Bestselling author/photographer Chris Orwig offers 30 photographic exercises to renew your passion for capturing the people in your world. This is not a traditional portrait photography book. The goal isn’t flattery, but connection and depth. Whether you are a student, busy parent, or seasoned pro photographer, these exercises provide an accessible framework for exploration and growth.
The source of any photograph is not the camera or even the scene viewed through the viewfinder--it is the mind of the photographer: this is where an image is created before it is committed to a memory card or film. In The Photographer's Mind, the follow-up to the international bestseller, The Photographer's Eye, photographer and author Michael Freeman unravels the mystery behind the creation of a photograph.
Within the Frame is a book about finding and expressing your photographic vision, specifically where people, places, and cultures are concerned. A personal book full of real-world wisdom and incredible images, author David duChemin (of pixelatedimage.com) shows you both the how and the why of finding, chasing, and expressing your vision with a camera to your eye. Vision leads to passion, and passion is a cornerstone of great photography. With it, photographs draw the eye in and create an emotional experience. Without it, a photograph is often not worth—and can’t capture—a viewer’s attention.
Photographically Speaking is, conceptually, a follow-up to the bestselling Within the Frame. In Within the Frame, David duChemin tackled the essential need for passion and vision in photography, and discussed the tools photographers have at their disposal. But, while photographers have increasingly become adept at discussing technology and technique--and there is, indeed, acknowledgment of the need for passion and vision--there's a startling silence when it comes to discussing photographs themselves. "I like it" or "Great shot!" may be a heartfelt compliment, but it doesn't help anyone understand why that image connects and communicates so well with the viewer.