Focal Press Book: Capturing Light: The Heart of Photography

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Focal Press Book: Capturing Light: The Heart of Photography
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  • Author: Michael Freeman
Capturing Light: The Heart of Photography from the Focal Press and written by Michael Freeman illustrates how, in almost all photography, it's the quality of light that makes or breaks the shot. 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.
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Capturing Light: The Heart of Photography from the Focal Press and written by Michael Freeman illustrates how, in almost all photography, it's the quality of light that makes or breaks the shot. 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.

There are just three sections titled Waiting, Chasing, and Helping: Waiting explains the kinds of lighting that photographers can anticipate and plan for, while Chasing explores the transient, serendipitous light that photographers have to work quickly to exploit. Helping, the final and most technical section, focuses on the skills and techniques for enhancing, reducing, or otherwise controlling light, covering everything from in-the-field shooting choices to technical transformations to post-production.

Drawing on four decades of experience, Michael Freeman takes a simple but practical approach to reacting to, and capturing photography's most important commodity.

About The Author

Michael Freeman, professional photographer and author, with more than 100 book titles to his credit, was born in England in 1945, took a Masters in geography at Brasenose College, Oxford University, and then worked in advertising in London for six years. He made the break from there in 1971 to travel up the Amazon with two secondhand cameras, and when Time-Life used many of the pictures extensively in the Amazon volume of their World's Wild Places series, including the cover, they encouraged him to begin a full-time photographic career.

Chapters

1. Waiting
2. Chasing
3. Helping

Focal Press 9780415843331 Specs

Type of MediaBook
AuthorMichael Freeman
PublisherFocal Press
Publication DateJanuary 28, 2014
ISBN-139780415843331
Number of Pages256
Cover TypeSoft
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.45 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10.1 x 9.9 x 0.7"
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