The Photographer's Eye: Composition and Design for Better

The Photographer's Eye: Composition and Design for Better Digital Photos Design is the single most important factor in creating a successful photograph The ability to see the potential for a strong picture and then organize the graphic elements into an effective, compelling composition has always been one of the key skills in making photographsDigital photography has brought a new, exciting aspect to design first because the instant feedback from a digital camera allows immediate appraisal and improvement and second because image editing tools make it possible to alter and enhance the design after the shutter has been pressed This has had a profound effect on the way digital photographers take picturesNow published in sixteen languages, The Photographer s Eye continues to speak to photographers everywhere Reaching , copies in print in the US alone, and , worldwide, it shows how anyone can develop the ability to see and shoot great digital photographs The book explores all the traditional approaches to composition and design, but crucially, it also addresses the new digital technique of shooting in the knowledge that a picture will later be edited, manipulated, or montaged to result in a final image that may be very different from the one seen in the viewfinder ➜ [KINDLE] ❆ Poltergeist (Greywalker, By Kat Richardson ➦ – Kleankitchen.co.uk compelling composition has always been one of the key skills in making photographsDigital photography has brought a new ❃ [EPUB] ✻ OBaby By Geoffrey Johnson ➜ – Kleankitchen.co.uk exciting aspect to design first because the instant feedback from a digital camera allows immediate appraisal and improvement and second because image editing tools make it possible to alter and enhance the design after the shutter has been pressed This has had a profound effect on the way digital photographers take picturesNow published in sixteen languages ➥ Defiant (MacKinnons Rangers, Ebook ➫ Author Pamela Clare – Kleankitchen.co.uk The Photographer s Eye continues to speak to photographers everywhere Reaching ❰Reading❯ ➶ 21 Divisiones de Los Misterios Sanses Author Ernesto Bravo Estrada – Kleankitchen.co.uk copies in print in the US alone [Reading] ➶ Nightfall (Dark Age Dawning, Author Ellen Connor – Kleankitchen.co.uk and ✅ The Good Daughter PDF / Epub ⚣ Author Karin Slaughter – Kleankitchen.co.uk worldwide [Read] ➱ Crysis By Peter Watts – Kleankitchen.co.uk it shows how anyone can develop the ability to see and shoot great digital photographs The book explores all the traditional approaches to composition and design [KINDLE] ❀ Fractured (Will Trent, Author Karin Slaughter – Kleankitchen.co.uk but crucially ❴PDF / Epub❵ ☂ Ghost Author Fred Burton – Kleankitchen.co.uk it also addresses the new digital technique of shooting in the knowledge that a picture will later be edited ❴Reading❵ ➶ Nerve Author Dick Francis – Kleankitchen.co.uk manipulated [Download] ✤ Cinco Dias de Vida Author Julie Lawson Timmer – Kleankitchen.co.uk or montaged to result in a final image that may be very different from the one seen in the viewfinder One of the best rare photography books focusing on the craftThe age of consumer electronics has reduced photography to contests of camera specs Most photography books then are just digests of gadget manuals This book offers true contents and knowledges about the craft of photography The book lays down the commonly accepted basic concepts of visual art as the foundation for discussion about how to think about making photographs Something that most serious hobbyists and amateurs struggle to ma One of the best rare photography books focusing on the craftThe age of consumer electronics has reduced photography to contests of camera specs Most photography books then are just digests of gadget manuals This book offers true contents and knowledges about the craft of photography The book lays down the commonly accepted basic concepts of visual art as the foundation for discussion about how to think about making photographs Something that most serious hobbyists and amateurs struggle to make sense of systematically Conflicting ideas, confusing jargons, and myths going around photography equipment websites are addressed properly with reference and history of the craft It s one thing to teach the technical side of photography It is true that shutter speed, aperture, and ISO settings are important It is however, considerablydifficult to teach the artistic side, to help the photographer see things a certain way The ambition of the book is high, and reaches for it well The pictures are inspiring and the thought process behind them is enough to help you starting seeing with a photographer s eye That is just the beginning. Note My review is of The Photographer s Eye the Graphic Guide by this author this book appears to have several editions which vary significantly from each other in format, though probably similar in content , but I didn t see it listed on Goodreads A really well done explanation of composition in photography The format, which uses the author s own photographs to illustate different techniques, works extremely well Overall this book is excellent for making you think critically about the w Note My review is of The Photographer s Eye the Graphic Guide by this author this book appears to have several editions which vary significantly from each other in format, though probably similar in content , but I didn t see it listed on Goodreads A really well done explanation of composition in photography The format, which uses the author s own photographs to illustate different techniques, works extremely well Overall this book is excellent for making you think critically about the way shapes interact, what the most interesting part of a photo really is, and how to capture it in such a way that the viewer s eye is draw to it A lot of it makes great intuitive sense, but may not have occurred to you before Putting a subject in the center of a consistent background i.e a person in a green rice field , the background is diminished Putting them off center allows the eye to see both the background and the subject together But where there is something that suggests centrality i.e a bright red elephant eye, with the elephant s skin in wrinkles around it like ripples , don t be afraid to put it in the center Makes complete sense.The composite photograph, done to resemble the Chinese mountain water scroll painting style, was probably my favourite Inspired, creative, skillfully done Took a while to get through the book Tried to take notes and go out and practice it after reading but it was hard to digest all at once The structure of the book is laid out such that photography tools are introduced then the process is described Tools include colour, lines and shapes, and Gestalt principles Although useful, most photographers should have these in mind already so it wasn t very thought provoking It came down to contrast, contrast, contrast However, Freeman does discuss dif Took a while to get through the book Tried to take notes and go out and practice it after reading but it was hard to digest all at once The structure of the book is laid out such that photography tools are introduced then the process is described Tools include colour, lines and shapes, and Gestalt principles Although useful, most photographers should have these in mind already so it wasn t very thought provoking It came down to contrast, contrast, contrast However, Freeman does discuss different intents for photographs that did open my eyes to different possibilities.The real meat of the book is the plethora of examples Freeman provides for each chapter and the Process chapter With case studies and second by second photograph examples, you truly do learn about how a photographer s sees The example pictures were interesting but the accompanying text was laborious to read Instead of practical tips and straight forward pointers, the talk revolved around the abstract theory and philosophy of photography and composition and I really didn t feel like it was adding anything to my skills or knowledge Eventually I just started skipping all the ramblings and concentrated on the example photos instead Truly, a single picture is worth a thousand photos and this book is a good example o The example pictures were interesting but the accompanying text was laborious to read Instead of practical tips and straight forward pointers, the talk revolved around the abstract theory and philosophy of photography and composition and I really didn t feel like it was adding anything to my skills or knowledge Eventually I just started skipping all the ramblings and concentrated on the example photos instead Truly, a single picture is worth a thousand photos and this book is a good example of that Excellent introduction to digital photography Discusses image composition for various purposes A primer on the process of taking photos Discusses art and amateur photography Discusses ethics in photography what should be captured vs what should be reported Good selection of main topics frame dynamics, aspect ratio, horizon and framing , abstract design elements contrast, balance, rhythm, perspective , graphic elements lines, curves, shapes , photographic elements focus, motion, Excellent introduction to digital photography Discusses image composition for various purposes A primer on the process of taking photos Discusses art and amateur photography Discusses ethics in photography what should be captured vs what should be reported Good selection of main topics frame dynamics, aspect ratio, horizon and framing , abstract design elements contrast, balance, rhythm, perspective , graphic elements lines, curves, shapes , photographic elements focus, motion, optics, exposure light and color chiaroscuro, color wheel, black and white Short Too short Not much on art photography also, not an introductory topic Not much on postprocessing what kinds of filters are most used on which photos etc Not much on high dynamic range imaging HDRI This is an excellent photography book But I did find times when my attention began to wonder as I read it It took me a lot longer to finish it than it should have due to this I did learn a lot about composition from this book though and I tend to seestyle and techniques that I had not before reading it It just seems like there could have been asimple way to explain some of the techniques he was trying to get across to the readers The photos were beautiful and illustrated his poi This is an excellent photography book But I did find times when my attention began to wonder as I read it It took me a lot longer to finish it than it should have due to this I did learn a lot about composition from this book though and I tend to seestyle and techniques that I had not before reading it It just seems like there could have been asimple way to explain some of the techniques he was trying to get across to the readers The photos were beautiful and illustrated his points well However, the text would often refer to photos many pages back or forward in the book and I had to keep flipping around to see them Another book read in my bid to quit academia and do photography forever could my money be spent buying better equipment shhh , but I think any book attempting to teach composition will have trouble I found his last chapter on Process very useful, especially his rundowns on what he was thinking during specific shots But everything else It s all useful to keep in mind, but at the same time, for a hands on person such as myself, I don t think there s any way to keep all these good ideas in y Another book read in my bid to quit academia and do photography forever could my money be spent buying better equipment shhh , but I think any book attempting to teach composition will have trouble I found his last chapter on Process very useful, especially his rundowns on what he was thinking during specific shots But everything else It s all useful to keep in mind, but at the same time, for a hands on person such as myself, I don t think there s any way to keep all these good ideas in your head all the time with your camera There is no real shortcut, just practice, for good composition Freeman s attempt is a good one, but if you re like me, you re just going to throw this out while shooting on the fly anyway However, using these techniques to analyze your own work AFTER is definitely something I highly recommend to remember for the next time you go out I got this book about 18 months ago and I am still reading it What I mean by that is the book isn t one that you will get as much out of if you just read it from cover to cover and put on the shelf With this one I read a bit in it every couple of weeks, and I find myself seeing thing differently when I shoot.

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