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Photo Inspiration: Secrets Behind Stunning Images

ISBN: 978-1-118-29052-1
224 pages
May 2012
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The inspiration you need to help improve your photography skills

Well-known for their stunning world-class photography, 1x.com has worked with their most talented photographers to handpick 100 awe-inspiring images and provided the back-story and photographer's secrets that helped capture them. This book presents you with inspiration as well as underlying techniques that can help improve your photography skills immediately.

  • Shares behind-the-scene stories of the featured photos from the photographers themselves, from their artistic vision to the technical details that went into each shot
  • Offers clear, concise, and accessible descriptions for the ideas, vision, performance, setup, location, equipment, camera settings, lighting diagrams, and image editing methods of each amazing photo

Photo Inspiration provides a unique combination of the final photograph with the tools and knowledge that made it possible, all of which are aimed at helping you meet your photographic potential.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Abstract 9

Sunrise 11

Carousel of the Drop 13

Spoon and Forks 15

Coastlines 17

Time Travelers 19

Distant Galaxy 21

Action 23

I Feel So Small 25

Pink Panther 27

Freedom  29

Finished 31

Surfer 33

Architecture 35

Patches of Light 37

"Y" 39

Working in the Future 41

En Attendant Godot 43

Helical Stair 45

Children 47

Autumnus 49

World's Best Father: 4th of July 51

The Autumn Has Come 53

Expanding the Horizon of Imagination 55

Rain Painting 57

Let Us Sing 59

Showertime 61

Documentary 63

Where Am I? 65

The Man and the Sulphur 67

Luggage Carrier 69

Train 71

Old Memories 73

Adhi Prayoga Adhi 75

Sleeping Beauty 77

Editing 79

Motion of the Runner 81

Me, Myself, and I 83

Paris 85

Magic of the Season 87

The Abyss 89

Choose Your Destiny 91

Silent Song 93

Get High and Fly 95

Her Very Highness Returns Back Home 97

Soul Mirror 99

Landscape 101

Crystal Cave 103

Moonlight 105

Cherry Trees 107

Autumn Interlude 109

The Court of Heaven: "A Galley's Last Stand" 111

Guardians of the Glens 113

Defeated by the Sea 115

Painting of Nature 117

Reflected Ruins 119

Engulfed 120

Glacier Anayet 123

Wallberg Chapel 125

Settlers 127

Skye Island 129

Macro 131

The Optician 133

Thirsty Ladybug 135

On the Other Side 137

World of Ants 139

Nature 141

I'll Never Speak to You Again 143

ATEM 145

Who Are You? 147

The Edge 149

Anemone Shrimp 151

Panning 153

How to Eat a Raw Worm 155

The Feather 157

Silly Walk 159

Night 161

Singapore, the City of Lights 163

Midnight 165

Pick Me Up 167

Thunderbolt Over the Sea 169

Midnight Blue 171

Prometheus 173

Convergence 175

Caddy Camper 177

People 179

Life Is Beautiful 181

Katya 183

Butterfly 185

On the Lam 187

Nude Photography 189

The Raven 191

Emma and Chris 193

Still Life 195

Sugar...? 197

Water Balloon 199

Cut 201

Playing Chess 203

Burning 205

Street 207

The Little Man 209

Curiosity 211

Run for Cover 213

Coffee 215

Metro Musician 217

Allegory of a Dream 219

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Author Information

1x.com is a unique concept in online photo galleries. Photos published on the site — roughly 1 of every 20 submitted from around the globe — are selected by professional curators. The site features a social network, tutorials, a forum, and peer reviews. Many of the images are for sale as fine art prints.

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Press Release

June 04, 2012
Wiley Announces Photo Inspiration: Secrets Behind Stunning Images

John Wiley & Sons, Inc. and 1x.com announce the availability of Photo Inspiration: Secrets Behind Stunning Images (Wiley, 978-1-1182-9052-1, May 2012), a unique book that presents readers with inspiring photographs as well as underlying techniques to help improve their photography skills. For this new guide, 1x.com worked with their most talented photographers to handpick 100 awe-inspiring photographs and provide the back-story and photographer’s secrets that helped capture the image.

“Unlike many other how-to books, Photo Inspiration does not include test-shots; it includes beautiful works of art selected by a team of professional curators,” said 1x.com. “The best camera doesn't take the best photos, while a skilled photographer can take extraordinary photos with any camera. We made this book because we believe that everyone has a huge inner potential, just waiting to be unlocked. We think that the best way to learn is to gather the wisdom of successful photographers, with practical advice and hints how to take specific photos instead of abstract theoretical knowledge that is hard to apply. With dedication and inspiration, we believe that anyone can become a photography artist.”

Photo Inspiration provides a unique combination of the final photograph with the tools and knowledge that made the shot possible. The book offers concise and accessible descriptions, as told by the photographers, for the ideas, vision, performance, setup, location, equipment, camera settings, lighting diagrams, and image editing methods needed to capture each amazing photo featured in the book.

Photo Inspiration: Secrets Behind Stunning Images is now available for purchase online and at retailers nationwide in both print and all e-book formats. For a full list of retailers, visit www.wiley.com/buy/9781118290521.

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