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Build A Better Photograph


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This is the cover to my first book. Check it out at amazon or Barnes & Noble.

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Build A Better Photograph

  1. 1. Stern About Rocky Nook Build a Better Photograph Michael E. Stern, a professional photographer since graduating from Art Center College of Design in 1979, has been working in the enter- tainment industry with The Walt Disney Co., Warner Brothers Studios, Universal Studios, Build a Better Photograph and Sid & Marty Krofft Pictures, among others. A Disciplined Approach to Creativity He has photographed executives, celebrities, Michael E. Stern products, architecture and created special visu- Foreword by Mark Galer al effects. In 1995, he added digital imaging so- lutions to his repertoire. In 2000, while working Build a Better Photograph is an excursion into Build a Better Photograph emphasizes working on a project for Disney’s California Adventure, the creative process of an experienced profes- out how to achieve the end result before starting he honed his skill set as a digital restoration ex- sional photographer. While many books address to shoot. Learn how to determine which photo- pert and continues working today on a variety of other projects. the equipment, techniques, and compositional graphic approach to use, and which aspects of approaches to image creation, few describe the the composition should be achieved at capture In addition to beta-testing hardware and steps involved in the development of the pic- and which can be best accomplished during Rocky Nook‘s mission is to publish books on software for several companies, Michael is also ture idea. Michael Stern demystifies the creative postproduction. Illustrated with examples of cutting-edge developments in photography, adjunct faculty at Brooks Institute of Photo- process he has successfully employed for over works in progress and finished images, each with imaging, and technology that really matter, graphy in Ventura, California as an instructor in two decades in the fields of environmental por- a detailed examination of the creative process and to focus on practical usage that will digital imaging, reflective metering techniques, traiture, product photography, 3D scanning, and for that particular photograph. enhance capabilities. Our ultimate goal is to and location lighting for budding photojour- compositing techniques. The accompanying DVD contains additional im- foster image quality. nalists. Finally, he has produced customized Photoshop tutorials for working professionals How do artists conceptualize? Where do they ages, Virtual Reality panoramas and short videos Our authors have a substantial amount of who need precise, clear information presented get their ideas? How do they incorporate those of photographic sessions, reference tutorials, experience and deep technical understanding in an innovative way. ideas into their work? These questions and and much more. of the subject matter. Although our books others are explored during actual assignments, will cover technology to a large extent, our along with discussions about the technical and mission goes beyond technology to promote business skills needed to succeed in commercial and support creativity, quality, and efficiency. photography. Rocky Nook is based in Santa Barbara, California and is closely associated with dpunkt.verlag in Germany. 53495 ISBN: 978-1-933952-18-5 US $ 34.95 CAN $ 41.95 9 781933 952185 Stern, Build a Better Picture, ISBN 978-1-933952-18-5 ©2009 Designer: Terri Wright Text and cover printer: Friesens, Canada Binding: Paperback Trim: 8" x 10" CMYK Page Count: 152