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Basics Photography 01: Composition [Paperback]

David Präkel

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2 July 2012 2940411778 978-2940411771 2
Strong images only come about through a combination of technical excellence and thorough composition. While there is plenty of technical advice, photographers often turn to fine-art sources for the so-called rules of composition. This book, however, acknowledges photographys quite different dynamic and offers a contemporary approach to composition more suited to the medium. The second edition of Basics Photography 01: Composition is divided into six core chapters covering the historical background and personal motivation, the formal elements of composition, how to organise space and time within the photographic frame, how to apply composition in real-world situations and, beyond that, how to use the ideas presented in the book to create original, compelling images through an active and enquiring approach to composition. The Basics Photography series from AVA Publishings Academia list comprises a collection of titles including: Lighting, Composition, Capturing Colour, Post- Production Black & White, Post-Production Colour, Working in Black & White and Exposure. Easily accessible and highly readable, the books clearly explain and explore fundamental photographic concepts; they are fully indexed and illustrated with clear diagrams and inspiring imagery, building to provide an essential introduction to the subject.

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'Superlative book on a subject often too lightly dismissed but of the utmost importance. Clearly written, cleverly illustrated, thorough but straight to the point. A must for... well, everyone!' -- Armando Vilas-Boas, IADE, Portugal

'The book has valuable information for any beginner photographer. The images are very helpful and inspirational. The printing quality of the book is of a high standard making it much more useful as a visual aid.' -- Rusaila Bazlamit, German Jordanian University, Jordan

'A little bit of luxury to have an entire book given over to composition... this text informs and inspires.' -- K. J. Shepherdson, Canterbury Christ Church University

'What an amazing book.' --Kevin Scully, Granite State College at Rochester & Portsmouth, USA

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David Präkel runs photographic training workshops in Northumberland, UK. He has enjoyed a successful and diverse career in journalism, photography and education and has taught at all academic levels in both the UK and the US as well as at the prestigious Kodak Imaging Training Centre in Harrow, London.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for beginners 26 Mar 2013
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Easy to follow examples with greatly appealing pages of ways you can go pro ASAP--or at least fake it until you make it.
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