Fifty Paths to Creative Photography

Author: Michael Freeman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 178157412X

Category: Photography

Page: 224

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In keeping with the best tradition of Freeman's writing, this isn't a technical manual looking at camera settings, but a volume which will encourage you to explore what makes great photograhy. In Freeman's own words: "There's a long line of opinion, from Plato through Kant, that holds creativity to be unteachable, and to be the province of genius. You have it or you don't. End of story. I don't agree" By looking at the work of other great photographers, as well as Freeman's own work, the book provides the reader with 50 "paths" they can explore to think about taking photos, looking at subjects from cliché to zen, so you will be able to hit the right point in surprise, originality, insight and execution every time.

50 Paths to Creative Photography

Author: Michael Freeman

Publisher: Ilex Press

ISBN: 9781781576373

Category: Photography

Page: 224

View: 4651

"How can I be creative with my photography?" is the question Michael Freeman is asked more than any other by the thousands of photographers he speaks to each year. This book provides not one answer, but fifty. The most important practical photography book in a decade. "A really inspiring book" - Amateur Photographer magazine The acclaimed follow up to global bestseller The Photographer's Eye will show you the paths the greatest photographers took to excellence so you too can take stand-out thrilling photographs. In Freeman's own words: "There's a long line of opinion, from Plato through Kant, that holds creativity to be unteachable, and to be the province of genius. You have it or you don't. End of story. I don't agree" By looking at the work of other great photographers, as well as Freeman's own work, the book provides the reader with 50 "paths" they can explore to think about taking photos, looking at subjects from cliché to zen, so you will be able to hit the right point in surprise, originality, insight and execution every time.

The Photographer's Mind

Author: Michael Freeman

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136089012

Category: Photography

Page: 193

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The source of any photograph is not the camera or even the scene viewed through the viewfinder-it is the mind of the photographer: this is where an image is created before it is committed to a memory card or film. In The Photographer's Mind, the follow-up to the international best-seller, The Photographer's Eye, photographer and author Michael Freeman unravels the mystery behind the creation of a photograph. The nature of photography demands that the viewer constantly be intrigued and surprised by new imagery and different interpretations, more so than in any other art form. The aim of this book is to answer what makes a photograph great, and to explore the ways that top photographers achieve this goal time and time again. As you delve deeper into this subject, The Photographer's Mind will provide you with invaluable knowledge on avoiding cliché, the cyclical nature of fashion, style and mannerism, light, and even how to handle the unexpected. Michael Freeman is the author of the global bestseller, The Photographer's Eye. Now published in sixteen languages, The Photographer's Eye continues to speak to photographers everywhere. Reaching 100,000 copies in print in the US alone, and 300,000+ worldwide, it shows how anyone can develop the ability to see and shoot great digital photographs.

The Photographer's Eye: Graphic Guide

Composition and Design for Better Digital Photos

Author: Michael Freeman

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1136108297

Category: Photography

Page: 192

View: 1687

First published in 2013. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Photographer's Vision Remastered

Understanding and Appreciating Great Photography

Author: Michael Freeman

Publisher: Ilex Press

ISBN: 1908150661

Category: Photography

Page: 192

View: 734

In The Photographer?s Eye, Michael Freeman showed what a photographer needs to do in the instant before the shutter is released. In the sequel, The Photographer?s Mind, he explained the way that professional photographers think a picture through before taking it. Both of these international best-sellers featured Michael?s own photography: stunning landscapes, revealing portraits, and fascinating street photography. Now, in The Photographer?s Vision, he examines the work of photography?s greats, explaining how to look at a photo ? and how to learn from looking at it. The featured work includes some of the most distinguished names in photography?s history: Nick Knight, Frederick Henry Evans, Frans Lanting, Tim Page, Wolfgang Tillmans, Nan Goldin, Paul Outerbridge, Walker Evans, Cindy Sherman, Elliott Erwitt, Trent Parke, Jeff Wall, Paul Strand, Romano Cagnoni, Horst Faas, James Casebere and many more, making this book visually stunning as well as intellectually authoritative.

Capturing The Moment

The Essence of Photography

Author: Michael Freeman

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1317564162

Category: Photography

Page: 256

View: 7892

This is not a book about the fundamentals of shutter speed or how your camera works; it is a book that will teach photographers of all levels how to work with their cameras to capture moments whether they are occurring quickly or unfolding over many hours. Capturing the Moment is about a gesture, an expression, a ball in the net, a whale breaching, like Marilyn Monroe’s skirt flying up or Alfred Eisenstaedt’s image of a kiss between a soldier and nurse in Times Square. Moments in all forms are the true core of photography, and this book will explain how to anticipate them, recognise them, choose them, and capture them, through the eyes and wisdom of award-winning photographer and celebrated author Michael Freeman.

Capturing Light

The Heart of Photography

Author: Michael Freeman

Publisher: Ilex Press

ISBN: 1781571635

Category: Photography

Page: 256

View: 972

For professional photographers, chasing the light, waiting for it, sometimes helping it, and finally capturing it is a constant preoccupation and for some, an obsession. Drawing on four decades of working with light, Michael Freeman takes a simple but practical approach to interpreting, reacting to, and capturing photography's most valuable commodity. Practical advice is organised into three straightforward sections: Waiting, Chasing, and Helping. Begin by mastering the art of patience, and recognise the immense value of anticipating and planning for gorgeous light that's just over the horizon. Then learn the techniques to meet otherwise transient and fleeting lighting conditions halfway, with quick thinking and fast reactions. Finally, make the most of the tools at your disposal to enhance and manipulate light as you find it, covering everything from in-the-field shooting choices to technical transformations in post-production. This is the method of a working professional the way to interpret, approach, and master whatever lighting situation is thrown at you and always get the shot, no matter what.

Black and White Photography Field Guide

The essential guide to the art of creating black & white images

Author: Michael Freeman

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1135052662

Category: Photography

Page: 192

View: 1421

In this pocket-sized, portable guide, renowned photographer Michael Freeman addresses one of photography's most popular--and challenging--areas: black and white. With advice on lighting, shooting, conversion, and post-production, this is know-how that no photographer can afford to be without. Perfect for the digital photographer who wants to shoot and process RAW files as black and whie images.

Creative Block

Get Unstuck, Discover New Ideas. Advice & Projects from 50 Successful Artists

Author: Danielle Krysa

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452130027

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

View: 4032

Creative block presents the most crippling—and unfortunately universal—challenge for artists. No longer! This blockbuster of a book is chock-full of solutions for overcoming all manner of artistic impediment. The blogger behind The Jealous Curator interviews 50 successful international artists working in different mediums and mines their insights on how to conquer self-doubt, stay motivated, and get new ideas to flow. Each artist offers a tried-and-true exercise—from road trips to 30-day challenges to cataloging the medicine cabinet— that will kick-start the creative process. Abundantly visual with more than 300 images showcasing these artists' resulting work, Creative Block is a vital ally to students, artists, and creative professionals.

FACES: Photography and the Art of Portraiture

Author: Paul Fuqua,Steven Biver

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136099018

Category: Photography

Page: 195

View: 9217

There is so much detail to be captured in a face. Cicero (106-43 BC) said: "The face is a picture of the mind as the eyes are its interpreter." To capture a person's personality, there are many things to keep in mind, and the authors of FACES show us how to match up a personality with lighting, posing, and composition. Portraiture is truly an art, and this book dives deep into the details so that you end up with a gorgeous portrait that both you and your subject love. Not only is this book the most comprehensive title available on portraiture, but it contains stunning images. Each image is paired with a lighting diagram, a description of why the type of image was chosen, and then takes you through postproduction to put the finishing touches on. The authors also showcase a gallery of portraits by renowned photographers.

If You're Bored With Your Camera Read This Book

Author: Demetrius Fordham

Publisher: Ilex Press

ISBN: 1781575223

Category: Photography

Page: 128

View: 8357

You know photography, don't you? Nice group pictures, tasteful landscapes, perhaps a filter from an app on your phone. Conventional, easy to manage, inoffensive, boring...right? WRONG! In this book you'll find inspiring ideas and genuinely different techniques that you can use to capture anything, from artistic portraits, through to stunning street photography and unusual aboreals. This book will open your eyes, and your lens cap, to new ideas. Topics include: Put Down Your Camera Forget the Rules Creative Shooting Exercises Go Back to Basics

Creative Photography Lab

52 Fun Exercises for Developing Self-Expression with Your Camera. Includes 6 Mixed-Media Projects

Author: Steve Sonheim,Carla Sonheim

Publisher: Lab Series

ISBN: 1592538320

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 8859

Collects photography exercises that can be completed with any type of camera, including tutorials that focus on such topics as reflections, backlighting, tension, portraiture, and shadows.

Photographic Multishot Techniques

High Dynamic Range, Super-Resolution, Extended Depth of Field, Stitching

Author: Juergen Gulbins,Rainer Gulbins

Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.

ISBN: 1457165805

Category: Photography

Page: 220

View: 5298

Photographers are just beginning to realize the potential of high dynamic range imaging (HDRI). Now, the newest techniques based on a bracketed series of exposures make it possible to go beyond HDRI: photographers can increase resolution for ultra-sharp, detailed images, and they can extend the depth of field in a way that was never before possible. Photographic Multishot Techniques provides a thorough introduction and is a hands-on guide to these various techniques. Using a series of example images, the authors explain and illustrate the use of each technique. Included are lessons on HDRI, super-resolution, focus stacking, and stitching images. Moreover, the reader will learn how to effectively combine these various techniques to create amazing images. Throughout the book, the authors use tools such as Photoshop, PhotoAcute, Photomatix Pro, FDRTools, CombineZM, DOP Detail Extractor, and Helicon Focus to illustrate the workflow with detailed, step-by-step instructions. Most of these tools offer free trial versions that are available for download at the Rocky Nook Website at the book description of "Photographic Multishot Techniques". Learning to use these cutting-edge techniques is sure to expand the repertoire and improve the photographic skills of the professional, as well as the advanced amateur, photographer.

Road to Seeing

Author: Dan Winters

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0321886399

Category: Photography

Page: 663

View: 3139

The author explains his path to photography, including key career moments and his philosophy of the art, complemented by the portrait, scenic, and artistic photographs that have made him famous.

Creative Spirituality

The Way of the Artist

Author: Robert Wuthnow

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520225008

Category: Religion

Page: 309

View: 8073

Exploring the relationship between the spiritual and the sacred, the author of Growing Up Religious reveals the spiritual insights of Broadway performers, gospel singers, jazz musicians, poets, painters, weavers, and dancers.

Zen Camera

Creative Awakening with a Daily Practice in Photography

Author: David Ulrich

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0399580336

Category: PHOTOGRAPHY

Page: 224

View: 2530

Zen Camerais a photography and mindfulness program that guides you to the creativity at your fingertips--literally--requiring nothing more than your smartphone or any other type of camera. Over the course of six lessons gleaned from the author's 40 years of teaching photography, you'll learn how to use the camera in your pocket to explore self-expression as a photographer and produce photographs that are both wildly beautiful and uniquely your own. Gorgeously illustrated with 60-75 full-color photographs, David Ulrich's lessons combine mindfulness principles with concrete exercises and the basic mechanics of taking a good photograph. He guides you through a program of taking photos every day (called your Daily Record), similar to a journaling practice. He also offers profound insight into the nature of seeing, art, and attention, pushing you to live more authentically.

Photography Masterclass?

Author: Paul Lowe,Simon Norfolk

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 9780500544624

Category:

Page: 288

View: 5315

What makes some photographs stay in the memory forever? Sometimes it's the subject matter alone, but more often it's the skill of the artists who took them. The premise of this magnificent book is quite simple: take 100 leading examples of the work of the world's greatest photographers, and a distinguished academic will describe how they achieved their effects to allow you to recreate them yourself. Discover how to compose 'decisive moments' like Cartier-Bresson, use long exposures for landscapes like Simon Norfolk, and experiment with flash in daylight like Rineke Dijkstra.The images are arranged thematically, with engaging analysis of each image and a description of its technical make-up, along with a biography of each artist. The book showcases 100 of the greatest images in the history of the art and will provide an indispensable guide to the technicalities behind the well-known masterpieces and hidden gems in the world of photography. The photographers and their images were carefully selected by award winning photographer, educator and academic Paul Lowe, whose years of experience as a photojournalist and as a teacher gives unique and detailed insight into the working methods of these great image makers.

The Path Between the Seas

The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914

Author: David McCullough

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 074320137X

Category: History

Page: 698

View: 1027

The National Book Award–winning epic chronicle of the creation of the Panama Canal, a first-rate drama of the bold and brilliant engineering feat that was filled with both tragedy and triumph, told by master historian David McCullough. From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Truman, here is the national bestselling epic chronicle of the creation of the Panama Canal. In The Path Between the Seas, acclaimed historian David McCullough delivers a first-rate drama of the sweeping human undertaking that led to the creation of this grand enterprise. The Path Between the Seas tells the story of the men and women who fought against all odds to fulfill the 400-year-old dream of constructing an aquatic passageway between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. It is a story of astonishing engineering feats, tremendous medical accomplishments, political power plays, heroic successes, and tragic failures. Applying his remarkable gift for writing lucid, lively exposition, McCullough weaves the many strands of the momentous event into a comprehensive and captivating tale. Winner of the National Book Award for history, the Francis Parkman Prize, the Samuel Eliot Morison Award, and the Cornelius Ryan Award (for the best book of the year on international affairs), The Path Between the Seas is a must-read for anyone interested in American history, the history of technology, international intrigue, and human drama.