Basics Photography: Composition / Edition 2by David Prakel
Pub. Date: 08/01/2012
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
‘There is a vast difference between taking a picture and making a photograph’ said photographer Robert Heinecken. In this thorough and visually exciting guide to composition, David Präkel leads the reader, step-by-step, through the essential elements to consider when composing an image, including viewpoint, perspective, symmetry, scale and balance.… See more details below
‘There is a vast difference between taking a picture and making a photograph’ said photographer Robert Heinecken. In this thorough and visually exciting guide to composition, David Präkel leads the reader, step-by-step, through the essential elements to consider when composing an image, including viewpoint, perspective, symmetry, scale and balance. A detailed, engaging and practical introduction to the process of identifying and arranging visual elements, Basics Photography: Composition demonstrates how different techniques can help photographers to develop professional images and create a distinct personal style.
Taking examples from both classic and contemporary photographers, Basics Photography: Composition (second edition) advises readers on how to select the most appropriate composition for capturing a subject or communicating a message.
• This title is the second edition of the first title in AVA’s extremely popular Basics Photography series, newly designed with fresh case studies, practical exercises to explore a photographer’s creativity and carefully selected imagery.
• Illustrated throughout with classic images from the masters of photography and creative work by contemporary practitioners, including Harry Callahan, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Dorothea Lange, Marc Riboud, David Hockney, Martin Parr, Lu Guang, Claire Martin and Claudia Rogge.
• Images are accompanied by a technical summary, detailing the camera, lenses and settings that were used in each photograph.
Table of Contents
The case for composition
Case study - Simplify, simplify, simplify
Exercise - focal length
Case study - aesthetics and the formal elements
Exercise - exploring a single object
Appearance of space
Exercise - depth of field
Case study - making space
The decisive moment
Case study - Passing time
Exercise - re-photography
Finding your own view
Contrasts and humour
Exercise - reinvent an old process
Case study - using found images
Bibliography and webography
Acknowledgement and picture credits
Working with ethics
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