The Photographers Eye has been one of the most successful books about the art of photography ever published. In it, Michael Freeman analysed the art of photographic composition the arrangement of subjects within the frame and in doing so inspired hundreds of thousands of photographers to develop their work and create more sophisticated and rewarding images. In this volume, Freeman looks at what makes a photograph great and explores the ways that top photographers achieve this goal time and time again. The first section explains how the digital revolution has democratised the photographic arts, while the second section looks at the intention behind a photo. This is followed by an analysis of style from classical harmonies to minimalist looks. Finally, he looks at how this will affect your photographic process: theres advice on avoiding cliché, creating a picture story, and shooting with post-production in mind. As ever, Michaels thinking is illustrated by his own stunning photography and explained in clear, unpretentious language with newly-commissioned diagrams illustrating the more theoretical points. The Photographers Mind will be one of this years major books on the subject and is set to become a well-used addition to the library of any serious photographer.
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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