Design is the single most important factor in creating a successful photograph. The ability to see the potential for a strong picture, then to organise the graphic elements into an effective, compelling composition has always been one of the critical skills in making photographs.
Since its first publication in 2007, The Photographer’s Eye has established itself as the essential work on this subject, and a key book for modern photographers, with hundreds of thousands of copies sold. It explores all the traditional approaches to composition and design and, crucially, also covers digital possibilities like stitching and HDR.
In keeping with the book’s purpose – to expand the possibilities of the medium without compromising the photographer’s vision – this edition has been completely remastered to celebrate its tenth anniversary. All-new digital reproduction, not available when the book first came out, gives the author’s photography a fresh new look, while retaining the know-how that has given a generation of photographers new purpose.
1. The image frame
2. Design basics
3. Graphic & photographic elements
4. Composing with light and color