Many photographers don't have the business and marketing knowledge required to successfully sell fine-art photographs. Briot offers practical, up-to-date, and field-tested marketing techniques from the viewpoint of a fine-art landscape photographer who earns a living from the sale of his fine-art prints.
Today's digital cameras continue to produce increasingly higher definition image data files, making high resolution, large-format output possible. As printing technology moves forward at an equally fast pace, the new inkjet printers are capable of printing with great precision at a very fine resolution, providing an amazing tonal range and significantly superior image permanence at a more affordable price. In the hands of knowledgeable photographers, these printers are able to produce prints that are comparable to the highest quality darkroom prints on fine art paper. The third edition of this best-selling book provides the necessary foundation for successful fine art printing: the understanding of color management, profiling, paper, and inks. It offers advice on selecting an appropriate printer for long-lasting fine art prints, demonstrates how to set up the printing workflow and select a suitable paper for your subject, and guides you step-by-step through the process of converting an image file to an outstanding fine art print. This new edition covers the most recent lines of high-end inkjet printers, photo papers, and devices for monitor and printer profiling. It also addresses the printing dialogs and some new features of Photoshop CS6.
How would you like to create your own impressionist landscape, a van Gogh still life, or a surrealist Salvador Dali dream world? Or perhaps a classic Ansel Adams photograph of Yosemite or an authentic-looking 19th century Daguerrotype? You can do all of that and more with Photoshop Fine Art Effects Cookbook. The book tells you all you need to know to turn your original digital photographs into images that mimic the styles of great photographers and painters. From advice on how to develop an eye for appropriate subject matter to 62 detailed recipes that demonstrate exactly how to create an "original" van Gogh, Vermeer, Edward Weston, or Andy Warhol (among others), this book is an authentic guide to understanding and simulating the work of great artists-and a whole lot of fun. Analyzing the styles of great artists: format, composition, angles of view, color palettes, and image textures Shooting for digital manipulation, working non-destructively, making your own brushes and patterns Creating Daguerrotypes, cyanotypes, stop-motion photographs, cross-processed images, Polaroid transfers, and infrared effects Mimicking photographic styles from the pre-Raphaelites and the Naturalists to Jerry Uelsmann and David Hockney Exploring painting and printmaking techniques from Rembrandt to Warhol: Dutch portraits, 18th century landscape painting, Japanese woodblocks, Impressionism, Pointillism, Fauvism, Art Nouveau, Cubism, Futurism, Surrealism, and Pop Art Packed with step-by-step instructions, an inspirational selection of full-colordigital imagery, and authoritative information and advice, Photoshop Fine ArtEffects Cookbook is the ultimate guide to creating convincing digital masterpieces in the styles of many of the world's greatest artists.
Crusade For Your Art: Best Practices for Fine Art Photographers helps you navigate and demystify the fine art photography world. The knowledge and resources this guide provides give you the tools to take your fine art photography career by the reins and thoughtfully and purposefully develop a plan to get you where you want to go. Tighten your work, develop your brand, identify goals and a plan for your photography, and strategically launch your project. The fine art photography world can feel impenetrable, and without a roadmap, the process of getting your work in front of the right people is daunting. Making the work is just the first part of the equation. Artists need to think strategically about who their target audience is and how to attract them. They need to create a strong, consistent, professional brand through social media and their website. They need to develop a plan and timeline to thoughtfully launch new work that involves strategically reaching out to appropriate galleries, publishers, and online outlets. It sounds like a lot of work. It is. Crusade for Your Art helps you evaluate the photographic landscape and determine the best course for your work. With insight and instruction on every aspect of the fine art photography world, as well as contributions by over twenty-five top industry curators, gallerists, editors, and photographers, this guide gives you all the tools you need to make your mark on the art world.
- Works practically on several levels, allowing the beginner to produce personal Christmas or birthday presents but also giving serious photographers advice on how to present themselves in a more professional way. - Visually stunning, with glorious photographic prints in a superbly designed package. - Addresses a market which has few it any books dealing with it.
Many semi-pro and professional wedding photographers are looking to "wake up" their style, stay current, and stimulate business. And today, that means lifestyle photography, also referred to as "fine art wedding photography." Fine art wedding photography isn't just a catchy phrase; it's a modern approach in which design is paramount. Fine art wedding images are more graphic and stylized than traditional wedding photojournalism, as if they were pulled from the pages of a glossy wedding or lifestyle magazine. Acclaimed wedding photographer Jose Villa was a pioneer in fine art wedding photography before it became a trendy buzzword. Here, he shares his secrets for bringing a stylized sense of composition, lighting, posing, and most important, design, to your images, while still keeping them organic and narrative. You’ll learn Jose’s trademark technique of capturing the more natural moment after a pose, and tips for getting images right in-camera to avoid the need for heavy postproduction. Final chapters show you how to integrate design through the delivered product, whether an album or slideshow, and continue nurturing clients after the wedding by expanding to baby and family portraiture. Packed with real-life examples, solid techniques, and stunning images from one of the wedding industry's brightest stars, this book will both educate and inspire photographers seeking to update their work and satisfy a new generation of brides. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Multi award-winning, BBC-commisioned fine art photographer HightonRidley brings together the cream of the crop from his 'light and line, texture and tone' series in this coffee table book. The book also acts as a catalogue to allow the reader to buy with a tap, any of the featured works as a wrapped canvas. Other presentations are available as well.
Learn to light, pose, and photograph the human form--and create beautiful, expressive fine art photographs. Capturing the nude human form has been a part of photography almost since the medium's inception, and it remains one of the most empowering and liberating challenges that the medium offers. Though the subject is, by definition, straightforward--the human form is the ultimate blank canvas--the photographic options are limitless as you strive to create a beautiful, elegant, and expressive photograph. At the same time, with such simple subject matter, there is nowhere to hide. Poor lighting and ineffective posing will show. If you have no concept to explore or story to tell, it will show. Whether you're curious about conducting your first fine art nude shoot or you're a seasoned photographer who wants to vastly improve your lighting and posing skills, photographer and author Lindsay Adler will teach you how to infuse artistry and technique into your visual capture of the nude form. In Fine Art Nude Photography, Lindsay teaches you all about: - Shoot concepts: Find inspiration and develop a story for your shoot, and learn to avoid the "cringe factor" that can result when working without focus or intention - Models: Find models to work with, understand proper etiquette, and navigate model releases - Posing: Learn the posing fundamentals for the nude form, plus five essential poses you need to know - Lighting: Master the art of sculpting and defining the human form with light and shadow Throughout the book, you'll also hear directly from professional fine art nude models so that you can understand their needs, how to conduct yourself, and how to better collaborate to ensure a successful shoot. Finally, Lindsay includes ten complete shoots where, from start to finish, she shares her thought process behind each shoot, including concept, lighting, posing, retouching, and final selections.
Written by a team of distinguished scholars, this book establishes that photography began to play a vital role in Japanese culture after its introduction in the 1850s. 350 illustrations.
Each photograph in Photo Sex is a representation of sexual activity in some form. The activity shown in a given photograph may involve a single person, a couple, or a group; it may show kissing, dancing, touching, or sexual intercourse; it may be graphic or muted, passionate, tender or humorous. Photo Sex offers both an expanded vision of the nature of photography and an expanded vision of the nature of sex.
The first part of this essential handbook provides an art-business analysis of the market for art photography and explains how to navigate it. The second is an art-historical account of the evolution of art photography from a marginal to a core component of the international fine-art scene. In tracing the emergence of a robust art-world subsystem for art photography, sustaining both significant art-world presence and strong trade, the book shows the solid foundations on which today's international market is built, examines how that market is evolving, and points to future developments. This pioneering handbook is a must-read for scholars, students, curators, dealers, photographers, private collectors, institutional buyers, and other arts professionals.
Nylora Bruleigh’s presentation of Fine Art Portrait Photography perfectly depicts her creativity and ingenuity. Photographers by their very nature are creative, but Nylora takes it more than a step beyond the norm. Her patience and diligence in creating images such as “Awaiting True Love’s Kiss” with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, “Elegant Egrets”, “Waiting in Suspense”, “Queen of Hearts”, “Black and White” and “Who’s the Fairest of Them All?” are just a few examples of her creativity and perseverance. Not only does she show her before and after images for all of the photographs in this book, she also gives a thorough explanation as to how she took the thought process through from the initial idea to fruition. She tells how, before coming up with a theme for a portrait session, she will scour yard sales or visit antique shops to find just the right prop for a future session. The wheels of her mind are in constant motion, sometimes even awakening her in the middle of the night, giving her new concepts with which to experiment.
The latest digital photography techniques explained in concise detail. Includes more than 40 before-and-after photographs enhanced with digital techniques. Software screen captures illustrate how to adjust images for optimal results.
Photography has been the principal means of artistic expression of Brian C. Record since he was a young man. Although photographs have limited borders, they stimulate his imagination and reminde this photographer of his experiences with the beauty and variety of the world. His latest fine-art book of photographs includes decades of previously unpublished color images which he hopes will encourage viewers to remain open to expressionistic exploration.
Hoping to find his lost brother, Rownie escapes the home of the witch Graba and joins a troupe of goblins who perform in Zombay, a city where humans are forbidden to wear masks and act in plays.