BN.com Gift Guide

Digital Photography Composition For Dummies

( 1 )

Overview

Turn ordinary photographs into striking works of art

Mastering the craft of composing a photograph is all about having a trained eye. Digital Photography Composition For Dummies helps emerging photographers create stunning and compelling photographs by teaching the elements, techniques, and conventions used by skilled and successful photographers. It helps advanced beginner to aspiring professional photographers gain an understanding of the basics of composing a stunning and ...

See more details below
Paperback
$20.64
BN.com price
(Save 31%)$29.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (18) from $4.28   
  • New (10) from $4.82   
  • Used (8) from $4.28   

Overview

Turn ordinary photographs into striking works of art

Mastering the craft of composing a photograph is all about having a trained eye. Digital Photography Composition For Dummies helps emerging photographers create stunning and compelling photographs by teaching the elements, techniques, and conventions used by skilled and successful photographers. It helps advanced beginner to aspiring professional photographers gain an understanding of the basics of composing a stunning and compelling photograph, as well as the parts, functions, and capabilities of their camera.

  • Determine the point of interest in a photo and how significance is achieved
  • Use the "Rule of Thirds" to create better photographs
  • Manipulate the viewpoint and understand the subject's direction of movement
  • Master depth of field, framing, and diagonals
  • Includes suggested exercises to apply as you become more comfortable with composition techniques

Complete with full-color examples and technique comparisons, Digital Photography Composition For Dummies allows you to take the high-quality photos you've always wanted!

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470647615
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/16/2010
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 928,630
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Tom Clark is a successful commercial photographer in Miami who shoots for local and international publications on a freelance basis. Tom's commercial photography portfolio includes clients such as Sony, Nike, Puma, and others.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: The Basics of Composition.

Chapter 1: Photographic Composition: The Overview.

Chapter 2: Developing an Eye for Composition.

Chapter 3: Getting to Know Your Equipment.

Part II: Elements of Photographic Design.

Chapter 4: Introducing the Elements of Photographic Design.

Chapter 5: Arranging Visual Elements in a Frame According to the "Rules".

Chapter 6: Paying Attention to Color in Composition.

Part III: Arranging the Key Elements to Compose a Successful Shot.

Chapter 7: Using Focal Points to Tell a Story.

Chapter 8: Finding Your Perspective.

Chapter 9: Backgrounds: As Important as the Subject.

Chapter 10: Using Light to Tell Your Story.

Chapter 11: Adding Interest through Framing and Formatting.

Chapter 12: Exploring Other Compositional Ideas.

Part IV: Composition in Action.

Chapter 13: Showing People in Their Best Light.

Chapter 14: In Nature: Landscapes and Wildlife.

Chapter 15: Shooting Still-Life Photography.

Chapter 16: Capturing (Or Stopping) Motion through Photography.

Chapter 17: Artsy Photos: Fine Art, Composite Pictures, and Abstracts.

Chapter 18: Improving Composition through Postproduction Editing.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 19: Ten Ways to Improve Composition.

Chapter 20: Ten Tips for Finding Photographic Inspiration.

Chapter 21: Viewing Ten Compositions of One Scene.

Index.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(1)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Posted September 20, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)