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Allworth Book: Sports Photography: How to Capture Action and Emotion

Allworth Book: Sports Photography: How to Capture Action and Emotion

Allworth Book: Sports Photography: How to Capture Action and Emotion

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Allworth Book: Sports Photography: How to Capture Action and Emotion

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  • Publisher: Allworth Press
  • Authors: Peter Skinner & Bob Kuhn
  • Easy-to-Understand, Comprehensive Guide
  • Learn to Get Crisp, Clear Shots
  • Capture Movement, Grace & Mood of Sports
  • Baseball, Basketball, Climbing, Golf
  • Kayaking, Soccer, Stickball, Swimming
  • Illustrated with 211 Images
  • Special Projects & Self-Assignments
  • Primer for Beginners to Aspiring Pros
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Learn how to take great action photos in Sports Photography: How to Capture Action and Emotion from Allworth Press. In this easy-to-understand, comprehensive guide, co-authors Peter Skinner & Bob Kuhn offer up detailed information on equipment, film and digital techniques. You'll learn how to get crisp, clear shots that capture the movement, grace, emotion and mood of sports such as baseball, basketball, golf, kayaking, rock climbing, soccer, stickball and swimming. The book is illustrated with 211 images from sports photography legends such as Walter Iooss, Ben Chen, Bob Gomel, Duane Hart, Mark Johnson, as well as six other photographers and the authors' personal archives. Complete with self-assignments and special projects, Sports Photography is an essential primer for sports fans, parents, beginners, and aspiring professionals alike.

Table of Contents
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: Choosing the Right Equipment
  • The Right Camera for You?, What to Look For When Buying an SLR System, What to Look for in a Camera, Lenses, The Crop Factor - Film Camera Lenses on Digital Cameras, Tripods & Monopods, Flash, Minimalism is a Good Idea, Camera Bags and Jackets, Looking After Your Equipment in the Field, Cleaning the DSLR Sensor
  • Chapter 2: Digital or Film
  • The Digital Advantage, Digital Drawbacks, On Using Film, Selecting Image Quality, Color Temperature & White Balance for Digital Cameras, Customizing White Balance, Color Correcting Film, Filters Outdoors, Imaging Software, Useful Peripherals, Battery Longevity
  • Chapter 3: Exposure and Lighting
  • Exposure - Get it Right at the Start, Measuring Light Intensity, In-Camera Metering Systems, Understanding Basic Daylight Exposure, The Sunny f/16 Rule, Exposure Based on BDE, Approximating Middle Gray, Quality & Direction of Light
  • Chapter 4: Capturing the Action
  • Location, Position & Planning, The Peak of Action, Essentials to Capture the Action, Timing, Anticipation & Knowing the Athletes, Point-and-Shoot Cameras, Shooting in Artificial Light, Focusing Skills, Slow Shutter Speeds & Panning the Action, Different Lenses for Different Looks, The Direction & Speed of the Action, Shoot Economically to Save Film or Card Storage, Faces Are Important, Game's Over - Keep Shooting, Shooting Different Sports, Look & Learn from the Pros
  • Photograph Gallery
  • A Collection of Action Images
  • Chapter 5: The Emotion of Sport
  • Celebration, Excitement & Jubilation, Tension & Strain, Heroics & Heroism, Dejection & Disappointment, Confrontation, Encouragement & Support, Planning to Capture Those Emotional Moments, What Equipment to Use
  • Chapter 6: The Aesthetics & Moods of Sport
  • Capturing the Atmosphere Within a Stadium, The Great Outdoors, It's All in the Details
  • Chapter 7: Getting Access & Working with Sports Groups
  • Contacting the Right People, Get it in Writing, Legally Speaking
  • Chapter 8: Self-Assignments & Special Projects
  • The Photo Essay, Getting Started, Self-Assignment Triathalon, Self-Assignment Possibilities, The Team Approach, Testing Yourself with Just One Lens, Exhibiting the Work and Getting Sponsorship
  • Chapter 9: Sports Photography for Love or Money
  • On Specializing, Sports Photography is Competitive, Covering Costs, Find a Good Lab, All Under One Roof, On-Site Coverage & Service, Getting Noticed, Stock Photography, Workshops & Information Resources, Following Your Dream - Diane Kulpinski
  • Chapter 10: Insights - Putting Things into Perspective with Walter Iooss
  • Street Games & Stickball, The Vision Behind the Sporting Life, The Backyard Field of Dreams, Empathy & Simpatico, Walls as Backgrounds, Shooting for the Gold, On Going Digital, On Being Versitile, The Definitive Image
  • Biographies of the Contributing Photographers
  • Resources
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Specifications
Subject Sports Photography
Publisher Skyhorse Publishing/Allworth Press
Author Peter Skinner, Bob Kuhn
ISBN Number ISBN-10: 1581154801
ISBN-13: 9781581154801
Format Paperback
Date Published May 2007
Pages 160
Illustrations 211
Dimensions 8.6 x 10.1 x 0.5" (218 x 257 x 12.7 mm)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.3 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.9 x 8.4 x 0.4"

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