Photography 101: The Digital Photography Guide for Beginners

Photography 101: The Digital Photography Guide for Beginners

by David Johnston

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BN ID: 2940046349269
Publisher: David Johnston
Publication date: 10/15/2014
Series: Photography Essentials Series
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 119,881
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Raised in Middle Tennessee, I have always been interested in photography. During high school I was able to enhance my delight for fine art photography through the use of a Canon 35mm film camera and developing my own photos in a dark room. My interests continued as I traveled to Australia during college. I was able to find a strong passion for being outdoors while finding beauty in nature and capturing the moment in a photograph. My degree in geography helps me understand and appreciate the formations that I enjoy visiting. After graduating, I returned to Nashville. Since being back in Nashville I took private lessons to make my photographs have strong lighting and compositions fundamentals. I have worked extremely hard to translate my knowledge of geography and photography to the fine art world. I have been recognized as an award winning photographer in my region and have been featured in several interviews for my work and inspiration. I am known as an up-and-coming photographer with a very unique style and method. When I am not working on photography I enjoy spending time with my wife, watching sports, reading, studying scripture, and spending time with family and friends. Artist Statement: It is my goal to produce exceptional fine art that is both artistically inspirational and compositionally superb. When I go into the field to work after studying the location tirelessly, I have an image in mind of how I want the final product to look. To reproduce the image I have imagined, I use an assortment of lenses, tools, and effects so that the piece of art you see matches the one I first created mentally. When I am creating a piece of work I turn through mental lessons and experiences to get a Scriptural inspiration for the scene that is unfolding in front of me. I do this because I want the artwork to represent the passion and inspiration that I pour into it. Each piece of art is independently inspired, and once I complete my work I title it by the very verse or collection of verses that came to my mind during the creation process. Each day is unique and I try to reflect God’s creativity in my work. As far as composition is concerned, I create a sense of invitation to my photographs. Leading lines, rhythm, repetition, contrast, and balance all go into consideration when I am planning on visiting a location and while I am in the field creating my vision. I intentionally go through composition principals so that each piece of artwork will be as aesthetically parallel to the inspiration and hard work that goes into it. If I believe my work has achieved what I set out to do I will add it to my collection, but only if it is of the highest quality possible. I create images that are not commonly seen so that they can be individually cherished and inspirational forms of artwork.

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Photography 101: The Digital Photography Guide for Beginners 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
10717060 More than 1 year ago
Though I am an experienced photographer this book gave me a better insight to my DSLR cameras that I didn't know about such as the white balance. A good read. Even an old dog can learn a few new tricks or two.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very good for wanna be photographrs!!