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The Wild Side of Photography: Unconventional and Creative Techniques for the Courageous Photographer

Handbook / Manual

By: Cyrill Harnischmacher

224 pages, colour photos

Rocky Nook

Paperback | Aug 2010 | #195120 | ISBN-13: 9781933952512
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About this book

Geared toward the adventurous photographer, "The Wild Side of Photography" provides a rich source of ideas and inspiration for fun projects ranging from clever to unconventional.

Learn to build a shift/tilt lens for your DSLR from an old junkyard 120 film camera, try the camera toss, shoot images from a kite, use a peephole door viewer as a fisheye lens, or build your own pinhole camera. Get ready to capture the perfect aerial shot on your next commercial flight, and to paint beautiful night scenes using a flashlight as a lightbrush.

Author/designer, Cyrill Harnischmacher, brought together 20 international authors and their unique projects to produce this intriguing book. Each project is presented with easy to understand instructional text, background info about the author and the project, and beautiful color images to illustrate what can be accomplished and how you can do it too.

Topics include:
- Laptop ministudio
- Camera hacks
- Pole monopods for aerial photography
- Blur (motion blur, camera motion, out-of-focus)
- Low budget astrophotography
- Kite photography
- Using the scanner as a camera
- LittlePlanet views
- Texture blending
- Camera and lens building projects


Contents

- Landscape Blurs - Part 1 - Notes on Process and Approach
- Landscape Blurs - Part 2 - Image Processing Workflow
- Show Time - A Mini Photo Studio in Your Notebook Computer
- Near and Far - Using Telephoto and Macro Lenses as Telescopes and Microscopes
- Camera Obscura - Analog and Digital Pinhole Cameras
- Graffiti Made of Light - Light Writing with LED Lamps
- The Earth from Above - Kite Aerial Photography
- Selective Focus - Build Your Own Tilt/Shift Lens
- Color, Blur, and Verve - Closeup Photography Revisited
- Diver Down - A Look at the Fascinating World of Underwater Photography
- Night Sights - Using Flash Creatively in the Dark
- The Sun, the Moon, and the Stars - Simple Ways to Shoot Spectacular Astrophotos
- Klip-Klap - Getting Started with Stereoscopic Photography
- The Flatbed Camera - Taking Photos with Scanners
- What do You Print On? - Printing Images on Unconventional Materials
- Gotcha! - High-Speed Photography Using a Photoelectric Shutter Release
- Soft-Focus Lens - Create a Lensbaby Effect with Vaseline
- Little Planets - Seriously Twisted Panoramas
- Light Changes Everything - Using Dedicated Flash Professionally
- A View From Above - Aerial Photography with a Telescoping Monopod
- Camera Hacking - Activating Hidden Functionality in Canon Consumer Digicams

The Authors

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Biography

Cyrill Harnischmacher is a photographer and designer who lives and works in southern Germany. His first book "Low Budget Shooting" won him the prestigious Fotobuch-award of the German Booksellers Association in 2005. Cyrill is a studio photographer by profession and a nature and infrared photographer by passion.

Cyrill has authored three beautiful, accessible, and successful books published by Rocky Nook. Earlier titles include "Low Budget Shooting", "Closeup Shooting", and "Digital Infrared Photography".

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