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Michael Freeman's Photo School: Composition [Paperback]

Michael Freeman , Daniela Bowker
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2 July 2012 Michael Freemans Photo School
The essential concept for which there is no Auto mode, a good-sense composition is what separates a phenomenal photograph from a snapshot. In this title, Michael Freeman and Daniela Bowker teaches how to use a photographic eye to not only seek out engaging subjects, but also approach them from the best angle, in optimal light, for the maximum effect. Going beyond the basics of how to capture images, this title explains why certain photographs succeed, uncovering the mysteries of abstract aesthetics to give practical rules and real-world advice to push images to the next level. Reviews and commentary on other students work give insight into the creative photographers mind, revealing the practical thought processes behind successful photographs. Readers will learn to avoid cliché and embrace their own unique shooting style, imparting their own interpretation and statement to each photograph they create.

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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: ILEX (2 July 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1908150300
  • ISBN-13: 978-1908150301
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 20.3 x 22.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 295,744 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4.0 out of 5 stars What we should look for when composing an image 31 May 2013
By Jaz
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This book discusses chapter by chapter, how and what a photographer should be looking at in a scene, what to include and what is best left out! What is likely to make the best image, Michael Freeman talks about balance and symmetry, lighting, motion and mood. He guides the reader through ratios, leading and diagonal lines,the rule of thirds and the use of colour, line, shape and form to get the best image possible, he lists many of the pitfalls when taking images and encourages creative thinking, whilst developing a creative eye.
At the end of each chapter there is a challenge to the reader, this includes a check list and gives the reader a chance to take images in a variety of ways to compare the resulting images for themselves.
A great book explaining the art of composition from the basics to the more subtle and advanced approach.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Composition 26 Mar 2013
By jpm
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Good composition is the vital ingredient of an interesting image. Freeman analyses the process of setting up a good composition in camera. Also shows how images can be enhanced by thoughtful application of Photoshop. Includes a series of project exercises to test and develop skills. Highly recommended for anyone with a serious interest in the arts and crafts of photography.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book for budding photographers. 14 Dec 2013
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Composition is one of these grey areas where one man's idea of composition differs wildly from another's. Nevertheless this book is a very good guide to helping photographers to move their photos up a level. I particularly like the way it is presented, so that each technique builds on the previous one, with plenty of examples and exercises to help you get great results.
Doesn't just stick to the use of the various "rules"of composition, but shows you how to integrate them and if applicable, break them.
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5.0 out of 5 stars thanks! 14 May 2013
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I do not want to write anything else because amazon.co.uk is forcing me to use a specific nr of words so this is just a paste and copy text!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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