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Peachpit Press Book: Composition: From Snapshots to Great Shots (First Edition)

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Peachpit Press Book: Composition: From Snapshots to Great Shots (First Edition)

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  • Author: Laurie S. Excell
  • Contributors: J. Batdorff, D. Brommer
  • Contributors: R. Rickman, S. Simon
  • Softcover, 288 Pages
  • Date Published: 2010
  • Lessons on Composition in Photography
  • Tips On Organizing Visual Elements
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Composition: From Snapshots to Great Shots from Peachpit Press is a thorough guide that extends beyond your camera's user manual to highlight several concepts of photographic composition. Authored by Laurie S. Excell with photographic contributions by John Batdorff, David Brommer, Rick Rickman, and Steve Simon, this 288 page book offers numerous tips on how to elevate your practice. Sample topics include how to use the exposure triangle (ISO, shutter speed, aperture) to inform and affect composition; how to use shadow and light to direct viewers' attention; working with lines and shapes to create visual paths; how the roll of color, and use of complementary and contrasting colors, can be utilized; and how to recognize and work with different spatial relationships depending on the type of image you are making. In addition to its text, the book is also illustrated with large, vibrant photos from the contributors and you are additionally invited to share your photographs to the book's own Flickr group.

Table of Contents
Introduction
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
Index
Subject Composition
Author Laurie S. Excell
Contributing photographers: John Batdorff, David Brommer, Rick Rickman, and Steve Simon
Edition First
Format Softcover
Pages 288
ISBN Number 978-0-321-74132-5
Publisher Peachpit Press
Date Published 2010
Dimensions 7.5 x 9.1" / 19.1 x 23.1 cm
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.2 x 8.0 x 0.4"

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5.0

Good for Beginners

By The running tourist

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  • Easy to Understand
  • Great Picture Quality

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      Comments about Peachpit Press Book: Composition: From Snapshots to Great Shots by Laurie Excell, John Batdorff, David Brommer, Rick Rickman and Steve Simon:

      As a beginner, only having my D5300 for less than 6 month, the book has been very helpful. It has given me many things to think about and I have already been able to put things I have learned into practice.

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      5.0

      A Unique Book in it its Class

      By Peter pilot.

      from New York City

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      Pros

      • Easy To Follow
      • Informative
      • Quality Photos
      • Well Written

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          Comments about Peachpit Press Book: Composition: From Snapshots to Great Shots by Laurie Excell, John Batdorff, David Brommer, Rick Rickman and Steve Simon:

          The book is helpful by being clear and concise, and on point illustrations.

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          4.0

          Good Basic compositional Book

          By RCV

          from Jamaica, NY

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          Pros

          • Easy To Follow
          • Informative
          • Quality Photos
          • Well Written

          Cons

          • No New Information

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          • Educational

          Comments about Peachpit Press Book: Composition: From Snapshots to Great Shots by Laurie Excell, John Batdorff, David Brommer, Rick Rickman and Steve Simon:

          I in video but bought this book to help me with my composition. It has useful information especially if you are a starter wondering how to take your shots to the next level

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