Fundamentals of Photography II

Fundamentals of Photography II
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Genre: Photo

Great photography goes beyond knowing about how lenses and f-stops work. It’s about creative problem solving under real-world conditions. Taking great photographs means knowing how to choose the right tool or apply the right technique to capture your subject in the best possible way. Photographers who wish to excel—professional and recreational alike—need to have a solid foundation of technical skills and the ability to apply that knowledge intuitively to a wide range of scenarios and subjects.
For example:

How do professional photographers anticipate and capture "the decisive moment" that separates a snapshot from a great composition?
Under what conditions should you ignore your camera's warnings and push the limits of manual mode to best reflect the scene?
What are the technical tricks and equipment that professionals use to quickly turn harsh lighting, reflections, or cluttered environments to a photographer's advantage?

By exploring, and practicing, the same skills, tips, and techniques professional photographers use in the field to solve a range of visual problems, you can take your photography to a whole new level—no matter what your subject. And you can transform yourself from a good photographer into a great one.

Now, in Fundamentals of Photography II, a vibrant and vital continuation of our best-selling Fundamentals of Photography, you’ll hone your skills, improve your ability to optimize picture-perfect moments, and capture jaw-dropping images. Filmed entirely on location and designed as an extension of the first course, Fundamentals II adds new skills to your repertoire and expands upon the skills you already know. It's your chance to rejoin award-winning National Geographic Photographer Joel Sartore for an even deeper dive into the secrets of powerful photography, as he shows you how to apply your hard-learned technical knowledge to take amazing photographs out in the real world. In these 24 lessons, you’ll cover advanced topics like:

professional shooting techniques
night photography and time exposures
working with studio lighting setups—and taking those setups outdoors
specialty filters
shooting over and under water
and much more!

You’ll explore a wide variety of fascinating photographic challenges out in the field, and you’ll spend some time in the studio for an insider’s look at how photographers go through the editing process. Professor Sartore will add more tools to your photographer’s toolbox and, in his words, “unleash everything I’ve ever thought about photography and cover the gamut of what you can do with a still camera.”


1 Find the Picture
2 Understanding Light
3 Working with Light in a Landscape
4 Taking Photos under and around Water
5 Photographing Reflections and Reflectivity
6 Photographing Shadows and Backlighting
7 Big Results from Little Lights
8 Taking Studio Lights Outdoors
9 Human Portrait Photography
10 Animal Photography
11 Night Photography
12 Art Photography: Perspective and Illusions
13 Art Photography: Having Fun
14 Art Photography: Still Life
15 Black-and-White Photography
16 Elevating Your Perspective: Photos from Above
17 Smartphone Photography
18 The Decisive Moment in Photography
19 Live Event Photography: Farmers’ Market
20 Live Event Photography: T-Ball
21 Live Event Photography: House Party
22 Live Event Photography: A Day at the Ranch
23 Live Event Photography: Family Fishing Night
24 Editing, Culling, and Critiquing Your Photos


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