However amazing the subject or technically excellent the photography, the single biggest factor in deciding whether a photograph is good or bad is how well it is composed.
Photographic Composition Visualized offers a unique take on this fundamental issue by offering instruction in a visual format - the book is laid out in a unique spread format of a beautiful image on one page, with an in-depth break down of why the rule of composition works in the image, but also how a photographer can apply it to their own photography.
Inspirational, instructive, and, most importantly, visually stunning and beautiful, photography master Richard Zakia teaches the lessons he has learned from over 40 years as a photographer. This is the book every photographer needs to own in order to create the outstanding images they always wanted to - but didn't know how.
*Learn the rules of photographic composition direct from a master photographer
*Unique format SHOWS the reader specific rules of composition with inspirational images and then TELLS them exactly how to apply it to their own photography
*Covers the full range of compositional considerations, from pre-capture to post-processing
"Those of you who follow this blog know that Dr. Richard Zakia, former RIT professor, is one of my all time favorite photo gurus. We send each other pictures. We talk about looking into pictures - and not just looking at them. Big difference.. Dr. Richard Zakia, a.k.a. Dick, is the co-author, along with David Page, of Photographic Composition: A Visual Guide. These two dudes are also two of my favorite people."---Rick Sammon's blog
"Covers all the tips needed to help photographers construct their own unique, outstanding images and is an outstanding 'must' for any collection."--CA Bookwatch
I INTRODUCTION II BEFORE CAPTURE III CAPTURE 1. Balance 2. Geometrics 3. Figure-Ground 4. Depth 5. Framing the Scene 6. Clarity 7. Movement 8. Camera Position (Vantage Point) 9. Gestalt Composition 10. Light and Shadows 11. Color IV AFTER CAPTURE 1. Print Size 2. Print Cropping 3. Print Captions 4. Print Framing 5. Exhibiting 6. Photoshop V APPENDIX 1. Three Ways to Capture 2. Morphics 3. Archetypes 4. Secondary Images ("Subliminals")