Focal Press Book: Inspiration in Photography

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Focal Press
Focal Press Book: Inspiration in Photography
Key Features
  • Author: Brooke Shaden
  • Softcover, 192 Pages
  • Date Published: 2013
  • Intro to Creative Photo Techniques
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Authored by well-recognized photographer, Brooke Shaden, Inspiration in Photography from Focal Press offers an introduction into Shaden's work and highlights some of her photographic techniques. Through the use of different exercises, this book's aim is to help develop inspiration based on your common-day surroundings. In addition to real-world exercises, tips are also given on how to compose, plan, and shoot colorful, atmospheric, fairy-tale-like, and artistic photographs, reminiscent of Shaden's own work. Straddling the line between developing your own photographic style and referencing the author's work, this publication provides insight on how to develop and recognize inspiration in everyday circumstances.
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Authored by well-recognized photographer, Brooke Shaden, Inspiration in Photography from Focal Press offers an introduction into Shaden's work and highlights some of her photographic techniques. Through the use of different exercises, this book's aim is to help develop inspiration based on your common-day surroundings. In addition to real-world exercises, tips are also given on how to compose, plan, and shoot colorful, atmospheric, fairy-tale-like, and artistic photographs, reminiscent of Shaden's own work. Straddling the line between developing your own photographic style and referencing the author's work, this publication provides insight on how to develop and recognize inspiration in everyday circumstances.

Contents

Personal History
-How I got my start
-My philosophy
Creativity
-Everyone is creative
-Creativity can be learned
Inspiration
-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 User
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
Self-Portraiture
-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

Focal Press 9780415831376 Specs

Type of MediaBook
AuthorBrooke Shaden
PublisherFocal Press
Publication DateSeptember, 2013
ISBN-139780415831376
Number of Pages192
Cover TypeSoft
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.765 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10 x 9.35 x 0.6"
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