Photography and the Art of Seeing: A Visual Perception Workshop for Film and Digital Photography / Edition 3

Photography and the Art of Seeing: A Visual Perception Workshop for Film and Digital Photography / Edition 3

by Freeman Patterson
     
 

ISBN-10: 1552636143

ISBN-13: 9781552636145

Pub. Date: 10/02/2004

Publisher: Key Porter Books

The second book in Freeman Patterson's internationally acclaimed series of instructional books on photography and visual design, Photography and the Art of Seeing has now been updated and expanded to include technical guidelines adapted for both digital and film photographers. Here, Patterson provides techniques and exercises for breaking with traditional concepts of

Overview

The second book in Freeman Patterson's internationally acclaimed series of instructional books on photography and visual design, Photography and the Art of Seeing has now been updated and expanded to include technical guidelines adapted for both digital and film photographers. Here, Patterson provides techniques and exercises for breaking with traditional concepts of design, enabling the photographer to develop a keen awareness of subject matter and a personal direction. This edition features several never-before-published photographs from Freeman Patterson's personal collection and extended captions that include valuable technical information and personal commentary, illustrating the superb craftsmanship and stunning photography of one of the world's most celebrated photographers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781552636145
Publisher:
Key Porter Books
Publication date:
10/02/2004
Edition description:
Third edition
Pages:
156
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 8.22(h) x 0.35(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the third edition7
Barriers to Seeing9
Learning to Observe25
Thinking sideways27
Thinking sideways
Exercises in thinking sideways
Chance
Exercises in chance
Familiar things
Exercises in seeing familiar things
Being flexible
Relaxed attentiveness38
Relaxed attentiveness
Exercises in relaxed attentiveness
Learning to Imagine55
Imagining56
The mind's eye
Exercising your imagination
Abstracting and selecting61
Abstracting and selecting
Exercises in abstracting and selecting
Learning to Express65
The challenge of expression66
Expression
Exercises in expression
Expression in subject matter
Subject matter and you
Unique properties of photography85
How a camera sees space89
Thinking about visual design103
Elements of visual design: Tone105
Light
Light and line
Light and shape
Light and texture
Light and perspective
Perspective and other variables
Elements of visual design: Colour113
Colour and emotion
Colour and time
Colour as a thing-in-itself
Colour and composition
Principles of visual design119
Dynamic simplicity
Achieving dynamic simplicity: dominance, balance, proportion, pattern and rhythm, deformation
Working with visual design125
Centre of interest
Base
Filling the picture space
Frames and windows
Lack of perspective
Amputation
True colour
Correct exposure
Symbolism
Photography and the Art of Seeing145
Acknowledgements155
About the author156

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