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  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: ILEX (31 Oct. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1907579311
  • ISBN-13: 978-1907579318
  • Product Dimensions: 23.8 x 2.1 x 25.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 121,316 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Michael Freeman, professional photographer and author, with 135 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 been consolidated as one of the leading reportage photographers. Of his many books, which have sold 4 million copies worldwide, more than 60 titles are on the practice of photography - for this photographic educational work he was awarded the Prix Louis Philippe Clerc by the French Ministry of Culture, and he is the world's leading author on photographic practice. Having been for many years responsible for the distance-learning courses on photography at the UK's Open College of the Arts, Freeman now runs a monthly online Photography Foundation Course at http://www.my-photo-school.com/course/michael-freemans-the-photographers-eye/

Freeman's books on photography have been translated into 27 languages, and are available on all other Amazon international sites.

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By John Hamlen on 17 Nov. 2011
Format: Hardcover
I'm really enjoying Michael Freeman's "The Photographer's ..." series (Eye, Mind, and now Vision).

Yes, there is a need for books explaining the basics of shutter speed, aperture, depth-of-field, film/sensor sensitivity etc. However, in my opinion, the last thing the world needs is yet more books covering these topics. Unfortunately, many photographic authors/publishers seem to disagree. They end up producing books with what good original content there is watered down by reams of pages about how (for instance) telephoto lenses are good for wildlife and wide-angle lenses for exaggerating perspective.

So three cheers - and five stars - to Michael for eschewing this trend and producing a series of books that covers the creative, rather than technical, dimension of photography. This is more difficult to do as an author, but results in books being equally useful for both beginner and advanced photographers. This book expands the audience even further by helping non-photographers increase their appreciation of the art and what its masters have created over the past century and a half.

Even though Freeman has produced some great images over the decades, I particularly like that in this book he uses - and comments on - the work of others including such greats Paul Strand, Elliot Erwitt and Jeff Wall.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Alan Oakes on 26 July 2012
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The Photographer's Vision: Understanding and Appreciating Great Photography Already owning two of Michael Freeman's other wonderful books, I bought this one with similar expectations. It is different from the others which teach you composition etc, in that it is like sitting face to face with the author and discussing how one looks at creating a photograph. For example he discusses a photograph of a Jade sculpture of a horse and how the height of the camera if just a few millimetres either way greatly affects the end result. A very relaxing book providing plenty of brain food.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By George A. Webster on 4 April 2013
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A good photograph is subjective, but understanding what makes a great one is another step to being a better photographer!
This book gives insight to previsualization too.
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Inspirational.Highly recommended.
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