Composition: From Snapshots to Great Shots

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Now that you’ve bought an amazing new DSLR, you need a book that goes beyond the camera manual to teach you how to take great shots. That’s where Composition: From Snapshots to Great Shots, Second Edition, comes in, teaching you the fundamentals of composition—the creative arrangement of elements in the shot, and the way a viewer’s eye travels through an image—so you can get great shots no matter what gear you use.

In this book, author and professional photographer Laurie Excell...

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Overview

Now that you’ve bought an amazing new DSLR, you need a book that goes beyond the camera manual to teach you how to take great shots. That’s where Composition: From Snapshots to Great Shots, Second Edition, comes in, teaching you the fundamentals of composition—the creative arrangement of elements in the shot, and the way a viewer’s eye travels through an image—so you can get great shots no matter what gear you use.

In this book, author and professional photographer Laurie Excell starts with the basics of composition—such as the popular rule of thirds—and illustrates how elements like color, shape, angles, and contrast work to create compelling images. In the process, she covers all key camera features that affect composition (regardless of what type of DSLR you have), including the ability to freeze and convey motion depending on what shutter speed you choose, and the correlation between aperture and depth of field.

In addition to dozens of brand-new images and more in-depth coverage on topics such as patterns and textures and arranging elements in a frame, this revised edition features several completely new chapters. These will include a chapter of step-by-step examples that highlight the compositional technique used to get just the right shot; a new chapter on black-and-white photography; and a chapter on what to do after the shot—enhancing and editing the images in post-processing.

Beautifully illustrated with large, vibrant photos, this book will help you bring your own unique artistic expression to any situation whether taking portraits, action shots, landscapes, or events, teaching you how to take control of your photography to get the image you want every time you pick up the camera.

The book includes coverage of Lightroom for image management; Nikon Capture NX2 for RAW processing; Photoshop for image processing; and NIK and OnOne software for creative effects.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321986337
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press
  • Publication date: 5/9/2014
  • Series: Digital Photography Courses Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 257,985
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Nicole S. Young is a full-time photographer living in Seattle. She specializes in commercial photography and licenses many of her images through iStockphoto.com. Nicole is an accredited Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) in Photoshop and is a Help Desk Specialist with the National Association of Photoshop Professionals. Nicole is the author of Canon 60D: From Snapshots to Great Shots and Food Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots, and she blogs at nicolesyblog.com.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Equipment
The Equipment You Use Directly Affects Your Photographic Style. How You Use It Defines Your Creativity!

Chapter 2: Exposure Triangle
ISO, Aperture, Shutter Speed: Their Relationship to Each Other and to Light

Chapter 3: Light
Light Is the Key Element in Image Making

Chapter 4: Design Elements
Lines, Shapes, Patterns, and Textures Make Up the Visual Path That Leads Your Eye Through the Frame to the Point of Interest

Chapter 5: Color and Emotion
Understanding Color and Its Role in Evoking Emotional Responses

Chapter 6: Composition Guidelines For Great Shots
Guidelines for the Pleasing Arrangement of Elements Within the Frame

Chapter 7: B&W
Learning to See in Black and White

Chapter 8: Beyond The Rules
Breaking the Rules of Composition to Achieve Great Shots

Chapter 9: Light, Camera, Action
Putting it All Together…Planning & Executing of Photographic Opportunities

Chapter 10: After The Click
Creative Use of the Tools Available in the Digital Darkroom to Convey Your Vision

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2013

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    If you are looking for a book that will help you take better photos, look elseware. I actually felt there was very little compositional value in this book. The author implied that unless you had top notch equipment and were able to travel to exotic and remote locales you could forget about taking a good photo. Most of the book seemed to be focused on the authors self-agrandizement, rather than composition.

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