Basics - Photography 01: Composition, Second Edition
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AVA Publishing has re-published Basics - Photography 01: Composition by David Präkel. The 184-page volume leads the reader, step-by-step, through the essential elements to consider when composing an image, including viewpoint, perspective, symmetry, scale and balance. Illustrated throughout with 200 classic images from the masters of photography and creative work by contemporary practitioners, including Harry Callahan, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Dorothea Lange, Marc Riboud, David Hockney, Martin Parr, Lu Guang, Claire Martin and Claudia Rogge, the book is available for £23.50/$34.50.
AVA Press Release
The first rule of composition is there are no rules
Basics Photography 01: Composition (second edition)
Publication date: May 2012
‘There is a vast difference between taking a picture and making a photograph’ said photographer Robert Heinecken. In this thorough and visually exciting guide to composition, David Präkel leads the reader, step-by-step, through the essential elements to consider when composing an image, including viewpoint, perspective, symmetry, scale and balance. A detailed, engaging and practical introduction to the process of identifying and arranging visual elements, Composition demonstrates how different techniques can help photographers to develop professional images and create a distinct personal style.
Taking examples from both classic and contemporary photographers, Basics Photography 01: Composition (second edition) advises readers on how to select the most appropriate composition for capturing a subject or communicating a message.
· This title is the second edition of the first title in AVA’s extremely popular Basics Photography series, newly designed with fresh case studies, practical exercises to explore a photographer’s creativity and carefully selected imagery.
· Illustrated throughout with classic images from the masters of photography and creative work by contemporary practitioners, including Harry Callahan, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Dorothea Lange, Marc Riboud, David Hockney, Martin Parr, Lu Guang, Claire Martin and Claudia Rogge.
· Images are accompanied by a technical summary, detailing the camera, lenses and settings that were used in each photograph.
Number of colour images: 200
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