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The Photographers Eye: A graphic Guide

Michael Freeman
Authors:
Michael Freeman

Taking a new look at composition, the theme of his bestselling 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 new, digitally remastered edition speaks in that intuitive, visual, and instantaneous language in which photographers think and work.Each section is organized 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, internalize this graphic language so you can instantly recognise amazing and powerful shots as they appear in your own viewfinder.

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The Photography Bible

Michael Freeman
Authors:
Michael Freeman
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The Photographer's Mind Remastered

Michael Freeman
Authors:
Michael Freeman

You've done your research. You've bought your camera. You've learnt how to use it. Now what? The secret behind a good photograph is not your camera. It's not even the scene viewed through the viewfinder. It's the mind of the photographer which turns an average photograph into an exceptional one. In The Photographer's Mind, professional photographer and author Michael Freeman unravels the mystery behind the creation of a photograph and reveals how to capture photos that really make you feel something.The aim of this book is to answer what makes a photograph great, and explore the ways that top photographers achieve this goal time and time again. The Photographer's Mind will provide you with invaluable knowledge on:· Avoiding cliché· The recurring nature of trends· Style and composition· Capturing light· How to handle the unexpected

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The Photographer's Eye Remastered 10th Anniversary

Michael Freeman
Authors:
Michael Freeman
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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 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.

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The Photographer's Pocket Book

Michael Freeman
Authors:
Michael Freeman
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Perfect Exposure (2nd Edition)

Michael Freeman
Authors:
Michael Freeman

This second edition of acclaimed bestseller Perfect Exposure looks at the way professionals address the fundamentals of photography, laying out the decision-making process with the absolute clarity Michael Freeman is famed for. While addressing a subject as old as photography, exposure, this book is fully updated to cover the influence of all the latest technology.Chapter one introduces not just the key camera settings, but also the photographer's ideal decision flow, a process you can easily use in your own work. Chapter two examines all the camera technology designed to assist you in capturing the perfect photo, giving honest thoughts on its advantages and disadvantages. Chapter three is a complete theory and practice of exposure broken down into every shooting scenario you'll ever encounter, from evenly lit scenes to those with wild contrast. Chapter four deals with developing style through exposure, including ideas like high key photography, silhouette and more, as well as a look at the zone system, pioneered by photographers like Ansel Adams, in a digital context. Finally Chapter 5 looks at the powerful post-processing techniques.

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Capturing Light

Michael Freeman
Authors:
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.

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Capturing the Moment

Michael Freeman
Authors:
Michael Freeman
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The Colour Photography Field Guide

Michael Freeman
Authors:
Michael Freeman

Understand the role colour plays in your images, learn to appreciate its dynamic effects and find out how to capture and reproduce it as precisely as possible in your own images.The Colour Photography Field Guide provides a unique look at analysing and combining three important ways of dealing with colour. The first is the subjective and cultural response to individual colour: the perception. The second is how colours are found and appear in photography: the science. The third is the means by which they can be viewed and altered digitally: the expression.- A clear and technically precise look at how colour affects your digital images- Portable and lightweight, for on-the-spot information and inspiration- With a host of case studies examining difficult colour situations such as capturing flesh tones and unreal colours

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The Photographer's Story

Michael Freeman
Authors:
Michael Freeman
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Michael Freeman's Photo School: Composition

Michael Freeman
Authors:
Michael Freeman

The essential concept for which there is no Auto mode, quality composition is what distinguishes a snapshot from a phenomenal photograph. Learn how to develop your photographic eye not to only seek out engaging subjects, but also to approach them from the best angle, in optimal light, for maximum effect.Going beyond the basics, Michael Freeman reveals why certain photographs succeed, demystifying the abstract aesthetics to give practical rules and real-world advice that will enhance your images and inspire your creativity. Presented in a straightforward, down-to-earth method, these compositional principles will become second nature, giving you the creative freedom to seek out new, stunning shots of your own. What's more, you will develop reliable skills to approach a wide variety of subjects - from portraits to landscapes and everything in between - and to consistently present them in a strong, compelling composition.

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Michael Freeman's Photo School: Exposure

Michael Freeman
Authors:
Michael Freeman
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Michael Freeman's Photo School: Digital Editing

Michael Freeman
Authors:
Michael Freeman

Unlock the full potential of each and every image with reliable post-production techniques that will become a fundamental part of your photography. Using easily followed, step-by-step instructions, Michael Freeman demystifies the complexities of today's high-powered editing programs to provide you with effective digital workflows tailored to your particular photographic style, and using whichever editing programs you are most comfortable with.Begin by exploring the fundamental aspects of image optimisation, from fixing exposure and making colour adjustments, to sharpening and noise reduction - essential steps that elevate simple snapshots to stunning images. Then move on to explore the advanced possibilities of black-and-white conversion, panoramic stitching, HDR imaging, and more. Learn to recognise the right tools for the job, saving you time on the computer and ensuring each image gets the treatment it deserves.Whether you're salvaging an underexposed shot or building a composite of multiple images, these techniques will give your photography a professional and refined style.

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Michael Freeman's Photo School: Light & Lighting

Michael Freeman
Authors:
Michael Freeman
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The Low Light Photography Field Guide

Michael Freeman
Authors:
Michael Freeman
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The Photographer's Vision

Michael Freeman
Authors:
Michael Freeman

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.

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The Photographer's Exposure Field Guide

Michael Freeman
Authors:
Michael Freeman

Choosing the exposure for a photograph is both alarmingly simple and infinitely complex; in fact, it's one of photography's most absorbing paradoxes.Exposure is at the very heart of photography. It has always been a subject of fascination to aspiring amateurs and professional photographers alike. Developments in digital technology have transformed the ways in which exposures can be manipulated, and this in turn has forced photographers to think about what they can achieve by understanding the variables of aperture, ISO, and time.In this book Michael Freeman takes you through this difficult and fast-moving area using unique workflow illustrations, histograms, and clear, visual examples to explore the subtleties of the subject and enable you to shoot with confidence.Divided into six sections - Fast-track & Foolproof, Technical, The Twelve, Style, Post-processing, and Reference - the book will provide you with the necessary instruction to get perfect exposure anywhere and with any subject matter.

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The Photographer's DSLR Pocketbook

Michael Freeman
Authors:
Michael Freeman
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The Photographer's Field Guide

Michael Freeman
Authors:
Michael Freeman

Whether on a weekend city break or a month-long trekking vacation, more and more of us are travelling with the hope of taking striking photos that capture the essence of our time away. Often these are more than just photos for our friends and family to enjoy, with an increasing number of talented amateurs uploading their images to photo agencies and earning extra income from selling rights. So whether you're a keen amateur photographer travelling for business or pleasure, or a budding professional with a specific assignment, The Photographer's Field Guide has all the information you need to help you successfully capture the many photographic opportunities that await. Divided into five sections, the book will help you to prepare for the trip, provide invaluable practical advice for when you're travelling and offer - through superb images from one of the world's most respected travel photographers - guidance on how, what and when to photograph.