Focal Press Book: Urban and Rural Decay Photography: How to Capture the Beauty in the Blight

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Focal Press Book: Urban and Rural Decay Photography: How to Capture the Beauty in the Blight
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  • Author: J. Dennis Thomas
This Focal Press book, Urban and Rural Decay Photography: How to Capture the Beauty in the Blight is for those who see the beauty in abandoned buildings, crumbling facades, and preserving a fading history, and who also has a love of urban exploration. It offers expert tips and techniques for capturing breathtaking photographs of your favorite decay scenes, whether in urban or rural settings. Author J. Dennis Thomas guides you through the history of decay photography, shows you what equipment you will need, and discusses digital, film, and HDR capture and composition. The book addresses which artistic considerations work best for the kinds of shots that capture a moment and convey a story. He also provides you with important safety advice and matters of the law when entering and working with decaying structures.
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This Focal Press book, Urban and Rural Decay Photography: How to Capture the Beauty in the Blight is for those who see the beauty in abandoned buildings, crumbling facades, and preserving a fading history, and who also has a love of urban exploration. It offers expert tips and techniques for capturing breathtaking photographs of your favorite decay scenes, whether in urban or rural settings. Author J. Dennis Thomas guides you through the history of decay photography, shows you what equipment you will need, and discusses digital, film, and HDR capture and composition. The book addresses which artistic considerations work best for the kinds of shots that capture a moment and convey a story. He also provides you with important safety advice and matters of the law when entering and working with decaying structures.

Full of inspiring images that will ignite your creativity and your passion for decay photography, Urban and Rural Decay Photography is just the book you need to get you out and discovering your newest urban or rural exploration adventure.

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: About Decay Photography
  • Key Photographers
  • Urban Decay
  • Rural Decay
  • Safety Issues
  • Legal Issues
  • Photographer's Rights
  • Chapter 2: Equipment
  • Cameras
  • SLR's and DSLR's
  • Rangefinders
  • TLR
  • Toy Cameras
  • Smartphones
  • Compact Cameras
  • Point and Shoots
  • Mirrorless Cameras
  • Lenses
  • Wide-Angle
  • Mid-Range, Standard, or Normal
  • Telephoto
  • IS, VR, OIS, and More
  • Tripods
  • Chapter 3: Composition and Technique
  • Quality of Light
  • Rule of Thirds
  • Balance and Symmetry
  • Leading Lines and Patterns
  • Textures
  • Color
  • Isolating the Subject
  • Chapter 4: Shooting Digital
  • Sensors
  • Analog to Digital
  • Resolution
  • Dynamic Range
  • Exposure
  • Aperture
  • Shutter Speed
  • ISO Sensitivity
  • Using Histograms
  • Shooting RAW
  • White Balance
  • Noise and Noise Reduction
  • High ISO Noise
  • Long Exposure Noise
  • Noise Reduction
  • Chapter 5: Shooting with Film
  • Film Types
  • Black & White Negative
  • Color Negative
  • Transparency or Color Positive
  • Instant (Polaroid)
  • Film Processing at Home
  • Supplies
  • Loading Film
  • Chemistry and Processing
  • Chapter 6: Shooting in Low Light
  • Settings
  • ISO Sensitivity
  • Shutter Speed
  • Aperture
  • Digital
  • Shoot RAW
  • Set Your White Balance
  • Exposure
  • Noise Reduction
  • Film Reciprocity Failure
  • Chapter 7: Digital Post Processing
  • Finding the Keepers
  • Metadata
  • Tonal Adjustment and Color Correction
  • Black and White Conversions
  • Color Conversions
  • TtV: Melding Film and Digital
  • Chapter 8: High Dynamic Range
  • Bracketing
  • Tone Mapping
  • Exposure Blending
  • Software
  • Chapter 9: Decay Portraiture
  • Gear and Settings
  • Lighting Tips
  • Soft Light and Hard Light
  • High Key and Low Key
  • Direction
  • Available Light
  • External Light
  • Index
  • Focal Press 9780415663212 Specs

    Type of MediaBook
    AuthorJ. Dennis Thomas
    PublisherFocal Press
    Publication DateJuly, 2013
    ISBN-139780415663212
    Number of Pages200
    Cover TypeSoft
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight1.4 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.976 x 8.898 x 0.551"
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