Composition Photo Workshop

The hands-on instruction that digital photographers need to compose great shots

Introducing readers to the basic elements of design, this full-color guide shows photographers step by step how to frame great compositions before they take the shot. Instructions, advice, examples, and assignments cover all types of photography.

From the Back Cover

How to compose a photograph can determine what your image communicates. Blue Fier is a master of composition technique, and the advice he shares in this essential book teaches you to bring together subjects, lighting, color, depth of field, and design elements to produce photos that make powerful statements. Study the techniques, complete the assignments, gather feedback at, and watch what develops.

  • Understand how we see and how composition impacts the eye
  • Learn how shutter speed, lighting, and depth of field affect composition
  • Control colors and understand their symbolism
  • Master the elements of design
  • Discover special techniques for people, travel, and still lifes

Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Understanding Composition
Chapter 2. The Elements of Design
Chapter 3. Depth of Field Decisions
Chapter 4. Slicing Time. Designing with Shutter Speeds
Chapter 5. Capturing Light
Chapter 6. Working with Color
Chapter 7. Thinking in Black and White
Chapter 8. Arranging Appealing Portraits
Chapter 9. Travel and Scenic Photography
Chapter 10. Still-Life and Close-Up Photography
Chapter 11. Improving Your Images

Book Details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley (July 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470114363
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470114360
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