Creative Composition: Digital Photography Tips and Techniques [NOOK Book]

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Cameras don't take pictures; people do. This book, with Harold Davis's exquisite photos on nearly every page, teaches you professional composition tips and techniques that advance your skills to a new level.

Learn how to pre-visualize photos and compose images in your imagination. See in advance where your choices of lenses, lighting, focal length, and exposure will take you. Take advantage of RAW format. Master depth of field. Discover how to ...

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Creative Composition: Digital Photography Tips and Techniques

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Overview

Cameras don't take pictures; people do. This book, with Harold Davis's exquisite photos on nearly every page, teaches you professional composition tips and techniques that advance your skills to a new level.

Learn how to pre-visualize photos and compose images in your imagination. See in advance where your choices of lenses, lighting, focal length, and exposure will take you. Take advantage of RAW format. Master depth of field. Discover how to work with shapes, lines, and patterns, and so much more.

Each breathtaking image in this book illustrates a compositional point. Davis explains what he had in mind and how he composed the photo to achieve his objective. The technical details are there, too: lens used, aperture, shutter speed, ISO, lighting conditions, and other relevant data.

Read. Look. Indulge. And learn.

  • Unleash the power of your imagination
  • Learn to pre-visualize photos
  • Find what's important about your subject
  • Frame photos for impact
  • Recognize powerful compositions
  • Find magic in everyday objects
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118076163
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/14/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 970,545
  • File size: 11 MB
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Meet the Author

Harold Davis is an award-winning professional photographer. He is the author of more than 30 books, including Creative Night: Digital Photography Tips & Techniques, Creative Close-Ups: Digital Photography Tips & Techniques, The Photoshop Darkroom: Creative Digital Post-Processing, and Practical Artistry: Light & Exposure for Digital Photographers. Harold writes the popular Photoblog 2.0, www.photoblog2.com.
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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Cameras dont take photos, people do.

Technique and Composition.

Working with Your Camera.

Lenses and Focal Lengths.

Sensor Size and Focal Length.

Using a Fisheye Lens.

Working with Macro Lenses.

Choosing the Right Focal Length.

Understanding Exposure.

Using Exposure Modes.

Using Exposure Histograms.

Creative Exposures.

ISO and Noise.

Shutter Speed and Motion.

Aperture, Focus and Depth-of-Field.

Focusing and Hyper-Focal Distance.

Working with a Lensbaby.

Blur and Bokeh.

Understanding Dynamic Range.

Extending Dynamic Range.

Exposing for the Earth and Sky at Night.

Multi-RAW Processing Beyond Landscapes.

Bracketing Landscape Exposures.

Combining Flower Captures.

Extending Focal Range.

Workfl ow and Digital Asset Management.

Unleash your imagination.

Using Visual Ambiguity.

Seeing the Unexpected.

The Power of Vision.

Photography is Magic.

A World of Mystery.

Double Takes.

Photography and Narration.

Photography is Poetry.

Photography That Tells a Story.

Researching Your Subject.

Be Specific.

Abstraction.

Plausible Abstraction.

Photography and paradox.

Combining Images.

Photography is Deception.

Playing with Scale.

What is Reality?

The Mystical Landscape.

The Nature of Paradox.

Surrealism.

Photography is design.

Lines.

Shapes.

Photography and Zen.

Patterns.

Iteration.

Rhythm.

Translating a 360ยบ Degree World.

Seeing the Frame.

Framing.

Dividing the Frame.

The Golden Ratio.

Frames within Frames.

Color.

Light.

Working with Tones.

Seeing the Composition.

Black and White.

Contrasting Color with Black and White.

Spirals.

Perspective.

Order and Disorder.

Emphasizing What Matters.

Further Reading.

Glossary.

Index.

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