Since the beginning of the twentieth century, photographic composition has been taught mostly by applying principles from the field of graphic design. But the factor that distinguishes the work of master photographers is their ability to see and describe scenes visually. This book follows contemporary educational methods used to teach fine arts such as drawing and painting, concentrating on teaching the perception of critical visual elements and understanding how they will be rendered photographically. Unlike other composition resources, The Photography Exercise Book uses cognitive science to help photographers develop greater artistic proficiency. In this thoroughly revised new edition, lessons are presented as a series of exercises sure to help photographers see and perceive their environment differently.
- Developing an intuitive sense of composition to create better photos
- Understanding how the human brain perceives images
- Honing visual acuity by studying art and photography
- Understanding the effect of light on images
- Thinking and working like an artist