Unravelling the Mysteries of the Little Black Box.
This book is available for download with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device. Multi-touch books can be read with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device. Books with interactive features may work best on an iOS device. iBooks on your Mac requires OS X 10.9 or later.
'It’s not very often that an innovative book for photographers makes a splash, but Unravelling the Mysteries of the Little Black Box is an eBook that will turn heads and make you excited about learning all of the intricacies of the art form'. Chris Gampat, The Phoblographer.
Whether you use a smartphone with photographic apps, a compact camera with manual features or a digital SLR, 'Unravelling the Mysteries of the Little Black Box' will help you get to grips with the principles of photography.
To really get the most from our cameras we need to know the workings behind that ‘click’.
As a professional tutor I have a good understanding of the many challenges faced by those wishing to take their photographic knowledge to the next level. Switching to ‘manual’ is the answer, along with a good understanding of how to frame a shot, but tackling these two subjects can be a frustrating & confusing experience. As exposure and composition are the building blocks of any effective image they form the core of the book. As you discover how to fine tune them you'll experience a vast improvement in your photography.
Having seen the screenshots here you maybe asking 'So why the individual look?'
Well, the last thing you need is another traditional camera manual. One came with the gear that you bought and I’m guessing it’s not the most interesting of reads. So a design that looked remotely like your average instruction booklet would mean there’s a good chance you’d switch off, and that's the last thing we want. Learning should be engaging, enjoyable and why not entertaining?
Using an original & distinctive interactive 'photo graphic novel’ style, we’ll provide you with an insight into how your camera ‘thinks’ and why it sometimes gets ‘confused’...
...how do we achieve this, what’s included in the book?
Over 160 example photos and illustrations.
Galleries with carefully chosen photographs to emphasise the many technical and creative points covered
8 section reviews, with over 40 questions, allow you to monitor your progress.
We learn by doing so 16 exercises have been designed so that you can turn theory into practice.
There’s even a pre-shoot checklist.
You’ll be able to highlight key words and phrases and add your own notes, completely personalising your learning experience. This function generates study cards that can be used as a tool for self-directed study, you could even record your ‘Eureka’ moments when a particular photographic topic finally makes sense!
However you utlize 'Unravelling the Mysteries of the Little Black Box’ I hope you enjoy and benefit from reading and interacting with it.