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DISCOVER HOW TO COMPOSE THE PERFECT SHOT.

How to compose a photograph can determine what your image communicates. Blue Fier is a master of composition technique, and the advice he shares in this essential book teaches you to bring together subjects, lighting, color, depth of field, and design elements to produce photos that make powerful statements. Study the techniques, complete the assignments, gather feedback at photoworkshop.com, and watch what develops.

  • Understand how we see and how composition impacts the eye
  • Learn how shutter speed, lighting, and depth of field affect composition
  • Control colors and understand their symbolism
  • Master the elements of design
  • Discover special techniques for people, travel, and still lifes

Book News Annotation:

In this handbook, Fier, a professional photographer and educator, describes techniques for photo composition. He explains the elements of design that form the foundation of a photo, the role of depth of field, the compositional effects of using different shutter speeds, different ways to light images, and shooting in color vs. black and white. He follows with discussion of composing different types of images, including portraits, landscapes, other scenic shots, still- life pictures, and macro photographs, and using photo-editing software. He provides examples and assignments for applying techniques from each chapter, which can then be uploaded to a companion website. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

The hands-on instruction that digital photographers need to compose great shots

Introducing readers to the basic elements of design, this full-color guide shows photographers step by step how to frame great compositions before they take the shot. Instructions, advice, examples, and assignments cover all types of photography.

Synopsis:

The hands-on instruction that digital photographers need to compose great shots

Introducing readers to the basic elements of design, this full-color guide shows photographers step by step how to frame great compositions before they take the shot. Instructions, advice, examples, and assignments cover all types of photography.

About the Author

Blue Fier studied art extensively while in college, receiving a Bachelors of Arts degree in Art from Occidental College; a Masters of Art degree in Art from California State University, Northridge; and a Masters of Fine Art degree in Art from the University of California, Los Angeles. Before committing Himself to photography on a full-time basis more than 20 years ago, working with clients in the travel, real-estate, sports, and environmental industries, Fier was an exhibiting artist for nearly two decades. In addition to working as a professional photographer, Fier has taught photography for 15 years.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Understanding Composition.

Approaches to Composition.

How You See.

The Origins of Composition.

Understanding Linear Perspective.

Composition and Photography.

Chapter 2: The Elements of Design.

Understanding the Elements of Design.

Arranging Design Elements in the Frame.

The Rule of Thirds.

The Golden Rectangle.

Chapter 3: Depth of Field Decisions.

The Plane of Critical Focus.

Understanding Aperture.

Selecting Lenses.

Previewing and Predicting Depth of Field.

Using the Hyperfocal Distance to Deepen Depth of Field.

Chapter 4: Slicing Time: Designing with Shutter Speeds.

Shutter Speed and Depth of Field: A Delicate Balance.

Freeze or Blur: How Shutter Speed Affects a Shot.

Using a Motor Drive.

Panning.

Chapter 5: Capturing Light.

The Quality of Light.

The Direction of Light.

The Intensity of Light.

Harnessing Sunlight.

Chapter 6: Working with Color.

Color Theory.

Color Temperature.

The Color of Sunlight.

Controlling Colors by Using Filters.

Chapter 7: Thinking in Black and White.

The Zone System.

Metering and Exposing for Black and White.

Working with Contrast Filters.

Chapter 8: Arranging Appealing Portraits.

A Little History.

Framing Your Photo.

Lighting the Scene.

Color versus Black and White.

Metering the Scene.

Posing.

Photographing Kids.

Chapter 9: Travel and Scenic Photography.

Packing Your Camera Bag.

Scoping Out Y Our Location.

Photographing People on Location.

Chapter 10: Still-Life and Close-Up Photography.

Photographing Still-Life Images.

Macro and Close-Up Photography.

Chapter 11: Improving Your Images.

Understanding File Formats.

Cropping or Resizing an Image.

Adjusting an Image's Contrast and Color.

Correcting Imperfections.

Fixing the Lighting.

Applying Special Effects.

Backing Up and Archiving Your Image Files.

Taking the Next Step.

Glossary.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780470114360
Author:
Fier, Blue
Publisher:
John Wiley & Sons
Author:
r, Blue
Author:
Fie
Subject:
Techniques - General
Subject:
Composition (Photography)
Subject:
Techniques
Subject:
Digital Cameras & Photography
Subject:
Photography -- Technique.
Subject:
Digital Cameras & Ph
Subject:
otography
Copyright:
Series:
Photo Workshop
Series Volume:
3
Publication Date:
20110525
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9.14x7.42x.68 in. 1.60 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The hands-on instruction that digital photographers need to compose great shots

Introducing readers to the basic elements of design, this full-color guide shows photographers step by step how to frame great compositions before they take the shot. Instructions, advice, examples, and assignments cover all types of photography.

"Synopsis" by , The hands-on instruction that digital photographers need to compose great shots

Introducing readers to the basic elements of design, this full-color guide shows photographers step by step how to frame great compositions before they take the shot. Instructions, advice, examples, and assignments cover all types of photography.

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