Best Photography Exposure Books

1. Understanding Exposure: How to Shoot Great Photographs with a Film or Digital Camera

by Bryan Peterson

For serious amateur photographers who already shoot perfectly focused, accurately exposed images but want to be more creative with a camera, hereâÄôs the book to consult. More than seventy techniques, both popular and less-familiar approaches, are covered in detail, including advanced exposure, bounced flash and candlelight, infrared, multiple images, soft-focus effects, unusual vantage points, zooming, and other carefully chosen ways to enhance photographs…»

2. Exposure Digital Field Guide

by Alan Hess

Secrets of exposure revealed, with a bonus color checker card includedExposure is the number one topic that digital photographers want to know about. This full-color book fits in your camera bag and provides all the information you need on this very important aspect of digital photography.Exposure involves combining ISO, aperture, and shutter speed in different variations to accomplish your vision of the perfect image. Exposure Digital Field Guide takes…»

3. Michael Freeman's Perfect Exposure: The Professional's Guide to Capturing Perfect Digital Photographs

by Michael Freeman

Clear, direct and guaranteed, the perfect exposure method looks at the way professionals work, and lays out the decisions and sequences with absolute clarity, while incorporating the latest, powerful post-processing techniques. Chosing the exposure for a photograph is infinitely complex and one of photography's most absorbing paradoxes because it affects everything in the image and its effect on the viewer. Understanding how and why exposure works is…»

4. Understanding Shutter Speed: Creative Action and Low-Light Photography Beyond 1/125 Second

by Bryan Peterson

The first book in the Understanding Photography series, Understanding Exposure, was a runaway best-seller, with more than 250,000 copies sold. Now author Bryan Peterson brings his signature style to another important photography topic: shutter speed. With clear, jargon-free explanations of terms and techniques, plus compelling "before-and-after" photos that pair a mediocre image (created using the wrong shutter speed) with a great image (created using the…»

5. The Negative

by Ansel Adams

The Negative is the second volume in the acclaimed and highly influential The Ansel Adams Photography Series. This second volume is anchored by a detailed discussion of Adams' Zone System and his seminal concept of visualization. It presents detailed discussion of artificial and natural light, film and exposure, and darkroom equipment and techniques. Numerous examples of Adams' work clarify the principles discussed. Handsomely illustrated with photographs…»

6. Exposure Photo Workshop: Develop Your Digital Photography Talent

by Jeff Wignall

Named One of Shutterbug Magazines Top Digital Imaging Books of 2008! Capturing an image and getting the right exposure is critical and Jeff Wignall recognizes exposure as the secret for creating an image that captures a vision and shares it with the world. When you apply his techniques with patience, experimentation, and a focus on the outcome, you will begin creating images that reveal not only what you saw, but how you felt when you saw it. In fact…»

7. Understanding Exposure, 3rd Edition: How to Shoot Great Photographs with Any Camera

by Bryan Peterson

Amphoto's bestselling title of all time, now updated to reflect the quickly changing world of digital photography. Understanding Exposure has demystified the often-complex concepts of exposure for hundreds of thousands of amateur photographers. Now refreshed with current technologies and terms and an all-new chapter, Bryan Peterson continues in "bringing exposure to the masses," teaching today's amateur photographers how to free themselves from "auto" to…»

8. The BetterPhoto Guide to Exposure

by Sean Arbabi

Exposure, exposed--the BetterPhoto way! * New addition to a favorite series--25,000 sold! * A complete course between the covers of a book * Assignments, diagrams, tips, and illustrations, plus stunning photos Exposure. ItâÄôs essential to producing high-quality photographs, but mastering exposure is difficult. At last thereâÄôs a BetterPhoto guide to exposure, packed with BetterPhotoâÄôs signature assignments, diagrams, tips, and illustrations. ItâÄôs like a full…»

9. Rick Sammon's Exploring the Light: Making the Very Best In-Camera Exposures

by Rick Sammon

How to capture and control light to make the best digital photographs. Light is the essence of photography. Follow master photographer Rick Sammon at dawn in Kenya or nighttime in Miami as he demonstrates how to achieve the best composition with the available light, which camera settings are best suited to existing conditions, and how to obtain the best exposures in challenging situations. Sammon shows how to make photographs instead of just taking them,…»

10. Exposure and Lighting for Digital Photographers Only

by Michael Meadhra, Charlotte K. Lowrie

Even with digital cameras and automatic exposure, lighting and exposure remain the most difficult element to master in the quest for quality photography. This book, written by a professional photographer for photographers, provides real-world advice to help you achieve true creative control over lighting and exposure. Discover how to take your digital photos to the next level with the scores of lighting diagrams, techniques, and stunning full-color…»

11. Basics Photography: Exposure

by David Prakel

"Basics Photography: Exposure" is a comprehensive guide to the theory of exposure, explaining the fundamental relationship between the photographic image and the effects of light intensity and duration. It describes the use of lens aperture and depth of field in relation to exposure and also outlines the principles of in-camera and hand-held light meters: their strengths, limitations and correct use in a wide variety of lighting situations. Compelling…»

12. The Confused Photographer's Guide to Photographic Exposure and the Simplified Zone System

by Bahman Farzad

Contrary to popular belief, when you buy an expensive camera the exposure skills DO NOT COME with it! When you buy an expensive GUITAR, you KNOW that playing skills DO NOT COME with it! When you buy an expensive CAR, you KNOW that driving skills DO NOT COME with it! When you buy an expensive CAMERA, why, then, do you NOT KNOW that exposure skills DO NOT COME with it? This book teaches the beginning Digital/35mm photographer (9th grade level) the simple and…»

13. Digital SLR Exposure Tips

by Ilex Photo

This one-stop practical guide provides an essential, concise, ready-reference to one of the most important - and elusive - aspects of photography: interpreting and capturing the right amount of light for the perfect shot. Understanding exposure is critical for a perfect photograph. This little book provides all the answers to beginners and advanced photographers alike in learning to control and set the right exposure in all kinds of lighting conditions. »

14. Beyond the Zone System, Fourth Edition

by Phil Davis

This fourth edition of Beyond the Zone System makes the science of photographic sensitometry both accessible and useful to interested photographers. It will appeal to any serious photographer interested in knowing how the materials and processes of black-and-white photography work. Instead of describing rote procedures to be followed blindly, this book provides the basis for understanding what needs to be done and why. This book relates theory to practice…»

15. The Practical Zone System: For Film and Digital Photography

by Chris Johnson

The Practical Zone System: for Film and Digital Photography 4th edition is an updated version of what has become the classic book on the technique developed by Ansel Adams in the 1940's. The zone system was designed to provide photographers with a precise and intuitive way to control the dynamic range of their negatives to produce printable results regardless of the contrast of the subjects they are shooting.What Chris Johnson has done in this new edition…»

16. The Confused Photographer's Guide to On-Camera Spotmetering

by Bahman Farzad

WorldâÄôs first book written to illustrate the on-camera spot metering technique for 35mm, Digital, and Medium Format photographers: All types of metering systems used in different cameras (with the exception of the on-camera spotmeter operated by a skilled photographer) use a "cookie-cutter" approach to photographic exposure. What this means is the camera meter measures the various tones of your subject, and then averages all of the tones in order to come…»

17. Creative Shutter Speed: Master the Art of Motion Capture

by Derek Doeffinger

Learn to unleash the power of every shutter speed Shutter speed is an integral part of exposure. Learn to use it creatively, and you unlock the magic that transforms an ordinary subject into a work of art. From the blazing 1/8000 second that captures each feather in a hummingbird's wing to the lazy half-second that turns a fireworks display into a color-rich patchwork, shutter speed allows you to freeze time. Derek Doeffinger teaches you to harness the…»

18. Photographer's Exposure Handbook: Professional Techniques for Using Your Equipment Effectively and Creatively

by Jack Neubart

Everything you always wanted to know about exposures...but didnâÄôt know who to ask. PhotographerâÄôs Exposure Handbook has all the answers, in an accessible, appealing format. Author Jack NeubartâÄôs philosophy is that "correct" exposure is relative, because it varies according to individual taste and the intended effect--and getting that desired effect is easy with his convenient, comprehensive guide to exposure. Five chapters explain light and exposure, tools…»

19. Capturing Time & Motion: The Dynamic Language of Digital Photography

by Joseph R. Meehan

Capturing the effects of time and motion are two of the hottest topics in photography, and photographer Joseph Meehan provides the technical and aesthetic know-how for representing a three-dimensional world in a two-dimensional medium.Meehan explores the foundations of composition, light, and dimension that create the illusion of movement and passing time, and guides readers through a wide breadth of subjects, from shooting wildlife, sports, and moving…»

20. Digital Photographer's Guide To Exposure

by Peter Cope

To take great photos, it's vital to understand exposure. But it's also a subject that many amateur photographers find daunting and some advanced photographers wish they had a fuller understanding of. This user-friendly guide demystifies digital exposure for the amateur and professional alike. Readers will learn how to transform an average photo into a first-rate one by mastering in-camera exposure controls and making final adjustments in-computer. This…»

21. Mastering Digital Exposure and HDR Imaging: Understanding the Next-Generation of Digital Cameras

by Chris Weston

Cutting-edge information for professionals * Master digital exposure, then HDR imaging * Case studies from actual assignments * Authoritative tips, tricks, and techniques With Mastering Digital Exposure and HDR Imaging, professional and aspiring-professional photographers can explore the little-understood realm of digital exposure--as well as the emerging exposure-based techniques of High Dynamic Range (HDR) imaging. Exposure is challenging, and digital…»

22. Film & Digital Techniques for Zone System Photography

by Glenn Rand

Avid art photographers will learn how to model their work after legendary black-and-white photographer Ansel Adams in this instructional guide. AdamsâÄô methodology, known as the Zone System, takes what the viewer will seeâÄîthe final printâÄîinto consideration at the beginning of the photographic process, rather than focusing strictly on what the photographer sees. Once this concept, called âÄúprevisualization,âÄù is presented and defined, the book then follows a…»

23. Photography FAQs: Exposure

by Chris Weston

Introducing Photography FAQs, a brand new series from celebrated photographer Chris WestonâÄîauthor of Digital Wildlife Photography, Start Taking Great Landscape Photographs, and Exposure Handbook. WestonâÄôs first entry provides a comprehensive, authoritative, and user-friendly look at the essential subject of exposure. Designed for use with both digital and film cameras, it covers everything from the basics (focal length, depth of field, ISO and ASA numbers…»

24. Exposure Handbook

by Chris Weston

Every photographer's lament: if only I could capture the essence of a scene exactly as I see it. A wildlife photographer who gets the right image every time in the world's most hostile environments explains the art of narrowing the gap between what the human eye sees and what the camera captures. Start with a little theory about how light works, followed by practical tips covering both film and digital cameras. Then discover the heart of the matter: six…»