Composition

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All photographers consider composition as one of their major stumbling blocks in
their search for striking photographs. The question: “Did I get my composition    
right” is most certainly the most asked question amongst photographers. This     
book supply a comprehensive overview of a wide variety of compositional          
aspects ranging from basic to advanced principles. It includes some new and         
innovative views regarding some principles about which there will be some         
controversy. Besides aspects of composition it also features some advice on        
aspects of photography.


The abbreviated table of contents gives an indication of the wide ranging topics being discussed.


Chapter 1. Basic Principles - Spectrum of photographic design. - Photo Journalism - Traditional photography - Light - Simplicity -

Background Balance - The Rule of thirds - More ways to draw attention to the main object 

Chapter 2. Intermediary Principles - Visual-design photography -  The elements of visual design - Contrast - Contrast in light -

Contrast in colour - Contras in appearance - Lines - Shapes - Diverse elements - Texture - Rhythm - Patterns - Perspective - Focal point - Bokeh

    
Chapter 3. Advanced principles - Camera art - Abstract photography - Art by means of camera techniques - Computer art - Visual dynamics - High key and Low key photography - Space - Space and composition - Framing - Primary and secondary objects - Limiting depth of  field to isolate objects- Direction indicators - Colour and emotion - Tension - Juxtaposition - Mood - Crop with care Choose your point of view with care - Frame with care - Distracting elements
 

Chapter 4. The next step  

Chapter 5. Break the rules

Chapter 6. Alternative classification of composition

              What sets this e-book apart from its contemporaries is the wide range of topics being discussed in a single text and the

more than 600 photographs which will serve as example to illustrate the principle of composition covered. In addition the authors analyzed some aspects of composition, the description of which did not survive a critical evaluation of the topic,

and proposed a new way of classification and description.

              To obtain the e-book, e-mail me  and indicate in which country you reside (South Africa or another country.)

Arrangements for payment and delivery will follow by return email.

 

Price: South African customers, or customers from a country using the South African Rand as currency, R300 per copy. Any banking costs will be for the clients account. E-transfers within South Africa are free of charge

Overseas customers, or customers wishing to pay via PayPal, US$30 per copy.

                           

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