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Focal Press Focus On Series

Photography is all about the end result – your photo. The Focus On Series offers books with essential information so you can get the best photos without spending thousands of hours learning techniques or software skills. Each book focuses on a specific area of knowledge within photography, cutting through the often confusing photographic jargon to focus solely on showing you what you need to do to capture beautiful and dynamic shots every time you pick up your camera.

  1. Focus On Photoshop Lightroom

    Focus on the Fundamentals

    By Dave Stevenson, Nik Rawlinson

    Compatible with all versions of Lightroom Unsure where to start with Photoshop Lightroom? Feeling daunted by other 600 page monster user guides? Want to learn how to get the best out of your photography with the program in a snap? Focus on Photoshop Lightroom teaches you how to stay organized by…

  2. Focus on Travel Photography

    Focus on the Fundamentals (Focus On Series)

    By Haje Jan Kamps

    Author Haje Jan Kamps knows that you are travelling for two good reasons: to experience great things, and to get great photos of your travels. He also understands very well how people's eyes tend to glaze over when phrases like "Circles of Confusion" or the "Inverse Square Law" are brandished about…

  3. Focus On Close-Up and Macro Photography (Focus On series)

    Focus on the Fundamentals

    By Clive Branson

    Want to get the best out of your digital camera? Not quite sure how to capture up-close shots? Want easy to follow, expert advice on the best ways to creatively capture macro shots you can be proud of? This is your ticket to go beyond a snapshot to create a fine art print that you'll be so proud of…

  4. Focus On Food Photography for Bloggers (Focus On Series)

    Focus on the Fundamentals

    By Matt Armendariz

    Sharing your kitchen concoctions on your personal food blog has never been as popular as it is right now, but if you've ever had trouble getting your tasty temptations to look like pretty plates on camera, you know how difficult it can be to take amazing pictures of food. Matt Armendariz, of…

  5. Focus On Apple Aperture

    Focus on the Fundamentals (Focus On Series)

    By Corey Hilz

    Are you into photography not photomanipulation? Frustrated that you are spending too much time in front of the screen and not enough behind the lens? Feel like you are not getting the most out of the powerful processing functions of Apple Aperture? This straightforward, inspiring guide is…

  6. Focus On Adobe Photoshop

    Focus on the Fundamentals (Focus On Series)

    By Corey Hilz

    This no-nonsense, highly affordable, and inspiring guide walks photographers new to Photoshop through the end to end Photoshop workflow. Starting from the moment you download your images off your memory card, photographer Corey Hilz guides you through importing and organizing your photos in Bridge,…

  7. Focus On Lighting Photos

    Focus on the Fundamentals (Focus On Series)

    By Fil Hunter, Robin Reid

    Have you ever wondered if you need to use a flash in sunlight? What the best lighting is for a macro shot? How long your exposure should be in low lighting? If you have, this book is for you! Lighting affects composition, focus, exposure decisions, and pretty much everything…

  8. Focus On Photographing People

    Focus on the Fundamentals (Focus On Series)

    By Haje Jan Kamps

    Taking good photographs of people is a combination of many factors: What is the best light for the subject? How should they stand? What aperture should you use for maximum impact? This easy-to-follow, highly visual guide to portraiture explains the technical and aesthetic considerations of creating…

  9. Focus On Composing Photos

    Focus on the Fundamentals (Focus On Series)

    By Peter Ensenberger

    As digital cameras and software packages become more advanced, seemingly by the minute, it has become easier than ever to overlook the basic elements which have always resulted in the best photographs, no matter how fancy (or primitive) the camera itself. Composition is the single most important…

  10. Focus On Photoshop Elements

    Focus on the Fundamentals (Focus On Series)

    By David Asch

    Are you bewildered by the advanced editing options available in Photoshop Elements? Do you want to get the most out of your image without going bleary-eyed in front of a computer screen? This handy guide will explain the ins and outs of using Photoshop Elements, without having to spend hours…