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Family & Friends Picture Day!

Community Matters @ your library. Enjoy May Fest at the NEW Richland Library Eastover location. Get your picture taken and take a memory home with you. 1 p.m. - 3 p.m., Saturday, May 4


Amazon Says: Foreword by Skip Cohen Translating the chaos of the real world into a breathtakingly simple, beautiful photograph can often seem like an impossible task. With busy, cluttere more...
Amazon Says: Foreword by Skip Cohen Translating the chaos of the real world into a breathtakingly simple, beautiful photograph can often seem like an impossible task. With busy, cluttered backgrounds and subjects who don’t know how to pose, how can you take control and get a great shot no matter the situation? In Picture Perfect Practice, photographer Roberto Valenzuela breaks down the craft of photography into three key elements–locations, poses, and execution–that you can use to unlock the photographic opportunities lying beneath every challenging situation. Valenzuela stresses the need for photographers to actively practice their craft every day–just like you would practice a musical instrument–in order to master the art of making great images. With chapters that offer practice exercises to strengthen your photographic abilities, you’ll learn how to approach a scene, break it down, and see your way to a great photograph. The Location section features chapters that cover symmetry, balance, framing, color elements, textures, and much more. The Posing section includes the Five Key Posing Techniques that Valenzuela uses every time he’s shooting people, as well as a complete list of poses and how to achieve, customize, and perfect them. The Execution portion, with sections like “Lighting through Direction” and “Simplicity through Subtraction,” reveals Valenzuela’s overall approach to getting the shot. The book also includes an inspiring and helpful chapter on deliberate practice techniques, where Valenzuela describes his system for practicing and analyzing his work, which leads to constant improvement as a photographer. If you’ve been frustrated and overwhelmed by the challenges of real-world locations, posing your subjects, or executing a great image–or if you simply want to become a better shooter but don’t know where to start–Picture Perfect Practice gives you the tools and information you need to finally become the kind of photographer you’ve always wanted to be: the kind who can confidently walk into any location, under any lighting condition, with any subject, and know that you can create astonishing photographs that have a timeless impact. less...
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Amazon Says: This invaluable treasure trove includes: shooting for online auctions; recording home contents or luggage; creating your own version of Google Maps, and more. Also includes cl more...
Amazon Says: This invaluable treasure trove includes: shooting for online auctions; recording home contents or luggage; creating your own version of Google Maps, and more. Also includes clever ways to share your photos including using Facebook and Flickr effectively and creating web galleries and slideshows. less...
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Amazon Says: Undertaking a personal project—whether for a magazine, a book, a website, a commission, or an exhibition—offers photographers an opportunity to broaden their horizons and more...
Amazon Says: Undertaking a personal project—whether for a magazine, a book, a website, a commission, or an exhibition—offers photographers an opportunity to broaden their horizons and develop their art. This outstanding guide takes photographers through all the thought processes and planning necessary to successfully publish their work, and offers a wealth of expert advice from both the author and the 30 other featured photographers. Highly illustrated with color and monochrome images from project-based practice, the book showcases a mix of commercial, fine-art, documentary, and commissioned photographs. Chris Dickie has been a photographer and leading photographic editor for more than 30 years. less...
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