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1st Edition

Making Photographs
Planning, Developing and Creating Original Photography

ISBN 9781472530370
Published February 26, 2015 by Routledge
176 Pages

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Book Description

This book explores a range of photographic practices, including landscape and portraiture, still life and abstract, and considers techniques such as, directorial photography, photomontage and camera-less photography.    With case studies and practical exercises, the reader is introduced to a structured way of developing creative solutions to the work they want to make, fusing personal ideas with knowledge, compositional elements and practical skills.  The book enables informed choices to be made about the reader's personal growth as a photographer, contributing to the creation of original photographic work that is informed, meaningful and relevant.  Additional reading and resources, on historical and contemporary practices, ideas and techniques, are suggested in each chapter to inspire further enquiry and experimentation.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1: Choosing a topicShaping the idea The creative cycle  Structure and planning Research and development materials Case Study 1  Exercise 1  Suggested Reading  2: Style: Exploring photography genresStill Life Portraiture Landscape Documentary Abstract Case Study 2 Exercise 2 Suggested Reading 3: Theme: Understanding the issuesFactual record Interpretation and expression Content v's Form  Case Study 3 Exercise 3 Suggested Reading  4: Approach: Looking at techniqueDirectorial photography Photomontage & composite images Image & Text Series & Sequencing  Found Photography Camera-­-less photography  Case Study 4 Exercise 4 Suggested Reading 5: Managing your projectDeveloping critical distance Reflection and feedback  Further considerations Case Study 5 Exercise 5 Suggested Reading  6: Completing your workPresenting your work to an audience Handmade and electronic books Online gallery Wall based work Site specific and installation based work Case Study 6 Exercise 6 Suggested Reading  Conclusion    

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Mike Simmons is Programme Leader for MA Photography at De Montford University, UK