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Photographic Composition: A Visual Guide
     

Photographic Composition: A Visual Guide

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by Richard D. Zakia
 

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ISBN-10: 0240815076

ISBN-13: 9780240815077

Pub. Date: 10/22/2010

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

A note from the author, Richard Zakia:

P. H. Emerson reminds us that Every artist is at first an amateur. One of the great American photographers of the 20th Century, Edward Weston, as a young photographer, only got honorable mention in a photographic contest sponsored by an amateur camera magazine. Ansel Adams, Paul Strand and others also began

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A note from the author, Richard Zakia:

P. H. Emerson reminds us that Every artist is at first an amateur. One of the great American photographers of the 20th Century, Edward Weston, as a young photographer, only got honorable mention in a photographic contest sponsored by an amateur camera magazine. Ansel Adams, Paul Strand and others also began as amateurs. Wynn Bullock began his outstanding photographic career later in life when he was in his 40s

Today, in our digital age, everyone is a photographer. Recognizing this and the fact that there are some basic proven guidelines for creating winning photographs, we put together this highly visual book especially for beginning photographers who want to improve their photography. In doing so we discovered that some professional photographers also found it helpful. One can think of our book as a visual grammar that will help you better compose what you desire to express and to do so with clarity.

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However amazing the subject or technically excellent the photography, the single biggest factor in deciding whether a photograph is good or bad is how well it is composed.

Photographic Composition Visualized offers a unique take on this fundamental issue by offering instruction in a visual format - the book is laid out in a unique spread format of a beautiful image on one page, with an in-depth break down of why the rule of composition works in the image, but also how a photographer can apply it to their own photography.

Inspirational, instructive, and, most importantly, visually stunning and beautiful, photography master Richard Zakia teaches the lessons he has learned from over 40 years as a photographer. This is the book every photographer needs to own in order to create the outstanding images they always wanted to - but didn't know how.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780240815077
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/22/2010
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
976,178
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

I INTRODUCTION

II BEFORE CAPTURE

III CAPTURE

1. Balance

2. Geometrics

3. Figure-Ground

4. Depth

5. Framing the Scene

6. Clarity

7. Movement

8. Camera Position (Vantage Point)

9. Gestalt Composition

10. Light and Shadows

11. Color

IV AFTER CAPTURE

1. Print Size

2. Print Cropping

3. Print Captions

4. Print Framing

5. Exhibiting

6. Photoshop

V APPENDIX

1. Three Ways to Capture

2. Morphics

3. Archetypes

4. Secondary Images ("Subliminals")

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Photographic Composition: A Visual Guide 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has a wealth of great information for beginning to intermediate photographers but the photos used to illustrate the ideas and principles are generally awful. There are some excellent examples from photographic history, but overall I was significantly disappointed in the visuals. For a book about photogaphic composition, I would expect more than snapshots, esp for such a strong verbal part. A re-printed version with strong photographic examples would be worth buying. But this isn't that book.