Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs

February 17, 2014 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Books | 1 Comment |
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Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs by Henry Carroll is a new title from Laurence King Publishing. Promising to provide "anyone with a digital camera" with the know-how and confidence to replace amateur techniques with professional ones, this guide focuses on five key areas: composition, exposure, light, lenses, and seeing. Illustrated with images from such giants as Ansel Adams, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Dorothea Lange, Sebastiao Salgado, and Joel Sternfeld; the book will go on sale in March, priced at $17.95.

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Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs
Henry Carroll

“You don’t take a photograph. You make it.” –Ansel Adams

Drawing upon the skills and talents of 50 highly regarded photographers, this book with the catchy title reveals the techniques of the masters. Granting anyone with a digital camera the know-how and confidence to replace amateur techniques with professional ones, this accessible guide focuses on five key areas: composition, exposure, light, lenses, and seeing. 

To illustrate the tips and pointers in the book, images from such giants as Ansel Adams, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Dorothea Lange, Sebastiao Salgado, and Joel Sternfeld are featured — offering inspiration for any DSLR and bridge camera user to reach the next level towards creating memorable images. 

For great composition, creating a strong leading line is encouraged. Or, one could go for the layered look and create foreground interest. Great photographers always see and size up the world as a potential photograph. The book tells us correct exposure is a matter of opinion, and really, who needs 15 shooting modes? Light trails, the beauty of blurs, and seductive silhouettes are attainable, and whether hard or soft, light is your friend. As for lenses, these do far more than affect the distance of an object--they alter the relationship between yourself and your subject. These techniques are the ones that great photographers use time and time again, and they are the same ones that make pictures come alive. Henry Carroll studied photography at the Royal College of Art, and his work has been exhibited worldwide. He has extensive, well-rounded experience as a teacher, writer, and photographer. 

Also available from Laurence King Publishing:

Photography by John Ingledew and The Photo Journal



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