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: 1136108300

Category: Photography

Page: 192

View: 4834

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: 1105

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.

The Photographer's Eye Remastered 10th Anniversary

Composition and Design for Better Digital Photographs

Author: Michael Freeman

Publisher: Ilex Press

ISBN: 1908150149

Category: Photography

Page: 192

View: 4073

Design is the single most important factor in creating successful photographs. The ability to see the potential for a strong picture and then organise the graphic elements into an effective, compelling composition has always been one of the key skills in taking photographs. Of course, digital photography has brought a new, exciting aspect to design ? first because the instant feedback from a digital camera allows immediate appraisal and improvement, and second because image-editing tools make it possible to alter and enhance the design after the shutter has been pressed. This book shows how anyone can develop an eye for `seeing? great digital photos. The Photographer?s Eye explores all the traditional approaches to composition and design, but crucially it also addresses digital techniques that extend the possibilities of the medium without compromising the photographer?s vision.

The Photographer's Eye: A Graphic Guide

Instantly Understand Composition & Design for Better Photography

Author: Michael Freeman

Publisher: Ilex Press

ISBN: 1781571872

Category: Photography

Page: 192

View: 2756

Taking a new look at composition, the theme of his best-selling classic The Photographer?s Eye, Michael Freeman now explores the visual mechanics of photography in its own native terms. Lushly illustrated with straight-to-the-point diagrams and graphic deconstructions, this book speaks in that intuitive, visual, and instantaneous language in which photographers think and work. Each section is organised into discrete units that articulate a working method for communicating particular ideas and capturing certain subjects. Dive into beautiful images and explore how each compositional element is placed and arranged in relationship to each other. Examine the outtakes from each shoot to understand why one particular image succeeded, compared to those shot before and after. Track the viewer?s eye as it moves throughout the photo to see the optical dynamics held within each frame. And most of all, internalise this graphic language so you can instantly recognise amazing and powerful shots as they appear in your own viewfinder.

The Photographer's Eye

A Graphic Guide : Instantly Understand Composition and Design for Better Photography

Author: Michael Freeman

Publisher: Focal Press

ISBN: 9781908150912

Category: Photography

Page: 192

View: 6706

Drawing on his long professional experience as an editorial photographer, Michael Freeman shows exactly how images work, and his unique style of illustration deconstructs photographs thoughtfully, clearly and elegantly.

Michael Freeman's Photo School Fundamentals

Exposure > Light & Lighting > Composition > Digital Editing

Author: Michael Freeman

Publisher: Ilex Press

ISBN: 178157216X

Category: Photography

Page: 352

View: 8892

Designed by expert professional Michael Freeman, this complete course will let you take exceptional photos and develop a deeper understanding of what makes a great photo work. Inspired by the structure of a college course and the benefits of collective learning, in-depth lessons are punctuated by shooting challenges, encouraging you to get out and practice your new skills. Start by taking creative control of your images, learning the science behind exposure, getting comfortable with the full range of camera controls, and leaving Auto mode behind. Next, learn to read the light itself and capture consistently high-quality images even in the most difficult lighting conditions. Then take a step back and develop your photographic eye to recognize potential design and compositional choices, making the most of stunning scenes as they occur. Once you get back to your computer, wrap it up with a complete overview of the most important digital-editing techniques, cutting through the clutter and honing in on the tools and workflows that are relevant to your own photographic style. By the end of this course you will understand the principles of photography, you?ll know what makes a successful photograph, and you?ll have the skills to take excellent photos yourself.

Capturing Light

The Heart of Photography

Author: Michael Freeman

Publisher: Ilex Press

ISBN: 1781571635

Category: Photography

Page: 256

View: 6259

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.

The Photographer's Story

The Art of Visual Narrative

Author: Michael Freeman

Publisher: Ilex Press

ISBN: 1781570469

Category: Photography

Page: 192

View: 5747

Having already taught you how to compose and interpret great photos, Michael Freeman now continues his best-selling series by exploring the most successful methods for presenting photography meaningfully and in an engaging format. This is the critical ?next step? that separates adequate image galleries from captivating collections ? and disinterested viewers from enthralled audiences. Tapping into his decades of experience shooting for such publications as Smithsonian, GEO, and Condé Nast Traveller (among many others), Michael Freeman studies the photo-essay phenomenon that took the world by storm and gave storytellers a completely new set of tools to construct their narratives. Having established how rhythm, pacing, and careful organisation build tension and cultivate interest, Freeman goes on to explain what this means for presenting your own photos, particularly in the new digital formats of online galleries, slideshows, and tablets. The Photographer?s Story will enliven your images, refresh your perspective, and elevate your understanding of how photographs work together to tell a story. Your audiences will thank you for it.

Michael Freeman's the Photographer's Eye

Complete Book + DVD Course

Author: Michael Freeman

Publisher: Ilex Press

ISBN: 9781781579855

Category: Photography

Page: 80

View: 427

Photography can be learned from books, but there is no substitute for the experience of watching a master of the cra! in action. Now Michael Freeman, one of the worlds best-selling photo authors, invites you to join him on a host of photographic assignments in this six-episode new series on two DVDs. With him as your guide, youll see how your photography skills can be applied in real-life shooting situations. Youll see how the pros consistently achieve great results under difficult situations, and youll be inspired to pick up your camera and hit the road. The accompanying book is packed with further examples and exercise tailored to the points that Michael makes on-screen: together, book and DVDs make this the last word in practical photo instruction.

Michael Freeman's Top Digital Photography Tips

Author: Michael Freeman

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781600594182

Category: Photography

Page: 176

View: 5681

For the very first time, renowned international photographer and bestselling author Michael Freeman reveals all the insider secrets that professionals keep for themselves alone. Everyone from enthusiastic amateurs to seasoned experts will learn plenty of the tried-and-true, field-tested techniques Freeman has discovered through years of experience. He helps you think and shoot like an expert, providing advice on everything from shooting in poor weather conditions to simulating complex lighting setups, from enhancing depth of field to fixing damaged files and organizing your photos effectively. His easily digestible nuggets of information explain how to make the most of your digital camera…even if you have limited resources. And that’s important, because to get a great photo, you must fully exploit your camera’s capabilities—and this guide shows you how.

The Complete Guide to Black & White Digital Photography

Author: Michael Freeman

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781600595233

Category: Photography

Page: 224

View: 1206

Michael Freeman--our top digital photography author and a worldwide name--presents the most comprehensive book yet on black-and-white digital photography. Oversized, beautifully illustrated, and far-reaching in scope, this guide is destined to be a standard reference for years to come. Freeman covers all aspects of black-and-white digital photography: its fine art tradition as well as its techniques. Learn how to see and expose in black and white, digitally convert color to monochrome, and develop a black-and-white digital workflow. Explore creative choices and how to interpret various subjects most skillfully in monochrome. Finally, get an expert’s advice on printing and displaying black-and-white photographs to best effect.

Michael Freeman's Perfect Exposure

The Professional's Guide to Capturing Perfect Digital Photographs

Author: Michael Freeman

Publisher: Focal Press

ISBN: 9781138119857

Category:

Page: 192

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This second edition of Michael Freeman's best-selling Perfect Exposure continues the celebrated approach to understanding exposure by laying out the necessary decisions and sequences a photographer faces with absolute clarity and completely updated coverage of the latest, powerful post-processing techniques. Choosing the exposure for a photograph is infinitely complex and one of photography's most absorbing paradoxes. Freeman clearly guides photographers in this book with a lucid and accessible method, using unique workflow illustrations, histograms, and clear, visual examples to explore the subtleties of the subject and enable you to shoot with confidence.

The Low Light Photography Field Guide

The essential guide to getting perfect images in challenging light

Author: Michael Freeman

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1136110054

Category: Photography

Page: 192

View: 7767

In bright light, it is easier to take a beautiful photograph with your DSLR. When the sun starts to go down or you are shooting indoors, a whole new skill set is needed. This new addition to the successful Field Guide Series will help you shoot what potentially could be the most lovely image without the help of natural light. No more harsh flash photographs with dreary backgrounds and no more blurry night shots that were exposed too long. Opening with a section on the qualities of different kinds of low light, the book then deals with ways of overcoming gloomy situations, whether you are shooting hand-held or on a tripod. Post-production fixes are also covered, allowing you to turn difficult shots into real works of art.

Capturing The Moment

The Essence of Photography

Author: Michael Freeman

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1317564162

Category: Photography

Page: 256

View: 6470

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.

Fifty Paths to Creative Photography

Author: Michael Freeman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 178157412X

Category: Photography

Page: 224

View: 9307

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.

The Complete Guide to Digital Photography

Author: Michael Freeman

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781600593017

Category: Photography

Page: 224

View: 5381

With over 600 illustrations, this updated edition contains all the information photographers need to create crisp images every time. Here are all the most exciting and up-to-date digital technologies, uncovered: larger-resolution sensors, built-in image stabilization, the latest improvements in cameras and lenses, printers and inks, and the newest versions of image-processing software such as Photoshop CS3. Other sections present the current developments in workflow managers like Lightroom, as well as analyses of raw-file development. A discussion of shooting and processing techniques offers advice on everything from portraits to still lifes.

Nature and Landscape Photography

Author: Michael Freeman

Publisher: Lark Books

ISBN: 9781579905453

Category: Photography

Page: 160

View: 6244

Packed with more than 400 photographs, technical tips, and personal insights, this inspirational guide helps outdoor photographers make the most of their digital camera. With a concentration on the different techniques required by the digital format, each page explains how to create professional quality photos of all the popular subjects: urban and rural photography, street portraits, architecture, and more. Manage such challenges as excessively bright skies and find out how to take full advantage of nature’s beauties, such as the warm golden light found at daybreak and dusk. Expert information reveals how to enhance the image by using filters such as grads and polarizers, along with computer and image-editing software. There’s added advice on composition, framing, and setting the scene.

50 Paths to Creative Photography

Style & Technique

Author: Michael Freeman

Publisher: Ilex Press

ISBN: 9781781573471

Category: Photography

Page: 224

View: 3596

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.

Mastering Color Digital Photography

Author: Michael Freeman

Publisher: Lark Books

ISBN: 9781579907068

Category: Photography

Page: 160

View: 2638

Renowned photographer and author Michael Freeman provides a thorough look at the essential ways of dealing with color that will help photographers create striking color digital photographs. Using helpful tips and exercises, he covers everything from capture and calibration to workflow management and output.