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Photographic Composition

3.81  ·  Rating Details ·  67 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Effective image design, a key ingredient in successful photographs, is a skill that any serious photographer must learn and master. In Photographic Composition, award-winning photographers Tom Grill and Mark Scanlon demonstrate a modern, clear, and easily understandable approach to composing great photographs. Combining straightforward text with instructive yet compelling ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published May 1st 1990 by Amphoto Books (first published April 26th 1984)
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Sam Shingleton
Oct 19, 2016 Sam Shingleton rated it it was amazing
Shelves: photography
Though this was written in the era for film, it is an excellent discussion of photographic composition. The discussion of film gets a bit in the way while talking about color, but otherwise, it was excellent.
Jun 27, 2013 Sean rated it liked it
A good solid foundational text on some building block concepts of photographic composition. The layout of the text and images was superb in this book which made it a pleasure to read. Although I felt many of the example photographs were not of a particularly engaging standard (for my personal tastes) they were certainly adequate to demonstrate the concepts being described.

A good basic text for people new to the concepts of composition in photography before they progress to more advance books suc
Sep 25, 2008 CD rated it really liked it
Shelves: art, photography
You will learn something or re-learn something you have forgotten. A very sound and basic reference to composition of a visual image. From general artistic use of shapes and color to the specifically photographic element use of light, this book covers the whole topic. A book that should be on the shelf of every creator of visual art and presentation.
Carl Christian
Mar 10, 2009 Carl Christian rated it liked it
If you ignore the parts about what kind of film to use this is still a useful book. The pictures was inspiring and made me want pick my camera and head into town.. However it rained, so maybe next weekend :-)
Jedrek Kostecki
Feb 07, 2010 Jedrek Kostecki rated it it was ok
Learn composition by seeing, not by reading a book. If you have to think about it, it's taking too long.
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Great for Photography 101. You'll want to take some photos after this read;).
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