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Understanding Composition

The Complete Photographer's Guide
Mulligan, Steve (Book - 2008)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Understanding Composition

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While some photographers have an innate genius for composing an image, it's also a skill that anyone can learn. Acclaimed photographer Steve Mulligan reveals the ideas, techniques, and equipment that underlie good composition, with the aim of helping readers develop their own personal vision. With magnificent color and black-and-white photos illustrating his points, Mulligan discusses such key ideas as viewpoint, framing, symmetry, light, and the rule of thirds, as well as the effects of exposure, depth of field, and shutter speed. From using the computer to improve your shots to displaying your work, this book covers it all. - Suitable for both digital and conventional film photographers - An accessible look at how the art of composition works in theory and practice
Authors: Mulligan, Steve
Title: Understanding composition
the complete photographer's guide
Published: Lewes, East Sussex, U.K. : Photographers' Institute Press, 2008.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 175 p. :,ill. (some col.) ;,26 x 26 cm.
Notes: Includes index.
Contents: Introduction
One: Equipment
Two: basics
Three: exposure & focus
Four: colour & light
Five: in practice
Six: on computer
Seven: the final image.
Local Note: 1
ISBN: 9781861085344
Branch Call Number: 771 MUL
Statement of Responsibility: Steve Mulligan
Subject Headings: Composition (Photography) Photography. Photography Technique.
Topical Term: Composition (Photography)
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Feb 11, 2012
  • gapaga rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

An okay book to explore composition, my only problem was that I was thoroughly unimpressed by the author's photography at times.

Also the emphasis leans towards nature photography.

Oct 13, 2011
  • rushbury_valley rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Good book for beginner or intermediate photographer. Lots of photos illustrate the principals discussed


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