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Now that you’ve bought that amazing new DSLR, you need a book that goes beyond the camera manual to teach you how to take those great shots. One key element is composition—the creative arrangement of components in the shot, and the way a viewer’s eye travels through an image.
With Composition: From Snapshots to Great Shots, author and photographer Laurie Excell starts with the basics of composition and explores how the elements of color, shape, angles, and contrast work to create compelling images. Contributing photographers, John Batdorff, David Brommer, Rick Rickman, and Steve Simon, provide unique perspectives on black and white, sports, art history, and other subjects related to composition. Beautifully illustrated with large, vibrant photos, this book teaches you how to take control of your photography to get the image you want every time you pick up the camera.
Follow along with your friendly and knowledgeable guides, and you will learn about:
Chapter 1: Equipment
Chapter 2: Exposure Triangle
Chapter 3: Light
Chapter 4: Lines, Shapes, and Patterns
Chapter 5: Color
Chapter 6: Spatial Relationships
Chapter 7: Black and White
Chapter 8: Sports and Composition
Chapter 9: Beyond the Rule of Thirds
Chapter 10: The Compositional Dance