The synthesis of the technical and the creative
The foundation of taking stunning and meaningful photographs
Inspired by the structure of a college course and the benefits of collective learning, this series teaches photo fundamentals through comprehensive lessons with a strong emphasis on reader involvement and participation.
The essential concept for which there is no Auto mode, quality composition is what distinguishes a snapshot from a phenomenal photograph. Learn how to develop your photographic eye not to only seek out engaging subjects, but also to approach them from the best angle, in optimal light, for maximum effect.
Going beyond the basics, Michael Freeman reveals why certain photographs succeed, demystifying the abstract aesthetics to give practical rules and real-world advice that will enhance your images and inspire your creativity. Presented in a straightforward, down-to-earth method, these compositional principles will become second nature, giving you the creative freedom to seek out new, stunning shots of your own.
What’s more, you will develop reliable skills to approach a wide variety of subjects – from portraits to landscapes and everything in between – and to consistently present them in a strong, compelling composition.
Michael Freeman is perhaps the most widely published authority on photography in the world, not to mention a successful photographer in his own right. This recognition represents the wisdom that only four decades of editorial and commercial work can bring. A graduate of Brasenose College, Oxford University, Freeman first worked in London’s advertising industry during the period of exciting change that took place in the 60s. In 1970, he made the life-changing decision to travel up the Amazon river with two second-hand cameras, and when many of the resulting pictures were published Time-Life, he chose to embark on a full-time photographic career.
Since then, Freeman has consolidated his reputation as one of the world’s leading reportage photographers, working for clients that include all the globe’s major magazines, most notably Smithsonian magazine (for which he has shot more than 40 stories). Of his many books, which have sold over 4 million copies worldwide, more than 60 titles are on the practice of photography. For this photographic educational work, he was awarded the Prix Louis Philippe Clerc by the French Ministry of Culture.
Freeman’s books on photography, including L'occhio del fotografo, have been translated into 27 languages.
|Cover||soft cover with flaps|
|Dimensions||cm 21,0 x 23,5|