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Understanding Composition - Ammonite Press

Understanding Composition - Ammonite Press

Brand:Ammonite Press
Product Code:ISBN 978-1-78145-051-2
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In photography, as with other visual arts, composition is the placement or arrangement of elements in an image as distinct from the subject of a work. Although it may sound clichéd, the only rule in photography is that there are no rules: just a number of established guidelines that can be applied to enhance the impact of a scene. These guidelines will help you take more compelling photographs, investing them with a natural balance, drawing the viewer's attention to the important parts of the scene, or leading the eye through the image. Professional photographer David Taylor's concise, jargon-free text guides the reader through the basics of composition, why it matters, and how to attune the mind to the art of looking. Beginning with a guide to choosing a camera – and how different types help you think about composition differently – he explains aspect ratios, the focal length of lenses, and the effect of perspective. The main composition concepts – from the Rule of Thirds, the Golden Section, the Rule of Odds, visual weight and contrast, to actual and implied lines in an image, symmetry, viewpoint and abstraction – are each analysed and demonstrated with the aid of the author's own beautiful images. The techniques of exposure, depth of field, shutter speed and white balance are explained, with practical hints and tips. Finally, post-production techniques such as cropping, selective blurring, panoramic stitching and use of filters complete this in-depth guide to a fascinating area of photograph.

Author: David Taylor

ISBN13: 9781781450512

Binding: PB with flaps

Pages: 192

Photographs: Includes 180 photographs

SeriesTitle: The Expanded Guide: Techniques

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