Synopses & Reviews
The source of any photograph is not the camera or even the scene viewed through the viewfinder-it is the mind of the photographer: this is where an image is created before it is committed to a memory card or film. In The Photographer's Mind
, the follow-up to the international best-seller, The Photographer's Eye
, photographer and author Michael Freeman unravels the mystery behind the creation of a photograph.
The nature of photography demands that the viewer constantly be intrigued and surprised by new imagery and different interpretations, more so than in any other art form. The aim of this book is to answer what makes a photograph great, and to explore the ways that top photographers achieve this goal time and time again.
As you delve deeper into this subject, The Photographer's Mind will provide you with invaluable knowledge on avoiding cliché, the cyclical nature of fashion, style and mannerism, light, and even how to handle the unexpected.
Michael Freeman is the author of the global bestseller, The Photographer's Eye. Now published in sixteen languages, The Photographer's Eye continues to speak to photographers everywhere. Reaching 100,000 copies in print in the US alone, and 300,000+ worldwide, it shows how anyone can develop the ability to see and shoot great digital photographs.
*Written by the author of The Photographer's Eye.
*Provides you with invaluable knowledge on avoiding cliché, the cyclical nature of fashion, style and mannerism, light and even how to handle the unexpected.
*Contains over 400 breathtaking images from real photographic assignments, with schematic illustrations of how and why the images work.
“In this volume, Freeman contemplates what makes a photo gripping, appealing, or beautiful, breaking subject matter, lighting, and composition into component parts and defining and discussing each. Filled with examples at each step, the elements of a photo are organized into three sections - intent, style, and process - with examples of the transformations possible using digital technology surveyed in the final section. This is a superb guide, thought provoking and useful for photographers at all levels.” -SciTechBookNews
Learn to take your imagery to the next level by taking a look at what your images say about you, your art and your subject. Avoid cliché and learn to create stunning images with real impact
About the Author
Michael Freeman is a renowned international photographer and writer who specializes in travel, architecture, and Asian art. He is particularly well known for his expertise in special effects. He has been a leading photographer for the Smithsonian magazine for many years, and has worked for Time-Life Books and Reader's Digest. Michael is the author of more than 20 photographic books, including the hugely successful Complete Guide to Digital Photography and The Photographer's Eye.
Renowned international photographer and writer who specializes in travel, architecture, and Asian art. Leading photographer for the Smithsonian magazine and worked for Time-Life Books and Reader's Digest. Author of more than 20 photographic books, including the hugely successful Complete Guide to Digital Photography and The Photographer's Eye.
Table of Contents
Intent (Layers of Subject; Looking Good; Different Beauty; Dead Monsters; Cliché and Irony; Lifting the Mundane; The Reveal)
Style (The Range of Expression; Classical Balance; Harmonics; Leading the Eye; Opposition; Low Graphic Style; Minimalism; High Graphic Style; Engineered Disorder)
Process (Image Templates; Interactive Composition; Time and Motion; The Look; Hyper-Realistic; Enriched; Drained; Luminous)