Synopses & Reviews
Get inspired to discover the beautiful images around you
Photographers are born travelers. They’ll go any distance to capture the right light, beautiful landscapes, wildlife, and people. But exotic locales aren’t necessary for interesting photographs. Wonderful images are hiding almost everywhere; you just need to know how to find them.
Extraordinary Everyday Photography will help you search beyond the surface to find the unexpected wherever you are, be it a downtown street, a local park, or your own front lawn. Authors Brenda Tharp and Jed Manwaring encourage amateur photographers to slow down, open their eyes, and respond to what they see to create compelling images that aren’t overworked. Through accessible discussions and exercises, readers learn to use composition, available light, color, and point of view to create stunning photographs in any environment. Inspiring photo examples from the authors, taken with DSLRs, compact digital cameras, and even iPhones, show that it is the photographer's eye and creative vision--not the gear--that make a great image.
About the Author
is a professional photographer and author of Creative Nature & Outdoor Photography, Revised Edition
(Amphoto, 2010). Her work has appeared in Outdoor Photographer
, and Sunset
, and clients include Audubon, Canon, the National Park Service, and the Sierra Club. Brenda teaches workshops at Maine Media Workshops, Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, the Rocky Mountain School of Photography, and BetterPhoto.com. She can be found at www.brendatharp.com.
Jed Manwaring is a professional photographer whose images have appeared in such publications as Outdoor Photographer, Outside, and Sunset. He has contributed to several books and leads photography workshops with his partner, Brenda Tharp. For more about Jed, visit www.jedmanwaring.com.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Finding Fresh Vision
Chapter 2: The Moment of Perception
Chapter 3: Discovering Pictures Where You Live
Chapter 4: Expanding the Creative Process
Chapter 5: Capturing Everyday Moments
Chapter 6: Finding Your Point of View
Chapter 7: Creating Strong Compositions
Chapter 8: Exploring the Light Around You
Chapter 9: Photographing at Dusk and Dawn
Chapter 10: Photographing the Night Around You
Chapter 11: Resources: Apps and Other Software