A good image is more than just acceptable exposure and sharp focus -- two components that photography instruction concentrates on. A fascinating subject doesn't necessarily result in a good image, and likewise, it's possible to create an outstanding image of a mundane subject. So how do you know the difference? Perhaps you've read a lot of material on how to use your camera, how to manage images, and/or how to make adjustments using different software programs. What usually is not covered is what needs to be done beyond obvious exposure, noise, and sharpening issues so that you can intuitively recognize the difference between a good and bad image, and most importantly, why. That's where this book comes in. Rather than wasting time blindly trying one approach or another until something seems right, the quality of your imagery and the speed of your workflow will both vastly improve once you are able to articulate why you prefer one image to another. Expert authors Josh and Ellen Anon have spent years perfecting their visual-intensity based approach to composition, and in this gorgeous, full color guide, they'll share their techniques with you so that your overall photographic experience, both in terms of time investment and quality of output, will become a much more satisfying one.
Learning to See with Visual Intensity; Light and Perception; Lines, Shapes and Texture; Color; Framing; Light; Visual Storytelling; Putting It Together; Going Beyond With Creative Camera Techniques; Improving Visual Intensity With Digital Manipulation; Going Beyond With Creative Digital Techniques