’s Guides are designed to help you quickly learn more about a topic or subject so that you can improve your photography. These handy books don’t waste your time covering all the photography basics you already know. Instead, they build on that knowledge so you can quickly advance your photography skills.
The Enthusiast’s Guide to Multi-Shot Techniques: 49 Photographic Principles You Need to Know addresses what you need to know in order to shoot compelling images that require multiple exposures. Chapters are broken down into a series of numbered lessons, with each lesson providing all you need to improve your photography. Divided into five chapters that include 49 photographic principles to help you create great images, photographer and author Alan Hess covers double exposures, high dynamic range (HDR) images, panoramas, time lapse images, focus stacking, and image stacking. Example lessons include:
  • 4. Using a Flash to Create Double Exposures
  • 6. Double Exposure Portraits
  • 13. Tripod, Release, and Mirror Lockup
  • 17. What Is Tone-Mapping?
  • 23. The Need to Overlap Your Panoramas
  • 25. Handholding for Panoramas
  • 33. Software Settings for Image Stacking
  • 37. Focus Stacking in Landscape Photography
  • 42. Exposure Settings for Time Lapse
  • 43. Doing the Math for Time Lapse Sequences
Written in a friendly and approachable manner and illustrated with examples that drive home each lesson, The Enthusiast’s Guide to Multi-Shot Techniques is designed to be effective and efficient, friendly and fun. Read an entire chapter at once, or read just one topic at a time. With either approach, you’ll quickly learn a lot so you can head out with your camera to capture great shots.

Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 Double Exposure
    1. 1. Double Exposure Basics
    2. 2. Creating In-Camera Double Exposures with a Digital Camera
    3. 3. Creating Double Exposures in Post-Production with Adobe Photoshop
    4. 4. Using a Flash to Create Double Exposures
    5. 5. Fine-Tuning the Exposure when Shooting Double Exposures
    6. 6. Creating Double Exposure Portraits
    7. 7. Using Double and Multiple Exposures for Action Scenes
    8. 8. Varying the White Balance in Multiple Exposures
    9. 9. The Advantages and Disadvantages of Using More than Two Exposures
  2. Chapter 2 High Dynamic Range Photography
    1. 10. HDR Basics
    2. 11. Shoot Bracketed Images
    3. 12. How Many Exposures Do You Really Need?
    4. 13. Make Sure Your Images are Sharp
    5. 14. Aperture Priority Mode Works Best
    6. 15. What to Meter (and Focus) On
    7. 16. Use In-Camera HDR to Evaluate the Scene
    8. 17. What is Tone Mapping?
    9. 18. Creating an HDR Image in Photoshop CC and Adobe Camera RAW
    10. 19. Creating an HDR Image in Aurora HDR Professional
    11. 20. Creating an HDR Image in Photomatix Pro 5
    12. 21. Natural or Crunchy?
    13. 22. Add a Bit of Normal Back In
  3. Chapter 3 Photographing Panoramas
    1. 23. Panorama Basics
    2. 24. How Many Exposures Do You Need?
    3. 25. Make Sure Your Images Overlap
    4. 26. Keep Your Exposure Settings Consistent
    5. 27. Watch Your Focus and Focal Length
    6. 28. You Can Shoot Panoramas Handheld
    7. 29. Using a Tripod for Panoramas
    8. 30. Horizontal versus Vertical Panoramas
    9. 31. Using Adobe Photoshop Photomerge
    10. 32. 360-Degree Panoramas
    11. 33. Creating Panoramic Collages
    12. 34. Creating HDR Panoramas
    13. 35. Creating Gigapixel Panoramas
  4. Chapter 4 Image Stacking and Focus Stacking
    1. 36. Use Image Stacks in Photoshop to Reduce Noise
    2. 37. Use Image Stacks in Photoshop to Remove Unwanted Objects
    3. 38. Image Stacking for Astrophotography
    4. 39. Image Stacking Software for Astrophotography
    5. 40. Focus Stacking
    6. 41. Focus Stacking for Macro Photography
    7. 42. Focus Stacking for Landscape Photography
    8. 43. Focus Stacking in Photoshop
  5. Chapter 5 Time-Lapse Photography
    1. 44. Time-Lapse Basics
    2. 45. Do the Math
    3. 46. Camera Settings for Time-Lapse Photography
    4. 47. Creating an In-Camera Time-Lapse
    5. 48. Creating a Time-Lapse from Still Images in Photoshop
    6. 49. Creating a Time-Lapse from Still Images in Panolapse