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Michael Freeman



Michael Freeman, professional photographer and best-selling author, 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. In 1971 he made the life-changing decision to travel up the Amazon with two secondhand cameras, and when Time-Life used many of the pictures he came back with, he embarked on a full-time photographic career.

Since then, working for clients that include all the world's major magazines, most notably the Smithsonian Magazine (for which he has shot more than 40 stories over 30 years), Freeman's reputation as one of the world's leading reportage photographers has been consolidated. Of his many books, which have sold over 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.

Freeman's books on photography have been translated into 27 languages.

Books currently available by this author

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Ilex Press

The Photographer's Eye Remastered 10th Anniversary

Michael Freeman
Authors:
Michael Freeman

With a completely refreshed look to celebrate its tenth anniversary, Michael Freeman's iconic bestseller, The Photographer's Eye, has never looked better.Design is the single most important factor in creating a successful photograph. The ability to see the potential for a strong picture and then organize the graphic elements into an effective, compelling composition has always been one of the key skills in making 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 has had a profound effect on the way digital photographers take pictures. The Photographers Eye shows how anyone can develop an eye for seeing great digital photos. The book explores all the traditional approaches to composition and design, but crucially, it also addresses the new digital technique of shooting in the knowledge that a picture will later be edited, manipulated, or montaged to result in a final image that may be very different from the one seen in the viewfinder.

Ilex Press

Black & White Photography

Michael Freeman
Authors:
Michael Freeman

Beautifully illustrated and far-reaching in scope, this guide is destined to be a standard reference for years to come. Alongside the work of author Michael Freeman, you'll find the classic photography of renowned black and white photographers such as Ansel Adams, Ian Berry, Bill Brandt, Edward Curtis, Brett Weston and Edward Weston.Freeman covers all aspects of black-and-white digital photography: the fine art tradition as well as the techniques. Learn how to see and expose in black and white, digitally convert colour to monochrome and develop a black and white digital workflow using the latest software.

Ilex Press

Fifty Paths to Creative Photography

Michael Freeman
Authors:
Michael Freeman

The most important practical photography book in a decade. "A really inspiring book" - Amateur Photographer magazineThe eagerly awaited 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 drilling 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.

Ilex Press

Michael Freeman's Photo School: Fundamentals

Michael Freeman
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Michael Freeman

Ilex Press

The Colour Photography Field Guide

Michael Freeman
Authors:
Michael Freeman

Ilex Press

The Photographer's Story

Michael Freeman
Authors:
Michael Freeman

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Michael Freeman's Photo School: Digital Editing

Michael Freeman
Authors:
Michael Freeman
Ilex Press

The DSLR Handbook (3rd Edition)

Michael Freeman
Authors:
Michael Freeman
Ilex Press

The Photographer's Exposure Field Guide

Michael Freeman
Authors:
Michael Freeman
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The Photographer's DSLR Pocketbook

Michael Freeman
Authors:
Michael Freeman

Ilex Press

Michael Freeman's 101 Top Digital Photography Tips

Michael Freeman
Authors:
Michael Freeman
Ilex Press

The Complete Guide to Low Light Photography

Michael Freeman
Authors:
Michael Freeman

Ilex Press

Mastering High Dynamic Range (HDR) Photography

Michael Freeman
Authors:
Michael Freeman

Ilex Press

Black and White - The Definitive Guide for Serious Digital Photographers

Michael Freeman
Authors:
Michael Freeman

Ilex Press

The Digital SLR Handbook

Michael Freeman
Authors:
Michael Freeman
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On The Road With Your Digital Camera

Michael Freeman
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Michael Freeman

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Landscape & Nature - The Definitive Guide for Serious Digital Photographers

Michael Freeman
Authors:
Michael Freeman
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Close-Up Photography - The Definitive Guide for Serious Digital Photographers

Michael Freeman
Authors:
Michael Freeman

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Photographing People - The Definitive Guide for Serious Digital Photographers

Michael Freeman
Authors:
Michael Freeman

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Light & Lighting - The Definitive Guide for Serious Digital Photographers

Michael Freeman
Authors:
Michael Freeman