Good composition or the effective arrangement of all of the visual elements that fall within the frame of the final image is essential to the success of any photograph. When the placement of the various image elements are well-organized, the viewer is engaged in the image; without an effective composition, the eye wanders through the frame and the intended subject may even be diminished by distracting colors, shapes, or other pictorial elements.
In this book, Ernst Wildi provides the critical skills you need to fine-tune your images and ensure the most dynamic, powerful image possible. Easy-to-read text is paired with ample before-and-after photos, making it easy to see how each technique will affect your final images. Special chapters on the unique compositional concerns inherent in working with portrait subjects, architectural subjects, moving subjects, and panoramic images are also included in this comprehensive book.
With pointed tips geared toward working with digital cameras, this up-to-date book offers something for every photographer.
- Ensuring proper subject placement
- Positioning lines and shapes within the frame to draw the viewer's eyes in toward the subject or through the frame
- How color and contrast affect the overall composition of an image
- Adding secondary subjects as effective balancing elements
- Composing images with patterns and even abstract images
8.5 X 11, paperback, 150 color photographs, 128 pgs.
Ernst Wildi is a world-renowned photographer. He has published extensively in amateur and professional photography journals. A gifted lecturer, he has taught his techniques for producing superior images to students and professionals on six continents.
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