Focal Press Book: Inspiration in Photography: Training Your Mind to Make Great Art a Habit

Focal Press Book: Inspiration in Photography: Training Your Mind to Make Great Art a Habit

Focal Press Book: Inspiration in Photography: Training Your Mind to Make Great Art a Habit

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  • Author: Brooke Shaden
  • Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • Publication Date: September 2013

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Focal Press 978-0-415-83137-6 overview

  • 1Description

Inspiration in Photography: Training Your Mind to Make Great Art a Habit written by Brooke Shaden and published by Focal Press is a 192 page paperback book published in September 2013 that covers creative processes in modern photography and details techniques and exercises that will help photographers practice their creativity. Shaden shows how to create atmospheric, fairy-tale-like photographs and attempts to teach others how to achieve their own unique style.

Brooke Shaden is a fine art photographer and blogger in the Los Angeles area where she runs photo workshops. Her work was also chosen as inspiration for a short film in Canon's Imagin8tion competition that was directed by Ron Howard.

Personal History
-How I got my start
-My philosophy
-Everyone is creative
-Creativity can be learned
-Inspiration is everywhere
-Finding meaning in everything
-Tips & tools to finding inspiration
Artistic Voice
-Finding your passion
-Harnessing your passion
Defining Your Style
-Define your style before someone else does
Fine Art Photography
-Creating personal work
-Even commercial photography can be fine art
-Follow your passion
-Case Study: Fine Art Photographers
Creating New Worlds
-Embracing your inner "weirdo"
-Listening to your voice
Using Color
-Examples on the different uses of color
-Expert color uses
Using Props
-Examples on the different uses of props
-Amazing props
Using Costumes
-Examples on the different uses of costumes
-Elaborate costume examples
Creating Characters
-The importance of character in all art forms
-How to create a character with substance in one click
Creating a Series
-Putting a story into a series
-Creating interest in more than one photograph
-Case Study: Noah Kalim
-Using yourself as a character, not as a subject
-Benefits to self-portraiture
-Case Study: Natalie Dybisz
The Anonymous Character
-Creating art that is relatable
Dark Art & Surrealism
-Putting your stamp on your art
-Creating tension and controversy
-Case Study: Dark Artist/Surrealist
Fairy Tales
-Taking inspiration from childhood
Under Water Photography
-A dive into a new world
-Case Study: Underwater Photographer
Fine Art Nude
-Using the human form as expression
-Case Study: Tasteful Nudes
Fashion Photography
-Seeing fashion as art
-Case Study: Fashion Photographer
Exercises to Explore Your Creativity
-Wrapping up the ins & outs of inspiration and creative thinking
-10 difference exercises to jog your creative muscle
Table of Contents
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Focal Press 978-0-415-83137-6 specs

Type of Media Book
Author Brooke Shaden
Publisher Focal Press
Publication Date September, 2013
ISBN-13 9780415831376
Number of Pages 192
Cover Type Soft

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