The BetterPhoto Guide to Creative Digital Photography: Learn to Master Composition, Color, and Design
Master composition and design to take your photos from okay to wow
You already own the most important photography tool—your creative eye. With this book, you’ll learn how classic design and composition principles can be applied to a wide range of photographic situations to create images with impact. Jim Miotke and Kerry Drager, both veteran photographers and experienced instructors, share time-tested design guidelines, composition techniques, even tips on when to break the rules, that will transform the way you make photographs.
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A Twisted Point of View
Planning Your Strategy 22 Shapes as Silhouettes
Point of View 27 Form
Get Creative with Lenses 32 Color
Develop Your WideAngle Eye 43 Pattern
Steady Camera + Slow Shutter Blurred Motion
Experiment like Crazy
Drawing Up a List
GLOSSARY OF PHOTOGRAPHIC TERMS
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