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Capturing Light: The Heart of Photography

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In almost all photography it s the quality of light that makes or breaks the shot. For professional photographers, chasing the light, waiting for it, sometimes helping it, and finally capturing it is a constant preoccupation and for some an obsession.

Drawing on four decades of doing just this, Michael Freeman takes a simple but practical approach to reacting to, and captur
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Paperback, 256 pages
Published January 28th 2014 by Focal Press (first published January 1st 2014)
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The two most important things I gained from this: explaining everything doesn't necessarily make for a better photograph, and a general appreciation for how varied light is. (Also, a gentle reminder that we all have a bit of a hard on for golden hour.)

I was really impressed with his observations on the surprisingly numerous qualities of light, but I wish this was a bit more practically instructional, as opposed to theoretical. I found it at it's best when it met a middle ground of the concept be
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Michael Freeman is a professional photographer and author. He wrote more than 100 book titles. He was born in England in 1945, took a Masters in geography at Brasenose College, Oxford University, and then worked in advertising in London for six years. He made the break from there in 1971 to travel up the Amazon
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