Composition: From Snapshots to Great Shots

Laurie Excell


Composition: From Snapshots to Great Shots

Composition: From Snapshots to Great Shots

  • Title: Composition: From Snapshots to Great Shots
  • Author: Laurie Excell
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 224
  • Format: Kindle Edition



Now that you ve bought that amazing new DSLR, you need a book that goes beyond the camera manual to teach you how to take those great shots One key element is composition the creative arrangement of components in the shot, and the way a viewer s eye travels through an image.With Composition From Snapshots to Great Shots, author and photographer Laurie Excell starts withNow that you ve bought that amazing new DSLR, you need a book that goes beyond the camera manual to teach you how to take those great shots One key element is composition the creative arrangement of components in the shot, and the way a viewer s eye travels through an image.With Composition From Snapshots to Great Shots, author and photographer Laurie Excell starts with the basics of composition and explores how the elements of color, shape, angles, and contrast work to create compelling images Contributing photographers, John Batdorff, David Brommer, Rick Rickman, and Steve Simon, provide unique perspectives on black and white, sports, art history, and other subjects related to composition Beautifully illustrated with large, vibrant photos, this book teaches you how to take control of your photography to get the image you want every time you pick up the camera.Follow along with your friendly and knowledgeable guides, and you will learn about Key camera features that affect composition, including the exposure triangle ISO, aperture, and shutter speed Shadow and light and how to direct the viewer s eye to your subject Lines and shapes that create visual paths to points of interest in your image The role of color using complementary or contrasting colors to add your own unique artistic expression Spatial relationship and placing your subject within the frame for portraits, action shots, or landscapes And once you ve got the shot, show it off Join the book s Flickr group, share your photos, and discuss how you use your camera to get great shots at flickr groups composition_fromsna.


Recent Comments "Composition: From Snapshots to Great Shots"

Somewhat torn on this book. I feel for something which claims to focus on composition, it spends too much time talking about large amounts of expensive photography equipment.While ISO, aperture, depth of field, etc have a part to play in photography, the author spends a lot of time on these subjects and not very much dealing with lines, form, color, texture, point of view, and other elements of true composition. And while these elements are spoken of, we often get a voodoo answer of "you just ge [...]

I Know I finished this a while ago and recall being somewhat inspired but not overwhelming 'taught' on composition I guess I have a specific void I'm working to fill when it comes to composition and this book didn't cover it for me. As a beginning photographer, however this would have provided great insight on how to truly take my snapshots and make them better

I didn't realize how much I already knew. I've had this book for a while and probably should have read it when I first got it. It's definitely a good one for the person who is past the beginner stage in photography, and working in the intermediate stage. Most of what is written here are things I do pretty much every day. I don't get to go to really exciting places for some of the shots shown here, but there are plenty of examples of good shots taken at places like parks and wheat fields. This is [...]

This book took me a while to digest since I am fairly new to photography. It deals in part about what lens to use, based on what type of scene you are photographing, how much of a scene you are trying to capture, etc.Iit's what I call " rather technical"! Nonetheless, I learned a lot and will read it again sometime in the future when I have more experience and a deeper understanding of photography. BY THE WAY: The description of this book, posted on this page, does NOT describe this book. It is [...]

Nice book. The first chapters are a good introduction to photography, taking care of themes like exposure, aperture, shutter speed and other basics. Then the author enters a good explanation of several principles for good composition, like framing, the rule of thirds, colors, and others. The chapter on sports photography is a good insight on the author's composition thinking process. Very good book for those beginning to study composition on a more serious level.

This is a great book to teach photography. It was the perfect level for me, not so beginning that it explained what every little word meant, but not too advanced. Each chapter has homework assignments to help you practice what you studied in the chapter. Now that I have read the entire book, I need to go back over each chapter in detail and get the motivation to go out and really put to practice what I have learned.

Not a bad book on composition. There is a lot of technical points in the book that are important for beginners and intermediates to know about how their camera's work. I think the thng I enjoyed the most was the chapters by other photographers like Steve Simon and John Batdorff and their takes on composition.I would say that this is a good book for Beginner and Intermediate photographers, but if you are fairly experienced and want something on artistic development look elsewhere

If you're looking for basic instruction in photography, the first four chapters can be useful. But if you already understand your camera, skip them. I question her "full-frame" claim in a couple of images, so expect a different result if you shoot with one, but overall Chapters 4-10 are good discussions about composition. I particularly loved 6-10; I have been shooting for a while. It's a great beginning book.

This is a really good book for someone trying to mature their photography skills. I picked it up from Steve Simons at a photography class at MacWorld Expo this past year. While it took me a long while to read, this is because it does a really good job of providing a set of exercises at the end of each chapter. Highly recommended!

Pretty good book on photography composition. Does cover some technical elements but really focuses on composition. Best for beginner or intermediate level photographer but even experienced photographers will get something from it.

Oddly focused on aperture priority (to me, blurry background is SO wedding photo), but otherwise nice and contains some good tips for the just-starting-out. Particularly suited for aspiring nature photographers.

This book is packed with good photography information. It was a little too beginner for me but I definitely would suggest this to someone just starting out. I do feel like the title is a little misleading though as there is more about general photography than composition.

skimmed through for good photos and skipped most of tech parts (e.g. iso, speed & focus settings)

A good book to introduce you to the reflex camera world. Keep taking awesome pictures and enjoy!

This is excellent reference for both first time photographers and more advanced as refresher. Author has clear concise style with excellent photos to illustrate each point. Highly recommend.

Good basic book for beginners, couple decent tips for intermediate photographers.


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