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Low Budget Shooting: Do It Yourself Solutions to Professional Photo Gear [Hardcover]

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Item description for Low Budget Shooting: Do It Yourself Solutions to Professional Photo Gear by Cyrill Harnischmacher...

The serious amateur photographer often faces the problem that even after all the dollars spent on camera, lenses, computer gear, and software, the spending never seems to end. More gear is needed for studio photography, tabletop photography, flash photography, and for accessories here and there. And in many cases, the right accessories are not even available. That is where this book comes in. "Low Budget Shooting" is the one-stop source where you will find instructions and a shopping list on how to build an array of useful and inexpensive photographic tools.

Filled with full-color images and easy-to-follow text, this book shows how to build essential lighting and studio equipment; how to make the perfect light-table for shooting small objects; and how to build reflectors, soft-boxes, and light-tents that really work. It also tells where to get some of the little helpers that make a photographer's life so much easier. This clever little book is a creative and valuable resource for most any photographer.

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Pages   63
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 8.5" Height: 8.5"
Weight:   1 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jun 16, 2007
Publisher   Rocky Nook
ISBN  1933952105  
ISBN13  9781933952109  

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More About Cyrill Harnischmacher

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Cyrill Harnischmacher is a photographer and designer who lives and works in southern Germany. His first book lowbudgetshooting won him the prestigious Fotobuch-award of the German Booksellers Association in 2005. Cyrill is a studio photographer by profession and a nature and infrared photographer by passion. Cyrill has authored four beautiful, accessible, and successful books published by Rocky Nook. Earlier titles include Low Budget Shooting, Closeup Shooting, Digital Infrared Photography and The Wild Side of Photography.

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Interesting, but...  Jul 18, 2008
When I opened my shipment from this site, I was a little disappointed when seeing this book. It's thin...

But you shouldn't judge a book by looking at it's cover, right? The content of this book is interesting, and it's not unlikely that I will try out some of the projects shown. However, for amateurs like me, I don't feel I need such a great variety of equipment. And for pros, professional equipment is better. But for serious amateurs on a budget, this book is probably a good investment. And after all, it's probably the last group mentioned for which this book is intended. So if you want to build your own light tent, reflector, diffusor or soft box, go get it!
Good advice if you have more time than money  Jul 15, 2008
For the person with more time than money this book provides specific low-cost methods to make your own ancillary photography equipment. That being said, I should point out that the projects focus almost entirely on lighting and include softboxes, reflectors, and diffusers. In addition, most of the projects are focused on tabletop photography needs. That does not mean that they cannot be applied in other types of photography and I found that with some minor adaptations some of them were useful to my style of outdoor photography. What I found particularly useful was the fact that so many of them could be adapted to be a truly light-weight and highly portable solution to my outdoor needs. Low Budget Shooting has some very creative ideas for those on a low budget that can help you produce professional quality photography and is a highly recommended read.
Good DIY suggestions...   Jul 1, 2008
Even without a full diagrams, measurement and detailed explanation this book give to the reader a lot of suggestions about DIY gadjets. And no matter if you American or European citizen, here you not find information about exact store names where you can find all of the materials and I think that this is normally. No one book of this type must not be USA or whatever else specific. I'm sorry about silly peoples, who must be convoy to the store door...

May be the author must include much more in the book, but knowing publishers habits, hope this will be the fact in the next edition...

Nevertheless the book is must have for handy/skiful persons...

Best regards to all of the clever photographers from all over the world

A low budget publication  Jun 6, 2008
This book does contain good ideas, but I think the book could have included more build it yourself projects. The book is too brief; but it is worth the cost. It just leaves the reader hungry for more. Maybe this is intended by the author. For a fact, "Closeup Shooting," by Cyrill Harnischmacher, is a solid five star work. Readers who enjoy "Low Budget Shooting" should also get "Closeup Shooting."
Pretty pictures, neat ideas  May 9, 2008
This book has some elegant DIY photography projects--various foam softboxes, diverse diffusers and reflectors. I made a simple softbox of my own after reading it, though not nearly as cool looking. Think of this book as providing more inspiration than practical instruction. The projects look very cool, but the actual "how to" isn't always terribly thorough--you're going to have to figure out a few things on your own. Nonetheless, I really like this book and keep going back to look at it. Maybe one of these days, I'll actually build something from it...

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