An innovative introduction to photographys hottest genre The excitement and spontaneity of street shooting make it a perennial favorite for budding photographers, establishing it as the ideal training ground for honing the skills needed to anticipate and successfully capture dramatic scenes on the fl y. A thorough understanding of the best equipment, optimal technical settings and fastest shooting techniques makes any photographer ready and able to seek out and seize captivating images everywhere they look. With the unique collaborative structure of the Photo School series, readers learn from the professional critiques of Michael Freeman as he works with exciting new talents, and the host of creative exercises featured throughout the book will encourage them to hit the streets with confidence and skill.
Michael Freeman, professional photographer and author, with more than 100 book titles to his credit, was born in England in 1945, took a Masters in geography at Brasenose College, Oxford University, and then worked in advertising in London for six years. He made the break from there in 1971 to travel up the Amazon with two secondhand cameras, and when Time-Life used many of the pictures extensively in the Amazon volume of their World's Wild Places series, including the cover, they encouraged him to begin a full-time photographic career.
Since then, working for editorial clients that include all the world's major magazines, and notably the Smithsonian Magazine (with which he has had a 30-year association, shooting more than 40 stories), Freeman's reputation has resulted in more than 100 books published. Of these, he is author as well as photographer, and they include more than 40 books on the practice of photography - for this photographic educational work he was awarded the Prix Louis Philippe Clerc by the French Ministry of Culture. He is also responsible for the distance-learning courses on photography at the UK's Open College of the Arts.
Freeman's books on photography have been translated into fifteen languages, and are available on other Amazon international sites.
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