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The Photographers Eye: Composition and Design for Better Digital Photographs: Composition and Design for Better Digital Photos [Paperback]

Michael Freeman
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Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1 THE IMAGE FRAME
Frame dynamics
Frame shape
Stitching and extending
Cropping
Filling the frame
Placement
Dividing the frame
Horizon
Frames within frames

CHAPTER 2 DESIGN BASICS
Contrast
Gestalt perception
Balance
Dynamic tension
Figure and ground
Rhythm
Pattern, texture, many
Perspective and depth
Visual weight
Looking and interest
Content, weak & strong

CHAPTER 3 GRAPHIC & PHOTOGRAPHIC ELEMENTS
A single point
Several points
Horizontal lines
Vertical lines
Diagonal lines
Curves
Eye-lines
Triangles
Circles and rectangles
Vectors
Focus
Motion
Moment
Optics
Exposure

CHAPTER 4 COMPOSING WITH LIGHT AND COLOR
Chiaroscuro and key
Color in composition
Color relationships
Muted colors
Black and white

CHAPTER 5: INTENT
Conventional or challenging
Reactive or planned
Documentary or expressive
Simple or complex
Clear or ambiguous
Delay
Style and fashion

CHAPTER 6: PROCESS
The search for order
Hunting
Case study: Japanese monk
Repertoire
Reaction
Anticipation
Exploration
Return
Construction
Juxtaposition
Photographs together
Post-production
Syntax

Index
Acknowledgments & Bibliography

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