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Basics Photography: Composition (Basics Photography #1)

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Second to lighting, composition is the key ingredient for the creation of a successful photograph. Whatever other technical skill is involved, if the formal organization of an image is lacking, there is little to hold the interest of the viewer. But what makes a winning composition? Is it about following the rules-or about breaking them?

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Paperback, 176 pages
Published June 1st 2006 by Fairchild Books
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Amanda Morris
Jan 25, 2012 Amanda Morris rated it really liked it
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If given the option, I'd likely have given this book 3.5 stars, definitely deserves more than three, so I bumped it to a four star review. A great book overall on the concepts of photo composition. It is very well organized. It introduces a topic of composition, gives a one page written description of this topic and provides a photo example of that concept. It is a very quick read, great for a beginner or someone who just wants an overview of photo composition concepts. This book does assume you ...more
Jul 27, 2010 Melissa rated it liked it
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3.5 stars. Rather than giving specific advice or formulas or rules for composing better pictures, the book explores composition from a conceptual framework. It starts by looking at viewpoint, perspective, and scale, then discusses the formal elements of point, line, shape, form, texture, pattern, tone, and color (all elements that one would encounter in an art class), and then thinking about space and time. Very much a theory book, with a few examples. The main take away message from the book: t ...more
Sep 04, 2011 Charlotte rated it really liked it
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More like a text book on composition. I really liked the diagrams and picked up some helpful ideas. I also like the quotes throught the book by different photographers.
Nov 08, 2013 Khosro rated it really liked it
This book is mainly for amateur photographers. Easy to read and understand. Very good book
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Great book! Simple and clear, also with great photos from the best photographers!
Feb 03, 2013 Herno rated it liked it
Very useful and easy manual to start in photography.
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Jul 12, 2011 Israel ramirez rated it really liked it
Good basic book for those who are starting in photography
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