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Rob Sylvan

You can’t always change how someone looks, but you can control the way you photograph that individual. In this chapter from Nikon D5500: From Snapshots to Great Shots, Rob Sylvan explores some camera features and techniques that can help you create great portraits with your Nikon D5500.

Nick Fancher

In this excerpt from Studio Anywhere: A Photographer's Guide to Shooting in Unconventional Locations, Nick Fancher shows you a number of different techniques to achieve that moody light effect during a photo shoot, including colored gels, flash grids, and blacking out the scene except for the subject.

Rob Sheppard

Rob Sheppard, author/photographer of Macro Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots, provides guidance on how to get started capturing the world of the very tiny. Whether you want to show the exquisite intricacy of a delicate flower or the fascinating machine-like details of an insect's body, Rob explains the kind of equipment you'll need, how to control your camera's focus, and the importance of the background behind your subject for getting that perfect shot.

Nick Fancher

Nick Fancher, author of Studio Anywhere: A Photographer's Guide to Shooting in Unconventional Locations, shows you how to use a blacked out kiddie pool for a dramatic fashion shoot.

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Blogs

Valerie  Witte

Do you need help with common portrait challenges like lighting and posing? How do you work with your subjects to get photos they are truly happy with? Whatever your portrait-making needs, we have you covered! Here are a few books to get you started.

Valerie  Witte

Whether you’re exploring a nearby town or wandering far off the beaten path, these books will show you how to capture the photos of your trip that you really want. Just remember to have fun—making great images in the process!

Brad Yale

As mentioned in my first post concerning "The Best Android Camera Apps Right Now", I know next to nothing about photography.

This said, I know how to figure things out. As such, here are some basic tips for taking mobile photos in the sunlight.

For more great information on how to turn a snapshot into a great shot, check out these great photography titles.

Brad Yale

Hi, I'm Brad. You don't know me, yet. For the next few months, I will be writing a blog series for Peachpit titled, Photography 101. I am not a photographer. The only camera I own is in my Android Galaxy S4. I have always been more interested in what the mind can remember than what a photo can capture. This being said, for the coming months I am going to throw myself into the world of photography and document it through this blog. It's called Photography 101 but really, it's photography for idiots (like myself).

So, without further preface, "The Best Android Photo Apps". For more information, check out "Android Photography: Take Better Photos With Your Android Phone."

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