Composition has ratings and 18 reviews. Random said: Somewhat torn on this book. I feel for something which claims to focus on composition, it spends. Laurie Excell is the author of Composition ( avg rating, ratings, 18 reviews, published ), Wildlife Photography ( avg rating, 19 ratings. In this book, author and professional photographer Laurie Excell starts with the basics of composition—such as the popular rule of thirds—and.

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They are alluded to, but we’re never really told what they are. Does cover some technical elements but really focuses on composition. Nonetheless, I learned a lot and will read it again sometime in the future when I have more experience and a deeper understanding of photography.

I think the thng I enjoyed the most was the chapters by other photographers like Steve Simon and John Batdorff and their takes on composition.

Vivaladimas rated it it was amazing Mar 19, This is a really good book for someone trying to mature their photography skills.

EPUB The open industry format known for its reflowable content and usability on supported mobile devices. Very good book for those beginning to study composition on a more serious level. It was a little too beginner for me but I definitely would suggest this to someone just starting out.

I do feel like the title is a little misleading though as there is more about general photography than composition. Page 60, Figure 3. Most of what is written here are things I do pretty much every day. Want to Read saving…. To ask other readers questions about Compositionplease sign up.

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This is an excellent book for the someone who has gone beyond the basics. There is a lot of technical points in the book that are important for beginners and intermediates to know about how their camera’s work.

A good book to introduce you to the reflex camera world. Refresh and try again. We customize your eBook by discreetly watermarking it with your name, making it uniquely yours. Keep taking awesome pictures and enjoy! While it took me a long while to read, this is because it does a really good job of providing a set of exercises at the end of each chapter.

Jul 16, Larraine rated it really liked it. If you’re looking for basic instruction in photography, the first four chapters can be useful.

Updates Errata Page 54, Figure 3. And while these elements are spoken of, we often get a voodoo answer of “you just get it compositon you get it”.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. This is I didn’t realize how much I already knew. Return to Book Page. Mar 27, Sharon Wilbur rated it liked it. Claudia Machado rated it really liked it Dec 15, The author mentions that sometimes its ok to break the rules, but we’re never really told what the rules are other than don’t stick the horizon in the middle of the picture and other than a couple example pictures, we never really learn anything about when and why it is a good idea to break the rules.

Other Things You Might Like. In this book, author and professional photographer Laurie Excell starts with the basics of composition—such as the ccomposition rule of thirds—and illustrates how elements like color, shape, angles, and contrast work to create compelling images.

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Composition: From Snapshots to Great Shots, 2nd Edition

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. And while these elements are spoken of, we often get a voodoo answer of lajrie just ge Somewhat torn on this book. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

It is This book took me a while to digest since I am fairly new to photography.

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The description of this book, posted on this page, does NOT describe this book. Beautifully illustrated with large, vibrant photos, this book will help you bring your own unique artistic expression to any situation whether taking portraits, action shots, landscapes, or events, teaching you how to take control of your photography to get the image you want every time you pick up the camera.

These will include a chapter of step-by-step examples that highlight the compositional technique used to get just the right shot; a new chapter on black-and-white photography; and a chapter on what to do after the shot—enhancing and editing the images in post-processing.