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  • Paperback: 184 pages
  • Publisher: AVA Publishing; First Edition edition (18 July 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 2940411409
  • ISBN-13: 978-2940411405
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 15.9 x 22.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Monica on 28 Nov 2011
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Six succinct and inspiring sections divide this illuminating book into: the photograph, subject, audience, narrative, signs/symbols, and text so basically everything you need to appreciate for capturing that creative shot. Stunning images, thoughtful explanations, and concise summaries along with both individual and group exercises make this book what it is - a creative gem. An expert author also shares her insights of the political power of the image from photojournalism in Sudan to portraits of horses. Fusing the theoretical and practical, this is a top insight into the beautiful world of photography - and becoming part of it!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By tom on 11 Oct 2011
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I am doing a study degree in photography,this book was
a great help in my study work,great bookBasics Creative Photography 02: Context and Narrative
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For a starter reader this is a useful and clear exploration of the photograph and a good introduction to the theory behind looking and reading photography.
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Great resource! 19 Nov 2011
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Basics Creative Photography: Context and Narrative
by Maria Short
Published 08/19/2011
Ava Publishing

RATING: 3.5 Stars

Context and Narrative is a great resource for any photographer seeking a more in-depth study of visual style in their own work.

In my opinion, the targeted audience for this book is more of an academic photography student rather than a photographer seeking to enhance or improve their images. After years of photography myself, I learned a ton of new information from this book and honestly, felt a little overwhelmed at times by some of the ideas presented.

The book is well laid out and organized in a very visual appealing way. It boasts artful images by a number of different photographers to give readers an opportunity to study the information in word form and in practical use. The summaries provided at the end of each chapter help reiterate the points within and give suggestions for photographic exercise to the reader.

The idea of capturing photographic images in regards to context and narrative took me far outside my normal photography 'box' thinking. Though once I recognized what was being discussed, I discovered that examples can be found in many places; most commonly in advertising and magazines. I read and re-read some sections of the book in an attempt to gain more knowledge of the process and to better understanding of the intentions of the author.

I think Maria Short does a great job explaining her concepts throughout the text and the case studies shown; proving that when it comes to communicating stories or relationships, it is not always in a visual sense but can be implied through various elements or symbolism in the building of the image.

Recommended.
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