1st Edition

Michael Freeman's Photo School Fundamentals
Exposure, Light & Lighting, Composition

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ISBN 9780415835787
Published May 14, 2013 by Routledge
352 Pages

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Book Description

Photography is international best-seller Michael Freeman’s life, and in this book he works together with fellow photography experts to share his and their knowledge with anyone who wants to learn not only how to take better photos, but also why those photographs work and where they fit in with the history of the craft. Inspired by the structure of a college course and the benefits of a collective learning environment, this book teaches the fundamentals of photography not just through comprehensive lessons and instructions, but also through challenges in which readers can participate. Sample work from Michael’s students provides inspiration, and critical evaluations of the results ensure that the core concepts are being grasped every step of the way. Additionally, readers can join in by sharing their work via the series’ dedicated website.

Table of Contents

EXPOSURE, Measuring the Light, Advanced Exposure Methods, Mastering Creative Exposure; LIGHT & LIGHTING, Lighting Fundamentals, Daylight, Artificial Light, Photographic Lighting, Lighting Styles; COMPOSITION, Basics, Geometrics, Color Pattern Space & Light, Technical, Post-Production. DIGITAL EDITING.

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Renowned international photographer and writer who specializes in travel, architecture, and Asian art. Leading photographer for the Smithsonian magazine and worked for Time-Life Books and Reader's Digest. Author of more than 20 photographic books, including the hugely successful Complete Guide to Digital Photography and The Photographer's Eye.

Author of The Photographer’s Eye, which has reached 100,000 copies in print in the US alone, and 300,000+ worldwide, Michael Freeman has been a leading photographer for the Smithsonian magazine for many years, and has worked for Time-Life Books and Reader’s Digest.


"Photo School Fundamentals is an amazing photography book. It’s tremendously informative, and teaches without being overly technical. I would definitely recommend this to anyone interested in photography." - David Indish, Bricks of the Dead