LEE Filters Book: Inspiring Professionals 2

LEE Filters Book: Inspiring Professionals 2

LEE Filters Book: Inspiring Professionals 2

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Product Highlights

  • Various Contributing Photographers
  • Photography Guide
  • Shows Creative Potential of Filters
  • Covers Buildings, Coast, Handheld/Travel
  • Mountains, Sky, Snow and Ice, and Water
  • Correct Exposure, Composition, Color
  • Deals with Stitched Panoramas
  • Includes Guide to Thinking in B&W
  • Chapter on Shooting Digital
  • Filters Covered Include ND and Polarizer
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  • 1Description

The book Inspiring Professionals 2 from LEE Filters is full of insight, guidance and pictures from professional photographers who demonstrate the creative possibilities provided by filters. Continuing where Inspiring Professionals left off, this volume discusses and shows the effects of using filters in the photography of different objects and environments, including buildings, coasts, mountains, sky, snow and ice, and water. Various types and styles of photography are also covered, including handheld, travel and stitched panorama shooting. Correct exposure, composition and color are dealt with, as well, and the book features a guide to thinking in black-and-white and a chapter devoted to using filters specifically in digital photography. Inspiring Professionals 2 encompasses various types of filters, including neutral density graduated and circular polarizers.

Featured Contributing Photographers
Photographs and commentary from:

  • Joe Cornish - travel and landscape shooter and bestselling author
  • Mark Denton - panoramic shooter and bestselling author
  • Paul Gallagher - master black-and-white photographer, printer, lecturer, teacher and author
  • John Gravett - photographic director of Lakeland Photo Limited and photographic tutor
  • Plus: David Ward, David Noton, Tom Mackie, Jeremy Walker and Charlie Waite
  • Contents
  • Introduction: Pages 11-15
  • Chapter 1: Buildings - Pages 16-31; Correct Exposure - Pages 32-35
  • Chapter 2: Coast - Pages 36-55; Composition - Pages 56-63
  • Chapter 3: Handheld and Travel - Pages 64-75; Color - Pages 76-81
  • Chapter 4: Mountains - Pages 82-97; Creative Use of Filters - Pages 98-101
  • Chapter 5: Sky - Pages 102-121; Shooting Digital - Pages 122-127
  • Chapter 6: Snow and Ice - Pages 128 - 141; Stitched Panoramas - Pages 142-145
  • Chapter 7: Water - Pages 146-169; Thinking in Black and White - Pages 170-173
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Type of Media Book
    Author Joe Cornish
    Mark Denton
    Paul Gallagher
    John Gravett
    David Ward
    David Noton
    Tom Mackie
    Jeremy Walker
    Charlie Waite
    Publisher LEE Filters
    Publication Date November, 2012
    ISBN-10 Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Number of Pages 174
    Cover Type Hard
    Illustrated Yes
    Image Type Color Photos
    Packaging Infovzvcwvvxsqydcebqcvft
    Package Weight 1.4 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.5 x 5.9 x 0.9"
    Book: Inspiring Professionals 2 is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 14.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Inspiring Professionals 2 Really explains the use of the filters & why they were chosen. Shows exactly which filter was used & how by the instructor. Great book!!
    Date published: 2014-05-31
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Filters or Photoshop? The polariser and neutral density filters are probably the only filters whose effect cannot be replicated by image processing software so I was expecting that this updated book would contain some discussion of the circumstances in which filters work better than software or HDRI techniques, and vice versa. I was disappointed. It contains the advice get it right in camera but no explanation of why, or when, this is the best approach, apart from the lame explanation that it saves time at the computer later. For example, many of the photographs demonstrate the use of a ND grad to darken the sky. This works adequately when the horizon is a straight line but is less satisfactory when it is a more complex shape - surely this is one case where software would work better. The introduction claims that all the photographers featured in the book use filters to better represent reality, not to distort it. I wish this was correct. The majority of the photographs in this book are excellent and demonstrate how a subtle use of filters can improve an image, but there are some exceptions where filters are used to create blatantly unnatural effects; these would not be out of place in a book on how not to use filters.
    Date published: 2013-06-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Feeling Inspired Same review for the first book. But left even more inspired. After flipping through a few pages and reading a lot of it I found myself getting inspired about photography which is exactly what the name suggests it should do. It showed that I was doing some things right and some things wrong and I just want to take more photos to see how I can improve. Which is more than I can say for most books I read that seem like text books. It's a nice change.
    Date published: 2017-08-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Inspiring Book I am new to the use of filters and this book illustrates the use of filter techniques by many great photographers. Very straight forward.
    Date published: 2013-08-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Inspired Professionals, indeed Not only do they show which Lee filters they are using but the placement over the lens. This book tops the first book by the same name.
    Date published: 2013-06-16
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Buy it Very inspiring book with very good comments from the photographers. Somehow they take the myth from filter photography.
    Date published: 2013-07-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from book inspiring pro 2 by lee gives you ideas on most filters to use in different areas by different photographers . quite healpful
    Date published: 2014-06-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent book guy, who start to use filter for photography, should read this book, event they do not use lee filters
    Date published: 2014-09-24
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