Focus On Composing Photos: Focus on the Fundamentals [NOOK Book]

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Composition is essential for good images - this beautiful guide will show you all the skills you need to capture stunning well-composed images
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Focus On Composing Photos: Focus on the Fundamentals

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Overview

Composition is essential for good images - this beautiful guide will show you all the skills you need to capture stunning well-composed images
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780240815060
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 9/1/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 155
  • File size: 9 MB

Meet the Author

Throughout his career, Peter Ensenberger has crossed photographic boundaries to explore different styles and diverse subjects. After studying fi ne art photography in college, he went on to win awards as a staff photojournalist for several newspapers. More recently, he served 25 years as director of photography for Arizona Highways, the award-winning nature and travel magazine. His responsibilities for the magazine covered a wide range of roles-photographer, photo editor, writer, and project manager. Peter left Arizona Highways in 2009 to devote full time to his own photography business. Currently, he resides in Tempe, Arizona, where he is a freelance photographer for Black Star, an international photo agency based in New York. Corporate and editorial assignments make up the bulk of his work, with an emphasis on travel and lifestyle. In addition, he leads group and individual photo workshops to Arizona’s most beautiful and remote locations.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Strong Focal Point; Chapter 2: Rule of Thirds; Chapter 3: Simplicity; Chapter 4: Leading Lines; Chapter 5: Lens Choice and Cropping; Chapter 6: Highlights and Shadows; Chapter 7: Breaking the Rules

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  • Posted August 18, 2011

    Highly Recommended - Review for Pros and Basics for Amateurs

    Ensenberger has the communication ability with both the 'picture' and the 'thousand words'. The information, flow and presentation creates one of the best photographic books I have encountered in years. It refreshes information that may have faded, and provides supporting reasons to attempt other techniques.

    Photographers often create a rote shooting pattern and, while capturing great images, leave many areas uninvestigated. Peter prompts you to explore, take chances, and seek alternative viewpoints - follow the 'rules', but break them for potential new drama.

    This is a must have book in a photographers library, if just to remind them of what makes this medium great.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 22, 2011

    Focus on Composing Photos by Peter Ensenberger - Focal Press

    The major portion of the book covers the "Rules" of good photographic composition. The author performs competently as he progresses through the various chapters. The text is clearly written, and examples abound.

    But the very best has been saved till the end; "Epilogue: Where Do You Go from Here? Like the author, I am an advocate of "having a game plan" and being prepared. In the earlier pages the author speaks of scouting out one's subject and determining different perspectives. On pages 126 and 127 you will find six very different images of the San Francisco Bay Bridge. Clearly photographic evidence of the truth of the author's instruction.

    I teach photographic composition to beginning photographers and I'll be using this book in my next class.

    Charles Heisterkamp, III, M.D.
    Photographer

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