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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
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Michael Freeman
Ilex Press

Fifty Paths to Creative Photography

Michael Freeman
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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

Capturing Light

Michael Freeman
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Michael Freeman

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.

Ilex Press

The Photographer's Story

Michael Freeman
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Michael Freeman
Ilex Press

Michael Freeman's Photo School: Digital Editing

Michael Freeman
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Michael Freeman

Ilex Press

The DSLR Handbook (3rd Edition)

Michael Freeman
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Michael Freeman
Ilex Press

The Photographer's Exposure Field Guide

Michael Freeman
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Michael Freeman

Ilex Press

The Photographer's DSLR Pocketbook

Michael Freeman
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Michael Freeman

Ilex Press

The Photographer's Field Guide

Michael Freeman
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Michael Freeman

Ilex Press

Michael Freeman's 101 Top Digital Photography Tips

Michael Freeman
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Michael Freeman

Ilex Press

The Complete Guide to Low Light Photography

Michael Freeman
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Michael Freeman
Ilex Press

Mastering High Dynamic Range (HDR) Photography

Michael Freeman
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Michael Freeman

Ilex Press

Colour - The Definitive Guide for Serious Digital Photographers

Michael Freeman
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Michael Freeman

Ilex Press

Black and White - The Definitive Guide for Serious Digital Photographers

Michael Freeman
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Michael Freeman
Ilex Press

The Digital SLR Handbook

Michael Freeman
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Michael Freeman
Ilex Press

On The Road With Your Digital Camera

Michael Freeman
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Michael Freeman
Ilex Press

Landscape & Nature - The Definitive Guide for Serious Digital Photographers

Michael Freeman
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Michael Freeman

Ilex Press

Close-Up Photography - The Definitive Guide for Serious Digital Photographers

Michael Freeman
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Michael Freeman

Ilex Press

Photographing People - The Definitive Guide for Serious Digital Photographers

Michael Freeman
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Michael Freeman

Ilex Press

Light & Lighting - The Definitive Guide for Serious Digital Photographers

Michael Freeman
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Michael Freeman