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Looking for recommendation - Book on composition

 
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Feb 07, 2015 11:04 |  #1

Looking for a good book on composure - maybe past the newbie level to intermediate. Thoughts would be welcomed. I know some iconic books on exposure etc. but am drawing a blank on composure. Ty


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Feb 07, 2015 12:18 |  #2

Wikipedia's article on composition (external link) lists a few books at the end. The word to use in searches is "composition." "Composure" means personal calmness.


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Feb 07, 2015 12:56 |  #3

Thanks - I do know that - but must have had a senior moment! lol esp being my birthday today. Ty


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Feb 07, 2015 13:06 as a reply to  @ lance60031x's post |  #4

DPS has a lot of short tip and tutorials. I subscribe to their weekly email for a regular feed.

Follow the link below to some of their composition articles...

http://digital-photography-school.com/?s=composit​ion (external link)


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Feb 07, 2015 13:50 |  #5

here is another wonderful link, hope you enjoy it http://www.vhstigers.o​rg …0Better%20Compo​sition.pdf (external link)


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Feb 07, 2015 14:19 |  #6

Bryan Peterson's Understanding Composition Field Guide




  
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Feb 07, 2015 16:24 |  #7

thank you All. Great pads itsallart. And ty as well to DG - I should have know Bryan would have completed the basics as well.


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Feb 10, 2015 03:55 |  #8

Photo books (meaning books that contain bodies of work) will teach you more about composition then any how to or instructional book.




  
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Feb 10, 2015 05:54 |  #9

I have thoroughly enjoyed the writings of Michael Freeman. I'm just finishing the third in his series "The Photographer's _______", i.e., The Photographer's Vision. I think I have 6 of his books in total.

Reading has been a hobby of mine since I was in 4th grade.... sort of a long story. I spend time every day reading a book of some sort. I'm not counting the time I'm online reading POTN posts, etc. Anyway, I have lots of books on various aspects of photography. I have learned from them, to be sure. They have become part of my strategy for improving my skills.

That said, as has been stated so many times here on POTN, there is no substitute for getting out and taking photographs. The books give me a starting place..... but examining my own photographs and seeing what works and what doesn't constitutes a higher percentage of my learning process, I think. These things are sort of individual though most of us fall into one of a few camps. Some learn better by just doing..... others by reading and doing, some by watching others do....many of us use a combination of the above.


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