Based on a landmark exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in 1964, a classic introduction to the visual language of photography features sequenced groupings of 172 photographs drawn from the history and range of the medium while offering insight into challenges faced by photographers. Reprint.
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.
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 Photographers Eye was the first systematic guide to photographic composition, and Michael Freemans practical and authoritative advice quickly won a wide readership that made the book a best-seller worldwide and makes it required reading for all serious photographers. In the companion volume, The Photographers Eye: A Graphic Guide, he develops his theme using a uniquely visual approach; illustrations and diagrams bring Freemans expertise to life so you can instantly understand how and why a picture works. Together, they represent the last word on the subject, and presenting both books in hardback in a substantial cloth-bound slipcase, this two-book set will prove an enduring reference to the central photographic art.
Australia The Photographer's Eye is a stunning collection of images by award-winning photographer Nick Rains, who has travelled the country with his camera, capturing Australia's diverse landscapes. Featuring images from more than 30 regions around Australia, this book showcases the country's many photo-worthy destinations, from isolated outback locations to urban areas. Each regional chapter contains touring information, maps and photographic hotspots alongside Nick's favourite photos. In the Photo Tips section, Nick shares all the practical tips and techniques needed to achieve some of his iconic shots. With Australia The Photographer's Eye, you'll have all the inspiration and practical information you need to start your own photographic journey.
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.
Design is the single most important factor in creating a successful photograph. The ability to see the potential for a strong picture, then to organise the graphic elements into an effective, compelling composition has always been one of the critical skills in making photographs. Since its first publication in 2007, The Photographer's Eye has established itself as the essential work on this subject, and a key book for modern photographers, with hundreds of thousands of copies sold. It explores all the traditional approaches to composition and design and, crucially, also covers digital possibilities like stitching and HDR. In keeping with the book's purpose "to expand the possibilities of the medium without compromising the photographer's vision" this edition has been completely remastered to celebrate its tenth anniversary. All-new digital reproduction, not available when the book first came out, gives the author's photography a fresh new look, while retaining the know-how that has given a generation of photographers new purpose.