Composition: From Snapshots to Great Shots from Peachpit Press is a thorough guide that extends beyond your camera's user manual to highlight several concepts of photographic composition. Authored by Laurie S. Excell with photographic contributions by John Batdorff, David Brommer, Rick Rickman, and Steve Simon, this 288 page e-book offers numerous tips on how to elevate your practice. Sample topics include how to use the exposure triangle (ISO, shutter speed, aperture) to inform and affect composition; how to use shadow and light to direct viewers' attention; working with lines and shapes to create visual paths; how the roll of color, and use of complementary and contrasting colors, can be utilized; and how to recognize and work with different spatial relationships depending on the type of image you are making. In addition to its text, the book is also illustrated with large, vibrant photos from the contributors and you are additionally invited to share your photographs to the book's own Flickr group.
This e-book has been specifically designed and coded for reading on electronic devices, such as tablets, e-readers, and computers. It is optimized to be read on an iPad but is compatible with any device capable of displaying EPUB, MOBI, or PDF files. Integrated touch features permit seamless navigation throughout the publication as well as the ability to immediately skip to sections of interest.
Chapter 1: Equipment
Chapter 2: Exposure Triangle
Chapter 3: Light
Chapter 4: Lines, Shapes, and Patterns
Chapter 5: Color
Chapter 6: Spatial Relationships
Chapter 7: Black and White
Chapter 8: Sports and Composition
Chapter 9: Beyond the Rule of Thirds
Chapter 10: The Compositional Dance