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Focal Press Book: The Photographer's Vision: Understanding Great Photography

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Focal Press Book: The Photographer's Vision: Understanding Great Photography
Key Features
  • Author: Michael Freeman
  • Paperback: 192 Pages
  • Publisher: Focal Press
  • Date Published: Sept. 29, 2011
In The Photographer's Vision: Understanding and Appreciating Great Photography from Focal Press, best-selling author Michael Freeman examines the work of photography greats, teaching readers not only how to look at a photograph, but how to learn from it. This 192-page softcover book is both visually rich and intellectually stimulating, with chapters that discuss topics such as Understanding Purpose, Genres of Photography, Capture to Concept, Photographers' Skills and beyond. With a forward by photographic legend Lee Friedlander and examples from the likes of Paul Strand, Elliot Erwitt, Cindy Sherman, and Nan Goldin, this title is a valuable resource for anyone interested in seeing and understanding great photos or improving their own photographic eye.
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Focal Press 9780240815183 Overview

In The Photographer's Vision: Understanding and Appreciating Great Photography from Focal Press, best-selling author Michael Freeman examines the work of photography greats, teaching readers not only how to look at a photograph, but how to learn from it. This 192-page softcover book is both visually rich and intellectually stimulating, with chapters that discuss topics such as Understanding Purpose, Genres of Photography, Capture to Concept, Photographers' Skills and beyond. With a forward by photographic legend Lee Friedlander and examples from the likes of Paul Strand, Elliot Erwitt, Cindy Sherman, and Nan Goldin, this title is a valuable resource for anyone interested in seeing and understanding great photos or improving their own photographic eye.

About the Author:
Michael Freeman is a renowned international photographer and writer specializing in travel, architecture, and Asian art. He is the author of more than 20 photographic books, including The Complete Guide to Digital Photography and The Photographer's Eye. Freeman was awarded the Prix Louis Philippe Clerc by the French Ministry of Culture for his photographic educational work. He is also responsible for the distance-learning courses on photography at the UK's Open College of the Arts.

Format

Paperback

Contents

  • Introduction
  • A Momentary Art
  • Understanding Purpose
  • The Genres of Photography
  • What For?
  • Capture to Concept
  • Photographer's Skills
  • Surprise Me
  • The Skill to Capture
  • Compositional Skills
  • Color and Not
  • Lighting

Focal Press 9780240815183 Specs

Type of MediaBook
AuthorMichael Freeman
PublisherFocal Press
Publication DateSeptember, 2011
Edition1st Edition
ISBN-139780240815183
Number of Pages192
Cover TypeSoft
IllustratedYes
Dimensions9.5 x 10.2 x 0.5" / 24.1 x 25.9 x 1.3 cm
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.55 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.9 x 9.2 x 1.4"

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