Composition: From Snapshots to Great Shots by Laurie Excell, John Batdorff, David Brommer, Rick Rickman,

By Laurie Excell, John Batdorff, David Brommer, Rick Rickman, Steve Simon

Now that you’ve got that incredible new DSLR, you would like a ebook that is going past the digital camera guide to coach you the way to take these nice photographs. One key point is composition—the artistic association of parts within the shot, and how a viewer’s eye travels via a picture. With Composition: From Snapshots to nice photographs, writer and photographer Laurie Excell begins with the fundamentals of composition and explores how the weather of colour, form, angles, and distinction paintings to create compelling photos. Contributing photographers, John Batdorff, David Brommer, Rick Rickman, and Steve Simon, offer particular views on black and white, activities, artwork background, and different matters with regards to composition. superbly illustrated with huge, vivid photographs, this ebook teaches you ways to take keep watch over of your images to get the picture you will want each time you decide up the digital camera. persist with with your pleasant and an expert courses, and you'll find out about:

  • Key digicam gains that impact composition, together with the publicity triangle (ISO, aperture, and shutter speed)
  • Shadow and lightweight and the way to direct the viewer’s eye for your subject
  • Lines and shapes that create visible paths to sights on your image
  • The position of color—using complementary or contrasting colors—to upload your personal exact inventive expression
  • Spatial courting and putting your topic in the body for pics, motion photographs, or landscapes

And as soon as you’ve received the shot, convey it off! subscribe to the book’s Flickr workforce, percentage your images, and speak about the way you use your digicam to get nice pictures at

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An SB-900 TTL (through-the-lens) fill flash removes color cast on overcast days or in shade and adds fill light to shadows. 20). 20 Using fill flash on an overcast day is an excellent way to remove color cast from your subject and add some extra punch. Fill flash will add catchlights to your subject’s eyes. ISO 200 1/30 sec. f/8 600mm f4 lens with TC-17E II 20 C O M P O S I T I O N : F R O M S N A P S H O T S T O G R E AT S H O T S Lexar Professional 16 and 32 GB 600X CompactFlash cards store my images.

Next, zooming out or changing lenses to the next longest, move forward until the subject fills the frame the same amount it did with the previous lens. Continue changing lenses and moving in closer with each change to fill the frame with the subject until you have used all your lenses. Compare Compare the backgrounds in each image. The subject should be the same size in each frame, but the background will change based on the angle of view of the lens in use. Share your results with the book’s Flickr group!

The light was flat, eliminating any shadows, with soft diffused light. 4X teleconverter). 17 Here I was able to make the background a soft blur, directing the viewer’s attention to the American oystercatcher. A high ISO plus a wide aperture equal a shallow depth of field. 18, closing down the aperture to f/22 resulted in the shutter speed slowing down to 1/30 sec, which didn’t really matter. With a proper long lens technique and a relatively still subject, I could shoot at the slower shutter speed.

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